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How Liver Problems Can Lead to Brain Disease

How Liver Problems Can Lead to Brain Disease

[INTRO ♪ Your brain works together with the rest of your body in lots of different ways. If things go wrong with some organs, like if your heart stops pumping, your brain’s obviously going to have a bad time. But sometimes the connection is a little less straightforward. Take the

How “Flying Death” Has Saved Hundreds of Lives

How “Flying Death” Has Saved Hundreds of Lives

*Intro music Hundreds of years ago, European explorers discovered South American tribes that hunted with poison-tipped arrows. This killing concoction went by many names, like curare, and flying death. Although it probably tasted terrible, eating curare didn’t do a thing. The poison had to get into an animal’s bloodstream, and

What Happens If You Stop Pooping?

What Happens If You Stop Pooping?

♪ This episode’s going to get real. So… be prepared for that Let’s start here: Nobody likes to be constipated. Sometimes — because of things like diet or stress —- you don’t poop for a little while. It happens to me whenever Igo on vacation and I’m like “Why?! I’m

Why Does Spicy Food Burn When You Poop?

Why Does Spicy Food Burn When You Poop?

Lots of people love the painful deliciousness of spicy food. At least… when it’s in your mouth. But why do foods that burn going in also burn going out? Well, turns out, it’s for the same biological reasons. Because in some ways, your butt is a lot like your mouth.

White Sand Beaches: You’re Sunbathing on Fish Poop

White Sand Beaches: You’re Sunbathing on Fish Poop

Let’s say you wanted to make yourself a white, sandy beach. Y’know, like the ones in Hawai’i or islands in the South Pacific where people take luxurious vacations and lots of Instagram photos. It turns out, the recipe for that picturesque white sand is pretty simple. There are a couple

How Do You Get Rid of a Canker Sore?

How Do You Get Rid of a Canker Sore?

so you’re sitting there trying to eat your breakfast burrito but this thing inside your lip hurts every time you take a bite then you go for a swig of orange juice and it stings so much that your eyes start to water that’s life with a canker sore technically

How to Get Drunk on Bread

How to Get Drunk on Bread

It almost sounds like a Sherlock Holmes case: A 61-year-old man staggers into a Texas emergency room feeling light-headed, nauseous, and dizzy. The nurses think he looks kinda hammered, so they give him a Breathalyzer test, and sure enough, his blood alcohol concentration clocks in at a very drunk .37

Why Can’t I Poop When I Travel?

Why Can’t I Poop When I Travel?

[♪ INTRO] It’s happened to the best of us: You’re in the middle of a long-awaited vacation only to realize… you haven’t pooped in days. And when you do try to go… it’s just not happening. Congratulations: You are experiencing traveler’s constipation. It’s why I don’t go places. It’s the

The Man Who Tried to Give Himself An Ulcer… For Science

Here at SciShow, we don’t like to indulge the idea of the ‘mad scientist.’ But sometimes scientists do live up to the stereotype, and resort to doing things most of us would never do. Like experimenting on themselves to prove a point. In 1984, an Australian doctor named Barry Marshall

Your Appendix Isn’t Useless, After All

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace. From websites and online stores to marketing tools and analytics, Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence and run your business. [♪ INTRO] The appendix gets a bad rap. You probably never think about it unless it’s the reason you’re