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13 strange body facts you’ve always wondered about

We asked experts for true stories and odd human body facts. What they told us might surprise you.

2. The stomach-in-your-throat feeling on roller coasters
The stomach-in-your-throat feeling on roller coasters
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Your insides are actually shifting! When a coaster comes over its crest, slows for a second for added torture, and then plummets downward, the seat belt keeps your rear in place, but some loosely connected internal organs—like your stomach and intestines—get a little “airtime.”

But don’t get concerned in light of these strange facts.

You’re not damaging your innards by riding even the craziest of coasters (everything returns to its proper place), but your nerves detect the movement, which registers as though your stomach has jumped into your throat.—Maged Rizk, MD, gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute

Love amusement park rides but get thrown off-kilter by dizziness or vertigo? Following this guide to treat these conditions may help.



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