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Obesophobia: fear of gaining weight

Best Medicine

The worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.


"Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate." -- Charles M. Schulz

Medical History


This week in 1871, Henry W. Bradley in Binghamton, New York, was awarded U.S. Patent No. 110,626 for "a compound for culinary use" otherwise known as margarine.

Ig Nobel Apprised

The Ig Nobel Prizes celebrate achievements that make people laugh, then think. A look at real science that's hard to take seriously, and even harder to ignore.

In 2002, the Ig Nobel Prize in hygiene went to Spanish inventor Eduardo Segura for creating a washing machine for cats and dogs.


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