The masseter with all the jaw muscles working together can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 lb (25 kg) on the incisors and 200 lb (90.7 kg) on the molars. The masseter is deemed as the strongest muscle in our body based on its weight. loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
Today I learned of Operation Cornflakes in WWII, the OSS (predecessor of the CIA) as part of their psychological warfare campaign would drop fake mail in Nazi Germany that included a skull overlay that resembles a portion of Hitler’s jaw having been "eaten away". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Moray Eels have a second set of extendable "jaws" inside their throat called the pharyngeal jaw that grab onto prey and pull it down the eel's throat. They are thought to be a modified gill structure that has developed a secondary set of teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
The 1990 Universal Studios Florida's grand opening (attended by Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Whoopi Goldberg and others) suffered the same fate as Disneyland's "Black Sunday" in 1955. Rides like Kongfrontation and Jaws broke down constantly and it was so bad USF gave out refunds to guests. themeparktourist.com/feat…
Many species of birds can move both their mandible (lower jaw) and their maxillary bone (upper jaw) independently of one another. Parrots even have dedicated synovial joints to help facilitate the movement. digg.com/video/macaw-parr…
Today I learned of Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis, a fungus that infects ants and turns them into zombies. Once infected, the ant feels compelled to leave its nest and climb up in search of vegetation. Once there, it clamps down with its jaws until it dies - all while the fungus feeds on it from the inside. microbiologysociety.org/b…
Marlon Brando was once sued for $40,000 for punching a paparazzi photographer in the face, breaking his jaw and knocking out five of his teeth. Undaunted, the same photographer later tried to photograph Brando again, but wore a football helmet to protect himself. bbc.com/culture/article/2…
To film real sharks for 'Jaws', but have the normal sized Great Whites match the oversized model, they used smaller boats, smaller cage and short actor underwater. insidehook.com/article/mo…
It took 8 days to deliver Lincoln's Inaugural Address by Pony Express to California, critical to the state's decision on secession. Young "Pony-Bob" Haslam, riding through Nevada territory fought Paiute Indians, receiving arrow wounds to his arm and jaw but still finished his leg in record time. americancowboy.com/ranch-…
Kanye West fell asleep at the wheel in 2002, causing a head on collision and shattering his jaw. Kanye then rapped Through The Wire with his jaw still wired shut, and its subsequent success kickstarted his career as a rapper. yahoo.com/lifestyle/kanye…
The shark in the movie Jaws wasn't named Jaws, he was named Bruce npr.org/2019/08/09/745651…
Steven Spielberg was only 27 years old when he directed Jaws. pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl…
The author of 'Jaws' dedicated the last decade of his life to the preservation of sharks to make up for the mass hysteria he helped create. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Today I learned of Oprichniki, a force led by Ivan the Terrible which wore black clothing and rode black horses. They rode with severed dogs heads as they terrorized Russia and Ivan carried a canine head made of iron jaws which opened and snapped shut as he galloped. Some believe this force was his wife's idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opr…
Alan Rickman's signature sound was the result of a speech impediment when he could not move his lower jaw properly as a child. advocate.com/arts-enterta…
Today I learned about a rare bone disease called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive, or stone man syndrome. The disease causes people’s muscle and connective tissue to be gradually replaced by bone. Joints become rigid, jaws won’t open more than an inch, and the rib cage won’t fully expand for breathing. webmd.com/children/what-i…
Swordfish once had 2 swords ( 1 on top jaw 1 on bottom jaw ) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xip…
A cat that had been hit by a car and buried for five days managed to crawl out of its grave, only suffering a broken jaw and the loss of one eye. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
The original script of Jaws had Hooper die in the underwater β€˜shark cage attack’ scene. A real Great White Shark attacked an empty cage during off-site filming. The footage was so stunning; Spielberg decided to incorporate it in the movie, essentially saving Hooper from his original fate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaw…
Charlize Theron has suffered many injuries such as dislocating her jaw due to a camel and laughing so hard at Borat that her neck locked up for 5 days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned of the US contingency plan "Fracture Jaw", a plan to deploy nukes from the South against North Vietnam. It was abandoned by the White House in February 1968. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
, Sperm whales, the biggest toothed whale on Earth, dont actually have teeth in the top jaw. They instead have sockets in the upper jaw that the bottom teeth fit neatly in to. ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter, our jaw muscle can bite with the force of 200 lbs from the molars. To put that into perspective, a hyena's bite force is 1100 lbs, a Silverback 1300 lbs, a saltwater croc is 3700 lbs loc.gov/everyday-mysterie…
