What’s the Least Useful Body Part?

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We’re all familiar with the flashy, big-ticket organs: the heart, the brain, the lungs. Their celebrity often obscures the work—humbler, less heroic, but often no less essential to the maintenance of a life—performed by those organs only doctors know about: the body’s back-up players, pulsing and pumping in relative…

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https://gizmodo.com/whats-the-least-useful-body-part-1833328521

DIY Organ Removal, Pain, and Bloody Miracles: The Grisly World of First Surgeries

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The Wound Man (or Man of Wounds, depending on how you translate it in Fasciculus medicinae, the 1491 medical treatise in which his image first appears) is one of the most well-known medieval surgical diagrams going. It’s up there with da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man (né 1490) but is far less aesthetically pleasing than what…

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https://gizmodo.com/diy-organ-removal-pain-and-bloody-miracles-the-grizz-1831431872

The 35 greatest horror games of all time

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What scares you? It’s a question you know the answer to innately and immediately, as individualized as your fingerprint. Accordingly, horror games have tried everything in the book in order to scare players: disempowerment, alienation, animatronic jump-scares, eroticism, flagrant shattering of the fourth wall, and so…

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https://www.avclub.com/the-35-greatest-horror-games-of-all-time-1830082156