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…
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/
Horses only have one toe on each foot sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
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…
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…
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/…
I learned that a lawyer once tried to bring a tic-tac-toe playing chicken into court to prove that being able to play tic-tac-toe did not prove you were mentally competent to understand the consequences of your actions or why you were being executed for them thisamericanlife.org/452/…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
, 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
When Deng Xiaoping visited North Korea in 1978, he looked up at the 70-foot statue of Kim Il Sung and noticed with fury that it was covered from head to toe in gold. He complained to his hosts about wasted Chinese aid money on a personality cult and the gold was replaced with bronze. irishtimes.com/news/how-k…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
Humans have a "kneecap" on the the bottom of their big toe called a sesamoid bone! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ses…
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…
The earliest publicly demonstrated electronic game was "Bertie the Brain," an arcade game that was featured at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1950. The game machine stood four meters tall and played tic-tac-toe on a lightbulb-backed display. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
The Hairy frog is known as the "Wolverine frog" because it is thought to intentionally break its toe bones to force sharp "claws" through its flesh as a means of defence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
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…
An early variation of tic-tac-toe was played in the Roman Empire, around the first century BC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tic…
Toe to hand transplantation can help individuals with acquired or congenital finger defects regain pinch and grasp function ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned of the "Sourtoe Cocktail" served at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson city Canada. Introduced in 1973, over 69,000 paying customers are reported to have tried the concoction and it features a real mummified human toe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
Bob Marley died of toe cancer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
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…
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…
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…
There is a cocktail in Canada and one of the ingredients is a frozen mummified human toe theguardian.com/news/shor…
"Quantum tic-tac-toe" is a quantum generalization of tic-tac-toe in which the players' moves are superpositions of plays in the classical game. The rules are based on three quantum phenomena: superposition, entanglement and collapse en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
An eggcorn is a word or phrase that results from a mishearing or misinterpretation of another, an element of the original being substituted for one which sounds very similar (e.g. tow the line instead of toe the line ) npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
A man was told to take off his white shoes before entering a Komodo Dragon enclosure so that they weren’t mistaken for mice. The Dragon bit the shoeless man’s foot and the man lost a toe abcnews.go.com/US/story?i…
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/…
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…
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…
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 enhaincing their performance. This practice has been banned as cheating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo…
The rhyme "eeeny meenie miny moe", around since the early 19th century, originally ended with "catch a n***** by his toe" but has since been replaced with tiger when it's used babyandblog.com/2014/04/5…
In Illinois in 2008, a woman had to have her dachshund, called Roscoe, put down after the dog gnawed off her big toe while she slept. Mrs Floyd, 56, woke up too late because nerve damage from diabetes had left her with no feeling in her toes telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
A bar in Dawson City, Yukon serves the Sourtoe Cocktail, where a preserved human toe must touch your lips as you drink the shot cbc.ca/news/canada/north/…
There is a Native American tribe of ultra-runners known as the Tarahumara. They can run 200 miles non-stop, and play running games that go on for up to 2 days without breaks. They use the toe-strike method of running instead of the traditonal heel-strike. ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
A horse's hoof is basically a big fingernail, and they run along on the tip of a single toe. scienceline.ucsb.edu/getk…
Scientists created cheese using toe and belly button bacteria to showcase different smells and microbial communities. cbsnews.com/news/scientis…
A bar in Dawson City, Yukon has been serving a "sourtoe" cocktail with a real human toe since 1973. The fine for swallowing the toe is $2500 and the bar keeps a spare on hand just in case. cnn.com/2013/08/28/travel…
Celtic warriors sometimes fought their battles naked, their bodies dyed blue from head to toe. britainexpress.com/Histor…
Tic Tac Toe is a dumbed down version of a game called "Nine Men's Morris" from the Roman Empire en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
There is a pub in Northern Canada that serves whiskey with a frostbitten toe in the glass. The toe must "merely grace the lips" of the drinker and is not meant to be swallowed. There is a $500 fine for swallowing the toe, which has already happened about a dozen times. foxnews.com/leisure/2013/…
