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…
The original director of Jaws was Dick Richards but they fired him because he wouldn’t stop referring to the shark as a whale en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaw…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The shark in Jaws was named Bruce, after Spielberg’s lawyer npr.org/2019/08/09/745651…
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…
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 of the horrific disease called phossy jaw. Like radium, phosphorous accumulates in the jaw, resulting in hideous disfigurement strangeremains.com/2015/0…
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…
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…
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…
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 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 about Phossy Jaw, a disease of the poor in the early 19th century. Made by the production of strike anywhere matches. This disease lead to unbearable abscesses in their mouths leading to facial disfigurement. rcseng.ac.uk/library-and-…
The shark in Finding Nemo was named Bruce because of the nickname the crew gave the shark in Jaws. pixar.fandom.com/wiki/Bru…
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-…
The yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) is endemic to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay and is brown in color with dark blotches, esp. on the lower jaw. Males grow to 10ft and females to 4.5ft. It is also called "piranha caiman" because its bottom jaw teeth can poke holes through the upper jaw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yac…
'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…
The movie Jaws (1975), inspired Cliff Twemlow to try and create a watery horror in which a small community located at Lake Windermere (in the Lake District) is terrorised by a 3.6 m (12 ft) long, man-eating... pike. io9.gizmodo.com/joan-coll…
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…
When your mouth is closed and your jaw is at rest, your top and bottom teeth should not be touching. eldoradohillsoralsurgery.…
Peter Benchley regretted writing JAWS. Later in life, he became an ocean activist and wrote books advocating shark conservation. boston.com/culture/entert…
, John Williams, famed composer of the themes from Star Wars and Jaws also wrote many television themes, including Gilligan's Island, Lost In Space and Wagon Train. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The helicoprion (and other prehistoric sharks) had teeth-whorls, a spiral of teeth like a circular saw. They bed on soft prey like squid, their jaw creating a rolling-back and slicing mechanism. mainstreetsmiles.com/fun-…
One Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw. edition-m.cnn.com/2017/08…
The biggest confirmed great white ever caught was, 21' long & weighed 7,328 lbs, with unconfirmed reports of sharks as long as 37'. (For comparison, the shark from JAWS was suppsed to be 25' & 6,000lbs) owlcation.com/stem/The--B…
Tyrannosaurus rex's tiny arms were actually extremely strong and are speculated to have been used to grasp struggling prey while it was killed by the tyrannosaur's enormous jaws, assist the tyrannosaur when rising from a prone position and grasp a mate during copulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyr…
The alligator gar, a toothy, narrow-snouted fish, is the largest, native, freshwater predator in N America. A new study from the University of Chicago reveals fascinating details about how the gar feeds, both by snapping its powerful jaws and surprisingly using suction to vacuum its prey inside youtu.be/kHtK5747t0w
Wes Craven placed a torn poster of Jaws in the background of The Hills Have Eyes to communicate to the audience that he believed his movie was much scarier. Later, Sam Raimi places a torn poster of The Hills Have Eyes in The Evil Dead to communicate the same message towards Craven bloody-disgusting.com/new…
When King Louis XVI of France was executed via guillotine, it did not sever his neck. The blade went through the back of his skull and into his jaw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
Today I learned about a rooster's Closing Canal. An evolutionary trait designed to protect them from going deaf by mechanically protecting the eardrum when opening the jaw to crow. audiology.org/news/rooste…
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…
12 camels were disqualified from a Saudi beauty pageant when a veterinarian was caught injecting their noses, lips, and jaw with botox to make them more attractive. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
The mechanical shark in β€œJaws” was named Bruce, after Spielberg’s lawyer. Also: George Lucas got stuck in the sharks mouth. ifc.com/2016/03/crazy-fac…
The creator of "Jaws" dedicated the last decade of his life to preserving sharks after witnessing horrific abuse (and to make up for the anti-shark hysteria the movie caused) narrative.ly/how-the-crea…
Sharks are known for their jaws lined with razor-sharp teeth, but their skin also contributes to their ferocity. It's covered with tooth-like scalesβ€”structures known as denticles that make shark skin rough like sandpaper. popularmechanics.com/scie…
Peter Benchley, author of the classic novel Jaws, has come to regret writing his shark thriller. He feels responsible for the mistaken view of sharks as evil creatures. He is now one of the world's most dedicated shark conservation activists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
There are toothbrushes that vibrate songs so when pressed against your teeth the vibrations in your jaw make the song audible in your ears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Too…
The real 'gentle giant', Richard Kiel who played Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, died in 2014 at the age of 74. bbc.com/news/entertainmen…
