Linda Blair fractured her spine whilst filming The Exorcist (1973), later suffering from scoliosis. Linda was rigged to a mechanical bed that shook her so-violently; she broke her back. The shot was used in the final film and her screams of pain were real. hudsonvalleyscoliosis.com…
Operation Wandering Soul was a psychological warfare campaign used by the United States during the Vietnam war where eerie sounds and altered screams were played in battlefields. This exploited the Vietnamese belief that unburied soldiers’ souls would wander in constant pain and suffering en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Standing near a Gympie-Gympie Tree can cause hives and nosebleeds, while touching one causes a severe pain "like being burnt with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time." The pain can last up to two years. australiangeographic.com.…
Caffeine narrows the blood vessels in the brain. That’s why headaches are a primary symptom caffeine withdrawal, as without caffeine, the vessels widen and increase blood flow, causing head pain. healthline.com/health/hea…
Platypus venom can cause hyperalgesia, swelling, and excruciating pain for months. Platypus venom is produced in glands connected to hollow spurs on its hind legs. Victims describe being struck by a platypus spur as worse than being hit by shrapnel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
If you pinch your elbow skin you will feel no pain redandblack.com/uganews/s…
Horses hide pain very well, almost too well, due to their nature as range prey that historically wouldn't show weakness to their predators equitopiacenter.com/recog…
The man known as "Hide the Pain Harold" is named AratΓ³ AndrΓ‘s. He is a retired Hungarian electrical engineer turned stock photography model and stumbled upon himself as a meme when he was looking up stock photos of himself to see how they turned out. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Observing the sun is the only inherently dangerous observing an amateur astronomer can do. Solar filters that let too much infrared light through can burn an eye if used visually. There is no pain when this happens astroleague.org/content/h…
First demonstration of modern anesthesia was on October 19, 1846. Before the advent of anesthetics, surgical operations were conducted with little or no pain relief. woodlibrarymuseum.org/his…
Medieval Venetian glass was so successful and secretive that glassmakers were forbidden from leaving the city on pain of death. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Pugs have a curled tail because of a spinal skeletal deformity that can cause extreme pain and health issues. pughealth.org.uk/hv/
Cats often avoid consuming food or water from sides of their bowls to prevent 'whisker fatigue.' Whiskers brushing against a bowl can trigger sensory overload, causing them pain and stress whenever eating or drinking. petmd.com/care/whisker-fa…
Today I learned that someone experiencing stress or anxiety can feel a tight pain in their chest similar to that of a heart attack my.clevelandclinic.org/he…
Today I learned about Precordial Catch Syndrome (AKA Texidor's Twinge), which is when someone gets a sharp stabbing pain in the side of their chest for a few moments, then it disappears with no lasting effects. Why this happens is unclear en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
, a graduate student studying bees at Cornell University, was stung on his testicles while wearing loose pants and experienced little pain. This piqued his curiosity, so he stung himself 5 times a day for the next 38 days. As a result, we know the most painful places to be stung on the human body nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Stabbing chest pain we all get sometimes and think we'll die is called Precordial Catch Syndrom or PCS physio-pedia.com/Precordi…
Culture, nationality and upbringing have a significant impact on the way one is perceiving pain ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
For most people, the pain from Kidney stones is not from passing the stone. Rather, its from the stone making its way from the kidney down the ureter towards the bladder, causing muscle spasms. Most stones pass from bladder out of urine relatively pain free newsnetwork.mayoclinic.or…
The Grasshopper Mouse survives on a meat-based diet and is not only immune to scorpion venom, but converts it into a pain killer. It is also known as the Werewolf Mouse because it howls to mark its territory. youtube.com/watch?v=1K9mO…
Kurt Cobain had scoliosis (curved spine) since high school. He had minor scoliosis in HS but due to the weight of his guitar, it aggrevated his spine to curve more which you leave him a lot of pain. rockymountainbrainandspin…
Snake oil made from Chinese water snakes is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, and may have been effective in treating arthritic pain scientificamerican.com/ar…
Caregivers can suffer from "Compassion Fatigue". Symptoms include loss of enjoyment, loss of hope, self-medication by drugs or alcohol, depression, anxiety, frustration/anger, difficulty concentrating, headaches and muscle pain. blogs.psychcentral.com/ca…
Baguette in French actually translates to β€œbaton, wand or stick” - the baguette was called une baguette de pain (a baton of bread). Its name was shortened over time. If you eat Asian food in France, you might choose to forgo your fork and knife and eat with des baguettes (chopsticks) instead. frenchtogether.com/baguet…
In 1997 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, a pot-bellied pig named Lulu saved her owner, having a heart attack. Lulu heard the owner's cries of pain then forced her way out of the yard and played dead on the road. Lulu successfully stopped a car and guided help to the owner, she survived. vault50.com/lulu-pig-play…
