Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films) lost so much weight in the three year gap between the fifth and seventh films that he was nearly recast due to being "unrecognizable". He had to wear a fat suit for his final appearance as the character. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Baskin Robbins used to have a milkshake that contained 2600 calories, 1700mg of sodium, 135g of fat, and 263g of sugar. Unsurprisingly, Men’s Health Magazine dubbed it the worst food in the U.S. riverfronttimes.com/foodb…
Santa was skinny for most of his existence. In 1863, cartoonist Thomas Nast began drawing him with a huge stomach. Both the skinny and fat versions of Santa existed into the 1930's, when Coca Cola used a fat Santa in their advertisings, forever cementing that image in pop culture. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Hippos cannot actually swim. They have very little body fat and are made up of almost pure muscle. Unlike other mammals that usually float, hippos sink straight to the bottom. They are either running on the floor of the body of water, or they are pushing off and bouncing. youtu.be/X-YRJCSZRJU
The FDA allows food manufacturers to include up to 20% more calories, sugars, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium than they declare in the Nutrition Facts on the label. fda.gov/regulatory-inform…
In adult human bodies, fat is stored in yellowish deposits due to coloration from beta carotene and other nutrients. Infants, who have not yet accumulated these substances, have fat which is closer to white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bet…
Most polar bears are twins. And while they are the largest land carnivore, newborn cubs are only about 10 inches (25 cm) long, and weigh about 2.2 pounds (1kg). They grow rapidly because the mother's milk is 31% fat. oceana.ca/en/blog/ten-fas…
Egyptian pharaohs were often fat. They had high-sugar diets that were rich in bread, honey, beer, and wine. Examinations of various royal mummies show that many suffered from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Hatshepsut, Egypt's most famous woman pharaoh, was obese and had tooth decay. drmcdougall.com/misc/2011…
Elephants in zoos are fat! Reproductive rates for captive elephants are drastically lower than wild elephants. Leading research suggests it's due to overfeeding in Zoos. youtube.com/watch?v=hfDAY…
Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
An English submarine on a combat patrol in WWII accepted a Russian reindeer as a gift. The reindeer spent six weeks at sea, slept under the captain's bed, and got fat off of condensed milk. It then spent the rest of its life in an English zoo. news.bbc.co.uk/local/hamp…
Europeans in the 17th century once thought they could heal themselves by consuming human corpses. The remains were considered medicinal because they were believed to contain the spirit of the body they were taken from. Bone powder, human fat, and fresh, warm blood were in high demand. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Dead manatees are rendered for fat and recycled into soaps, lotions, and shampoos news-press.com/story/tech…
On the set of β€œBig Fat Liar,” where John Cho played Hong Kong director Dusty Wang, he refused to do an accent because he did not want to do an accent in a children’s comedy where young people would be laughing inadvertently at an Asian stereotype nowthisoriginals.com/vide…
Hawaiian avocados can reach 25% fat content versus others like the California Hass which has 8% hanahou.com/11.5/the-myst…
When the corpses from Holy Innocents' Cemetery in Paris were dug up to be moved into the catacombs in 1786, many bodies had incompletely decomposed and had reduced into large deposits of fat known as "corpse wax". During exhumation, this fat was collected and turned into candles and soap. museumsandmountains.com/w…
Scientists made 5 trained subjects exercise at intensities of 25, 65, and 85% of maximal oxygen consumption. They found that while at 65%, fat utilization increased, at 85% it decreased again and was similar to utilization at 25%. At 85% their bodies relied mostly on carbohydrate to produce ATP. sciencedrivennutrition.co…
Grey Squirrels do not hibernate, their bodies are incapable of storing enough fat to do so, they do sleep a lot though, giving rise to the belief they go into Winter hibernation until the spring. wildlifeworld.co.uk/squir…
, Naloxone, the drug they give to instantly stop a Heroin overdose, can also reduce the consumption of sweet, high-fat foods in obese binge eaters. academic.oup.com/ajcn/art…
The process to create some of the 40% less fat potato chips are nearly identical to the classic chips and just have one additional step. After they’re removed from the fryer, they spin the excess oil in a centrifuge. cooksillustrated.com/arti…
David Harbour ( Hopper from Stranger Things) once auditioned for role of Blob in X-Man movie, but was deemed too fat for the role. screenrant.com/david-harb…
Today I learned about a family in Turkey that walks on all fours due to a rare syndrome that strikes the areas of the brain that control balance. This rare mutation prevents proteins from distributing fat molecules correctly in the cells, which leads to defective nerve cells, brain damage, and loss of balance. sciencenordic.com/brain-d…
The fat levels of Kobe beef might sound unhealthy, but it's actually the opposite. Kobe beef is filled with unsaturated fats, which have been shown to lower cholesterol levels. mashed.com/132543/the-sha…
1% milk and 2% milk is not relative to the fat in whole milk, but it is the amount of total fat in the milk compared to other ingredients en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai…