Moray eels have a second set of jaws inside their throats. These "ballistic" jaws shoot out into the mouth when the eel has caught its prey, bite the victim with their backward-facing teeth, and drag it further into the eel. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned of the 1888 Matchgirl's strike at Bryant & May match factory. If employees complained of toothaches (indicative of 'phossy jaw' - phosphorus necrosis of the jaw), they were told to get the tooth removed or they would be terminated. That and other factors led to a worker's strike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Richard Kiel, the seven-foot-tall actor who played Jaws in James Bond movies and video games, wrote a book about Kentucky abolitionist Cassius Clay en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Snakes do not "dislocate their jaws" to swallow prey. Instead, they have a specialized skull that can stretch. daily.jstor.org/how-snake…
In 1995 a man from australia committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a shotgun. He then shot himself in the head with a pistol. When both failed he used the shotgun and shot his throat and jaw. Finally he walked two hundred metres & shot himself in the heart en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
The Japanese Fire-bellied Newts are able to regenerate body parts including the limbs, the tail and spinal cord, parts of the eye (such as the retina and the lens), the brain, the heart and the jaws. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
When we eat something sweet and feel that momentary bit of pain at the back of the jaw, its because of the largest salivary gland (Parotid gland) going into overdrive to help with digestion. vinepair.com/articles/why…
George Lucas' choice of John Williams as the composer for Star Wars was due to a recommendation from Steven Spielberg, who worked with Williams on the film 'Jaws' udiscovermusic.com/storie…
:Circa 1917-28, clock dial painters (mostly women) were told to lick the brushes to get a fine point --and told the night-glow paint was harmless. However, radioactive radium made it luminous! Later, when sued, some employers tried to discredit workers by blaming the cancer & jaw rot on syphilis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
Today I learned about Frank Mundus. Believed to be the inspiration for Quint in the movie Jaws, he holds the record for the largest fish ever caught on a rod and reel; a 3427lb, 1554kg, great white shark. Talkseafishing.co.uk/the-…
Jaws 2 was almost a prequel about the USS Indianapolis, the WW2 sinking/shark attack that killed hundreds of sailors and that Quint describes in the original Jaws moviemaker.com/jaws-2-was…
Baby teeth and adult teeth coexist in toddlers. The adult teeth form and stay in the toddler’s jaw until they are ready to erupt and replace the baby teeth. wikipedia.org/wiki/Decidu…
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…
Grizzly Bears are strong enough to smack a human's head off, crushing crushing a bowling ball with their jaws, and running 35 mph mentalfloss.com/article/5…
During the French Revolution the bodies of over 100 French royals were exhumed and tipped into mass graves. Parts of them were also seized; one man took "Dagobert’s jaw, a section of Saint Louis’ skull, the teeth of Henry III, Philippe Auguste’s hair and the leg of Catherine de' Medici". uk.tourisme93.com/basilic…
Today I learned of Chara Nash, the woman who had her face, jaw and hands torn off by an out of control pet chimpanzee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Jaws’ production woes added suspense. Unreliable mechanical sharks forced Spielberg to only suggest an unseen shark; actors heightened performances to help; J Williams’ ominous theme induced fear. Spielberg said β€œJaws went from Japanese Saturday matinee horror flick to more of a Hitchcock" theguardian.com/film/2015…
The head of a tiny dinosaur that lived nearly 100 million years ago was found trapped in amber. The head of Oculudentavis khaungraae ("eye-tooth bird") is 14mm long with large eye sockets like modern lizards and upper and lower jaws full of sharp teeth, the most found on any ancestral bird. sciencemag.org/news/2020/…
The lead singer of Toto, Joseph Williams, is the son of Star Wars/Jaws/Jurassic Park composer John Williams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
There is no established reason why men have beards. Possible explanations include beards increasing attractiveness to women (inter-sexual selection) or increasing dominance amongst other males (intra-sexual selection) by signalling sexual maturity and increasing perceived jaw size. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Steven Spielberg wrote a treatment for a Jaws Prequel focused on a Young Quint on the U.S.S Indianapolis, described as β€œSaving Private Ryan, with sharks”. birthmoviesdeath.com/2018…
In 2002 producer Kanye West suffered a car crash that led to a fractured jaw. This lead him to write his debut single β€œThrough the Wire”, which he recorded with his jaw still wired shut from the operation. wikipedia.org/wiki/Throug…
If someone tells you to 'relax your tongue' and you start thinking about it and it starts to cramp, say "N". This returns the tongue to neutral position at the base of the top incisors, in addition to returning jaw muscles to neutral position for people with bruxism. aronsonfamilydental.com/t…
Rabbits move their jaws more than 120 times a minute when eating. In order to cope with this constant wear, their teeth are open-rooted, allowing them to grow continuously. petcentral.chewy.com/unde…
Surgeons at a Dental College in India removed a "well-defined bag-like mass" from the jaw of a 7-year-old boy. It weighed 7 ounces and contained 526 teeth. It took a medical team five hours to meticulously search through and count all of them. npr.org/2019/08/02/747614…
Peter Benchley, the author of "Jaws" regrets writing the book due to it's cultural impact against sharks, and has dedicated his life to oceanic conservation. peterbenchley.com/get-inv…
'US Radium' employed women to paint dials of watches with radioactive radium paint. The women were instructed to point their brushes on their lips. This led to many of the workers' losing their jaws and even deaths. Company paid examiners covered it up and claimed they had syphilis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…

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