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In 1965, a grossly obese Scotsman survived without eating for 1 year and 17 days. He lived entirely off his copious body fat and lost 125kg with no adverse effects.
A 44-year-old man lost around 50%-75% of his brain to hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and continued to live a normal life. Specialists believe the fluid filled so slowly over his life that the brain remapped itself to retain functionality despite the loss of mass.
Putting olive oil on salad helps the body absorb nutrients thanks to monounsaturated fats.
According to a study conducted by the University of South Carolina, Marijuana can be used to reduce inflammation and treat autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, lupus, colitis, and multiple sclerosis.
The brain receives 20% of the body’s oxygen and 25% of total body glucose utilization, despite it accounting for only 2% of a person’s weight (about 1.4 kilograms).
Laughing could dramatically improve your health – and be as good for you as a deep state of meditation, researchers have found.
Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
Scientists in the UK are creating a smartphone app that will enable users to test for STDs.