Jarrett sent along the following: I was watching the Royal Rumble when I could have swore I heard ECW’s ring announcer introduce Ezekiel Jackson as weighing 209 pounds, which would obviously be incorrect. 290 lbs. would be more accurate.
Scott Douglas sent along the following: During the Undertaker/Mysterio bout last night, when ‘Taker was bleeding from his nose, Matt Striker made the comment about how blood is blue until it comes into contact with oxygen, and then turns red in color.
This is a popular misconception.. blood is always red, and never blue.
Red blood cells are always red. Since RBCs make up about 40-45% of our blood, the blood is red. Red blood cells are red because they have a protein called hemoglobin which contains iron. Iron likes to bind oxygen. Oxygen combined with iron is red. The more oxygen iron has bound to it, the redder it is.
Why some people may think that blood can be blue is probably because of the color of our veins, which may be visible near the skin’s surface. They appear blue because they do not get as much oxygen as the other tissues.
The bottom line is: blood is red.
It’s a good thing he taught English, and not science!
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