All US military rations come with a packet of Tabasco sauce, which was introduced by CEO Walter Mcilhenny, a former general in the military during WWII taskandpurpose.com/histor…
Viruses are not alive because they do not have cells, they cannot turn food into energy, and without a host they are just inert packets of chemicals. Then I learned they are not exactly dead, either: They have genes, they reproduce, and they evolve through natural selection. discovermagazine.com/envi…
Silica gel packets are stamped with "DO NOT EAT" to prevent people from choking on the packet. Otherwise it's non-toxic (although still not food so don't eat it). poison.org/articles/2013-…
In Austria people get 14 pay packets per year. The 13th and 14th are payed in Summer and at Christmas, so you get double pay for the holidays. globalization-partners.co…
Louis Armstrong was a fan of the laxative Swiss Kriss and would pass out packets to people he encountered. Armstrong also appeared on cards he made to send friends; the cards had a picture of him sitting on a toilet with the slogan "Satch says, 'Leave it all behind ya!'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
In 2012 the University of Chicago received a package for "Henry Jones Jr" (Indiana Jones). Inside a replica of Indiana's notebook. Turned out that someone had ordered it online, it fell out the packet and a postal worker assumed the name/address on the notebook was the intended recipient en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
There is a standard for sending internet packets using people and flags tools.ietf.org/html/rfc48…
The Bucket Orchid flower attracts orchid bees with a scent, & traps them in their β€œbucket”, the only escape is through a space where the flower grips the bee and glues pollen packets to their back to produce more bucket orchids. britannica.com/plant/buck…
Quaker Oats 35% Less Sugar Oatmeal contains 35% less oatmeal per packet, despite being the same price as the regular version latimes.com/food/sns-dail…
The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, was so frugal that he would regularly pocket salt and pepper packets at restaurants, reuse teabags, and drove a 1993 Volvo. He was worth $58.7 billion at the time of his death en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ing…
Ramen noodles themselves are vegetarian, but the little seasoning packets are usually not. The one major exception to this rule is Top Ramen brand Oriental flavor, which contains no animal ingredients at all thespruceeats.com/are-ram…
ALOHAnet was the first computer network in the world to use randomized packet access to a shared medium and heavily influenced the development of modern protocols such as ethernet spectrum.ieee.org/the-ins…
A human cell can hold 75MB of information. A single sperm holds around 37.5MB of DNA data. An ejaculation contains an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 Terrabytes of data. This is a bandwidth of roughly 1.4TB/s to 2.2TB/s assuming an up-time of 5 seconds and no packet loss. tomshardware.com/uk/news/…
A packet of cigarettes in Australia will cost $40 by 2020 independent.co.uk/news/wo…
One explanation why the Sun’s corona is confusingly much hotter than its surface, a long standing mystery, is packets of very hot material called "heat bombs" that travel from the surface into the sun’s atmosphere before exploding and releasing their heat. spaceplace.nasa.gov/sun-c…
Today I learned of eight deaths related to ingesting liquid laundry packets (i.e. Tide Pods) in the U.S. between 2012 and early 2017 that have been reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, only two of the cases were actually children, with six of them being adults with dementia. consumerreports.org/laund…
Astronaut Ron Evans spent more time in lunar orbit than anyone else alive. Evans also lost his scissors. Each crew member was assigned a pair, and they were crucial as Evans needed them to rip open food packets. He would be alone in orbit for days while his two crewmates were on the surface space.com/20788-ron-evans…
When Republican senator, Jesse Helms submitted a 300 page packet to the Senate alleging Martin Luther King Jr. had ties to Communists in an effort to oppose establishing MLK Day, Democratic senator, Daniel Moyniham responded to the "packet of filth" by stomping on it in front of the Senate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Nowadays, it’s rare to be served really hot mustard in restaurants, and mustard in jars and packets is rarely very spicy. The sinus-burning condiment once served at Chinese restaurants was just brown mustard seeds ground to a powder and mixed with a little water just before serving chowhound.com/food-news/1…
A grandma accidentally sent 2 adults and 3 children to the hospital when she made them cocoa with packets that had expired in 1990. theguardian.com/world/201…
There was a trend in China where shoppers would relieve stress by crushing packets of cookies or instant noodles, causing losses for supermarket owners asiancorrespondent.com/20…
The rap group Digital Underground's song "Sex Packets" was inspired by a friend who seriously wanted to invent a psychedelic sex drug for astronauts theawl.com/2010/12/reveal…
Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil. Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima. Almost 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds have been sold to the people of the city. japantoday.com/category/n…
