A single dose of the antibiotic azithromycin, taken orally, can cure yaws, a horrific tropical disease that causes disfiguring, ulcerating wounds and usually occurs in children. There’s hope that the disease can be completely eradicated, like smallpox has been. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Japanese pro wrestler Rikidōzan often went to the bar immediately after his matches, without treating his wounds first. When patrons asked him why his face was bloodied, he'd reply "I had a tough day at work." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rik…
A surgeon named John Bradmore was released from prison to extract an arrowhead from young Henry V's skull. He invented an extractor to remove the bodkin (5 in. deep) and healed the wound with honey and wine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
King Alexander of Greece was killed by a monkey when he attempted to break up a fight between his dog and the monkey. In the middle of breaking the fight up, he was bitten by another monkey and later died of his wounds. He was only 27. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Today I learned of William Henry Johnson who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2015 for fighting off a German raid in hand-to-hand combat, killing multiple German soldiers and rescuing a fellow soldier while experiencing 21 wounds on May 14, 1918. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
King Louis XV was stabbed in an assassination attempt, and fearing he was about to die, called his wife in his room and confessed to numerous affairs, asking for forgiveness. His thick winter clothes protected him, and the wound was only superficial. He survived en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Alexander the Great once suffered an arrow wound that pierced his lung. He fought on as long as he could, but eventually collapsed on his shield. His army was able to protect him long enough to win the battle and to escape. They cut the arrow out of his chest and amazingly he fully recovered. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The human bot fly, native to Central and South America. A female bot fly will catch a mosquito mid-flight and deposit eggs on its body. When the mosquito takes a blood meal, the eggs hatch and enter the skin through the bite wound. The larvae feeds on the host for 6-12 weeks before crawling out ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Plants have a natural disinfectant and antibiotic called Glycerol/Glycerine. It is so effective at healing wounds that it is FDA approved for severe burn patients, and is used to store body parts for transplants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gly…
The first recorded autopsy was performed in 44 B.C. on Julius Caesar to determine which of the 23 stab wounds he received had killed him. (It was a chest wound that severed his aorta.) popularmechanics.com/scie…
The Red Baron, bleeding out in a field from a fatal wound from Australian machine-gun Fire, uttered his last words in-front of enemy soldiers. His last word was β€˜Kaput’ translated to English which means β€˜Broken’. kumc.edu/wwi/biography/re…
Archibald Roosevelt,son of President Teddy Roosevelt,was wounded during WW1. He rejoined the army during WW2 and was wounded in the same knee as he had been during WW1,making him only American to ever be classified as 100% disabled twice for the same wound incurred in two different wars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
After Attila the Hun died, his soldiers plucked out the hair of their heads and made their faces hideous with deep wounds, so that the great warrior should not be mourned by effeminate wailings and tears, but by the blood of men en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Att…
Ancient Sumerian doctors had advanced surgical practices that involved washing their hands and the wounds with antiseptic mixes of honey, alcohol, and myrrh. ancient.eu/article/687/he…
US Marine SSgt Jonathan Turner’s remains were to be boxed up and mailed from CA to GA, but hundreds from motorcycle group "The Patriot Guard Riders" stepped up to create a dignified caravan to bring his remains home. Turner served 7 tours in Iraq & Afghanistan and died of combat wounds in CA. tribunist.com/news/bikers…
Coca-Cola once held a promotion in Canada. They randomly printed an English word and a French Word inside bottle caps to one of their products. They wound up apologizing to a family because their bottle cap said, "YOU RETARD" on it. In French, the word 'retard' means 'late'. ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/…
In June 1942, LBJ was supposed to be an observer on the Wabash Cannonball, a B-26 bomber in the South Pacific. Before takeoff, LBJ left the plane to relieve himself. By the time he returned, his seat was taken, so he couldn't get back on. The Wabash wound up crashing, killing everyone on board. constitutioncenter.org/bl…
In 1971, after LANSA flight 508 was struck by lightening above Peru, 17 year old Juliane Koepcke fell from the sky for two miles but survived. Despite extensive wounds, she walked for 11 days in the rainforest before finding a group of fishermen who helped transport her to a hospital. cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe…
Most of the time the past participle of β€œstrike” is β€œstruck.” The exceptions are that you can be stricken with guilt, a misfortune, a wound or a disease; and a passage in a document can be stricken out brians.wsu.edu/2016/05/31…
In 1976, Bob Marley planned a Non-Political Free Concert 'Smile Jamaica' which led to an Assassination Attempt. Bob would Survive & Perform the 90-Minute Set, still Healing from the Gunshot Wound. nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/k…
The movie Die Hard was based on a book "Nothing Lasts Forever" where the main character is depicted as a disturbed hero from his Second World War fighter pilot days, and it is hinted that if he never got involved, fewer people might have been killed. At the end, he likely dies from his wounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not…
Michael Caine legally changed his name because he got sick of airport security delays caused by his passport bearing his birth name, Maurice Micklewhite. It took him until he was 83 years old to get wound up enough. theguardian.com/film/2016…
Sap and resin are totally different things. Sap is thin, runny and carries water and nutrients. It's basically the blood of the tree. Resin is viscous and used to heal wounds. All trees have sap. Only some trees have resin. Resin is NOT thickened sap. They are chemically totally different. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sap
