By Andrew Thompson
MORE THAN two hundred enjoyable FACTS—FROM BAFFLING and weird TO exciting AND ENLIGHTENING
This curious, attractive selection of minutiae will shock and intrigue readers with striking solutions to questions like:
•Is Jurassic Park possible?
•What reasons “the shakes" after consuming loads of alcohol?
•Why do canines stroll in circles ahead of mendacity down?
•What makes popcorn pop?
The follow-up to the bestselling What Did We Use earlier than rest room Paper?, Can preserving in a Fart Kill You? has much more enjoyable and interesting trivialities. ideal for the ever-curious trivialities lover, this booklet is the final word in really impressive info. From foolish to critical to outright extraordinary, this expansive assortment bargains impressive solutions and unforeseen proof on every little thing from historical past and technological know-how to popular culture and nature. From the standard to the fantastical—it's all the following.
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Many myths are related to baldness, including these: 1. It is caused by intense intellectual activity. This may have been believed because the brain is in the head. 2. It is caused by emotional stress and sexual frustration. Emotional stress can play a role, but sexual frustration is not considered a reason for baldness. 3. Bald men are more virile. This may be believed because some forms of baldness can be prevented by castration. 4. Shaving hair makes it grow back thicker and stronger. This is untrue, as the number and thickness of hairs is governed by the follicles underneath the skin.
The sides are almost exactly aligned with the four points of the compass. The stones of the pyramid fit together impeccably, and the pyramid contains many passages and three chambers, the latter arranged on the vertical axis of the pyramid. Modern technology cannot construct a monument with the precision of the Great Pyramid, and many question how it was built. For centuries, archaeologists believed that the pyramid was built by armies of slaves; perhaps as many as 300,000 slaves in a 20-year period.
The wolf then stood up and revealed himself to be a man, Peter Stubbe, from a nearby village. Stubbe was tortured and confessed to 16 savage murders. His head was removed and placed on a tall pole. It had the likeness of a wolf, and people began to believe that werewolves lived among them. Some researchers have explained the werewolf phenomenon by pointing out that eating a particular fungus that grew in Europe in the Middle Ages resulted in hallucinations and paranoia. Rabies, as well as hypertrichosis—a condition that results in excessive hair growth over the entire body—have also been cited as origins of the myth of the werewolf.
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