10 Weird Bodily Phenomena Finally Explained

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science
http://www.supertightstuff.com/02/21/featured/10-common-phenomena-explained/

Goosebumps, wrinkly skin after a long bath, bad songs stuck in your head, hiccups and more--all simply explained.
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Male 1,918
that help themetalhead?
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Male 1,918
physical contact from things that can damage the skin make us itch to try to get rid of what caused it. Other kind is when your skin produces something called histamine when your skin makes a lot you itch.
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Female 859
Well, that was quite informative!
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Female 155
Should have included itching. I still don`t know the science behind that.
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Male 2,748
yea, not a lot of that was new to me, but it`s always good to recap!! lol
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Female 134
cos, amped, you`re cooler than us!
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Male 255
i knew just about every one
._. why?
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Female 917
I.want.the.onion.goggles
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Male 1,452
yawnig is a reflex when you are getting insufficient oxygen to the brain
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Female 1,231
Those are some radical goddamned hiccups.
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Female 442
Aww... Yawning still hasn`t been explained to me.

Ah, well. This was pretty interesting. I didn`t even ever think to question the existence of eyebrows...

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Male 1,452
i actually get a shaking sensation, its probably my subconscious remembering that time i was sleeping in my crib during a really bad earth quake, btw i slept through the entire quake
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Female 82
I hate that falling feeling & I`m also terrified of heights so you can only imagine how it feels for me!
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Female 408
I get the falling feeling randomly. I thought it just meant that I extremely sleepy.
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Male 2,582
If you cut out the gland on the bottom of an onion, (The part where the roots grew), first then rinse it in cold water it won`t be harsh.
See here
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Male 2,344
Dude..I used to get that Hypnic Jerk all the time. I haven`t had it for a while though. i was always confused as to why that happened to me.
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Female 154
i get that falling sensation almost every time I try to sleep. I actually like the feeling.
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Male 342
#6 Chopping an Onion.
Goggles won`t help you. The problem isn`t onion juice squirting into your eye, it`s just touching the onion. You`d be better off putting the onion in a plastic bag while cutting it instead of holding it directly.
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Male 299
"“It’s a Small World,�"
You just had to break the internet, didn`t you?
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Male 299
"I love the falling sensation, I usually puke right after it wakes me up though."

Wow... your room must smell really nice.
The falling sensation doesn`t really ever happen to me while I`m just falling asleep. only when I fall in my dreams, it usually also provides a nice air rushing sound. (I think it might be my blood being pumped so hard I can hear it.)


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Male 41
I think I know the guy in #9.
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Male 263
9 is known as a "brain itch"
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Male 196
I love the falling sensation, I usually puke right after it wakes me up though.
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Female 1,063
Ya learn something new everyday, thanks iab!!
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Male 5,189
For #2 I can actually crack my knuckles at will as I please. Glad I know I`m not in too much trouble. Though I only do it now to freak people out.
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Male 10,855
haha i liked the "Song stuck in my Head" pic
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Male 302
"The best way to prevent skin cancer from developing is wearing clothing or sunscreen when exposed to the sun."

They really have to stop perpetuating that idea, as it`s not completely true. The sun actually prevents skin cancer as well as others. Too little sun actually leads to an increase in skin and other cancers. Too much, as in burns, is not good and can lead to skin cancer later in life. Otherwise, get some sun without sunblock, just build your tan slowly at first and don`t burn.

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Male 67
I felt so smart because I already knew sunscreen, freckles and hiccups :)
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Female 965
Cool. :) What about twitches?
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Male 11
Earworm, a loan translation of the German Ohrwurm, is a term for a portion of a song or other musical material that repeats compulsively within one`s mind, known colloquially as "music being stuck in one`s head".
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Female 648
So, the first one. I don`t know about the whole scientific part, but, I actually DREAM that I`m falling and that`s what wakes me up with that reaction. Often, I dream that I tripped or fell off a wall or something.

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Female 310
i knew some of them like pruny skin, hiccups,onions, goosebumps
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Female 349
I`ve just read comments on here about songs stuck in head = earworms. I think I may not read this article..
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Female 414
I think Iv`e had an earworm for about 2 days now >.< ugh
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Male 1,623
Some of these are wrong.
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Female 9,558
I must have a ton of earworms because songs are always stuck in my head, and I mean ALWAYS.
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Male 2,552
Good, popping my knuckles won`t cause major damage.
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Male 221
Strange symbols there, it was meant to say Its a Small World.
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Male 221
“It’s a Small World,”

DAMN THAT LIST!

I`d forgotten about that horrible ride, and now the song is relocated right in my head, argh!

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Female 208
I knew the reason for a lot of these, but the falling sensation one was interesting. I really hate that feeling
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Male 20,827
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