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22 Brainy Facts for Brain Week!

Mangesh Hattikudur

We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of brain[y] stories, lists, and videos. It all leads up to Brain Surgery Live With mental_floss, a two-hour television event that will feature—yes—live brain surgery. Hosted by Bryant Gumbel, the special airs Sunday, October 25 at 9 p.m. EST on the National Geographic Channel.

This week, our good pal Wheezy is giving you 22 Brain Facts to sound extra brainy when you chat about brains to your friends. (We know the topic comes up a lot, so this video should be especially helpful!)