Strokes are no joke. But, if treated within three hours of symptoms, major disability can be prevented by at least 30 percent. Let's explore four simple tips for recognizing stroke symptoms quickly.
Four Tips To Save A Life
When In Doubt, Just Act Fast
Watch And Learn: Our Most Interesting Content About Strokes
What's A Stoke? An Animated Explanation
To put it simply, a stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is cut off.
How Do Owls Turn Their Heads So Far Without Dying of Stroke?
For one, an owl's vertebral artery travels through a hole in the vertebrae that is 10 times larger than it needs to be, giving it a lot of wiggle room as the spine twists.
Key Facts In This Video
Owls have twice as many vertebrae in their necks as we do. 01:11
The canal in owls' vertebrae that houses the ascending vertebral artery is 10 times larger than the artery itself, giving it a lot of room to move. 02:04
Blood pools in arteries at the base of the head, possibly to help provide a fresh source of blood to the brain when regular blood flow is restricted during an extreme head turn. 02:51
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