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    the use of very cold temperatures in medical treatment or therapy, for example to help people recover from injury more quickly

    Originating in Japan in the 1880s kriotherapy, or cryotherapy, in its modern form was introduced with the invention of the cryogenic therapy chamber in 1972.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/07/2011


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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