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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
Your tear ducts are the drain for, not the source of, your tears. uofmhealth.org/health-lib…
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…
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…
There is a nozzle cleaner built into the drain plug of oscillating sprinklers. community.homedepot.com/h…
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-…
Toilets and drains DO NOT rotate differently in the southern and northern hemisphere snopes.com/fact-check/cor…
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 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-…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
It takes roughly 1.1 mil mosquito's (each sucking once) to drain a human's blood businessinsider.com/how-m…
It would take 1,200,000 mosquitos, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human's body of blood. uk.businessinsider.com/ho…
Liquids in your eyes, tears or otherwise, drain into holes on the edge of your eyes and can reach the back of your nose and throat. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
A 6 year old girl died after she sat on a swimming pool drain and part of her intestines were sucked out foxnews.com/story/2008/03…
A β€œFatberg” formed in the London sewers from all the congealed grease thrown down the drain. The 15-ton fat lump was the size of a bus and took 3 weeks to break apart using power hoses. theguardian.com/environme…
Mexico City was built on the island of Tenochtitlan in the middle of the lake. During conquest of Mexico the dikes that protected the city from recurrent floods were destroyed and colonial authorities preferred to drain the water of the lake, which was shallow en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
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…
It is optimal for your lithium ion smartphone battery to "top it off" and keep its charge between 40-80%, rather than let it drain to 0% and charge it all the way up. gizmodo.com/how-to-take-c…
The "s" curve in drain pipes acts as a water lock to prevent sewer gas from escaping into buildings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
240,000 manhole and street-drain covers were stolen in Beijing in 2004 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
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…
A German engineer proposed a plan to drain the Mediterranean sea, uniting Africa and Europe. His plan was popular in Germany but lacked popularity elsewhere. youtube.com/watch?v=TEdsQ…
The Amazon River once flowed into the Pacific Ocean, but was dammed up by the newly formed Andes Mountains. The Amazon's basin then became a giant lake until it eroded away sandstone to the west, letting the lake drain into the Atlantic and forming the modern river. news.softpedia.com/news/A…
It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood. discovermagazine.com/2007…
The toilets at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport pass the white-glove test. A realistic looking housefly is painted inside the men urinals so that men will aim at the fly and try to wash it down the drain. Fly-in-urinal research found that the etching reduced spillage by 80 percent. hoax-slayer.com/fly-in-th…
In 1980 an oil rig accidentally drilled into salt mine under the lake causing the freshwater lake to drain down the mine. As of the result of this, nearby canal water reversed its direction causing permanent damage to the nearby ecosystem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
Children's Author Roald Dahl helped create a device to drain water from the brain after his son was hit by a taxi. birthmoviesdeath.com/2012…
Mr Rogers from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood addressed common childhood fears with songs and skits; One of his songs explained how a child cannot be pulled down the bathtub drain, and he also visited the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to show children that a hospital is not a place to fear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
There’s a fish parasite that climbs into the hosts mouth, pierces it’s tongue to drain the tongue of blood, then once part of the tongue falls off the parasite attaches itself to the tongue stump to drink the blood and mucus of its host. wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymoth…
There is a square colloquially known as Chop Chop Square in Saudi Arabia. The square has built in drains for the executions they have every Friday after prayer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
China is said to suffer from the worst brain drain in the world: 7 out of 10 students who enroll overseas never move back to live in China. theguardian.com/world/200…
: The Northern river reversal was an ambitious project to divert the flow of the Northern rivers in the Soviet Union, which "uselessly" drain into the Arctic Ocean, southwards towards the populated agricultural areas of Central Asia, which lack water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
In 1991 after a man drank Drain-O doctors performed a 35-hour surgery to connect his small intestine directly to his throat. youtube.com/watch?v=Wu2iJ…
It would take 1.1 million mosquitoes to completely drain a human's blood. techinsider.io/how-many-m…
In the 20s and 30s many Europeans supported using massive dams to drain the Mediterranean for farmland and to connect Europe and Africa in a new continent called "Atlantropa." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
The Susquehanna River is the longest commercially non-navigable river in the United States. It is also the largest river lying entirely within the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean. greenway.org/river-relay/…
