Funny Health Facts
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 … Read more