Lions don't eat hyenas after killing them. Some biologists believe that lions do not like the taste of hyena meat while some say it is because hyenas aren’t a nutritious diet for them. animalhype.com/mammals/do…
Dolphins sometimes play with Orcas, even though some Orcas eat Dolphins. Researchers believe this is because Orcas that eat red meat tend to avoid Orcas that only eat fish, so if they stay near the fish-eaters, they won't encounter the mammal-eaters. cbc.ca/news/technology/pa…
In 1953, Swanson overestimated the number of frozen turkeys that it would sell on Thanksgiving by 260 tons. The company decided to slice up the extra meat and repackage it--creating the first ever TV dinner. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The inventor of the Graham cracker, Sylvester Graham, spoke out against meat, alcohol, sex, warm baths, hard beds, and even store-bought bread. An angry mob of bakers and butchers once marched to the hotel he was lecturing at, only for his supporters to drop bags of lime on them from the roof. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
Meat Loaf has sold over 200,000 copies of his first album *Bat out of Hell* (1977) every year for the past 40 years, making it one of the most successful albums of all time. chartmasters.org/2018/06/…
Today I learned about Nutraloaf, a meat loaf found in prisons that is so bland that a court ruled that serving it to misbehaving prisoners is a "cruel and unsual punishment" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut…
Mass produced packaged dog food was invented in 1860. Canned food was introduced in 1922, it's main ingredient being horse meat. petfoodinstitute.org/pet-…
There are no such thing as kangaroo farms, all kangaroo meat served in grocery stores and restaurants around the world is sourced from wild populations choice.com.au/food-and-dr…
In 981 a hospital's location was chosen by hanging pieces of meat in several places for a few days and deciding in favor of the one where meat was found to be least infected en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bim…
Cannibalism itself isn't illegal in the US, it's just very difficult to get human meat legally. law.cornell.edu/wex/canni…
A 3600-year-old ancient Egyptian papyrus is the oldest known surgical text and contains the earliest recorded use of the word β€œbrain” and suggests using raw meat to stop bleeding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
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…
Most salami is totally uncooked. The uncooked meat is safe to consume because of salt, bacterial fermentation, and dryness. nonnabox.com/what-is-sala…
When Upton Sinclair published his landmark 1906 work "The Jungle” about the lives of meatpacking factory workers, he hoped it would lead to worker protection reforms. Instead, it lead to sanitation reforms, as middle class readers were horrified their meat came from somewhere so unsanitary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A fire destroyed several buildings, but left a Carl's Jr. unscathed. The Carl's Jr. employees began making 165 burgers for the firemen, but the heat from the grilling meat caught the restaurant on fire. pressdemocrat.com/article…
Hormel once sued Jim Henson alleging that Spa'am created a likelihood of confusion with Spam. Judge Kimba Wood wrote in her ruling, "Spam is a luncheon meat; Spa'am is the character of a wild boar in a Muppet motion picture. One might think that more need not be said." deseret.com/1995/9/23/191…
Today I learned about the Kentucky Meat Shower, an incident in which chunks of meat mysteriously fell from the sky in 1876. vice.com/amp/en/article/k…
In one story, St. Nicholas resurrected three children who were killed by a butcher that wanted to sell their meat as ham. St. Nicholas was able to tell that they weren't actually ham. io9.gizmodo.com/11-insane…
In 1872, a group of hunters in India captured and 'saved' a 6-year-old feral boy they saw trailing behind a pack of wolves in the forest. The boy only ate meat, despised wearing clothes, sharpened his teeth on bones and communicated in animal noises. He might've served as inspiration for Mowgli history.com/news/6-famous…
Each of the 33 men on the Lewis and Clark expedition ate 9 pounds of meat per day. (4 deer, or an elk and a deer, or one buffalo.) grandviewoutdoors.com/wil…
, Chicken meat was considered to be a delicacy up until the 1920's, and chickens weren't considered livestock thehappychickencoop.com/a…
The majority of coconuts are picked by trained monkeys. Most coconut oil and meat comes from Thailand where monkeys are used to climb trees and retrieve coconuts. Male monkeys on average get 1,600 coconuts a day, humans only get about 80. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Meat and tool use together formed the basis for the development of humans, Long before use of fire nature.com/articles/natur…
The largest battle of WW2 was known as the Rzhev Meat Grinder (РТСвская мясорубка), led to about 3 million casualties, but has been largely forgotten as it was inconclusive for both sides and overshadowed by Stalingrad. aif.ru/society/history/rz…
Today I learned about Vulture Bees. Bees that eat rotten meat and make meat honey from it, which is clear and sweet. the13thfloor.tv/2018/01/1…
: A lol of meat you buy in supermarket is halal but not labelled a such to avoid backslash from the consumer. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
North Koreans are especially proud of Kim Jong Il for his "inventions". One of them is the Gogigyeopbbang or double breaded meat, which is essentially a hamburger. theguardian.com/world/sho…
