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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
, the eye drops can travel down your throat youtube.com/watch?v=qZFP2…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
'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…
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…
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…
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…
, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
Marshmallow was originally a plant, it’s usage traces back to Greece and Egypt for thousands of years, had medicinal properties and helped with sore throat, but somewhere along the way lost its core natural component and became just fluff sugar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt…
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…
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…
Today I learned about Allen Blackthorne, a Texas millionaire, who had his ex-wife, Sheila Bellush murdered in front of her quad 23 month old babies. He allowed their (Allen and Sheila's) teen daughter to find Sheila shot and with her throat slit. The babies had their mother's blood on their faces and feet. wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder…
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…
Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, committed suicide. He shot himself first in the head and then the gut, which proved to be fatal. He also cut his own throat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Today I learned about Brandon Rhode, a man on death row who attempted suicide by cutting his throat before his execution date. Following the attempt, he was rushed to a local hospital where he was stabilized and saved. He was then executed a few days later. cbsnews.com/news/brandon-…
Blue whales can't eat larger prey because their throat is only 8 inches in diameter. noyocenter.org/marine-mam…
A man, Chase Dellwo, survived a Grizzly bear attack by shoving his arm down the bears throat. While being attacked in Great Falls Montana, Dellwo remembered an article his grandmother gave him about bears having bad gag reflexes. He shoved his arm down the Grizzlys throat and it retreated. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Deep Throat (Watergate) ,Deep Throat is the pseudonym given to the secret informant who provided information in 1972 to Bob Woodward, who shared it with Carl Bernstein. Woodward and Bernstein were reporters for The Washington Post, and Deep Throat provided key details about the involvement of U. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
The 1981 film Roar used real lions during filming, resulting in at least 70 cast and crew being injured. A crew member was scalped, another had his throat bitten out, and and much of the footage of attacks was used in the final cut of the film. The blood seen in the movie is real. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roa…
President Ulysesses S. Grant was rewarded 10,000 boxes of cigar by citizens after he led troops to Forts Henry and Donelson and forced the Confederate Army to retreat back to Mississippi. He later died of throat cancer in 1885. theburningplatform.com/20…
Don Lapre, the famous infomerical pitchman who stressed using "tiny, classified ads" slit his own throat in jail at age 47. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Today I learned about Tonsil Stones, also called tonsillolith, which are lumps of calcified material in the tonsils, the fleshy pads at the back of the throat. Tonsil stones are formed when debris, such as food, dead cells, and other substances, become trapped on the tonsils. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.or…
Ulysses S. Grant was broke and dying of throat cancer, when Mark Twain offered an unheard of 75% of royalties to his widow for him to write his memoirs. Julia Grant received $450,000 dollars from royalties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uly…
Today I learned about the issue of Pitch Inflation where instrumentalists would continue to tune their instruments to higher pitches, before a standard was set, in order to make their instrument sound brighter and more brilliant than their rivals leading to snapped strings and severe throat strain on singers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Thora Birch's parents were porn stars who starred in the 1972 porn film "Deep Throat" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Rabies used to be called "hydrophobia," meaning "fear of water." Infected people make more saliva and have painful spasms in their throat when they imagine swallowing fluid. The virus is spread through the saliva when biting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
The FBI found the bodies of the 1964 Freedom Summer murders with the help of a hitman who, along with an agent, beat and kidnapped a KKK member. The Klansman had a gun barrel shoved down his throat as the hitman β€œstarted cutting his dick off with a razor” until the location was revealed. newyorker.com/magazine/19…
The Iron Sheik planned to kill the man who murdered his daughter by slitting his throat with a razor he hid in his mouth in the courtroom court. His family surrounded him and talked him out of it. Instead, as a tribute to his daughter, he quit drugs and got his life back on track. onlineworldofwrestling.co…
Don Lapre, the famous 90's infomercials guy who claimed to make $50,000 per week "placing tiny classified ads in newspapers" slit his throat and bled to death rather than face prison en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Cough, sore throat, thick, yellow mucus are more common in cold virus infections though they can sometimes be associated with allergies, too. Allergies also never cause a fever or body aches knowyourotcs.org/decoding…
