It would take about 1.1 million mosquitoes to drain all of a human’s blood. businessinsider.com/how-m…
A Greedy cup, also known as a Pythagoras cup, is a drinking cup that drains itself if someone gets too greedy and fills it up past a certain point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyt…
There was a German plot to drain the Mediterranean businessinsider.com/germa…
In 1969 engineers decided to drain Niagara Falls in order to stop the rocks from eroding. scientificfeed.com/storie…
Bacteria are becoming more tolerant of hand sanitizers, but that regular hand washing with soap is a solution: β€œIt's the physical action of lifting and moving them off your skin, and letting them run down the drain” npr.org/sections/goatsand…
The water that sits on top of yoghurt is called whey. This liquid contains protein, calcium and B vitamins and so it’s better to stir it back in rather than drain myfearlesskitchen.com/why…
To fight a communist insurgency in the Philippines, a CIA operative would drain the blood from captured enemy soldiers through two holes in their neck and leave the corpse to be found to spread rumors of vampire (aswang) attacks. ripleys.com/weird-news/fa…
In 1836, a sewer worker accidentally discovered an old drain which ran directly into the Bank of England's gold vault. He wrote letters to the directors of the bank and requested a meeting inside the vault at an hour of their choosing - and popped out of the floor to greet them bankofengland.co.uk/knowl…
It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood. discovermagazine.com/heal…
Today I learned about the plan of a German man in the 1920s to drain some of the Mediterranean sea in order to merge Africa with Europe. youtube.com/watch?v=TEdsQ…
In 1980 a drilling rig in Lake Peigneur drilled into a mine underneath the lake causing the lake to drain, a connecting canal to flow backward, the highest waterfall in LA, and 400-foot geysers. Eleven barges, the drilling rig, one tugboat, and 65 acres were destroyed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
Traditional Bavarian pretzels are made with lye (sodium hydroxide), the same caustic chemical used to clear drains and dissolve bodies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lye…
Today I learned about the Butcher of Kansas City, a little known serial killer from the 1980s. He is known to have tortured and killed 6 men, and as many as 20. He injected drain cleaner in their throats to silence their screams while he was at work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The reason your nose gets stuffy when you cry is because your Lacrimal gland drains your tears out to your nose imaios.com/en/e-Anatomy/A…
When you cry your nose runs because the tears drain into your eyes and out your nose. self.com/story/the-real-r…
There was once an idea to add a couple key dams and drain the Mediterranean Sea thus connecting Europe with Africa and creating hydroelectric power and farmland. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Crabeater seals, found around the coast of Antarctica, have arguably the most unusual tooth shape in existence. They don't eat crabs; the seals' diet is 90% Antarctic krill. Its krill-filtering teeth act like a type of sieve. As they drain seawater after a gulp, their teeth strain out the krill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
Traditional Japanese calendars have 24 15-day seasons split into 72 five-day microseasons. Right now is "Farmers drain fields," followed by "Wild geese return" and "Chrysanthemums bloom." nippon.com/en/features/h0…
The French drain may have been invented in France but Henry Flagg French described and popularized them in his 1859 book Farm Drainage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Today I learned of the Lake Peigneur disaster in which an oil drill in a lake accidentally struck a salt mine, causing the entire lake to drain into the mine taking barges and an entire island with it. youtube.com/watch?v=p_iZr…
Today I learned of Dennis Nilsen, often called the British Jeffrey Dahmer, who between 1978 and 1983 murdered and dismembered at least 12 men. He only got caught because his method of disposal often involved flushing parts down the toilet and decided one day to call a plumber regarding a blocked drain. bbc.com/news/uk-44097196
Too much exposure to sun or heat drains the flowers of their bright colors. Many flowers prefer morning sun and filtered afternoon light. Other causes of faded flower color include the fact that flowers generally fade after pollination. gardeningknowhow.com/plan…
Toilets and drains DO NOT rotate differently in the southern and northern hemisphere snopes.com/fact-check/cor…
The Chernobyl disaster would have been a lot worse if three engineers hadn't volunteered to swim through radioactive water to open valves and drain the liquid to prevent a steam explosion articles.philly.com/1986-…
An Octopus named "Inky" escaped an aquarium in New Zealand by slipping out of his tank, scuttling across the floor and making his way down a 164 foot drain pipe that delivered him into the Pacific Ocean relay-nationalgeographic-…
