Rolls Royce uses the leather of 15 to 18 Bulls per car, raised in cold climates to prevent marks from insect bites. Cows aren't used because they might have stretch marks from pregnancies. thehogring.com/2011/03/22…
Lyme Disease is far less prevalent in the west coast of the US thanks, in part, to the Western Fence Lizard which carries a protein that cures the disease in the ticks that bite them, thereby reducing the probability of infection to humans and other tick hosts. bioone.org/journals/journ…
A man named Bill Haast, also known as "Snake Man" injected himself with snake venom for several years in an effort to build up immunity. He survived 172 snake bites, donated his blood to snakebite victims, and lived over 100 years billhaast.com/serpentariu…
Marion County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation after one of its officers said he suspected someone had taken a bite out of a McChicken sandwich. They concluded that the officer forgot he took a bite of his sandwich. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Contrary to popular belief not a single death due to a bite from a Black Widow spider has been reported in the US since 1983, and the cannibalism frequently attributed to these spider is actually rare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lat…
Today I learned about the β€œThree Finger Rule” - that people can generally only open their mouth as wide as three of their own fingers stacked on top of each other. This rule can help you know if food (such as a burger) is too large to comfortably bite. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
The word Geek was originally an early 20th-century term for a carnival worker who was so unskilled that the only thing they could do at a carnival to attract a crowd was to bite off the heads of live animals such as chickens, snakes and rats and swallow them britannica.com/story/wher…
The meaning behind Apple logo isn’t actually meant to pay tribute to Alan Turing, rather, it was for a practical purpose: scale. The size of the bite showed that the shape was an apple, not a cherry or any other vaguely round fruit. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Sharks are called "swimming noses" because 2/3 of their brains are olfactory lobes. They can smell blood in water at 1 part per million from hundreds of meters away. But their sense of taste isn't linked to their nose and is not as developed, so often they bite once then decide not to kill. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned about the Irukandji jellyfish, a small and venomous jellyfish, that lives off the Australian coast. A sting, which initially feels like a mosquito bite, escalates to "Irukandji Syndrome", causing pain, cramping, headaches, vomiting, anxiety, and an impending sense of doom. roaring.earth/irukandji-j…
Lambs Ear (the plant) can be used medicinally for insect stings, bug bites, hemorrhoids, scrapes, and burns. It can also be a substitute for bandages and can act as an antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal. newlifeonahomestead.com/l…
There is no antivenom for a blue-ringed octopus bite. However, if you can get a ventilator to breathe for you for 15 hours, you survive with no side effects. slate.com/technology/2015…
Serial killer Ted Bundy was convicted and sentenced to death in large part on the basis of now-discredited forensic bite mark evidence. Though there was other evidence implicating him and he later confessed to the killings anyway, so no one doubts his guilt. oxygen.com/blogs/how-ted-…
Eating uncooked squid without removing the Spermatophores can inseminate your mouth with squid sperm that bite and give a stinging sensation. businessinsider.com/woman…
Garter snakes are actually mildly venomous. Nevertheless, they are incapable of seriously harming a humanβ€”though rarely, their bites have caused some swelling and bruising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Biting on the aluminum foil can be painful and is usually noticed if you have metal in your mouth from dental work (e.g. fillings, crowns). Basically, when you bite on foil, you set up a battery in your mouth and the electrical current stimulates nerve endings in your tooth. science.howstuffworks.com…
If you eat something and die, it is poisonous. If something bites you and you die, it is venomous. discovermagazine.com/heal…
No one has died from a spider bite in Australia since 1979 australianmuseum.net.au/l…
Today I learned of A PREHISTORIC SPERM WHALE, The creature had a far more powerful bite with a nightmarish set of teeth, Twelve to 13 million years ago, it likely dined on smaller whales. It WAS DUBBED LIVYATAN MELVILLEI, giving Moby-Dick’s creator a posthumous shout-out. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of Joan Murray who survived an 80 mph skydiving fall, thanks to landing on a mound of fire ants, who's bites are believed to have given her a rush of adrenaline which kept her heart beating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
A treatment in the Middle Ages for venomous snakebite was to pluck the feathers from a rooster's arse and place it on the site of the bite. Apparently its anus could suck up the venom. It was considered a good sign if the rooster died. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Banana slugs bite off each other's penises after sex baynature.org/article/not…
In 2015, an American teen chose to commit suicide by snake bite. Sitting in his car, he allowed his pet Cobra to bite him multiple times. He was found in his car having suffered cardiac arrest, the snake had escaped and was later found on a nearby road. springfieldnewssun.com/ne…
