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Why do men have nipples? : hundreds of questions you'd only ask a doctor after y
Leyner, Mark.
Adult Nonfiction R706 .L49 2005

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Acknowledgmentsp. 17
Prefacep. 19
Introductionp. 27
Chapter 1 - You Are What You Eat
Does it really take seven years to digest chewing gum?p. 35
Why does your pee smell when you eat asparagus?p. 35
Does sugar really make kids hyperactive?p. 38
What causes an ice cream headache?p. 38
Does eating chocolate cause acne?p. 39
Why do you cry when you cut onions?p. 40
Do cucumbers relieve puffy eyes?p. 41
Why are you served juice and cookies after you donate blood?p. 41
Why do women crave chocolate during their periods?p. 42
Why do you get bloated when you eat salty food?p. 43
What is a food coma?p. 44
Why are you hungry an hour after eating Chinese food?p. 45
What is MSG, and does it cause headaches?p. 46
Can carrots help improve your vision?p. 47
Does coffee stunt your growth?p. 48
Why does skipping your morning coffee cause a headache?p. 49
Why does spicy food make your nose run?p. 50
Does spicy food cause ulcers?p. 52
Does artificial sweetener cause headaches?p. 52
Does licorice cause high blood pressure?p. 53
Chapter 2 - Body Oddities
Is it bad to crack your knuckles?p. 57
Why do some folks have an "outie" belly button and some folks have an "innie"?p. 57
What causes morning breath?p. 58
Why are yawns contagious?p. 60
Why do men have nipples?p. 61
Can you lose a contact lens in the back of your head?p. 62
Can you lose a tampon inside your body if the string comes off?p. 62
Is it true that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body relative to its size?p. 63
Why do your teeth chatter when you are cold?p. 64
Why do you have an appendix if you can live without it?p. 64
Are canker sores contagious?p. 68
What are goose bumps?p. 68
What really is happening when my foot falls asleep?p. 69
Why do you get bags under your eyes when you are tired?p. 70
Why do you laugh when tickled?p. 70
Why does sweat stink and stain?p. 71
What is snot?p. 76
What are eye boogers?p. 78
What are those little half moons in your nails?p. 80
Chapter 3 - All You (N)ever Wanted to Know about Sex
Is sperm nutritious? Or fattening?p. 82
Can you get pregnant while you are having your period?p. 84
Do oysters really make you horny?p. 84
Big hands, big-?p. 85
Why do men wake up in the morning with an erection?p. 86
Can people in wheelchairs still have sex?p. 88
Is it true that you can break your penis?p. 89
Does masturbation cause stuttering, blindness, or hairy palms?p. 89
Does using a tampon for the first time make you lose your virginity?p. 90
Why do nipples become erect?p. 91
What causes shrinkage?p. 91
Does circumcision lessen the fun of sex?p. 92
Does the kind of underpants men wear affect their fertility?p. 93
Is there really a G-spot?p. 94
Do Kegel exercises really work?p. 95
Can hot tubs make you infertile?p. 96
Do men need sex more often than women?p. 97
Can a man ever run out of sperm?p. 97
Are there any specific things that affect the scent of a woman?p. 98
Can a woman ejaculate?p. 98
What is a hickey?p. 99
Chapter 4 - Cani treat it myself?
