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Zach Dunlap, a 21 year old Oklahoma City man, was declared brain dead. Doctors were preparing to remove his organs for transplant when he began to move his foot and hand. He slowly regained consciousness and was sent home to continue his recovery. - CNN.com, 3/24/08

The odds are 1 out of 3 (33%) that you have fallen asleep or have felt very sleepy at work in the last month. - EWeek Magazine, 3/17/08

The odds are 1 out of 214 (.4667%) that you will be admitted into the hospital with knee problems this year. - San Diego Union, 2/19/08

Every blue-eyed person on planet Earth has descended from a single common ancestor with a genetic mutation who lived 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, according to research at the University of Copenhagen. - San Diego Union, 2/14/08

While the general consensus is that being overweight is not a good thing, people who are 25 pounds overweight survive infections, disease and accidents better than their thin counterparts. - The Week Magazine, 12/28/07

People who take three 30-minute naps per week have an amazing 37% reduced risk of heart disease, according to a recent study of 23,000 people. - The Week Magazine, 12/28/07

An average adult is covered by 20 square feet of skin. - Discover Magazine, 2/08

The odds are 1 out of 600 (0.167%) that you will die from cancer this year, so says the American Cancer Society. - Discover Magazine, 2/08

The odds are 1 out of 210 (0.467%) that you will be diagnosed with some for of cancer this year, so says the American Cancer Society. - Discover Magazine, 2/08

A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories. - San Diego Union, 1/8/08

Fidgeting can account for a 40% increase over a resting metabolism. - North County Times, 12/23/07

A twenty-minute full-body CT scan exposes you to the same radiation as if you had stood 1.5 miles from ground zero of the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima. - US News & World Report, 9/7/04

Girls break their arms 56% more often than they did 40 years ago. - North County Times, 12/23/07

Children who don't get enough sleep may be increasing their risk for obesity. Scientists say that for every hour sleep-length declined, children were 40% more likely to be overweight. - San Diego Union, 11/20/07

Breast cancer patients are significantly more likely to have a pet dog instead of a cat. 80% of all breast cancer patients have had "extensive contact" with dogs before their diagnosis. Researchers speculate that dogs (and possibly other pets) harbor viruses that can raise the risk of contracting cancer. - San Diego Union, 11/20/07

Good posture can burn up to 350 calories each day. - North County Times, 12/23/07

Your two nostrils register smell in different ways. The right nostril detects more pleasant odors, while the left nostril is more accurate. - San Diego Union, 11/6/07

One-third of all asthma cases in the United States is related to an allergy to cats. - The Week Magazine, 10/19/07

Nearly every astronaut experiences trouble locating their own arms and legs while in space. - Discover Magazine, 11/07

A premature infant is five times more likely to be left-handed. - San Diego Union, 10/16/07
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