Bubble Wrap which is used for shipping was originally supposed to be a new textured wallpaper. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Today I learned about Dolophones conifera, known as the wrap-around spider. It can flatten and wrap its body around trees limbs for camouflage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
One American Chef, Cecilia Chang, is credited for bringing over northern Chinese food to San Francisco in 1960. She introduced Hunan, Scheswean, and other northern styles. Potstickers, peking duck, lettuce wraps, and many more. youtu.be/vIJcMb-ag9U
, Special devices exist in the form of "wrap-around foot stools" to allow users of western-style toilets to defecate in a posture that is somewhat similar to squatting. huffpost.com/entry/squatt…
Certain ant species commit suicide to protect their territory. As stinging wasn't effective against some predators, they evolved the ability to self-sacrifice to kill one or more enemies. They wrap themselves around an opponent & explodes, releasing sticky corrosive material killing both. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
Squirrels will wrap their tails around their head during cold weather to reduce heat loss; the tail, with its high density of long hairs, is extremely well insulated, losing significantly less heat than the squirrel's body wildlifeonline.me.uk/anim…
Saran Wrap isn't as "clingy" is because it used to have a toxic chemical in it and they voluntarily removed it, costing them almost half their market share delish.com/food-news/news…
Christo and Jeanne-Claude negotiated with the German government for 24 years before being allowed to wrap Berlin's Reichstag building in 1995. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
A California couple’s pet cat stole more than 600 items from neighbors, including gloves, towels, bubble wrap, a San Francisco Giants baseball cap, and even a bikini. The kleptomaniac kitty’s record was 11 items in 24 hours. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…
Skull elongation was a practice of the Mangbetu people of Central Africa. They would wrap babies' heads with cloth shortly after birth to achieve this look. Brain development was not usually affected by this practice. historydaily.org/mangbetu…
A woodpecker's tongue wraps around its skull to protect it while hammers at over 1000 times the force of gravity. This protects it from bashing its brains out while pecking. infinitespider.com/woodpe…
Boxes of aluminum foil, Saran Wrap, and wax paper have tabs on the side that push in to keep the roll in place. eatthis.com/aluminum-foil…
It is 100% legal be to buried at sea in the USA. You basically wrap the body in a sheet with some weights, at least 3 miles from shore and throw it off the boat. The Navy even has a program to assist veterans of the armed services. epa.gov/ocean-dumping/bur…
A wood peckers tongue wraps all the way around its skull youtu.be/qfGXkNUIocc
A woodpeckers tongue is so long, it actually wraps around its skull providing further insulation to the brain in warding them from concussions infinitespider.com/woodpe…
Even though daddy-long-leg spiders don't have powerful enough venom to harm humans, they hunt and kill larger spiders that can kill humans, like the redback spider. They use their long legs to quickly wrap other spiders with webbing, immobilizing them before biting and eating them. oneperth.com.au/2013/02/0…
There is a spider called Dolophones conifera, known as the "wrap-around spider". So called due to it's ability to flatten themselves perfectly for camouflage around the surface of a branch. australiangeographic.com.…
That, to avoid traumatic brain injury, woodpecker's toungues wrap around their skulls in a small empty cavity, which helps to cushion the blows. infinitespider.com/woodpe…
The term "kangaroo court" comes from travelling judges "hopping from place to place, guided less by concern for justice than by the desire to wrap up as many trials as the day allowed." encyclopedia.com/social-s…
A woodpecker's tongue is so long that it wraps around its skull to protect its brain from over 1000g of force when it's hammering away birdwatchingdaily.com/new…
Bubble wrap was originally invented to be wallpaper. The creators tried to make plastic wallpaper with a paper backing, but it came out with plastic backing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
Shrunken heads are made using only the (skin) off the head. Not the skull at all. They basically take the SKIN off the head and wrap it around a piece of wood, rock etc to keep the shape of the head. smithsonianmag.com/videos…
Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 and originally intended to serve as a wallpaper. It is also a brand name. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated on the last Monday of January. sealedair.com/bubble-wrap…
The tongue and hyoid bone of this pileated woodpecker wrap around its skull to help cushion the brain while it's pecking for food. The bird's inner-skull contains compressible sponge-like bone, mostly concentrated in the forehead and the back of the skull, which functions as a shock absorber. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