Nixon sent champagne and a note saying "Justice ultimately prevails" to Mark Felt after he was pardoned by Reagan. 30 years later, it was revealed Mark Felt was "Deep Throat" who helped bring the Watergate cover-up to light. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Frog neck muscles are so weak that they use their eyes to push food down their throat. While it looks like they're blinking, they’re actually sucking their eyes down into their bodies to push food into their stomach. rearfront.com/best-useles…
Two 16 Year Olds Nearly Died of a Slit Throat During a Performance of Sweeny Todd hindustantimes.com/world-…
When smokers try to quit smoking they develop flu-like symptoms including headache, fatigue, irritability, sore throat, insomnia, and coughing. This is sometimes known as quitter’s flu or smoker’s flu. verywellmind.com/quitters…
As late as the 1950s, Doctors were endorsing tobacco manufactures, even claiming that they had positive health benefits, such as "removing dangerous irritants that cause throat irritation and coughing". cbsnews.com/pictures/blow…
The 1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre was bought and distributed by Louis Peraino of the Bryanston Distributing Company. Louis' father, Anthony Peraino, a made man with Profaci crime family, financed the most profitable porno, Deep Throat. TCM was used to launder money made from DT. weminoredinfilm.com/2015/…
[] In 1799, after getting a sore throat from a day of horseback riding, George Washington was given a bloodletting treatment (80 oz of blood) and died two days later. pbs.org/newshour/show/blo…
Today I learned of the Disney/Hasbro "Flubber Fiasco" of 1963, when the "Son of Flubber" toy putty caused 1,600+ cases of face/throat rashes in children. The recalled units could not be burned or dumped at sea, so they were buried under a Hasbro parking lot instead. progresscityusa.com/2011/…
Lobster’s brain is located in its throat, nervous system in abdomen, teeth in stomach and kidneys in head, hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed history.com/news/a-taste-…
Today I learned about Tuvan throat singing, a Mongolian discipline of singing that allows the singer to sing in multiple pitches at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuv…
Today I learned of Cake Man, a Danish tradition to bake a birthday cake man and let the birthday girl (or boy) slit its throat while the other children scream. atlasobscura.com/foods/ka…
Research conducted in recent years found that special tongue and throat exercises can strengthen up the area so it stays clear while you sleep, therefore significantly reducing snoring. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Cocaine is sometimes used as a local/topical anesthetic for numbing the nose, mouth, and throat by anesthesiologists. mayoclinic.org/drugs-supp…
President Ulysses S. Grant gargled red wine laced with cocaine to relieve pain from throat cancer history.com/news/a-brief-…
Today I learned about Melanesia Sergeant Major Jacob Vouza who was captured by the Japanese, hung from a tree and beaten with rifles, tied to a red ant hill, bayonetted seven times in the chest and once in the throat, but still managed to chew through his restraints and deliver news of the impending attack en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Large animals have bad gag reflexes. Case Dellwo was attacked by a grizzly and Chase remembered an article that his grandmother gave him and stuck his arm down the bear's throat. The advice worked an the bear fled. backpacker.com/survival/m…
When hummingbirds reach puberty, the males’ beaks grow longer and sharper. They use them to stab other males in the throat to secure mating spots. nerdist.com/hummingbirds-…
In Korea, live baby octopus is served still wriggling on your plate. It's recommended that you chew it thoroughly before swallowing so that the tentacles don't latch onto your throat while it goes down foodandwine.com/fwx/sanna…
UFC fighter Meisha Tate was vacationing with her boyfriend and his parents when his mother suffered an asthma attack while snorkeling and almost drowned. Unable to perform CPR due to a closed throat, Meisha saved her by repeatedly taking puffs from an asthma inhaler and blowing it into her lungs mmajunkie.com/2014/07/how…
The body characteristic term, Adam’s apple originated from the biblical story of Adam & Eve. Adam took a bite from the forbidden apple and part of the apple got stuck in his throat giving the appearance of an Adams Apple healthline.com/health/ada…
Today I learned about the Thalit Massacre, a massacre that took place in a village in Algeria in which 52 out of the 53 inhabitants had their throats cut by Islamic guerrillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tha…
Ben Stein, the Social Studies teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, was a presidential speechwriter, lawyer and economist, and was speculated by TIME Magazine to have been deep throat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben…
Breathing with the mouth open during sleep can cause a sore throat. After eating breakfast, it often goes away seattlechildrens.org/cond…
In 2008 the notorious porn movie "Deep Throat" was shown on national television in Holland as part of a themed night on the history of pornographic films. The movie was seen by 907,000 viewers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dee…
