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I can't help but shake a leg every day and I don't mean dancing. When I sit down or lie down, I feel an uncontrollable urge to move my legs. They bounce for hours on end and most of the time I don't even notice it. When I do, I sometimes try to stop in case it's annoying others around me, but that just makes me feel uncomfortable. I decided to find what's causing all this bothersome bouncing.

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Every now and again, Lifehacker asks a medical professional to explain the weird things that our bodies do. Or could do. Or might do

In this way, your thirst for weird bodily function knowledge is sated - without besmirching your search history. Let's get started.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Contrary to what you see in Roland Emmerich movies, hypothermia can set in if you spend too much time doing heavy work outside during the winter. If someone you know comes down with a case of hypothermia, get them help and use this chart to treat them in the meantime.

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If you're feeling generous, you have more options than to open your wallet or build a giftable DIY project. You have plenty of homegrown body parts you can donate to people in need. From blood and hair to your entire body, here are things you can contribute to a good cause now, or when you don't need them any more.

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Charles Darwin once said that blushing is the most peculiar and most human of all expressions. While it's definitely a common response to embarrassment, anger, or maybe one too many drinks, this video explains what's happening in our body and how blushing can actually be kind of endearing.

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If you've ever urinated a little from coughing, sneezing, running, jumping onto a box or doing heavy cleans or deadlifts, you're not alone. It's a common condition called stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but it's something you should probably see your doctor about.

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This only applies to people who have a condition where they can't scratch an itch, like an injury or skin condition (otherwise just scratch it), but one new -- albeit small -- study suggests an interesting way to relieve an itchy arm or leg when you can't scratch: Stand in front of a mirror and scratch the opposite limb.

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How's your poop? Is it the right colour? How about frequency -- are you doing it once a day, regularly? Don't bother answering (and especially not in the comments, please). The truth is, odds are whatever your answers, you're doing just fine.

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When you have to urinate but it isn't convenient, your body has a complex system that lets you hold it in until it's safe to do so. This video explains how that mechanism works and just how safe it is to overwork that system.