While on marches, Mongolians who didn't have time to milk their cows instead opened a vein in their horse and drank the blood, "either straight or from a pouch." newyorker.com/magazine/20…
Injectable drugs like heroin can be injected into muscle as well as into the vein. The eventual high is the same but lacks the rush experienced by intravenous users. harmreduction.org/issues/…
The difference between the appearance of male and female monarch butterflies. Females have thick veins on their wings and no spots. Males have thinner veins and two black spots on their hind wings. monarchbutterflylifecycle…
US Marines have strict rules about tattoos, like leaving a two inch gap on the elbow for vein access and uniform reasons. nationalpost.com/news/wor…
Rene Favaloro, a Pioneering Surgeon, in 1967 took a section of vein from the patient’s leg and sewed one end to his aorta, Performing the first documented coronary bypass operation, used until today in the whole world. academic.oup.com/eurheart…
Today I learned of the traditional belief that there existed a 'Vena Amoris' [Latin for 'vein of love'] - a vein that ran directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. This inaccurate belief was one of the reasons that many cultures adopted the custom of wearing wedding rings on this finger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Bees can't see red. What we perceive as the colour red is seen as black by bees. However, they can see ultraviolet. UV allows them to see vein like patterns in a flower, like a map which allows them to locate the nectar treasure. earthsky.org/earth/can-be…
The word "cancer" is derived from the Latin term for crab because translations of Hippocrates observed that in surface-level tumors, "the veins are stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet". Greek tradition forbade opening the body, so the description was limited to skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The colors of the barber pole are red, white, and blue to represent the medieval role of barbers. The red represents the blood from bloodletting, the blue represents the vein that was cut, and the white represents the bandage. It spins to represents the blood flowing down. history.com/news/why-are-…
Today I learned of the legend of the French shepherd boy who hid his milk curds and bread in a cave to chase a beautiful girl. Although he lost the girl, a few weeks later he discovered his milk curds had become a tasty cheese with veins of a blue mold. Roquefort cheese is still made from the same mold. francetoday.com/food-drin…
In some public bathrooms, blue lights are installed in place of regular lights in an attempt to deter people wanting to inject drugs, because the blue lights make it harder to see your veins. cnn.com/2017/12/07/health…
Every day the average human heart pumps over 1800 gallons of blood through veins and other vessels mintstl.com/blog/9-facts-…
Wuying Pagoda is the oldest standing architectural feature in Wuhan. Legend says the pagoda casts no shadow at noon on the summer solstice, or at noon on the winter solstice. Another tradition says the pagoda was built to block the dragon vein below mountains in the area en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuy…
After a decompression accident killed four people in 1983, doctors discovered that decompression does not kill from pressure, but that fat in the bloodstream suddenly condenses in veins and immediately stops all blood flow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byf…
The scientific publication 'Super-mesenteric-vein-expia-thrombosis, the clinical sequelae can be quite atrocious' was published about a serious complication of appendicitis degruyter.com/doi/10.1515…
Ducks feet dont freeze because of a heat exchange system between their arteries and veins phinizycenter.org/why-don…
88-year-old Ilda Vitor Maciel died in a Brazilian hospital, allegedly as a result of nursing technicians injecting soup directly into her vein instead of her feeding tube. huffpost.com/us/entry/us_…
The Romans believed that the vein in the ring finger on the left hand ran directly to one's heart, that they called the vein of love. To solidify a union based on love, they'd place the ring on that finger that housed the vein of love to signify the romance the newly married couple shares. brides.com/story/why-are-…
; the dingy blue lights in some public toilets is to prevent addicts from injecting heroin as the blue light makes it much more difficult to see veins injectingadvice.com/v4/in…
The once vibrant mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. In 1962 whilst burning rubbish the coal vein beneath the town was accidentally set alight. The coal vein is still burning and is expected to burn for another 250 years. The town is all by abandoned www-history-com.cdn.amppr…
Today I learned about Gaokao, China's toughest national college entrance exam and the high tech devices that have been employed by students to cheat on it. Systems like finger vein recognition are now in place to authenticate student identities as syndicates have been used by parents to impersonate their kids. scmp.com/news/china/socie…
The seminal 1988 Britpop hit "There She Goes Again" by The La's was rumored to be a love song to heroin due to the lines "There she goes again... racing through my brain... pulsing through my vein... no one else can heal my pain". youtube.com/watch?v=CZXLL…
Birds have what are called "blood feathers" or "pin feathers", which themselves have an artery and a vein, and if one of those feathers is damaged while still growing then a bird can bleed to death. plainfieldanimalhospital.…
Lady Dai, death in 163 BC, considered the best preserved mummy in the world. Upon discovery she still had moist, soft skin, movable limbs, intact organs and veins with still small amounts of type A blood in them, distinct finger prints and more! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xin…
