The most recognazible symptom of rabies, hydrophobia, isn't specific to water but any liquid too, including the infected's own saliva. Being unable to swallow saliva, causes it to accumulate on the mouth, increasing the chances of the host spreading the virus through biting en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Today I learned about Benson rafts, huge rafts up to 1000 feet long made of thousands of logs lashed together that used to be floated across 1,100 miles of open ocean from the mouth of the Columbia River to San Diego as a cheaper alternative to sending the logs by rail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
On February 1997, a burglar named Santiago Alvarado fell head-first through the ceiling of a shop he was robbing and had his skull crushed by the flashlight he was holding in his mouth. independent.co.uk/news/be…
John Capenter's "The Thing" was the first movie in a Trilogy by Carpenter named "The Apocalypse Trilogy" all set in the same universe beginning with 'The Thing', followed by 'Prince of Darkness' and ending with 'In the Mouth of Madness'. theverge.com/2012/9/2/327…
The way a cat bares its front teeth and wrinkles its nose while smelling something is called the flehmen response, which helps draw the scent into its vomeronasal organ (extra olfactory organ above the roof of the mouth.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fle…
Today I learned of "Thumb Cribs", a metal device with crib-like bars fixed to the roof of a mouth to deter thumb sucking behaviors healthline.com/health/den…
During the last few months for jazz legend John Coltrane’s death, he would take the sax out of his mouth during performances and start beating his chest, chanting, yodeling, and screaming. Sometimes Coltrane felt like even his sax couldn’t truly express what he wanted to say. jazzwise.com/other/articl…
Farts can leak out through your mouth if you hold them in wlwt.com/article/farts-ca…
A Talkbox works by playing sound from the tube in the singers mouth and not the voice being sung down the tube. It requires no breath from the singer and theoretically there is no limit for the length of note. youtu.be/h_L5v9OTSxc
Claudius Drusus, the eldest son of the Roman emperor Claudius, died when he choked to death after he launched a pear into the air and it landed on his mouth (as thought by Suetonius) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
Narwhals have no teeth in their mouths; they have vestigial teeth inside their snouts, making their tusk their only developed and useful tooth insider.si.edu/2012/04/fo…
Helen Keller learned how to talk through the work of her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Sullivan taught her by placing one of Anne’s fingers over Sullivan’s throat, one over her mouth, and one on her nose so that she could feel the vibrations of all the different letters and replicate them herself sus.org/1930-rare-footage…
Today I learned about the Darwin's frog. The males of this small Chilean frog swallow the embryos to finish the tadpoles development inside their vocal sac. The "pregnant dad" does not eat for around six weeks until the froglets move to the mouth and get out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
People with pollen allergies can develop "oral allergy symptom" and have mildly allergic reactions to raw fruits/veggies with proteins similar to pollen, such as an itchy mouth/throat. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
"sussudio" was just a word that came out of Phil Collins' mouth when he was playing around with a drum machine. He wanted to replace it with another word in the actual song, but couldn't find the right one, so he just left it in the final lyrics and named the song "Sussudio". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
There is a Taiwanese dish called "Yin Yang fish". It consists of a whole fried fish whose head remains alive. The body is dipped into frying oil, while its head is protected. The fish is covered in sauce and served, with its mouth continuing to gasp, especially when irritated by the sauce en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin…
Cats have a second β€œnose” located in the roof of their mouth, called the vomeronasal organ to pick up pheromones for social, mating and territorial information. purina.co.uk/cats/key-lif…
Today I learned about Cristina Zenato, a professional diver in the Bahamas, who is known as the "Shark Whisperer", who likes to nuzzle sharks as if they were dogs or cats. She has so far removed over 300 hooks from sharks' mouths mensjournal.com/adventure…
Jellyfish have one hole for everything: they have a single "mouth" where they consume food, excrete waste, and reproduce. marinesciencetoday.com/20…
Sarah Biffin, a Victorian English painter born without arms and legs, learned to write, sew and paint with her mouth. Her miniature portraits at a traveling show impressed an Earl so much that he paid for her tutelage. She became very popular and even the Royal Family commissioned her work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Some moths don't have mouths and that they love beer nature.org/en-us/about-us…
Today I learned about "mango mouth"/allergy- The tingling from mangos isn't normal like with pineapples scientificamerican.com/ar…
A researcher has developed a handheld "lickable screen" device that, when inserted into your mouth, can recreate all taste sensations associated with food. It relies on electrolytes inserted into 5 gels controlling the intensity of the 5 basic flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, salt and umami. techxplore.com/news/2020-…
In 2015 a basketball player was found dead in her bed, the cause of death was ruled to be falling asleep with gum in her mouth and breathing it into her lungs nypost.com/2015/01/20/bas…
