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Bizarre Fact #11:
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Americans spend an estimated $500 million each year on allergy treatments.

Bizarre Fact #12:
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An itch is a stimulus affecting the nerve endings between the dermis and epidermis; scientists liken it to a form of pain. But that's neither here nor there. It's usually caused by histamine released in the epidermis. Scratching stops it, either by interfering with the nerve impulses or by temporarily damaging the nerves themselves.

Bizarre Fact #13:
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Approximately 16 Canadians have their appendices removed, when not required, every day.

Bizarre Fact #14:
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Between 25% to 33% of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.

Bizarre Fact #15:
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Between the ages of 30 and 70, you nose may lengthen and widen by as much as half an inch.

Bizarre Fact #16:
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Blonde beards grow faster than darker beards.

Bizarre Fact #17:
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Blood is red only in the arteries after it has left the heart and is full of oxygen. Blood is a purplish, blue color in the veins as it returns to the heart, thanks to having picked up carbon dioxide and other wastes from the body's cells. In fact, your blood is red throughout only half your body. When cut, of course, the blood always appears red because it is instantly exposed to oxygen outside the body.

Bizarre Fact #18:
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Brain surgery is done with the patient still awake. The brain has no nerves therefore it has no sensation. The person is put to sleep to open the skull but after that the person wakes up to see the operation be completed.

Bizarre Fact #19:
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By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.

Bizarre Fact #20:
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Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98 crew to scurvy (a lack of vitamin C) on his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768. By 1795 the importance of eating citrus was realized, and lemon juice was issued on all British Navy ships.


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