Can you take the tetracycline meant for fish tanks?p. 103
Does cranberry juice cure urinary tract infections?p. 103
Will yogurt cure a yeast infection if you put it "inside"?p. 104
Does candle flame remove earwax?p. 104
Is it smart to put butter on a burn?p. 105
Does melatonin work for jet lag?p. 105
Should you put a steak on a black eye?p. 106
Will toothpaste get rid of zits?p. 106
Is it dangerous to pop zits?p. 107
If someone is choking at a dinner party, can you do a tracheostomy with an oyster knife?p. 108
Does urinating on a jellyfish sting stop the burn?p. 109
Why is it bad to insert cotton swabs in your ears?p. 110
Is it dangerous to perform colonic irrigation on yourself?p. 113
Does breast milk cure warts?p. 117
If you get bitten by a snake, should you suck out the venom?p. 117
What are hiccups, and how do you get rid of them?p. 118
Does bathing in tomato juice remove the smell of a skunk?p. 120
Does eating fresh parsley cure bad breath?p. 120
Does warm milk really help you sleep?p. 121
Chapter 5 - Drugs and Alcohol
"Beer before liquor, never sicker/Liquor before beer, never fear"?p. 125
Can poppy seeds make you test positive for heroin?p. 126
Why do you get the munchies when you are stoned?p. 127
Can a hair sample be used in a drug test?p. 128
Will a shot of bourbon cure a cold?p. 129
Does putting someone in a shower or giving him or her coffee stop a drug overdose?p. 129
Why do you throw up when you drink too much?p. 130
Does taking Ecstasy cause you to lose your memory?p. 131
Does drinking kill brain cells?p. 132
Why does the bed spin after a long night at the bar?p. 133
Why do you snore so loud when you are drunk?p. 134
Is red wine really good for your health?p. 134
Does marijuana help glaucoma?p. 135
Should you drink brandy when you have frostbite?p. 135
Can you get high from licking a toad?p. 135
Why do people seem more attractive to you when you are drunk?p. 136
Chapter 6 - Bathroom Humor
Can you drink your own urine?p. 139
Why can you ignite a fart?p. 139
Why do you get all "pruney" after a long bath?p. 141
Is it more sanitary to be spit on or peed on?p. 141
Why do beans give you gas?p. 142
Would you die if you ate your own feces?p. 143
Will you get hemorrhoids from sitting on the toilet too long?p. 148
Why does poo stink if the food doesn't?p. 149
Why does poo float?p. 149
Why is poo brown?p. 150
Where does gas go when you can't fart?p. 151
If you are stranded on a desert island, should you drink seawater or your own urine?p. 152
Can you catch diseases from a toilet seat?p. 152
Why do I have to go to the bathroom immediately after a cup of coffee?p. 153
Why do cigarettes have a laxative effect?p. 154
Why do you have to pee when you hear water dripping?p. 154
If you stick a sleeping person's hand in warm water, will he or she wet the bed?p. 154
Is it dangerous to hold it when you have to pee?p. 155
What causes the rumbling in your stomach when you have to go?p. 156
Chapter 7 - Medicine from the Movies and TV
Is the show ER accurate?p. 165
Does the kind of amnesia you see in the movies really exist?p. 166
What would happen if you stuck someone in the heart with a needle as in Pulp Fiction?p. 168
Why does everyone in the movies go into shock?p. 169
Can people really wake up after being in a coma for years?p. 169
Do you really need to remove a bullet right away like they do in old Westerns?p. 171
Is there really a medication that acts like a truth serum?p. 172
What is on the rags that villains use to make their victims pass out?p. 173
Can you die from choking on your own vomit, like the drummer in Spinal Tap?p. 174
Do people really have multiple personalities, like in Sybil?p. 175
Can you get scared to death?p. 175
Can you drink yourself to death like Nicholas Cage in Leaving Las Vegas?p. 176
Does hysterical blindness really exist?p. 177
What would really happen if a Junior Mint fell inside someone during surgery, as in the infamous Seinfeld episode?p. 179
Is it dangerous to eat another human being?p. 180
How many times can you be shot and still survive?p. 183
Is there such a thing as a werewolf?p. 183
Can you really explode from eating too much?p. 184
Do people ever have webbed hands and feet like the Man from Atlantis?p. 185
Why do you see stars when you are hit in the head?p. 185
What was wrong with the boy in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble?p. 186
Chapter 8 - Old Wives' Tales
Is it true that you have to wait a half hour after eating to go swimming?p. 189
Will staring at an eclipse make you go blind?p. 189
Should you starve a fever and feed a cold?p. 190
Does wet or cold weather cause a cold?p. 191
Can you die from chasing Pop Rocks with Coke?p. 192
Can lip balm be addictive?p. 193
Is it true that left-handed people are smarter than right-handed people?p. 194
Will sleeping in front of a fan or an open window cause a stiff neck?p. 195
Do microwaves cause cancer?p. 195
Will using a cell phone give you a brain tumor?p. 196
Will a plate in your head set off a metal detector in the airport?p. 196
Is it dangerous to hold in a sneeze?p. 197
Can you swallow your tongue?p. 197
Chapter 9 - Getting Older
Is it true that you lose tastebuds as you get older?p. 203
Why does hair turn gray?p. 203
Why do you shrink as you get older?p. 204
Why do old ladies grow beards?p. 204
Do your ears continue to grow after the rest of your body stops growing?p. 204
Why do you need less sleep when you get older?p. 205
What's up with the ear hair?p. 206
Do your nails or hair grow after you die?p. 206
What are age spots?p. 206
Is life span determined strictly by genetics?p. 207
Can taking vitamin C help you live longer?p. 210
Is there such a thing as male menopause?p. 210
Why are older people such bad drivers?p. 214
Is there really a wrinkle cure?p. 214
Can aluminum cause Alzheimer's?p. 215

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