- Lichtenberg figures
- Also known as called “lightning flowers” can appear across the skin after being struck by lightning.
- They are transient and fade after a few days. [Reference]
- These are the earliest example of prosthetics – artificial toes found on mummified bodies, made from linen glue and plaster.
- They helped you keep your thongs on!! [Reference]
- Mick Jagger/Keith Richards wrote the song and it was released in 1966. [Reference]
- Wharton’s jelly is a mucopolysaccharide based substance found in the umbilical cord and in the eye.
- When it is exposed to temperature changes it collapses structures within the umbilical cord, thus acting as a physiological clamp approximately 5 minutes after birth.
- Let’s hope he brings ice cream instead. [Reference]
- It’s a diagnostic procedure to determine which hemisphere is dominant for speech (and memory/cognitive processing)
- Used prior to undergoing surgical procedures for epilepsy.
- The test helps determine whether an awake craniotomy is required.
- Otherwise known as the Wada test named after Canadian neurologist and epileptologist – Dr Juhn Atsushi Wada [Reference]
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