A decomposing 40-foot sperm whale carcass washed up near Chetco Point in Brookings. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says the carcass is too far gone to haul off, and the beach sand is too shallow to bury it, so it will be left to rot. Department spokesman Chris Havel says it came in on the tide early Thursday. People who go to look at the whale are advised to approach from upwind.
The reality: That is not true, said Dr. Richard Koller, a Bend neurologist. A sneeze does increase the pressure inside the skull a little bit, he said. People have worried that sneezes may kill brain cells because other things that increase pressure on the brain, such as some types of stroke, can lead to brain cell death or even the death of the person. However,… ... more