If you grind a marine sponge through a sieve into salt water, it'll reorganize itself back into a sponge. It's the only animal that we know of that can do that. pbslearningmedia.org/reso…
Pizza was invented in Naples, Italy. Since 2004, Italian law insists Neapolitan pizza must include wheat flour, flour yeast, mineral water, peeled tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, sea salt & olive oil to be considered pizza. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nap…
Canadians secretly buried a Loonie at center ice at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Many believe it was lucky and helped the Canadians win both the men and women gold medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
Scientists have not confirmed a link between salt consumption and blood pressure time.com/3313332/salt-and…
Jell-O is associated with Utah & Mormonism because Jell-O focused marketing on large families and SAHMs. After Salt Lake City became the #1 consumer of Jell-O, defending the title against Des Moines IA, the senate passed a "Resolution Urging Jell-O Recognition" making Jell-O the state food. slate.com/human-interest/…
The Bull shark can thrive in both salt and fresh water and can travel far up rivers. They have been known to travel up the Mississippi River as far as Alton, Illinois, about 700 miles (1100 km) from the ocean. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bul…
Most salami is totally uncooked. The uncooked meat is safe to consume because of salt, bacterial fermentation, and dryness. nonnabox.com/what-is-sala…
Lake Mareotis (seen in Assassin’s Creed Origins), became a salt water bay because the British cut the fresh-water canal and destroyed the dykes separating it from the sea during the Napoleonic Wars. The subsequent flooding destroyed 150 Egyptian villages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
In the strait between Denmark & Sweden is a natural island called Saltholm (Salt Islet). When the countries built a bridge connecting the two, they made an artificial island and named it Peberholm (Pepper islet) to complement Saltholm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Just 5% of salt is added at the table and only 10% of all salt comes from food freshly prepared at home. Restaurant meals and store bought foods - including crackers, breads and soups - account for over 70% percent of salt intake. webmd.com/food-recipes/ne…
Before the start of salt iodization in the 1920s, 47% of schoolchildren in Michigan had goiter and 30% of WWI draftees were medically disqualified for the condition. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In the USA, the annual peaks for cardiac deaths are on Christmas and New Year's Day. Among the possible reasons: delay in seeking medical attention; reduced heΠ°lthcare staff; increased emotional stress; overindulgence on food/salt/fats/alcohol; respiratory problems from wood-burning fireplaces ahajournals.org/doi/full/…
Wild Camels living around a nuclear test site in the Great Gobi Desert can drink salt water with a higher salt content than sea water. wildcamels.com/bactrian-c…
Garden Veggie Straws, which shows fresh vegetables on the bag, and are promoted as a healthy alternative to chips, are actually made of salt, starch, and tomato paste. They have less nutrition than actual potato chips and the manufacturer, which has a history of false claims, is now being sued. nypost.com/2017/07/06/the…
A researcher has developed a handheld "lickable screen" device that, when inserted into your mouth, can recreate all taste sensations associated with food. It relies on electrolytes inserted into 5 gels controlling the intensity of the 5 basic flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, salt and umami. techxplore.com/news/2020-…
Epsom salts are named for the English town, Epsom in Surrey where there were natural springs rich in magnesium sulfate, i.e. Epsom Salts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eps…
In the US in the late 19th Century it was briefly fashionable for people to form "13 Clubs" where they would dine in groups of 13, walk under ladders, spill salt at the table, etc. to demonstrate their lack of superstition. Several future US Presidents participated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
The World Porridge Making Championship, held in Scotland, awards a main prize of the "Golden Spurtle" for the best traditional porridge made with only oatmeal, water and salt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Pink Himalayan sea salt is actually mined from mountains in Pakistan from a sea that existed hundreds of millions of years ago loveseasalt.com/himalayan…
Today I learned of Kolberg, a Nazi propaganda film produced in 1945. Despite Germany being in retreat on all fronts at this time, 5,000 troops were used as extras and 100 railway cars were used to bring salt to the set to simulate snow. Ultimately the film was never released. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kol…
Despite being tropical islands, Turks and Caicos once had igloos on their flag. This is because salt piles were included (their major export) but an illustrator in the Colonial Office mistook them for huts and 'improved' them by adding doors. timespub.tc/2014/01/from-…
It's not pure water, but the salts and other ions found in natural water, that make it such a good conductor. However, the superconductivity of the ocean is so great that it is possible for an electric current to disperse across a human body within it, lessening the danger of electrocution. usgs.gov/special-topic/wa…
Magentic Soap, composed of iron rich salts dissolved in water, that responds to a magnetic field when placed in solution, which could calm concerns over the use of soaps in oil-spill clean ups. bristol.ac.uk/news/2012/8…
'Chemtrails' are a thing (kind of). 'Cloud Seeding' is a surprisingly wide used method where planes are spraying chemicals (like sodium chloride aka salt) into clouds to increase the amount of precipitation e.g. to try getting more rain in dry regions. youtu.be/8GQAXxmiSdk