Helicoprion is a genus of extinct shark whose fossil specimens reveal spirally arranged clusters of the individuals' teeth called "tooth whorls" that resemble our modern circular saw blades.The shark's blade, connected to cylindrical muscle tissue, would shred prey into small, bite-sized pieces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
That, in 2009, the National Academy of Sciences found only DNA analysis could rigorously and consistently match evidence to a single person/source with high confidence. Other methods, especially pattern matching (fingerprints, handwriting, bite marks, footprints, hair, fibers, etc.), could not. ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/g…
Venomous snakes can still bite after its head has been severed. cnn.com/2018/06/08/health…
Less than half of snakebites are from accidental encounters with snakes, and more than a quarter of snakebite victims are intoxicated at the time of the bite. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Ontario's Dog Owner's Liability Act ('DOLA') stipulates that a dog owner(s) assumes liability for damages caused by dog bites or attacks. This is strict liability test because it does not depend on an owner's negligence, fault, or the animal's known propensity to act aggressively. mondaq.com/canada/crime/5…
A house in Kansas had over 2,000 brown recluse spiders removed without a single bite, leading researchers to conclude that bites were unlikely unless humans come in skin contact with the recluse. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
The Barstool Sports / One bite pizza review guy is worth $450 Million newsweek.com/dave-portnoy…
There are 4.7 million dog bites in the US each year, and 800,000 of those bites result in medical care. That means a dog bites 1 out of every 69 people. caninejournal.com/dog-bit…
Spotted Hyenas have a bite force of about 1,000 lbs per square inch. That is enough to bite through bone. Hyenas are also known to hunt lions and have been photographed with full animal heads (including a lions) in their mouth. stillunfold.com/animal/hy…
Today I learned of Karl P. Schmidt, a herpetologist who documented his own death after he was bitten by a juvenile boomslang snake. He made detailed notes on the symptoms he experienced, almost right up to the end. He died 24 hours after the bite, bleeding in his lungs, kidneys, heart, and brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
Only female mosquitos bite metode.org/metodes-whys-a…
The bite of the Brazilian Wandering Spider can cause priapism (a long lasting and often painful erection) in men. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
The bite of a Brazilian Wandering Spider can cause a long lasting, painful erection in Humans. webmd.com/erectile-dysfun…
Despite having a reputation for deadly wildlife there has only been one confirmed death by spider bite in Australia since 1979 telegraph.co.uk/news/2016…
The story of how the Daddy Long Legs is one of the most venomous spiders in the world, but that it lacks big enough fangs to bite is false three times. It’s fangs are as long as a recluse, they lack venom, and they are Harvestmen, not even spiders. backyardnature.net/longle…
Researchers have mapped the genome of the Indian cobra (Naja naja). They found 12,000 genes expressed in the venom glands; of these, 139 help create toxins, and a subset of 19 genes cause paralysis/nausea/internal bleeding. It forms the platform to synthesize an ideal antidote to the cobra bite. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Camels eat cactus no problem. Using hardened protrusions called papillae to guide their chew. They guide their bites and swallow the thorns vertically to avoid being poked. This isn't to say it still doesn't cause discomfort, camels just tank it. cactusway.com/can-camels-…
Today I learned of 3,500 mosquito species a few hundred bite humans. The larvae are food for other larvae and for beneficial insects, put nutrients into many ecosystems, are food for fish, help break down debris in waterways, and pollinate plants. But scientists think ecosystems will adjust if we eliminate them 247wallst.com/special-rep…
A cannibal named Issei Sagawa has profited from his crimes. After murdering and eating his classmate in 1981, he was released due to a loophole and has translated his fame into books, talk show appearances, and even softcore porn films in which he bites his co-stars. nypost.com/2018/10/20/iss…
An astronaut smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space. After taking a bite, crumbs and rye started floating around the cabin. It has been referred to as '$30 million sandwich.' NASA have taken steps to prevent corned-beef sandwiches from being taken on future flights. space.com/39341-john-youn…
Karl Schmidt, a herpetologist who was tasked with identifying a juvenile Boomslang snake, when the venomous snake bit him, instead of going to the hospital, Schmidt went home, believing the juveniles couldn’t produce a fatal bite. He recorded all his symptoms in his diary until death. pri.org/stories/2015-11-1…
Chiggers don't actually bite or burrow but rather drill holes into our skin and then excrete enzymes that break the skin down into a liquid mixture; then they slurp up the mixture through a hardened skin cell straw. They basically make skin frappes out of us! boyslife.org/outdoors/wil…
The Inland Taipan or "fierce snake" is the most venomous snake in the world. However, because of its shy nature and timid nature there has never been a recorded death caused by its bite. The word "fierce" describes its venom, not its temperament. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
