Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" was not intended to be released as a single. They were later convinced to do so by Michael Jackson who had attended a Queen concert in Los Angeles and suggested it to Freddie Mercury backstage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ano…
After denied rights to use "Another One Bites the Dust" for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone hired Survivor to write an original song instead, which turned out to be "Eye Of The Tiger" societyofrock.com/the-one…
Most indigenous communities who paint their bodies live in areas where there is an abundance of bloodsucking horseflies, mosquitoes, or tsetse flies - and a 2019 study showed that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites, hence protecting them from airborne diseases lunduniversity.lu.se/arti…
A South African farmer rescued a baby hippo from a flood and gave it a home. The farmer fed him, brushed his teeth and helped him. The farmer was found dead with severe bite marks from the hippo and his body submerged in the river where he rescued the hippo 6 years earlier news.sky.com/story/pet-hi…
The gorilla, our close ape relative, has a bite force of 1,000 pound-force that can snap any bone in the human skeleton (900 pound-force to break a femur). In comparison, the bite force of a human being is at a mere 296 pound-force. rlist.io/l/animals-with-t…
Today I learned of King Alexander of Greece who died after being bitten by a monkey that had attacked his German shepherd. This significantly impacted Balkan history and Winston Churchill later wrote, "it is perhaps no exaggeration to remark that a quarter of a million persons died of this monkey's bite." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
African surgeons are often advised to treat hippo bites as a crushing injury rather than a penetration wound, due to the severity of damage to bones and internal organs. A majority of hippo attack survivors are left with a disability. Amputations are very common. academic.oup.com/omcr/art…
After a bite from the inland taipan, your muscles start to dissolve into your blood. A typical cause of death is then kidney failure because they can not handle processing all the dissolved muscle tissue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
The Lewis & Clark expedition only suffered one casualty. Dysentery, snake bites, a dislocated shoulder, venereal disease and Lewis being shot in the buttocks after being mistaken for an elk all threatened the group's well-being, but the only man to die did so as a result of a burst appendix. history.com/news/10-littl…
Komodo Dragons are in fact venomous. For decades it was believed that their bite was dangerous because of toxic bacteria in their mouths. api.nationalgeographic.co…
Pollen-deprived bumble bees tend to bite plant leaves more often than when pollen is plentiful; the bumble bee bites stimulate early flowering. Scientists compared bumble bee-bitten plants and unbitten plants. Bitten plants bloomed in 17 days; the un-bitten took an average of 33 days to bloom. sciencemag.org/news/2020/…
Kangal dogs have the strongest bite force, at around 743 psi, which is 3x that of a pitbull petcomments.com/ten-dogs-…
Actual venom, not toxic mouth bacteria, is the lethal agent of Komodo Dragon bites nationalgeographic.com/an…
Ceratopogonidae, commonly known as no-see-ums or biting midges, lives across the world (other than the Antarctic and Arctic). Females feed on the blood of vertebrates, including humans, and their bites are painful and itchy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cer…
Opossums can survive up to 80 rattlesnake and coral snake bites. Thanks to them, there is a new and very inexpensive antidote for many different snake venom. In addition, they eat ticks and don't get rabies. acs.org/content/acs/en/pr…
Cows painted with zebra stripes get fewer insect bites theguardian.com/world/201…
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…
AWS's acceptable use policy has an exclusion in case of a zombie apocalypse. A widespread infection transmitted via bites would be excluded if "...that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume human living flesh" solutionsreview.com/cloud…
Today I learned of the maned rat from Africa. The only poisonous rodent, and only mammal to use toxins from another species to defend itself. If threatened, its mane erects and exposes an area for the predator to bite that has absorbent hairs it has smeared with poison from the bark of the poison arrow tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
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…
The Inland Taipan is the most toxic snake in the world (death in 45mins). Despite this, there are no recorded human fatalities from an Inland Taipan bite. The snakes live out in the middle of nowhere, and all recorded bites have been successfully treated with anti-venom. pri.org/stories/2012-09-2…
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…
Killer whales have killed more people while in captivity than in the wild, with 0 confirmed deaths in the wild and a series of human deaths while in captivity. However there is a confirmed bite by a wild orca which required 100 stitches. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
The Roman physician Pliny the Elder taught that urine was a marvellous remedy for many disorders like running sores, venereal diseases, snake bites and burns. "Bathe the eyes with urine to strengthen them" "If a man makes water upon a dog's urine, he will become disinclined to copulation". mediamatic.net/en/page/23…
