5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

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5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby LegionofShrooms » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:32 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_22180_5- ... -body.html

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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby aBagofYoughurt » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:43 pm

#5 complicates a lot of things.
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby LegionofShrooms » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:47 pm

Yeeeeeah sorry about that Marcuse. Might've gotten a little carried away.

But seriously. There are spiders in my face. Fuck science.
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby Marcuse » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:30 pm

It's no big deal. Spiders on the face would get me carried away too...

But not in the way you think ;)
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby LegionofShrooms » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:31 pm

Marcuse wrote:It's no big deal. Spiders on the face would get me carried away too...

But not in the way you think ;)

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I feel dirty. And not in the good way.
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby sunglasses » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:36 pm

THOSE AREN"T SPIDERS CRACKED

Mites are not spiders.

Jesus christ.

why do you do this to me cracked?!

NOT ALL 8 LEGS ARE SPIDERS
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby jbobsully11 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:01 pm

Regarding #2 (tooth stem cells), I thought they had figured out a while ago how to reprogram skin cells to behave like stem cells... is this all that much different?
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby Anglerphobe » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:41 pm

sunglasses wrote:THOSE AREN"T SPIDERS CRACKED

Mites are not spiders.

Jesus christ.

why do you do this to me cracked?!

NOT ALL 8 LEGS ARE SPIDERS


My spidey sense. It burns. I would post something to that effect under the article, but I am afraid of being downvoted into a spiral of alcoholism and despair for being a spider-sympathiser. For now I will just grumble.
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:44 pm

Jokes on you, us bears don't have these things!
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby CarrieVS » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:49 pm

*dusts Eric with flea powder*
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby Anglerphobe » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:50 pm

Ericthebearjew wrote:Jokes on you, us bears don't have these things!


You make up for it in that other sweetheart of the arachnid class, ticks, I wager. Which are of course spiders, according to Cracked's understanding of taxonomy.
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby MisterKrinkle » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:34 pm

Don't care if spiders or not, still...Image
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby cmsellers » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:38 pm

Number five isn't really all that surprising, since Demodex folliculorum (eyelash mites) have been known for a long time.

The disturbing thing is that at least with D. folliculorum their presence on your face was essentially a Schroedinger's cat situation: up until you're around 50, the majority of people don't have them, and even in really old people not everybody has eyelash mites. According to the article; 100% of people have D. brevis, and that is disturbing.

I tried calling the world's greatest exterminator after reading this article, but unfortunately he happens to believe that the presence arthropods on one's face is highly beneficial.

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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby thatindianguy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:45 pm

As disturbing as the face spiders are (silently screams) I'm more freaked out by the gut bacteria.

I mean tiny organisms that live in our bodies and control us?

I'm thinking the teeth entry wasn't the one that needed an Animorphs reference.

Also anyone else remember Animorphs? I stumbled onto it's Tropes page yesterday and can't stop thinking about that series.
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Re: 5 Insane Things We Recently Discovered in the Human Body

Postby Marcuse » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:49 pm

Animorphs is excellent, and should always be referenced.

But on the subject of the article, they're doing eyelash mites again? They did an article including them a while ago (like back in 2013 when I still read Cracked), so either their editing forgot that, or they're recycling content thinking we won't remember. Not great, though I get reusing them for the shock factor.

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