It is a popular myth that a komodo dragon's bite causes death because the mouth of a komodo dragon is so filthy that the bitten animal ultimately dies of a bacterial infection. In fact, a komodo dragon's mouth is just as clean as most animals and it instead relies on venom to hunt prey. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Velvet worms are segmented panarthropods with stubby feet that subdue their prey by squirting a sticky, quick-hardening slime (like silly string) from a pair of glands on their heads. Once their prey is ensnared, the velvet worm bites into it, injecting digestive saliva to liquefy the insides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ony…
Cleopatra tested various deadly poisons on condemned people and concluded that the bite of the asp was the least terrible way to die. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
The cream used to treat anal tears can be used to drastically slow down the speed at which venom spreads through your body after a snake-bite, buying valuable life-saving time to reach a hospital journals.plos.org/plosntd…
A monkey bite killed the King of Greece, destabilizing the government, and resulting in a massive loss of life and territory to the Turks. Churchill said it was no exaggeration that the monkey bite led to 250,000 deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
People in Africa sometimes use army ants as sutures. They let the ant bite the wound, and then snap the body off ripleys.com/weird-news/th…
The painful bite of the brazilian wandering spider (Phoneutria genus) can cause human males to have an erection. The venom increases nitric oxide which increases blood flow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
A Kansas animal hospital helped a dog who had 30 to 40 Asian beetles living on the roof of its mouth. Asian beetles secrete a sticky substance which allows them to latch onto a surface, like the roof of a dog's mouth. They cause ulcers on the tongue and mouth and have a very painful bite. people.com/pets/kansas-ve…
Centipede bites aren't technically bites because their pincers (forcipules) that they use to inject venom are actually modified front legs and not part of their mouths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something or vice versa. For example, describing a meal as a "bite to eat", "John Hancock" used in the United States, for the signature of any person, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
The bear that wrestled Will Ferrell’s character in β€œSemi-Pro” later killed its trainer with a bite to the neck. huffpost.com/us/entry/us_…
Cats aren’t actually β€œplaying” with their prey. What they are actually doing, is tiring them out so that they can bite the preys nape (back of neck) without risk of being bitten or injured themselves. metaphoricalplatypus.com/…
The fear of dogs is known as Cynophobia and usually starts in early childhood. The 4 risk factors are direct, observational, or informational experience, & family history of mental illness/anxiety disorders. Kids repeatedly told a dog’s bite can cause rabies are at a higher risk of Cynophobia. psychtimes.com/cynophobia…
There have been no deaths in Australia from a spider bite since 1979 australianmuseum.net.au/l…
There is no antivenom for a blue-ringed octopus bite. However, if you can get a ventilator to breathe for you for 15 hours, you survive with no side effects. slate.com/blogs/wild_thin…
The Houston Astros took an 11 million dollar bite out of Las Vegas sports books by winning the 2017 World Series. espn.com/chalk/story/_/id…
Giant squids have a donut shaped brain so their esophagus can run through the middle. If they try to swallow too large of a bite of food they can receive serious brain damage. ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
β€œIn the 16th century, men of the Topinama tribe of Brazil allowed poisonous snakes to bite their penises in order to enlarge them (how they coaxed the snake to be so precise is a mystery).” vice.com/amp/en_us/articl…
Today I learned about dimorphus expression, e.g. tears of joy or wanting to bite something because it's so cute. It creates balance during overwhelming emotions. insider.com/cute-aggressi…
There is a kind of cancer that is transferrable that affects Tasmanian Devils. Infected devils bite other devils which transfers the cancer and causes face and mouth tumours. Tasmanian Devils are now endangered because of the decline in their population caused by this cancer. tcg.vet.cam.ac.uk/about/D…
The only well documented instance of an orca biting a human in the wild happened at Point Sur. Surfer Hans Kretschmer suffered a bite that required over 100 stitches. Point Surf is a perfect left break that is fairly inaccessible for surfers. orcazine.com/in-the-jaws-…
The saying "bite the bullet" came from US Revolutionary War soliders putting musket balls in their mouths and biting it down when they are being operated on to help with the excruciating pain. youtu.be/TnYTUwhs-v4?t=34…
Psychopathic traits can be evident in children as young as 3 or 4. In one case, an 8 month old infant being breastfed would repeatedly bite his mother and laugh. nypost.com/2018/03/07/how…
People used to believe a tarantula bite was fatal, unless the victim engaged in frenzied dancing to certain music. insider.si.edu/2011/10/8-…
Komodo Dragons (Varanus Komodoensis) don't just bite their prey once and wait for them to die from envenomation but repeatedly bite their prey, using their strong necks and sharp teeth to saw through flesh, until the prey bleeds out. science.org.au/learning/g…
'that when a male anglerfish finds a female, he will bite down and latch onto her body, where his tissues and circulatory systems will fuse with hers. In exchange for nutrients from the female, the male loses his eyes, fins, teeth, and most internal organs, only serving as a sperm bank for her.' news.nationalgeographic.c…
