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Nope, no blood. Not even in a completely raw steak, despite often being called "bloody." 🥩👀 While hemoglobin transports oxygen throughout the blood, its close relative myoglobin carries oxygen through the muscles. 💪

And that red color you see? It’s the result of muscle tissue absorbing myoglobin’s red pigment. The bloody-looking color “locks” into place when a raw steak is exposed to carbon monoxide before it has time to naturally darken. But don’t fret! It’s very common for commercial meat packers to treat raw meat with carbon monoxide to maintain its freshness, and that classic barbecue flavor everyone loves comes from the carbon monoxide in smoke.🍽

🐐 Is there a goat equivalent to a valley girl accent? Asking for a friend. 👀


Source: eNeuro
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Samuel L. Jackson did indeed join the cheerleading team during his time at the all-male Morehouse College....and why? So he could join the team’s travels and charm alllllll the ladies in the crowds, of course! 👀😁 And it worked! He met actress LaTanya Richardson, his now-wife, while visiting nearby Spelman College.

Now imagine if all of his infamous roles involved some high kicks and spirit fingers...🤗



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If you or your loved ones are struggling with persistent feelings of sadness, helplessness, or emptiness, you are not alone. Since 2013, diagnoses cases of major depressive disorder (also known as clinical depression) have risen significantly, becoming the second most impactful condition on overall health for insured Americans — ranking just below high blood pressure. And the increase in diagnoses shows no sign of slowing down.


According to a new report from health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) (which was based on 41 million insurance claims filed by privately insured members of BCBS), people who are diagnosed with major depressive disorder are roughly 30% less healthy overall on average than those without the depressive disorder. This dramatic decrease in overall health translates into nearly 10 years of healthy life lost for both men and women with depression, and BCBS predicts that it's very likely depression will rise to become the number-one cause for loss of longevity of life by 2030.





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Ani Liu, an artist who applies technology and science to develop multi-sensory experiences, has developed a way to bottle the scent of someone you love to eternalize them forever. Said Liu in an interview with 'National Geographic,' "Part of that process is to extract the volatile molecules from garments [test subjects] have worn and fix that into a solvent. It was a lot of experimentation. I had to try a lot of different solvents, concentrations, and settings in the distillation process." She added, "Physiologically, smell is so connected with memory. I did around six people: My husband, myself, my parents, a lab mate, and the chemist that was helping me out. Using my parents … was very emotionally driven. I know there will be a time when they pass away, so it was to create a time capsule of them before they passed." Amazing. 😊 Would you do this? 📷: National Geographic
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The more you know. 🏊‍♀️🙃
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The German car company has been manufacturing their bestselling currywurst alongside their cars in Wolfberg for 45 years now, even giving the pork sausage its very own part number: 199 398 500 A. 🚌
Would you try it? 👀🌭
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They communicate by, uh...peeing at each other. 🧐
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Last week, an 81-year-old Australian man nicknamed "The Man with the Golden Arm" gave his last donation of blood plasma to the Australian Red Cross Center, after more than 60 years and 1173 donations. 💉👴🏻Altogether, James Harrison has saved over 2.4 million babies thanks to a rare antibody in his blood, which has been used to make lifesaving medication for pregnant women who have a high risk of developing "rhesus D hemolytic disease" — a devastating condition that forces the women's antibodies to attack their unborn babies.
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HDN killed thousands of Australian babies annually before the 1960s, when scientists figured out how to use donor blood to create the medication (called Anti-D). Harrison was the first donor, and every batch of Anti-D ever made in Australia contains his antibodies. He was surrounded by mothers and their children during his last donation, and remarked that he was sad to reach the end of an era. "I'd keep on going if they let me," he noted.
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Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
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For comparison, 94% of the 55 and older crowd are confident that the earth is spherical, according to a new report from YouGov. 🌏📊
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While 66% are confident the world is round, more than 33% of young millennials aren’t so sure. The study also revealed that 18-24 year olds are likelier than any other age group to believe the world is flat.
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The study cites religion as the biggest demographic predictor of flat-earth convictions; 52% of those who said they believe the world is flat identified themselves as "very religious” — a descriptor that applies to only 20% of the total American population. 🗺
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Overall, the majority of Americans (84%) believe without a doubt that the earth is round - so don’t grab the pitchforks just yet.
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According to a BBC documentary, these days the process isn't quite so elaborate. ✈️ Flight attendants who have the misfortune to come across a corpse must cover the body with a blanket up to the neck. And hiding the recently deceased in a lavatory is strictly forbidden.☠️ #britishairways #themoreyouknow

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