During WWII US Navy seamen would drain the fuel from torpedos (180-proof grain alcohol) then filter it though bread to make a cocktail called torpedo juice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
Your tear ducts are the drain for, not the source of, your tears. uofmhealth.org/health-lib…
You have holes in your bottom eyelids. The punctum drains excess tears into your nose, which is why your nose runs when you cry. youtube.com/watch?v=YZ-zN…
A 62 year old Man was admitted to hospital with significant abdominal distention which led Doctors to drain his bladder of a massive six litres (202 fl oz) of urine. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
There is a nozzle cleaner built into the drain plug of oscillating sprinklers. community.homedepot.com/h…
When it rains heavy at Fenway Park the drain pipe allows fish to swim onto the field and the grounds crew will find dead fish the next day. archive.boston.com/sports…
Marjory Stoneman Douglas fought against efforts to drain the FL Everglades and reclaim land for development when she was 79 years old. Her tireless efforts earned her several variations of the nickname "Grande Dame of the Everglades.” She also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Drano uses caustic or oxidizing chemicals to create heat to unclog a drain. If Drano does not clear the toilet, this heat can crack the porcelain, soften PVC pipes and dissolve old, corroded pipes ragsdaleair.com/news/shou…
The English lyrics for the classic Christmas carol "Deck the Halls" were originally "fill the meadcup, drain the barrel" and not "don we now our gay apparel". en.wikisource.org/wiki/De…
Iran has one of the largest rates of brain drain in the world. It's estimated that 150,000-180,000 specialists leave the country every year, costing the country at least $50 billion in human capital annually. payvand.com/news/12/may/1…
Surgeons were able to drain all the blood from a patient in order to remove clot from the arterie, and keep him alive for 20 minutes by reducing his temperature to 20 degrees celcius. youtube.com/watch?v=APDS3…
A woman used drain cleaner to BLIND herself, and she says that she is happier than ever after fulfilling lifelong wish of becoming blind kfor.com/2015/10/01/woman…
Today I learned of gutter oil - cooking oil which has been illegally recycled from waste oil collected from sources such as restaurant fryers, grease traps, slaughterhouse waste and sewage from sewer drains. It is estimated 10% of low end restaurants in China use it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut…
China's first emperor, Qin, drank mercury and a powdered jade, that was intended to grant him eternal life. He later died from liver failure, mercury poisoning and drain death. wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercur…
Today I learned of a man, Michael Fagan, who at least once in 1982 broke into Buckingham Palace by climbing a drain pipe. He entered the Queen's bedroom and asked for cigarettes, which a maid bought him, before finally being arrested. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
In 2017, the FDA recalled around half a million pacemakers due to a possibility of them being hacked to alter the patients heartbeat or drain their battery. theguardian.com/technolog…
Today I learned of the Blood Countess, a woman who tortured and killed hundreds of young girls during the 16th and 17th centuries. Her nickname came because she would also drain and drink the blood of her victims. historythings.com/history…
Today I learned of a phenomenon where during TV commercial breaks, a large majority of Britain will decide to do things that drain electricity, such as the kettle, at the same time, thus causing 200-400MW demand on the grid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
Isa Lake in Yellowstone National Park is the only lake in the world that drains to 2 separate oceans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isa…
Your tear ducts don't produce tears; they are where your tears drain away from your eye into your nasal cavity en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
Lacewing larvae (Chrysoperla carnea) are prolific eaters of aphids and are often called "Aphid Lions”. Once liquified, the β€œtrash bug” drains the victim, then moves on to the next meal…but not before sometimes throwing a leg or entire carcus on it’s back to keep building up the trash pile. youtu.be/fbRK6E5crbg
To record Nirvana's "Drain You" Kurt Cobain brought in toys to play with during the song's bridge, including a squeaky mouse. youtube.com/watch?v=KRK6c…
It would take 1,200,000 mosquitos, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human's body of blood. uk.businessinsider.com/ho…
Measuring 4086mi^2, the largest salt pan Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is so flat that rain can’t drain, creating the world’s largest natural mirror. It’s also 5x better for satellite calibration than the surface of the ocean, and an elevation measurement accuracy of 0.8 inches en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Drano works by causing at least five chemical reactions that work together to heat up, dissolve hair, turn grease into soap, dissolve the soap, and ultimately clear the drain questions.sci-toys.com/no…

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