The Hawks Nest Tunnel disaster was one of the worst industrial accidents in the US. Between 476 & 1,000 workers eventually died of silicosis in the 1930s after a silica vein was struck boring the tunnel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
If all arteries, veins, and capillaries of the a person's circulatory system were laid end to end, not only would that person be dead, but their blood vessels could stretch around the Earth nearly two and a half times (60,000 miles/100,000 km). health.howstuffworks.com/…
Adolf Hitler was a cocaine and meth junkie whose veins were wrecked from daily injections. dailystar.co.uk/news/late…
Nietzsche criticised antisemitism and German nationalism, believing in his final years he was "a pure-blooded Polish nobleman, without a single drop of bad blood, certainly not German". He claimed he and Germany were great thanks to "Polish blood in their veins" and wanted "all antisemites shot" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3…
That humans can donate a protein in their blood called Albumin to dogs and cats. Albumin is necessary in blood to act like a sponge and keep the water content of blood in the arteries and veins. petmd.com/blogs/thedailyv…
In 2014, a new species of vine was discovered in Chile that can mimic the leaves of many different host trees. It can change the size, shape, color, orientation, and even the vein patterns of its leaves to match the surrounding foliage. It's the only known plant that can do this. sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
A 22-year-old woman died after receiving a silicone butt injection in a pay-by-the-hour hotel. The coroner found that the silicone went into her veins and asphyxiated her, and the woman who injected her was charged with manslaughter. dnainfo.com/new-york/2014…
A 37-year-old woman with a history of using heroin crushed a whole Black Widow spider, mixed it with distilled water, and injected it into her vein. She said that she had given herself the injection with the intent of getting a high. annemergmed.com/article/S…
Deoxygenated blood is not blue, but rather a darker red than oxygenated blood. Blood appears red in veins because the light has to penetrate through layers of tissue, making it appear blue. amp-livescience-com.cdn.a…
The red , blue and white rotating sign outside US Barber shops actually symbolizes Blood, Veins and Bandages dating back to when barbers used to do surgical tasks as well. youtu.be/Q-O7gvg5_VI
There are several veins connecting your scalp to your brain, which go directly through your skull. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emi…
A man's scrotum and testicles have a liquid cooling system. Since arterial blood comes out of the body too hot and would kill sperm, we have a series of veins that run parallel to the arteries that act as a thermal exchange system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pam…
Today I learned of hockey player Clint Malarchuck who, in 1989 nearly died after his carotid artery and jugular vein were both sliced open in a freak hockey accident. Then 19 years later in 2008, Malarchuck attempted suicide by shooting himself with a rifle. He survived and now gives speeches about OCD. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Blue lighting in public restrooms prevents heroin users from finding veins and shooting up news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
In 1989 during an ice hockey game, Goaltender Clint Malarchuk survived a collision where a skate sliced open his jugular vein. During the ride to the hospital, Malarchuk asked "Can you have me back for the third period?" youtu.be/plvKlnguJVE
There is an "official" unicode anger symbol. It's πŸ’’ which represents veins on your forehead when your blood pressure rises. unicode-table.com/en/1F4A…
Ancient civilizations believed that there was a vein that ran directly from the left hand's fourth finger to the heart, which is why wedding rings are traditionally worn on that finger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
Blood in your veins is not blue. All your blood is red - bright red in arteries, dark red in veins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Veins have valves to stop blood from flowing backwards. jobst.com/mainnavigation/…
Blue whales largest veins & arteries are so big that a human could swim through them. whalefacts.org/how-long-i…
Veins appear blue because they re-emit more blue light through skin. Also, nobility were dubbed "bluebloods" because their veins were visible through their fair skin. abc.net.au/science/articl…
In 2009, Romell Broom was set to executed. After two hours and no luck finding a suitable vein, executioners gave up. Broom is still on death row in Ohio today. deathpenaltyinfo.org/info…
The element 'Cobalt' gets it's name from the German 'kobold' which means 'goblin'. Miners found cobalt veins near their silver, and blamed this strange and dangerous metal on goblins, and thus named it after them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cob…
There is a one-room hotel near Antwerp Belgium that is a gigantic scale model of a human colon and anus. Originally created as a work of art, it is realistic in every way including color, veins and a gigantic puckered sphincter. atlasobscura.com/places/h…
Before medical science discovered how the circulatory system functioned, people believed that a vein ran directly from the fourth finger on the left hand to the heart. This is why people wear their wedding ring on this finger. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
The drug Krokodil(desomophine) affects nearly the entire body. It is known to cause collapsed veins, skin abscesses, gangrene, bone damage, muscle destruction, and damage to the brain, kidneys, liver, and stomach truerecovery.com/body-and…

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