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A Straightforward Explanation on Exponential Growth and Epidemics

With Coronavirus at the forefront of global attention, this is a good time for a primer on exponential and logistic growth, which can often seem counterintuitive. An informative video by 3Blue1Brown Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/straightforward-explanation-on-exponential-growth-and-epidemics/

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Gallery of Heroes: Doctors and Nurses After Gruelling Shifts Battling Covid-19

Photos of medical workers after long and gruelling shifts at the hospital have been spreading online as the Covid-19 pandemic grips the world. These doctors, nurses, and all staff working around the clock at hospitals and medical centres around the globe are true heroes and deserve recognition for battling this terrible disease and being on the front lines. They are putting themselves at risk for the greater good and safety of others and they deserve to be recognized and appreciated for their incredible ongoing efforts. Photo sources in order of…

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Gentle Giant Lays Down to Let Human Friend Treat His Injured Eye

A touching moment was caught on film at an Elephant Sanctuary in Botswana, as Jabu lets his human friend treat his injured eye with an antibiotic ointment. Elephants are so majestic. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/elephant-lays-down-to-let-human-friend-treat-his-injured-eye/

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Doctors Tell Musician to Play Violin During Brain Surgery So She Wont Forget

A musician at King’s College Hospital in London played the violin while surgeons operated on her brain to remove a tumour. The medical team asked Dagmar Turner, 53, to play the instrument to ensure parts of the brain which control delicate hand movements and coordination were not damaged during the millimetre-precise surgery. Turner was diagnosed in 2013 with a brain tumour after suffering a seizure during a symphony Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/woman-plays-violin-during-brain-surgery/

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Worlds Oldest Living Person Celebrates Her 117th Birthday

Kyodo/via REUTERS Kane Tanaka has extended her record as the world’s oldest person by celebrating her 117th birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka in southern Japan. Tanaka marked her birthday with a party on Sunday along with staff and friends at the nursing home. Tanaka, whose birthday was on Jan. 2, took a bite from a slice of her big birthday cake. “Tasty,†she said with a smile. “I want some more.†Tanaka was last year confirmed as the oldest living person, aged 116 years 66 days old as…

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Vet Says Pup with Tail Growing Out Its Head is Perfectly Healthy and Super Adorable

A 10-week-old pup named Narwhal has captivated the Internet with his tiny tail growing out of his head. Sadly, Narwhal was found abandoned along with another older dog, but was thankfully rescued by Mac’s Mission in Jackson, Missouri. Mac’s Mission is a small, grassroots non-profit that: “specializes in special”, our focus is on the homeless “janky” dogs who would die without us. The injured, abused, and birth defects, that is our mission. Shelters and rescues do not have the time or resources that we do so most of these special…

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Observation of the Development of a Chick Embryo by Shell-Less Hatching

In this astonishing video by the Mihama Veterinary Clinic in Fukui, Japan, we observe the development of a chick embryo by shell-less hatching method. This demonstration is practiced mainly based on the scientific article written by Tahara et. al. The eggs sold in-store are usually unfertilized egg and never develop into chicks, so you don’t have to worry about an eating embryo or baby chick. However, fertilized egg may be sold in organic or natural health stores, family poultry farms, etc. where chicks can grow just same as a normal…

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This Surgeon Has Restored Sight to 130,000 of Nepals Blind

Dr. Sanduk Ruit is an ophthalmologist on a mission to restore sight to Nepal’s blind. He is the executive director of the nonprofit Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has operated on more than 130,000 patients. He has adopted innovative surgical techniques for cataracts and often travels to perform operations, walking up to seven days hauling surgical equipment to reach patients who live in Nepal’s most remote villages. Why does Dr. Ruit do this? He lost family to treatable diseases and knows what it’s like not to have…

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Jon Stewarts Incredible Speech to Congress on Behalf of 9/11 First Responders

Jon Stewart delivers one of the most impassioned speeches to Congress ever, over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. This speech was given Tuesday and a House panel passed a bill Wednesday to authorize additional funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund until 2090. The bill now heads to the House floor for the full chamber to vote. You can read more about this story on CNN Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/jon-stewart-speech-congress-911-first-responders/

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Why You Always Wear a Hard Hat on a Construction Site

If you value your brain/head/life, wear a hard hat on any active work site. It protects your noggin from: fixed objects and equipment, falls, and it also stands out. Hard hats also protect you from falling objects, which as this video eloquently demonstrates, can be disastrous if you’re not protected. Just look at the difference a mere 10 ft makes on the force of impact from just a 1 pound object. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/always-wear-a-hard-hat-on-a-construction-site/

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Worlds Smallest Boy (Born 268g/9.45oz) Gets Discharged From Hospital

© Reuters The world’s smallest-known baby boy to be born and survive was just discharged from the hospital after spending 5 months in neonatal intensive care. Born in Tokyo, Japan 16 weeks early last August, the baby boy weighed just 268 grams (9.45 ounces) at birth. According to The Telegraph: Doctors performed an emergency caesarean section at 24 weeks when he failed to grow during the pregnancy and experts feared his life was in danger. Now weighing 3.2 kg (7.05 pounds), the amazing little baby was sent home from the…

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A Tattoo So Good You Dont Even Notice It

Tattoo by Eric Catalano A hyperrealistic tattoo by artist Eric Catalano has gone viral after appearing on social media. Catalano, who runs the Eternal Ink Tattoo Studio in Hecker, Illinois did the tattoo for free and has since been overwhelmed with requests from amputees and cancer survivors for hyperrealistic tattoos. Catalano says he does these kinds of tattoos for free every now and then but the recent viral image has completely spiralled out of control. In response, he set up a Go Fund Me page with the following story: So…

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