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(Business Insider)   Around 85% of humans primarily breathe out of one nostril at a time, and 14 other bizarre facts about the human body   (businessinsider.com) divider line 58
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2013-01-12 04:48:33 PM
Brown? I'm pretty sure poop is red, weird article is weird.
 
2013-01-12 04:48:42 PM
Oh, look. Someone's intern just watched a season of QI.
 
2013-01-12 04:49:06 PM
god damn this so very much
NOW I am focused on the fact that I am currently breathing out of my left nostril and wondering WHEN I will switch to the right one.

sigh
stupid nose erections
 
2013-01-12 04:52:47 PM
Weird...I've been told on several occasions that only breath through my mouth.
 
2013-01-12 04:52:59 PM
"...switching from one nostril to the other via erectile tissue in your nose that is somewhat similar to erectile tissue in a penis or clitoris."

You've never tried nasal? Never tried a QP?
 
2013-01-12 04:55:36 PM
So killing one kitten is the equivalent of 10 million babies?
 
2013-01-12 04:56:14 PM
Article is dead wrong about the male sperm count. Men make 12 million sperm PER HOUR.

A typical ejaculate contains 300-400 million sperm.

The things you learn:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sperm_Wars
 
2013-01-12 04:57:14 PM

olddeegee: "...switching from one nostril to the other via erectile tissue in your nose that is somewhat similar to erectile tissue in a penis or clitoris."

You've never tried nasal? Never tried a QP?


Also explains why only one of my penises is erect at any given moment.
 
2013-01-12 05:00:29 PM
wow. I thought I was the only one with the nose thing. I always have 1 nostril clogged up with snot though - I'm thinking that's a different scenario than what's described in the article.
 
2013-01-12 05:11:37 PM
This would make sense if that is correct as humans who are given magnetic implants have been shown to have a much stronger magnetoception than humans without.

WTF am I reading, that makes less nosense at all.
 
2013-01-12 05:12:21 PM
It's only fair, 85% of the time I fart out of the same asshole.
/Thanks subby for not spelling it "breath".
 
2013-01-12 05:15:02 PM

Nuclear Monk: Also explains why only one of my penises is erect at any given moment.


One? I guess that's good enough for your women.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-12 05:15:12 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: This would make sense if that is correct as humans who are given magnetic implants have been shown to have a much stronger magnetoception than humans without.

WTF am I reading, that makes less nosense at all.


Folks get tiny neodymium magnets implanted in a fingertip. They can 'feel' magnetic and electrical fields when the magnet vibrates. If I did wiring all day i'd consider it.
 
2013-01-12 05:18:14 PM
The nostril thing is absurdly humorous. Or maybe it's the people believing that if they cover one nostril they won't be able to breathe through their nose. Depending on which cycle it is on, of course.
 
2013-01-12 05:19:29 PM
I sleep on my side and whichever side I'm on my lower nostril clogs up. I think it might be some mild allergic reaction to something. Probably dairy.
 
2013-01-12 05:20:01 PM
...from one nostril to the other via erectile tissue in your nose that is somewhat similar to erectile tissue in a penis or clitoris.

onemansblog.com

Look, someone had to.
 
2013-01-12 05:22:28 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I sleep on my side and whichever side I'm on my lower nostril clogs up. I think it might be some mild allergic reaction to something. Probably dairy.


Same. And boy, do I snore.
 
2013-01-12 05:28:29 PM
Thank god for stercobilin, otherwise white people would look like shiat.
 
2013-01-12 05:28:46 PM
Stupid nose boners
 
2013-01-12 05:29:38 PM
I remember the first time I smoked pot, someone tired to get us to breath in one nostril and out the other. I just barfed for an hour.

Yeah the second and last time I tried it was no better.

Sticking to beer
 
2013-01-12 05:30:10 PM

olddeegee: "...switching from one nostril to the other via erectile tissue in your nose that is somewhat similar to erectile tissue in a penis or clitoris."

You've never tried nasal? Never tried a QP?


I prefer aural.
 
2013-01-12 05:47:51 PM

namatad: god damn this so very much
NOW I am focused on the fact that I am currently breathing out of my left nostril and wondering WHEN I will switch to the right one.

sigh
stupid nose erections


I have found, when I'm sleeping and I have a cold or allergies, if I'm sleeping on my left side, my left nasal passage gets stuffy. If I turn over, soon the left opens and the right closes. Without RTFA and only the comments, I'm guessing this is because more blood goes into that side and gives me a sinus stiffy.

