, 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…
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/…
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…
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…
Snakes do not "dislocate their jaws" to swallow prey. Instead, they have a specialized skull that can stretch. daily.jstor.org/how-snake…
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…
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…
Formica archboldi ants, native to Florida, collect the skulls of their enemies, in particular, species of trap-jaw ant heads. They subdue their victims by spraying their enemies with toxic acid. It is suspected that this gathering has something to do with mimicking the scent of their prey. nationalgeographic.com/an…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
: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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 scene in Jaws where Matt Hooper is attacked in the cage was actually performed by a 4'9" horse jockey in a smaller cage to make the sharks look bigger. jackiewatchesstuff.buzzsp…
Today I learned of the Dragon's Jaw Bridge, which became a symbol of resistance and legend of invincibility during the Vietnam War, being bombed by US forces 873 times and directly hit by hundreds of bombs and missiles in a span of seven years before finally being destroyed in 1972. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The creator of Jaws was so regretful of the anti-shark attitudes and hysteria resulting from his work that he later went on to be an outspoken advocate for marine conservation and an activist for the protection of sharks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
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…
Today I learned of a parasitic fungus called cordyceps that infects ants. Once a spore finds a host it grows a network of roots inside, delivering chemicals that will eventually give the fungus full control of the ant, using the body to reach a suitable place to grow. It anchors down with its jaws, permanently. youtube.com/watch?v=vijGd…
Slugs have around 27,000 microscopic teeth. These teeth are known as radula and grate/scrape food particles whilst the slug’s jaw cuts off larger pieces of food- like a leaf to be rasped by the radula. nhm.org/stories/microscop…
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…
Today I learned about the Helicoprion, a Permian era shark that had a buzzsaw for a jaw. nationalgeographic.com/an…
When kids in Asia lose baby teeth from their lower jaw, they throw the teeth on the roof of the house. Those from the upper jaw are thrown on the floor or buried. They believe the new teeth grow toward the lost teeth. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The shark in Jaws was named Bruce, after Spielberg’s lawyer npr.org/2019/08/09/745651…
The lead singer of Toto, Joseph Williams, is the son of Star Wars/Jaws/Jurassic Park composer John Williams en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Today I learned of the horrific disease called phossy jaw. Like radium, phosphorous accumulates in the jaw, resulting in hideous disfigurement strangeremains.com/2015/0…
'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…
A condition, medically known as Mandibular Prognathism, causes the lower jaw to protrude significantly and affected the Habsburg dynasty of Spanish and Austrian kings and their wives, who secured their influence across a vast swathe of Europe for more than 200 years through intermarriage. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Peter Benchley regretted writing JAWS. Later in life, he became an ocean activist and wrote books advocating shark conservation. boston.com/culture/entert…
The pearly razorfish (Xyrichtys novacula) has the remarkable ability to escape predators by diving headfirst into the sand in a split-second breathtaking maneuver. It can also use its razor-sharp teeth to cut fishing line and netting by rotating its jaw to more than 90Β° to clip any entanglement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea…
Van Lierde claims that in 1959 he encountered a giant snake in the Katanga region of the Belgian Congo while returning from a mission by helicopter.He describes the snake as being close to 50 feet in length, snake's head was 3 feet long and 2 feet wide, and that the jaws were of a triangular. wikipedia.org/wiki/Remy_V…
The shark in Finding Nemo was named Bruce because of the nickname the crew gave the shark in Jaws. pixar.fandom.com/wiki/Bru…
Jaws star Robert Shaw rewrote the film's now-famous USS Indianapolis speech. He edited & reordering it, then wrote it into the form it is today. Turning the monologue into something unforgettable. themalestrom.com/intervie…
In responding to why he starred in Jaws: The Revenge, Michael Caine said "I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Takeru Kobayashi, six times winner of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest and credited as the "godfather of competitive eating", was diagnosed with jaw arthritis due to what he called an excessive training regime. He since successfully recovered and resumed competing at eating contests. people.com/celebrity/hot-…

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