Today I learned about Scurvy, chronic vitamin C deficiency. "Bones that had previously broken rebreak. Old wounds open up. This is because one of the major effects of scurvy is that the body can no longer produce collagen, the glue of the body’s cells" nationalgeographic.com/ne…
William Addis released the first mass-produced toothbrush in 1780. While in prison he crafted his first toothbrush made of a small animal bone, into which he drilled holes. He tied some bristles in tufts that he then passed through the holes in the bone, and finally sealed them with glue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
According to Guinness, some of the most frequently broken records include the Longest DJ marathon, the Heaviest item lifted with glue and the Most apples bobbed in one minute! guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The Unabomber was a "criminal mastermind" who went to extraordinary lengths to erase any trace of physical evidence within his explosives. He ripped the skins off batteries to make them untraceable. He also avoided commercial glue and instead made his own epoxy by melting down deer hooves. npr.org/2017/08/22/545122…
Today I learned of Ken Perenyi, an art forger at work since the 60s, had created various techniques to forge art of lesser known "old masters" paintings. He even imitated fly droppings on old paintings with coloured epoxy glue and a needle. He has proof, ponders releasing it after death, destabilizing art world jordanharbinger.com/ken-p…
Many plant stores hot glue fake flowers onto cactus succulentplantcare.com/do…
Today I learned about Harry Wesley Coover Jr who discovered super glue (cyanoacrylate) in 1942. He ignored it as being too sticky for what he needed. He then rediscovered it in 1956 while at Eastman Kodak who put it into production. It gained notoriety in the Vietnam War as a way to close battlefield wounds. warhistoryonline.com/hist…
Weaver ants have it’s the insect version of squeezing glue from a bottle. An adult weaver holds a silk-producing larva in its jaws, spreading the larva’s sticky secretions to bind leaves for the colony nest. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Fieldfare birds defend their young from ravens and other predators, by "dive-bombing" the predators with their poop. The poop glues the raven's feathers together. 2newthings.com/animals-th…
The Bucket Orchid flower attracts orchid bees with a scent, & traps them in their β€œbucket”, the only escape is through a space where the flower grips the bee and glues pollen packets to their back to produce more bucket orchids. britannica.com/plant/buck…
In 2001 India started building roads that hold together using polymer glues made from shredded plastic wastes. These plastic roads have developed no potholes and cracks after years of use, and they are cheaper to build. As of 2016, there are more than 21,000 miles of plastic roads. theguardian.com/sustainab…
Renowned concert pianist Krystian Zimerman's personal Steinway grand piano was confiscated when he landed in New York City to give a recital at Carnegie Hall. US customs destroyed his piano, claiming the glue smelled like explosives. theguardian.com/music/200…
The beard of Tutankhamun’s golden mask fell off during a cleaning process in the Egyptian Museum in 2014. The workers used epoxy glue to reattach the beard, but since it wasn’t the professional method and permanent damage had been done, they were prosecuted in 2016 bbc.com/news/world-middle…
Elsie the cow of Borden Dairy and Elmer the Bull of Elmer's Glue are married. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Els…
Plastic model cement work through a unique chemical process whereby the glue melts the two separate plastic surfaces. As the glue cures, the melted plastic solidifies into a single plastic membranous bond tangibleday.com/best-10-g…
For thousands of years, glue has been made by melting dead horses. This practice, although now less frequently, still happens to this day. slate.com/human-interest/…
In 2014 the beard of the Golden Mask of Tutankhamun fell off as it was cleaned by Museum employees, trying to cover up their mistake they tried to glue it back on with quick-dry plastic glue, leaving it off-center. This was later noticed and the employees got charged with "reckless destruction". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
The beard of Tutankhamun's golden mask fell off during the cleaning process in the Egyptian Museum in 2014. The workers used epoxy glue to reattach the beard, but since that was not the professional method and permanent damage was done to the mask they were prosecuted for this in 2016. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tut…
Today I learned of James Gordon Wolcott who, at age 15, sniffed airplane glue, then shot and killed his parents and sister. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Today he is a psychology professor at Millikin University. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
Rhino horns are actually made up of hair grown tightly packed on their nose and joined together by a glue like secretion nature.com/articles/s4159…
In 1984, Red Hot Chilli Peppers bassist Flea played so aggressively that he had worn a hole in his thumb, into which someone had to keep pouring crazy glue into. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
Traditional Japanese woodworking didn't use nails or glue, instead they used interlocking joints to connect the wood interestingengineering.co…
The bull mascot from Elmer's Glue and the cow mascot from Borden Dairy products are a canonical couple with four children. americacomesalive.com/201…
