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Water Intoxication (or water poisoning) is caused when a person drinks too much water. The water gets into your bloodstream and dilutes electrolytes, particularly sodium. This excess water is absorbed by your cells and they swell. This is particularly dangerous in the brain. Symptoms of water intoxication include vomiting, headache, disorientation, frequent urination and fatigue. … Continue reading Water Intoxication
March 9, 1974 in Lubang, Phillippines... Retired Major Yoshimi Taniguchi of the Japanese Imperial Army flew to Lubang to officially relieve Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of his duties and encourage his surrender to President of the Philippines, Ferdinand E. Marcos. Hiroo had been sent to Lubang to fight in 1944. In September of 1945, after … Continue reading Hiroo Onoda
June 20, 1909 in New York City... The New York American newspaper coined the term "Typhoid Mary" to describe an Irish immigrant named Mary Mallon who had been sent away to North Brother Island. Mary was the first identified asymptomatic carrier of the bacteria that causes Typhoid. She claimed that she had never had Typhoid … Continue reading Mary Mallon
August 28, 2003 in Erie, Pennsylvania... A call came into the Mama Mia Pizzeria about 1:30pm. The customer lived on the edge of town. Even though it was near the end of his shift, 46 year old Brian Wells headed out with the order. Brian was born November 15, 1965. He dropped out of high … Continue reading Brian Wells