Re: 14 weird medical facts
Number 10 on the list: "10) Blue skin syndrome, otherwise known as “smurf syndrome.” Not really, but this condition, where your skin turns blue is a bit of a medical mystery.".
I actually read an article about that 7 years ago. Such syndromes are allegedly caused by Cyanide contamination of some sort to certain prone individuals with a genetic disorder - I can't find the article though.
Wiki refs, blue skin can be caused by the following conditions :
Blue skin may refer to:
* Argyria, caused by the ingestion of elemental silver, silver dust or silver compounds
* Methemoglobinemia, the presence of excessive levels of Methemoglobin in the blood
* Cyanosis, caused by the presence of deoxygenated hemoglobin in blood vessels near the skin surface
* Blue baby syndrome