The practice of sending another director a congratulatory note started in 1977 when Steven Spielberg took out a full-page ad in Variety magazine to congratulate George Lucas' "Star Wars" on beating "Jaws" at the box office. insider.com/star-wars-sen…
Today I learned about an error at the end of Jurassic Park, where the raptor in the T-Rex's jaws completely disappears for one frame. moviemistakes.com/picture…
Matches were originally made with white phosphorus. This caused workers in match factories to get a condition known as phossy jaw which destroys the bones in the jaw. Due to large amounts of deaths and suicides from white phosphorus matches, they started using red phosphorus instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
The Moray Eel has a second, retractable jaw much like the Xenomorph in Alien bloody-disgusting.com/the…
Human jaw size and growth patterns are heavily influenced by chewing habits in early life. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Firefighters will sometimes play Jenga with the β€œJaws of Life” in order to refresh their skills using the extrication equipment. lsu.edu/feti/municipal/dr…
Star Wars broke the US Weekend Box Office record twice, first in the 11th weekend of its initial 1977 run and then again in the first weekend of its 1978 re-issue. Jaws 2 held the record for one month in between so it both took the record from AND lost the record to the same film. boxofficemojo.com/alltime…
In January 1977, inspired by film Jaws, Evel Knievel attempted a motorcycle jump over a tank of live sharks but in rehearsal he crashed breaking his arms. However he was more distraught at having injured a cameraman in the crash en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve…
The appearance of the early vertebrate jaw has been described as "a crucial innovation" and "perhaps the most profound and radical evolutionary step in the vertebrate history". Fish without jaws had more difficulty surviving than fish with jaws, and most jawless fish became extinct en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fis…
San Francisco Seals catcher Joe Sprinz attempted to catch a baseball dropped from a blimp 800 feet in the air, but the force of the ball hit his glove with such impact that it broke 12 bones in his upper jaw, fractured 5 teeth, and knocked him out cold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
One of the most famous lines in movie history, "You're going to need a bigger boat" from Jaws, was actually an ad-lib on set; furthermore, the audience screams at test screenings obscured the line, leading to a longer pause before hearing the line. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaw…
Today I learned of Leonard Trask, a man who suffered from a spinal immune condition with such debilitation that he had an extremely difficult time eating food due to his jaw being so closely affixed to his chest that he barely had enough room to open up his mouth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
In July 1990 a 39 year old man fell into Jaws the ride in Universal Studios. orlandosentinel.com/news/…
The Bobbit worm, which attacks its prey with scissor-like jaws, is named after Lorena Bobbitt. She cut off her husband's penis while he was asleep in bed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eun…
Today I learned of Medal of Honor recipient, Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez. He had 37 puncture wounds, exposed intestine, broken jaw, and eyes caked in blood. He was pronounced dead until he spit in the face of a doctor who was zipping him up in a body bag. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Today I learned of the Dracula Ant, a species of ant that feeds by chewing a hole into its babies and drinking the blood. They also have the fastest movement of any animal on earth, with a jaw that snaps shut at 200mph. theguardian.com/environme…
A man once fell into the water of the Universal Studios Jaws ride and nearly reamed by the mechanical shark. Passengers on the boat thought it was part of the ride but the man suffered injuries and sued the park. articles.orlandosentinel.…
Maximilien Robespierre tried to shoot himself in the head but only managed to shatter his lower jaw, when he was being led to the guillotine the executioner took off the bandage that held his jaw in place, leading him to produce an agonized scream until the fall of the blade silenced him. abroadintheyard.com/ugly-…
Narwhals are unique in being one of the few animals without bilateral symmetry. Their tusks are always located on the left side of their jaw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In 1936 a man was killed by a kangaroo. The kangaroo "broke the jaw" and inflicted "extensive head injuries" on the man, who was attacked after attempting to rescue his two dogs. It is the only documented case of a fatal kangaroo attack. trove.nla.gov.au/newspape…
In 2001, Vince Vaughn and Steve Buscemi got into a bar brawl with North Carolina locals, with Vaughn getting maced and Buscemi being stabbed in the face, jaw, and neck ew.com/article/2001/04/13…
Our ancestor's jaw bones migrated, over hundreds of millions of years of evolution, into our ears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo…
Airedale Terriers carried messages for soldiers during WWI and were very dedicated in their duties. One named 'Jack' ran through half a mile of enemy fire. He made it to headquarters with his jaw broken and one leg badly splintered and died just after delivering his message en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air…
A student in Ukraine blew his own jaw off and died after mistakenly dipping his gum in explosive powder instead of citric acid flavoring. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Buzz Aldrin punching a moon landing-denier (Bart Sibrel) in the jaw occurred after Aldrin was tricked into believing he would be appearing on a Japanese children's television show. Sibrel had brought a film crew to record Aldrin swearing on the bible that the moon landing wasn't faked. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buz…
