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The Body
8 Facts About the Ankle
8. You might want to rethink an ankle tattoo.... READ ON
The Body
No, Scientists Have Not Found a "New Organ"
What they've done is make a convincing case for reclassifying the mesentery as a single, continuous organ.... READ ON
The Body
7 Facts About Your Knees
3. You can walk without a kneecap.... READ ON
A Robotic Exoskeleton Designed to Give the Elderly a Boost
The smart suit can help the wearer sit up, stand upright, and raise his or her arms.... READ ON
The Body
10 Mysterious Facts About the Pineal Gland
Descartes once described the pineal gland as “the principal seat of the soul."... READ ON
10 Stubbed Facts About Your Big Toe
9. Surgeons can make thumbs out of big toes.... READ ON
The Body
9 Brainy Facts About the Neocortex
The brain is arguably the one organ that makes you who you are—and the largest part of the brain is the neocortex.... READ ON
Big Question
Why Does Your Nose Get Stuffy One Nostril at a Time?
Because your nostrils split their workload.... READ ON
The Body
7 Filtered Facts About the Unappreciated Spleen
5. You can live without it.... READ ON
The Body
7 Sanguine Facts About Human Blood
5. The life span of a healthy red blood cell is only about 120 days.... READ ON
The Body
8 Aromatic Facts About the Nose
Including: Plastic surgeons have a nifty way to regrow your nose—on your forehead.... READ ON
Just How Old Are Our Bodies?
There's a different answer for every body part.... READ ON
How Do Eyeglasses Work?
Simple visual explanations of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.... READ ON
The Man Who Has Been Counting His Sneezes for 8.5 Years
Ever wonder how many times people sneezed in a year?... READ ON
Meet the Man Who's Paid to Sniff Out Bad Smells
Ned Ostojic hunts down odors and brainstorms how to get rid of them.... READ ON
Why Do We Get Goose Bumps?
Why does our skin get bumpy when we're frightened?... READ ON

Omar Knedlik of Coffeyville, Kansas, invented the Icee (also called a Slurpee, Slush, or Mr. Misty) in the late 1950s. The first flavor he offered was root beer.

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