Otter capable of killing and eat alligator by drastically wearing out the gator in the fight. The lactic acid build up in the body would intoxicate the gator, eventually killing it. The otter then rips the alligator hide off with its razor sharp claws and eats the gator organs. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Everyone in Singapore above the age of 21 is automatically registered as an organ donor. Opting out from this Act will result in you being put at the very bottom of the organ priority list, should you need an organ transplantation. moh.gov.sg/policies-and-l…
Today I learned about the preserved body of Xin Zhui, a Chinese noblewoman who died in 163 BC. Her body was preserved in an unknown fluid, with skin soft and moist. Her muscles still allowed for arms and legs to flex at the joints, with all organs and blood vessels intact. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xin…
When a 30-yr-old woman in Canada was shot in her left breast, her silicone breast implant deflected the bullet away from her vital organs; her injuries were only broken ribs and damaged implants. It's the first recorded incident of a breast implant deflecting a bullet. cnn.com/2020/04/21/americ…
Today I learned of the primordial pouch: a skin flap on the stomach area of some cat breeds which appears regardless of weight; it helps to store energy when a cat goes a long period in between meals, and to protect vital organs when involved in fights. sepicat.com/primordial-po…
The teen who sold a kidney for an iPhone is now attached to a dialysis machine. He suffered organ failure, and is likely to be bedridden for life after suffering renal deficiency. He could get a transplant for $336,000 AUD on the black market - more than 80 times what he received for his kidney. vice.com/en_au/article/bj…
Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa ("red beard") drowned on the way to the Third Crusade. His son wanted to bury him in Jerusalem, but didn't succeed in preserving the body in vinegar. Hence, his flesh was buried in Antioch, his bones in Tyre, and his heart and inner organs in Tarsus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Cats have an extra scent organ called the Jacobson's organ (vomeronasal sac) behind their teeth in the roof of their mouth. That's why they open their mouth when smelling sometimes. canidae.com/blog/2016/08/…
The first female American astronaut Sally Ride was a respected astrophysicist and a top athlete. However, before her flight, she fielded questions such as "Will the flight affect your reproductive organs?", "Do you weep when things go wrong?" and "Will you become a mother?" from the US media. people.com/archive/cover-…
There is a chicken breed with black skin, bones, and organs! amusingplanet.com/2014/08…
Today I learned about Cotard’s syndrome, or the β€œwalking corpse” syndrome, is a rare mental disorder. People with this condition believe that they are either dead, dying, have lost organs, or don’t exist at all. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
Today I learned about Teddy Houlston, the world's youngest organ donor. Born with a terminal condition, Teddy lived for only 100 minutes. Teddy's donated kidneys saved the life of an adult with renal failure. prideofbritain.com/histor…
The phrase β€œpull out all the stops” derives from pipe organs. Organ stops, the knobs around the organ console, are pulled or pushed to control whether or not a section of pipes produce sound, and consequently the volume. When you need to play an organ at full volume, you pull out all the stops. thetabernaclechoir.org/ar…
Lungs are the only organ that can float in water floridachest.com/pulmonar…
Many organ donation recipients report new traits and tendencies (such as food cravings) that they share with their donor. freep.com/story/life/well…
The largest fully-functional pipe organ in the world is in a Macy's in Philadelphia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan…
Everyone is Iceland is automatically an organ donor unless they specifically opt out icelandreview.com/news/al…
In Singapore, people who opt-out of donating their organs are put on a lower priority to receive an organ transplant than those who did not opt-out. singaporelegaladvice.com/…
Axolotls can regenerate the same organs and limbs up to 5 times, including its heart, arms, spine and parts of it's brain! factanimal.com/axolotl/
Former NBA player Randy Foye has a medical condition called "situs inversus", where all his organs are mirrored from their normal positions, but suffered from no complications for his career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
I learned about a gamer who played nonstop for 73 hours straight without sleep, food or water who died of organ failure youtube.com/watch?v=VY-k_…
Ginggaew Lorsoungnern, a Thai convict executed by firing squad, was discovered to have a rare condition called Situs Inversus (internal organs reversed) after she was shot in the left side of her chest and survived. After waking up in the morgue she was taken back and executed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin…