A sore throat caused by acid reflux is often worse in the morning since acid from the stomach can enter the esophagus, back of the throat, and mouth (contributing to tooth erosion) during the night while you are sleeping verywellhealth.com/throat…
In the movie "Alien" Ripley's clumsy attempted killing by the fellow crew member Ash is done by forcing a rolled-up porno magazine down her throat with facial asphyxiation being Ash's only experience with how to kill a human. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash…
China's President Chiang was a problem child. At four, he almost choked to death when he tried to fathom the depth of his throat with a chopstick. "To put a leash on him", his mother had him married with a 19 year old lady when he was 14 chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/…
An Australian man shot himself in the chest with a shotgun. That didn't work, so he took a pistol to his head. THAT didn't work, so he leaned the shotgun to his throat. That didn't work. He then walked 200 meters down a hill, and shot his head off (finally). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
George Washington died when attempting to cure a sore throat by draining half of his total blood content. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Chrysler made air raid sirens and in true muscle car fashion, they were powered by HEMIs. It weighed around 5,000 lbs, and was over 11 ft long, 5 ft tall, and nearly 5 ft wide. It produced 170 decibels at the siren’s throat and had a range of range of 30-50 miles and a 70 dB signal for two miles allpar.com/corporate/fact…
A lobster's brain is located in its throat, its nervous system in its abdomen, its teeth in its stomach and its kidneys in its head. It also hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb, meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed. history.com/news/a-taste-…
When you speak inside your mind small muscles in your throat mimic the formation of each word, and NASA is working on a machine that would detect these muscle movements and transcribe them to words. nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2004…
Frogs can’t swallow with their mouth, instead, they blink and push their eyes inside their mouth, pushing their food towards their throat. youtu.be/TUbx1tBnpG0
Frogs uses their eyeballs as an aid for swallowing their food. They push down their eyeballs, which provides extra force to push their food from its mouth down the throat. animals.mom.me/frogs-clos…
Ulysses S. Grant smoked up to 20 cigars a day and was rumored to smoke during battle. Unsurprisingly, he died of throat cancer. holts.com/clubhouse/cigar…
In 1978 mob boss Tony Accardo had his house burgled. Shortly afterwards, the three suspected thieves and four related persons were found strangled and with cut throats. However, the surviving assasins were convicted and given long jail terms in 2002. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
A Komodo dragon may attempt to speed up the process of swallowing a carcass by ramming the carcass against a tree to force it down its throat, sometimes ramming so forcefully, the tree is knocked down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kom…
A man sued Blue Man Group claiming he suffered permanent damage to his esophagus when the performers shoved a camera down his throat. It was revealed that it was a camera trick and nothing entered the mans mouth as the live footage was actually a pre recorded medical video marinij.com/general-news/…
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…
Strep throat may trigger the onset of severe OCD and hallucinations in children. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
When Michael Douglas was treated with throat cancer, his doctor actually suggested that too much oral sex on women may be the reason for his condition. theguardian.com/film/2013…
Rabies causes hydrophobia, where just the thought of drinking water or seeing water, causes intense clench throat spasms, so the victim cannot swallow the frothy saliva forming in their mouth. The foam is infected heavily with the live virus which increases disease transmission through biting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyd…
Nunavut Arctic College is the only post-secondary institution in the territory and at one of its facilities courses are taught in drum dancing, throat singing, cabin building, child rearing and other aspects of traditional Inuit culture and knowledge macleans.ca/schools/nunav…
The doctors in charge of you tonsils are otolaryngologists (pronounced: oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jists), or ENTs (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors) if you want to be casual. enthealth.org/whats-an-en…
Frogs use their eyeballs to swallow. Frogs eat their prey whole and their eyeballs actually sink down into their mouth and push the food down into their throat. burkemuseum.org/blog/all-…
In 1995 a man in Australia attempted suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a shotgun. When that didn't work he used a pistol to shoot himself in the head, then used the shotgun again on his throat and finally died after one last shotgun blast to the heart en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mul…
In 2004 van Gogh's great-grandnephew, Theo, was murdered for making a film about violence against women in Islam. He was shot more than 8 times, cut in the throat to decapitate him, stabbed in the chest and stabbed with another knife attaching a note that threatened Western countries & Jews. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Camels are able to eat a cactus because they've adapted to the desert and have tough throats. youtube.com/watch?v=PD0R2…

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