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…
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-…
There is a standard for sending internet packets using people and flags tools.ietf.org/html/rfc48…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The colored beads in Silica Gel packets are a humidity indicator. If the beads are blue or orange the silica gel can still adsorb more moisture. If the beads are pink or green, then the silica gel is spent and can adsorb no more moisture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
Korean college students once protested against the amount of air in potato chip packets by building a raft out of them and sailing across a river. kotaku.com/college-studen…
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…
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…
A packet of cigarettes in Australia will cost $40 by 2020 independent.co.uk/news/wo…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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-…
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 are people who seriously collect vintage Kool-Aid packets thetakeout.com/inside-bla…
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-…
The first product to have a barcode included was a packet of Wrigley's Gum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
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…
Centipedes don't have sex. Instead they leave packets of their sperm, called spermatophore, around for females to find. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
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-…
Small packets in beef jerky are not moisture absorbers but oxygen absorbers to prevent oxidation of fat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
-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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
Nutrition labels in the US off by as much as 20% are allowed by the FDA. Which means when a packet is labelled as having 100 calories, it could contain between 80 and 120 calories and would still be legally correct health.usnews.com/health-…
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…
Male Cabbage White Butterflies deliver their sperm in such incredibly tough protein packets that the females have evolved a pair of toothed jaws in the reproductive tract, described as a "vagina dentata", to break them down theatlantic.com/science/a…
A study found that women who had eaten the equivalent of a small packet of crisps a day had double the risk of endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer than women who hadn't. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
I learned that female lobsters can store male spam packets for up to 15 months before she releases eggs. mlcalliance.org/all-about…
In order to protect the dairy industry, margarine wasn't allowed to be colored yellow in the early 1900s. Margarine makers responded by selling a dye packet to be mixed in at home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
There is an official protocol for sending internet packets by carrier pigeon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_…
Thousands of cargo containers go missing each year. One contained thousands of edible Doritos packets, and another containing a 8 foot tall Lego man. news.discovery.com/earth/…
On 4/1/1990 the Internet Engineering Task Force created a Internet Standard that details the IP Packet Transfer over Pigeons Carriers tools.ietf.org/html/rfc11…
In the late 1800s dairy farmers made it illegal for margarine to be sold yellow. To skirt the law, margarine was sold with a dye packet that you had to mix in at home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Silica Gel (the deoxidizing stuff in beef jerky packets) is actually non-toxic, and only says "DO NOT EAT" because it's not food and could be a choking hazard. ncpoisoncenter.org/body.c…
The hobby of collecting sugar packets is called Sucrology en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suc…
Despite claims of creating instant life when the second packet of the 2-packet mixture of Sea Monkeys was added to the water tank 24 hours after the first one, the second packet was just blue dye, used to highlight the already growing monkeys contained in the first packet mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Aerosmith did not have any maracas available while recording "Sweet Emotion". Steven Tyler recorded the part using sugar packets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
China consumes 42.5 billion packets of instant noodle per year. That's mean more than 100 million packs are eaten in each day nydailynews.com/life-styl…
There is a company that makes packets of just marshmallows to pour on top of your Lucky Charms because "most cereal makers skimp on their marshmallows." vat19.com/dvds/crunchmall…
Ping stands for Packet InterNet Groper en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
7-Up + Bleach = Preserves cut flowers better than those preservative packets they give you livescience.com/38901-kee…
As a joke, an internet protocol called IoAC (Internet over Avian Carriers) has been officially created and tested. It uses homing pigeons to transport data packets, with huge latency but great throughput. cnet.com/news/pigeon-powe…
Astronauts still enjoy Thanksgiving feasts in space. The food just comes in packet form. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Those little packets of silica gel that come in various food packs and are labeled "do not eat" are actually non-toxic. The reason they are labeled "do not eat" is because they are a choking hazard. slate.com/articles/news_a…
Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was killed by another inmate because he'd "fashion severed limbs out of prison food to taunt the other inmates and drizzle on packets of ketchup as blood" nypost.com/2015/04/28/mee…
In eastern Amsterdam, alcoholics are hired to clean the streets as part of a program to rehabilitate them. For a days work, each member of the cleaning team gets five beers, half a packet of rolling tobacco, free lunch and 10 euros. nytimes.com/2013/12/05/wo…
When Senator Jesse Helms led a filibuster against a bill for MLK Day, he submitted a 300-page document to the Senate alleging that King associated with communists. New York Senator Daniel Moynihan then declared the document a "packet of filth", threw it on the Senate floor and stomped on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The longest traffic jam was 62 miles long (100 km) and spanned 12 days, occurring on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway. Cars moved at 2 miles per day and drivers were robbed at night. Profiteers sold water ($0.4 USD per cup), eggs ($0.3 per egg) and cigarettes ($8 per packet) to the drivers. autoevolution.com/news/th…
Around 1900 margarine was not allowed to be coloured yellow. To get around the ban companies would sell margarine to consumers with a packet of yellow dye attached so they could colour it at home. mentalfloss.com/article.p…
The cockroaches in Men in Black were oversaw by the Humane Society and J actually stepped on mustard packets. They actually counted them daily to make sure none were harmed. humanehollywood.org/index…
Nothing bad happens when one eats Silica Gel, those little packets with "do not eat" stamped on the side. slate.com/articles/news_a…
All crisp (chip) packets in the UK (possibly worldwide) expire on a Saturday. lbc.co.uk/radio/special-s…
Silica Gel packets are not deadly poison. health.howstuffworks.com/…
The Internet Protocol (IP) specifies IPoAC, packet transportation by homing pigeons. It has been sucessfully implemented with a ping of 3.2 Million ms and 56% packet loss en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_…
Pouring a packet of peanuts into an ice cold coca cola was/is an old southern snack. coca-colacompany.com/food…
Before 1983 you couldn't buy Ranch Dressing in a bottle. If you wanted it at home, you had to mix a Ranch seasoning packet with mayo and buttermilk. slate.com/articles/arts/n…
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is 120 meters inside a sandstone mountain on Spitsbergen Island, and employs robust security systems. Seeds are packaged in special 3-ply foil packets & heat sealed to exclude moisture. In 2015 the Vault authorized the first withdrawal of seeds in its history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sva…
You can measure the speed of light using nothing more than a microwave and a packet of marshmallows physics.umd.edu/icpe/news…
Most "zero calorie" sweetener brand packets as actually packaged contain nearly as many calories by weight as sugar. scientificpsychic.com/fit…
Every packet of Walkers crisps sold in the UK has a Saturday Best Before date kgbanswers.co.uk/why-do-c…
The 1st packet-switched network -- the NPL network, a predecessor to ARPANET -- was proposed at a meeting of "The Association for Computing Machinery" in Gatlinburg, TN en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPL…
The inventor of the single-serve butter pat, Sanford Redmond, also invented Australia's predominant sauce packet (Americans may remember it from Oatmeal Swirlers in the 90s) and helped design a high-speed camera for the Manhattan Project. nytimes.com/2000/07/30/bu…
In the 70s the University of Hawaii provided the first public demonstration of a wireless packet data network using a protocol they invented and named Aloha en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALO…
A cup of black, unsweetened coffee contains only 2 calories. However, each packet of sugar adds 11 calories, and each container of cream adds 22. ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/food…
A man in Glasgow switched out Nurofen packets at several pharmacies with his own anti-psychotic medication, costing the Nurofen manufacturers Β£2.4m in damages. This was all to save Β£7 on the painkillers. bbc.com/news/uk-england-l…
The first meal on the moon was packets of roasted turkey jewishjournal.com/thebull…
The first bar code was scanned in 1974 beginning the era electronic scanning. The first item ever scanned: A packet of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
A serving size of ramen noodles is just 1/2 a packet. caloriecount.about.com/ca…
In some species of squid during mating, the males will implant sperm packets into the sides of BOTH GENDERS of fellow squid indiscriminately rsbl.royalsocietypublishi…
One packet of ramen noodles has 72% of your daily sodium intake nutritiondata.self.com/fa…
Crisp (chip) packets can prevent hypothermia shef.ac.uk/news/nr/crisp-…
Jazz legend, Louis Armstrong, was a dedicated user of a laxative known as Swiss Kriss. So much so, that he would pass out packets of the excrement enhancer at gatherings, once even to members of the British Royal Family. louismaistros.livejournal…
What happens when you eat a silica gel packet. guardian.co.uk/notesandqu…
Male giant squids reproduce by injecting needle-like packets of sperm deep into a female's arms. A chemical then activates the packets that start migrating inside the arms until they pop and release the sperm. youtube.com/watch?v=088bh…

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