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What Causes Blisters

Today I found out what causes blisters. We’ve all seen them, and unfortunately most of us have had one. Those painful, pockets of goo that form because some over exercised, over caffeinated, happy to be living life, outdoors-man decides to include you in their daily torture fest that is a hike up mount agony!  So what exactly is going on […]

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What Causes Lactose Intolerance

##EMBED## Click Here to Learn Why Milk is White Lactose intolerance is caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase, which resides in the small intestine.  Once a baby is born, their lactase levels slowly diminish unless milk is consumed on a regular basis.  When the lactose is passing through your small intestine, it will become attached to the lactase […]

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Why We Laugh

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Tickle Yourself Contrary to popular belief, most laughter is not associated with humor, but rather stems from non-humor related social interactions.  This was discovered from a study covering over 2,000 cases of naturally occurring laughter, almost none of which stemmed from jokes or other such humor devices.  […]

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Why Veins Generally Look Blue

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and Other Interesting Blood and Body Related Facts Text Version Veins are very close to the surface of skin, which helps them play a role in heat dissipation.  Due to this closeness to the surface, they are very visible through the skin.  This near-surface location is largely why veins often appear blue despite the fact […]

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How Cyanide Poisoning Works

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn Why Blood Turns Dark Red, Not Blue When De-oxygenated Text Version Cyanide poisoning works by not allowing the body to use oxygen.  So the blood remains oxygenated after it passes through your body and back to the lungs.  Thus, it causes the body to suffocate, even though the lungs are working properly.

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