We produce a lot of saliva just before vomiting in order to protect our teeth from erosion due to the acidity of the vomit. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
The company that produces the Jenga game initially wanted to change its name to "Timber!" or "Tumbling". This is because it didn't indicate how the game was played and people wouldn't know what it meant. The original creator refused because she thought the name would gain meaning later on. everything80spodcast.com/…
A 1949 BBC memo forbade employees to use desk lamps unless the main room light was on. The head of the Variety department believed that a man working at a desk in a confined space with only the light from a low-wattage lamp would nurture furtive ideas and produce degenerate programme material. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
An egg yolk’s color can be affected by a chicken’s diet and that a diet of peppers that naturally have lots of red pigment produces completely red egg yolks newworlder.com/article/39…
Bruce Willis had to make three movies as a part of a settlement with Disney over its $17.5 million loss due to an abandoned project he had been slated to produce and star in, and those films were Armageddon, The Sixth Sense, and The Kid. throwbacks.com/facts-abou…
It rains diamonds in abundance on Saturn and Jupiter. These two planets are the largest in our solar system and are filled with gas with extreme negative temperatures that under the effect of lightning produced by thunderstorms produce more than 1000 tons of diamond every year. nypost.com/2013/10/15/its…
The Breaking Bad team was offered $75 million to produce three additional episodes after the final season. This much money was stated to be more than the profits they had made in five years. The team refused, saying that the final episodes did not lend themselves to additional installments. indiewire.com/2019/07/jef…
Introverts produce more saliva than extroverts bbc.co.uk/science/humanbo…
While there is aphantasia, the inability to produce mental images, there is also the even lesser known hyperphantasia, the ability to produce extremely vivid mental images. shellchild.me/2016/04/28/…
A small puncture in a hydraulic line can produce a needle like stream that shoots oil into the blood if interfered, and that these cases often get misdiagnosed constructionequipment.com…
There is a psychological state called β€œhelper’s high” whereby giving produces endorphins in the brain that provide a mild version of a morphine high. Research has shown that helping others lights up the same part of the brain as receiving rewards or experiencing pleasure. greatergood.berkeley.edu/…
The Yakima Valley produces 77% of all hops grown in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yak…
The obrina olivewing butterfly is the only known plant or animal that is truly blue, meaning it produces a blue pigment. All other β€œblue” plants and animals are using light reflection to seem blue to our eye when they actually are a different color. bestlifeonline.com/blue-i…
Today I learned about "gravity hills" which is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appears to be an uphill slope. Thus, a car left out of gear will appear to be rolling uphill against gravity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
During various historical periods, competing instrumentalists tried to produce a more "brilliant" sound, creating "pitch inflation". At the start of the 17th century, pitch levels became so high that singers had severe throat strain, and lutenists and viol players complained of snapped strings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Today I learned about two guys who used a decommissioned Atlas Missile Silo to produce an estimated 90% of the LSD sold in America in the late 90's and early 2000s. historydaily.org/skinner-…
There are more companies making pianos in China than there are piano stores in the USA. The largest piano manufacturer in China (Pearl River) has three factories in China, any one of which produces more pianos than all the new pianos sold in the USA each year livingpianos.com/where-ar…
There is honey called "mad honey" which produces hallucinations. People in Nepal venture through dangerous vertical climbs to gather it. Price per pound is 60$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
When you eat a lot of green vegetables, some chlorophyll remains intact and when they pass through blood vessels near the surface of your skin, they engage in photosynthesis and you produce ATP (obviously in very small , but still!) jcs.biologists.org/conten…
After the samurai class was dismantled in Japan, some samurai became farmers. These samurai were given apple seedlings in the town of Aomori so that they could produce them. Aomori would later become Japan's apple capital. tokyoweekender.com/2020/0…
If a beta male mandrill wins a fight, it physically transforms into an alpha male over time - gaining larger testicles, skin coloration, and the ability to produce offspring en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
Shirley Temple disliked her namesake drink, as she disliked the idea of cocktails for children. She also found most varieties to be "too sweet" for her tastes. She also sued companies seeking to mass produce the drink, claiming it diluted her commercial value and invaded her privacy. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Oak trees produce bumper amounts of acorns in roughly 5 year cycles. Squirrels will bury many more than they can actually eat increasing the chance of a new oak growing. youtu.be/DPCL9kj7_bU
Men produce a higher percentage of motile sperm in their ejaculates after viewing sexually explicit images of two men and one woman (a sperm competition risk) than after viewing sexually explicit images of three women, likely indicating a response to an active risk of sperm competition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
Mosquitos mostly feed on nectar and plant juices; feeding on blood is typically required only for females when needing produce eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
The Mayan people constructed the temples in a way that a handclap at the base of the temple produces an echo that sounds like the call of the sacred Quetzal bird. For them the bird was a messenger of the gods. io9.gizmodo.com/heres-how…
