Koenigsegg uses only one car for crash testing. They keep the carbon fibre body and rebuild and repair it after each crash test. topspeed.com/cars/car-new…
Loofahs sponges are dried out fibres from a plant related to a squash lewisginter.org/luffa-pla…
In WWII, an Australian soldier removed his own appendix in the middle of a Philippine jungle in 1944, without any anaesthetic and with only the use of a mirror and an ordinary knife. The operation took 4 and a half hours and he stitched himself up with jungle fibre. trove.nla.gov.au/newspape…
There are species of sponges made of glass (silicon dioxide) which have excellent strength and flexibility, better than current fibre optic technology cosmosmagazine.com/biolog…
Today I learned about Venus' flower basket. In Japan this sponge is a symbol of eternal love as each basket commonly contains a pair of mated shrimp. It also creates glass fibre by extracting silica from sea water britannica.com/animal/Ven…
Today I learned of a sea sponge that has a skeleton made of glass which has better strength, flexibility and fracture resistance than manufactured optic fibre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven…
Why paper cuts are so painful is b/c at a microscopic level, paper is actually quite rough. A knife makes a straight cut, but paper acts like a saw blade and does more damage to cells and nerve endings. Paper also leaves behind tiny fibres and chemical residues, irritating the wound even more. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
All vertebrates have a blind spot where they are unable to perceive vision. This is the point where optic fibres pass front-to-back through the retina towards the brain. Thus, this spot has no photoreceptors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bli…
All petroleum based clothes fibres are bad the environment, but polyester is the worst. Micro fibres are worse for the ocean eco-systems than the plastic bottles and bags, etc. oliverands.com/community/…
Most "eye floaters" are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. These fibres clump and cast shadows on your retina. These shadows are what we see as either specks or strings that seem to dart around our vision. nei.nih.gov/health/floate…
The first transatlantic fibre optic telephone cable had problems with sharks attacking and destroying it because they removed the shielding for High Voltage that was required for copper phone cables. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAT…
Today I learned of Coffee Flour. Made from Coffee cherries, the discarded fruit surrounding the coffee bean. Gluten free, high in fibre and protein, and produced from a source which is currently being discarded at a rate around 75% of production. coffeeflour.com/
The Telstra Corporation owns the longest un-regenerated terrestrial fibre optic link which spans a distance of 10358.16KM guinnessworldrecords.com/…
All intercontinental data traffic (the internet) between North America & Europe is carried by only 10 fibre optic cables. motherboard.vice.com/en_u…
54% of UK bowel cancer cases are considered preventable: 28% caused by too little fibre, 13% from processed meat (risk is 9-50% higher per 25-50g/day of processed meat intake), 11% from obesity (risk is 48% higher in men who have BMI 30+). cancerresearchuk.org/heal…
Paper can be recycled six times. After that, the fibres are too weak to hold together. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Fabric softeners work by coating the fibres of your clothes in a layer of fat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab…
The city of Seoul, South Korea has the world's most encompassing fibre network, resulting in internet speeds of 1Gbps. It is also in the process of providing free wi-fi in all outdoor areas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seo…
There is a mineral called Inesite that can look like raw, bloody flesh. Its Greek name translates to "Flesh Fibres". geologypage.com/2014/05/i…
The Bank of Canada ruled that production of banknotes in the Birds of Canada series would be revised to require 100% cotton fibre in 1984. Now all banknotes in the series are considered unfit for circulation , as none of the banknotes contain the minimum security feature of a metallic stripe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bir…
In 1880 Alex Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, also invented the photophone, a device that transmits sound using visible light. Although he called it his greatest invention, it wasn't until the 1980s, over a century later, that it precursed fibre optics, the backbone of the modern Internet en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
A chemical called capsiacin (found in chillies and peppers) unblocks stuffy noses by irritating the nerve fibres in the nostril, blocking nerve impulses. drmirkin.com/morehealth/g…
The 3D printed car can be produced in about 44 hours with carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic. qnr.ca/video-2/3d-printed…
Google wraps its trans-Pacific fibre cables in Kevlar to prevent Shark Attacks mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Muscle fibres are filled with fluid called sarcoplasm alison.com/topic/learn/43…
The physics principles of guiding light waves that give us fibre optics were first demonstrated using water in the 1850s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opt…
The Department of Defence awarded a $35 million project to a Texas company to build a fibre-optic cable from Florida to the Guantanamo base to solve the problem of internet shortages and upgrade telecommunications for the naval base. miamiherald.com/news/nati…
'to heckle' is a term used in the textile industry meaning to comb out flax or hemp fibres. In the early 19th century the word 'heckler' came because the workers that heckle would listen to the day's news while working and frequently stop to furiously debate and ridicule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hec…
A company named Spread Networks spent $300 million building a fibre optic cable route from Chicago to New York, cutting 3 milliseconds off of the previously fastest route. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spr…
Mangos are toxic! Mango skin contains urushiol, the same oil that makes Poison Oak and family poisonous. Mango flesh is non-toxic, but the skin fibres cause an allergic reaction for some people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The Australian Government, in partnership with industry, began rolling out a nationwide fibre to the premises broadband network in July 2009 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
It takes about 130 people to hand-craft the Murcielago SV. The entire car is made of carbon fibre, except the steel roof and the doors. ndtv.com/photos/business/…
'old fashioned' microwaves are being used instead of 'modern' fibre optic cables to transmit stock trading information in an effort to shave milliseconds off communication times. newscientist.com/blogs/on…
Constipation is not caused by lack of fibre, but by an infection that coexists with normal human bowel flora; omitting fibre completely from the diet causes no constipation at all. cdd.com.au/pages/disease_…
There is an Arctic Fibre project planning to put an undersea cable going from the UK to Tokyo through the Canadian Arctic providing fast internet to Arctic populations arcticfibre.com
The iridescence (rainbow shimmer) on meat is actually caused by refraction of light on muscle fibres much like a prism. meatsci.osu.edu/archive/t…
A 20-Gigabit Fibre Connection is Being Developed in Bangor, North Wales, "Cheaply" that will be available in a few years. The Engineers believe 40Gbps will be available too! bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-2…
The average cashmere fibre is 19 microns in diameter, which is about 1/4 the size of a human hair en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
There is such a thing as Dark Fibre en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…

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