What really happens to our hair and fingernails after we die?
The Body Explained
You've seen it in the mirror—that little thing hanging in the back of your throat. What is it?
How could something so good, like ice cream, give you such a fast headache?
Goose bumps come and goose bumps go. Why does your body react this way?
They annoy everyone and are tough to get rid of. What are they? Hiccups!
The Body Explained, with Cassius Bordelon, PhD, is a light-hearted video series that answers common questions about how the human body works. Segments generally run one minute and are designed to help capture students' attention and curiosity. Dr. Bordelon is an Associate Professor of Cell Biology at Baylor College of Medicine and an expert on anatomy.
What Causes Your Stomach to Growl?Video
Has your stomach growled in a quiet classroom? What causes it to behave that way?
What is The Funny Bone?Video
There's nothing funny about hitting your funny bone—it hurts! So what is it?
What Makes Our Teeth Chatter When We Get Cold?Video
You're out in cold weather and your teeth start chattering. What causes that?
Why Do Onions Make You Cry?Video
What is it about onions that makes us cry?
Why Do Our Ears Pop?Video
Our ears pop in airplanes in flight, and sometimes when we have a cold. What makes that happen?
Why Do We Sneeze?Video
Allergy season seems to happen all year. But winter seems especially problematic for our health. Why?
Why Does Your Nose Run When You Cry?Video
Tears come from your eyes when you cry. But why does your nose run, too?