When Alfred Hitchcock got the rights to the novel that originated 'Psycho' he bought all copies to keep the plot twists under wraps variety.com/2017/film/new…
Producers feared that the young actors involved would become unrecognizable, so producers filmed the final scene for How I Met Your Mother and kept it under wraps for 8 years. cbsnews.com/news/final-ho…
Cellophane, the clear plastic used to wrap food, is biodegradable and produced from wood pulp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cel…
, Dana Carvey who played Garth on Wayne's World had a brother named Brad who built a wire wrap prototype of the famous Amiga program Video Toaster, and Dana's character Garth wore a Video Toaster "test pattern" T-shirt in Wayne's World 2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
A woodpecker wraps its tongue around its brain before pecking at trees to protect it. birdwatchingdaily.com/new…
The "restructured meat" technology that led to the intro of McNuggets & McRibs in the '80s came from a 1970s U.S. Army program to lower costs and increase efficiency in making Army food. Saran wrap, Cheetos, and and shelf-stable bread have similar military precursors. military.com/undertherada…
Today I learned of the Year 2038 problem, where systems that wrap their UNIX time counters and storing it as 32-bit signed integer will reach its maximum capacity (2,147,483,647 seconds after 1 January 1970), the number will wrap around to become -2147483647 and will mean 13 December 1901 on these systems en.wikipedia.org/en/Year_…
Hummingbird tongues are so long they exit the bottom of the beak, wrap around the back of the bird's head under the skin, then re-enter the beak through a nostril. A concertina of miniscule bones pushes the tongue base up and around the head when needed. goldengateaudubon.org/blo…
Anacondas have massive water orgy-cum-wresting-matches where up to 12 males wrap themselves around a female vying for the chance of copulation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
If you took your circulatory system and stretched it end to end it would be long enough to wrap around the earth twice vedanadosah.cvtisr.sk/en/…
The original manufacturer of Ziploc Bags and Saran Wrap also made Napalm and Agent Orange for the Vietnam War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
Bubble Wrap was originally supposed to be a textured wallpaper made from two sealed shower curtains mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Luis Resto used modified boxing gloves and wraps in his fight against Billy Collins Jr. in 1983, resulting in permanently ruining Collins' vision and career. During the 10-round fight, Collins had reported to his cornermen that Resto's punches "felt like being hit with rocks". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Russian soldiers do not wear socks - they wrap a piece of cloth around their feet. Socks will finally be introduced by the end of this year guardian.co.uk/world/shor…
Bubble wraps were originally intended to be used as textured wallpapers. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Baby otters can't swim at first, but their buoyancy makes it possible for the mother to wrap the pup in (sea)weeds to prevent it from drifting away when she needs to hunt seaworld.org/en/animal-in…
Car manufacturers use a special black and white camouflage wrap, so that details about the Car's shape isn't revealed. These wraps are black and white because the black absorbs infrared light from a camera's auto-focus, so you cant make a clear picture of it. dailyinbox.com/why-car-ma…
You should never "double wrap it." Using two condoms can cause friction between them, weakening the material and increasing the chance that the condoms might break. kidshealth.org/en/teens/2…
The woodpecker's exceptionally long tongue wraps around the inside of the birds' head to protect the brain. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Mice have a giant neuron that wraps around their entire brain. nature.com/news/a-giant-n…
The green woodpecker's tongue is so long it wraps around their skull. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
A woodpecker's tongue wraps all the way around its skull, to provide musculo-sketal support while pecking infinitespider.com/woodpe…
Bubble wrap was originally invented in 1957 to be used as wallpaper. After not selling well it was marketed as a greenhouse insulator, and then eventually as the packaging material we know it as today. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
In 2011, knockoff Chinese Slap Wraps were given out as a reward for fundraising to elementary school students in Florida. Eventually students removed the cloth, which covered the bracelets, to reveal racy images of women underneath. reuters.com/article/us-fl…
If you take all the DNA in your body and line it up to form one long strand, it would measure to be 135 trillion meters long. It would be able to wrap around the Earth's equator 2.5 million times or about twice the diameter of our solar system. scienceline.ucsb.edu/getk…
In Norway instead of putting hotdogs in buns, they wrap them in a potato pastry called "Lompe". distrita.com/norwegian-me…

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