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Dick Cheney Was Scared of Getting Assassinated by a Heart Hack

Though this sounds like a joke, former US Vice President Don Cheney and his doctors were legitimately scared about him getting assassinated via terrorists hacking into his defibrillator and causing a heart attack. So they turned off the wireless feature so nobody would kill him via heart hack. Read More >>

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A Man's Gut Brews Its Own Beer and Gets Him Drunk When He Eats Carbs

Okay, this is the best beer belly any one of us could ever dream of having. A 61-year-old man found himself getting drunk without ever drinking alcohol because he had brewer's yeast in his gut. Basically, whenever he ate any carbs, the man's intestinal tract would start turning that into beer and make him drunk. He had a brewery in his belly. Read More >>

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Holy Wow, This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Instantly

This is either some sort of magical sorcery, camera trick or freaking awesome science fiction technology coming to real life. The Veti-Gel is a substance that can be applied to a wound to stop the bleeding immediately. It's insane how fast it works. Watch the video above to see it in action (don't watch if you're squeamish about blood). Read More >>

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A Woman Died from Drinking Too Much Coca Cola

It always seemed like a scare tactic that fat fearing parents would tell their sugar loving kids: if you drink too much Coke, you could die! (okay, maybe in a not so morbid way) But a woman actually died from drinking too much Coke. The coroner blamed the 30-year-old woman's 10L-a-day Coke problem — as in Coca Cola — as the reason for her death. Read More >>

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Watch Men Cringe and Cry in Pain As They Go Through a Simulation of Giving Birth

Women have the ultimate trump card when it comes to dealing with pain: they give birth. And since men have no idea what giving birth even feels like, we really don't know how painful it is. Maybe it's all a big conspiracy (kidding!). Maybe it's not that bad (of course it is!). Well, two men attached themselves to a machine that simulates labour pains and um, it ain't pretty. It looks torturously gruesome. Thank you women everywhere. Thank you. Read More >>

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Can Anyone Really Survive the Booby Traps in Home Alone?

There are few movies that get me in the holiday spirt as much as Home Alone does. I'm not kidding! As a kid, I always imagined myself being as clever as Macaulay Culkin, rigging my house with booby traps, holding down the fort at home. But do those booby traps actually do anything? The Week took a look at the injuries the robbers sustained throughout the movie and asked a medical expert to see what kind of damage the traps would've had. Read More >>

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Squeezing Boobs Can Stop Breast Cancer

If you need another excuse to show some love to the mammaries, scientists have found that squeezing breasts can actually prevent malignant breast cells from triggering cancer. Yes, squeezing. Guys and gals, do your part in stopping cancer, please. Read More >>

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You're Going to Be So Disgusted with Humans After Watching This Video

Human beings, I love ya, but man are we disgusting. This video by Aaron Rogers lists and animates all the scientific grossness of being a human and it gets pretty gnarly. Like how many hot tubs our saliva can fill and what our eye boogers are made from and all the other nasty stuff that comes with our human body. It's an eye opener. [Vimeo] Read More >>

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Watch Unborn Twins Kick Each Other Inside the Womb

Sharing a small space with another person in real life is already difficult, can you imagine sharing space inside a mother's womb? Insane! But twins do it all the time and they seem to get along quite well after too. But it's not exactly happy go peaches, in this video you can see the twins kicking each other for extra leg room. Get that workout in young'n! [YouTube via BuzzFeed] Read More >>

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The Man Who Went Under the Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever Has an Amazing New Face

Do you remember Richard Lee Norris? He was the guy who suffered a horrific gun accident in 1997 that ripped off his nose, chin, lips and teeth and turned him into a recluse. This past year he went under the most extensive face transplant ever and now after much recovery, his face is brand new. Read More >>

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Sperm Captured in 3D for the First Time Reveals Corkscrew Swimming Patterns

Scientists, bless their brains, have finally tracked the paths of sperm in 3D. It's the first time they've been successful in 3D-mapping the trajectory of sperm and it's revealed a few things about those drippy critters: some sperm swim in corkscrew-like patterns and others are 'hyperactive' and hectic. Your sperm has strokes, dude. Read More >>

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The Amazing Story About a Woman Who Needed to Be Upside Down to Stay Alive

Discover Magazine has an amazing story about how a woman needed to be carried upside down in order to stay alive. It sounds crazy but it's real. The reason she had to be held upside down was because her pacemaker had become disconnected from her heart and holding her upside down led the pacemaker to be reconnected. Read More >>

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The US Army Wants to Create a Nasal Spray That Prevents Suicide

Suicides are very sad but also, possibly, preventable and hopefully, treatable. The US Army is banking that it can develop a nasal spray that could prevent suicidal thoughts from ever occurring, and it's spending the next few years trying to combat suicide in soldiers with science. Read More >>

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These Awesome Glasses Will Make Your Veins Glow So Nurses Won't Have to Keep Stabbing You

If you're looking for a pair of futuristic glasses that have realistic, earth-shifting implications, check out these frames by 2AI Labs being tested by doctors right now (hmm? not who you were thinking?). They can make your veins glow so nurses can easily spot them, show a change in hemoglobin colour to locate trauma, and can be used to monitor how a patient is really feeling. Read More >>

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How Aspirin and Ibuprofen Actually Work Inside Your Body

Poppin' pills is a sorta magical, sorta scientific method in feeling better. When you get hurt? Pop pills. When you can't sleep? Pop pills. When you want to get high? Pop pills. But how do those tiny little capsules actually work? This video explains how aspirin and ibuprofen makes your body feel less pain. Read More >>

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The Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever Gives a Man a New Jaw, Teeth, Tongue, Muscle, Tissue, Bone and Skin

In 1997, Richard Lee Norris suffered a horrific gun accident that ripped off his nose, chin, lips and teeth and turned him into a recluse. 15 years later, doctors were able to perform the "most extensive face transplant ever" and give him a brand new face and new life. Read More >>

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