Julius Wagner-Jauregg was an Austrian physician, and Nazi supporter, that lived from March 7, 1857, until September 27, 1940.
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The man who discovered the precursor to Viagra had the nastiest show & tell ever. You won't believe what happened.
Giles Brindley is a British physiologist, musicologist and composer.
He made important contributions to the physiology of the retina and colour vision, and treatment of erectile dysfunction. He is also a pioneer in visual prosthetics, developing one of the first visual prostheses in the 1960s.
He is perhaps best known for an unusual scientific presentation at the 1983 Las Vegas meeting of the American Urological Association.
There, he removed his trousers to show the audience his chemically induced erection and invited them to inspect it closely. He had injected papaverine into his penis in his hotel room before the presentation.
He surely was willing to do anything to prove his point!
You wake up feeling like you are hung-over, muscles hurt, then you realize you need to run to the bathroom.
You call in sick to work, and spend the day in bed – quietly hoping your intestines will calm down and while you don’t feel like eating – you just want to keep down some water for a bit.
The next day you wake up feeling fine- maybe a touch weak, but ok. It isn’t the flu, you were poisoned.
No virus, influenza or otherwise, lasts for only 24 hours. When flu season comes, that miserable virus will last 2 to 3 weeks. What does last for that period of time is food born illness.
Some awesome lists!
Although the debate over the delay of ICD-10 has been heated, if there's one thing both sides can agree on, it's the sometimes-hilarous specificity of some of the new ICD-10 codes.
The ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization.
It codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases.
The code set allows more than 14,400 different codes and permits the tracking of many new diagnoses. The codes can be expanded to over 16,000 codes by using optional sub-classifications.
Some codes can be classified as "unusual". One of them is code W5922XA: Struck by a turtle. Here's some more interesting ones:
- V9542XA: Spacecraft crash injuring occupant, initial encounter.
- A281: Cat scratch disease.
- W5609XA: Other contact with dolphin, initial encounter.
- S1087XA: Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck, initial encounter. (aka a hickie)
- G4482: A headache associated with sexual activity
There are plenty more! Make sure you check the source link to check some unusual ones.
Gallium melts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit and does not occur in nature.
At low temperatures, gallium is a brittle solid. It was discovered in 1875 and since it's discovery has primarily been used in high temperature thermometers and in preparing of metal alloys.
It is used in microwave circuitry and infrared applications. Check out the video and how quickly it melts in your hand!
Gaby also talked about this in one of our OMG Facts videos