During the warring states period, the Han sent a water engineer to Qin to build an excessively expensive and pointless canal in order to drain their rival's funds. However, the canal was a massive success and even today the area is very fertile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhe…
A rogue North Atlantic wave broke 67m (220 ft) above sea level, shattering 23 windows and flooding the Eagle Island lighthouse in Ireland. Workers were unable to open the door due to water pressure, forcing them to drill it to drain the tower irishlights.ie/tourism/ou…
It would take about 1.1 million mosquitoes sucking at once to drain the average human of his/her blood. businessinsider.com/how-m…
There was a plan to drain part of the North Sea (using dams) to increase the liveable area of Europe, and connect the British Isles to continental Europe flashbak.com/1930-the-pla…
It is possible to drain the Mediterranean sea by closing the Gibraltar straight. This was the idea behind Hermann SΓΆrgel's Atlantropa project - the plan to create Lebensraum in a European-African supercontinent. scifiideas.com/science-2/…
Water drains in different directions at tourist locations along the equator as a result of fraud, not the Coriolis Effect. slate.com/blogs/bad_astro…
Miami Florida is sinking beneath the sea and relies on underground pumps to pump waters out of the storm drains to keep the city from flooding. newrepublic.com/article/1…
In Vietnam, it is possible to order a cobra blood wine from restaurant menus - the waiter will take a live cobra, kill it on the spot, drain the blood into a shot glass of rice wine, and top it off with the cobra's still beating heart for you to gulp down. wikitravel.org/en/Hanoi
A healthy woman purposely blinded herself by getting a psychologist to pour drain cleaner in her eyes. She'd long fantasized about being blind and could read Braille fluently by the time she was 20. She said, "...this is the way I was supposed to be born...I should have been blind from birth." people.com/article/jewel-…
Driving the Bugatti Veyron at its top speed of 253 mph will drain its 26.4 gallon tank in 19 minutes. caranddriver.com/reviews/…
A USAF fighter pilot used his service pistol to shoot holes in his own fuel tank and drain fuel before landing safely. (Korea, 1958). tailspinstales.blogspot.c…
The people who make Hidden Valley Ranch and Burts Bees products are the same people that help unclog your drain and whiten your clothes. thecloroxcompany.com
Mosquito swarms in the Arctic are so thick they can drain the blood of a Caribou, killing it. youtube.com/watch?v=vPZjm…
Feeding a baby flamingo temporarily drains the parents of their own colour. youtu.be/zhVPoll3LUA
Oregon state has a lake that drains every winter into a lava tube, turns into a meadow during the spring, and then turns back in to a lake in time for summer washingtonpost.com/news/m…
In Clifton, New Jersey there is an old sewage tunnel system know to locals as The Gates of Hell. Urban legend has it that the drains go on for hundreds of feet underground, layered seven times just like the circles of hell. atlasobscura.com/places/c…
Louisiana firefighter Chad Duffaut rescued 6 ducklings from a storm drain with the help of his cellphone’s duck call ringtone. This was the fire station’s second duck rescue in a week - previously, firefighters rescued a duck that got stuck in a chimney. nypost.com/2015/04/27/qua…
There is a "hotel" with rooms made from repurposed concrete drain pipes. Located in a park, each tube room contains a bed, storage space, and power dasparkhotel.net/parkhote…
Pythagoras of Samos:570–495 BC created a practical joke called the Greedy cup. When filled beyond a certain point, a siphoning effect caused the cup to drain through a hole in the base spilling all of the wine on to the victim. Some modern toilets now operate on this principle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyt…
Lake Titicaca eventually drains into Lake Poopo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poo…
It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood. businessinsider.com/the-m…
Katy Perry's ex boyfriend Johnny Lewis, which partially inspired the songs "The One That Got Away" and "Circle the Drain" allegedly killed his 81-year-old landlady then fell or jumped to his death. washingtonpost.com/blogs/…
Alexei Ananenko, Valeri Bezpalov and Boris Baranov dove into the radioactive water beneath the Chernobyl NPP to drain the basement of water that could have caused a massive thermal explosion and rendered large parts of Europe uninhabitable if it came into contact with the fuel from the reactor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
King James I of Scotland was trapped in a drain and killed because it was blocked to prevent the loss of tennis balls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The reason drain flies are commonly seen in bathroom/public restrooms is because their larvae thrive in the sludge in plumbing. And are unaffected by drain cleaners like bleach. whatsthatbug.com/category…
McDonald's has trademarked its own enzymatic liquid drain declogger called McFree to dissolve grease from its sewer lines. trademarks.justia.com/863…
There are tiny "tear drains" in your top and bottom eyelids called puncta. Your tears drain through them and into your nose. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
To flaunt their wealth, young Swedes order two bottles of champagne and have the bartender pour one down the drain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes to completely drain the average human of blood businessinsider.com/14-of…
People who allow their cell phone batteries to drain to zero have been found to be generally unorganized in other areas of their lives both professionally and personally ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

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