Meat Loaf (who was a vegetarian for 10 years) once asked about meeting singer and dedicated animals rights activist k.d. lang, but she refused because his stage name wasn't vegetarian friendly. ivu.org/people/music/meat…
In Kentucky, 1876, a woman making soap in her yard was surprised by chunks of meat falling from the sky. The cause of the Kentucky Meat Shower would elude experts at the time, many of whom felt it was probably bacteria. Eventually, the best guess became vulture vomit. blogs.scientificamerican.…
The most desired meat on Hispaniola hundreds of years ago was an extinct rat named the "Hispaniolan Edible Rat". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Vulture Bees substitute pollen for meat, but still make honey from nectar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
There's a (tiny) community of people who regularly consume rotten meat (on top of an entirely raw diet that eschews fruit) and believe it's a "healthy" diet. They call it "High Meat" as it apparently gives them a "tremendous viagra effect" from eating raw, rotten meat. weirduniverse.net/blog/co…
Weird Al wanted to make a parody of β€œLive and Let Die” titled β€œChicken Pot Pie”; but Paul McCartney refused because he is vegetarian, and couldn’t condone a song about eating meat. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
, to avert meat shortages during WWII, the US government hired a team of scientists (including anthropologist Margaret Mead) to encourage Americans to eat organ meats. The team rebranded organs as "variety meats" and produced cookbooks and classes to teach Americans to use them theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Although pandas have switched to a bamboo only diet for 2.4 million years, they have experienced little to no changes in their digestive system and are completely able to eat and digest meat. blogs.unimelb.edu.au/scie…
The Grasshopper Mouse survives on a meat-based diet and is not only immune to scorpion venom, but converts it into a pain killer. It is also known as the Werewolf Mouse because it howls to mark its territory. youtube.com/watch?v=1K9mO…
Guinea pigs "were originally domesticated as... a source of meat" and are important in traditional cooking of Peru --where they're called cuy. (Cuy asado is broiled Guinea pig.) A cathedral in Peru has a painting that "shows Christ and the 12 disciples dining on guinea pig" at The Last Supper. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
American Rapper Pusha T wrote the famous McDonald's jingle "I'm lovin it" in 2003 but does not own any of the publishing rights for it. He learned from his multi-million dollar mistake and now owns 40% of the publishing rights of the β€œWe have the meats" campaign from Arby's. genius.com/a/pusha-t-says…
Today I learned that "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was supposed to have been a Meat Loaf song. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Sausages have been commonly referred to as "dogs" since the 1800s due to a belief that sausage makers used dog meat in their sausages. Consumption of dog meat was common in Germany up to the early 1900s so these suspicion was "occasionally justified". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
When the medieval scholar Rhazes was tasked with choosing the location of a new hospital in Baghdad, he hung meat at points around the city, and chose the location where it rotted the slowest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
Due to dark chicken meat being disliked in the US, they export it to other countries that do prefer it such as Russia. Their trade with Russia began in 1991 after the fall of the USSR. The chicken legs became so popular that they're nicknamed "Bush legs" after then President Bush Sr. slate.com/human-interest/…
Not all sharks are exclusive meat eaters; most of a bonnethead shark's diet can be seagrass and it can digest the plant material almost as well as a green sea turtle. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
People can develop a severe allergy to red (mammal) meat after being bitten by the "Lone Star" Tick, which is endemic to the southeastern US. The tick bite transfers a sugar molecule called "Alpha-gal" into the person, which triggers the allergy. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Dark meat in chicken and turkey is the legs and thighs due to the protein myoglobin showing up in muscles that are predominately used, whereas the dark meat in a duck is in the breast meat. bestfoodfacts.org/differe…
The United States Department of Agriculture says the official definition of a sandwich is: β€œat least 35% cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread”. hot-dog.org/press/nationa…
Buccaneers got their name from the smoked meat that they ate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buc…
The Dorobo tribe of Kenya steal fresh meat from the mouths of lions. The method is thousands of years old; they find a pride that has had a fresh kill during daytime, then walk up to them while they’re feeding and cut off some meat. The lions are too startled to react and usually run away. youtube.com/watch?v=y3MTD…
Pandas cannot detect umami (a savory, meat-like taste) because their umami taste receptors don't work properly. This means they can't taste meatiness, and don't show a preference for meat. Scientists believe this explains their strict bamboo diet, despite being related to other carnivores. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Lorraine β€œMrs. Loud” Crosby, the female vocalist on Meat Loaf’s 1993 hit β€œI’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” finally released her debut solo album in 2008. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor…

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