History BlessedWithSuck / RealLife

14th Jan '18 3:29:25 AM zequeins
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* Those with higher platelet count in their blood has thicker blood than average, allowing wounds to seal quickly like a ''very'' downplayed HealingFactor. However, such rapid coagulation also increases the chance of heart attacks and other arterial problems in later ages.
3rd Jan '18 1:14:41 PM N8han11
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* Being a genius and having overtly high IQ sucks big time. According to Ernest Hemingway, ''Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.'' [[spoiler:He later committed suicide by shooting himself.]]

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* Being a genius and having overtly high IQ sucks big time. According to Ernest Hemingway, ''Happiness "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.'' [[spoiler:He " [[DrivenToSuicide He later committed suicide by shooting himself.]] ]]
14th Dec '17 1:40:38 PM Caps-luna
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*** And note that even the 'found' part was much less cheerful then it sounds. Namely, Lacks got cancer, doctors took her cells for diagnosis, but ended up using them for extensive biological testing- ''without her permission''. She died in poverty, without ever knowing that her cell line was being used all around the world, often used to help develop very profitable drugs. To this day, her family is fighting for a share of the profit.

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*** And note that even the 'found' part was much less cheerful then it sounds. Namely, Lacks got cancer, doctors took her cells for diagnosis, but ended up using them for extensive biological testing- ''without her permission''. She died in poverty, poverty (of cancer), without ever knowing that her cell line was being used all around the world, often used to help develop very profitable drugs. To this day, her family is fighting for a share of the profit.
14th Dec '17 1:39:11 PM Caps-luna
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** A few other technologies have also succumbed to "solar syndrome" like VR headsets and 3D printers. Potential buyers and investors see the potential and utility of both technologies but have little faith in any one brand or model because (slightly) better versions are coming out at a constant rate. Quad copter drones experienced something similar for years until development hit a snag and people became reasonably confident their drones wouldn't be quickly made obsolete.
25th Nov '17 10:17:23 PM nanakiro
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25th Nov '17 10:16:52 PM nanakiro
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* The phrase "May you live in interesting times" is supposed to imply this. Unlike the ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' example listed in CursedWithAwesome, an "interesting" life doesn't always mean a fun or fulfilling one. As [[http://pervocracy.tumblr.com/post/164164353639/me-in-history-class-wow-humanity-has-been one quote]] on the internet put it:

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* The phrase old curse "May you live in interesting times" is supposed to imply this. Unlike the ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' example listed in CursedWithAwesome, an "interesting" life doesn't always mean a fun or fulfilling one. As [[http://pervocracy.tumblr.com/post/164164353639/me-in-history-class-wow-humanity-has-been one quote]] on the internet put it:
25th Nov '17 10:16:13 PM nanakiro
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25th Nov '17 10:14:02 PM nanakiro
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* [[OlderThanTheyLook Looking young for one's age]] is often seen as a mark of beauty and great physical shape, and something that warrants a compliment. Unfortunately, that same physical youthfulness may also lead to people [[JustAKid not taking the person seriously because youthfulness also implies naivete and lack of wisdom in the eyes of many]].

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* [[OlderThanTheyLook Looking young for one's age]] is often seen as a mark of beauty and great physical shape, and something that warrants a compliment. Unfortunately, that same physical youthfulness may also lead to people [[JustAKid not taking the person seriously because youthfulness also implies naivete and lack of wisdom in the eyes of many]].many]].
* The phrase "May you live in interesting times" is supposed to imply this. Unlike the ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' example listed in CursedWithAwesome, an "interesting" life doesn't always mean a fun or fulfilling one. As [[http://pervocracy.tumblr.com/post/164164353639/me-in-history-class-wow-humanity-has-been one quote]] on the internet put it:
--> '''Me in history class:''' Wow, humanity has been through some fascinating times! I wonder if Iíll ever live through major historical events!\\
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8th Sep '17 6:38:59 PM M3
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27th Aug '17 1:42:31 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* People with Sickle-Cell Disease possess a greater resistance to Malaria, as the ''Plasmodium'' needs red blood cells to propagate their numbers. [[CaptainObvious Of course, that still means you have Sickle-Cell Disease]] and all the painful and debilitating symptoms that comes with it. However, having one allele of Sickle-Cell Disease and one healthy one means you're healthy ''and'' you get a certain immunity against Malaria. The only downside is that you may pass on the Sickle-Cell allele to your offspring and if the other parent also has one, your child might get Sickle-Cell Disease. There's a reason the Sickle-Cell allele is rather common in Africa but rare in Europe.

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* People with Sickle-Cell Disease possess a greater resistance to Malaria, as the ''Plasmodium'' needs red blood cells to propagate their numbers. [[CaptainObvious Of course, that still means you have Sickle-Cell Disease]] and all the painful and debilitating symptoms that comes with it. However, having one allele of Sickle-Cell Disease and one healthy one means you're healthy ''and'' you get a certain immunity against Malaria. The only downside is that you may pass on the Sickle-Cell allele to your offspring and if the other parent also has one, your child might get Sickle-Cell Disease. There's a reason the Sickle-Cell allele is rather common in Africa but rare in Europe.Europe.
* [[OlderThanTheyLook Looking young for one's age]] is often seen as a mark of beauty and great physical shape, and something that warrants a compliment. Unfortunately, that same physical youthfulness may also lead to people [[JustAKid not taking the person seriously because youthfulness also implies naivete and lack of wisdom in the eyes of many]].
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