In 1957 at an MLB game a woman was hit by a foul ball. It broke her nose. The game was paused as medics came to tend to her. As they carried her away on a stretcher, play resumed and a foul ball then struck her as she was being carried off by the medics. The second ball broke a bone in her knee. billy-ball.com/2010/04/de…
A stray cat Scarlett risked her life 5 times returning to the burning garage to save her kittens. She touched each of them with her nose to ensure they were all alive as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them. She collapsed unconscious after assuring they were all safe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sca…
During China’s Ming Dynasty, powdered smallpox scabs were blown up the noses of the healthy. The patients would then develop a mild case of the disease, & from then on were immune to it. Although the technique had a 0.5–2.0% mortality rate, it was better than the diseases 20–30% mortality rate. wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallp…
Your nose only breathes using one nostril at a time, and that the nostril in use switches every few hours. This "nasal cycle" is dictated by the same system that regulates heart rate and other unconscious bodily functions and is the reason why only one nostril gets stuffy at a time. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
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/…
A constant runny nose with a sweet rather than salty taste is likely to be cerebro-spinal fluid, not mucus. pgblazer.com/cerebrospina…
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…
Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe owned roughly one percent of all the money in Denmark, wore a nose made of gold after losing his own in a duel and had a pet moose that he sent out to attend parties in his place until it one night got so drunk that it fell down a flight of stairs and broke its neck mentalfloss.com/article/5…
When we breathe through our nose, we always inhale more air from one nostril than with the other one β€” and this changes every 15 minutes independent.co.uk/news/we…
Mozart's letters and compositions are sometimes profoundly scatological ("by the love of my skin, I shit on your nose, so it runs down your chin") en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moz…
Hellen Keller learned to recognize and reproduce speech by putting her fingers on the throat, lips, and nose of the speaker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad…
When a male giraffe is looking to impregnate a female, it brushes her read end with his nose to prompt urination. When she starts to pee, the male tastes the urine so he can the detect hormones that confirm whether she is ready to mate. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
A dog's nose being wet and cool is a sign of good health is a common misconception. Many dogs can be sick and still have a wet nose, and other dogs can be healthy and still have a dry nose. thesprucepets.com/feeling…
Today I learned about Mimizuka, a monument in Kyoto dedicated to the sliced off noses of killed Korean soldiers and civilians taken as war trophies. atlasobscura.com/places/m…
Today I learned of the Montparnasse derailment in Paris. A train entered the station too fast, crashed through a wall, and fell 33 feet before landing on its nose and killing a woman standing below. A guard was fined 25 francs as he'd been preoccupied with paperwork and failed to apply the emergency handbrake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The groove between the nose and upper lip is called the philtrum. The groove is a reminder of time spent in your mother's womb. The two sides of your face develop independently and come to meet in the middle of your face creating the philtrum. medicaldaily.com/developm…
Sharks are called "swimming noses" because 2/3 of their brains are olfactory lobes. They can smell blood in water at 1 part per million from hundreds of meters away. But their sense of taste isn't linked to their nose and is not as developed, so often they bite once then decide not to kill. animals.howstuffworks.com…
Nose and Ears are the only two body parts that in human body that doesn't stop growing, even after the growth of the rest of body parts comes to a halt. thehealthy.com/ear-nose-t…
Terry Kneiss studied/memorized the prices in every episode of the Price is Right, got on the show, and became the first player in 38 years to name the price of the Showdown Showcase right on the nose. Host Drew Carey was so shaken and certain Kneiss had cheated, his reaction was markedly subdued urbo.com/content/this-guy…
Much like human fingerprints, no two dog noses are the same; Canada has used this to identify specific dogs if the nose print is registered with the Canadian Kennel Club richellusa.com/nose-print…
The little white/skin colored bumps you see around eyes, nose, cheeks, or seen on the forehead are not acne. They are called milia which is trapped dead skin. They can't be treated or prevented. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
Today I learned of japanese nose tombs that contain up to 20 thousand pickled noses taken from dead Koreans 400 years ago as war trophies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nos…
In the famous upside down kiss scene from Sam Raimi's Spiderman (2002) Toby Maguire almost drowned. The large droplets of water kept running into his upside down nose and he couldn't breathe through his mouth because it was in Kirsten Dunst's mouth. cbr.com/spider-man-sam-ra…
Dogs have an extra sense in their nose that allows them to sense heat from nearby objects, acting like a thermal sensor. newatlas.com/biology/dogs…
The reason your nose gets stuffy when you cry is because your Lacrimal gland drains your tears out to your nose imaios.com/en/e-Anatomy/A…
Polyps inside nasal passages obstruct the flow of air, make the nose feel stuffy, and can decrease sense of smell. A nasal spray containing corticosteroids can shrink polyps and prevent them from returning health.harvard.edu/a_to_z…
