Some animals swallow a stone known as a "gastrolith" to aid in grinding their food for digestion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Karl Grossman, a German butcher and serial killer with 50 suspected victims, covered his crimes by grinding up the β€˜meat’ produced by his victims, making hot dogs and selling them at his stand outside a Berlin trail station. murderpedia.org/male.G/g/…
The Pangolin has no teeth thus cannot chew its food. Instead, Pangolin eat small stones when foraging to aid the grinding up of its prey inside its stomach which also has keratinous spines projecting into the interior to further aid grinding and digestion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Most male baby chicks are killed by grinding, or other methods, shortly after hatching nationalgeographic.com/pe…
Plants produce capsaicin to discourage rodents from eating the fruit (and grinding the seeds in the process) but birds can't detect the chemical and don't destroy the seeds sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
You make almond milk by grinding almonds with water, then strain the pulp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alm…
Elderly Koalas usually die of starvation before they are able to reach 'old age death'. This is because their teeth gradually ware down from chewing until they are no longer functional as a means of grinding food down. The resulting consequence is a very hungry Koala. koalainfo.com/most-koalas…
We can eat the narrow leaf shoots and rhizomes of cattails. "Evidence of preserved starch grains on grinding stones suggests they were already eaten in Europe 30,000 years ago." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typ…
Many products with a pink color (e.g. raspberry yogurt, maraschino cherries, Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino, lipstick) are colored with a dye that is made by grinding up scale insects called cochineals. blog.hmns.org/2012/11/col…
One of the first people to be killed by a robot was Kenji Urada, a Japanese engineer working at a Kawasaki Heavy Industries plant. While working on a broken robot, he failed to turn it off completely, resulting in the robot pushing him into a grinding machine with its hydraulic arm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken…
Gastroliths are rocks held inside a gastrointestinal tract and used to grind food in animals lacking suitable grinding teeth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Sriracha sauce ("rooster sauce") founder Huy Fong started his company in a small office in Los Angeles' Chinatown, hand-grinding peppers and selling the sauce to friends - he now runs it out of a 655,000 square foot HQ. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri…
Panko breadcrumbs are made by grinding bread baked using an electric current en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bre…
In 1981, a Japanese factory worker, was killed by a malfunctioning robot he was working on at a Kawasaki plant in Japan. The robot's arm pushed him into a grinding machine, killing him. economist.com/node/700182…
On April 15, 1990, Dutch airlines KLM had to issue an apology for shredding 400 ground squirrels at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. The squirrels did not have proper importation papers, and thus were forced to meet their fate of grinding steel rotary blades. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/32072…
One explanation of the origin of the term 'hick' refers to times of poor crop production and general economic hardship, when producers would resort to grinding up hickory nuts to be used as flour. It was associated with rural living and a general lack of sophistication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yok…
Today I learned of rare Civil-War-era guns with a grinder built into the stock, thought to be made for grinding coffee or corn. ww2.rediscov.com/spring/V…
The 6th molar of an elephant weighs on average 4 kilograms and has a maximum grinding length of 21 cm (and a width of 7 cm). animalcorner.co.uk/elepha…
:The original paleo eaters were grinding oats and other grains for dinner, according to research. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The model for Mona Lisa was believed to suffer from bruxism: an unconscious habit of teeth grinding during sleep or in times of stress hepguru.com/monalisa/main…
A sea urchins shell amplifies the sound of its teeth grinding on rocks as it feeds to the point where it can be heard by the human ear news.nationalgeographic.c…
Blood diamonds contribute less than 1% of the global diamond trade. 70% of mined diamonds are used for cutting, drilling, grinding and polishing. mrzine.monthlyreview.org/…

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