A Boy Ate 3 Laundry Pods. This Is What Happened To His Lungs.

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A boy ate three laundry pods in one bite.This is what happened to his lungs. “JR” is a 17 year old boy presenting to the emergency room with emesis, respiratory distress, and somnolence. His mother Jane tells the admitting nurse that he had been vomiting, gagging, and struggling to breathe for at least 30 minutes. […]

Why Do We Drink Milk in School?

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If you were ever a kid going to school in the US, then you probably remember seeing this in the cafeteria around lunch time. And that’s because President Truman and the 79th Congress passed the National School Lunch Act into law in 1946, and The School Breakfast Program received permanent authorization in 1975. That means […]

What if we Drink too much Tea? | #aumsum

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It’s AumSum Time. What if we Drink too much Tea? Nothing is too much for the Great AumSum. Oh AumSum. Tea plants absorb high amounts of fluoride from soil. Hence, tea leaves are a major source of fluoride. Small amount of fluoride is good for our dental health. But high doses of fluoride can prove […]

What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?

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Hey guys, today I’m back with another liquid nitrogen experiment… …and this time I am wearing safety glasses. Don’t get too excited, because they’re not gonna stay on for very long. Now, I just posted a video on filling up a balloon with liquid nitrogen, and when it exploded… …some of you expressed concern that […]

How Do Hand Sanitizers Work?

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Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are the ubiquitous little squeeze-bottle heroes of airports and hospitals, our allies against the flu and supposedly effective against all the things that ail ya. But what’s in there? And is it true that they kill 99.99% of germs, as popular brands claim? Most popular hand sanitizers are alcohol-based. The active ingredient […]

What’s the Best Way to Pour Beer?

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♪ INTRO ♪ Beer. It’s refreshing, delicious, bubbly, tingly, and full of chemistry. We’ve talked about the science of making beer, but there’s also a science to the way we pour beer. You probably know the drill: Always tilt the glass. But why? It’s all about the foam. Beer has lots of dissolved carbon dioxide—the […]

How Much Water Do We Really Need to Drink?

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In elementary school, most of us learn the human body is 75% water and we are supposed to drink eight glasses of water every single day. But that H2O knowledge, that’s evaporated. Hey, hydraters. Trace here for D News. Babies are wet. Yeah, they are soaked in water. A recent NPR blog post talked about […]

A Man Drank 3 Liters Rum Everyday Since Age 13. This is What Happened To His Liver.

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A man drank 3 liters of rum everyday since age 13. This is what happened to his liver JB is a 27 year old man presenting to the emergency room with “hematemesis”: the vomiting of blood. Breathing fast and heart beating fast, JB quickly falls unconscious just before admission. His younger sister Kristin, in tears, […]

What Happens if You Stop Drinking Caffeine?

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This is a Second Thought video in collaboration with Better Ideas. Make sure to watch his video after this. In a previous episode we looked at what would happen to your body if you stopped drinking soda. The list was pretty impressive, and the most common question in the comment was “What about caffeine?” So, […]

Extreme Animal Milks You Probably Don’t Want To Drink

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If you’ve had a cup of coffee with cream lately, or maybe cereal with milk, you’ve come to the right place. Because, while you may not have thought of it then, milk is weird. Well, the liquid itself isn’t that weird. It’s super useful. But the way that we use it? That’s weird. I mean, […]