In the 1950's the US airforce tried to design a cockpit to fit the average pilot's body. After measuring 4000 pilots they discovered that none of them came close to having an average body. This lead to introduction of adjustable seats. worldwarwings.com/1950s-s…
Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and hundreds more, started smoking at the age of 9, changed his last name from Blank to Blanc, survived a car accident resulting in a two week coma, recorded The Flintstones in a full body cast, and died only a year after recording Who Framed Roger Rabbit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
Fish eggs can survive and hatch after passing through a duck, providing one explanation of how seemingly pristine, isolated bodies of water can become stocked with fish smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
When trains were first introduced in the U.S, many people believed that, "women's bodies were not meant to go at 50 miles an hour" and that their "uteruses would fly out of [their] bodies if they were accelerated to that speed" mentalfloss.com/article/6…
NASA's longest serving female employee since January 1958, Sue Finley, has been an engineer and programmer for space missions since Explorer 1, for missions to the Moon, Sun, all the planets and many other solar system bodies, and recipient of NASA's Exceptional Public Service Medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
Mack Ray Edwards was a serial killer who worked for CalTrans. He’d kill his victims and then bury the bodies in places he would later help build highways over. Not all his victims have been found, and many are very likely still under some of the California highways. thoughtcatalog.com/januar…
The most mass a planet can have is ~10-13x the mass of Jupiter. After this point, it's own sheer gravity begins to cause nuclear fusion and the body is classified as a brown dwarf (also called a failed star). hub.jhu.edu/2018/01/23/si…
The average body temperature of a β€œhealthy” human has actually dropped from 98.6 degrees to 97.5 degrees over the past 150 years health.harvard.edu/blog/t…
Pigs will eat every part of the human body (including bones) and, if left alone with it for long enough, will fully consume the body. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-c…
People can't eat after a breakup due to the body going into survival mode. There's fewer constrictions and relaxations of the muscles in your stomach and bowels, which consequently slows down the digestion of food. vice.com/en/article/xwqmk…
Sea urchins will place rocks and other small objects on their bodies for protection from UV rays, inspiring aquarium enthusiast Wilson Souza to give his urchins tiny hats. interestingengineering.co…
Today I learned about Peter Reyn-Bardt, who in 1983 confessed to the murder and dismemberment of his wife after a corpse was discovered in the town peat bog. The body was then dated to 1740 AD and Reyn-Bardt tried to retract his confession, but was still convicted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
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 club of multidisciplinary scientists formed a group called NecroSearch, who volunteer to assist law enforcement in the location of clandestine graves and recovery of evidence (aka cold-case bodies). Their team is comprised of botanists, meteorologists and other technical specialists. necrosearch.org/
Dax Cowart was injured in a propane gas explosion, burning his entire body except the soles of his feet, suffering hearing loss, and the loss of his hands and eyes. He went on to earn a law degree, advocating for patients right to die. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dax…
Today I learned about Balamuthia mandrillaris, one of the deadliest parasites in the world. It lives in soil and can enter the body through open wounds or the respiratory system. Less than 2% of people have survived ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/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…
Baseball legend Ted Williams really did have his head removed from his body and cryogenically frozen in the hope of being reanimated in the future. A whistle blower employee says the head was damaged and abused, the cryogenics company denies the allegations. azcentral.com/story/news/…
The masseter with all the jaw muscles working together can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 lb (25 kg) on the incisors and 200 lb (90.7 kg) on the molars. The masseter is deemed as the strongest muscle in our body based on its weight. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
As Drone Bees mate with Queen Bees mid-flight, all blood in the Drone's body rushes to his endophallus causing him to lose control of his body. After inseminating the queen, his body falls to the ground leaving part of his endophallus in the queen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dro…
Children and pregnant women will absorb more consumed lead (50% of volume) than a non-pregnant adult (5-10%) because children's and pregnant women's bodies have a higher demand for calcium (and Pb readily substitutes for Ca). static1.squarespace.com/s…
CIA revealed a "heart attack" gun in 1975. A battery operated gun which fired a dart of frozen water & shellfish toxin. Once inside the body it would melt leaving only a small red mark on the victim where it entered. The official cause of death would always be a heart attack. historycollection.com/con…
Mongols used catapult to send dead soldier bodies infected by the plague across the walls. montana.edu/historybug/ye…
Japanese Honeybees have adapted to kill Murder Hornets by vibrating together in a ball around the hornet and using their combined body heat to cook it alive insider.com/murder-hornet…
When pursued, kangaroos will lure the chaser to bodies of water. So they can hold their pursuer under and drown them. nature.ca/notebooks/engli…
The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day, scientists now reveal. Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. nbcnews.com/id/wbna320909…
