In 1974, drinkers in a British pub were bemoaning the fact that the UK didn't produce world champions, so they invented a sport that no one else knew about: toe wrestling. In 1976, a Canadian visitor competed and won, so with the point of the sport gone, the "World Championship" was discontinued en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe…
A horse stands on the tip of one toe. The remaining β€œfingers” have long since faded away with the evolution of the horse, but the split bones along the cannon bone are vestigial remnants of the second and fourth fingers horseillustrated.com/hors…
Today I learned of the "sixth toenail", which is a miniscule accessory nail situated on the pinky toe's outer corner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
There exists a conspiracy theory which states that Bob Marley was "assassinated" by a CIA agent who gave him a Converse shoe infected with cancer, which spread from his toe to his brain. Among those who believe in this theory as T.I. and Busta Rhymes. nme.com/news/music/t-i-an…
Some species of birds have a comb built into one of their toenails called a pectinate toe. These nails help birds with very long necks keep their feathers clean. infinitespider.com/birds-…
In 15th c. Europe, excessively long, pointy shoes called β€œpoulaines” were popular among nobles, with some tips extending 5” past the toe. The longer the point/pike the more leisurely the wearer’s lifestyle. England equated them to public indecency and banned pikes of more than 2” in 1463. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about eggcorns, which are words or phrases that results from a mishearing or misinterpretation of another, an element of the original being substituted for one that sounds very similar or identical (e.g. tow the line instead of toe the line ). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg…
Today I learned about a Canadian drink called the sour toe. It consists of a mummified human toe at the bottom of a whiskey shot. People donate their toes for the tradition theguardian.com/world/201…
In 2014, scientist Michael J. Smith published a study on where it’s most and least painful to get stung by a bee. Most painful: nostril, lip, and penis shaft. Least painful: skull, middle toe tip, and arm. He won an IgNobel Prize. peerj.com/articles/338/
2000 US Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling champ Rulon Gardner lost a toe due to frostbite after a snowmobile accident. The toe is kept in a bottle of formaldehyde. In his fridge. olympics.nbcsports.com/20…
Einstein hated wearing socks. In a letter to his wife he said that the reason he stopped wearing them was because his big toe always ended up making a hole in them. bbc.com/future/article/20…
It's a tradition in Dawson City to drink a shot with a real (dead) human toe in it cbc.ca/shortdocs/m_blog/t…
Jack Daniel (the founder of the whiskey) died from kicking a safe. When he kicked it, he broke his toe which got infected. He eventually died from blood poisoning. businessinsider.com.au/ja…
Horses only have one toe on each foot sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
55% of people have three bones and two joints in their little toe. 45% of people have only two bones and one joint pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
The Statue Of Liberty and The Venus de Milo both suffer from Morton's Toe. A condition where the second toe is longer than the first toe. historydaily.org/mortons-…
Toe wrestling is actually a competitive sport. Every year they hold championship in England. But in 1997 the Olympic Committee turned the sport down on the basis that they just couldn't decide if it was a winter or a summer sport. bbc.co.uk/derby/features/…
Wheelchair athletes with spinal injuries will sometimes intentionally injure themselves on the lower body (e.g. break a toe), causing their bodies to respond by raising blood pressure and enhancing their performance. This practice has been banned as cheating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
An 18-year-old girl called Rae Heim ran across America almost entirely barefoot. She only wore shoes on some hard terrain. She ran 3,437.5 miles in 8 months and raised more than $10,000 for charity. She started running barefoot at 16 after breaking a big toe, and kept it up after it healed. runnersworld.com/gear/a20…
There is a cocktail called the β€œSourtoe” that uses a mummified human toe as it’s signature ingredient. It’s been served at a hotel in Dawson City, Canada since 1973. As of 2017, over 71,000 people have tried it. But if you swallow it you must pay a fine of $2,500– toes are hard to come by. npr.org/2017/06/24/534207…
Nail clubbing is a deformity of the finger or toe nails associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs verywellhealth.com/what-i…
The term military tattoo comes from the early 17th-century Dutch phrase doe den tap toe ("turn off the tap"), a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
, a 3,000 year old mummy was found that had a wooden prosthetic big toe. bbc.com/news/education-19…