Researchers reported duplicating the glue that the sandcastle worms secrete and use to stick sand grains together underwater. They believe the glue to have applications as a biocompatible medical adhesive, for instance to repair shattered bones. For bone repair, it can replace pins and screws en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phr…
Today I learned about ATLAS-I, aka Trestle, the world's largest structure made entirely of wood, glue laminate, wooden bolts/nuts and sufficient to support a fully loaded B-52 bomber (for elevated EMP testing) 1,000 ft long, 125 ft (about 12 stories) tall, and constructed of 6.5 million board-feet of lumber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATL…
"These days, dead and unwanted horses aren’t sent to the glue factory as often they are sent across the border, slaughtered, and harvested for their valuable meat" slate.com/human-interest/…
When the Malaysian Exploding Ant's head explodes during its suicide attack, it spreads a poisonous, corrosive glue that entangles and immobilizes anything nearby! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Silverfish will eat hair, dandruff and glue. americanpest.net/blog/pos…
An Apple laptop stinks. One 2001 iBook model used a glue that, after 12-18 months, may begin to smell like human body odor. It is so strong that repairs are difficult, because the smell makes people nauseous. lowendmac.com/2006/a-stin…
A pilot was recorded saying "I picked a bad day to stop sniffin' glue" shortly before his plane crashed on Dec. 8th 2005. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Traditional Japanese buildings do not use nails or glue. Instead, timbers are connected by elaborate dovetail joints. spoon-tamago.com/2016/10/…
Carl Linnaeus was invited by the mayor of Hamburg to see his taxidermied 7-headed hydra. Linnaeus quickly determined it was a fake held together with glue, and had to flee the city after he publicly said so, ruining the mayor's hopes of selling it for a large fortune. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned about Kirigami a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper, rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami, but typically does not use glue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kir…
A pilot was actually recorded saying "I picked a bad day to stop sniffin' glue" shortly before his plane crashed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
The stretchy glue that holds new credit cards to paper is called Fugitive Glue en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fug…
The tiny garish Crucifix Toad secretes a glue to catch insect prey that has been found to be the strongest non-toxic adhesive known, works irrespective of temperature or moisture while remaining flexible and porous, and has exciting new applications in medicine, as it is 'highly biocompatible'. asknature.org/strategy/3d…
Scientists have developed a super strong, flexible Bio-glue for wound healing without causing toxicity It has been inspired by an adhesive material (glue) secreted by slugs that sticks to biological tissues. thehindu.com/sci-tech/sci…
Chewing gum is made from synthetic plastics like polyvinyl acetate (PVAc, also known as wood glue) & polyethylene (PE, the main ingredient in plastic bags), & gum chewers will create 1 million tons of unregulated plastic waste over the next 5 years. justoneocean.org/chewing-…
The bull on the Elmer's glue logo is the husband of Elsie, the cow on the Borden Milk logo. americacomesalive.com/201…
Some species of carpenter ants can explode at will. As a last resort they contract their abs to rupture their internal glands, resulting in a suicidal burst of corrosive, immobilizing glue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Krystian Zimerman, a Polish pianist was going to play at Carnegie Hall shortly after 9/11 but his Steinway grand piano was confiscated at JFK Airport and later destroyed because the glue smelled like explosives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kry…
Plywood glue is often made with cow blood adhesives.specialchem.com…
Elmer, the bull logo for Elmer's Glue, began as the mate of Elsie, the cow logo for Borden's. They had two children called Beauregard and Beulah. youtu.be/EI7FtJPsJUo
Today I learned about Lito Ramirez, a player on the Philippine National Rugby Team who was an orphan and a street child, who while growing up on the streets was addicted to sniffing a brand of glue, called Rugby. news.abs-cbn.com/sports/0…
Fulmars, a type of seabird, vomit a putrid fishy oil on their assailants in self-defense. Not only does it smell horrific, but it's lethal to predatory birds because it permanently glues their feathers together. tested.com/science/life/4…
The Space shuttle used normal bathroom sealant to glue the heat resistant tiles in place endemolshinedistribution.…
Some species of carpenter ants can explode at will. As a last resort, they contract their abs to rupture their internal glands, resulting in a suicidal burst of corrosive, immobilizing glue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
Blood from slaughter houses was used to make glue, and was most popular as adhesive for plywood until the mid 1930s bct.eco.umass.edu/publica…
During the filming of Titanic (1997), an angry crew member put PCP into the soup that Cameron and others ate one night. Cameron was described as having "One eye completely red, like the Terminator eye. The other eye looked like he'd been sniffing glue since he was four." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit…
[] Super glue was accidentally invented twice, and was largely utilized during the Vietnam War for medical purposes. popularmechanics.com/tech…

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