No Parent Will Ever Fully Have Tay-Sachs Disease

No Parent Will Ever Fully Have Tay-Sachs Disease

No Parent Will Ever Fully Have Tay-Sachs Disease No Parent Will Ever Fully Have Tay Sachs Disease. This is because a parent can only be a carrier of this disease. If each parent has the gene for Tay-Sachs and they pass it on to their baby, the disease will be fatal during childhood. What is […]

Humans Produce Enough Saliva to Fill Two Pools

Humans Produce Enough Saliva to Fill Two Pools

Humans Produce Enough Saliva to Fill Two Pools Humans produce enough saliva to fill two pools in a lifetime. That is a massive amount of saliva. In one day a human can produce up to a liter and a half of the bodily fluid. Because it is a bodily fluid, it has the ability to […]

The History of Gastric Bypass and Obesity in America

The History of Gastric Bypass and Obesity in America

The History of Gastric Bypass and Obesity in America The first laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery was performed in 1994, by Alan Wittgrove. Before then, procedures were very invasive. In the last 20 plus years, the amount of people electing to receive gastric bypass surgery has dramatically increased in conjunction with obesity rates. Obesity is declared […]

How Pure Were Royal Bloodlines?

How Pure Were Royal Bloodlines?

How Pure Were Royal Bloodlines? Royals wanted their bloodlines to be pure. They believed that if they married royalty with royalty, they would have an elite genetic condition far differing from commoners. The only problem with their logic was that they did not know how genetics worked. Charles Darwin discovered that genetics is strongest when […]

Unfolded, the Small Intestine Can Be Around 20 Feet

Unfolded, the Small Intestine Can Be Around 20 Feet

Unfolded, the Small Intestine Can Be Around 20 Feet The small intestine may confuse some people with its focus on small. The small of the small intestines refers to its width. The large intestine is actually shorter and much wider. If someone was to unfold the small intestine it would reach to around 20 feet.

Having Organs On The Other Side Of The Body

Having Organs On The Other Side Of The Body

Having Organs On The Other Side Of The Body It is crazy to think that there are people who have their organs on the wrong side of their body. Situs inversus is a condition in which people have their organs flipped in mirror image on the other side of their body. It is weird to […]

People With Two Different Eyes Have Heterochromia

People With Two Different Eyes Have Heterochromia

People With Two Different Eyes Have Heterochromia Have you ever seen a person who has two different colored eyes? One blue, and one is brown? This is heterochromia. Heterochromia is the full or partial expression of two genes at the same time. This can occur in eye color, skin, or hair. There are a few […]

Fun Fact Friday: Cloning Dolly the Sheep

Fun Fact Friday: Cloning Dolly the Sheep

Cloning Dolly the Sheep Cloning has been a topic of debate for decades. Science fiction movies use it to scare people at the premise that they can be cloned, and then have their lives destroyed by an evil clone. Scientists see cellular replication happen daily at the microscopic level. With this replication, they hypothesized that […]

Incidence of Red Hair and The History Surrounding It

Incidence of Red Hair and The History Surrounding It

Incidence of Red Hair and The History Surrounding It Red Hair Red hair is the rarest naturally occurring hair color. About 1-2% of the entire world population has red hair. The majority of redheads live in Scotland,¬†Ireland, England, and Germany. Famous people with red hair include; Amy Adams, Rose Leslie,¬†Juliane Moore, Nicole Kidman, Lucille Ball, […]

Fun Fact Friday: Blood Clots

Fun Fact Friday: Blood Clots

Blood Clots When you think of blood clots you probably think of a friend or family who has been hospitalized for having them. Blood clotting is an important process that helps to stop the blood from flowing out of an injury. Platelets and proteins in your plasma work to help stop the bleeding by forming […]