Octopuses have 2/3 of their neurons in their tentacles; the mother dies almost immediately after the eggs are hatched, due to exhaustion; their blood is copper based which makes it blue; they can change the color of their skin, & also texture; they can watch and learn; evolved from snails. youtu.be/GJor1sk_JDI
Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm. Refined grains have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ. This is done to give grains a finer texture and improve their shelf life, but it also removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins. diet.mayoclinic.org/diet/…
Today I learned about the Black Sapote or Chocolate Pudding Fruit. When ripe, the fruit has the texture and taste of chocolate, and can be used as a substitute in recipes or milkshakes. It also contains 4 times as much vitamin C as an orange. messynessychic.com/2014/0…
Duke Nukem Forever was actually already 90% complete in 2001. But because the Unreal Engine 1 used for the game made levels turning black, and other conflicts with textures. So the studio scrapped all those finished works, and start all over again dsogaming.com/articles/th…
The louder your environment, the less flavor and texture your food has bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Taste and flavor are not the same. Flavor consists of taste, aroma, and texture. Taste is a component of flavor that is determined by taste buds on our tongue and soft palate. cst.ufl.edu/taste-vs-flav…
Most of the fish we eat die by asphyxiation. "Ike Jime" is a Japanese humane technique to kill & preserver the fish’s flavor, texture & also removes the nasty tastes caused by suffocation, like adrenaline, lactic-acid, & the cortisol that spikes in the blood. guide.michelin.com/sg/din…
'Greeble' is a name given to the texture applied to Sci-Fi spaceship models to make them appear more complex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
'Greeble' is a name given to the texture applied to Sci-Fi spaceship models to make them appear more complex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
When applied directly to the eye, the BΓ«cchΓ«te medicinal plant is reported by tribes to have the effect of giving the environment greater texture and dimension, making it easier to spot animals during hunting. The effects are reported to be long-term, lasting days or weeks, not just a few hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tab…
Color Blind people can see the differences in texture and brightness more intensely than normal people and were even used in WWII to spot camouflage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
The Impossible Burger developed by Impossible Foods keeps it texture and flavor due to a protein "Heme" which is created through a patented process derived from "Genetically Modified Yeast" that has been engineered to produce it from soy leghemoglobin. thepatentgeek.com/2019/02…
Color Blind people can see the differences in texture and brightness more intensely than normal people and were even used in WWII to spot camouflage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Panko bread crumbs are made with electricity instead of heat, giving them the crunchy texture that makes them unique foodnetwork.com/videos/ir…
White cheddar and orange cheddar have the same taste and texture. In the 16th century, cheesemakers began dyeing cheese orange because higher levels of carotene meant the cheese had an orange hue and a richer flavour, so the colour was seen as an indicator of the best cheese. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Pears have a gritty texture because of "stone cells". These cells are what make cherry pits and walnut shells hard. cooksinfo.com/pears
When watermelons are grilled or baked they lose their granular texture and can even be used as meat substitute, a "watermelon steak". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
There is a path in the moorland surrounding the german "Federsee" which has a pudding-like texture causing the ground and small trees around it to shake when jumping on it. youtu.be/dVewFc14s8M
People grill watermelon and call them "watermelon steaks". It resembles the texture of a seared steak and cookbooks sometimes recommends it as a meat substitute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
There's a recently discovered fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes and is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found amphibians.org/news/punk-…
Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant who speaks 10 languages and has the rare capability to explain how his brain works, says numbers have shape, color, and texture. 289 is ugly, 333 attractive, and pi is beautiful. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
The grippy texture on metal tools is called Knurling en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knu…
Chicken that are pumped with chemicals to grow bigger can sometimes develop Woody Breast Syndrome, which causes a chewier and unpleasant meat texture thedailymeal.com/news/eat…
The taste, color, and texture of natural honey is based on where bees get their pollen and nectar. Univarietal honey, such as blueberry honey, is created by placing a hive within about a 3 mile radius of where there is an abundance of one type of plant blooming. luriegarden.org/2016/10/1…
There is no difference in texture or flavor between orange and white cheddar cheese. The only difference is color. content.time.com/time/nat…
After seeing Blade Runner(1982), William Gibson, having written a third of his debut novel Neuromancer, figured he was sunk, since everyone would assume he’d copied his visual texture from the film. Neuromancer went on to be the first novel to win the Nebula, the Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neu…
Cow's trotters are a delicacy in Indonesian cuisine. They're mainly valued for their unique gelatinous chewy soft texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow…
Today I learned about "Sour Dirt". People eat clay rich dirt for the taste and texture and even bake it with vinegar and salt. nytimes.com/1984/02/13/us…
Ben Cohen, co founder of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, cannot smell. The reason the ice cream is characteristically chunky is because in order to compensate for his lack of taste he would add big pieces of fruit to the ice cream to satisfy his need for texture in food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
