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If George Floyd had never been stopped by police. The concoction of various drugs in his system would have caused his heart to go into cardiac arrest. The man was dead on arrival either way, no human being could have survived the dangerous amount of barbiturates and opioids the autopsy revealed he was on.
Depends on how heavy his habit was. The really potent opioids cause tolerance very quickly.
 

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Everyone knows about Hitler's doctor shooting him up with speed, but JFK had his own Dr. Feelgood, a Jewish German immigrant named Max Jacobson who was also a quack who prescribed bizarre concoctions described as "vitamin shots" which contained nonsensical ingredients like bone marrow, steroids, placentas, and other random shit, but mainly amphetamines.

JFK brought this quack along with him to a summit with Khrushchev, because he had a back injury and didn't want to be visibly limping when he first dealt with a foreign enemy. So he had a shot of speed before the summit. This stopped him from immediately being in pain but the meeting went on for hours and he eventually crashed from the speed. Khrushchev concluded he was weak, and this may have been why he later decided he could get away with moving nuclear missiles to Cuba.

So the world may have nearly gone to nuclear war because the President had a pet quack.
 

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Nuclear Reactors can occur naturally.

Oklo, Gabon, is the only known location for this in the world and consists of 16 sites where self-sustaining nuclear fission reactions took place approximately 1.7 billion years ago.
The natural nuclear reactor formed when a uranium-rich mineral deposit became inundated with groundwater that acted as a neutron moderator, and a nuclear chain reaction took place. The heat generated from the nuclear fission caused the groundwater to boil away, which slowed or stopped the reaction. After the mineral deposit cooled, the water returned, and the reaction restarted, completing a full cycle every 3 hours.

The fission reaction cycles continued for hundreds of thousands of years and ended when the ever-decreasing fissile materials could no longer sustain a chain reaction.
 

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Colorblind people actually have better visual acuity on average, owing to the fact that the deficit in cones is made up for with a surfeit of rods. This makes the prevalence of colorblindness in men completely logical and also explains its relative rarity in women.
Women in general have better color vision, and in particular, are more likely to have something called "tetrachromacy" in which they have four types of color sensing cones, instead of the usual three. This means their color vision essentially has four channels of color information from the eye to the brain, compared to the RGB most people see. The reason women are more likely to have tetrachromacy is cones are coded on the X chromosome. So they're more likely to get the characteristic on both X chromosomes.

Similarly, they're less likely to be colorblind, since getting a bad copy of the gene on one X chromosome is unlikely to have it on both, whereas men are more likely to be colorblind because getting a single copy is enough for the trait to manifest.

Some fish are also tetrachromats, but in addition to the RGB most humans have, their fourth color is ultraviolet.
 

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Women in general have better color vision, and in particular, are more likely to have something called "tetrachromacy" in which they have four types of color sensing cones, instead of the usual three. This means their color vision essentially has four channels of color information from the eye to the brain, compared to the RGB most people see. The reason women are more likely to have tetrachromacy is cones are coded on the X chromosome. So they're more likely to get the characteristic on both X chromosomes.

Similarly, they're less likely to be colorblind, since getting a bad copy of the gene on one X chromosome is unlikely to have it on both, whereas men are more likely to be colorblind because getting a single copy is enough for the trait to manifest.
And yet they still can't tell the difference between a red and a green on a stoplight.
 

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Women in general have better color vision, and in particular, are more likely to have something called "tetrachromacy" in which they have four types of color sensing cones, instead of the usual three. This means their color vision essentially has four channels of color information from the eye to the brain, compared to the RGB most people see. The reason women are more likely to have tetrachromacy is cones are coded on the X chromosome. So they're more likely to get the characteristic on both X chromosomes.

Similarly, they're less likely to be colorblind, since getting a bad copy of the gene on one X chromosome is unlikely to have it on both, whereas men are more likely to be colorblind because getting a single copy is enough for the trait to manifest.
I just meant that from an evolutionary standpoint, men need visual acuity as opposed to color fidelity with the inverse being true for women. The color of potential prey is rarely as important as the subtle variations between an edible mushroom and its poisonous cousins, for instance.
 

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I just meant that from an evolutionary standpoint, men need visual acuity as opposed to color fidelity with the inverse being true for women. The color of potential prey is rarely as important as the subtle variations between an edible mushroom and its poisonous cousins, for instance.
Or the ripeness of fruit, which is what I always heard was the reason we see red so well, despite the fun fact that the sun puts out more green light than anything else.
 
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AnOminous

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I just meant that from an evolutionary standpoint, men need visual acuity as opposed to color fidelity with the inverse being true for women. The color of potential prey is rarely as important as the subtle variations between an edible mushroom and its poisonous cousins, for instance.
I just meant to post fun facts.
 

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Everyone knows about Hitler's doctor shooting him up with speed, but JFK had his own Dr. Feelgood, a Jewish German immigrant named Max Jacobson who was also a quack who prescribed bizarre concoctions described as "vitamin shots" which contained nonsensical ingredients like bone marrow, steroids, placentas, and other random shit, but mainly amphetamines.

JFK brought this quack along with him to a summit with Khrushchev, because he had a back injury and didn't want to be visibly limping when he first dealt with a foreign enemy. So he had a shot of speed before the summit. This stopped him from immediately being in pain but the meeting went on for hours and he eventually crashed from the speed. Khrushchev concluded he was weak, and this may have been why he later decided he could get away with moving nuclear missiles to Cuba.

So the world may have nearly gone to nuclear war because the President had a pet quack.
It's also believed that the constant cocktails of meds and drugs is also what lead to Kennedy's infamously out of control libido.
 
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