Our own stomach has to constantly secrete mucus to stop itself from being digested by our own stomach acid. Without that mucus, our stomach acid would eat through our stomach’s lining. teachmephysiology.com/gas…
Baby owls sleep down on their stomach because their heads are too heavy. They do that until they are large enough to sleep upright. mymodernmet.com/baby-owls…
On September 5, 1942, United States Navy Petty Officer First Class Charles Jackson French, of Omaha Nebraska, swam through the night for 6 - 8 hours pulling a raft of 15 wounded sailors with a rope around his stomach through shark-infested waters after the USS Gregory was hit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
"All of My Love" by Led Zeppelin was written as a tribute to Robert Plant's son Karac, who died in 1977 of a stomach infection when he was only five years old. Plant reportedly recorded his vocals in one take. ultimateclassicrock.com/l…
People can't eat after a breakup due to the body going into survival mode. There's fewer constrictions and relaxations of the muscles in your stomach and bowels, which consequently slows down the digestion of food. vice.com/en/article/xwqmk…
Intrinsic Factor, a stomach protein that helps the body absorb Vitamin B12, was discovered in 1927 when Dr. William Castle fed B12-deficient patients hamburger meat that he himself had eaten, digested for an hour and then regurgigated for patient consumption. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Today I learned of French telecom CEO Didier Lombard, who was found guilty of moral harassment after 18 employees committed suicide under his leadership from 2008 to 2010, including an employee who stabbed himself in the stomach during a staff meeting and a woman who threw herself out of a window. cbc.ca/news/world/french-…
Raul Julia or 'Gomez' from Addams Family (1991) was visibly ill with stomach cancer on set of the sequel. He died less than a year later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Add…
Motorcycle world champion, Barry Sheene, enjoyed smoking so much that he had a hole drilled through the chin-bar on his full-face helmet allowing him to smoke right up to the start of a race. He died aged 52 from cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
DeForest Kelley joked that one of his biggest fears was that "He's dead, Jim", would be on his tombstone. When he passed away from stomach cancer in 1999, Newsweek led his obituary by saying "We're not even going to try to resist. He's dead, Jim". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeF…
Leeches have 10 stomachs, 32 brains, and 18 testicles theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Johnny Cash once tried to fight an ostrich and lost, suffering two broken ribs and a gash to the stomach but a solid belt buckle saved him from further injury. faroutmagazine.co.uk/john…
Australian gastric-brooding frogs (Rheobatrachus) when breeding, swallow their externally fertilized eggs and carry them in their stomachs which also ceases production of gastric HCL acid. The species became extinct around mid 80s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
Today I learned about Frank "Cannonball" Richards, a carnival performer whose act involved being shot in the stomach by a cannonball. He lived to the age of 81. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
SLOTHS can starve to death even with their stomach full because due to cold temperatures, they simply cannoit digest the food they ate. They rely on a range of symbiotic gut bacteria and microbes which are temperature dependant slothconservation.com/sta…
Honey is not bee vomit as it does not belong in the definition of vomit as regurgitated stomach contents. It is nectar with bee saliva. ucanr.org/blogs/blogcore/…
Today I learned about Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart, an English officer who fought in the Boer War, WWI and WWII. He was shot in the face, head, stomach, ankle, leg and hip and also tunneled out of a POW camp and survived a plane crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adr…
Casu martzu is a cheese that contains live maggots, which can survive stomach acid in the intestine, leading to pseudomyiasis, where the maggot grows and feeds on the stomach's live tissue. Diners have to hold their hands above the cheese when eating it, to stop the maggots jumping out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
In 2006, the Worlds Tallest Man saved two dolphins by using his long arms to reach into their stomachs and pull out dangerous plastics after all other attempts to use instruments had failed. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
Santa was skinny for most of his existence. In 1863, cartoonist Thomas Nast began drawing him with a huge stomach. Both the skinny and fat versions of Santa existed into the 1930's, when Coca Cola used a fat Santa in their advertisings, forever cementing that image in pop culture. simple.wikipedia.org/wiki…
Seahorses don’t have stomachs onekindplanet.org/animal/…
A vultures' stomach acid is so corrosive, it can digest anthrax. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
It's been illegal to import haggis to the US since 1971 because it contains lung, which is banned due to the risk of contamination by stomach acid or phlegm during slaughter. All US haggis is produced in the country, minus the lung (and traditional stomach bag). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
It is a common misconception that gum stays in your stomach for 7 years. Most of the gum can be digested and can completely pass through your body in less than 7 days. healthline.com/health/how…
Sharks can expel the entire contents of their stomach by literally forcing the stomach inside-out all the way past its teeth. This is called 'stomach eversion' and it's a way to get rid of indigestible objects but occasionally the stomach is unable to retract, which can be fatal. theverge.com/tldr/2017/6/…
