Illustration of <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a modern scourge. You go to hospital to get better... you end up losing a big chunk of flesh to Golden Staph. But exactly how widespread is the problem? While antibiotic-resistant strains affect thousands of Aussie every year, the US has some frightening statistics on the problem within its own borders.
Blood Pressure Check
James Gathany, CDC/CDC Connects
Some CEOs get paid by how much profit their companies make, and servers in the U.S. get rewarded through customer tips. Should doctors get paid the same way?
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First, a disclaimer: Selling your organs is illegal in the United States. It's also very dangerous. Handing off an organ is risky enough when done in a top hospital, even more so if you're doing it for cash in a back alley. No, really: Don't do this. OK? OK.
Foam Party Half-stache not necessary.
Foam parties, at which you dance in a club amid several feet of soapy bubbles, apparently still exist, which, fine, do what you want to do, kids. But! If you do go to one of these parties, do not rub your eyes, or you could end up with abrasions on your cornea and lack the ability to open your eyes.
Ron Swanson Is a Fictional Character Thinking about becoming a meatarian? Just know that Ron Swanson may not be a nutritional expert
You might get scurvy, like a pirate. Cooked meat contains very little vitamin C, notes Donald Beitz, a nutritional biochemist at Iowa State University. Without the vitamin, scurvy would bring on rashes and gum disease, not to mention very bad breath. Moreover, meat lacks fiber, so you'd probably be constipated. All in all, you wouldn't be healthy or comfortable.