Today I learned of the Sourtoe Cocktail, a drink garnished by an actual dehydrated human toe preserved, invented in 1973 and served in Dawson City, Canada. In the course of drinking the Sourtoe Cocktail, several toes have been swallowed, both intentionally and by accident. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Having a split nail on your small toe is a genetic trait. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acc…
There is an all black chicken breed: skin, beak, plume, tongue, legs, toe nails, meat, bones, and organs. Even bone marrow is black. amusingplanet.com/2014/08…
Rubbing peanut butter on a stubbed toe acts as a pain killer, due to the oil in the peanuts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toe…
Experts can't agree on what the best method of long distance running is, i.e. heel strike first or toe strike first. Each causes different areas of the leg and foot to be stressed. well.blogs.nytimes.com/20…
There's a bar in Dawson City, Yukon that serves a "Sourtoe cocktail" - a shot of whisky with a human toe floating in the glass cbc.ca/1.4168541
10% of people can't move their big toe side to side or up and down. thehardbodies.club/big-to…
Elephants have a sixth "toe" that helps stabilize and support their large weight. sciencemag.org/news/2011/…
3000 years ago an ancient Egyptian had a prosthetic toe. newser.com/story/244581/s…
When threatened, the hairy frog, or β€œhorror frog,” intentionally breaks its own bones to produce claws that puncture through the frog’s toe pads to become defensive weapons. webecoist.momtastic.com/2…
In 2008, an Illinois woman had her big toe chewed off by her pet miniature dachshund while napping. Because of diabetes-related nerve damage in her extremities, the woman felt nothing and slept through the attack. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
It's possible to replace a lost thumb with a toe, and that the first successful toe-to-thumb transplant was performed in 1964, on a rhesus monkey (first human was 1972) cpmc.org/advanced/microsu…
Accessory toenails of the little toe are a documented condition and aren't specific to any race ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
There is a bar in Yukon, Canada where you can drink a Sourtoe Cocktail. It has a real severed human toe in it. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
In the 1960s there were coin operated machines with live chickens that would play piano, ring a bell or play you in tic tac toe when you dropped in a dime. inthe00s.com/archive/inth…
Unlike humans, gorillas have an opposable big toe, as well as the thumb. youtube.com/watch?v=UPKip…
People with "Morton's toe" (correct term: Morton's Foot Syndrome) actually have a *shortened first metatarsal* behind the big toe rather than an extra elongated one in the second toe. mortonstoe.com/
Toe wrestling is a sport involving two opponents who lock feet and attempt to pin the other's foot down. It is common courtesy for each player to remove the other player's shoes and socks. ripleys.com/weird-news/to…
There is a frog called the Horror Frog. When threatened, the frog breaks a bone in its toe, forces the broken end through its own skin, and uses it to stab its foes. nerdist.com/miracles-of-w…
President Calvin Coolidge's son, Calvin Jr., died of sepsis from a Staph infection which developed from a blister on his toe from playing lawn tennis just a week prior. coolidgefoundation.org/bl…
Today I learned of a bar in Dawson City that places a human toe that has been dehydrated and preserved in salt to garnish your drink. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
The hairy frog is notable in possessing retractable "claws" which it may project through the skin by intentionally breaking its own toe bones. When the frog is grabbed or attacked, the frog breaks the nodule connection and forces its sharpened bones through the skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Checkers, like tic-tac-toe, will always end in a tie if played perfectly en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eng…
Today I learned of a "Hair tourniquet", a medical condition wherein a hair or other thread becomes tied around a toe or finger tightly, so as to put the digit at risk of damage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Bob Marley turned down his doctors' advice to amputate his toe after a type of melanoma was found under the nail of that toe, citing religious reasons. The cancer later spread and was the cause of his death. skincancerdoctor.wordpres…
A woman in Melbourne was raped and tortured - made to perform sexual acts with a dog, having her toe sliced then sealed with a blow torch, among other things - for 5 days by Hells Angels members. Because of corrupt cops, there has been no prosecution. heraldsun.com.au/news/vic…
A mathematicisn named Danny Hillis built an analog computer that plays tic-tac-toe out of nothing but tinkertoys science20.com/brain_candy…
A long second toe isn't abnormally long, but rather a short big toe called Morton's toe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
The earliest known prosthetic was a big toe belonging to an Egyptian noblewoman dating between 950-710 B.C. The toe would have allowed her to continue wearing traditional Egyptian thonged sandals. unyq.com/the-history-of-p…
:of the Sourtoe Cocktail alcohol shot with a human toe in it. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Robert Chesebrough, inventor of Vaseline, when under a bout of pleurisy, ordered himself to be coated top to toe with his invention, and survived, living on to the age of 96, later revealing he had been eating a spoonful of Vaseline a day. damninteresting.com/story…
Today I learned of Ainhum, a disease where your body amputates your own pinky toe wikipedia.org/wiki/Ainhum…
Today I learned of an African frog, 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, in part, due to his Rastafarian beliefs that did not allow the amputation of his cancerous toe whatstheharm.net/famouspe…
Bob Marley denied surgery on his big toe to remove melanoma. The surgery was curative but instead he tried herbal remedies because of his Rastafarian beliefs. He die at age 36 of cancer. web.archive.org/web/20110…
A dog bit off his owner's big toe because she could smell it was infected, and ended up saving his life mlive.com/news/grand-rapi…

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