Consciousness Could Remain Active After Death
It ain't over til it's over, and even then…we're not so sure. No really! A new study from the NYU Langone School of Medicine suggests that the consciousness may still be active for a time after a body is declared physically dead.
In other words, it might be possible for people to hear they're about to head to the morgue. The study looked at people who had been declared dead and then brought back. Researchers say that around 40% said they remained somewhat aware while a tiny percentage said they could hear full conversations.
While all brain function pretty much stops immediately when blood flow stops, this study and another 2013 study involving mice suggests that there could be residual brain activity for a short time after death.
- "In the same way that a group of researchers might be studying the qualitative nature of the human experience of 'love', for instance, we're trying to understand the exact features that people experience when they go through death,” Dr. Sam Parnia explains. “Because we understand that this is going to reflect the universal experience we're all going to have when we die.”
Source: The Independent
Wedding Crashing Dog Gets Happy Ending
When Marilla and Matheus recently tied the knot in Brazil, they had an unexpected guest show up and refuse to leave. But this was no ordinary wedding crasher - it was a stray dog who kept coming back inside every time he was kicked out.
“As the ceremony started, to everyone’s surprise, it was the dog who came in when the bridal chorus began to play,” Marilla explains. This dog even took a rest on her veil as she and her husband exchanged vows!
Luckily, the bride thought the pooch was cute and the newlyweds allowed him to stay. Once the wedding was over, the couple decided to adopt the dog, tracking him down and naming him Snoop. Marilla says he’s adjusting to his new routine and they’re really happy with their new member of the family. Now that’s what we call a happy ending.
Source: Huffington Post
Uranus Will Be Visible Tonight-Yeah, yeah we know the jokes, but still this is cool.
Uranus could be bright enough to see for one night only. NASA says onlookers may be able to catch a glimpse of the blue planet with a naked eye tonight. Binoculars will do the trick, too and if you have a telescope you could see Uranus all month.
The planet will be visible in the southeast sky. Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun and has the third largest diameter in the solar system.Source: USA Today
Men Who Get Blood From Pregnant Woman Have A Higher Death Risk-How about we call this the “You did this to me!” Syndrome?
There's a health risk for men who get blood donations from women who have been pregnant. Dutch researchers studied over 30-thousand people who received blood donations from six hospitals over a ten-year period. They tracked who the recipients got their blood from and then analyzed death rates for three years. The only difference they found was in men who received blood from women who had been pregnant. The study says those men were more likely than other recipients to have died after three years.
Scientists say when women become pregnant their blood creates an antibody that may cause severe lung problems. And that’s what many of the guys are dying from! Experts add there still isn't enough data on the role of pregnancy to support changing current blood donation policies.Source: Telegraph
Pole Dancing Could Be on Track to Becoming an Olympic Sport- Also Dodgeball, Foosball and Arm Wrestling
The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF), which has officially existed since 2009, has been granted “observer status” by the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) which officially recognizes activities as a sport. This move will allow the pole sports federation to apply for the Olympics once they are full members. National pole dancing groups can now also apply for official recognition as a sport on the national level. Pole dancing joins the World Arm Wrestling Federation, the World Dodgeball Association, the International Table Soccer Federation (yes, foosball), and a few other lesser-known sports as Observers in the global sports organization.
- Which sport would you like to see in the Olympics?
ICYMI: World Record Set In Pumpkin Pie Eating
A new world record has been set in Clarence, New York. Our champion? The legendary Molly Schuyler, who buried her face in 48 pieces of pie (downing them all in 10 minutes, btw) at the Hands-Free World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship.
For those scoring at home, that equates to 16.8 pounds of the stuff. Here’s a little fun fact for you to go along with it. She weighs 115-pounds, and held the previous record when she took down 47 pieces in 2015. You gotta love a woman who loves to eat pie.