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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Casu marzu is a Sardinian cheese that contains live maggots. The maggots can jump up to five inches out of cheese while you’re eating it, so it’s a good idea to shield it with your hand to stop them jumping into your eyes.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Nooooooo!

    2. Lionrhod profile image86
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      *Puts this on a list of things to never ever eat.*

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      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! NO thank you!!!

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    A family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are thought to have gained their blue skin through combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am loving these.

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    colorfuloneposted 4 years ago

    Speaking of bathrooms......the first American film to feature toilet flushing was Psycho. It is odd how we all remember the shower scene instead.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Nintendo's beloved "Mario" character came about due to Nintendo being unable to make a deal with King Features Syndicate to use their Popeye characters. The game that eventually became "Donkey Kong" (Mario's debut) was originally envisioned as a Popeye game, with Popeye climbing ladders and jumping over obstacles to rescue Olive Oyl from Bluto.
    When negotiations with King Features fell through, Nintendo simply changed Bluto into a gorilla,Popeye into Mario, and Olive Oyl into a generic damsel in distress.

    When "Donkey Kong" became a smash hit, of course, King Features saw the error of their ways and allowed Nintendo to use Popeye and his friends in an arcade game... that ended up looking very similar to "D.K."

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    In 2008 scientists discovered a new species of bacteria that lives in hairspray.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yuck! Did they figure out how to get rid of it?

      1. CuAllaidh profile image83
        CuAllaidhposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Not all bacteria is harmful, as of yet they haven't figured out if the one that lives in hairspray is harmful at all (at least as far as I know).

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          Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Source:
          Society for General Microbiology
          "Scientists now need to determine the clinical importance of the new species, as similar bacteria have been found to infect humans. "Further testing will establish whether the species is a threat to human health," says Dr Bakir. "We hope our study will benefit the formulation of hairspray to prevent contamination in the future."

          Society for General Microbiology. "New Species Of Bacteria Contaminates Hairspray." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 March 2008.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Not yet. They say it is new, and it is like a few others that affect humans.
        We never know what we are using, we tend to think everything sold is safe

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        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        This guy comes into my work today to return some Ambesol... He thanks me for making it so easy... he says, "I was really nervous about returning my herpes medicine."
        Say what? I didn't have to know that dude. Move it along so I can hit up that hand sanitizer.
        Why would he tell me that?

  6. CuAllaidh profile image83
    CuAllaidhposted 4 years ago

    In 1665 the village of Eyam in Britain had an outbreak of the black plague. Thanks to a quick thinking minister who advised self quarantine for infected people, and a deal with the next closest town for supplies in exchange for coins left in a bowl of vinegar (to sterilize the coins) the rest of Britain did not get affected by the outbreak. A surprisingly large percentage of Eyam citizens survived (although it was still devistating), and not just because of the precautions, for some reason the townsfolk of Eyam had a higher than normal percentage of people who were immune to the plague.

  7. CuAllaidh profile image83
    CuAllaidhposted 4 years ago

    Oh and a corollary fact to the one I posted just now about Eyam... the Gene that is responsible for the immunity to the Black Death turns out  that it may be the key to immunity to HIV and AIDS as well.

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    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    I heard that the fastest person to solve Rubik's Cube does it in 5 seconds.

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    GeorgeneMBramlageposted 4 years ago

    Tomatoes, a new world fruit, were at first thought to be poisonous.  So very glad someone figured out that they were not, otherwise we'd have no spaghetti sauce or pizza!

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      CuAllaidhposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile the nightshade family of plants can be either oh so tasty or oh so deadly.... all the nightshades natural to Europe are poisonous big_smile

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That poor mom.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You can say that again. OUCH

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    The 90s rock band "Ugly Kid Joe" got their name because they were picked to open a show for a band called "Pretty Boy Floyd."

    They had been using the name "S.W.A.T." (which stood for "Suburban White Alcoholic Trash"), but the band members thought it would be funny to see "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "Ugly Kid Joe" listed on the marquee together. The concert ended up being cancelled, but the name stuck.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    In 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor tried to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee. It didn’t work.

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    vocalcoachposted 4 years ago

    Chili was first created in San Antonio Texas in 1840.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes — it uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my gosh! That's repulsive! I love it! I don't know where you get them, but you have the best facts.

    2. vocalcoach profile image96
      vocalcoachposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      OMG!  Glad I don't eat this way.  smile

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    A U.S. park ranger named Roy C. Sullivan held the record for being struck by lightning the most times, having been struck — and surviving — seven times between 1942 and 1977. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot in 1983.
    I don't know his situation, but I wonder if his depression was a result of being struck by lightening, if depression is why he shot himself?

