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Does the right eye feed information to the left brain hemisphere while the left eye feeds information to the right brain hemisphere?

Changingminds writes in Right and Left Brain: The brain cortex (the crinkly 'walnut' bit) is divided into two clear hemispheres, connected by the corpus callosum, which provides an 'information ...
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Do the ulna and radius in the left arm take up more volume than the ulna and radius in the right arm?

The creative commons licensed 3D anatomy model BodyParts3D lists the volume for various bones. It lists for the left ulna 81.9 cm3 while it lists 73.3 cm3 for the right ulna. It lists for the left ...
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Are male and female brains connected in a completely different manner?

I found this claim on Focus, an Italian pop-sci magazine: Le reti di connessioni cerebrali nel cervello dei maschi (in alto) e in quelle donne (in basso): in blu sono visibili i collegamenti all'...
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Do individual heart cells “beat” when isolated?

In his book The Third Ear, author Chris Lonsdale makes the following claim in chapter 14: Some years ago, scientists did a very interesting experiment. They placed a single, live, heart cell into ...
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Does drinking coffee reduce breast size?

A study of 300 women done in the UK says that drinking 3 cups of coffee per day can cause a woman's breasts to shrink by an average of 17%. drinking three or more cups a day was enough to cause a ...
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Does Guillermo Ochoa have six fingers on his right hand?

http://www.friendsoffulham.com/forum/index.php?topic=8451.0 http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A82916067 The claim is that Guillermo Ochoa has six fingers on his right hand. Is this true?
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Is Fukushima Dai-ichi responsible for earless bunnies?

Picture scraper @Globe_Pics, which has 520,000 followers, tweeted the following (currently 205 retweets, and 135 favorites): Earless bunnies were born in Japan after the Fukushima Nuclear ...
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Does Parsley Help in Cleansing Kidney?

A quick Google with Parsley Kidney Cleanse, would return a search results of blogs and personal articles where it claims how regularly drinking refrigerated filtered water boiled with Parsley helps in ...
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Compared to Japanese people, do Koreans have narrow eyes?

In the article, "In polite Japan, vulgarities rise as hate speech spreads", it brings up anti-Korean sentiment in Japan. A Japanese person who was a member of a protest organized by Zaitokukai ...
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Can humans functionally move their eyeballs independently of one another?

Recently I see a lot of links to Ed Macy's book "Apache" (related from Google glass articles' comments). It took me two years to learn how to "see" properly -- how to see in an Apache World. I ...
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Is T. Rex more similar to sparrows than to stegosaurus?

From XKCD: XKCD comic 1211 claims that the anatomy of sparrows and T. Rex are more similar than those of T. rex and stegosaurus. While it looks like neither T. rex nor sparrows would be any good at ...
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Is it possible for a pine tree to grow in your lungs?

This question came up at lunch today, and I didn't believe my friend when he said someone had a pine tree growing in his lungs. I have found several sources: 1, 2, 3 Source #2 has a key note: ...
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Could an adult mind automatically adjust if a person was to wear glasses that inverted/flipped all vision?

It is known that the human eye anatomy makes it so that all images we see with our eyes are flipped upside down. Without noticing it, at an early age, the brain is adjusted to this. What I mean is ...
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Is the heart symbol based on female anatomy?

I recently read, and read before that the origin of the heart shape is based on the female anatomy. I have tried researching it and every source I find gives differing opinions on the matter. On a ...
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Length of uncoiled human DNA

I recently came across this fact: There's enough DNA in the human body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back. A couple of "Bollocks!" alarms began to chime in my head. While I expect that it ...
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Are people taller in the morning than at night?

I've heard this claim quite a few times and have even repeated it as fact. The basic claim is that 'gravity compresses the spine' during the waking hours and since (most people) sleep at night, they ...
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Is the quantity and/or quality of milk produced in a female human related to the appearance of her breasts?

I guess if The Simpsons are a sufficient source for a claim, then this should be as well... The purse girl hits everything on my checklist: creamy skin, straight teeth, curly hair, amazing breasts....
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If you shave or wax, will the hair grow back stronger or thicker?

Many people believe that if you shave or - especially - wax your legs, arms, chest, pubic hair or armpits then the hair will grow back stronger, or thicker, or more black, or more rapidly, or any ...