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…
The Eastern Hognose snake will flatten its head like a cobra, hiss, and pretend to strike if it feels threatened. If that doesn't work, it will flip onto its back, hang its tongue from its mouth, and play dead until the danger passes. abcnews.go.com/amp/US/nor…
In 36 BCE, Roman statesman Marcus Varro wrote about germs, describing β€œminute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, which…enter the body through the mouth and nose and there cause serious diseases.” The germ theory of disease would not be accepted widely for another 1,900 years. rcpe.ac.uk/heritage/histo…
There is a musical titled All Star: The Best Broadway Musical where the only song is "All Star" by Smash Mouth, performed in different styles and genres. polygon.com/2018/10/12/17…
In 20 AD, Claudius Drusus died while playing. He threw a pear up into the air, and when it came back down, he caught it in his mouth, but he choked on it, and died of asphyxiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cla…
The that the skull on the back of the moth that covers Clarice Starling's mouth in the Silence of the Lambs poster is made up of several tiny naked bodies moviemaker.com/11-silence…
You're not supposed to rinse out your mouth with water straight after toothbrushing because it washes away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, diluting and reducing its preventative effects. electricteeth.com/uk/rins…
Human anus are covered by cells similar to those in our mouth. Hence why spicy foods can burn down there just as much as in mouth. menshealth.com/health/a19…
An 9 foot alligator clamped onto the leg of 10-yr-old Florida girl Juliana Ossa. She thought of a plan she'd learned in "Gatorland" where she saw a guy wrestle a gator with its mouth taped. The situation was reversed, so Juliana stuck her fingers up the gator's nose, and it released her leg. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
The cause of Canker Sores or Ulcers in the mouth are not known. There is also no cure at this time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aph…
Adult mayflies have unusable mouths, their only purpose is to mate, then die. The adult female lives for less than five minutes. britannica.com/animal/may…
Tom Kenny was laughing so much during the recording of the Spongebob episode 'Sailor Mouth' that they had to record him while he lay on the floor of the sound booth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
Rinsing your mouth out with water immediately after brushing teeth is not advised as the water will wash away the concentrated fluoride in the remaining toothpaste, thus diluting the fluoride and reducing its preventive effects. nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-…
Mark Spitz, nine-time Olympic swimming champion, jokingly told a Russian journalist in 1972 that his moustache increased his speed in the water, deflecting water away from his mouth. By 1973 the Russian men’s swimming team had, according to Spitz, all grown moustaches. olympic.org/news/snapped-…
Today I learned about Circular breathing, a technique used by players of some wind instruments to produce a continuous tone without interruption. This is accomplished by breathing in through the nose while simultaneously pushing air out through the mouth using air stored in the cheeks. breathing.com/blogs/breat…
Only about 20-30% of the population has torus palatinus, "a harmless, painless bony growth located on the roof of the mouth (the hard palate). The mass appears in the middle of the hard palate and can vary in size and shape." healthline.com/health/tor…
Before the 20th century, instead of speech bubbles, they used "speech scrolls": wispy lines that connected first-person speech to the mouths of the speakers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Australia's Thorny Devil can gather water by standing in it, and through capillary action similar to plants can suck water up over its skin toward its mouth. phys.org/news/2016-11-tho…
Huy Fong Foods (maker of Sriracha) has never advertised its products and doesn't employ a single salesperson β€” all their success is based on word of mouth. huyfong.com/history/
Today I learned of Hallucigenia, the prehistoric worm which was accidentally reconstructed both upside-down and backwards. What turned out to be its legs were thought to be tentacles, each with a separate mouth on the end. The location of its actual mouth is unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
In Saskatchewan during the great depression a grasshoppers swarm hit and a man in a dentist chair almost got choked to death while his mouth was open. esask.uregina.ca/entry/gr…
Male cichlids have oval-shaped dots on their anal fins called egg-spots used to trick females who are carrying unfertilised eggs in their mouth to think they’ve dropped some. The female will then place her mouth to the anal fin and receive a load blown into her face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cic…
If you rub a piece of garlic on your foot, you will taste it in your mouth about an hour later. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
Cats have an extra scent organ called the Jacobson's organ (vomeronasal sac) behind their teeth in the roof of their mouth. That's why they open their mouth when smelling sometimes. canidae.com/blog/2016/08/…
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…
Farmers in Africa use beehives to protect their crops from the largest and arguably most destructive crop pest in Africa: the elephant. Bees can’t sting through their thick hides but they can sting sensitive areas like the eyes, mouth, and inner trunk - they hear the hive buzzing and flee. thisiscolossal.com/2015/1…

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