The only U.S. Secret Service officer killed protecting a president is Leslie Coffelt. Shot three times in the abdomen, he fired one round and hit Truman's attempted assassin in the back of the head from 31 feet away with his revolver. wtop.com/gallery/white-ho…
There is a species of ant that essentially use kamikaze tactics to protect their nest. When attacked, one or more workers will attach themselves to the attacker and explode their abdomen, thus releasing a toxic goo all over the attacker. These ants are aptly named Colobopsis Explodens. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned about a woman with a rare genetic disorder who was born without a vagina. After giving her boyfriend fellatio, and then being stabbed in the abdomen, the "contents" of her stomach reached her uterus. 278 days later she gave birth to a baby boy. discovermagazine.com/the-…
All species of snake in the genus Chrysopelea are capable of performing gliding flight, with ranges as great as 100m. The snakes in this genus achieve this by leaping from branches, then sucking in their abdomen and flaring out their ribs, turning their body into a "pseudo concave wing". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Ariamnes colubrinus, also known as the whip spider. They are a species of spider with an elongated abdomen and primarily eat insects and juvenile wandering spiders. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari…
Entire Regions of India Beset by Mass Hysteria Called Puppy Pregnancy Syndrome where people believe "puppies are conceived within their abdomen." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
Neotrogla, fly-like insects in Brazil, are the 1st species known to have swapped genital structures. Copulation lasts 40-70 hours during which the female uses spines on her gynosome (penis) to latch onto the male & if forced apart, his abdomen can be ripped apart from his body. sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
There is a yoga pose called Pawanmuktasana, AKA the wind relieving or gas releasing pose. It puts pressure on the abdomen to help release those stubborn farts. yogapoint.com/asana/pawan…
Grasshoppers hear through an organ called the tympanum, which is located in its abdomen. Their ability to pin point where a sound is coming from rivals that of a human. animals.mom.com/how-do-gr…
Bruce Lee’s son, Brandon Lee, was killed while filming a scene where his character gets shot. A bullet had become lodged in the barrel of the gun and when a dummy round was subsequently fired, the force expelled the bullet and hit Lee in the abdomen. He died a few hours later en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
By rubbing its penis across its abdomen, the water boatman can produce 99 dB of sound making it the loudest animal in the world, relative to its size. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
Today I learned of the Byford Dolphin decompression incident, where a diver was forced through a 60cm (24 inch) opening by compressed air and violently dismembered. Additionally, it caused the "expulsion of all of the internal organs of his chest and abdomen" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byf…
William the Conqueror’s body exploded at his funeral. He’d died due to an intestinal infection from his horse rearing and throwing him against his saddle pommel. At his funeral, as his too large body was being forced into a too small coffin, his abdomen burst. Mourners ran to escape the stench. history.com/news/10-thing…
A single species of spiders reproduces by a process known as β€œtraumatic insemination”, in which the male sedates the female and proceeds to pierce her abdomen with one of its two penises to directly deposit sperm on its ovaries. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned about the Bombadier Beetle. The beetle stores two chemicals (hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide) in its abdomen and, when threatened, mixes them and ejects them from their abdomen in a chemical spray (with a popping sound!) that can reach boiling temperatures. nwf.org/Educational-Resou…
If a woman falsely believes she is pregnant that belief can trigger a swollen abdomen, enlarged breasts and lactation. webmd.com/baby/false-preg…
- Dr Allan Zarkin was so proud of the caesarian section he performed, he carved his initials onto his patient's abdomen. She sued the hospital for $5.5m nytimes.com/2000/01/22/ny…
Doctors will sometimes sew hands into the patient’s abdomen to avoid amputation and allow healing, while avoiding infection and tissue death. pop.inquirer.net/35739/ma…
Every Autumn a fungus epidemic kills off 75% of house flies. It attacks their brain forcing them to land on a surface and climb to the highest point, stand up on its front legs and spread its wings. The fungus then erupts from its abdomen to be spread to other flies. biocontrol.entomology.cor…
There is a species of beetle that lives in ant nests by imitating the sounds of the ant queen. These beetles feed on ant eggs, larvae and adults by piercing their mandibles into the abdomen or other soft part and sucking the contents. There appears to be no benefit to ants from the association. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Platypuses don’t have nipples... Despite being mammals and having mammary glands platypuses do not have nipples with which to fed their babies. Instead they release milk through glands like sweat. The milk then gathers in grooves on the mum’s abdomen where the puggles lap it up.. ipfactly.com/platypus-fac…
Kidney transplants do not replace the old diseased kidneys, but instead adds 1 or more kidneys in the lower abdomen of the body. hopkinsmedicine.org/healt…
Lobster’s brain is located in its throat, nervous system in abdomen, teeth in stomach and kidneys in head, hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed history.com/news/a-taste-…
A shark helped another shark give birth at an Auckland, New Zealand aquarium in 2009. The first shark bit the abdomen of the second, freeing the pups inside. One aquarium staff member said "It had to bite a certain part to let them out and do it without killing the babies or her." mnn.com/earth-matters/ani…
The males of peacock spiders often display colorful and sometimes iridescent patterns on the upper surface of the abdomen, enhanced with lateral flaps or bristles, either during courtship or the ritualized contests between males which can be complex, involving visual and vibratory signals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
When bees finish mating they rip open their abdomen and die a slow, painful death orkin.com/stinging-pests/…