Lee Van Cleef (The Bad from the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) refused to do surgery to have his nose softened and was typecast as a villain as a result. After a decade of this his role in Sergio Leone's "For a Few Dollars More" finally broke him out of the typecast and launched him to fame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee…
Men may have larger noses than women because they generally have more muscle, demanding larger noses to breathe in more oxygen nbcnews.com/healthmain/it…
We breathe (mostly) out of only one nostril at a time, alternating (on average) every 2.5 hours. This is controlled via turbinates--small structures inside the nose which consist of bony projections covered by erectile tissue--filling one side with blood, while shunting blood away in the other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
A roman scholar predicted microbiology over 2000 years ago, writing "there are bred certain minute creatures which cannot be seen by the eyes, but which float in the air and enter the body through the mouth and nose and cause serious diseases." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Since Mount Rushmore is carved out of solid granite, which erodes 1 inch every 10,000 years, the basic shape of the faces will last up to 7 million years (though their noses will only last 2 million) travelsouthdakota.com/tri…
Every dog nose is unique, just like a fingerprint. akc.org/expert-advice/lif…
Today I learned about β€œCraniofacial Duplication”, a rare condition in which a person is born with two sets of lips and eyes, as well as 2 noses! news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south…
Out of about 550 people who have been to space, only three have actually died there. In 1971, the Soyuz 11 cabin depressurized at an altitude of 104 miles. When unsuspecting recovery crews opened the capsule, they found the cosmonauts dead inside, with blood streaming from their noses and ears. astronomy.com/news/2019/1…
People with sensitive noses are capable of smelling when it's about to rain due to atmospheric chemicals reacting and creating ozone, which has a pungent, sweet smell. scientificamerican.com/ar…
President Lyndon Johnson was known for his vulgar behaviour. He would burp, fart, pick his nose, and scratch his crotch in front of people. He would also openly urinate in front of others, including in front of a reporter at his ranch. He also harassed women about their weight and looks. nationalpost.com/opinion/…
J.P. Morgan was sensitive about his nose- it was inflamed and purple due to rhinophyma. He hated being photographed and always made sure photographers touched up his nose. He lashed out at anyone who tried to photograph him in public, and would hit them with his cane. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
Research found that students touched their faces around 23 times an hour. 44% of face-touching involved contact with mucus membranes. Of mucus membrane touching, 36% involved the mouth, 31% involved the nose, and 27% involved the eyes, with 6% being a combination of these. ajicjournal.org/article/S…
Stephen King would do so much cocaine he had to stuff cotton up his nose to stop blood from dripping on his typewriter. detoxtorehab.com/celebrit…
The distinctive nose of the Shinkansen 500 bullet train prevents sonic booms whenever it exits a tunnel and was discovered when scientists studied the shape of a kingfisher's beak to learn how it hit the water at high speed greenbiz.com/blog/2012/10…
Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (famous for his pet moose and metal nose) was kidnapped when he was two years old by his uncle. Despite Tycho's parents knowing about this, and them being nobles of phenomenal influence, they did nothing about this, and let his uncle keep him. famousscientists.org/tych…
If you put garlic on your foot and wait an hour, you’ll be able to taste and smell the garlic. This is due to a molecule called Allicin, which can permeate the skin in your feet and travel through your blood all the way to your mouth and nose. popsci.com/you-can-taste-…
Pilots departing from California's John Wayne Airport are required by law to cut their engines and pitch nose down shortly after takeoff for about 6 miles in order to reduce noise in the residential area below. avgeekery.com/whats-rolle…
Today I learned about Project Pigeon where psychologist B.F. Skinner developed pigeon-guided missiles for World War II. He put pigeons in the nose cones of missiles and trained them to peck at targets. It was effective but never got off the ground because nobody took them seriously and radar became popular. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._…
Tycho Brahe, the famed Danish astronomer noted for the accuracy of his observations, had a pet elk who died after consuming too much beer and falling down the stairs. Brahe also lost part of his nose after a sword duel with his third cousin over which of them was the superior mathematician. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyc…
Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Rather than bones, sharks have a skeleton made of cartilage . Cartilage is the same type of tough, flexible tissue that makes up human ears and noses. youtu.be/U4b-Mv_3e4U
During the long winter of 1886, horses and cattle on the Great Plains died when their breaths froze over the ends of their noses, making it impossible for them to breathe. amhistory.si.edu/ourstory…
Astronomer Tycho Brahe got into a drunken duel with his cousin over who was the better mathematician, and as a result of the duel had to wear a prosthetic nose. io9.gizmodo.com/the-crazy…
The nose of a starnosed mole has 22 hypersensitive tentacles covered with 25,000 sensory receptors. The tentacles allow this type of mole to find, identify, and determine if something is edible in a quarter of a second. The tentacles allow the mole to smell underwater. sciencenetlinks.com/blog/…
When you cry your nose runs because the tears drain into your eyes and out your nose. self.com/story/the-real-r…
