You’re more likely to die on your birthday than any other day

A study involving a staggering 2.4 million people has revealed that dying on your birthday is possibly more common than we might assume. Researchers in Switzerland determined that the effect may be due to something called the anniversary reaction hypothesis, and even cite stress surrounding the big day as a reason people are prone to kick it on their birthdays.

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Burgers are three times bigger than they were in the 50s

Recent research suggests that the bigger your plate, the likelier it is you’ll overeat. The same logic may apply to fast food, where according to a new infographic by the Centers for Disease Control, portion sizes for popular items have increased dramatically since the 1950s.

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Stressed men are more social

A team of researchers led by the psychologists and neuroscientists at the University of Freiburg, Germany, examined in a study how men react in stressful situations. In the study, subjects who were under stress showed significantly more positive social behavior than control subjects who were not in a stressful situation. Negative social behavior, on the other hand, was not affected by stress.

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Some people can hear their eyeballs move

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Some people with a rare medical condition known as “superior canal dehiscence syndrome” can actually hear their eyeballs move.
Superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) is a rare condition affecting the ear which causes the person having it to hear sounds inside their body, among other things.

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Your fetal cells are most likely still living inside your mother, even if she had you several decades ago

It turns out that the bonds between a mother and her child are not merely psychological or even genetic: During pregnancy, the mother and the fetus literally exchange cells, leaving identifiable bits and pieces of the child inside the mother – and vice versa – for decades after birth.

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