If you’ve ever had a medical emergency, you’ve probably heard some funny health facts, but did you know that a shark’s cornea can save your life? And did you know that laughing can reduce stress? There’s more! Read on to learn more about these fun facts. And if you’re in a bad mood, try laughing! Listed below are some of the most ridiculous health facts – and the most important ones!
Right-handed people live nine years longer than left-handed people
A new study has found that right-handed people are less likely to die in accidents than left- handers. Researchers at the University of Buffalo, Canada, analyzed data from nearly 1,000 deaths and found that right-handed people are three to nine years younger than left-handers in vehicular accidents, industrial accidents, and other causes of death. The researchers attribute the dramatic difference between the two hand types to the design of vehicles, machines, and neurological defects.
Researchers Halpern and Coren examined data from thousands of elderly individuals who had died before the study was conducted. They called the families of the deceased to find out if they were left-handed or right-handed. The data from these people were flawed, because many were raised as left-handed and forced to change their handedness. Ultimately, the results were not statistically significant. A follow-up study was conducted involving opposite-handed twins born in 1900-1910. They found no difference in longevity.
Did you know that shark cornea is almost identical to human cornea? Scientists have successfully used shark cornea for human eye surgery. Because they are so similar to human cornea, surgeons have been able to replicate it with great success. The human eye blinks approximately twelve times a minute, but the cornea of a shark is only visible for about a sixth of that time. The cornea of a shark has been used to repair eyes for years.
The human cornea is a clear dome-shaped structure that focuses light into the eye. Damage to the cornea may result in blindness, which can be reversed with corneal transplants. Because shark corneas are so similar to human eye tissue, they are compatible with human corneal transplant surgeries. The iris is a unique feature of the human eye, with 256 characteristics. As a result, many security devices use iris scanners to recognize individuals.
Regenerative powers of the human body
The regenerative powers of the human body are active at many levels, and are not just limited to the human body. Some organs, including the skin, regenerate naturally, including the liver.
Others, such as the endometrium, undergo regeneration during menstruation, regrowing until the next period. Similarly, a human’s liver can regenerate when injured, although regeneration requires about 25% of the original liver mass. The regeneration process involves epithelial cells undergoing dedifferentiation, proliferation and re-differentiation.
The concept of regeneration has underpinned numerous bio-social innovations, including cosmetic products and procedures, and attempts to reengineer the human. In addition, it has inspired works of fiction and art that explore ageing and degeneration, and the dangers of maturing regenerative science. But a few studies have questioned the role of regeneration in medicine. Some authors have suggested that there may be a place for human interventions to stimulate the human body’s regenerative powers.
Laughter as a stress buster
Research has shown that laughter releases natural pain killers and stimulates the circulation of oxygen in the body. Laughing decreases physical stress because laughter improves blood circulation. When you laugh, the heart rate and blood sugar levels fall. And when we laugh, the immune system responds by increasing its production of neuropeptides that fight mental conditions. The immune system benefits when there is laughter in the body, and laughter relieves stress and tension.
Laughter is a natural stress buster because it releases powerful chemicals called endorphins that make us feel better. While some people thrive under pressure, others are not so fortunate. The therapeutic effects of laughter are enormous, as it can help people deal with work-related stress, improve their social skills, and even improve their physical health. In addition to relieving stress, laughter can improve your mood and increase your energy level.
Health benefits of dark chocolate
Studies have shown that eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate can reduce inflammation and protect the body against cancer and heart disease. The good microbes in your gut feed on chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds. The good microbes in your gut help fight other bacteria that cause inflammation, such as those that cause constipation, bloating, and diarrhea. They also lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Researchers from Louisiana State University conducted a study comparing the effect of dark chocolate on stomach bacteria.
Studies have also shown that dark chocolate can reduce cholesterol levels in your arteries, which could help reduce your risk of heart disease. However, one study showed that eating chocolate less frequently had no effect on calcified plaque in arteries. The benefits of dark chocolate are far-reaching, and we should consider them as we continue to research their health benefits. While we can’t deny the delicious taste of dark chocolate, it’s important to limit the amount you eat, because it can have harmful side effects.