Ben Stiller removed the WTC from his movie zoolander because it came out on 9/28 and he didn't want to rub salt in the wound deseret.com/article/87161…
The death of James Brady, White House Press Secretary under Ronald Reagan, was ruled a homicide caused by a 33-year old gunshot wound to the head en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Thanks to a gruesome mistake, a French Canadian Voyageur was shot in the stomach, but later healed and recovered from the wound, scientists were better able to understand the digestive tract thanks to how his wound healed, which allowed probing of his stomach actively digesting. sciencehistory.org/distil…
Today I learned about the soldier who defected from North Korea in 2017. Meet Oh Chong-song. He made his escape by car, but had to ditch it and run after he crashed it at the Demarcation Line. He sustained five gunshot wounds and survived to tell the tale when he got airlifted to a nearby hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_…
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…
Smallpox inoculation had been practiced in China, India, Turkey, and East and West Africa, starting as early as 1000 AD. The procedure involved exposing a small wound to pus from the sores of an infected person, to cause a limited infection, which would then provide lifelong immunity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ino…
For a brief period of time, Target mistakenly priced digital versions of Yoshi's Crafted World at $1. Because it was digital download, they could not recall or cancel orders. Purchasers wound up with more in reward point value than they actually spent vice.com/en_us/article/93…
Wounds itch because of our natural allergen - histamine, that causes blood vessels to expand while the sore is healing. Plus, new nerve cells are very sensitive and react to even a slightest movement with a sensation of an itch. youtu.be/CpQJ-VmwZUs
According to β€œThe Impact of Disease on the Civil War”, 3/5 Union troops died of diseases. 63% of Union fatalities were due to disease, 12% due to wounds, 19% of Union deaths were due to death on the battle field. Likewise, 2/3 Confederate troops died of infection. civil-war-disease.leadr.m…
In the 1537, Ambroise ParΓ©, a barber surgeon in Paris, used a mixture made of egg yolk, oil of roses and turpentine to treat war wounds, as he has ran out boiling oil, which was the standard treatment method at that time. This incident is one of the earliest record of an unplanned trial ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Benjamin Franklin invented anti-wound pads that would later become disposable menstrual pads en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
C.W. Post created Grapenuts (purported to cure appendicitis) after visiting a sanitarium run by John Harvey Kellogg. Post later developed appendicitis himself and, after not obtaining relief from surgery, died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._…
The bullet inside US Prez Garfield was so difficult to locate by doctors of that time that a metal detector was designed by Alexander Graham Bell to search for it. He was fed egg yolks and whiskey rectally. It is claimed his wound was nonlethal and death was mainly due to unsterile practices weirdnj.com/stories/cemet…
Today I learned about Harry Wesley Coover Jr who discovered super glue (cyanoacrylate) in 1942. He ignored it as being too sticky for what he needed. He then rediscovered it in 1956 while at Eastman Kodak who put it into production. It gained notoriety in the Vietnam War as a way to close battlefield wounds. warhistoryonline.com/hist…
Ants have designated paramedics that are assigned to rescue their wounded soldiers, carry them back to their nest and help them heal by gently holding the hurt limb in place with their mandibles and front legs while intensely β€œlicking” the wound for up to 4 minutes. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Certain fish skin can be grafted onto burns and diabetic wounds. The material recruits the body’s own cells and is eventually converted into living tissue. kerecis.com/why-kerecis
Vanderbilt University, founded in 1873, is named in honor of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1-million endowment and hoped that his gift and the work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted on the American nation by the Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
Rasputin's autopsy showed no signs of poisoning, no water in his lungs, and in-tact genitalia. He simply died from three bullet wounds and the popular story of his incredible survivability is likely completely inaccurate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gri…
A boy whose whole body looked like an open wound because of a genetic condition which led his skin to be paperthin, had a skin sample taken, its DNA repaired, & the modified skin cells grown to make skin grafts totalling 0.85 sq m. He now leads a normal life. bbc.co.uk/news/health-419…
Some soldiers' wounds began to glow after the battle of Shiloh, and this glow was associated with better survival rates. It's thought to have been caused by an antibiotic-producing bacteria. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Hippocrates believed that the natural processes of the body shouldn't be intervened. This philosophy carried into the late 1800s to the extent that development of pus was seen as positive indicator of healing because it was routinely found in all kinds of wounds. It was called "laudable pus". barnesandnoble.com/w/grea…
Hitler was a highly decorated veteran of WWI. He only wore his wound badge, Iron Cross First Class, and Nazi Party Gold Badge #1 after assuming power. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Today I learned of Stubbins Ffirth who attempted to prove that Yellow Fever wasn't contagious by smearing vomit, blood, saliva, and urine from patients in open wounds on his arms. While he never got sick, it later emerged that the samples he used had come from late-stage patients who were no longer contagious en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
In Japanese that there are over 80 "counter words" words used to indicate how many there are of something, including "hatsu" and "patsu" which are reserved for counting the number of bullets, gunshot wounds, aerial fireworks, sex acts, and orgasms nihongomaster.com/blog/co…
Moldy bread was used to treat infected wounds more than 2000 years ago in ancient China, Greece, Serbia and Egypt. amrls.cvm.msu.edu/pharmac…
Cleaning a wound with rubbing alcohol is actually harmful to the skin. health.clevelandclinic.or…
Army Ants Are Being Used To Stitch Up Wounds In The Villages Of Africa buzznick.com/army-ants-us…

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