About Andy Warhol's failed assassin, Valeri Solanas. A radical who called for the elimination of the male sex to create a Utopia for women. She shot Warhol in the liver, spleen, lungs, and stomach and he was required to wear a corset for the rest of his life. biography.com/news/andy-w…
Ernest Hemingway was A SURVIVOR: He lived through Anthrax, Malaria, Pneumonia, Dysentery, Skin Cancer, Hepatitis, Anemia, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, 2 Plane Crashes, a Ruptured Kidney, a Ruptured Spleen, a Ruptured Liver, a Crushed Vertebra, and a Fractured Skull; only to kill himself zmescience.com/other/feat…
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
Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull. en.wikipedia.org/?title=E…
A rare mutation among the Bajau people lets them stay underwater longer: natural selection at the PDE10A gene has increased spleen size in the Bajau, providing them with a larger reservoir of oxygenated red blood cells. gizmodo.com/rare-mutation…
Today I learned of a tribe of nomadic divers that have evolved larger spleens allowing them to hold their breaths for up to 13 minutes and catch fish more than 200 feet underwater telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Today I learned of Stacy Lim, a police officer who survived a direct shot to the chest. The bullet nicked the base of her heart, her diaphragm, liver, intestine, and shattered her spleen. She's been ambushed by her car, and still killed the shooter. She resumed work 8 months later. policeone.com/officer-saf…
Doctors from UCLA found unique blood cells that can help fight infections in a man from Seattle's spleen, so they stole the cells from his body and developed it into medicine without paying him, getting his consent, or even letting him know they were doing it. articles.latimes.com/2001…
Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull. en.wikipedia.org/?title=E…
Around 10% of the population has a 'splenunculus' or 'accessory spleen'; a medically insignificant nodule of splenic tissue found apart from the main body of the spleen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
Ernest Hemingway lived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, and a fractured skull. en.wikipedia.org/?title=E…
Exposure to particles from burning candles causes greater damage than the same dose of diesel exhaust fumes. Effects included lung inflammation and toxicity, arteriosclerosis, and ageing effects on chromosomes in the lungs and spleen. theguardian.com/world/201…
Not only do 1 in every 10 people have a tiny second spleen, called an accessory spleen, but also that if the main spleen is removed, the tiny second spleen can grow to function as a new spleen. webmd.com/digestive-disor…
Ernest Hemingway survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebra, a fractured skull, and more. biography.com/people/erne…
People without spleens run faster. link.springer.com/chapter…
Today I learned of Ernest Hemingway, who in his lifetime survived through anthrax, malaria, pneumonia, dysentery, skin cancer, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, two plane crashes, a ruptured kidney, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver, a crushed vertebrae and a crushed skull. biography.com/people/erne…
10% of humans have a second (much smaller) spleen called an "accessory spleen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
It is possible for a human being to survive without a spleen, stomach, one kidney, one lung, gall bladder, part of the intestines, and most organs from the pelvic and groin area gotsomescienceonyou.com/2…
Psychiatrists in the early 20th century experimented with pulling teeth (and removing testicles, ovaries, gall bladders, stomachs, spleens, cervixes, colons...) as a form of treatment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Our red blood cells only last for 120 days and then they're filtered out by our spleen. Hence, we constantly make them. youtu.be/UBlem4dGLGU?t=1m…
The Ottoman Empire laid siege to the city of Candia for over 21 years. The besieged citizens considered using biological warfare, by attacking them with a liquid made of the spleens of plague victims to spread the disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sie…
Even if the stomach, the spleen, 75 percent of the liver, 80 percent of the intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from the pelvic and groin area were removed, the human body can still survive. thedoctrinesofmen.com/man…
Whales can have up to 14 extra spleens. These extra spleens help oxygenate the blood of deeper diving whales. scpr.org/programs/loh-dow…
It is common to have additional spleen(s). This is often the result of deformity or trauma to the spleen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
A man named Rodney Fox needed over 450 stiches after a Great White Shark punctured his diaphragm, ripped open his lung, broke half of his ribs and fully exposed his abdomen, spleen and his heart's main artery. He went on to start a foundation for the study and conservation of Great White Sharks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
A tour de france cyclist got a ruptured spleen and kidney, three broken ribs and bruised lungs in an accident and still managed to keep going for 6 miles. cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/…
Today I learned of a woman who crashed and ran over a motorcyclist with her car because "Jesus took the wheel". The motorcyclist broke all his left sided ribs, ruptured his spleen, bruised his kidney and had severe injuries to his left arm and leg. cleveland.cbslocal.com/20…
: Of a condition called 'Dextrocardia' in which the person's heart points to right side instead of left side of chest and a condition called "situs inversus" in which the person's liver,spleen are on the left side of chest instead of right. rarediseases.org/rare-dis…
Sugar is considered a folk remedy for numerous disorders including "arthritis, bedsores, boils, cancer, colds, cough, diarrhea, dysentery, eyes, fever, hiccups, inflammation, laryngitis, opacity, penis, skin, sores, sore throat, spleen, tumors, and wounds" hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/d…
Up to 10% of the population have an extra spleen called an Accessory Spleen. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
Some people have more than one spleen en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
The last of the Dilley sextuplets was only detected at birth because he was hiding behind his mother's spleen and did not show up on the ultrasounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil…
One in ten people have an "extra" spleen. wisegeek.com/what-is-an-a…
The Russian playwright Anton Chekhov began his writing career as a humorist and satirist. He wrote under aliases like "Man without a Spleen." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The average spleen weighs less than a pound, and John Moore's spleen weighed 22 pounds. hnn.us/articles/145095.ht…

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