Platypus does not have a stomach. Also in its genome some of the key genes involved in gastric sections are deleted, including genes for acid production. vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks…
A man who was paralyzed from a surfing accident neck injury was able to walk again from an experimental treatment. Stem cells from the man's own stomach fat were injected into his spinal cord to regenerate and repair the injury. goodmorningamerica.com/we…
Today I learned of the primordial pouch: a skin flap on the stomach area of some cat breeds which appears regardless of weight; it helps to store energy when a cat goes a long period in between meals, and to protect vital organs when involved in fights. sepicat.com/primordial-po…
A part of why our faces are asymmetrical is due to our sleeping patterns. Those who sleep on their side or stomach are more likely to have an asymmetrical face. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
The original recipe for macarons included ambergris, which comes from the stomachs of sperm whales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…
Foetuses are more responsive to music played through their mother’s vagina than through her stomach. institutomarques.com/en/s…
About Andy Warhol's failed assassin, Valeri Solanas. A radical who called for the elimination of the male sex to create a Utopia for women. She shot Warhol in the liver, spleen, lungs, and stomach and he was required to wear a corset for the rest of his life. biography.com/news/andy-w…
Today I learned about a woman with a rare genetic disorder who was born without a vagina. After giving her boyfriend fellatio, and then being stabbed in the abdomen, the "contents" of her stomach reached her uterus. 278 days later she gave birth to a baby boy. discovermagazine.com/the-…
Platypuses don't have stomachs nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Poland and Bayern MΓΌnchen football star Robert Lewandowski only sleeps on his left side, to preserve his stronger right leg; and always eats desserts first, because sweet foods digest quicker, so by metabolising them first, he avoids mixing them in his stomach with protein and carbohydrates theguardian.com/football/…
Some frogs can't vomit, so they've learned to do the next best thing - after eating something nasty the American bullfrog turns its stomach inside out and cleans it manually with its front limbs, then puts it back in place [physiological study] SFW jstor.org/stable/30157929…
Some feral cats in Australia eat staggering numbers of reptiles. Researchers found many examples of single cats bingeing on lizards, with a record of 40 individual lizards in a single cat stomach. phys.org/news/2018-06-aus…
'Skippy the Bush Kangaroo' was a tv show starring a real kangaroo that was difficult for the human staff to train. To achieve the illusion of Skippy opening a door or placing an object in her stomach pouch, the humans used cut off paws from a separate kangaroo attached to sticks. nfsa.gov.au/collection/cu…
Johnny Cash had a fight with an ostrich in an exotic animal refuge he kept near his Tennessee home. The incident left Cash with five broken ribs and a gaping stomach wound. He ended up taking prescription pain killers that caused a 2-year relapse into his alcohol and amphetamine addiction. midnightpulp.com/todays-h…
When a 36-year-old Indian man who had been teased his entire life for looking pregnant got the condition checked out, the doctors ended up pulling out hair, hands, bones & limbs of the man’s twin brotherβ€”who had been trapped in his twin as a fetus & continued to grow post-birthβ€”from his stomach. abcnews.go.com/Health/man…
A Taiwan man, Ben Hsu, swallowed an AirPod while asleep. When Hsu awoke, he hit Apple's tracking & heard beeps from inside his body. Kaohsiung Hospital confirmed: the earbud was in his stomach, and then passed from his body naturally. After a wash/dry his AirPod worked as usual, battery at 41%. businessinsider.com/man-s…
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…
A month after giving birth to her first child, a woman was rushed to the hospital for stomach pains. It was discovered she was in labor, giving birth to twins, and that she had 2 wombs. bbc.com/news/world-asia-4…
Lipstick may contain metal in toxic amounts. Daily use of lipstick and/or lipgloss may expose women to excessive amounts of the metal chromium which is associated with stomach cancer. Also, 75% of products tested contain lead. There is no way for consumers to find out a product's metal content. ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1205518…
Women are naturally more affected by alcohol than men because they don't produce an enzyme in their stomachs that starts metabolization early like men do. content.time.com/time/mag…
Among indigenous Siberian peoples the urine of the shaman was drunk after he had consumed fly agaric, because this way the intoxication effect can unfold without side effects like stomach cramps and nausea, since the contained poisons were decomposed by the shaman's body before. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Leeches have 10 stomachs, 32 brains, 9 pairs of testicles, and several hundred teeth that leave a distinctive bite mark. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Leeches have 10 stomachs, 32 brains and 18 testicles theguardian.com/lifeandst…
Thanks to a gruesome mistake, a French Canadian Voyageur was shot in the stomach, but later healed and recovered from the wound, scientists were better able to understand the digestive tract thanks to how his wound healed, which allowed probing of his stomach actively digesting. sciencehistory.org/distil…
The acids in your stomach used to digest food are so strong that even you stomach can't survive it for long. For this reason, your stomach gets a new lining every couple days. discovery.com/science/Bod…

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