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was first published as a giveaway for the department store Montgomery Ward in 1939. The story was initially rejected because, in 1930s pop culture, a bright red nose was closely associated with chronic alcoholism and drunkards. wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolp…
In 36 BCE, Roman statesman Marcus Varro wrote about germs, describing "minute 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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
Only 3 people have technically died in space. In 1971, the Soyuz 11 crew was killed at an altitude of 104 miles when the cabin depressurized. The re-entry seemed to go off without a hitch. But recovery crews quickly discovered the crew inside dead, with blood streaming from their noses and ears. astronomy.com/news/2019/1…
Natural gas, propane, etc don't really have a smell of their own. A chemical called methanethiol is added as a safety measure because it is detectable by the human nose at incredibly small concentrations. It is also partially responsible for the smell of bad breath and flatulence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
In 1926 Anglo-Irish woman Violet Gibson attempted to assassinate Benito Mussolini. However, the first shot only hit his nose and the gun misfired when the attempted a second. She was released without charge, deported to the Britain and spent the rest of her life in a mental asylum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
There's a name for those moments you smell something really bad but nothing bad is around and the only explanation is that it's coming form the inside of your nose and it's called Phantosmia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pha…
One of the reasons a dog's nose is wet is because the mucus on a dog’s nose absorbs scent chemicals, which a dog can then sample in the olfactory glands on the roof of his mouth. caninejournal.com/why-are…
The atomic-bomb-carrying 509th Composite Group named many of their planes after their special mission: Strange Cargo, Up An' Atom, Necessary Evil, Some Punkins. They also had special tail markings but it was replaced for operational security reasons. Their famous nose art was mostly added after. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/509…
In 2018 65,000 American teenagers had cosmetic surgery with the most common being Nose Reshaping and Breast Augmentation plasticsurgery.org/docume…
Most people only breathe through one nostril at a time because of erectile tissue in your nose. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Astronauts have a device called a Valsalva installed into their helmet to allow them to block their noses so they can equalize the pressure in their ears (the valsalca manoeuvre) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
The Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is a small semiaquatic, globally threatened mammal related to moles and shrews which inhabits Spain, Portugal, Andorra and the French Pyrenees. The desman has webbed feet and a very sensitive and elongated nose which it uses to find its invertebrate prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
The red-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) lives in the Galapagos. It has large, pouting red lips, uses its fins to walk or scurry along the sea floor, and has an illicium in the center of its head that resembles a human nose. The standard lifespan is 12 years. theverge.com/2016/6/12/11…
Selfies distort the face and can make the nose appear 30% larger than the rest of the face, and is linked to a rise in patients seeking nose jobs because they say their noses looked too big in their selfies vox.com/science-and-healt…
Ross Perot had a Sesame Street character named "H. Ross Parrot." When asked to comment Perot said, "1) the nose is too small. 2) it's not a real Texas accent. 3) my family loves it, my grandchildren love it." and ""I'm sure that parrot thinks he's much better looking than I am." muppet.fandom.com/wiki/H.…
Our nose and our ears get bigger with age, but not because they are growing - because of gravity and the breakdown of collagen flushinghospital.org/news…
A man blew a small hole in his throat by holding his nose & closing his mouth while sneezing. He was in hospital for 2 weeks. Doctors suggest you should always let a sneeze rip edition-m.cnn.com/2018/01…
Some reindeer really do have red noses like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The color is due to an extremely dense array of blood vessels, packed into the nose in order to supply blood and regulate body temperature in extreme environments. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The world's longest place name is a hill located in New Zealand that translates to "the place where Tamatea, the man who had big knees, the climber of mountains, the slider, the land-swallower that traveled about, played the nose flute that he had to the loved ones." The name is in the comments. worldatlas.com/articles/t…
As PSA flight 182 was heading nose down into the ground at 300 miles per hour, 4 seconds before impact the captain announced on the cabin speakers: "Brace yourself" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA…
Super-coyotes (coywolves) are an example of Darwinism at work. They're more dangerous than coyotes and they're happening right under our noses. windsorstar.com/entertain…
Rhino horns are actually made up of hair grown tightly packed on their nose and joined together by a glue like secretion nature.com/articles/s4159…
If you put your head under water in Kerosene Creek , a hot spring in New Zealand, its possible for amoebas in the water to get into your nose. They then pass through your nerves into your brain. Once they are in your brain they eat your neurons and you eventually die. Death is almost guaranteed. youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7uq…
A study filmed people sitting in a room. Of 153 subjects, 85 touched their nose with their hand at least once. They then recorded the nasal airflow of 33 additional subjects and found that when a hand was at the vicinity of the nose, nasal airflow more than doubled over baseline. elifesciences.org/article…
