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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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
β€œthe ancient Greeks used spider web clusters to stop bleeding in soldiers. They combined honey and vinegar to clean out the wounds. Then a wad of spider webs would be placed on top and held until the bleeding reduced.” interestingengineering.co…
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…
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…
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…
Cleaning a wound with rubbing alcohol is actually harmful to the skin. health.clevelandclinic.or…
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…
Hitler commissioned special "Wound Badges of 20 July 1944" to those who were wounded in the failed assassination attempt with him as per the Resistance's Operation Valkyrie. Only 24 people were awarded such medals. warmilitaria.it/en/wounde…
Army Ants Are Being Used To Stitch Up Wounds In The Villages Of Africa buzznick.com/army-ants-us…
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…
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…
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…
Today I learned about a woman born without a vagina that gave oral sex before a knife fight, was impregnated by a stab wound from the knife, and gave birth to a baby boy via c-section. discovermagazine.com/the-…
, In Jan 2019, Batman Bin Suparman who works as a foodpanda delivery rider, was attacked by an officemate with a penknife. The criminal got 3 yrs sentence. Batman healed from his face wound and returned to work. mustsharenews.com/batman-…
Today I learned of the Talheim Death Pit, a mass grave dating to 5000BC, containing the remains of 34 bodies, bearing some of the earliest evidence of habitual warfare, including fatal adze, axe and arrow wounds to the back of the head. It has been suggested that this site represents an early form of genocide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
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…
Mortal Kombat co-creator and character designer John Tobias originally wanted the character of Liu Kang to resemble a traditional monk- bald and in robes - but wound up using Bruce Lee as his inspiration for the resemblance we see today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu…
That, despite their omnipresence, bayonet wounds covered just 1% of casualties during the Civil War and were so uncommon during the Great War they were tabulated under β€œmiscellaneous wounds” in the hospital log books, meaning most bayonets in musea were never used for combat. worldwar1centennial.org/i…
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…
, There is a center in the NIH called National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and that some of their projects include whether magnets can cure migraines and whether lavender scents improve wound healing and more. Answer: both do not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
Scientists discovered the specific molecule in bees' royal jelly (which worker bees feed to larvae) that aids wound healing, called "defensin-1". Compared to a control, a royal jelly trial & a pure defensin-1 promoted healing of wounds on rats. nature.com/articles/s4159…
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…
The final words of President Antonio JosΓ© de Sucre were: β€œF*ck, a bullet wound!” He’d been shot while riding in a jungle in Colombia. He was said to have been an educated gentleman who had never cursed until that day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Dolly Parton almost lost her toes at the age of 7/8 when she jumped over a fence and landed on a mason jar. Her father and brothers held her down while her mother poured kerosene over the wound and sewed her toes back together. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
The last casualty of the Civil War was the death of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who after being wounded Battle of Petersburg in 1864 "lingered" until he finally died of his war wounds in 1914. Between his wounding and death he won the medal of honor and was elected Governor of Maine. sofrep.com/specialoperati…
Group of doctors in the US were developing a technique to buy time in treating lethal wounds by inducing the person into a state of hibernation. The procedure included replacing part of the patients blood with chilled saline solution. bizjournals.com/pittsburg…
Today I learned of Roy Sullivan; a man who was struck by lightning 7 times throughout his life and died at the age of 71 by a self inflicted gunshot wound (rumoured to be the cause of an unrequited love) guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Woolworth's, once one of the most successful retail companies in the world, wound down the vast majority of its operations in the U.S. in the 90's while the sporting goods division kept growing. Today, it's the only part of the business that still exists and is now called Foot Locker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._…
In '92 world #1 Tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed during a match by an obsessed fan of her rival, Steffi Graf who wanted Graf to regain the #1 ranking. It permanently derailed her career as she suffered physical wounds, PTSD, and depression. The man served less than 6 months in detention. ndsmcobserver.com/2019/04…
People in Africa sometimes use army ants as sutures. They let the ant bite the wound, and then snap the body off ripleys.com/weird-news/th…
