In 1846 Vienna, childbed fever caused death among many pregnant patients. Consequently, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis began an experiment where his doctors washed their hands. Learn more about this experiment on the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."
After being pulled out of his home by a tornado, a man lands in a nearby field with no significant injuries. The strength of his bones protected him. Bones' resiliency is discussed in this Discovery Channel video.
How much muscle can a human actually build? Tests on mice show that it's possible to genetically build muscles that don't weaken with time or age. Learn more about muscles on The Science Channel's "Kapow! Superhero Science."
English physician William Harvey's studies on blood flow were breakthroughs in understanding the human heart and the circulatory system. Learn more about blood flow on the Science Channel's "100 Greatest Discoveries."