In Japan you can drink a liquor made from the fermented bodies of venomous snakes.
Even though each of our bodies contain more parasites than the total number of people on earth, if you put them all together, they would only fill a drinking glass.
Worst Name for a City:
We all know LA. is an abbreviation for a big city in California, but most people don't know the full name. It is, "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula."
The hagfish has terrible table manners. It starts its meal by biting into the gill of another fish. Then it eats its way into the fish's throat. Finally, it crawls totally inside the victim and kills and eats the fish from the inside out. And that's not the only weirdness about this fish. More at 500Ways.com.
Americans drink three million gallons of orange juice per day. Americans drink over fifteen million gallons of beer daily. This means that on average, Americans drink five times more beer than orange juice.
In the early 1970's, when Americans were in the worst nutritional position we have ever been in, nine out of every ten women age ten to fifty-four were deficient in iron. - from 500Ways.com
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) considers chocolate acceptable for public consumption as long as there are less than 60 microscopic insect fragments per 100 grams (four ounces, or approximately one candy bar).
If you need to give liquid medicine to a cat, don't try to feed it to the cat. This would only result in the worst kind of battle. Instead, spill the medicine on the kitty's fur. The cat will lick it off in the process of cleaning.
Casimir Polemus of France survived three shipwrecks. In each case, he was the only survivor.
According to a scientific study conducted in England, 70 percent of the dust in your home is discarded skin cells.
The author of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, was an eye doctor who could not make ends meet since medical specialties were still rare in 1880's England. So, he took up writing, hoping that might help pay his bills.
When you introduce a second cat into your home, the kitties can become the worst of enemies. However, if you put a drop of perfume on the fur of both cats, they'll immediately settle down, because they smell like each other.
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Until about 1980, almost all false teeth contained a small amount of uranium. Details at 500Ways.com
One species of shark is so competitive that the babies fight each other within their mother, until only one is left to be born. - from 500Ways.com
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There was once a little bicycle shop, ordinary in every way, except for the people associated with it. Brian the owner, the employees, and many of the customers were the most interesting and eccentric people I have ever met. That's what this book is about. I have changed the location and the names to protect those involved. Everything else is true, exactly as it happened. The bike shop lasted five years before it came to a strange end. Here's
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The world's most outrageous musical instrument was made in France during 1450. A long row of spikes was connected to a keyboard. Under each spike was a pig, arranged according to the pitch of its oink.
Leading experts tell us 71 percent of American men, and 38 percent of women are addicted to Internet pornography. The definition of 'addicted' is that an activity interferes with work or relationships. Porn sites get more visitors than Amazon, eBay and YouTube combined.
In 1968 Liechtenstein held a vote to determine whether women should be allowed to vote. Women were allowed to participate only in this vote, because until then women were not allowed to vote. The result of the vote was that women were not allowed to vote. - from 500Ways.com
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In the 1700's some people had tooth transplants, consisting of donors' teeth jammed into sockets in their own jaws. Your author assumes that didn't usually work out as well as hoped. Later, Waterloo teeth, extracted from dead soldiers after the battle of Waterloo in 1815, were made into dentures. - from 500Ways.com
The average life of an indoor cat is 17 years. The average life of a cat that lives outdoors is 2 years. - from 500Ways.com
Ketchup was originally made from fish broth and mushrooms. Tomatoes were added later. Today, ketchup must legally contain sugar, otherwise it has to be called imitation ketchup.
Try saying the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue. Every letter will sound the same. - from 500Ways.com
These instructions were found in a manual about a computer
programming language. Perhaps because of wording like this there are not
more programmers than there are:
Look at the first compare of the second group of compare
statements. The expression "r != s" will evaluate as a
"true" since "r" was set to 0.0 above, so the result
will be a non-zero value, probably 1. Even though the two variables that
are compared are "float" variables, the result will be of type
"integer." There is no explicit variable to which it will be
assigned so the result of the compare is an implied integer. Finally the
resulting number, 1 in this case, is assigned to the integer variable
"x". If double equal signs were used, the phantom value,
namely 1, would be compared to the value of "x", but since the
single equal sign is used, the value 1 is simply assigned to
"x", as though the statement were not in parentheses.
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If you cut the head off a cockroach, it can continue to live for several more weeks. - from 500Ways.com
Controversial exercises to improve your eyesight without glasses, contacts or lasik.
World's Worst Food - By Far!
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World's Worst Flower
The world's largest flower is also the worst smelling
flower. Rafflesia Arnoldii is often over 3 feet wide and its petals are
almost an inch thick. You wouldn't want it in your garden, however, because it
smells like a rotting animal. The flower is attempting to attract flies for
The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. - Harlan Ellison, science fiction author (Details...)
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