What Happens When You Get a Migraine?

woman suffering from migraine headache

Migraine is a debilitating neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. To say that migraines can be a real pain is one way to describe the misery that they bring. But with an estimated 10% of the world’s population affected by them, the medical community knows that it’s not just all …

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What Happens When We Hiccup?

lady hiccupping after drinking a sour beverage

It’s a weird and funny feeling when you hiccup. It is an interesting phenomenon that we all experience at one time or another. But what exactly is happening in our bodies when we hiccup, and why do they occur? Have you ever wondered what exactly causes this weird sensation? The short answer …

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The World’s Greatest Paleontological Hoax: The Piltdown Man

authentic can be fake

Stirring up controversies have always been an enticing premise for man. Some do it out of curiosity, some have a voracious desire for the fame (good or bad) that comes with it, and others are just bored. But whatever the reasons, the brouhaha and frenzy that stir up can become a source …

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What Happens When You Faint?

Fainting is unsettling for most people. It can happen suddenly, and we aren’t always aware of preventive measures. Sometimes, it’s nothing to worry about and can occur due to temporary factors like dehydration or exhaustion. Other times, it may signal a medical condition. This post covers the causes of fainting, preventive measures, …

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What Happens When You Lift Weights?

woman lifting weight

Are you thinking about lifting weights to improve your health and fitness? No doubt, strength training has many benefits to offer to people of most ages. But what exactly happens to your body when you start weight lifting?  This article offers a comprehensive overview of the effects of weight lifting on your …

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What Happens to Your Immune System When You Get Vaccinated?

administering a vaccine

Even before the uproar surrounding COVID-19, concerns about the safety and reliability of vaccines were already expressed by people around the world. In fact, the effectiveness of vaccines is one of the most controversial topics that have never really died down over the years.  Many strong and valid arguments are raised against …

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What Happens When Electricity Hits Water?

Introduction  Water in its pure form does not contain any salt or other impurities and cannot conduct electricity [1]. However, you won’t find pure water naturally because it’s a universal solvent liquid that can dissolve most minerals, chemicals and other substances. Pure water is something that can be produced in a laboratory. …

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What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles?

Cracking knuckles

Cracking knuckles is a common habit of many people. One study has shown that over 54% of people crack their knuckles for a number of reasons including sound, feeling, nervousness and stress, habit, and lastly, boredom [4]. However, most of us are not aware of what happens if we crack our knuckles. …

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What Happens When You Swallow Gum?

A woman chewing a gum

Chewing gum is perhaps one of the best to-go snack items to help you refresh your mouth and taste something sweet. However, quite a few people swallow gum rather than simply chewing and throwing it off. Chewing gum is difficult to swallow in the first place as it can get stuck in …

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