Coca-Cola can be used to help "push down" food/pills stuck in your throat when you can still breath. healthline.com/health/foo…
In 2012 the German freediver Tom Sietas broke the world record for longest breath hold. He held his breath underwater for 22 minutes and 22 seconds. In doing that, he broke Severinsen's previous Record by 22 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The practice of yoga was originally used to prepare you for practice of meditation. By increasing the body's flexibility, strength and by turning into your breath. All of which made meditation more comfortable yogajournal.com/meditatio…
During the filming of Poltergeist (1982), the clown doll nearly really killed Robbie Freeling due to an animatronic error when the clown's arm constricted too tightly around his neck. When the actor started protesting he couldn't breath, Spielberg thought he was improve acting. screenrant.com/poltergeis…
Though nonhuman primates exhibit the mechanics necessary for articulate speech, most experts agree these came about to assist with eating and other functions. Humans are exceptional in find a secondary use for a flexible tongue & precise breath control: pronouncing a wide variety of sounds en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ori…
Thomas Edison's last breath still exists --at least according to a famous museum's specimen label. The vintage dying gasp is in a sealed test tube on exhibit. However, there's mystery since "the Edison estate holds a collection of 42 test tubes all supposedly containing Edison’s last breath." atlasobscura.com/places/e…
Dustin Hoffman did not fake shortness of breath in any scene in Marathon Man (1976). Being a method actor, he would run half a mile just for a take, so when he would came to the set, his out of breath were real en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In 1193, King Philip II of France married Ingeborg of Denmark. On their wedding night, he discovered that she had such horrible breath that he refused to let her be crowned the Queen of France en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
'Every Breath You Take' was written by Sting at the same desk at which Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels. Sting was staying at Fleming's property GoldenEye in Jamaica following the breakdown of his first marriage. In 2019 BMI declared the song the most played in radio history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
The coldest temperature recorded was -144Β°F in Vostok Antartica. Humans can’t inhale air that cold for more than a few breathsβ€”it would cause your lungs to hemorrhage. Russian scientists ducking out to check on the weather station would wear masks that warmed the air before they breath in. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The hottest chili pepper on the planet is "Pepper X". Rated to be 3.18 million Scoville units it easily beats the Carolina Reaper and Dragon's Breath pepper. It's also three times hotter than a Ghost Pepper which once caused a competitive eater to have a hole in his esophagus and collapsed lung. latimes.com/sns-dailymeal…
Bees can be trained to detect diseases, like cancer, in their early stages by sensing the disease in the patient's breath due to their extremely strong sense of smell mashable.com/2013/11/24/c…
After eating garlic, its sulfur compounds are released not only in the mouth but also in the gut, from which they seep into the lungs and skin. To prevent garlic breath, plant chemicals like chlorophyll and polyphenols bind to sulfur compounds in garlic and help neutralize odor thehealthy.com/dental/get…
A sloth can hold its breath for up to 40 minutes. 4 times longer than a dolphin. They sleep for 15 hours a day and internal organs like the heart, spleen and liver are arranged to accommodate living upside down.The grip of a sloth is so strong when they die they sometimes remain hanging on trees zsl.org/sloth-facts
Clark Gable had most of his teeth removed because of an infection, and suffered from halitosis (terrible breath) because of this. For Gone With the Wind, Vivien Leigh dreaded the kissing scenes between them because of this. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
"Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride, " was coined by Listerine to describe the 'life destroying' impact of bad breath theweek.com/articles-amp/…
The northern pseudoscorpion can hold its breath for up to 17 days bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
Sloths can swim three times faster than they can walk on land. And because of their ability to slow their heart rates to one-third its normal rate, they can also hold their breath for a whopping 40 minutes under water. roaring.earth/sloths-swim…
In 2016, Aleix Segura Vendrell set a Guinness World Record by holding his breath for 24 minutes and 3 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The true meaning of 'Aloha' in Hawaiian is love, peace and compassion. The literal translation of Aloha from Hawaiian to English is β€œthe presence of breath”. β€œAlo” is a Hawaiian word for presence and β€œha” means β€œbreath”. icchawaii.edu/what-does-a…
Freedivers on average hold their breath for 10min! BUT the Longest breath held was 24min 3 sec by Aleix Segura in 2016. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
In the Middle Ages it was believed that lion cubs were born dead and their father resurrected them with his breath after three days. d.lib.rochester.edu/camel…
When Thomas Edison was on his death bed, Henry Ford reportedly made an odd request for his ailing friend and asked Edison's son Charles to collect Edison's last breath and later 8 test tubes were discovered apparently with 'his last breath'. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Ticks and mites can smell the breath of its target, e.g. human. Then they come out of their shelter to attack breathing target. Ticks have special unique organs (called olfactoreceptors) that can smell carbon dioxide that comes out when you're breathing. link.springer.com/article…
