In 1935, in a newly built Sydney aquarium, a tiger shark vomited a human arm that belonged to a man that went missing recently, which sparked a murder mystery when it was discovered the arm was severed with a knife instead of being bitten off. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
Mortal Kombat was blamed for a boy's death after he and a friend reenacted moves from the game with a knife they found in the street. His mom tried to sue the game's developers, but lost. thegamer.com/video-game-l…
The Gorkhas, soldiers native to the Kingdom of Gorkha, present-day Nepal, are well known for their fearlessness and combat prowess. They wield the signature Khukuri knife, a forward-curving traditional Nepali knife. In WWII, they fought with Allies against Axis powers in Asia and Europe. abc.net.au/news/2018-06-0…
Sylvester Stallone commissioned Arkansas Knife Maker, Jimmy Lile, to create a knife for Rambo. Lile, instructed not to make a prop, responded with a blade that could "Cut through the fuselage of an aircraft" and a unique hollow handle to store survival necessities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
In 2008 German actor Daniel Hoevels accidentally cut his own throat on stage in a β€œsuicide scene” when he was given a real knife by mistake. theguardian.com/world/200…
Modern models of the Swiss Army Knife include USB storage youtu.be/eb8j7odHyZ4
Scientists tried β€” and failed β€” to make a knife out of frozen poop, debunking a story that an Inuit (Eskimo) man fashioned a knife out of his own frozen feces. cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/…
When Leo Tolstoy became a vegetarian, two of his children followed, but his wife and aunt didn't. He didn't pressure them, but sometimes teased them. His aunt once came to dinner and found a knife and a chicken on her chair. Tolstoy said "We knew you wanted chicken, but none of us would kill it" veg.ca/1998/09/07/history…
Today I learned about the extinct Antarctic wolf, which was the only land mammal native to the Falkland Islands and was so tame that "it was possible to lure the animal with a chunk of meat held in one hand, and kill it with a knife held in the other" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Today I learned of William Chester Minor a, major contributor to the Oxford Dictionary, turned insane murderer who eventually cut off his own penis with a knife en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Today I learned of Dr. Robert Liston, the "fastest knife in the West End.", who could amputate a leg in 2,5 minutes. He was a highly sought after surgeon, but also a show off, which led to some mishaps: he once accidentaly cut a patient's testicles off while trying to amputate his leg theatlantic.com/health/ar…
When the first commander of the International Space Station was being interviewed to be an astronaut he was asked "What are you best at?" The candidate, Bill Shepherd, Navy Seal, answered "Killing people with a knife." space.com/2322-nasa-space…
A man was so infuriated about losing a knife fight in Counter Strike, that he spent 6 months tracking down his opponent, and stabbed him in real life. nydailynews.com/news/worl…
It's better to leave an impaled knife in place until it can be surgically removed rather than remove it on the spot - once the knife has punctured deeply, it controls the bleeding. Removing the knife risks uncontrolled bleeding. verywellhealth.com/how-to…
Jan De Doot became a minor celebrity in early modern Netherlands after he became so frustrated with barber-surgeons he decided to remove his egg-sized bladder stone at home with a knife. Carel van Savoyen painted his portrait, depicting De Doot proudly holding the stone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
In the 7th century BC, lawmaker Charondas forbade anyone from bringing in weapons to the assembly under penalty of death. One day, seeking to defeat some brigands in the hills, he brought a knife to the assembly. In order to uphold his own law, he killed himself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
After the fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett was knighted in 2009, he forged his own sword out of iron and pieces of meteorite. He humorously said that he was frustrated knights were not allowed to carry around swords anymore due to knife crime laws in the UK. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
Today I learned of a man in England was jailed for the manslaughter of his ex-girlfriend, after she came to his home with an 8 inch kitchen knife in her handbag, that she fell on after he pushed her during an ensuing argument bbc.com/news/uk-england-l…
Heather Donahue brought a knife with her when filming "Blair Witch Project" because she was afraid it was a snuff film. All of her friends and family urged her not to work on it. whatculture.com/film/7-re…
Originally A Stiletto was a type of Knife/dagger before it was used to describe a Heel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
The character who played Elaine's father on Seinfeld, Alton Benis, was meant to have a recurring role, but the staff became scared of the actor after he stole a butcher's knife from the set. When confronted, he pretended to stab seinfeld with the knife and was not asked to return en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Confucious played a big role in the widespread use of chopsticks in Asia. He believed knifes reminded people of slaughterhouses and sharp objects conjured thoughts of violence and war, instead of the happiness one should feel when eating. https://www.history.com/news/a-brief-history-of-chopstick history.com/news/a-brief-…
The Bobbitt worm gets its name from the case of Lorena Bobbitt cutting off her husband's penis with a knife while he was asleep. The worm is an ambush predator that lives in the seabed and catches prey in its scissorlike mandibles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The NRS-2 is a Soviet era combination gun and knife. The barrel faces out the bottom of the handle and has an effective range of 25 meters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRS…
In WWII, an Australian soldier removed his own appendix in the middle of a Philippine jungle in 1944, without any anaesthetic and with only the use of a mirror and an ordinary knife. The operation took 4 and a half hours and he stitched himself up with jungle fibre. trove.nla.gov.au/newspape…
Heather Donahue, the lead in The Blair Witch Project, brought a large knife with her to the set on the first day of filming because she was concerned it was a snuff film, and her friends & family didn't want her to do the movie. papermag.com/heather-dona…
