If you had a busy week and didn’t find the time to keep up with the news, don’t go into panic mode because we’re here to keep you posted on the latest or at least on the most exciting discoveries. Here’s what you might have missed:
- Baby born heartless survives. And by heartless, we mean literally without a heart. Vanellope Hope Wilkins was born on November 22 in the UK with a rare congenital condition that caused her heart to grow outside of the child’s body. After three surgeries, the doctors managed to fix this and to place the baby’s heart where it belongs. This made her the first baby in Britain to survive such an intervention.
- This jacket protects you from extreme cold. A company called OROS use NASA’s advanced technology to manufacture a jacket that can keep you warm even in extreme cold. After it’s sprayed with liquid nitrogen, the jacket’s exterior reached -329 degrees Fahrenheit and the inside of it remained at 89 degrees. This is a waterproof jacket, and it uses the same technology that’s used for space suits. The best thing is that it costs only $179.
- Canola oil could be bad for your health. Canola oil is often seen as a healthy alternative to traditional oil. But, according to the latest research, even if canola oil shows benefits for the heart, it also harms the head. It can have a negative impact on the memory, unlike virgin olive oil that can decrease the risk to develop Alzheimer’s.
- An octopus can go through a tiny hole. There’s a viral video floating online that show the amazingly impressive way in which an octopus can fit through a small hole.
- Fewer toys are better for kids. Latest studies proved that toddlers play longer and in more creative ways when they only have a few toys. So, don’t go running to buy your kid loads of new toys because it’s no good.
- NASA found new planets. NASA revealed that it found eight new planets that are orbiting a distant star called Kepler-90 which is 2,545 light-years from Earth.
- The Man Flu might be a reality. An article that was published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal claims that men can have a harder time dealing with flu symptomatology. After the study was published, Gizmodo claimed that this was only a prank, but the lead author Dr, Kyle Sue said that some of the comments were indeed meant to be funny, but the research was all real.
- Penguins were not always the cute beings that we know today. A fossilized penguin was discovered by scientists. There’s nothing impressive in the story so far, but the best part is that the fossilized penguin was 5’7” with a long spearlike beak that weighed 200 pounds! So, penguins were not always as adorable as they are today.
- Our ancestors used to wear shark teeth as charm bracelets. The American Museum of National History said that centuries ago the fear of poisons led to seeking charmed objects to keep our ancestors safe. When Europeans found fossilized shark teeth, they thought that these were dragon tongues and they used to wear them as charms.
And now, you’re wealthier with nine more new interesting facts.