Download e-book for kindle: 1001 Horrible Facts by Anne Rooney

By Anne Rooney

ISBN-10: 1841934127

ISBN-13: 9781841934129

Obtained a thirst for wisdom of all issues nasty? Then this yuckopedia’s for you! A group of comic strip characters courses you thru a banquet of festering evidence so terrible they’re tough to believe.
Featuring gross truths in regards to the human physique, nutrients, animals, heritage, technology, or even global documents in horribleness, it’s a true schooling in all issues rotten . . . input ye now not, these of a vulnerable structure . . .

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You shed and regrow your skin roughly every 27 days, making a total of around 1,000 complete skins in a lifetime. 6 kilograms (105 pounds) of skin. 38 1001 Horrible Facts There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world. Queen Isabella of Spain boasted that she only took two baths in her whole-life – one when she was born, and one before her wedding. Ear wax comes in a range of colours including yellow, grey, brown and pumpkin-orange. An adult human contains enough water to fill three large buckets.

Dry it out, then cut it into slices as a snack. 58 1001 Horrible Facts In the Samoan Islands, the intestines of sea cucumbers are sold in jars, steeped in sea water. The sea cucumber is a slithery, tube-like animal and not a cucumber at all. When it’s cooked, it is called a sea slug. The alcoholic drink mescal has a cactus maggot preserved in the bottle. In the UK, game – wild animals and birds shot in the fields – is often hung until it is ‘high’, which means it is hung up on a hook until it is starting to go off.

It’s said that the dish steak tartar came from Mongolian warriors doing the same and then eating the steak raw. Horrible Food Facts Flavours of icecream available in Japan include octopus, ox tongue, cactus, chicken wing and crab. The Roman emperor Nero kept a ‘glutton’ – an Egyptian slave who ate everything he was given to eat, including human flesh. 44 1001 Horrible Facts The Spanish eat the cheese cabrales when it is ‘con gusano’ – crawling with live maggots. In India, ants are roasted, ground to a paste and served as chutney.

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