Saturday, September 21, 2019

DYK: 10 facts based around Muscle

From: Kim N.
Sent: September 20, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: DYK: 10 facts based around Muscle


1. Did you know that Christopher Reeve bulked up over 40lb of muscle mass to play Superman with the help of David Prowse. Superman and Darth Vader were gym buddies.
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2. Did you know that Spiders don't have muscles in their legs. They extend them using a system of hydraulics powered by their blood pressure. When they die, spiders' legs curl up because the blood pressure is gone. Learn more.

3. Did you know that dogs evolved the specific muscles that give them the ability to raise their inner eyebrows more than 33,000 years ago as they became domesticated. It's an evolutionary trick used to manipulate humans. Learn more.

4. Did you know that many of the most popular essential oils used in homes today are toxic to dogs and cats even if they are simply used in a diffuser. Symptoms of oil toxicity include muscle tremors, lethargy, vomiting, and more. Learn more.

5. Did you know that "Stone Man Syndrome", Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) This extremely rare genetic mutation that causes fibrous tissue (muscle, tendon and ligament) to be ossified when damaged. People affected by FOP eventually become "frozen" into place. There is no cure yet. Learn more.

6. Did you know that more strength and muscle mass makes you live longer and healthier, especially strength. Athletes live on average 4 to 8 years longer than the general population. Learn more.

7. Did you know that honey could kill a baby because of Botulism spores that release toxins causing muscle weakness and breathing issues. Adults don't have the same risk as the stomach acid is strong enough to kill the spores. Learn more.

8. Did you know that Bell’s Palsy causes sudden facial paralysis to one side of your face and can happen without warning to anyone at any age. The cause is often unknown and the symptoms mimic that of a stroke. 30% of sufferers never recover their facial movement, but most regain muscle strength in 3 weeks to 6 months. Learn more.

9. Did you know that human fingers don't contain muscles. The muscles that move them are in the palm and forearm. Learn more.

10. Did you know that Platypus venom causes excruciating pain that can last for months on end, which cannot be relieved with conventional painkillers. Not even morphine works against it. The venom causes victims to become nauseated, suffer from cold sweats, and can even cause muscles to waste away. Learn more.

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