Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) was more than a violin virtuoso; he was one of the best violinists of all time. By the time he was in his 20's, he was known throughout Europe. His command of the violin was so complete, in fact, that rumors quickly spread that such ability was not humanly possible and that... Continue Reading →
In news that is sure to excite college students everywhere, a team of Scottish scientists announced the development of a pizza that is healthy enough to eat at every meal. Professor Mike Lean of Glasgow University and businessman Donnie Maclean worked with a team to produce the pizza which contains 30% of the recommended daily... Continue Reading →
Women have long disparaged men for acting as if their flu symptoms are more severe than those experienced by women. As it turns out, the men have been right all along. According to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, women possess a natural protection against the flu: estrogen.... Continue Reading →
If you have ever heard someone described as "worthless," you would do well to remember that no one truly qualifies as such. Setting aside the value of life and what a person chooses to do with his or her life, everyone has some value -- $160, in fact. The human body is made up of... Continue Reading →
If you are average you will grow 590 miles of hair in your lifetime. Source
Afflicted with a condition called macrodactyly, Lui Hua of Jiangsu, China had one of the largest hands on record. His left thumb was 10.5 inches (26 cm); his index finger was 12 inches (30 cm), and his middle finger was 6 inches (15 cm). Overall, his left arm weighed 22 pounds (10 kg). In 2007... Continue Reading →
Britain's King George I was on a hunting party in the Hertswold Forest of northern Germany in 1725 when he came across an extraordinary discovery: a wild boy. The child lived alone, without human companionship, and survived off of the local plant life. He walked on all four limbs like an animal and was unable... Continue Reading →
Countless songs, poems, and dramatic works have been written about the power of a kiss. You may have been unaware of one of the additional benefits of the exercise: allergy reduction. Dr. Hajime Kimata, a Japanese scientist who specializes in allergy research, published the findings of his study on how kissing affected allergic reactions in patients... Continue Reading →
Paul Winchell (1922-2005) may be best known as the voice of Tigger in Winnie the Pooh, Gargamel in The Smurfs, the characters in Green Eggs and Ham and many other animated characters, and for earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television. He holds another distinction, however, that frequently... Continue Reading →
A person would have to fart continuously for 6 years and 9 months to produce enough gas to equal the energy from one atomic bomb explosion. source
Have a few extra pounds you need to burn off? Consider the weight-loss potential of the following activities -- all based on an average 150-pound person. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 Calories an hour. Singing in the shower can burn an extra 10-20 Calories per song, depending on the volume and... Continue Reading →
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In your lifetime you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. For more interesting and humorous observations, check out this great blog!
Natalie Cooper of Kent, England, gets ill when she eats any food -- except for Tic Tac mints. Having to receive all her nourishment through a feeding tube, Tic Tacs are the only solid food she can stomach. source
In 1979 10-year-old Orlando Serrell was hit in the head with a baseball. Unharmed, except from a temporary headache, the accident unlocked amazing mental capacities, making Serrell an "acquired savant" (one who develops genius capabilities at some point after birth). Since that day he has developed incredible abilities relating to the calendar. He can, for... Continue Reading →