Today I Learned About Simon The Cat, the only cat ever to receive the Dickin Medal, the highest British honor awarded for animal displays of bravery in battle. Simon survived shrapnel wounds from a cannon shell while serving aboard the HMS Amethyst. time.com/5396568/simon-ca…
Casualty or β€˜Mercy’ dogs were vital in World War One. They carried supplies so wounded soldiers could help themselves to supplies and tend to their own wounds, whilst other more gravely wounded soldiers would seek the company of a Mercy dog to wait with them whilst they died. historylearningsite.co.uk…
The thing your body uses to neutralize germs is just hydrogen peroxide made in your white blood cells, and white blood cells navigate to wounds and infections by detecting hydrogen peroxide. hms.harvard.edu/news/hydr…
The French general that lost the battle of Trafalgar, was found dead a year later in a French hotel with six stab wounds in his left lung and one in his heart. His death was ruled a suicide. This verdict was heavily mocked by contemporary British press. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Hockey goalie Clint Malarchuks throat got slashed by skate during a live NHL game, the injury was so bad that 11 fans fainted, 2 got heart attack and at least 3 players vomited on the ice. The wound was so bad that it needed 300 stiches. Clint was back on ice just a week later. theplayerstribune.com/en-…
Why paper cuts are so painful is b/c at a microscopic level, paper is actually quite rough. A knife makes a straight cut, but paper acts like a saw blade and does more damage to cells and nerve endings. Paper also leaves behind tiny fibres and chemical residues, irritating the wound even more. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
Today I learned about Marcel Petiot, a french serial killer known as Doctor Satan. After his murders were discovered, he assumed a new identity, joined the French Resistance, and eventually wound up on the search team for himself. After his identity was discovered, he got the guillotine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A shark at a New Zealand aquarium was discovered to be pregnant when another shark attacked her and 4 baby sharks emerged from the open wound. Staff were surprised and found 4 more babies in her. If she’d given birth at night, then her babies would have been eaten alive by other sharks. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
The guy who invented Vaseline used to go city to city dipping his hand in acid and burning it, showing previous wounds that had healed using his product en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The ancient Egyptians had the practice of applying a poultice of moldy bread to infected wounds. acs.org/content/acs/en/ed…
Today I learned about Sigurd Eysteinsson, a Viking ruler who was killed by an infection from the recently severed head of his buck-toothed enemy that he was carrying near a wound on his leg en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
Medical Maggots are a brand name of Maggots used for treating skin and soft tissue wounds. monarchlabs.com/mdt
Sigurd Eysteinsson was a Viking leader of the 9th century. In 890, when he began the conquest of Scotland, he killed and decapitated a Scottish leader before hanging his head to his saddle. A tooth scratches Sigurd's leg, the wound became infected and Sigurd "The Mighty One" died soon after en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
There is a form of surgery for outpatient management of wounds known as 'Biosurgery' where maggots can be applied to the wounds as a means of debridement. todayswoundclinic.com/art…
Emmett Dalton, member of the Dalton Gang, was able to survive 23 gunshot wounds, after serving 14 years in prison he proceeded to become an author and later a Hollywood actor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emm…
The "fresh cut grass" smell is actually a chemical defense released by leafy plants trying to mitigate the damage just inflicted upon itself. These chemicals help close the wound faster and prevent bacterial infection. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
A new, low-cost wound dressing leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury. In rodent tests, the dressings reduced healing times to a mere three days compared to nearly two weeks for the normal healing process. phys.org/news/2018-11-ban…
US Army dentist Ben L. Salomon was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for providing a rear-guard action during the Battle of Saipan. His body was found laying on his machine gun with 98 Japanese soldiers in front of him and 76 bullet wounds (and almost as many bayonet wounds) in him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
A Toronto man was shot 30 times by armed robbers and still survived. Police found 33 shell casings near him. He underwent two 15 hour surgeries for his gunshot wounds. torontosun.com/news/local…
The inventor of Coca-Cola, John Stith Pemberton was a Civil War veteran who became addicted to morphine due to pain from a saber wound to the chest. Seeking alternatives to his morphine use, he developed the original formula for Coca-Cola with use of the coca plant for pain relief. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
That Self-harm often isn't an attention-seeking behaviour, in many cases self-harmers are very aware of their wounds and feel guilty about their behaviour, they put much effort in hiding scars with clothing or coming up with explanations for injuries. mentalhealth.org.uk/file/…
