Indian surgeons were performing successful rhinoplasties as early as 600 BC. They'd slice an upside-down nose shape from your forehead skin, twist it around, and insert hollow bamboo sticks for you to breathe through. ispub.com/IJPS/3/2/7839
Today I learned about Ivan Ivanovich, a mannequin that orbited Earth in 1961 just weeks before Yuri Gagarin's milestone spaceflight. Ivan's features were so lifelike that technicians wrote "model" on the forehead, so anyone finding the mannequin upon landing would not be confused. airandspace.si.edu/storie…
In Chinese/East Asian culture, the Tiger - not the Lion- is considered the King of all Animals. This is so because it is the biggest land-predator in East Asia, and- more importantly- the markings on its forehead resemble the Chinese character for King/Monarch: "ηŽ‹." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
The iconic hair-curlies you see in cartoon characters and people such as Bolin/Superman/Bill Haley are called spit curls (or kiss curls). The curl is flattened against the forehead or side of the face with saliva, hence its name, and sometimes is augmented with false hair. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kis…
Women in the middle ages completely removed their eyelashes and eyebrows to give prominence to their foreheads which were their most important feature at that time. The Catholic church even made it a sin and an offence to God to show hair of any kind in public. eyelashesinhistory.com/mi…
Many devout Muslims develop a "prayer bump" on their forehead, due to the friction generated by repeated contact of the forehead with the prayer mat during daily prayers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pra…
Today I learned about bagel head: a type of temporary body modification practiced in Japan that uses a saline drip to make the forehead resemble a bagel or doughnut for up to 24 hours. vice.com/en_uk/article/gq…
There is an old form divination call metoposcopy. Consist in predict personality, character, and destiny, based on the pattern of lines on the subject's forehead. Reached its popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries and was developed by the italian polymath Gerolamo Cardano. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
There's a species of wild pigs with tusks that grow up and inwards, curving directly towards their forehead. If the male's tusks aren't worn down by regular use, they will grow until they pierce the skull, killing the boar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
The fleshy protuberance on the forehead of turkeys is called a snood. While fighting, commercial turkeys often peck at the snood. This often leads to further injuries and sometimes cannibalism. To prevent this, some farmers cut off the snood, a process known as desnooding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
The little white/skin colored bumps you see around eyes, nose, cheeks, or seen on the forehead are not acne. They are called milia which is trapped dead skin. They can't be treated or prevented. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
An inmate was forcibly tattooed across his forehead with the words "Katie's revenge" by another inmate after they found out he was serving time for molesting and murdering a 10 year old girl named Katie foxnews.com/story/2006/09…
Tabby cats are defined as having an "M" mark on their forehead en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
Members of Mother Teresa's order would secretly baptise dying patients of other religions. Patients were asked if they wanted a 'ticket to heaven'. While pretending to cool the patients forehead, words were quietly recited and the ceremony performed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
The tongue and hyoid bone of this pileated woodpecker wrap around its skull to help cushion the brain while it's pecking for food. The bird's inner-skull contains compressible sponge-like bone, mostly concentrated in the forehead and the back of the skull, which functions as a shock absorber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Linus Pauling, a Nobel prize winner in chemistry, was a eugenicist. He urged that human carriers of defective genes have a compulsory visible mark - such as forehead tattoos - to discourage potential mates with the same defect, having kids together. harvardmagazine.com/2000/…
In 2001, the antler cells of a deer were transplanted onto the forehead of a mouse, resulting in the mouse sprouting antler-like material. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
In Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the punishment for theft was amputation of the right hand and a branding on the forehead. Doctors who performed cosmetic procedures to hide the brand would have their right hand amputated and have their forehead branded. hrw.org/reports/1995/IRAQ…
While Mary Shelley's novel is public domain, the popular image of Frankenstein's monster is copyrighted by Universal Studios. Shelley's 1816 book, "Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus," barely described the monster, so Universal came up with the iconic flat top, forehead and neck bolts. plagiarismtoday.com/2011/…
A penny dropped from the top of a skyscraper would not kill a person. It would feel more like being flicked on the forehead scientificamerican.com/ar…
The green iguana has a 'third-eye' called a parietial eye, in the middle of its forehead. This does not function in the same way as its two side eyes, but enables it to detect movement, especially from above, to help it avoid predators. reptilepark.com.au/animal…
Bang breakouts are fairly common. Oil that accumulates on the hair itself can rub against the skin and block pores. Also, hair over the forehead may trap oil produced in the skin, along with dirt and sweat, increasing your risk for breakouts allure.com/story/how-to-a…
In 2009, Owen Schmitt, fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, celebrated a touchdown by removing his helmet and smashing it against his own forehead hard enough to require stitches. youtu.be/nbZ5DcZDIj4