The State of California by itself produces 50% of the nation's Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables... and 20% of its Milk cdfa.ca.gov/farm_bill/
The smallest nuclear submarine was the unique NR-1, which was 45 meters long and had a 13-person crew. It could remain underwater for 25 days, had no showers, and the crew burned chlorate candles to produce oxygen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
In feudal Japan, merchants were at/near the bottom of the social hierarchy because they didn't produce goods. Artisans were a step above them because they produced non-essential goods and peasants were above artisans because they produced food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edo…
In Europe, 10 percent of all industrial electricity consumption is to produce compressed air en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The VoIP was invented by a woman. Maria Croak who holds more than 200 patents today and is an inspiration to many says "...children often produce the most creative of ideas which are fuel of innovation. β€œYou need to be childlike. A little naΓ―ve and not inhibited by what’s possible.” tribune.com.pk/story/2273…
When female African Social spiders give birth to their young, they produce a nourishing fluid, which they feed to them. In the end, the female will basically start to liquefy, and will use up almost all of her resources. When she is almost depleted, the offspring will crawl onto her and eat her. api.nationalgeographic.co…
Today I learned of the Pig Organ, an musical instrument that produces sound from pigs by poking them. Created as a response to a challenge by King Louis XI. Pigs were sorted according to size and tone which when spiked would produce a harmony or melody. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig…
When a peacock shakes his tail, it produces a low pitched sound humans can't hear despite the noise being about as loud as a car going past a few metres away. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
Termites are being researched as a possible renewable energy source as they can produce up to 2 litres of hydrogen from ingesting a single sheet of paper, making them one of the planet's most efficient bioreactors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Boston's debut album was initially rejected because band founder Tom Scholz had recorded and produced it entirely in his basement. In order to appease/fool the label, Scholz hired someone to pretend to produce the album while he rerecorded and reproduced the same album from his basement again. ultimateclassicrock.com/b…
Negative words dominate language. Studies have found half of all the words that people produce from their working vocabulary to express emotion are negative. And 30 percent are positive and 20 percent are neutral. abcnews.go.com/Technology…
Filmmaker Ruggero Deodato was Arrested and Charged With Murdering Several Actors On Camera While Filming The 1980's movie "Cannibal Holocaust." He was facing life prison and he had to produce 3 Actors in Court to prove that all the actors are still alive. theguardian.com/film/2011…
Tomato plants fertilized with human urine produce up to four times more fruit and had higher levels of beta-carotene & protein than traditional fertilizers. popsci.com/environment/ar…
Scientists managed to mix goats with spider silk genes and now they can produce spider silk in their milk. bbc.com/news/av/science-e…
Acacias, the trees whose leaves are eaten by giraffes, release an airborne chemical called ethylene. Ethylene alerts nearby acacia trees to produce tannin, a toxin that makes the leaves poisonous, and lethal if over-consumed. Giraffes try avoiding this by eating trees downwind from another. tanzania-experience.com/b…
Today I learned of the Cerrejon Coal mine in Northern Columbia. The coal mine produces over 30 million tons of coal a year, but is also has an odd relationship with paleontologist as it digs holes of over 300ft in depth which has allowed them to discover thousands of fossils and the largest snake on record. youtube.com/watch?v=P9CGo…
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two standard-sized swimming pools, and in one year you can fill two bathtubs with your saliva. Salivary glands produce the most saliva during the afternoons and the least amount during the evenings. northerndentalcentre.ca/f…
In Alaska, plants can grow freakishly large due to the 20 hours of sunshine they receive per day - which gives them a photosynthesis bonus. Examples include 138 lb cabbage, 65 lb cantaloupe, & 35 lb broccoli. A noted side effect is that the produce is also much sweeter due to the extra sunlight. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The phenomenon of wind throb from an open car window is called Helmholtz resonance, and is the same thing occurring when you blow across an open bottle to produce a tone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Anteaters do not produce their own stomach acid. Instead, the ants consumed are digested in the very own acid the ants carry in their bodies: Formic acid. nhc.ed.ac.uk/index.php?pa…
That the brain doesn't only produce the Tryptamine DMT when at death, but a PCP analogue called Endopsychosin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
Our joints "cracking" is the bubbles of synovial fluid (the fluid that lubricates our joints) "popping" due to the change in our movement that traps air/produces a vacuum (cavitation). runnersworld.com/health-i…
Scientists made 5 trained subjects exercise at intensities of 25, 65, and 85% of maximal oxygen consumption. They found that while at 65%, fat utilization increased, at 85% it decreased again and was similar to utilization at 25%. At 85% their bodies relied mostly on carbohydrate to produce ATP. sciencedrivennutrition.co…
Firefly photuris females, or femme fatales, copy the light signals of another firefly species to lure their males and eat them. They not only gain nutrients but also steroids that ward off jumping spiders, which they can’t produce themselves pnas.org/content/94/18/97…

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