Brain is probably the most complex organ of human body. What differentiates humans from other animals is the central command system Brain. An average human brain weighs about 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kilograms).
The fact that lack of oxygen in the brain for 5 to 10 minutes’ results in permanent brain damage is enough to prove its worth. Read on to find out some interesting things about some famous brains that you might not be aware of.
Founder of the world’s most famous equation (E = mc^2), Albert Einstein needs no introduction. A man of great stature, Einstein’s brain was 35% wider than average human brain.
Within seven hours of his death, Princeton pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harvey (1912-2007) removed Einstein’s brain. Harvey cut the brain in around 240 blocks, removed the eyes and gave them away. He used the piece for experimentation with the hope to find scientific reason behind Einstein’s genius. Later, he was fired from Princeton Hospital because he refused to return the brain.
Mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss and Göttingen physician Conrad Heinrich Fuchs had never imagined in their life how their faiths might cross path after death.
Preserved specimens of their brains, taken over 150 years ago, were switched by mistake. It probably happened because both men died in 1855 around the same time.
This is the surprising conclusion reached by Renate Schweizer, a neuroscientist at Biomedizinische NMR Forschungs GmbH at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. She has now correctly identified the two brains, both of which are archived in a collection at the University Medical Center Göttingen.
Cryonics , a technology which has made humans believe that even death can be won over ,is the low-temperature preservation of people who cannot be sustained by contemporary medicine.
An estimated 240 people were on ice by 2014, the most famous being Dr. James H Bedford. He became the first cryonically frozen human in 1967. His cyrocapsule still remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, which contains the doctor in a minus-196-degree-centigrade bath of liquid nitrogen.
Chan Kong-Sang, popularly known as Jackie Chan is a household name in the field of movie and entertainment. He is known to do innovative stunts using improvised and dangerous weapons himself.
The trained Kung Fu and Hapkidu man, Jackie does not like to use stuntmen in his place. His daredevilry had put Jackie in numerous dangerous situations and he has suffered various serious injuries in the past.
Very few people know that he once nearly escaped death caused by brain injury he suffered while performing a fall on the set of one of his movies. He, as a result had emergency brain surgery and his brain was estimated to have.