The brain itself does not feel pain because there are no nociceptors located in brain tissue itself. This feature explains why neurosurgeons can operate on brain tissue without causing a patient discomfort, and, in some cases, can even perform surgery while the patient is awake. brainfacts.org/ask-an-exp…
Docters in victorian England thought spermatorrhoea, aka a wet dream, could lead to a nervous breakdown. The jugum penis ring was designed to penetrate the skin with metal teeth in case of an unwanted erection during sleep, causing pain and thereby preventing a possible ejaculation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jug…
Researchers applied 400 burns to 13 women in labor to calibrate their pain-o-meter to the pain of childbirth. They got 55 usable measurements and only 2 volunteers β€˜show[ed] hostility to the entire experimental team’ and β€˜cried and complained with vigor’ even with β€˜cajolingβ€˜ and β€˜persistence’. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
A month after giving birth to her first child, a woman was rushed to the hospital for stomach pains. It was discovered she was in labor, giving birth to twins, and that she had 2 wombs. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
Johnny Cash had a fight with an ostrich in an exotic animal refuge he kept near his Tennessee home. The incident left Cash with five broken ribs and a gaping stomach wound. He ended up taking prescription pain killers that caused a 2-year relapse into his alcohol and amphetamine addiction. midnightpulp.com/todays-h…
Physical muscle pain is a symptom of grief. whatsyourgrief.com/physic…
When we eat something sweet and feel that momentary bit of pain at the back of the jaw, its because of the largest salivary gland (Parotid gland) going into overdrive to help with digestion. vinepair.com/articles/why…
Today I learned of Urtication - intentionally stinging skin with Nettles for control of chronic pain. academic.oup.com/painmedi…
One of the main reasons you aren't supposed to eat after the dentist is because the lack of pain from numbness can cause you to bite parts of your mouth off, like lips or tongue. texaspediatricdentistry.c…
Rats can see the pain in other rat's faces and are empathetic. sciencemag.org/news/2015/…
A woman with a β€˜mutant’ gene who feels no pain and heals without scarring was discovered by scientists. She reported numerous injuries without pain, often smelling her burning flesh before noticing any injury, and could open door to new treatments. independent.co.uk/news/he…
The filming of Hardcore Henry was so intense that it caused severe neck pain, and tooth loss for 2 actors played the protagonist. It is also the first full POV action movie, 96 minutes of Hardcore Henry are all in first person en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Despite the myth that has been circulating for decades, fish do feel pain and do show the capacity to suffer from it. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
, Johnny Cash was brutally attacked by an ostrich he kept in a wildlife park, it broke 2 ribs and slashed his stomach open. As a result of the pain pills he was prescribed, he fell back into drug addiction years after overcoming them. musictimes.com/articles/3…
An entomologist developed the Schmidt Pain Index to compare the pain and intensity of insect stings on a scale of 1-4; the most painful stings are those of the bullet ant, tarantula hawk, and warrior wasp. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In 1921, Evan O'Neill Kane was the first doctor to remove his own appendix to test if local anesthetic would be sufficient pain killer for patients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva…
Platypus venom causes excruciating pain that can last for months on end, which cannot be relieved with conventional painkillers. Not even morphine works against it. The venom causes victims to become nauseated, suffer from cold sweats, and can even cause muscles to waste away. slate.com/technology/2015…
Today I learned about the Irukandji jellyfish, a small and venomous jellyfish, that lives off the Australian coast. A sting, which initially feels like a mosquito bite, escalates to "Irukandji Syndrome", causing pain, cramping, headaches, vomiting, anxiety, and an impending sense of doom. roaring.earth/irukandji-j…
Today I learned about a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. It causes severe facial pain. One of the most painful conditions known to medicine and nicknamed "the suicide disease ". fpa-support.org/learn/
An elixir containing cocaine from the coca leaf and caffeine from the African kola nut was marketed in Atlanta. It was sold as a brain tonic recommended as a medication for headaches, alcoholism, morphine addiction, abdominal pain, and menstrual cramps. This elixir, appropriately named Coca-Cola emedicinehealth.com/cocai…
A research study published in 2010 found that acetaminophen can reduce physical and neural responses associated with the pain of social rejection, whether in romantic relationships, friendships or otherwise. psychologicalscience.org/…
Redheads have a 25% higher pain threshold, can make their own supply of vitamin D and feel temperature changes better than the rest of us due to their 'redhead gene' MC1R. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Today I learned of Brian Robson, a Welshman man who tried to mail himself back to the UK. Unfortunately, not only did he not arrive at his intended location, he instead arrived in Los Angeles in extreme pain and was barely able to move. bbc.com/news/magazine-321…
Today I learned of Adam Clayton, a guy in his 20's who fought for right to die legislation bill C14 in Canada, while dealing with incurable chronic nerve pain. He committed suicide in late 2016. youtu.be/wOaRT-sfZHY

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