20171117

Mice for dinner

Although it’s not a particularly common dish, some residents of the Guangdong province in China like to indulge in a relatively unknown specialty: newborn mice.

San zhi er, which translates as “three squeaks,” is a meal where baby mice are served live with a dipping sauce. 

The name derives from the three squeaks the mice will make during the meal: the first when they are picked up, the second when they are dipped, and the third when the diner bites down.

20171115

Liberty Bell


The word “Pennsylvania” is misspelled on the Liberty Bell.

20171114

White House Physicians

According to Dr. Daniel Ruge, Ronald Reagan's personal physician during his first term in office, the position he held was anything but glamorous. 

Being a member of the White House medical staff may seem like a dream job for most doctors, but Dr. Ruge described his role as “vastly overrated, boring and not medically challenging.”

This was only one of the factors that led to Dr. Ruge’s resignation in 1985. 

That year, a Congressional Directory staff ranking for the White House office put Dr. Ruge’s name at 80th of the 82 positions, just ahead of the curator and chief usher.





20171113

Tongue

Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

20171112

UFO Crash At Military Base

In 1942, in a location described only as “somewhere north of Georgia,” a UFO crashed right on the grounds of a US military base, causing considerable damage to both the base and the craft.
According to the account, one side of the silver-colored craft was completely torn away, allowing easy viewing into its interior, which was mostly of the same silver color as the exterior. 
The craft appeared to be separated into three compartments. 
They were what appeared to be a control room, a cockpit which also contained four separate seats, and a section below the main compartments that had some kind of trapdoor exit—presumably for the beings to leave the vehicle.

20171111

Excon

Walter Unbehaun, age 73, had spent most of his adult life behind bars. 
The South Carolinian had more than half a dozen convictions, ranging from petty theft to armed robbery. 
After Unbehaun was again released from prison, he realized he had nothing to live for. He wound up in a studio apartment alone, broke, and suffering from the early stages of dementia.
He decided that he needed to go back to prison. 
In 2013, Unbehaun walked into a bank. He told the teller, “This is a holdup. I have nothing to lose.” 
Unbehaun then opened his jacket to reveal a gun tucked into his waistband. He took $4,178 from the bank teller and left.
Unbehaun told police, “I just want to go home,” and he added that he “felt more comfortable in prison than out.”

20171110

Space Facts

Without Earth’s gravity weighing down the human body, you can get space sickness, also known as space adaptation syndrome. 

It’s like motion sickness but coupled with headaches, disorientation, intense discomfort, and possibly vomiting and vertigo. 

About half of everyone who winds up in space gets space sickness. 

It isn’t the lack of gravity but rather the sudden change in gravitational force that’s making you sick. 

Once you adapt, you’ll be just fine. 

The good news is it only lasts a few days.

20171109

McDonalds

McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food “heavy users.”

20171108

Kiviak

In Greenland, holidays are just as special, and their celebrations would not be complete without the Inuit delicacy of kiviak
To prepare kiviak, the Inuit start by gathering their meats. 
First, they capture and slaughter a large seal. The seal is then disemboweled and greased. 
Then, hundreds of auks, a bird similar to a penguin, are caught and killed. The bodies are stuffed, whole, into the body of the dead seal. 
After the whole birds have been stuffed into the seal carcass, the seal is sutured shut and covered with heaps of grease to prevent maggots from entering the body. 
A hole is then dug, and the seal is placed, auks and all, inside and covered with heavy stones.
After several months, usually close to the Christmas holiday, the seal is dug up. 

20171106

Virgin boy eggs

In china, virgin boy eggs are a delicacy in Dongyang. 

Each year in the spring, eggs are boiled in the urine of young virgin boys, usually aged ten and under. 

During the springtime pee-fling, urine is collected from nearly every boy under ten. 

Buckets are placed in elementary schools across the city, where the boys’ urine is collected. 

Many people even carry around empty bottles while out in the city to retrieve urine from boys if their parents are willing to allow them to collect it. 

The boys must be in good health and not be suffering from any illness due to concerns for food safety.