Relocating sea otters to SF bay could greatly increase their population and aid in conservation efforts by keeping them safer from shark bites...but getting them there means they have to swim the "shark gauntlet" near the Golden Gate. universityofcalifornia.ed…
Queen’s β€œAnother One Bites the Dust” originally featured light-hearted lyrics about cowboys, but it was changed when they developed a heavier back-track for the song. ultimateclassicrock.com/q…
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/…
The Inland Taipan is the most venomous snake in the world, it's venom can kill a human in as little as 30-45 minutes and one bite delivers enough venom to kill 100 fully grown men ceufast.com/blog/the-30-m…
The saxophone mouthpiece is a consumable item, and it naturally accumulates teeth marks. However, when the teeth are making strong contact (i.e. there is a tendency to bite down), the embouchure has issues. With proper embouchure, the teeth are just touching the mouthpiece yamaha.com/en/musical_ins…
Today I learned about the Devil Frog, or Beelzebufo ampinga, which was the largest frog to ever exist at ~16 inches and ~10 pounds. It preyed upon baby dinosaurs and had a bite force comparable to a lion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
When dogs don't excrete their feces properly this causes their RECTAL SAC to become impacted. To remedy this they BITE their anal glad and SCOOT it across the ground. akc.org/expert-advice/hea…
In 1985, Apple patented a cellphone design, with the closed phone in the shape of the Apple logo - including the leaf on the top - and which opened up sideways at the "bite" to reveal an earpiece and a keypad jaymug.com/post/299187387…
The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter, our jaw muscle can bite with the force of 200 lbs from the molars. To put that into perspective, a hyena's bite force is 1100 lbs, a Silverback 1300 lbs, a saltwater croc is 3700 lbs loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
Moray eels have a second set of jaws inside their throats. These "ballistic" jaws shoot out into the mouth when the eel has caught its prey, bite the victim with their backward-facing teeth, and drag it further into the eel. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
During the famous Holyfield vs. Tyson II fight, Mike Tyson biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear did not stop the fight. Tyson bit Holyfield's other ear the next round (did not bite a piece of it off this time) and at the conclusion of that round, they stopped the fight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva…
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…
The human bot fly, native to Central and South America. A female bot fly will catch a mosquito mid-flight and deposit eggs on its body. When the mosquito takes a blood meal, the eggs hatch and enter the skin through the bite wound. The larvae feeds on the host for 6-12 weeks before crawling out ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 1920, the King of Greece was killed by a monkey bite. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Blue-ringed octopi bites are lethal to humans because of the creatures’ venom. The venom can kill more than 20 humans in just a few minutes. healthline.com/health/blu…
"You're the best Around" by Joe Esposito which was the iconic theme song for the Karate Kid, was originally to be used in Rocky III, before favoring survivor's "Eye of the Tiger", After Queen rejected Stallone's request to use "Another one bites the dust" in the movie. geektyrant.com/news/10-fu…
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…
The Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916 were blamed by some on an orca or sea turtles as it was thought that sharks did not bite humans nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Leeches have 10 stomachs, 32 brains, 9 pairs of testicles, and several hundred teeth that leave a distinctive bite mark. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
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…
People can develop a severe allergy to red (mammal) meat after being bitten by the "Lone Star" Tick, which is endemic to the southeastern US. The tick bite transfers a sugar molecule called "Alpha-gal" into the person, which triggers the allergy. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
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…
For all but a few days of their lives, mosquitoes serve as nocturnal pollinators of plants. Most species don’t bite humans. In the ones that do, only the female feeds on blood and only during the short period where she is producing eggs. earthtouchnews.com/natura…
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 Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome, an inborn error of metabolism who's clinical hallmark is self-mutilation. The behavior begins after teething, as infants bite off their lower lip/perioral tissue. Later in life, affected patients are known to stab themselves and amputate fingers, toes, and tongue. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Only female mosquitoes bite. This is because they require blood to produce eggs. Male mosquitoes don’t feed on blood. Instead, they eat nectar and juices produced by plants. healthline.com/health/why…

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