today I learned:

  • if someone could just teleport me here, that’d be greaaaat
  • the chocolate river in willy wonka and the chocolate factory was actually made of chocolate cream, and eventually turned rancid. mmmm, ew.
  • how those big pretzels are made. neat!!
  • facial ‘joker’ like tattoos were worn by ainu women as a symbol of maturity, and to ward of evil spirits.
  • what one dollar buy you in europe
  • newborn babies cry without tears until they are several weeks old. fakers.
  • presidents before and after their term(s)
  • a close-up of the eye of jupiter. it’s friggin’ art!
  • rubbing alcohol burns when applied to wounds because it increases the sensitivity of VR1 nerves (the nerves that tell your brain if something is hot) and your own body heat becomes the burning sensation. whaaaaat.
  • rare red sprite lightning photographed over italy. that’s just beautiful!
  • classical and heavy metal music attract listeners with similar personalities but dissimilar ages, according to a research study. younger people of the personality type like metal, and their older counterparts like classical. both share their motivation: to hear something dramatic and theatrical, a “love of the grandiose.”
  • a beautiful channelled message 🙂
  • humans typically do not start to think of foods as “too sweet” until our bone growth stops. younger children have virtually no limit to the amount of sugar they find palatable. in this study, the kids still loved the taste of water where the sugar content was so high, it literally stopped dissolving. holy cavities.
  • there’s a theme park in japan where kids can experience adult life, like working and doing their own banking. I meaan, come ON!
  • if you win the million dollar prize on the mcdonald’s monopoly game, they actually pay you $50,000 per year for 20 years.
  • this incredibly smart spider used a rock to anchor its web from the ceiling. seriously!


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