The author of Jaws became an avid shark conservationist and would recast the shark as the victim if he had to it over. narrative.ly/how-the-crea…
According to the Jaws fan wiki, the sharks in the 4 movies were all related, with the shark in Jaws 4 being the son of Bruce the original shark. jaws.fandom.com/wiki/Bruc…
The sharks built for the movie Jaws were collectively named "Bruce," a tribute to Steven Spielberg's lawyer. Bruce the Fish Friendly Shark from Finding Nemo was also a reference to Jaws. tested.com/art/movies/456…
Today I learned of the 'Radium Girls' who worked in a factory where they worked with luminescent radium. Not knowing it was dangerous, they oftenpainted it on their lips and teeth for fun. They began to develop radium necrosis, causing their jaws to rot and develop disfiguring tumors, and eventually died. messynessychic.com/2015/0…
During the filming of Jaws, a real shark attacked a shark cage, Spielberg was so impressed with the footage that he incorporated it into the film. One of the characters, oceanographer Matt Hooper, was supposed to die in this scene but nobody was in the shark cage, forcing Hooper to live. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaw…
To better measure the amount of drool produced Pavlov removed many dog’s lower jaws and cut holes in their esophagus so that no food would reach their bellies, thus keeping them perpetually hungry. newyorker.com/magazine/20…
The lower jaw grows later and for a longer duration than the rest of the body zwivel.com/blog/fixing-an…
The author of Jaws dedicated the last decade of his life to the preservation of sharks to make up for the mass hysteria he inadvertently helped create. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Today I learned of "Phossy Jaw", a disease that affected matchstick manufacturing workers in the late 19th and early 20th century. The vapor effused from white phosphorus would destroy the jaw bone, and generally led to jaw bone necrosis and eventual death by organ failure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
First attempt to internationally ban an industrial product was banning matches with white phosphorous – which caused severe health problems to workers in match factories, including "Phossy jaw", phosphorus necrosis of the jaw. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
Matches used to be made with toxic white phosphorus. It was so toxic workers often contracted "Phossy Jaw," causing their face to rot away and their bones to literally glow in the dark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho…
Today I learned of an Australian man who shot himself in the chest with a shotgun and the load went clean through. He then shot himself in the head with a pistol, lived, reloaded the shotgun, shot his throat and jaw off, lived, aimed to his chest with his hands and pulled trigger with his toes. He then died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
101 years ago, an elephant named Mary, was hung from a crane because she killed her insensitive handler. It was learned after her death she had an abscess in her jaw which her handler kept hitting. youtu.be/rlXPstfDozg
A horse in Lucknow, India, killed and partially ate a series of victims before breaking a captive tiger's jaw and retiring as a caged pet. lrgaf.org/articles/maneat…
A wild orca by the name of old Tom worked along side whalers for almost 40 years. His skeleton is in a museum and you can see that his teeth have worn down to the jaw from holding harpoons that were lodged in whales. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Muppet performers are supposed to create lip sync by moving the lower "jaw" with their thumb, not by flapping their entire hand open and closed youtube.com/watch?v=2pVHO…
Marlon Brando once punched a paparazzi so hard in the face it broke his jaw and he ended up losing five teeth... the paparazzi ended up wearing a football helment when taking pictures from that point onward content.time.com:80/time/…
The shark in Finding Nemo is named Bruce as an homage to the animatronic shark from Jaws, which Spielberg named and referred to as Bruce mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Today I learned of Johnny Bright, the first black QB to play against Oklahoma State in 1951. Opposing defenders openly made him a marked man during the game. They knocked him unconscious 3 times in the first 7 minutes. After having his jaw broken, he was able to complete a 61 yd TD pass a few plays later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The screenwriters for the film "Alien" pitched the movie to various studios as "'Jaws' in space". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali…
The original artwork for β€œJaws,” used for both the cover of the Peter Benchley book and the Steven Spielberg film has vanished. nypost.com/2015/07/26/how…
Moray Eels have Two Sets of Jaws roaring.earth/moray-eels-…
The fangs on the lower jaw of a Fangtooth fish are so large that they slide into specially formed pockets in the roof of the mouth when the jaw is closed. These pockets extend into sockets on either side of the brain. seasky.org/deep-sea/fangt…
The only stuffed blue whale in the world is in the Natural History Museum in Sweden. The public was allowed to enter it up until a couple was found having sex inside it; now its jaws are opened only for special occasions like Swedish election days. gnm.se/en/Vastarvet---nat…
Thylacine (aka Tasmanian Tigers), which were hunted to extinction because people believed to them to prey on farmers' sheep and poultry, had jaws so weak that they couldn't kill anything larger than a possum. science.nbcnews.com/_news…
Jaguars have such powerful jaws that they kill their prey by biting into the brain directly through the skull. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jag…

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