Lyrebird is known for its incredible skill to accurately mimic sounds of the surroundings they inhabit. The birds are endemic to Australia. They have a complex syrinx-the vocal organ in birds, which give them the capacity to mimic youtu.be/VTHDNGsIXaE
Female monarch butterflies feed in part on male sperm, which is digested in a special organ in a reproductive system, bursa copulatrix. The ejaculate weighs 23% of adult monarch male weight. d1wqtxts1xzle7.cloudfront…
The surgeon who pioneered organ transplant proved it by sewing dogs heads to other dogs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
Sokushinbutsu is the practice of Buddhist monks self-mummifying while still alive. They'd spend years preparing by relying on a diet of pine needles, resins & seeds, which eliminates bodyfat. After starving, the monks would stop drinking, which dehydrated & shrank their organs, leading to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sok…
With an estimated 8,000 nerve endings, the clitoris is the only human organ that exists solely for pleasure nbcnews.com/better/lifest…
Koro is a culture-bound syndrome delusional disorder in which an individual has an overpowering belief that one's sex organs are retracting and will disappear, despite the lack of any true longstanding changes to the genitals en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kor…
For every 200 million sperm in each human ejaculation, 2 million make it into the cervix, 1 million make it into the uterus, 10,000 make it to the top of the organ, 5,000 enter the uterotubal junction, 1000 enter the Fallopian tube, 200 reach the egg and only 1 enters the egg to fertilize it. gizmodo.com/what-happens-…
Ticks and mites can smell the breath of its target, e.g. human. Then they come out of their shelter to attack breathing target. Ticks have special unique organs (called olfactoreceptors) that can smell carbon dioxide that comes out when you're breathing. link.springer.com/article…
Some male and female duck reproductive organs have evolved into a biological arms race, with the male duck’s penis being long, corkscrewed and barbed to secure penetration and the female duck’s vagina being cork-screwed in the opposite direction to prevent penetration. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_d…
The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage's "OrganΒ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)" started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013 aslsp.org/de/
1 in every 10000 people have their internal organs completely mirrored- as a result, the heart is on their right side. Most people who have it will never be diagnosed and live a normal life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sit…
Vitamin D is used as rat poison in extremely high doses, in which it causes Calcium crystals to form in organs (Calcification), tearing them apart from the inside petpoisonhelpline.com/vet…
A sloth can hold its breath for up to 40 minutes. 4 times longer than a dolphin. They sleep for 15 hours a day and internal organs like the heart, spleen and liver are arranged to accommodate living upside down.The grip of a sloth is so strong when they die they sometimes remain hanging on trees zsl.org/sloth-facts
Having shot a man in the head, Andrew Lyons's lawyer argued for manslaughter. The victim died when a surgeon transplanted the heart from the brain-dead victim: Andrew's bullet wasn't fatal. Following the case California issued a law allowing surgeons to transplant organs from brain-dead patients med.stanford.edu/news/all…
There are only two organs with 64β€² pipes (stops) in the world. The lowest note of these stops has a frequency of 8 Hz, which humans can just feel, not hear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Org…
The Bobtail squid, a nocturnal animal, has a light organ on its underside that contains light emitting bacteria that help the squid camouflage its silhouette that would otherwise be visible to predators swimming below during a moonlit or starlit night. wellcomeimageawards.org/2…
If a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby in her womb sends stem cells to help repair the organ. snopes.com/fact-check/fet…
French organist and composer Louis Vierne died at the organ of Notre-Dame while giving a concert. Curiously enough, it was fulfilling his life-long dream. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
Dudley Moore was a child prodigy on the piano and organ. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dud…
Some flying insects have an organs called halteres that function like vibrating structure gyroscopes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
