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25 Brain-Bending Pics of Warped Perspective

Nothing is exactly as it seems. Stuff blending into other stuff, stuff looking out of proportion, and other stuff that just seems...wrong. Navigating the off-ness, is like push-ups for your eyes. If you wanna see more pics of skewed perspective, then check these out.

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16 Fun Facts About The Strange Ways Our Brains Work

Our brains are strange machines. This batch of obscure and seemingly obvious facts about the ways our brain work might open your eyes to why you interact with the world around you, in the ways you do. 

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16 Wizened Shower Thoughts For Your Brain Sponge To Soak Up

There's enough weird little tidbits of wisdom here to convince people (momentarily) that you're actually out here stewing on some multi-layered thoughts, parts of life, etc. 

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This Thread-Like Robot That Wiggles Through Blood Vessels Could Save Lives

Although the speed at which today's technology is developing may scare some people, it has a huge potential to create life-saving machines. This is one of them. The 'robo-thread' is a small, snake-like robot that can glide through the brain's blood vessels and deliver clot-reducing drugs to treat strokes or aneurysms. Although the idea of a robot snake crawling through your brain isn't the most pleasant of thoughts, this little robot is promising to save lives and replace open brain surgery. 

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Rats Love To Play Hide And Seek, Scientists Find

Hide and seek is an internationally known game that doesn't need words to play - just an understanding of the simple rules. A new study by scientists has found that not only humans love the game: rats can play it too, and they love it! 

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Nope Nope Nope of The Day: California Student Has Live Tapeworm Removed From Brain After Migraine Troubles
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Today in "Things that make you squirm" news:

A 26-year-old student from California thought he mad a migraine, but nope. He had a live tapeworm inside his brain.

After a month of intense pain, Luis Ortiz's mother drove him to the hospital where he started vomiting and eventually list consciousness.

Doctors ran tests and found that a a tapeworm larva had implanted itself inside his brain, forming a cyst that was blocking circulation.

"We made a hole in skull bone over the eyebrow and drove the camera into the centre of the brain and fished out the cyst and the worm… The worm was still wiggling when we pulled it out," Dr Soren Singel, one of the neurosurgeons who performed the emergency surgery, told the Napa Valley Register.

"Another 30 minutes of that blockage and he would have been dead. It was a close call," he said.

Doctors say he had probably eaten a salad with unwashed ingredients.

And this is why you should never eat salad.

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A recent study conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) sheds a light on what goes on inside of someone's brain while partaking in "spontaneous lyrical improvisation." The scanned image (shown left) compares the results of an A/B test during which subjects were instructed to freestyle (first row) and recite well-rehearsed verses (second row) to an identical 8-bar background track. For the full-length report, read "Neural Correlates of Lyrical Improvisation: An fMRI Study of Freestyle Rap."

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Turns out there's scientific truth to the proclamation "Music is my drug" -- the folks at AsapSCIENCE explain how music captivates, stimulates, and keeps us wanting more.

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