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January 09, 2007

50 Things ...

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Here's a fun list of 50 things we know now that we didn't know on Jan. 1, 2006. My favorite: "Most of us have microscopic, wormlike mites named Demodex that live in our eyelashes and have claws and a mouth."



posted by Michael at January 9, 2007


See them all the time under the microscope during my daily work...looking at skin specimens in the pathology lab.

A time honored tradition of pathology residents is to cut up a hot-dog, quick freeze it, and cut and 'stain' it to look at it under the microscope. Ewwwww. (The 'quick' freeze, or frozen section, is used to make certain rapid pathology diagnosis while the patient is still on the table and helps to guide the surgeon).

Posted by: MD on January 9, 2007 7:39 PM

Madhu, what do you think of this theory?
That's what i call scary.

Posted by: Tatyana on January 9, 2007 10:42 PM

"6. Cheese consumption in the United States is expected to grow by 50 percent between now and 2013."

Is this something worth knowing?
Maybe if it was broken down by consumption of popular cheeses, versus the kind of cheese book editors like.

Posted by: James M. on January 10, 2007 11:12 AM

"20. A substance called resveratrol, also found in red wine, protects mice from obesity and the effects of aging, and perhaps could do the same for humans."

I shall start guzzling!

Posted by: annette on January 10, 2007 3:08 PM

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