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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Motion sickness

King John of England employed a Royal Head Holder to counter seasickness. Whenever the monarch took to sea, his servant Solomon Attefeld was on hand to hold the royal head steady.

Early in his navy service, Admiral Nelson discovered that he suffered from seasickness. The chronic complaint dogged him for the rest of his life.

Lawrence of Arabia was famous for riding a camel. However, he suffered from profound motion sickness when riding the humped dromedary.

Space sickness is a condition experienced by around half of astronauts during adaptation to weightlessness. The US federal government invested millions attempting to solve the problem.

Asians are more susceptible to motion sickness than people of other races.

Fish can become seasick if kept aboard a ship.

“Nausea" in Greek means seasickness (naus means ship).

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