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A Real Surgeon Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Film & TV

Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?

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Here’s What Really Happens When You Swallow Chewing Gum

Countless, possibly even almost all, children have been warned of the dangers of swallowing gum, be they its supposed 7-year digestion period or the equally long time it will stay in one’s system. Regardless of how the news of one’s unfortunate fate is phrased, it’s just not true.