Another Reason to Hate Birthdays…

Blowing out birthday candles increases cake bacteria by 1,400 percent, or 14X, on average - based on study. However, it is stated that the health concern is minimal unless the blower is sick. "If birthday cakes significantly contributed to the spread of deadly diseases, it’d be obvious by now given the ubiquity of the practice"

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Loneliest Whale in the World?…

First discovered in 1992 by it's song, a lone mystery whale is dubbed the loneliest whale in the world because its frequency of 52 hertz is much higher than the range of other whales. This means it cannot communicate or be heard. Though the whale call has been gradually deepening over time.

Happy Poos Everywhere…

If you wash your underwear with other laundry, then your other clothes are likely contaminated with fecal matter. Also, it is suggested you close the lid before flushing to avoid "toilet plume" - an up shoot of aerosolized feces caused by the swirling water.

Camels in the American West…

In 1855, under the direction of then-Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, Congress appropriated $30,000 for “the purchase and importation of camels and dromedaries to be employed for military purposes.” By late 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, the camel experiment was over and they were auctioned off to investors, traveling circuses, even simply released.

If everyone else jumped…

"If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?" Nearly everyone's parents have said this at one point, usually to warn against following their peers' foolish acts. The truth is, if everyone was jumping off the bridge, I would probably follow. They obviously know something I don't; the bridge is probably failing.

Artichokes Are Unbloomed Flowers…

Artichokes, one of the oldest foods known to humans, are a large perennial native to the western and central Mediterranean region, and cousins to chrysanthemums, dahlias, thistles and sunflowers. The part that is consumed is done so prior to the plant blooming, shown in the time lapsed GIF, as it is inedible afterwards.

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