So maybe tilt your head some.
 
2013-01-12 05:52:54 PM
In the part about tickling yourself:

"... if you're currently wearing clothes,"

Funny line.
 
2013-01-12 05:54:40 PM

Hueg_Redd: wow. I thought I was the only one with the nose thing. I always have 1 nostril clogged up with snot though - I'm thinking that's a different scenario than what's described in the article.


Same here. And since the breathing cycles every 4 hours, that must be why it's never 1 side all the time, but switches. The breathe through one nostril thing reminds me of stories about great yogis and zen masters, that they had such deep control over their body and mind that they could breathe through one nostril. Guess that's debunked.

We won't discuss the time I had white poop.

/GI series
 
2013-01-12 05:58:36 PM

Hueg_Redd: wow. I thought I was the only one with the nose thing. I always have 1 nostril clogged up with snot though - I'm thinking that's a different scenario than what's described in the article.


I thought the exact same farking thing, i was actually thinking about going to the doctor about it.
 
2013-01-12 05:58:47 PM
3) Human bones are incredibly strong. If you had a solid matchbox sized piece of a human bone, it would be able to support about 9 tons of weight. This is about 4 times the amount a similarly sized chunk of concrete could support.


You know, it would be interesting if we start growing building structures out of bone.
 
2013-01-12 06:08:09 PM
This article contains the phrase "erectile tissue in your nose", and that's the best headline subby could come up with?

/ 85% of people have erectile tissue in their nose, just like subby's mom.
// 85% of people have erectile tissue in subby's mom's nose.
 
2013-01-12 06:13:36 PM

Precision Boobery: namatad: god damn this so very much
NOW I am focused on the fact that I am currently breathing out of my left nostril and wondering WHEN I will switch to the right one.

sigh
stupid nose erections

I have found, when I'm sleeping and I have a cold or allergies, if I'm sleeping on my left side, my left nasal passage gets stuffy. If I turn over, soon the left opens and the right closes. Without RTFA and only the comments, I'm guessing this is because more blood goes into that side and gives me a sinus stiffy.

So maybe tilt your head some.


LOL
1) read the article, funny and interesting
2) you get stuffy on that side because your sinuses drain into the side you are sleeping on filling it up. Turn over and the drainage shifts to the other side
 
2013-01-12 06:14:20 PM

RexTalionis: 3) Human bones are incredibly strong. If you had a solid matchbox sized piece of a human bone, it would be able to support about 9 tons of weight. This is about 4 times the amount a similarly sized chunk of concrete could support.


You know, it would be interesting if we start growing building structures out of bone.


um, we already do sort of. tons of research into new materials mimicking nature
 
2013-01-12 06:14:21 PM

RexTalionis: 3) Human bones are incredibly strong. If you had a solid matchbox sized piece of a human bone, it would be able to support about 9 tons of weight. This is about 4 times the amount a similarly sized chunk of concrete could support.


You know, it would be interesting if we start growing building structures out of bone.


As an upper paleolithic hunter-gatherer in central Europe during the late pleistocene, I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-01-12 06:16:51 PM
Fact: If you stretched out all your veins and arteries into one long line..... you'd die.


//old joke
 
2013-01-12 06:18:50 PM

namatad: you get stuffy on that side because your sinuses drain into the side you are sleeping on filling it up. Turn over and the drainage shifts to the other side


Huh...this is what I originally assumed. Well, same principle I guess.
 
2013-01-12 06:30:50 PM

RexTalionis: You know, it would be interesting if we start growing building structures out of bone.


Not a good idea; bone gets brittle after a while.  Not so much inside a healthy living body, where it's kept nourished and moist.  Making living buildings is an interesting concept for sci-fi, but I can easily think of a number of downsides.
 
2013-01-12 06:39:52 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-01-12 06:59:43 PM
Nosejob:

img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-blXHg0jfdSU/TsNH11ZhfCI/AAAAAAAAAmI/Kee IBdZO1Ps/s1600/peggy-lee-kissing-jimmy-durante-on-nose.jpg">
 
2013-01-12 07:03:49 PM

lasercannon: Fact: If you stretched out all your veins and arteries into one long line..... you'd die.


