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26Rodney Dangerfield

When Rodney Dangerfield was asked how long he'd be hospitalized for brain surgery, he responded, "If all goes well, about a week. If not, about an hour and a half." - Source

27. A man named Bruce Bridgeman spent 67 years of his life stereoblind, unable to experience depth perception. It was only after having to pay for 3D glasses to watch the movie Hugo that his brain suddenly clicked and he was able to experience three-dimensional vision. - Source

28. There is actually a specific area of the brain known as the bilateral vomitation center. It notes when your tummy is upset and makes the final decision whether to barf or not to barf. - Source

29. A study found that nearly half of all homeless men had suffered a "traumatic" brain injury, with 87% having sustained the injury prior to becoming homeless. - Source

30. In 2007, a 44-year-old man went to the doctor for minor leg discomfort and doctors found that his brain had reduced in size by 50%-75%. - Source

31Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is considered by some scientists to be Type 3 diabetes because it results from resistance to insulin in the brain. - Source

32. A man named George who was suffering from severe OCD and a phobia of germs attempted to commit suicide at the age of 19 by blowing his head with a gun. He survived and the bullet eliminated his mental illness without any brain damage.- Source

33. A pedophile had a brain tumor removed and with it, his paedophilic tendencies. When the tumor grew again in the same spot, his pedophile urges grew once more and disappeared once again after the second growth was surgically removed. - Source

34. Scientists at UCLA noticed that “time and time again” human beings suffer their first experience with anxiety or depression right after stomach illnesses. They did brain scans after patients ate probiotics, and found that stomach bacteria actually directly affected the connectivity of the brain.- Source

35. Your brain can actually create false memories and that some of those times when you believe yourself to be completely correct in something are a sign of this effect.

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36Gary Busey

In 1988, actor Gary Busey was involved in a severe motorcycle accident. Busey, not wearing a helmet, was in a coma for 33 days. In 2008, a psychiatrist determined that the accident caused brain damage and that is why he is considered to have an eerie and bizarre persona. - Source

37. Exercising makes you both more productive and happier for the day that you exercise. It affects your brain function and memory, and the positive effect lasts for the entire day. - Source

38. The human brain remains half awake when sleeping in a new environment for the first time. - Source

39. Whenever you move your eyes quickly from one point to another point, there is a disconnect between your eyes and brain, so your perception of time stretches backward slightly. This is why, when you first look at a clock, it appears to take longer than a second to move. - Source

40. The world's fastest supercomputer (TH-2) requires 24 million Watts of power, but still needs to be about 100,000 times faster to match our 20 Watt brain.

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10-20% of Americans and a higher percent of Europeans are infected with a brain parasite from cats that makes them 2.5 times more likely to get in a car accident, changes personality traits, contributes to schizophrenia, and may cause sexual attraction to cat urine. - Source

42. Solitary confinement can cause neurological damage that is so profound it can be seen on EEG-scans and "the brain may become as impaired as one that has incurred a traumatic injury".- Source

43. CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta saved a Marine's life after he was shot in the head during the opening days of the invasion of Iraq. Without proper tools, Gupta performed the brain surgery with a Black and Decker handheld drill. The Marine lived. - Source

44. There is a pair of craniopagus conjoined twins (Hogans Sisters) whose brains are so intertwined, they share all of their senses. They see what each other sees, taste what each other tastes, feel what each other feels. - Source

45. After President Kennedy's autopsy, his brain, tissue slides and other autopsy materials immediately disappeared and have not been found since. - Source

46False start

In athletics, if you move as the gun sounds, you have considered having false started - as the human brain cannot hear and process the noise of the starting gun in under 0.10 seconds. - Source

47. An Italian brain surgeon had a heart attack in the middle of an operation. He powered through it when he realized his patient would never recover if he stopped. - Source

48. The chills experienced when listening to music is a result of the brain releasing dopamine – this occurs when a piece of music moves you, or in anticipation of the peak moment during a song. - Source

49. Our brain perceives people who annoy us as moving slower than they actually are. - Source

50. Charles Whitman (Texas Tower shooter) asked to have an autopsy after his death to see what caused him to kill. After the autopsy, it was discovered that he had a tumor pressing on his brain, which could have been the reason for his shooting. - Source


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