All vertebrates (except fish) have the same basic skeleton design: a column of vertebrae that supports the body and head, a skull that houses and protects the brain and sense organs, ribs that protect the heart and lungs and 4 limbs. Every limb also shares the same basic pattern and has 5 digits en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Ana…
In 2008, A man died in a traffic accident in Seoul. In order to identify him, his DNA was analyzed & revealed that the DNA of his blood, along with some of his organs, appeared to show that he was female. It was later determined that he had received a bone marrow transplant from his daughter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In 1965, 21 yr old Al Kooper bluffed his way into the studio where Bob Dylan was recording Highway 61 Revisited. Although he didn't know how to play the Hammond organ or even turn it on, his improvised intro & off the beat riffs became the signature groove & sound of "Like A Rolling Stone". rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Penguins have an specialized organ that filters salt from their bloodstream, allowing them to drink salt water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Of Josephine Myrtle Corbin she was born with four legs and two sets of genitals. She could move all 4 but only walk with 2. She had 2 functioning sets of reproductive organs and was able to successfully carry three pregnancies on the right side and the other two on the left. briefly.co.za/39117-josep…
The Mongols had a unique way of slaughtering animals. The animal was laid on its back, restrained, chest cut open and aorta torn, causing deadly internal bleeding. The process would keep all of the blood inside of the carcass. Then internal organs were removed and blood drained out for sausages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Today I learned of the Byford Dolphin decompression incident, where a diver was forced through a 60cm (24 inch) opening by compressed air and violently dismembered. Additionally, it caused the "expulsion of all of the internal organs of his chest and abdomen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byf…
Today I learned about a Chinese general who castrated himself and placed his severed organs under Emperor's saddle to avoid being accused of sexual improprieties en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gan…
Male bees ejaculate with such force that it rips apart their organs, killing them instantly. wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_…
There is a species of velvet spider where the mothers liquefy their internal organs to regurgitate for their spiderlings to eat. Once the mother is no longer able to regurgitate, the young eat her. scientificamerican.com/ar…
When the Sea Squirt or Tunicate becomes an adult, it sticks to a rock for the rest of its life. As it only needs to eat and reproduce by self-fertilisation, it eats or reabsorbs it's sense organs and nervous system as it no longer needs them. 3quarksdaily.com/3quarksd…
Today I learned of anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who after researching international black market organ trade, made the "unusual" decision" to share her findings with law enforcement including the FBI, which later resulted in several arrests. psmag.com/economics/nancy…
Catherine O'Hara, Donny Osmond, and Enrique Iglesias were all born with situs inversus, meaning their internal organs are all in the mirror-opposite place of where they should be theguardian.com/science/b…
Today I learned of a drug called TGN1412 that went through phase 1 clinical trials. Six men were given the drug and suffered catastrophic effects. Fever, severe pain, vomiting, multiple organ failures, swollen heads and limbs needing to be amputated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Austrian Fatherland Front, while the fascist organ of a one-party state from 1934-38, opposed the Nazi Party, and the dislike was mutual. Austrofascists not only accommodated Jewish supporters and paramilitary wings, but also rejected unification with Germany and emphasized Catholic theology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat…
Eddie Veder has an 1850s pump organ he plays in his house en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gig…
Today I learned about a "Cat Organ", a hypothetical musical instrument which consists of a line of cats fixed in place with their tails stretched out underneath a keyboard so that they cry out when a key is pressed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The fattiest organ in the human body is the brain, which is approximately 60% fat. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Car accidents account for only around 15% of organ donations so even if widespread autonomous vehicles are safer they won't impact transplants much. unintendedconsequenc.es/a…
Humans are deuterostomes, which means the butthole forms before any other openings, and organs during development. biologydictionary.net/deu…