Gary Webb, the reporter from the San Jose Mercury News who first broke the story of CIA involvement in the cocaine trade, was found dead with "two gunshot wounds to the head." His death, in 2004, was ruled a suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Tetanus is not actually related to rust directly. The logic is more that if an object has been left outside and allowed to rust, its more likely to have been in contact with dirt or faeces that contain the bacteria and causes a wound to allow its entry. elitecareemergency.com/sa…
Today I learned of MST SGT Benavidez who suffered 7 gunshots, 28 shrapnel wounds, 2 bayonet slashes, a destroyed lung, and a clubbing while saving 8 lives. Ronald Reagan said of him "if the story of his heroism were a movie script, you would not believe it". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Today I learned of a doctor named Stubbins Ffirth, who had erroneously concluded that yellow fever wasn't contagious after smearing infected patients' vomit into his own open wounds, his eyes, and finally ingesting it. He also smeared himself with patients' blood, saliva, and urine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
Super glue was accidentally invented by Dr. Harry Coover during World War II. In 1942, he was in search of materials for making clear plastic gun sights to be used by Allied soldiers in the war against the Axis. Later super glue was used in Vietnam to seal up soldier's wounds. warhistoryonline.com/hist…
A man with severe OCD and a phobia of germs attempted to commit suicide at the age of 19 via a gunshot wound to the head. Instead of killing him, the bullet eliminated his mental illness without any other brain damage. nytimes.com/1988/02/25/us…
In 1945, a woman was found with a knife in her neck and bullet wound to the head. A message in lipstick was left on the walls "For heavens sake, catch me before I kill more, I cannot control myself" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The oldest mammalian blood cells ever found were discovered inside a tick preserved in amber between 15 and 45 million years ago. The tick was eating from a primate when its shell was punctured and it landed in tree sap. Blood streaming out of its wound made it easier for researchers to find. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Despite suffering 16 axe blows to the head, a man still lived long enough to go around and enact his morning routine in a zombie-like state- dressing, making breakfast, and even getting the morning paper, before succumbing to his wounds. youtube.com/watch?v=xrOwy…
Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It is used to: Form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels; Heal wounds and form scar tissue; Repair and maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth; Aid in the absorption of iron medlineplus.gov/ency/arti…
Princess Pauline von Metternich and Countess Anastasia Kielmannsegg fought a topless duel with swords in August 1892 after arguing about flower arrangements. Baroness Lubinska, who had a medical degree, insisted they fight topless so clothing couldn’t get into a wound and cause sepsis. jenniwiltz.com/the-duelin…
Scientology leader David Miscavige's mother-in-law was found dead with three gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the head. Her death was ruled a suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The US military sends its doctors to Chicago to give them practice for gunshot wounds bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Today I learned of John Baskeyfield, who in the battle of Arnhem/Oosterbeek won the VC for operating two anti tank guns despite multiple wounds disabling his legs, alone. He was KIA and body never identified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
President James Garfield's death two months after his assassination attempt was caused in part by massive infections brought on by his doctors poking his wounds with their unsterilised fingers in order to find the bullet, which was standard procedure at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Leprosy doesn't cause parts of your body to fall off; it reduces your ability to feel pain and extremities are lost due to not noticing injuries and wounds leprosy.org/leprosy-faqs/
Photorhabdus luminescens, a bioluminescent bacterium, reportedly infected the wounds of some American Civil War soldiers. This both caused the wounds to glow and helped the soldiers to survive due to antibiotics made by the bacterium. This phenomenon was named "Angel's Glow". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
The lost 1920 film "The Skywayman" included the gruesome accidental deaths of two pilots, caused by the ground crew not shutting off the floodlights and accidentally blinding the two men. This wound up making it a very popular film, though no copies exist today. lostmediawiki.com/The_Sky…
A 30-year-old elephant named Ben sought help at a safari lodge after being shot by poachers. The elephant waited patiently near the lodge for the 6 hours it took for a vet to fly in and dress his 3 bullet wounds. news.com.au/news/wounded-…
When James Brady (the White House Press Secretary paralyzed by a gunshot wound from the Ronald Reagan assassination attempt) died in 2014, it was ruled a homicide 33 years after the incident. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Sigurd Eysteinsson, a leader of the Vikings in the 800s, received a wound after a man he beheaded’s teeth grazed his leg. The wound became infected, later causing Sigurd's death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
