Instead of reproducing like bacteria and viruses, prions (cause of the Mad-Cow Disease) are like trendsetters—they tell others to look and behave like them, and those proteins that conform, influence others to imitate them as well.

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Researchers glow green with pride after winning the Nobel Prize.

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The beans in chili have a well-deserved reputation for causing gas. In fact, it's been scientifically proven... and I'm not just pulling your finger!

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There once was a fellow from Sparta, A really magnificent farter, On the strength of one beanHe farted "God Save the Queen", And Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata-(Anonymous)

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Have you ever heard the expression “canary in a coal mine?” Although we no longer use canaries, we have adapted this system of examining animals in order to detect the presence of pollutants in our environment.

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You’ve probably heard the saying “leaves of three; let them be” – a warning to steer clear of the three-leafed plant poison ivy.

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Giant hogweed, why the frenzy of fear? The sap of the giant hogweed can cause severe burns and even temporary blindness. It’s a very obnoxious noxious weed!

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The bulk of the fingernail is made of a protein called keratin, although that just scratches the surface.

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Have you ever wondered why Jell-O is so jiggly-wiggly?

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