The poison fire coral fungus is native to Asia and is responsible for a number of fatalities in Japan and Korea. Its potent mycotoxins known as trichothecenes can cause multiple organ failure if consumed and severe dermatitis if touched. This fungus can be easily confused with edible varieties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pod…
Since an Ottoman sultan was killed in Kosovo in 1389, the same few Turkish families have maintained the battlefield tomb of his internal organs. Every generation in the current line - last name "TΓΌrbedar" (tomb caretaker) - has lived there since 1854, but it will soon end with a Bosnian widow hurriyetdailynews.com/a-s…
During pregnancy, the fetus can send stem cells across the placenta to which can repair damage to organs and tissues in cases of injury in the mother. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Pipe Organs need to be tuned like almost every other instrument, a long and laborious process made more complicated by the fact that the body heat of the organ tuner is sufficient to noticeably change the pitch of the pipe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip…
The original "laugh track" used in sitcoms was a physical instrument like an organ, was held under lock and key, and was owned and operated by only one man who knew how it worked. Charley Douglass used his "laff box" to create the laugh track for almost every sitcom in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lau…
An AIDS defining illness is Kaposi's sarcoma. This type of cancer is very rare and mostly affected elderly men of Mediterranean or Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. It can be found in AIDS patients of all backgrounds, and causes purplish legions in the skin, lymph nodes, and other organs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kap…
Stomphia coccinea is a small reddish or pinkish sea anemone that has the remarkable ability to detach itself and swim away from predators when necessary. When a starfish's sensory organs touch this sea anemone, it rocks back and forth prying itself from its anchorage and escapes: see video below en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
Organ donation and brain donation are separate matters, and that organ donation does not include brain tissues. braindonorproject.org/faq…
All Singaporeans over 21 years old are organ donors by default, allowing for the kidneys, heart, liver and corneas to be transplanted in the event of death from any cause. Individuals who do not wish to be donors must actively opt out, and few do: 97% of its citizens are organ donors. moh.gov.sg/policies-and-l…
Martin Luther King’s mother was also assassinated. A deranged man who believed Christianity was harming African Americans gunned her down as she played the organ in church. He was sentenced to death but this was commuted to life imprisonment because the Kings opposed capital punishment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Today I learned about teratomas, tumors that contain fully developed tissues and organs, including hair, teeth, muscle, and bone. They are commonly found in the tailbone, ovaries, and testicles among other places in the human body. emedicine.medscape.com/ar…
"Pulling out all the stops" comes from organ-playing meaning "bring into play every rank of pipes" youtube.com/watch?v=Mhw7p…
The world's largest musical instrument is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Wanamaker Organ has 28,750 pipes in 464 ranks, laid out across five floors, and has 2 full-time curators to keep it running perfectly. youtube.com/watch?reload=…
Shrimp have their hearts located in their heads, not their chests. This is to protect major internal organs telanganatoday.com/shrimp…
Today I learned about bog bodies. A bog body is a human cadaver that has been naturally preserved in a bog wetland. This is due to the acidic, low temperature, and low oxygen environment. They often retain their skin and internal organs. They are basically a pickled human. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Flashlight fish, casting a vibrant blue glow as they swim, owe their bioluminescence to the bacteria that grow in an organ underneath their eyes. It's a symbiotic relationship that allows the bacteria to obtain extra oxygen needed to survive. youtu.be/2y-WluQHFIY
HOTA: Organ donation is compulsory for deceased Singaporeans and PRs after their Brain is certified Dead by accredited doctors. A person can opt out but if they does, that person would be considered a lower priority on an organ transplant waiting list compared to someone who remains on HOTA. learn.asialawnetwork.com/…
The single human body organ that requires the most energy is not the brain, but the liver. researchgate.net/profile/…
A "Vampire Panic" occurred in several New England states during the 19th century. Suspected vampires were dug up from their graves and their internal organs burned. People thought to be victims of the vampire would sometimes consume the ashes. wikipedia.org/wiki/New_En…
