In 2018, doctors found that a patient, Kendra Jackson, had a leaky brain for 5 years. After an accident in 2013, she had a daily runny nose for years and suffered headaches. She lost half a pint of brain fluid a day through her nose. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Today I learned of Duncan Hamilton, a racing driver who was disqualified from Le Mans in 1953 due to a technicality. He went to a bar and got drunk, but was told he had been reinstated in the race shortly after. During the race he drank brandy on pitstops, hit a bird at 130mph that broke his nose, and then won. motorsportmagazine.com/ar…
In 2014, Pope Francis said he would baptise Aliens if they asked. He did not want to close doors to green Martians with "long noses and big ears". In 2010, a papal astronomer also said he would baptise Aliens if they asked, he said "Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul.” independent.co.uk/news/wo…
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…
Nose jobs were performed in ancient India. The earliest example was in 6th century B.C. where a piece of the patient's cheek was used to fashion a new nose. Nose jobs didn't become normal in the west until syphilis came about as advanced syphilis leaves a hole in the sufferer's face/nose. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Brian Blessed once punched a polar bear in the face. On an expedition to the magnetic North Pole, a polar bear tore into his tent and stuck it's head in. Not wanting anyone to shoot it, he bellowed in the bear's face and punched it on the nose, causing it to flee. This saved the bear's life. youtube.com/watch?v=izTyF…
Byzantine Emperor Justinian II was called "the slit-nosed". After he was deposed in 695, his nose was cut off, to prevent him from seeking the throne again - tradition prevented mutilated people from Imperial rule. He replaced his nose with a solid golden prosthesis, and in 705 retook the throne en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus…
Nose prints can be used to identify dogs in the same way that fingerprints can be used to identify humans. geographyrealm.com/tracki…
Male hummingbirds use their tail feathers, not their voice, to make their loud high pitched mating call. The birds climb high into the air and then nose-dive, making sharp squeaks or trills to impress watching females. sciencemag.org/news/2011/…
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…
Today I learned of a 18th century North American fighting style called Gouging, that emphasized brutal bodily mutilation. Eye-gouging was considered the ultimate way of winning the honor-bound duel. Ears, noses, lips, fingers, and genitals were also targeted to maximize the opponent's disfigurement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gou…
In a study of rhinotillexomania (compulsive nose-picking) in adolescents, almost the entire sample admitted to nose picking, with a median frequency of 4 times per day; the frequency was 20+ times per day in 7.6% of the sample. Nearly 17% considered that they had a serious nose-picking problem pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
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…
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…
Even though our nose is ALWAYS in our vision, our brain filters it out because it’s not information you need to function on a day to day basis. ceenta.com/news-blog/why-…
Frenchman Sam Burnett claimed Jim Morrison died on a toilet after putting heroin up his nose & then his large corpse was secretly carried to a car & driven to the bathtub place. seattletimes.com/entertai…
In endometriosis it is possible for uterine tissue to implant in nasal tissue causing menstrual nose bleeds pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
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…
Sometimes premature babies and people that aren’t able to swallow are fed through their nose healthline.com/health/nas…
The smallest chameleon is known as Brookesia micra which was discovered in 2012 in Nosy Hara, Madagascar. It is so tiny it can perch on the matchstick head. An adult (both M/F) will grow to only about 1 inch (25.4mm) from nose to tail. The species is considered extremely threatened due scientificamerican.com/ar…
Today I learned of the father of extreme sports, Daniel Canary, was featured in a 1883 article describing his "fancy riding" where he did the first documented wheelies, nose wheelies and dark side bike flips. Center column towards the middle of the newspaper article. chroniclingamerica.loc.go…
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…
Today I learned of George Parrott also known as Big Nose George, was a cattle rustler and highwayman in the American Wild West in the late 19th century. His skin was made into a pair of shoes after his lynching and part of his skull was used as an ashtray. legendsofamerica.com/wy-b…
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…
In 1692, an 80yo Livonian farmer came to court as a witness on a robbery case. Instead he ended up admiting that he was a werewolf. He would transform into a werewolf at night, travel to hell and fight evil witches. One of the witches was his neighbour, who broke his nose with his broomstick en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thi…
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…
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/…
John Osborne, the second state governor of Wyoming, wore human skin shoes made from "Big Nose" George Parrott to his inauguration wyohistory.org/encycloped…
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…
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…
Kleenex Tissues Were Originally Made For Gas Masks During WWI, Not For Blowing Your Nose. Some Nurses Also Found That They Were Also Able To Be Used As A Great Subsitute For Menstrual Pads wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleene…
A constant runny nose with a sweet rather than salty taste is likely to be cerebro-spinal fluid, not mucus. pgblazer.com/cerebrospina…
Pyroceram, the material used in the traditional "Casserole" dish by CorningWare, was discovered by accident, and was initially used as as material for the nose-cones of ballistic missiles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
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…
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…
The reason Mark Hamill looks different in β€˜Empire’ and β€˜Return’ is because had a car accident after filming β€œA New Hope” and needed cartilage from his ear to rebuild his nose. insider.com/the-empire-st…
Green dirt in the nose pads of eyeglasses aren't moss/fungus but due to the oxidation of a certain type of copper used in glasses pottglasses.com/green-dir…
Honeymoon Rhinitis is a condition that causes runny nose and nasal congestion during arousal and sex wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeym…
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…
In the 9th Century, the nuns in the St. Cyr Monastry in Marseille performed self-inflicted mutilations of the nose in the hope that they would be spared from sexual attacks. It worked but cost the lives of the nuns, all of whom were assassinated ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned that the artwork in the "my nose itches!" astronaut meme is a painting by astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission. alanbean.com/gallery2.cfm
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…
Nose jobs and skin graft surgeries performed as early as the 6th c. BCE in India columbiasurgery.org/news/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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