The Mafia helped establish the Gay Bar scene in New York. Fat Tony purchased the Stonewall Inn in 1966 and transformed it into a bar and restaurant. He later bribed the New York Police Department around $1,200 a week to ignore 'indecent conduct' occurring behind closed doors. history.com/news/how-the-…
The hole in the bottom of a food processor's plunger is for slowly adding fats for emulsions skillet.lifehacker.com/do…
A man who was paralyzed from a surfing accident neck injury was able to walk again from an experimental treatment. Stem cells from the man's own stomach fat were injected into his spinal cord to regenerate and repair the injury. goodmorningamerica.com/we…
Brown fat's primary role in the body is to burn off heat. It is often called good fat. White adipose tissue or white fat, on the other hand, is responsible for obesity and harder to burn off. It is commonly known as bad fat. medicalxpress.com/news/20…
Fat cells can sense sunlightβ€”not getting enough increases metabolic syndrome risk phys.org/news/2020-01-fat…
Every fall you can vote for the best bear of β€œFat Bear Week”. The bears have profiles complete with biographies, identifications, and their names. explore.org/meet-the-bear…
In Belgium, there's a law that defines what can be called mayonaise or not, and how much fat percentage it needs to have to be called Traditional Belgian Mayonnaise. flanderstoday.eu/business…
Walruses are actually 18% blubber and 44% muscle, while a certain species of moth can reach up tp 72% body fat. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
King Sancho I of Leon (now Spain) was so fat that he got deposed by his people. His grandmother Queen Toda of Pamplona had to request for physicians to treat his obesity, from Abd-ar-Rahman III, the Caliph of CΓ³rdoba. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tod…
The Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki almost exploded in flight before being dropped thebulletin.org/2015/08/t…
Part of France's Rouen Cathedral is the "Tour de Beurre" or "Butter Tower." Butter was normally forbidden during Lent but it was allowed by paying a "fat" indulgence. The money from the butter indulgences was used to build this tower of the cathedral. frenchmoments.eu/tour-de-…
Soaps have been made for millennia. Alongside making fire and cooking food, turning oils and fats into soap is one of the oldest and simplest chemical reactions known to humankind. It is believed that the first soaps were accidentally made by fat dripping into the ashes of cooking fires. drbronner.com/about/our-c…
In 2003, a lawsuit tried to stop the sale of Oreo cookies in California due to the levels of trans fat in the cookie's recepie at the time. sfgate.com/health/article…
Twinkies cream center contains absolutely no cream. Instead, it’s full of shortening - a cheap fat. foodmatters.com/article/w…
Queen Elizabeth, mother of Elizabeth II, had numerous nicknames, including: Buffy, Cookie, the Dowdy Duchess, the Fat Scotch Cook, the First Lady of the Turf, the Merry Mischief, the Most Dangerous Woman in Europe, the Original Queen of Hearts, the Smiling Duchess, the Upmarket Alf Garnett en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
For the film Cape Fear, Robert De Niro reportedly took his body fat down to 4%. De Niro also paid a doctor $5,000 to grind down his teeth for the role to give the character 'Max Cady' a more menacing look, later paying $20,000 to have his teeth restored after the film production was over. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Once a Queen ant has mated she nips off her wings and uses the energy from the flight muscles and fat reserves to lay her first batch of eggs before eating weeks later. She stores the sperm acquired during her nuptial flight for decades continuing to lay fertilised eggs for her entire life. theconversation.com/six-a…
The avarage human body has enough iron in it to forge a metal nail that is 3-inches long, enough sulfur to kill all fleas on a dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make 7 bars of soap, and enough phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads. sciencenotes.org/elements…
Ryan Gosling gained 60 pounds by drinking melted ice cream to play the father in Peter Jackson's 'The Lovely Bones.' He was then told he was too fat to play the part and the role went to Mark Wahlberg. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
One cubic inch of muscle weighs slightly more than one cubic inch of fat. 8fit.com/fitness/muscle-w…
Reindeer meat is actually some of the healthiest meat out there. It contains way less fat than beef, and Norwegians are known to eat smoked reindeer, grilled reindeer, reindeer pizza and reindeer tartare melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
A "fat-in" was staged in New York's Central Park in 1967 as a fat acceptance movement. It consisted of a group of 500 people eating, carrying signs and photographs of Sophia Loren (an actress famous for her figure), and burning diet books. wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_ac…
Microwave ovens DON’T heat food using the β€œresonant frequency” of water. They work by causing polar molecules (water is one, and so are some fats) to rotate back and forth quickly in an oscillating electromagnetic field, producing molecular vibrations (heat). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
A traditional Sardinian cheese, casu marzu, is eaten with live maggots in it. The maggots break down the cheese’s fats, making it exceptionally soft. Each cheese has thousands of maggots in it. The larvae can launch up to 15 cm, so diners hold their hands above the cheese to prevent this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The first actor to portray Ronald McDonald was fired for getting too fat thecrimson.com/column/far…

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