The angle in which you cut a steak is integral to maintaining its proper texture. seriouseats.com/2010/03/w…
"Smarties" (U.S.) were first made after WWI using repurposed gunpowder pellet machines, which gave them their shape and texture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
"Greeble" is the name given to the texture applied to Sci-Fi spaceship models for the purpose of making them appear more complex en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Infared photography makes freckles appear inivisble, instead the subject's skin appears to have a porcelain like texture. petapixel.com/2015/09/28/…
When their menstrual periods came around Red Cross Nurses in WWI discovered a new use for the cheap mass-produced wadding made of wood pulp (compare with cotton dressings) and eventually made Kimberley Clark a fortune with Kotex (for Cotton Texture) products. bbc.com/news/magazine-269…
The only purpose shark fin serves in shark fin soup is to provide texture. All the flavor comes from the other ingredients en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Sandra Laing a South African woman who was classified as coloured by authorities during the apartheid era, due to her skin colour and hair texture, although she was the child of at least three generations of ancestors who had been regarded as white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
In 2001, British author Giles Foden (Last King of Scotland) compared Eminem to Robert Browning, one of the foremost Victorian poets, and remarked that "a brief examination of β€˜Stan’ reveals it to have all the depth and texture of the greatest examples of English verse." usatoday30.usatoday.com/l…
In 2009, researchers used a human taste panel to test the flavour and texture of 13 commercial pet foods to help predict cat feeding behaviour. Ultimately, they found cat and human taste buds differ significantly, and more research would be needed to examine these differences. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
There's a tough chicken meat called woody breast that makes for a very unpleasant texture. thepoultrysite.com/news/4…
Farmers are using data about electrical conductivity of soil to identify moisture levels and texture, without digging. pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/d…
In ancient Egypt, bread was one of the most important food staples; it was eaten daily by both rich people and the lower classes. Following ancient recipes, the bread has a rough texture with a shiny exterior and tastes nutty historicalcookingproject.…
Different textures of poop and its smell can give clues about your health. Sausage-shaped, smooth and soft is the optimal poop that means you're doing fine. healthnbodytips.com/know-…
Godzilla was conceived as a metaphor for the nuclear weapons. To emphasize the monster's relationship with the atomic bomb, its skin texture was inspired by the keloid scars seen on survivors in Hiroshima. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
The revolutionary Sega Model 2 arcade system used 3D texture mapping directly licensed from Lockheed Martin, which had developed the technology for use in military flight simulators en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
"biscotti" comes from the Latin for "twice baked", which produces the characteristic dry texture. Biscotti were used in ancient Roman times as nourishment on long journeys thenibble.com/reviews/mai…
Bananas are genetic mutations. Man crossed two varieties of African wild bananas, the Musa acuminata and the Musa baalbisiana, got rid of the many seeds that were an unpleasant presence, and improved the flavor and texture vegparadise.com/highestpe…
The Jackfruit has the same texture as BBQ pulled pork and almost the same taste with a few ingredients. theguardian.com/lifeandst…
The texture of shark skin actually inhibits bacterial growth. The microscopic pattern is being mimicked for use in hospitals and medical devices to inhibit microorganism growth without use of antimicrobial agents. sharklet.com/technology/
Today I learned of tactile-emotion synaesthesia, where people experience a specific emotion whenever they touch a particular texture scienceblogs.com/neurophi…
Hair texture is caused by follicle shape. Round follicles grow straight hair, flat follicles grow curly hair. bio.davidson.edu/courses/…
The feeling of wetness is more of a "perceptual illusion" than a true feeling. Wetness perception is intertwined with our ability to sense cold temperature and tactile sensations such as pressure and texture. the-aps.org/mm/hp/Audienc…
In early 20th-century Britain, some women were employed to whittle artificial β€˜pips’ out of wood, in order to lend an authentic texture to fake raspberry jam theguardian.com/food/focu…
At the beginning of the song, Roxanne, by the Police, the sound of Sting laughing was a mistake. While recording, Sting accidentally sat on a piano that he thought was closed and laughed when he heard that it wasn't, thus adding to the unique texture of the opening. teamrock.com/feature/2014…
The Elephant Man, an Englishman named Joseph Merrick who had a highly deformed body and "elephant-like" texture leading him becoming a "freakshow" material, had a medical condition that is still mysterious to the medical community. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/healt…
Buttermilk is no longer obtained (commercially) as a byproduct of churning butter, and rather the milk is given it's tangy taste, and creamy texture by additives (Lactic acid bacteria) californiadairypressroom.…
Using whole white wheat (as opposed to red wheat) in bread gives it the mild taste and soft texture of plain white bread, while still giving the health benefits of whole grain. mayoclinic.org/healthy-li…
Popular American chewing gum brand Bubble Yum once had to mount a PR campaign to combat the rumor that it derived its soft texture from the addition of spider eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
Ice cream contains seaweed. It is used to keep the texture smooth and to prevent the formation of ice crystals gizmodo.com/seaweed-the-i…
Some insect wings have developed textures which physically shred bacteria to pieces nature.com/news/insect-wi…
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice-cream, has severe anosmia. This means he has no sense of smell or taste, and so chunky or textured foods are how he varies his diet. Their signature ice-creams with their mix of textures was originally designed to simply allow Ben to enjoy eating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
