Wednesday, November 6, 2019

DYK: 10 facts based around Coma

From: Paul J.
Sent: November 1, 2019
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: DYK: 10 facts based around Coma

Thanks Paul for sending in your request for 10 interesting facts based around Coma. Be sure to watch the video below and subscribe to our YouTube channel. ~Den


1. Did you know that a six-year-old named Elaine Esposito went to the hospital for a routine appendectomy. She went under general anesthetic and never came out. Dubbed "The Sleeping Beauty" Esposito stayed in a coma for 37 years and 111 days before succumbing in 1978. The longest-ever coma.
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2. Did you know that potatoes contain toxic compounds known as glycoalkaloids, of which the most prevalent are solanine and chaconine. Glycoalkaloid poisoning may cause headaches, diarrhea, cramps, and, in severe cases, coma and death. However, poisoning from cultivated potato varieties is very rare. Learn more.

3. Did you know that in 1937, Angelo Hays was declared dead and buried 3 days later. 2 days after that, an insurance investigation exhumed him and found him in a coma. He made a complete recovery. He later invented a coffin complete with upholstery, a food locker, chemical toilet, library, and radio transmitter. Learn more.

4. Did you know that Betty Robinson, a US Olympic runner who was believed to have died in a plane crash, but instead was in a coma. In a wheelchair for 6 months and unable to walk properly for 2 years. She then went on to win a Gold medal in the Relay Race. Learn more.

5. Did you know that Vesna Vulovic, a Serbian flight attendant who survived the highest ever fall by a human being without a parachute after her aircraft broke up at 33,000 feet (10,000 meters). She suffered many broken bones and was in a coma for 10 days but eventually made a near-full recovery. Learn more.

6. Did you know that a woman was nearly killed after teens threw a 20 lb frozen turkey through the windshield of her moving car. When she woke from a coma with brain damage and a surgically reconstructed face, she pressed for leniency in the case, transforming the delinquent teen's life. They still keep in touch today. Learn more.

7. Did you know that that apple seeds contain cyanide. Eating 20 apple cores will kill an adult, while eating less can result in paralysis, coma, and brain damage. Learn more.

8. Did you know that the national fruit of Jamaica, the Ackee, is poisonous in all but one small portion, and that portion is only safe to eat after the fruit has naturally opened on its own. Eating it prematurely or any other part at all causes "Jamaican Vomiting Sickness," which can lead to coma or death. Learn more.

9. Did you know that voice of Bugs Bunny, Mel Blanc, fell into a coma after a car accident and would only respond to people who addressed him as one of his many cartoon characters and did so in character. The first thing he said after 3 weeks was "What's up doc?" to a doctor who said "How ya doin Bugs Bunny?" Learn more.

10. Did you know that Beck Weathers was left for dead twice after falling into a coma while climbing Everest. At some point, his body warmed up and he regained consciousness. Blind, numb and severely frostbitten, he stumbled 300yd into Camp IV. He was saved in the 2nd highest altitude helicopter rescue in history. Learn more.

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