Ladybugs are susceptible to wasp parasites that can control their minds to watch over the wasp eggs. The wasp stings the ladybig, which hosts the wasp larva until they finally burst out of her abdomen and weave a cocoon between her legs. Sometimes the ladybug can be parasited twice! sciencemag.org/news/2015/…
A lobster's brain is located in its throat, its nervous system in its abdomen, its teeth in its stomach and its kidneys in its head. It also hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb, meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed. history.com/news/a-taste-…
Domesticated and wild dogs scavenge human remains in different ways: pet dogs tend to eat their owners' faces, while wild dogs prefer to eat the nutrient rich organs located in the abdomen. news.nationalgeographic.c…
The eight-spotted crab spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) is one of the most unnatural-looking spiders around with it highly contrasting black dots on bright yellow abdomen. It was found in a forest preserve in Singapore in 1924, and it is among the largest crab spiders at one inch in length. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Poecilotheria metallica is a species of tarantula that it is covered in blue hair. Like others in its genus it exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The species' habitat is just a 100 sq. km (39 sq mi) area in central southern India. No human fatalities have been reported. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe…
Today I learned butterflies 'pee'. Occasionally adult butterflies drink so much they must emit a fine liquid spray from the tip of their abdomen. This substance is not like urine; rather, it is almost pure water. youtu.be/Lva0YSrgKNU
The tarantula hawk stings and paralyzes a tarantula, drags the specimen to a brooding nest, and lays a single egg on the spider’s abdomen. The wasp larva hatches, creates a hole in the spider's abdomen, and enters to feed, avoiding vital organs for as long as possible to keep the spider alive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
President William Mckinley was so in love with his wife of thirty years, Ida Saxton Mckinley that the first thing he said after being shot two times in the abdomen by an assassin was, β€œMy wife–be careful, Cortelyou, how you tell her–oh, be careful.” He later died due to the injuries. britannica.com/biography/…
In the late 1800-1920s people believed that they could catch diseases including Cholera if the torso got to cold, so they would wear a 6 foot long knitted flannel belt under the clothes around the abdomen to prevent many diseases. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
Today I learned of Ines Ramirez, who was forty years old, far from medical assistance and struggling during a difficult birth. She cut into her own abdomen with a kitchen knife and delivered her son, becoming the only person to have performed a Caesarean section on herself. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
We feel nauseous when we exercise because our bodies divert blood from our abdomen to other muscles and skin. This lack of blood flow to and in the stomach leads to nausea. weightwatchers.com/us/art…
A female wasp injects its egg into the ladybird, the larva munches on its host's internal tissues before breaking out through the abdomen bbc.com/news/science-envi…
In 2003, after Roy Hunt was brutally mauled by one of his tigers during their show in Vegas, the doctors removed a part of his skull to avoid his death from brain swelling, and placed it in a pocket inside of his abdomen until it was ready to be reattached. slate.com/articles/news_a…
12,000 bears are farmed for their bile in Asia which is used in traditional Chinese medicine and generates $2bn per year. Farming always involves surgery on the bears to insert a catheter or to cut a hole through the abdomen by which the bile leaks. Bear bile has no medicinal effect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Today I learned about shiitake flagellate dermatitis, a skin condition caused by eating undercooked or raw shiitake mushrooms that leaves a rash appearing like long scratch/whiplash marks on the neck, face, limbs, and abdomen. dermnetnz.org/topics/shii…
Spiders can detect and use earth's electric field to take off miles in the air by "ballooning" - in which they climb to an exposed point, raise their abdomens to the sky, extrude strands of silk, and float away. theatlantic.com/science/a…
After WW2 the Japanese Admiral who invented the idea of kamikaze pilots committed ritual suicide, seppuku, as an apology. After cutting through his abdomen he refused the customary beheading, instead slowly dying over several hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tak…
Technically, giant honeybees invented the 'Mexican Wave'. Known as 'shimmering', the bees flip their abdomens in sequence as a defensive mechanism to repel predatory hornets from the hive. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The Hymenoepimecis Argyraphaga is a wasp that paralyzes a spider to lay an egg in its abdomen. The resulting larva will then use a mind-altering chemical to modify the spider's web building behavior in order to make a web strong enough to support the larva's cocoon. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Though There Hasn't Been a Reported Fatality Overdosing on THC, One Can Still Be Poisoned by it--Like the Case of a 56 y.o. Woman Who was Injected in the Abdomen With Cannabis Oil (she lived, but endured severe psychological symptoms and internal pain until it completely left her system) cannahealth.org/an-unfort…
The Water Boatman insect can produce 99dB of sound by rubbing its penis across its abdomen journals.plos.org/plosone…
Some people in India fail to take anti-rabies medication in time due to puppy-pregnancy syndrome. People suffering from this condition believe that shortly after being bitten by a dog, puppies are conceived within their abdomen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
Most mosquito larvae use a tube at the end of their abdomen, which they stick out of the surface of water, for air. In other words, they breathe out of their ass. nature.mdc.mo.gov/discove…
Today I learned about traumatic insemination which is the mating practice in some species of invertebrates in which the male pierces the female's abdomen with his aedeagus (reproductive organ) and injects his sperm through the wound into her abdominal cavity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…

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