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    Buildrepsposted 4 years ago

    Bin Laden has been killed smile

    1. Lionrhod profile image86
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Speaking of revisionist history...

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson's birth name is "Aleksandar Zivojinovic."

  19. colorfulone profile image81
    colorfuloneposted 4 years ago

    Plagiarism on forums is not literary borrowing, it is stealing.

    What is Plagiarism? http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism-10 … plagiarism

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      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not claiming it to be my exclusive knowledge, we aren't born knowing  this stuff, so please play or go away if you're not playing

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      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yet you got this from
      http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/42- … e-down-the
      #27

      See your post here
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/126482? … ost2670231

      You said Quote "
      Speaking of bathrooms......the first American film to feature toilet flushing was Psycho. It is odd how we all remember the shower scene instead." End Quote
      **************************
      It's hard to tell exactly where you got this one, because it is in your exact words on many sites (minus the BTW)
      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/126482? … ost2670033
      You said Quote " After Fredric Baur died, his ashes were buried in a Pringles can.
      BTW, he invented those cans we love to recycle & re-purpose." End Quote

      I found some more of yours that you got from the internet. I wouldn't have posted this, but you started with me first

  20. Lionrhod profile image86
    Lionrhodposted 4 years ago

    Houseflies hum in the key of F.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Really?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The tiny parasite Toxoplasma gondii can only breed sexually when in the guts of a cat. To this end, when it infects rats, it changes their behaviour to make them less scared of cats.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.

  23. Michael Kismet profile image93
    Michael Kismetposted 4 years ago

    Yet another reason to dislike cats.  smile

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

  25. Lionrhod profile image86
    Lionrhodposted 4 years ago

    Boy puppies often lose on purpose to girl puppies in their play games.
    .

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      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ahhh How sweet

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.

  27. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image77
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 4 years ago

    Here is some presidential trivia: Washington,Jefferson, Lincoln, Jackson, Grant, McKinley, Cleveland, Madison and Wilson are on U.S. bills.

  28. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image77
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 4 years ago

    Here is some presidential trivia: Washington,Jefferson, Lincoln, Jackson, Grant, McKinley, Cleveland, Madison and Wilson are on U.S. bills.

  29. TheGutterMonkey profile image93
    TheGutterMonkeyposted 4 years ago

    Here's a fun evolutionary fact I like to throw out to people at times. You know our goose bumps that pop up when we're cold or scared or angry? Those are useless leftovers (vestigial reflexes) from our much hairier ancestors.

    Not too much different from cats and other animals who get all 'poofy' when in the cold or fighting, these goose bumps raise hair on our skin when we're cold, to trap air, causing a layer of insulation, to keep us warm, and raise hair during emotional stress (when we're scared, angry, etc.) to make us look larger and more intimidating to ward off predators.

    None of this is very helpful to us anymore, of course, but that doesn't make it any less fascinating.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    "Children grow faster during springtime."

    1. Lionrhod profile image86
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Fascinating. I wonder why.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It's probably due to the fact that most children play indoors in the Winter, so when spring comes they play extra hard outdoors. This results in growth hormones being released more abundantly, therefore growth in the children

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          Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Some sites say summer, others say spring, others say both. They also point out that those seasons are best for height growth while in fall, kids tend to put on weight.

          I'm going to guess that it's a combination of exercise, more nutritious food, especially green veg, and vitamin D producing calcium.

          As for autumn weight gain, that's obviously a throwback to when humans needed to put on a layer of fat to get through the winter.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    This is a fun thread, and I'm learning even more than I wanted to smile

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    chasmacposted 4 years ago

    Back in Victorian England (or maybe earlier), the best surgeons weren't the ones with the greatest medical knowledge; they were the ones who could saw a leg off fastest. One particularly fast surgeon was performing a leg amputation, but in his haste also cut off the finger of his assistant. A member of the public in the viewing gallery, on seeing this, had a heart attack and died, the patient died from the operation, and the assistant died a few weeks later from infection. It's the only surgical operation known to have a 300% death rate.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      hahahaha... I mean.... that's terrible.

      The doc. must have been really fast.

      "Wait! My fing... oh man!"

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Except he didn't say "Oh man!"  it was more like. "You pea-brained lack-witted ninny-hammer!"

        1. Sed-me profile image84
          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Those were big swear words back then.