Fresh water is not entirely free of dissolved salt. personal.utdallas.edu/~pu…
Today I learned about the Great Papago Escape where twenty-five Germans successfully tunneled out of an Arizona POW camp near Phoenix. They built a raft, hoping to float their way down the Salt River, and eventually into the Gulf of California. Their plan failed when they learned the river was mostly dry. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Ben Stiller removed the WTC from his movie zoolander because it came out on 9/28 and he didn't want to rub salt in the wound deseret.com/article/87161…
The movie 'Salt of the Earth' which is based in a true story of a 15 month-long strike and it was blacklisted by Hollywood because the writer, the director and the producer were alleged members of the Communist party and the actress Rosaura Revueltas was deported for being in this movie, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
In 2017, a group of travel influencers were banned from all U.S. public lands. Their violations included driving an RV across the Bonneville Salt Flats, walking on Yellowstone’s hot springs, and affixing a rope swing to the Corona Arch. A year later, they fell off a waterfall in B.C. and died. outsideonline.com/2325286…
Kosher pickles are not made not necessarily kosher in the sense that it has been prepared in accordance with Jewish dietary law. Rather, it is a pickle made in the traditional manner of Jewish New York City pickle makers, with generous addition of garlic and dill to a natural salt brine. myjewishlearning.com/mixe…
Water is diamagnetic. If you have enough salt in the water and put a magnet near close by it, it will push the water. conservancy.umn.edu/handl…
Scientists believe that by 2050 the Dead Sea will be so salty that the salt will block water from evaporating, leaving a small pool of slimy sludge. Sinkholes that keep appearing around it, may prevent any permanent solution to its replenishment. timesofisrael.com/as-dead…
Lake Hiller in Australia is a naturally-occurring neon pink lake. Lake Hiller is the only lake in the world to naturally stay colored all year round and scientists still aren't sure exactly why the salt and bacteria in the lake react this way nowhere else in the world. leisurepro.com/blog/explo…
Kaiser Wilhelm II had a series of birth defects, most notably a withered left arm. Treatments for his arm include: salt water sprays, cold compression, electric shocks, stretching, and putting the arm into a fresh animal carcass (Queen Victoria thought this was a bad idea). blogs.bl.uk/untoldlives/2…
Many old film negatives and props are permanently stored 600ft underground in Kansas salt mines; favored for their natural resilience, temperature control, and inherent security. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
California’s Death Valley contains the lowest point in North America β€” a surreal landscape of vast salt flats. The basin sits 282 feet (86 m) below sea level where a temporary lake may form after heavy rainstorms. nps.gov/places/badwater-b…
Pink Himalayan Salt is one of the most expensive salts in the world. People claim it contains more minerals than ordinary table salt. Scientists found the amount of minerals it contains is so miniscule that it makes no measurable difference. businessinsider.com/what-…
Today I learned about the the Uppe Satyagraha, or the Salt March, a movement led by Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi to oppose Britain's Salt Acts that made India, a land abundant with salt, purchase more expensive salt from Britain. Gandhi and some nationalists led Indians to the numerous salt flats to produce salt. scholarblogs.emory.edu/po…
Around 18,000 years ago Lake Bonnelville, which covered much of what is now western Utah, drained in 1 year releasing 5000 km3 (1200 mi3) of water, dropping the level of the lake 130 meters (425 ft). The Great Salt Lake is all that is left. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
The mummified remains of a German man, Manfred Fritz Bajorat, were found on his boat off the coast of the Philippines in February 2016. He had died of a heart attack and a combination of salt air, ocean winds and hot temperatures created the perfect climate needed to preserve his body. everipedia.org/wiki/lang_…
Tabasco Sauce is not from Tabasco, Mexico, but Avery Island in Louisiana, which is not actually an island but an enormous salt dome that provides one of the main ingredients for the sauce and was briefly fought over during the Civil War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
Salt can form glaciers earthobservatory.nasa.gov…
Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz original camera negatives are stored 650 feet underground in a Kansas salt mine kansascity.com/entertainm…
The Memory of Mankind has buried modern 'clay tablets' preserving the most important modern knowledge beneath a salt mine in Austria for future generations with clues to decipher them zmescience.com/science/ne…
Penguins have an specialized organ that filters salt from their bloodstream, allowing them to drink salt water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The Great Salt Lake in Utah has an Island with over 500 wild bison en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Sea turtles basically cry salt (without the emotion). The sea turtles' tear gland evolved into a "salt gland" so that it could expel salt from its body, which is very important for reptilian sea creatures. The substance released is salty brine. cancunturtles.com/info/be…
The CIA not only tried to assassinate Fidel Castro literally but also tried their hand in character assassination including using thallium salts to attempt to destroy his famous beard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
The the chemical formula of the salt that makes solid cheese smooth and creamy spells out NaCHO. cooksillustrated.com/scie…
All-Dressed chips are a combo of BBQ, ketchup, sour cream & onion, and salt & vinegar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…

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