Woman has 'love' written with a blood vessel in her eye

She's got love in her eyes. Literally. A Redditor says that her mom has a blood vessel that spells love in her eye. Supposedly it's not some crazy wacky tattoo either, the blood vessel is just more pronounced than usual and shaped in a way that we would recognize. At least it doesn't say something awful! » 5/05/14 10:42pm 5/05/14 10:42pm

How a human lung is kept alive and breathing for a transplant

It's a pumping lung in a box, basically. Al Jazeera America specifies that its more properly known as the Organ Care System (OCS) but it's basically a human donor long being kept alive and breathing out of the body inside a box. The OCS machine is used to keep the blood and oxygen flowing to the donor organ so that it… » 2/05/14 12:09am 2/05/14 12:09am

Impressive 3D brain scan shows every neuron connection in a brain

If you look at the wires behind your entertainment console, you're going to see different colors tangled up with different things leading to different places you forgot existed. It's an awful ugly mess. Seeing the brain is like that, only the opposite because in its chaos is beauty. Just look at the 3D brain scan above » 1/31/14 10:41pm 1/31/14 10:41pm

This freakish skinless body is actually a synthetic human cadaver

Though it may look like it, this is not a still frame from a torture porn movie directed by the sadist Eli Roth. Instead, it's the new synthetic cadaver that medical students are now using to get their learn on. Instead of poking humans or operating on animals, medical students can play doctor with these frighteningly… » 10/31/13 9:05pm 10/31/13 9:05pm

A Man's Gut Brews Its Own Beer and Gets Him Drunk When He Eats Carbs

Okay, this is the best beer belly any one of us could ever dream of having. A 61-year-old man found himself getting drunk without ever drinking alcohol because he had brewer's yeast in his gut. Basically, whenever he ate any carbs, the man's intestinal tract would start turning that into beer and make him drunk. He… » 9/18/13 10:39pm 9/18/13 10:39pm

Holy Wow This Incredible Gel Stops Bleeding Instantly

This is either some sort of magical sorcery, camera trick or freaking awesome science fiction technology coming to real life. The Veti-Gel is a substance that can be applied to a wound and stop the bleeding immediately. It's insane how fast it works. Watch the video above to see it in action (don't watch if you're… » 3/21/13 2:00am 3/21/13 2:00am

A Woman Died from Drinking Too Much Coca Cola

It always seemed like a scare tactic that fat fearing parents would tell their sugar loving kids: if you drink too much Coke, you could die! (okay, maybe in a not so morbid way) But a woman actually died from drinking too much Coke. The coroner blamed the 30-year-old woman's 2.2 GALLON a day Coke problem—as in Coca… » 2/12/13 10:30pm 2/12/13 10:30pm

Watch Men Cringe and Cry in Pain As They Go Through a Simulation of…

Women have the ultimate trump card when it comes to dealing with pain: they give birth. And since men have no idea what giving birth even feels like, we really don't know how painful it really is. Maybe it's all a big conspiracy (kidding!). Maybe it's not that bad (of course it is!). Well, two men attached… » 1/21/13 11:00pm 1/21/13 11:00pm

Can Anyone Really Survive the Booby Traps in Home Alone?

There are few movies that get me in the holiday spirt as much as Home Alone does. I'm not kidding! As a kid, I always imagined myself being as clever as Macaulay Culkin, rigging my house with booby traps, holding down the fort at home. But do those booby traps actually do anything? The Week took a look at the injuries… » 12/20/12 11:00pm 12/20/12 11:00pm

You're Going to Be So Disgusted with Humans After Watching This Video

Human beings, I love ya, but man are we disgusting. This video by Aaron Rogers lists and animates all the scientific grossness of being a human and it gets pretty gnarly. Like how many hot tubs our saliva can fill and what our eye boogers are made from and all the other nasty stuff that comes with our human body.… » 12/15/12 2:00am 12/15/12 2:00am

Watch Unborn Twins Kick Each Other Inside the Womb

Sharing a small space with another person in real life is already difficult, can you imagine sharing space inside a mother's womb? Insane! But twins do it all the time and they seem to get along quite well after too. But it's not exactly happy go peaches, in this video you can see the twins kicking each other for… » 12/05/12 2:00am 12/05/12 2:00am

The Man Who Went Under the Most Extensive Face Transplant Ever Has an…

Do you remember Richard Lee Norris? He was the guy who suffered a horrific gun accident in 1997 that ripped off his nose, chin, lips and teeth and turned him into a recluse. This past year he went under the most extensive face transplant ever and now after much recovery, his face is brand new. » 10/17/12 11:00pm 10/17/12 11:00pm

Sperm Captured in 3D for the First Time Reveals Corkscrew Swimming…

Scientists, bless their brains, have finally tracked the paths of sperm in 3D. It's the first time they've been successful in 3D-mapping the trajectory of sperm and it's revealed a few things about those drippy critters: some sperm swim in corkscrew-like patterns and others are 'hyperactive' and hectic. Your sperm has… » 9/17/12 9:30pm 9/17/12 9:30pm

The Amazing Story About a Woman Who Needed to Be Upside Down to Stay…

Discover Magazine has an amazing story about how a woman needed to be carried upside down in order to stay alive. It sounds crazy but it's real. The reason she had to be held upside down was because her pacemaker had become disconnected from her heart and holding her upside down led the pacemaker to be reconnected. » 9/02/12 1:00pm 9/02/12 1:00pm