Two men dressed as Batman and Captain America were teaching kids at an event when they noticed a nearby home on fire. They ran to the house, rushed inside, and rescued a cat that had inhaled smoke. "Batman" gave the cat mouth-to-mouth breaths until it recovered, then it hissed and "freaked out." wsaz.com/home/headlines/H…
Dolphins can sleep with only one half of their brains at a time so they can still swim at the waters surface and breath. animals.howstuffworks.com…
The worlds largest aircraft engine, made by GE for Boeing 777, has 110,000 horse power compared to the Titanic which had 46,000 HP combined. The engine also intakes 2 million cubic feet of air at takeoff, a human would need 4 days to breath that much. Each engine costs $24 million. bangaloreaviation.com/200…
Brenda Vaccaro's 1980 Playtex Ad was infamous for her loud inhalations. Producers pulled the ad, took out her breathing, and re-released the ad, showing her taking breaths even though you could not hear them. It resulted in SCTV famously spoofing the Ad and the ad being pulled entirely. youtube.com/watch?v=SCwqy…
Hoping to make the visitor experience more memorable, a museum added "sniffing stations" to its dinosaur exhibit. Scientific thought went into simulating (among other scents) Tyrannosaurus rex' bad breath. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The well-known phenomenon of "garlic breath" is allegedly alleviated by eating fresh parsley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
A Sloth Can Hold Its Breath for 40 Minutes Underwater,Longer than a Dolphin thedodo.com/8-awesome-thi…
A study found that the "hand on knees" posture results in better heart rate recovery and a greater amount of air inhaled into the lungs with each breath than the "hands on head" posture. journals.lww.com/acsm-tj/…
"The Momsen Lung" was a device used in World War 2 to escape submarines over 100ft deep. It recycled oxygen in your breath while filtering C02. It was used only once, in 1944, by 9 members of the USS Tang after it torpedoed itself and sank in 180 feet of water uh.edu/engines/epi238.htm
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police is supposed to be about someone obsessed with a lost lover, and who stalks them. Sting, who wrote it, is troubled by how many people think it is a love song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
During the long winter of 1886, horses and cattle on the Great Plains died when their breaths froze over the ends of their noses, making it impossible for them to breathe. amhistory.si.edu/ourstory…
During a particularly cold spell in the town of Snag (Yukon) where the temp reached -83f (-63.9c) you could clearly hear people speaking 4 miles away along with other phenomenon such as peoples breath turning to powder and falling straight to the ground & river ice booming like gunshots. islandnet.com/~see/weathe…
A doctor on an Air Canada flight jerry-rigged a device to help a toddler breath who was having an asthma attack. Dr. Khurshid Guru, director of Robotic Surgery at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, created a nebulizer using a water bottle, a cup, oxygen, and an adult inhaler. abcnews.go.com/Health/doc…
Today I learned about the bradycardic response, a phenomenon where infants, when submerged in water, reflexively hold their breath as their heart rate slows and any water ingested is directed to the stomach. This reflex disappears around 6 months of age. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
During the filming of the Lord of the Rings, Christopher Lee (a WW2 veteran) corrected director Peter Jackson on the right noise a person who got stabbed in the back and die would make: it's not an "argh" scream, but an "uh" because "the breath is driven out of your body". (Video starts at 0:10) youtu.be/adJdBSdMGKU?t=10
Natural gas, propane, etc don't really have a smell of their own. A chemical called methanethiol is added as a safety measure because it is detectable by the human nose at incredibly small concentrations. It is also partially responsible for the smell of bad breath and flatulence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Today I learned that the Dragon's Breath (chili pepper) is rated at 3.18 million Scoville units, and it is so hot that experts warn it can cause death by choking or anaphylactic shock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
In 1700s Transylvania the element Tellerium was discovered. This element is poisonus and, upon consumption, makes the breath of its consumer wreak of garlic. rsc.org/periodic-table/el…
Every breath we take today contains 41% more carbon dioxide than it did in 1750 nytimes.com/2013/05/11/sc…
The Egyptian national dish is mulukhiyah has in its cooking instructions is to heat an oil until still sizzling, to create a characteristic sound which people traditionally respond to with the shahka (Arabic: grasp for breath in fear or surprise). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
Hippos can sleep underwater by using a reflex that allows them to surface, take a breath, and sink back down without waking up. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
Today I learned of a tribe of nomadic divers that have evolved larger spleens allowing them to hold their breaths for up to 13 minutes and catch fish more than 200 feet underwater telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
The chemical responsible for the bad breath you get when hungry is called acetone. healthline.com/health/dia…
The now-forgotten Booth Tarkington was once considered one of the greatest American novelists, mentioned in the same breath as Mark Twain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…

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