Today I learned of the Sour Toe Cocktail. a drink garnished with an actual human toe that has been dehydrated and preserved in salt, which originally belonged to a miner who had it amputated in the 1920s. It was accidentally swallowed in 1980 but since then seven more have been donated. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Today I learned about the Sourtoe cocktail. Which is alcohol and a mummified toe mixed together. To become a member of the Sourtoe club your lips must touch the toe to become a member. www-bbc-com.cdn.ampprojec…
Today I learned about solved games. Solved games are games whose outcome can be correctly predicted from any position, assuming both players play the best possible moves. Tic-tac-toe is easily solvable. Chess may never be fully solved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Despite their reputation, there are no proven cases of a common snapping turtle biting someone's finger or toe off en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
How common it is to have a different number of joints in the pinky toe. 56% people have two joints and three bones, 44% have one joint and two bones! sciencedirect.com/science…
Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a 3,000-year-old prosthetic big toe fitted to the remains of a noble woman. Made from leather and wood, it was refitted several times to exactly match the woman’s foot. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Jack Daniel, the founder of Jack Daniels whiskey, died from blood poisoning. This was caused simply from an infected toe he had broken by kicking a safe in frustration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Hair tourniquet syndrome, where a hair becomes tightly wrapped around the finger or toe of a baby usually. If left untreated it will lead to autoamputation. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The skin of all human beings is covered in stripes. They're called Blaschko’s Lines, and they cover the body from head to toe. We just can't see them. mentalfloss.com/us/go/650…
There is a name for such common errors as writing "tow the line" instead of "toe the line." The word eggcorn was coined when a linguist noted a woman who used that word instead of "acorn" and realized there was no word for the general phenomenon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg…
Bob Marley could have halted the spred of his cancer but refused to have his toe amputated for religious reasons en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
In ancient Greece having a second toe that is longer than the big toe was considered a standard of beauty. This condition, today known as Greek Foot, is depicted in many famous statues, such as Michelangelo's David and the Statue of Liberty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Polydactyly (having an additional finger or toe) is 10 times more frequent in black males and 22 times more common in black females than white males/females adoption.umn.edu/polydact…
During Medieval Europe, the use of pointy shoes started as a fad to signify status, but as the size of the toe-tips continuously increased, the English crown felt the need to intervene, because of "lascivious connotations". researchgate.net/publicat…
A bar in the Yukon serves cocktails containing a mummified human toe: the Sourtoe. (And they’ve just been donated a β€˜fresh’ one lost to frostbite!) bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-c…
Ernest Hemingway loved cats. His former home in Key West Florida is now a museum that houses and cares for 40-50 polydactyl descendants of his original multi-toe cat named Snow White. hemingwayhome.com/cats
Las Vegas casino owner Ted Binion shaved every inch of his body, head to toe, to avoid surrendering a single hair for a drug test. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Bi…
The little toenail deformity, the one that’s so hard to trim into a normal shape and looks like a split nail, is actually a 'sixth toenail'. It is also referred to as 'accessory nail' or 'double nail of the little toe'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
Humans have a "kneecap" on the the bottom of their big toe called a sesamoid bone! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ses…
There is a frog from Africa, Trichobatrachus robustus, that breaks a bone in its toe pad, pushes the sharp broken bone through it's skin, and tries to shank you with it if it feels threatened. newscientist.com/article/…
Bob Marley died of toe cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
For over 50 years, you could play tic-tac-toe against live chickens in NYC, and they seldom, if ever, lost nytimes.com/2012/06/11/ny…
Jack Daniels died from blood poisoning in an infected toe wound, caused by kicking his safe in anger when he was unable to open it. expatfoodhall.com/manufac…
Tom Dempsey, who held the record for longest NFL field goal from 1970-2013 was born without toes on his right foot and no fingers on his right hand. He wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe surface to kick with. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Today I learned of a condition called 'dactylolysis spontanea', where a person's toe just randomly falls off, and doctors have no idea why it happens gizmodo.com/sometimes-toe…
There is a bar in Canada that sells a drink seasoned with an amputated toe, which has been replaced multiple times due to it being mistakenly consumed or lost atlasobscura.com/places/s…

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