In ancient Egyptian religion, monotheism arose as the creator god Amun became part of a unified trinity with the gods Ptah and Re. "All gods are three: Amun, Re and Ptah, whom none equals. He who hides his name as Amun, he appears to the face as Re, his body is Ptah." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amu…
Fans don't cool the room when cooling you off, they just basically pull your sweat into the air and your body heat leaves with it. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
British actor Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, thought he looked awkward running so every scene that showed Moore running was performed by a body double. He also had hoplophobia, a fear of firearms, due to a childhood accident. oversixty.co.nz/entertain…
Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) studied ballet as a girl & danced professionally by the age of 14, winning multiple prestigious scholarships. Told she did not have the right body to become a prima ballerina by Mikhail Baryshnikov himself, she changed her focus to acting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
Today I learned about the Nazino Tragedy where 6,000 people were deported from the Soviet Union to an island where there was no food, shelter, or water. Within 13 weeks, over 4,000 died or disappeared and signs of cannibalism was present on some of the bodies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naz…
After rigor mortis wears off the body becomes limp and relaxed again in a process called β€œSecondary Flaccidity” verywellhealth.com/what-h…
Australian comedian Hamish Blake won the heavyweight category in the 2011 New York State Body Building competition after entering as a joke, as he was the only competitor heavy enough to qualify for his weight category youtu.be/w86vPvXu75I
Beavers can stay underwater for about 15 minutes and their large webbed feet acts like swimming fins. The fur present on their body is oily and waterproof and their eyelids perform much like goggles which allows them to stay much time underwater knovhov.com/why-do-beaver…
The body of water which the Israelites crossed in the Bible (Torah), traditionally understood as the Red Sea, was, as the literal translation, the Reeds Sea (Yam Suph), with several theories as to where this was - probably a lake, close to the (now) Suez Canal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam…
Mithalal Sindhi, from the Indian city of Ahmedabad, has been hΠΎmΠ΅less by choice (so he will be easier to find) for over 50 years, and during that time has performed the last rites on more than 550 unclaimed bodies, each per their own religion, covering all the expenses from his own earnings kalamfanclub.com/mithalal…
Today I learned of the 1626 AD Explosion in Beijing, one of the largest and most lethal explosions ever, and the exact cause hasn't yet been determined. Body parts and animals rained down from the sky. Everything within 3-14 miles was utterly obliterated. The explosion was about equal to the Hiroshima bombing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wan…
Several European nobles thought that their bodies were made of glass. This is called the Glass Delusion. history.com/news/the-delu…
Cyanide has legitmate medical uses such as lowering blood pressure, measuring urine ketone bodies and as a vasodilator en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cya…
Suicidal ideation is associated with inflammation in the brain and/or body pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
The Irukandji, a jellyfish from Australia that is less than an inch big, has a sting which causes feelings of impending doom, incredible lower back pain, relentless nausea and vomiting, full body cramps, and profuse sweating. thecut.com/2016/04/appare…
Marilyn Monroe suffered from Endometriosis, a condition that causes severe pain due to uterine lining growing throughout the body. She had multiple surgeries for it and couldn't carry any of her much wanted pregnancies to term. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
After John Scott Harrison (son of President William Henry Harrrison) died, his body was stolen from his grave. His body was later found hanging naked from a rope in a chute located in the Ohio Medical College by his son. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Boosting is a banned technique used by athletes with spinal cord injuries, in which they deliberately cause stress or injury to their lower body. This causes their blood pressure and heart rate to increase, resulting in enhanced performance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
Notorious killer, Richard Kulinski, once put a body into a barrel of cement and left it in front of a diner. He regularly visited the diner waiting for the body to be discovered until one day the barrel went missing. The diner's patrons never discussed it and the body was never recovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Today I learned about Adolph Metzger, a bugler who used his instrument as a weapon until it was battered shapeless in the Fetterman Fight. Metzger was the only soldier whose dead body was not mutilated. Instead the Indians covered him with a buffalo hide. His dented bugle is now displayed in a Wyoming museum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fet…
Coffin that carried JFK’s body from Dallas to Washington was stored at the National Archives for two years and then dumped at sea in 1966 cbsnews.com/news/jfks-cof…
Sloths lose 1/3 of their body weight when they poop, which happens once a week on the ground, and in the standing position. businessinsider.com/the-h…
Alexander Graham Bell invented the metal detector to try and find the bullet lodge in President James Garfield. The device worked but had interference from the metal springs in the bed. The chief physician only allowed a search of the right side of the body. The bullet was on the left side. history.com/news/10-thing…
The forearm has the greatest amount of bacterial biodiversity on the human body while the back of the ear has the lowest amount. sciencemag.org/news/2009/…

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