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1) Eating too many bananas makes you grow more body hair by increasing levels of potassium.

2) Maggots are used in hospitals to clean infected wounds.

3) Excessive cycling can cause permanent damage to the muscles in the face.

Look at the statements above. One refers to current medical thinking, one is an idea from the past, and one has been made up entirely. But which is which (answers below)?

These are just some of the weird and wonderful statements put to people who play Mind-Boggling Medical History, a game developed by Oxford's Dr Sally Frampton and colleagues, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Find out more (University of Oxford website)