Hobbit director Peter Jackson created a WWI museum in Wellington, New Zealand that wound up costing the city over $10 million to get rid of rnz.co.nz/news/national/3…
After struggling to sell his product in drug stores, the inventor of Vaseline would travel around the US intentionally burning himself with acid or an open flame in front of audiences. He would then spread the product all over the wounds and show off old lesions he claimed to be healed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Saliva can act as a disinfectant and licking your wound can be beneficial if you have no first aid readily available zmescience.com/science/li…
Archers would poop in their designated place in the battlefield and then stick the arrows in the poop to spread infection through not fatal wounds vice.com/amp/en_us/articl…
With one working arm, numerous facial wounds, and 8 of his crew dead or critically wounded, B-17 Pilot Lt. William R Lawley managed to fly his crippled plane one-handed all the way back to England, where he made a miraculous landing that saved the lives of all surviving crew members youtube.com/watch?v=TW_lq…
A woman named Hien Tran was laying in intensive care after a car accident and investigators were searching for clues due to apparent stab wounds in her neck. A week after she died, a letter arrived from Honda urging her to get her red Accord fixed, because of faulty airbags that could explode nytimes.com/2014/10/21/bu…
Wounded Viking warriors were given strong onion soup. After a few minutes someone would smell the wounds and if onions could be detected it meant that there were serious abdominal injuries and that death was inevitable. isaaa.org/kc/cropbiotechu…
In 17th-century Poland, wet bread mixed with spider webs was used to cure wounds. It may sound stupid, but it work, as the bread contained fungal spores, including penicillin and naturally produced antibiotic substances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Honey can clear up infected surgical wounds and promotes healing in infected wounds that don't respond to the conventional antibiotics, including wounds infected with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of Frank Gusenberg, he died of 14 gunshot wounds a few hours after he was shot during the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. When asked who shot him, he replied " No one...nobody shot me." His last words were "I ain't no copper." wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_…
Putting sugar sugar on a wound will greatly reduce the pain and speed up the healing process ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
Today I learned about 'pain empathy'. It's the reason some people get shooting pains when they see an injury or wound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pai…
Today I learned of MarΓ­a Santos Gorrostieta Salazar, the mayor of Tiquicheo Mexico, survived three assassination attempts and despite her wounds refused to resign. In 2011 her term as mayor ended and her police protection was withdrawn. In November 2012 she was abducted, stabbed and brutally beaten to death. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
After 86 hours of combat, 18 wounds sustained, 145 enemy soldiers killed, and 48 years waiting U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins was awarded the Medal of Honor. badassoftheweek.com/index…
Due to the rise in use of avocados, ERs are seeing more and more "avocado hand" injuries from the slash and stab wounds people sustained from mishandling things, in some cases causing permanent damage and requiring extensive surgery to repair sfgate.com/food/article/A…
In 1969 Penn State student Betsy Aardsma was doing research in the campus library when she was stabbed in the chest. Because the wound was so small and the fact that she was wearing a red dress, paramedics thought that she had a seizure before she died. The case is still unsolved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Theodore Roosevelt was shot before a speech in Milwaukee and refused to have medical treatment until he delivered his 90 minute speech, in which he showed off the bullet wound to the crowd amp.history.com/news/shot…
A soldier in Iraq was found dead in her tent in 2005. The autopsy report and photographs revealed a broken nose, black eye, loose teeth, burns from a corrosive chemical on her genitals, and a gunshot wound to the head. Her death was ruled a suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
A pigeon received the Croix de Guerre medal for distinguished bravery in WW1. After being shot down and suffering multiple wounds she carried on, and saved the lives of 194 men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
The Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology published an article stating that crocodile blood can rejuvenate skin and heal wounds advancedtissue.com/2016/0…
Honey has almost equal or slightly superior effects when compared with conventional treatments for acute wounds and partial thickness burns. ... It can be used as a wound dressing to promote improved healing [leading] to improved wound healing ... pain relief and decreased inflammation ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about William Beaumont, who had a patient (St. Martin) with a gunshot wound in the stomach that never fully closed. Beaumont tied a piece of food on a string and inserted it through the hole, pulling it out and observing it over time. He's now know as the "Father of Gastric Physiology" britannica.com/biography/…

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