  33. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Not advisable to stand on head and eat or drink unless you want it to go into your lungs.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Your head will go into your lungs? Sounds uncomfortable. I will stop doing this immediately. smile

      1. CuAllaidh profile image83
        CuAllaidhposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        LOL that made me actually laugh out loud... at work... luckily I am the only one in my office at the moment or it might have caused some strange looks.... again.

  34. CuAllaidh profile image83
    CuAllaidhposted 4 years ago

    Some historians believed the children's game of hopscotch began as a Roman soldiers training drill. The soldiers would have to do long intricate hopscotch courts in full armour. It is believed that children started playing hopscotch as a way to imitate soldiers, so when kids play hopscotch they are really playing at being a soldier wink

  35. Cardia profile image92
    Cardiaposted 4 years ago

    The plastic/metal covering on the end of your shoe laces is called an aglet. It comes from an Old French word for 'needle'.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    IKEA stores are designed like mazes in order to trick customers into buying more things while finding the exit.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    If you google 'zerg rush', Google will eat up the search results.

    Try It

  38. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Deborah: That is hilarious.  I have never seen anything like that before.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    If you liked the last one, try this
    When you search for 'Tilt' on Google,  it will make the search results page tilt slightly to the right.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What crazy thing happens when you google, "Miley Cyrus?"

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        We get about 22,000,000 results  smile

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    At least 2 people have been murdered for unfriending someone on Facebook.

    Thank goodness Hubpages doesn't tell us WHO unfriended us.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    If your body's natural defenses failed, the bacteria in your gut would consume you within 48 hours, literally eating you from the inside out.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's incredible. I wish you were just like... always around telling me this stuff. It's fascinating.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Okay I will try to always tell you stuff smile

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    Sychophantasticposted 4 years ago

    Carbon dioxide (and other “greenhouse gases”) trap heat and make Earth warmer than it would be otherwise.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Ashton Kutcher contemplated committing suicide by jumping off a hospital roof so that his dying brother could have his heart through a heart transplant.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I can believe that. I doubt that it had occurred to him that the force of his body hitting the ground might explode his heart in his chest, or that he could be impaled by something. Breaking hearts seems to be his strong suit.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I'd also say he thought about those things, plus if he would live in pain a while before he died

        1. Sed-me profile image84
          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, if his heart wasn't viable, then his parents lose two sons.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    To clean paint off your hands, use olive oil - it softens the paint and makes it easy to remove.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      To clean olive oil off your hands use a paint stripper which will thin it sufficiently to wipe off with a damp rag.

      1. Sed-me profile image84
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        hahahaha

  45. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Ever wonder why Marge Simpson's hair is so tall?

    When the Simpsons first went on the air, none of the writers expected it to last beyond the initial six episodes. Therefore they had several "big reveals" put aside for a potential "last episode" which fortunately were never used. Marge's hair was so tall because living so close to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant had caused her to mutate and grow a single long bunny ear out of the top of her head (ala the bunny character "Binky" in Matt Groening's other creation, Life in Hell)... therefore her big beehive hairdo was covering it up.

    1. Sed-me profile image84
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I don't like that. She's not an x-man and there is nothing wrong with her banana splits.

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image96
        FatFreddysCatposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I learned that little tidbit from Mike Reiss, a writer/producer on The Simpsons, at a meet & greet he did prior to the release of the Simpsons Movie.

        Another "reveal" would've been that Homer and Krusty the Klown were the same person and that Homer had been moonlighting as Krusty without telling the family for all those years.

        ...I remember that he let these revelations sink in and then said "Yeah, that would've sucked, right? Thank God we never had to use them." Hahahaha

        1. Sed-me profile image84
          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I don't like those changes at all.
          Interesting though.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Studies show that slow music makes people shop leisurely and spend more, while classical music encourages more expensive purchases.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The sense of smell connects to the part of the brain that also controls memories and emotions. Therefore smells often evoke strong memories.
    I'm sure we have all experienced this

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    Kathleen Moralesposted 4 years ago

    There is a lightbulb, in Britain, that has been burning since 1883. Thats 131 years and counting.

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    Kathleen Moralesposted 4 years ago

    Eskimos and Inuits source of vitamin c is blubber.

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    Kathleen Moralesposted 4 years ago

    Back to dogs - chihuahua were a semi-wild dog found in and around the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, and before they were bred to be tiny, they averaged at 25-30 pounds.  They were also mute.

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      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Mute chihuahuas...ah, the good old days. smile

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        Kathleen Moralesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I know! I have a friend that has 4 of the little yappers.... And when someone knocks on the door, there is such a racket...

 
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