Dilbert (the comic) had a vegan breakfast burrito tie-in called the Dilberito. Adam's declared "three bites of the Dilberito made you fart so hard your intestines formed a tail". Introduced in 1999 it ended production in 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dil…
Bats carry several deadly pathogens, including Marburg and a SARS-like coronavirus, and transmit disease via bite or exposure to saliva, feces, or urine, but are not affected by them futurity.org/egyptian-fru…
A teen injected himself with mercury at least three times in an attempt to convert his bones to metal after seeing X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He also had intentional multiple spider bites in the past after wanting to become Spider-Man. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
GyΓΆrgy DΓ³zsa was executed extremelly cruelly. They made him sit on a heated iron throne and wear a heated iron crown. Then they made his rebel soldiers bite and eat his flesh while priests were singing songs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyo…
Although 5 of the 10 most venomous snakes in the world live in Australia, there have been only 30 recorded deaths due to bites over the last 20 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The blue ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans within minutes. Their bites are tiny and painless and most people don't even realize they've been bitten until respiratory depression and paralysis start to occur. No antivenom is available. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
Rust Doesn't cause Tetanus. Tetanus, or lockjaw, is a bacterial infection caused by Clostridium tetani, an extremely hardy rod-shaped bacterium found in animal digestive tracts and soil worldwide. Humans can be exposed to Clostridium tetani in a variety of non-rusty ways, such as animal bites. mcgill.ca/oss/article/did…
Cows don't have upper incisors. They may 'gum' you but they can't bite you. funtrivia.com/askft/Quest…
All male Anglerfish will starve to death as virgins if they do not find and bite the belly of a female where they will remain permanently attached, nourished by her blood, and breathing through their own gills. Their eyes and fins atrophy away. And they must forever provide sperm on demand. wired.com/2013/11/absurd-…
Opossums not only eat lots of deer ticks, but they are also resistant to venomous snake bites. blog.nwf.org/2017/06/opos…
Orcas are tearing open Great White Sharks by pulling their pectoral fins purely so that they can eat their livers - they leave every other organ intact and don't bite them anywhere else but the fins. newsweek.com/killer-whale…
The bearded vulture is the only known animal whose diet is almost exclusively (70-90%) bone. They can swallow whole or bite through bones up to the size of a lamb's femur. They can carry bones up to their body weight (8.8 lbs) and they have learned to crack bones by dropping them on rocks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
The "bulldog" ant is the worlds most deadly. Smaller than a thumbnail it uniquely stings and bites simultaneously. Unafraid of humans it has been known to kill adults within 15 minutes. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
A mosquito bite itches primarily because most humans are allergic to the enzymes within a mosquito's saliva. youtu.be/91X8RcJBFwA
Empress Dowager Cixi would be served 120 different dishes for each meal. However, she would eat only two or three bites of some of the dishes because of fears that would be poisoned. Cixi usually gave permission for the other concubines, officials and eunuchs to eat the unfinished dishes scmp.com/magazines/style/…
Astronaut John Young's smuggled corned beef space sandwich lasted one bite before it started to disintegrate and crumble, that bread cannot be eaten in space because of this problem and current current space "bread" is actually made of tortillas. space.com/39341-john-youn…
A single cleaner wrasse fish works removing bloodsucking parasites from up to 2,000 client fish per day. They sometimes cheat their clients by taking illicit bites of the protective mucus covering their skin. If a client gets upset, they try to make amends by offering a complementary fin massage theatlantic.com/science/a…
Roughly 2200 people are bitten by Black Widow spiders in the US each year. Zero of these recorded bites in the last century have resulted in fatalities. wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrod…
Famous Viking Sigurd The Mighty was killed by an enemy bite from a severed head readicon.com/bizarre-viki…
Bite size Tootsie Rolls are called Midgees. shop.tootsie.com
When you bite into chicken breast that doesn't taste right and is chewy, this is called "woody chicken breast" and isn't harmful to humans. Researchers believe this is related to inadequate blood supply to the tissue and don't yet know how to fix this before it threatens the poultry industry poultrytimes.com/poultry_…
There has never been a recorded fatal attack on a human by a Killer Whale in the wild (and only one bite ever recorded!) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
Josephoartigasia monesi is the largest known rodent species to ever live. It lived from about 4 to 2 million years ago, and on average had a body length of 3m (10ft),a height of 1.5m (5ft), a body weight of 900kg (2000lb), and a bite three times as powerful as that of modern day tigers. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
"Eye Of The Tiger" was created to be the theme for Rocky III because Queen wouldn't give Sylvester Stallone the rights to use "Another One Bites The Dust" guitarworld.com/features/…

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