//old joke


It's new to me!!
 
2013-01-12 07:14:02 PM
All my life I thought I was weird, when it was really just my nose boner. I'm normal again!
 
2013-01-12 07:29:34 PM
 
2013-01-12 08:09:10 PM
My nose must have erectile dysfunction.
 
2013-01-12 08:14:22 PM
Typically, the higher IQ someone has, the greater the frequency of dreams while sleeping.

Now I have another reason to feel stupid.
 
2013-01-12 08:46:21 PM

redsquid: Folks get tiny neodymium magnets implanted in a fingertip. They can 'feel' magnetic and electrical fields when the magnet vibrates. If I did wiring all day i'd consider it.


I'm anti-body modification. The thought of tattoos disgusts me, piercings horrify me...

..but that? I have wanted that from the moment I heard about it earlier this year. That's USEFUL. It's adding on to your senses. If it works like they say it does, it would greatly assist my ability to work with high-current electronics. Supposedly your sense of field can get so fine that you can make out music from the current going to a speaker.

The only thing really stopping me is the whole potential poisoning if the coating gets disrupted thing.
 
2013-01-12 08:50:23 PM

serial_crusher: This article contains the phrase "erectile tissue in your nose", and that's the best headline subby could come up with?

/ 85% of people have erectile tissue in their nose, just like subby's mom.
// 85% of people have erectile tissue in subby's mom's nose.


85% of people have erectile tissue in their nose, the other 15% don't have blond boyfriends
 
2013-01-12 08:51:38 PM
I noticed "Poop is brown" is highlighted as a link.

/ya I'm not clicking that, educational or not.
 
2013-01-12 09:00:12 PM

redsquid: Fark Rye For Many Whores: This would make sense if that is correct as humans who are given magnetic implants have been shown to have a much stronger magnetoception than humans without.

WTF am I reading, that makes less nosense at all.

Folks get tiny neodymium magnets implanted in a fingertip. They can 'feel' magnetic and electrical fields when the magnet vibrates. If I did wiring all day i'd consider it.


it seems like a terrible idea if you workplace includes arc welding.
 
2013-01-12 09:08:49 PM
Ah! A good place to thank we don't have male queefing.

/dickfart.
 
2013-01-12 09:14:46 PM
My poop has been yellow since my new years diet started. Never felt better :)

I think I am a two nostril guy too. At least all tests since reading the article seem that way.
 
2013-01-12 09:14:48 PM

Hueg_Redd: wow. I thought I was the only one with the nose thing. I always have 1 nostril clogged up with snot though - I'm thinking that's a different scenario than what's described in the article.


I am super glad to have found out I too am one of the 85%. I thought I had a condition or something.

\I am also one of the 4%.
\\That has a third nipple
\\\Apparently I have a Type 2 Sumernumerary Nipple
 
2013-01-12 09:51:22 PM
I guess it's paragraphing, but it's getting awfully close to full-on plagiarism. Paraphrase better, article writer.
Article:

"2) Around 85% of humans primarily breathe out of one nostril at a time and this breathing pattern happens cyclically, with about four hours or so between your body switching from one nostril to the other via erectile tissue in your nose that is somewhat similar to erectile tissue in a penis or clitoris."

Source:
"Today I found out around 85% of humans only breathe out of one nostril at a time. Even more interesting is that the pattern of switching from breathing out of one nostril to the other happens in a cyclical fashion, with about four hours or so between each switch typically; although, this can vary from person to person and vary based on your bodily position or nasal congestion.
This "nasal cycle" was first noticed by a German nose specialist, Richard Kayser in 1895. How your nose accomplishes this switch is via erectile tissue in your nose, which is very similar to the erectile tissue in a penis or clitoris. Erectile tissue will swell up in one nostril, mostly blocking it, and at the same time erectile tissue in the other nostril will shrink, opening it up for breathing."
 
2013-01-12 10:00:45 PM

WxGuy1: I guess it's paragraphing, but it's getting awfully close to full-on plagiarism. Paraphrase better, article writer.


Ugh. First, I meant "paraphrasing" not "paragraphing". Second, the article writer is with the same site that is sourced (or maybe even the same author), so I guess it's okay. I failed. Then again, there is such a thing as self-plagiarism.
 
2013-01-12 10:13:14 PM
Especially in the winter when they're all clogged up.
 
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