A man accepted a payment of €100 to have his forehead tattooed with the name of the groom of a stag party. theguardian.com/world/201…
Due to the limitations of arcade hardware in 1981, Mario was clothed in red overalls and blue shirt to contrast his arms, body, and background. The cap was added to avoid drawing his hairstyle, forehead, and eyebrows. The large nose and mustache avoided the need to draw a mouth and expressions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The Greek goddess Athena was birthed through Zeus's forehead after he ate the goddess he slept with. greekgodsandgoddesses.net…
There is an "official" unicode anger symbol. It's πŸ’’ which represents veins on your forehead when your blood pressure rises. unicode-table.com/en/1F4A…
There's a man in Nepal who can lick his own forehead. youtu.be/k_i2pr4AegQ
Today I learned of Chinese water torture; a process in which water is slowly dripped onto a person's forehead, allegedly driving the restrained victim insane. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
In 2006 a convicted murderer and rapist of a 10 year old girl was attacked by an inmate who tattooed "Katies Revenge" into his forehead google.com/url?sa=t&r…
In the middle ages, a woman's forehead was considered so beautiful and erotic that women would remove their eyebrows and eyelashes to be more attractive. stylecaster.com/beauty/ey…
Today I learned of Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller, who was shot in the forehead on Sept.19th, 1863 at Brock Field at Chickamauga and left for dead. He lived with an open bullet wound for many years, with the last pieces of lead dropping out 31 years after he was first shot. historybuff.com/this-civi…
Today I learned about Bagel-Heading, a type of body modification pioneered in Canada and practiced in the Japanese underground scene. It is a temporary swelling distortion of the forehead created by a saline drip and often shaped to resemble a bagel or doughnut. wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagel_…
Today I learned about the Holy Day of Ashura, where Shia Muslims commemorate the death of Husayn Ibn Ali by cutting themselves and children with swords and blades, flagellating themselves with chains or cutting their foreheads until blood streams from their bodies. bbc.co.uk/news/world-midd…
That: "Hemingway suffered a severe injury in their Paris bathroom, when he pulled a skylight down on his head thinking he was pulling on a toilet chain. " Which left him with a big forehead scar for the rest of his life en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ern…
Prince William suffered a depressed fracture of the skull after being accidentally hit on the forehead by a fellow peer with a golf club. In a 2009 interview, he dubbed this scar a "Harry Potter scar". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
In 'The Godfather', McCluskey's shooting was done by building a fake forehead on top of actor Sterling Hayden. A gap was cut in the middle, filled with fake blood, and was bunged up with prosthetic flesh. The plug was yanked out with fishing line, making a hole suddenly appear. emanuellevy.com/comment/g…
The Bindi (red dot commonly found on forehead of Hindu women) is said to be the sixth chakra, or the thrid eye, believed to retain energy and strengthen concentration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
When he visited Japan as a young prince in 1891, the future Nicholas II was nearly assassinated. He survived because he turned his head at the last second, and his assailant's katana left him with just a 9-centimetre scar on his forehead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
The green iguana has a 'third-eye' called a parietial eye, in the middle of its forehead. This does not function in the same way as its two side eyes, but enables it to detect movement, especially from above, to help it avoid predators. reptilepark.com.au/animal…
There is an unusual type of skin tumor with the appearance of a horn that can grow in very rare cases up to 10 inches on a humans forehead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cut…
Mayan mothers used to hang an object on the forehead of their children until cross vision was obtained, as it was considered a form of beauty ancient.eu/article/415/
Madame Dimanche, a woman from 19th century France had a 26cm horn grow on her forehead. It was of the same composition that a rhino's horn memento.muttermuseum.org/…
Moments before Admiral Nelson died, he asked Captain Thomas Hardy, the commander of HMS Victory, to kiss him, which he did on the cheek, then a second time on his forehead. Nelson's last response was "God bless you Hardy." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir…
There's a Morocann-Jewish tradition for the end of Passover, which includes praying while dipping mint leaves or lettuce in milk and then hitting it to someone else's forehead. aarecon.org/more-mimouna/
The first symptoms of a measles infection are usually a hacking cough, runny nose, high fever, and red eyes. The red or reddish-brown rash usually begins as flat red spots on the forehead 3-5 days after symptoms start kidshealth.org/en/parents…
Some Muslims develop a permanent scar on their foreheads from bowing to Mecca. It's called the "prayer bump". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pra…
The phrase β€œLUNATIC Fringe” was originally just the name given circa 1875 to the fashion of cropping the hair and letting the ends hang down over the forehead. phrases.org.uk/meanings/l…
On this day, June 25th, 137 years ago, two Cheyenne women shoved their sewing awls into the dead George Armstrong Custer's ears, so he would 'hear better in the afterlife' because he had broken his promise to Chief Stone Forehead never to fight against Native Americans again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
You can tell if a baby is self-aware by drawing a red dot on his/her forehead in front of a mirror utne.com/2008-05-21/Scien…

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