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Bizarre Fact #91:
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The first drug that was offered as a water-soluble tablet, was aspirin in 1900.

Bizarre Fact #92:
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The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of blood pumped per heartbeat.

Bizarre Fact #93:
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The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.

Bizarre Fact #94:
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The hardest substance in the human body is enamel.

Bizarre Fact #95:
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The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.

Bizarre Fact #96:
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The human kidney consists of over 1 million little tubes with a total length of about 40 miles in both kidneys.

Bizarre Fact #97:
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The iris membrane controls the amount of light that enters your eye.

Bizarre Fact #98:
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The kidneys filter about 500 gallons of blood each day.

Bizarre Fact #99:
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The lens of the eye continues to grow throughout a person's life.

Bizarre Fact #100:
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The lens of the human eye continues to go throughout a person's life.


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