A stork shot by a hunter in Germany in 1822 was found with a Central African spear piercing its throat, providing scientists with the first evidence for long-distance bird migration. countrylife.co.uk/nature/…
In 2008 German actor Daniel Hoevels accidentally cut his own throat on stage in a β€œsuicide scene” when he was given a real knife by mistake. theguardian.com/world/200…
2-years after one of the Co-Creators of Tetris founded the Tetris Company and began profiting from the games license the other Co-Creator of Tetris murdered his wife and son and then slit his own throat after facing financial difficulties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
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…
When Clint Malarchuk, a goalie in the NHL, had his throat accidentally slit by another player's skates, his main thought was to get off the ice as quickly as possible so his mother wouldn't see him die. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Helen Keller learned how to talk through the work of her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Sullivan taught her by placing one of Anne’s fingers over Sullivan’s throat, one over her mouth, and one on her nose so that she could feel the vibrations of all the different letters and replicate them herself sus.org/1930-rare-footage…
People with pollen allergies can develop "oral allergy symptom" and have mildly allergic reactions to raw fruits/veggies with proteins similar to pollen, such as an itchy mouth/throat. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Moray eels have a second set of jaws inside their throats. These "ballistic" jaws shoot out into the mouth when the eel has caught its prey, bite the victim with their backward-facing teeth, and drag it further into the eel. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
6 years after resigning, Nixon testified on behalf of former FBI assistant director Mark Felt at Felt's own trial, and gave money to Felt's defense fund. In 2005 Felt revealed he had been "Deep Throat", Bob Woodward's source while breaking the Watergate scandal that led to Nixon's resignation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Coca-Cola can be used to help "push down" food/pills stuck in your throat when you can still breath. healthline.com/health/foo…
Jane Fonda's mother killed herself by slicing her own throat with a razor blade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Early in life, Abraham Lincoln wrestled. When local gang leader Jack Armstrong heard of him, he challenged The Honest One to a match. It ended with Abe grabbing him by the throat, hoisting him up, giving a little shake, then throwing him to the dirt. It was the first chokeslam used in wrestling. prowrestlingstories.com/p…
An English man, Darren Hickey, died after eating a scolding hot fishcake at a wedding - He suffered injuries to his throat similar to those who die of smoke inhalation in house fires. independent.co.uk/news/uk…
In 1803 Hatian Revolutionary general Jean-Jacques Dessalines wrote to Thomas Jefferson proposing an alliance w/ the US, saying like Americans they were "tired of paying w/ our blood the price of our blind allegiance to a mother country that cuts her children’s throats". Jefferson never responded theconversation.com/meet-…
A wedding planner in England died after eating a scalding-hot fishcake at a wedding. It burned his throat so badly that it left him unable to breathe. The cause of death was ruled as asphyxiation. The coroner said it was similar to smoke inhalation from house fires. aol.com/article/news/2019…
In the original Pulp Fiction script, Vincent actually shoots Marvin in the throat first - then he and Jules have an entire argument over what to do next while Marvin gurgles & listens in horror scriptslug.com/script/pul…
Vocal Hygiene supports a healthy, strong voice and includes not clearing your throat, using moderate conversational loudness, avoiding spicy food before sleep, and more. entforyou.com/storage/app…
What causes the β€œlump” in your throat when you cry. The autonomic nervous system responds to all types of crying as stress. In turn, this opens the glottis to allow more oxygen into the lungs. When we swallow, the glottis must close, creating the β€œlump”. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Today I learned about Lucky 7, a pirate TV station that broadcast for 25 hours over three nights in Syracuse, NY, in 1978. Viewers who happened to find it could see episodes of "Star Trek," hit films such as "Rocky," and pornographic movies including "Deep Throat." The culprit or culprits were never identified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
Sean Connery was targeted by a gang in Edinburgh in the 1950s. 6 gang members followed him up to a 15-foot high balcony. He singlehandedly beat them up. He grabbed one by the throat and another by the biceps and cracked their heads together. After, they treated him with great respect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
Nora Ephron (once married to Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein) would regularly reveal the identity of informant Deep Throat to anyone who asked her. No one, apart from her sons, believed her. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
A few months before the murders O.J. Simpson had received "a fair amount of" military training – including use of a knife – for a pilot for Frogmen an β€œA Team type of series” where he holds a knife to the throat of a woman in one scene en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._…
Debbie Reynolds (19) had to kiss Gene Kelly (40) on the set of Singin’ in the Rain (1952). He jammed his tongue down her throat, which she had never expected or even heard of. Disgusted and outraged, she gagged, shrieked, and ran crying all the way back to her dressing room. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Charles Darwin once found two ground beetles and grabbed one in each hand before seeing a "sacred" crucifix beetle (Panagaeus cruxmajor). Afraid to lose it, he put one of the beetles he had between his teeth to grab the crucifix but the beetle spit acid down his throat and he lost them all. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Hellen Keller learned to recognize and reproduce speech by putting her fingers on the throat, lips, and nose of the speaker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tad…
