10 Shocking Medical Discoveries That You Won’t Believe



The average life expectancy no less than hundred years ago was only about 45 years. Thanks to medical advancements, this has doubled within the last century, and people have to no longer worry about hundreds of diseases that used to make short work of even the strongest people on the planet. Science continues to improve and advance on medical discoveries in order to make life easier for us, and the rate of medical advancements has become nearly impossible to keep a track of. Here is a list of 10 shocking medical discoveries that have been confirmed but you simply won’t believe.

Wheat Bags Can Cause Burns

Wheat bags may not seem like much of a threat to you, but doctors from Adelaide hospital have proven that they can provide relief from body aches and pains by causing a minor degree of a burn. Who knew that a sack of wheat had such magical properties!

Foot Odor Acts Like A Placebo

Scientists in Yokohama in 1992 won the Ig Nobel prize for a research study on ‘Elucidation of chemical compounds responsible for foot malodour’. They proved that people who think that they have foot odor will have smelly feet, but the ones who don’t believe their feet smell have perfectly normal feet.

Tooth For An Eye

Doctors have discovered a miracle new procedure where a blind person can get their eyesight back by using a tooth inside the place of a lens in the eyeball. You may look slightly terrifying but at least you will be able to see yourself.

The Price Of A Placebo Matters

The placebo effect is so deeply intertwined in our minds, that even the price of placebos matters a lot. In 2008, Rebecca Waber and Dan Ariely published a study that showed that people who were taking expensive placebos reacted better to the medicine when compared to people who were taking cheaper placebos.

Coffee Drinkers May See Dead People

For some bizarre reason, there is a direct connection between people who drink a lot of coffee and those who end up seeing dead people.

STD From An Inflatable Doll

If you have ever been a part of a fraternity house, you must have definitely seen an inflatable doll. Be careful with poking around in the wrong places though, as scientists in Harvard University proved that STD’s can be transmitted through this rather unique medium as well.

Gum Takes A Long Time To Digest

Ever wondered why you have to spit out your bubble gum? It is because the sticky substance tends to take forever to pass through your body and come out as a waste. Just trying keeping an eye on your bowel movements the next time you swallow some gum!

Country Music Can Make You Suicidal

Music is supposed to uplift your soul, but this principle does not apply to all genres. Two college students won the Ig Nobel Prize for their report titled ‘The effect of country music on suicide’. Through their research, these kids proved that people who listen to country music have a higher suicide rate than the ones who don’t.

Roller Coasters Help Asthma Patients

Most people think that riding a roller coaster could be fatal for asthma patients, but it is actually quite the opposite case. It has been proven by researchers at the University of Amsterdam that people with asthma who ride roller coasters tend to dispel their symptoms fairly quickly.

Love Is Like OCD

You might feel like the world is an entirely different place when you are in love, and it turns out, that this may actually be true based on your perception. Donatella Marazziti of the University of Pisa proved that it is nearly impossible to tell the difference in the biochemical make up between people in love and those suffering from OCD.