Link, from The Legend Of Zelda, was originally intended to have a button nose similar to Mario, but the wife of game designer Yoshiaki Koizumi convinced him to change it to a sharper one because she thought Nintendo didn't have enough handsome characters. zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned of the Mistel, a WWII Nazi "drone" containing a shaped explosive in the nose come. It was carried by a fighter and dropped to glide to the target. It wasn't terribly successful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
Davinder Singh of New Delhi, India broke a Guinness World Record in 2017 for typing fast with his nose, managing to type a 17-word English sentence in just over 40 seconds. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
We can see the shadows of the capillaries in our eyes. Our brains just ignore them because they offer no useful information to us (kind of like how you don't see your nose unless you focus on it.) This is called the Troxler Effect. I linked a procedure you can follow to see the shadows yourself. aao.org/museum-education-…
Aircraft have a strong tendency to nose down as they approach supersonic speeds. It is called Mach Tuck and early planes lacked the ability to counter this and would enter uncontrollable dives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Nasal sebum, the grease from the surface of the nose, can be used as a lubricant and to break down the head on beer (or other drinks). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nas…
The famous fake-nose-and-mustache glasses aren't just a random choice of things to disguise your face with, it depicts the face of actor and comedian Groucho Marx, whose mustache and eyebrows weren't real either. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
Bloodhounds (a.k.a. nose with a dog attached), have 230 million olfactory cells – 40 times that of humans. Because of their sense of smell, their evidence is admissible in the court of law. Bloodhound, Nick Carter, led to the capture and conviction of more than 600 criminals throughout his life. pbs.org/wnet/nature/under…
Our nose is always in our field of vision, our brain has just learned to ignore it because it's not useful information. This ability to filter unnecessary information is known as "unconscious selective attention". factualfacts.com/you-can-…
Sperm has olfactory receptors (can smell, just like our nose). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The marine iguana, a Galapagos Islands reptile which swims in the ocean, deals with salt intake by "sneezing" it out its nose en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Robin Williams accidentally broke Robert De Niro's nose in the 1990 movie Awakenings. But De Niro was actually fine with it. He broke his nose back in the 1980 movie Raging Bull, so breaking it again in the other direction straightened it out. people.com/movies/robin-w…
There is a monument in Kyoto Japan called the Ear Mound. It consists of Ears and Noses of Chinese and Koreans killed by the Japanese in the late 1500's. Its estimated there are 38,000 Korean noses in this Ear Mound memorial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mim…
A chiral pair of molecules have the same components but are mirror images in terms of geometry, making them smell different to the human nose. For example, spearmint and caraway are the same molecules in composition, but their shapes create different odors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Elephant shrews were called that because they are shrews with flexible noses like an elephant, but genetic analysis discovered they are not true shrews and are actually more closely related to elephants wikipedia.org/wiki/Elepha…
Philadelphia outfielder Richie Ashburn once fouled off 14 pitches in a row. One foul bowl struck a woman, breaking her nose. While being carried off the field, she was struck by another foul ball hit by Richie during the same at-bat. athlonsports.com/mlb/what…
Peanuts characters Snoopy and WoodstockΒ΄s fifty two year friendship began when Woodstock and his brother hatched from eggs in a nest that their mother made on top of SnoopyΒ΄s belly, a year later in 1967, Woodstock came back to perch on SnoopyΒ΄s nose, thus beginning their long fellowship. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
The Boeing 737Max was fitted with a larger engine to be more fuel efficient, however the top of the engine would be bit above the wing; the nose would point too far up in full thrust during take off, so a new Software system MCAS was introduced. This seems to cause the 2 disastrous crashes. youtu.be/H2tuKiiznsY
After years of inbreeding by kennel clubs, modern bulldogs' noses are so squashed they can barely breathe, their heads are so big they almost always have to be born via C-section. Their tails can become ingrown, they all have hip dysplasia, and their average life expectancy is 6 years. nytimes.com/2011/11/27/ma…
Many people carry staph bacteria either on the surface of their skin or in their nose, and in most cases it does not cause any problems. In most cases people can avoid developing a staph skin infection through basic hygiene healthdirect.gov.au/staph…
Your nose is always visible to you. Your mind ignores it through a process called Unconscious Selective Attention. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Our brains congest and decongest our nostrils, changing our dominant nose hole every few hours. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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…
Today I learned about White-Nose Syndrome an emerging disease in North American bats which has resulted in the dramatic decrease of the bat population in the United States and Canada. youtube.com/watch?v=MQtrD…
Horses physically can't breathe through their mouths. Only through their noses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…

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