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Bizarre Fact #41:
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Gold salts are sometimes injected into the muscles to relieve arthritis.

Bizarre Fact #42:
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Hailed as a wonder drug in the late nineteenth century, cocaine was outlawed in the United States in 1914.

Bizarre Fact #43:
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Hay fever is the sixth most prevalent chronic condition in the United States.

Bizarre Fact #44:
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Heroin is the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.

Bizarre Fact #45:
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Homo sapiens shouldn't feel too high and mighty, even though they currently dominate the Earth. After all, they are covered with flesh that medical scientists have determined bears an important resemblance to Silly Putty. The specific gravity of your skin and the gooey stuff is close enough that doctors have actually used Silly Putty to align and test CAT scan machines.

Bizarre Fact #46:
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Human blood travels 60,000 miles per day on its journey through the arteries, arterioles and capillaries and back through the venules and veins.

Bizarre Fact #47:
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Human lungs are 100 times easier to blow up than a standard toy balloon. But they tend to make lousy party favors.

Bizarre Fact #48:
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Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.

Bizarre Fact #49:
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If you combined all the muscles in an average human in to one muscle, the force it would be capable of producing is about 2,000 tonnes.

Bizarre Fact #50:
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If you lock your knees while standing long enough, you will pass out.


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