Category: Blood

Scientists found a 42,000 year old foal in Siberia. It still had liquid blood. This is the oldest blood in the world.

The Bororo people of Brazil are one of the few groups of people where all have the same blood type: “O”.

In 1997, Saddam Hussein commissioned a Qur’an written in his own blood. After his fall from power, authorities didn’t know what to do with it. It’s forbidden to write the Qur’an in blood, and some people wanted it destroyed. But it’s also forbidden to destroy a Qur’an.

The world’s quietest room is -9 decibels. It’s so quiet, you can hear your own organs: your heart, stomach, even the blood flowing in your veins.

Greyhounds are universal blood donors, and with few exceptions, blood from any greyhound can be given to any other breed of dog.

Giving up Alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes.

Doctors from UCLA found unique blood cells that can help fight infections in the spleen of a man from Seattle. They stole the cells from his body and developed it into medicine without paying him, getting his consent, or even letting him know they were doing it.

According to a Japanese study mosquitoes are most attracted to type O blood. Mosquitoes can taste, via skin secretions, what blood type we are before they suck any blood.

Vampire bats’ saliva contains a protein that prevents their prey’s blood from clotting while the bat is drinking. This protein is called draculin.

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The cornea is the only organ in the entire human body that has no blood supply. It gets oxygen directly from the air. source

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