When Cato the Younger attempted suicide in secret to avoid capture by Caesar, his sword missed any vital organs, slicing open his stomach. When he awoke to a doctor stitching him up, Cato pushed him away, tore out his intestines with his bare hands, and died on the spot. classics.mit.edu/Plutarch…
Organ donation is on an opt-out basis in Singapore. Citizens who opt-out have a lower priority of receiving an organ should they need one. gov.sg/factually/content/…
Macropinna microstoma or barreleye is a rather bizarre deep-water fish with a transparent fluid-filled head and tubular eyes located well inside the head and capped by bright green lenses which collect light. The two spots above the fish's mouth are not eyes; they are sensitive olfactory organs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Although they live in a climate inhospitable to crop development, the Inuit do not suffer from vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) due to their diet of frozen and raw fish and mammal organs. By not cooking the food, the vitamin C is not broken down and can be absorbed by the human body. wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuit_…
Former NBA star Greg Ostertag was the first player in NBA history to return to active playing after donating an organ. In 2002 he donated his kidney to his sister who was dying from kidney failure. wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_O…
The liver is the only human internal organ capable of natural regeneration of lost tissue; as little as 25% of a liver can regenerate into a whole liver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv…
The opioid epidemic has increased the number of organs available for transplant. The number of transplants in which the donor OD'd has risen tenfold since 2000. Even organs infected with HepC are being transplanted successfully. healio.com/cardiology/hf-…
When you splash water on your face, your body instantly begins to prepare your body for free diving, slowing your heart rate and pulling blood into vital organs in what scientist call β€œthe master switch of life” jstor.org/stable/24935967…
The three organs that give electric eels the ability to generate electricity take up four fifths of its body. They can also control their victim's nervous system and muscles via electrical pulses, so they can keep prey from escaping or force it to move so they can locate its position en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The pope cannot be an organ donor despite having a donor card, because his body belongs to the church. reuters.com/article/us-po…
The Romans has many different types and classifications of prostitutes. For examples, "Aelicariae" where women sold cookies in shapes of reproductive organs, "Ambubiae" where women sings, and "Nonariae" where they were not able to appear before 9 p.m. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
A Brazilian man announced he would be burying his $500,000 Bentley so he could use it in the after life. After alot of critique about him wasting money it turned out that it was a PR stund for organ donations. adage.com/article/creativ…
Although there is no specialized sensory organ for time, our perception of time nevertheless depends on the rate of change in different sensory modalities. In the absence of sensory input, e.g. under anaesthesia, the sense of time is often lost or impaired. royalsocietypublishing.or…
The Hello Kitty Murder (1999) was a case in which a nightclub hostess from Hong Kong got kidnapped and tortured by 3 men after stealing their wallet. She was then decapitated and her head was crammed into a Hello Kitty doll. Only skull, one tooth, and organs were later recovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Today I learned of the "Kappa". A Japanese mythical creature that will assault humans and steal a mythical organ from the victim's anus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kap…
'that when a male anglerfish finds a female, he will bite down and latch onto her body, where his tissues and circulatory systems will fuse with hers. In exchange for nutrients from the female, the male loses his eyes, fins, teeth, and most internal organs, only serving as a sperm bank for her.' news.nationalgeographic.c…
Axolotls can regenerate limbs, organs and even parts of the brain. They are also 1000x more resistant to cancer than mammals. Despite this, they are critically endangered and almost extinct in the wild. scientificamerican.com/ar…
A mountain lion died five weeks after it consumed a porcupine. If the quills avoid large bones and vital organs, they can work their way straight through an animal with enough time and come out the other side several months after the encounter. The quills embed deeper and deeper through movement outdoorhub.com/mountain-l…
In 2015, the waiting time for organ transplants in America decreased for the first time in 25 years β€” and it's been decreasing ever since. The reason, however, is the massive increase in drug overdose deaths. vox.com/2018/9

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