It is possible to turn arid desert land into fertile land by imprinting it with a texture. imprinting.org/success_st…
There's a frog in Ecuador's western Andean cloud forest that changes skin texture in minutes, appearing to mimic the texture it sits on mdnewsdaily.com/articles/…
The little plastic ball inside a can of Guinness is called a "widget," and is essential in producing the head and creamy texture of Guinness. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/W…
The "blue java" banana is blue in color, and has a texture live ice cream and tastes like vanilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
Of MegaTextures,a technique which refers to a texture allocation technique that makes use of a single extremely large texture rather than repeating multiple smaller ones. Some can measure up to 128000Γ—128000 pixels. youtube.com/watch?v=BiQCz…
Pork was largely popularized in Mexico because it most resembled Human flesh in taste/texture after it was banned from consumption by Spanish conquistadors. penn.museum/documents/pub…
There is a species of octopus called the mimic octopus that has the ability to change its shape, color, and texture to imitate at least 15 different species, including the flat fish, sea snake, and lion fish youtu.be/t-LTWFnGmeg
Prices for guar gum, a thickener and texture improver for foods like ice cream and bread, has tripled in price in two years because it's used in "fracking" to get petroleum out of shale rocks. bakeryandsnacks.com/Marke…
The core of a palm tree (Heart of Palm) is edible and has a similar taste and texture to atrichoke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
The original "Half-Life" game was completely re-done by mainly college programmers in the free time, including modern textures and map enhancements. The game is now available for free. forums.blackmesasource.co…
Mormons can tell who other Mormons are just by looking at their "skin texture glow." ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Scorpions have special comb-like organs on the underside of the body called pectines, which pick up ground textures and scents. And that they breathe through four pairs of book lungs, which are behind the pectines. australianmuseum.net.au/s…
In the 16th century, tomatoes were considered an aphrodisiac because of their juicy texture and many seeds. When it arrived in Europe, the church deemed it lewd and disapproved of tomato consumption. symbols.com/symbol/3096
Cuttlefish are color blind, but can rapidly change the color of their skin and even texture in pitch dark to match their surroundings for camouflage wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuttle…
John Bramblitt is a blind painter. How does he know what he's doing? First he uses fabric paint to create raised outlines, and then he can actually identify paint colors by their texture. bramblitt.net/?page_id=36
Ben (Cohen) & Jerry (Greenfield) learned how to make ice cream through a $5 correspondence course, which they shared. Also, Cohen has severe anosmia so relies on different textures in his food, which led to the company’s trademark chunks being mixed with its ice cream. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Dangerous things (borax, now a common household cleaner; alum, now used in depilatories; and plaster of paris) were added to food to enhance flavour, smell, appearance, and texture while lowering the cost for manufacturers and retailers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adu…
Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's has anosmia which is why their ice cream is known for having big chunks, different textures and different colors. guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty…
In System Shock 2 the textures for one of the enemies is based on a developers colon. systemshock.org/index.php…
The textures for the shotgun, pistol and chainsaw in Doom are photos; the pistol and shotgun are photos of toy guns bought from Toys R Us, and the chainsaw was borrowed from Tom Hall's girlfriend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev…
Red Velvet cake today is very different from the Red Velvet cake of the past. Today, it uses lots of food coloring to make it red, but it was originally red and velvety due to reactions between vinegar/buttermilk and the the baking soda (velvety texture) and cocoa (red color). io9.com/why-red-velvet-ca…
There's a medical condition called 'Synesthesia' that causes one to β€œhear” colors, β€œsmell” sounds, or perceive words and numbers in different hues, shapes, and textures. livescience.com/169-rare-…
Google Earth uses 2D Images + topographic data (texture) to create a seamless "view" of the earth. Artist Clement Valla has been collecting "glitches" which are being fixed as the algorithm improves. rhizome.org/editorial/201…
Bats actually use two different types of calls (constant frequency and frequency modulated) that tell them different information about objects around them (location/distance/texture/shape). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
An octopus can disguise itself to it's surrounding within a second mimicking both color and texture by sight sciencefriday.com/video/0…
Soldiers used to chew cordite because of its gummy texture and sweetness. Its sweetness however was due to its nitro-glycerine content resulting in at least 3 soldiers being blown up by chewing too hard. trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/…
Why cats always sit on your paper or homework; They do it because of the sound and texture appeals to them just like a curious child. petsadviser.com/behaviors…
A cat's penis has the same texture as its tongue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
A cat uses its whiskers as a sensory tool, and can use their whiskers to determine an objects size, location, and texture in the dark. livescience.com/44196-why…
The original Aztec word for avocado, "āhuacatl" means testicle, due to it's texture and shape. en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%C…
Baby Powder is the ultimate ant repellant. The scent and texture cause too much sensory overload for the critters and they will avoid it. ... it will also work on picnic blankets. stylelist.com/chris-barne…
Octopuses can camouflage themselves by manipulating their skin texture and colour by looking at their surroundings. Despite being entirely colour blind. youtube.com/watch?v=LDhUz…
The icons for folders on OSX have textures imgur.com/VgCtc

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