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Health Information Facts About Curves

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The bell curve comprises a distribution of test scores and is used by teachers to grade "on a curve," with approximately half the students getting a grade above the average and the other half below.

The aorta, which carries blood from the heart to the body, is curved at the top, resembling a candy cane.

An electrocardiogram produces a picture that looks like a series of curves, or waves, representing the electrical activity of the heart.

Growth charts are made up of percentile curves that show the height and weight range of children of a certain age.

In the mid-1800s, Fred Goldsmith and William "Candy" Cummings popularized the curveball, a baseball pitch that dives as it approaches the plate.

The curved walls of Rush's new butterfly-shaped hospital tower, opening in January 2012, resulted from Rush nurses’ requests to be closer to their patients.

Very early in evolution, the lumbar vertebrae of the human female acquired a curvature and strength that compensates for the additional weight she has to bear during pregnancy.

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