Potato chip packets are made noisy to make you think the chips are crunchier. There is no reason in terms of product preservation for the noisy packets. news.com.au/lifestyle/foo…
During prohibition in the US, merchants sold "bricks" of grape concentrate with a packet of dried yeast. These would come with a "warning label" cautioning not to mix the brick, yeast, water and sugar in a pot and then seal it for seven days, or else "an illegal alcoholic beverage will result". books.google.com/books?id…
Silica gel packets are only stamped with "DO NOT EAT" to prevent people from choking on the packet. It's otherwise non-toxic (although still not food so don't eat it). poison.org/articles/2013-…
Between 2014 and 2016 an Australian electrician bunked off work roughly 140 times to play golf, covering his tracks using a crisp packet as a Faraday cage to block an electronic tracker that would have pinpointed his location. theweek.co.uk/90003/elect…
The color of packets for artificial sweeteners tells you what kind of sweetener it is. Blue for Aspartame, Pink for Saccharin, Yellow for Sucralose, and Green for Stevia. myrecipes.com/extracrispy…
Centipedes don't have sex. Instead they leave packets of their sperm, called spermatophore, around for females to find. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
The reason there's a lot of "air" in chip packets is because the "air" is nitrogen, which keeps the chips from becoming unfit for consumption due to oxygen in the air, making the chips rancid. today.com/food/why-there-…
There are people who seriously collect vintage Kool-Aid packets thetakeout.com/inside-bla…
Small packets in beef jerky are not moisture absorbers but oxygen absorbers to prevent oxidation of fat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Those "do not eat" packets found in dry packaged foods, medicine, and clothes are non-toxic meaning that it is not poisonous if eaten. It says 'do not eat' because it's a choking hazard. ncpoisoncenter.org/Types-…
The first product to have a barcode included was a packet of Wrigley's Gum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
-The first potato chips available to the general public were unsalted and came with a small salt packet. After a flavoring process was invented, the first commercially available flavor in the world was Cheese and Onion in 1954. huffpost.com/entry/joe-sp…
Loud Chips Packets are a marketing ploy & were designed to trick your Brain to associate it with freshness & crispness.. news.com.au/lifestyle/foo…
In 1998 the UK government limited the size of paracetamol (acetaminophen) packets to a maximum of 32 for pharmacy sales, or 16 for non-pharmacy sales, in a bid to curb the number of suicide attempts via paracetamol overdose, and research suggests that it may have been successful nhs.uk/news/medication/sm…
Despite having a net worth of over $50 Billion, IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad still drives a '93 Volvo. He also recycles tea bags and takes salt & pepper packets from restaurants when dining. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ing…
Silica gel packets are labeled "DO NOT EAT" because they present a choking hazard, and that the silica gel is actually chemically inert/nontoxic. illinoispoisoncenter.org/…
In 2014, three mycologists (fungus experts) from Kew Gardens in England, analysed the DNA of a supermarket packet of dried porcini mushrooms and found three species unknown to science. kew.org/discover/news/new…
In 1998, a group of hackers -- identified only by their "hacker names", including "Kingpin", "Mudge", and "Space Rogue" -- testified before a U.S. Senate committee. They described how they could take make the internet "unusable for the entire nation" with "just a few packets". youtube.com/watch?v=VVJld…
During the 1990s and early 2000s, it was technically infeasible to violate net-neutrality. First in 2003 with "deep packet inspection" was it possible en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net…
Hungry Jacks fast food outlet in Australia once designed "anti sea gull" chip packets because seaside locations had such a serious problem with chip theft. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
US Labeling Law allows any prepared food that is under 5 calories to be marked as 0 or "Calorie free". A packet of Splenda and a can of Diet Coke both have 4 calories. fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegu…
Sea-Monkeys appeared to "hatch instantly" when you emptied the egg packet into the water because the "Water Purifier" packet used 24 hours earlier also contained eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
A handful of McDonald’s ketchup packets a day WILL give you enough vitamin C to keep you from contracting scurvy slate.com/articles/health…
As an April fools prank Hot Wheels made wonder woman's invisible jet, it was nothing more than an empty Hot Wheels packet. However, there was so much demand for it they made it into a 'real' product. hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/…
A student from the Ukraine died from a piece of bubble gum that exploded in his mouth. He accidentally dipped the gum into a packet of explosive material, instead of citric acid. content.usatoday.com/comm…
British scientists found three previously unknown species of mushrooms in a commercial packet purchased from a small Chinese supermarket in London munchies.vice.com/article…
It would take about 732 quintillion packets of Kool-Aid and 91.5 quadrillion metric tons of sugar to turn the ocean into cheery Kool-Aid. wiki.answers.com/Q/How_ma…

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