The cheese slicer (OstehΓΈvel) was invented by Thor BjΓΈrklund (Nor). The legend has it that, frustrated at the un-even cheese slices he cut with a knife, he wanted to improve the cheese world. He realized that a carpenter’s plane could do the job and the cheese slicer was born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Baguette in French actually translates to β€œbaton, wand or stick” - the baguette was called une baguette de pain (a baton of bread). Its name was shortened over time. If you eat Asian food in France, you might choose to forgo your fork and knife and eat with des baguettes (chopsticks) instead. frenchtogether.com/baguet…
Today I learned of Cassius M. Clay, a politician and rabid abolitionist. He was once shot during a debate, and chased down his assassin, stabbing him & throwing him off an embankment. He later fended off 6 men, even though they had guns and he only had a bowie knife. He was a candidate to be Lincoln's VP. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Today I learned about Kentucky abolitionist politician Cassius Marcellus Clay. During a debate in 1843, he survived an assassination attempt due to his political views. Despite being shot in the chest, Clay drew his Bowie knife, tackled his would be assassin, cut out his eyes, and threw him over an embankment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
In 1981 lawyer Roger Fisher came up with a nuclear arms protocol (Fisher Protocol) where the code to fire nuclear weapons would be inside a small capsule implanted near the heart of a willing volunteer who would have to carry a butcher knife with him. independent.ie/world-news…
A 7-year-old boy named Zhenya Tabakov was posthumously awarded Russia’s Order of Courage. He died defending his older sister from being assaulted by a criminal in their home. Zhenya stabbed him with a kitchen knife and he let his sister go. She ran for help. The criminal stabbed Zhenya 8 times. real-life-heroes-and-good…
Hershey's designed a customized chocolate bar for the troops during WW2 called "D ration bar". It was so thick that soldiers had to shave slices off with a knife before chewing on it. By the end of the war, more than 3 billion ration bars had been produced. history.com/news/hersheys…
A few months before the murders O.J. Simpson had received "a fair amount of" military training – including use of a knife – for a pilot for Frogmen an β€œA Team type of series” where he holds a knife to the throat of a woman in one scene en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._…
Today I learned about Jan Baalsrud, a Norwegian who took 11 commandos into the fjords aboard a fishing boat full of explosives to sabotage the Nazi's. His feet froze solid and an avalanche buried him. He used a knife to amputate his frostbitten toes. His escape made him into a Norwegian national folk hero nytimes.com/2016/03/20/ma…
The bulk of quotations in the Oxford English Dictionary were contributed by a murderer who severed his own penis, using a knife he had employed in his work on the dictionary. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The phrase "the buck stops here" originates from the game of poker during the American Frontier. A marker, such as a knife with a buckhorn handle, would signify the dealer for each round. If they refused the responsibility, they could pass the "buck" to the next player. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Snails/slugs can effortlessly glide over sharp edge of a knife or a razor without harming itself roaring.earth/snails-and-…
Snails, which are hermaphrodites, have sex by first stabbing each other with a tiny spike called a love dart, which determines who is more likely to be the 'male' in the exchange (the better stabber). Scaled to human size, the dart would be a 15-inch knife. kqed.org/science/1446777/…
In 1981 a man named Roger Fischer had an idea for a volunteer to have ICBM launch codes put in their chest cavity. In the event of an emergency, the volunteer would carry a knife to be killed with. It was meant to force the personal killing of one man to start the impersonal killing of millions. boingboing.net/2015/12/11…
A man was stabbed to death by a chicken wielding a knife while spectating an illegal cockfight in 2011 theregister.com/2011/02/0…
Orson Welles stabbed Joseph Holland on stage during a production of Caesar (1938). Welles played Brutus with a real knife, which reflected the stage lights more dramatically than a prop en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cae…
That, in 1913, a Nebraska man took a butcher knife and threatened to kill his wife and newborn son. The mother left him, remarried, and had the boy's name changed to that of his step-father. The boy, now known as Gerald Ford, later went on to become the 38th President of the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
A woman in Mexico named Ines Ramirez performed a C-section on herself after hours of painful contractions. Fearing that her baby would be stillborn, she drank 2 cups of high-proof alcohol and used a kitchen knife to make the incision. Both the mother and the baby survived. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The lead knife-fighting dancer from the "Beat It" videoclip went on to be director of the award-winning kid's movie "In Search of Dr Seuss". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Why paper cuts are so painful is b/c at a microscopic level, paper is actually quite rough. A knife makes a straight cut, but paper acts like a saw blade and does more damage to cells and nerve endings. Paper also leaves behind tiny fibres and chemical residues, irritating the wound even more. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
'Passing the Buck' comes from using a buckhorn handled knife to designate the next dealer in a poker game; a player could decline the deal and 'pass the buck' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
Today I learned about a woman born without a vagina that gave oral sex before a knife fight, was impregnated by a stab wound from the knife, and gave birth to a baby boy via c-section. discovermagazine.com/the-…
The Sheriff of Hillsborough County Florida (which includes Tampa) has a son who was sentenced to two years in jail for attacking someone with a knife. The son is an aspiring rapper named Zchronik and his last song β€œSlash Yo Face” was played as evidence before the court. tampabay.com/news/breakin…
Cassius Marcellus Clay was a farmer, politician and abolitionist from Kentucky. After being shot in an assassination attempt, Clay killed his would-be assassin with a Bowie knife. Clay would later successfully fight off six attackers at once following a speech for the abolition of slavery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…

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