Most of my Medical Mondays discuss how to maim, kill, drug, and generally abuse the human body for the sake of good fiction. But let's celebrate some of the positives, shall we? Humans are pretty strong and the truth is that in many cases, we're hard to kill.
I found this fascinating test on human limits on the National Geographic website. Want to learn a bit more about that body of yours and test how much you know? Check it out!
And here's another article about free diving and the intersection of culture and human physiology. If you're too busy to read the article, just watch the video on the link. It's an incredible video. Totally surreal. I tried to hold my breath while watching the guy diving, and I barely lasted 30 seconds!
To quote the writer on this piece:
"Life as an amphibious human can appear so alien that it’s stranger than science fiction, but painfully beautiful to watch."
I'm skipping Friday and next Monday because of my crazy schedule. Stay tuned for Wednesday's post. I'm interviewing Samuel Park about his stunning debut, This Hurts My Heart, and Sarah will be posting for our Sisterhood series. Happy Monday everyone!