In 2018, a man ruptured his throat by trying to trap a high-force sneeze. With nowhere to escape, the pressure ripped through the soft tissue in his neck. Trapping a sneeze could also damage the ears or even rupture a brain aneurysm. bbc.co.uk/news/health-426…
In 1995 a man from australia committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a shotgun. He then shot himself in the head with a pistol. When both failed he used the shotgun and shot his throat and jaw. Finally he walked two hundred metres & shot himself in the heart en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
Rabies Disease produces Hydrophobia ("fear of water"), since the ability to transmit the virus would decrease significantly if the infected individual could swallow saliva and water. Thus, attempts to drink or even suggestion of drinking can cause painful spasms in the throat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
A gorge is basically a smaller version of a canyon. The gorge takes its name from the French word for throat or neck. nationalgeographic.org/en…
After his presidency, US Grant lost nearly every cent in a Ponzi scheme. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with terminal throat cancer. Pushing through the pain, and with the help of Mark Twain, Grant penned his autobiography in order to not leave his wife with no financial security. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
American Beauty actor, Thora Birch's, parents are former porn stars who both appeared in the iconic adult film Deep Throat. They also serve as her business managers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
George Washington died when his doctors tried to cure his epiglottitis (i.e. inflamed throat) with blood letting. He lost more than half his blood before they stopped the treatment, and died just hours later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
There's a persistent cultural phobia in Germany of air drafts. It is widely believed they cause sore throats or even pneumonia. german-way.com/german-pho…
Today I learned about the Butcher of Kansas City, a little known serial killer from the 1980s. He is known to have tortured and killed 6 men, and as many as 20. He injected drain cleaner in their throats to silence their screams while he was at work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
, spiked dog collars were once used to protect shepherding dogs from wolf attacks. Wolves would first go for the throat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
Blackbeard was shot 5 times and stabbed 20 times in the ambush that killed him, and it took someone slitting his throat from behind to finally end him. time.com/5457008/blackbea…
Today I learned about Postorgasmic Illness Syndrome. A condition where men experience flu like symptoms (fevers, headache, sore throat, and watery eyes). It occurs after approximately 90% of "ejaculation events" for effected men. This reaction is thought to be secondary to an allergy to ones own semen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
The fruit Monstera Deliciosa causes severe throat and skin irritation due to oxalic acid (aka rust cleaner!) unless 100% ripe. Once the green outer scales fall off it's safe to eat and tastes like a mix of pineapple, banana and coconut. The scientific name literally means Delicious Monster. atlasobscura.com/foods/mo…
In this famous photo of a man being executed in the Vietnam War, both the executioner and the executed have the exact same Family name: Nguyα»…n. The reason for the brutal summary execution was because he had slit the throats of a military leader and his entire family, all also named Nguyα»…n. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
, the eye drops can travel down your throat youtube.com/watch?v=qZFP2…
Hockey goalie Clint Malarchuks throat got slashed by skate during a live NHL game, the injury was so bad that 11 fans fainted, 2 got heart attack and at least 3 players vomited on the ice. The wound was so bad that it needed 300 stiches. Clint was back on ice just a week later. theplayerstribune.com/en-…
A man blew a small hole in his throat by holding his nose & closing his mouth while sneezing. He was in hospital for 2 weeks. Doctors suggest you should always let a sneeze rip edition-m.cnn.com/2018/01…
The movie "Deep Throat" was made for $47,500, but made at least $30 million, and according to some estimates, it might have brought in as much as $600 million of earnings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
'Deep Throat' pornographic actor Herbert Streicher aka "Harry Reems" later in life had a successful real estate career using his porn stage name to do real estate business en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Tourette syndrome is primarily characterised by physical tics such as blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial movements. Only a minority of sufferers have coprolalia (the utterance of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tou…
In the original Pinocchio story he is executed by hanging. The Fox and the Cat bind his arms, pass a noose around his throat and hang him from the branch of an oak tree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Actor Val Kilmer (Top Gun, Batman Forever) has been fighting throat cancer and had a procedure on his trachea that has reduced his voice to a rasp. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
The anus and genitals of an adult pirate perch are located under its throat- "[t]his feature is not present in juveniles, as the anus migrates with maturity." animaldiversity.org/accou…
The first Westerner to compete in a professional Tuvan/Mongolian throat singing competition was a blind blues musician who discovered the style through a Russian radio broadcast en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
In the Czech and Slovak Language you can create an entire sentence without a single vowel in it: "Strč prst skrz krk" meaning "Stick a finger through your throat". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…

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