Do you ever have a craving for chocolate that won’t let you concentrate until you satisfy it? Have you known a pregnant woman whose appetite seems to glitch like a faulty computer? […]
Golden Blood is the Rarest Blood Type on Earth
For anyone who needs a transfusion, blood is more valuable than gold. As it turns out, there is one blood type that even rarer than the yellow precious metal and even more […]
If You Cut This Tree It Will Bleed
We all learn at a very early age that trees are living things and should not be cut down with wanton abandon. If you forget that lesson, you will get a vivid […]
That’s Bloody Expensive!
One of the most expensive substances on the planet comes from one of it’s unlikeliest — and ugliest — sources: the horseshoe crab. The bright blue blood of the of these inhabitants […]
A Hearty Taste for Hearts and Animals
William Buckland (1784-1856) was the first man to write a full account of a fossil (the Megalosaurus). His love of animals and food blended together into some rather interesting eccentricities.
Take Some Mummy Powder, A Few Drops of Gladiator Blood, and Call Me in the Morning
Quack medicine is nothing new. Over the centuries, people have ingested some pretty disgusting things in hopes of curing whatever ails them. Consider some of the following examples from history: Mellified Man: […]
Fish Got Your Tongue?
There’s something fishy going on in the Gulf of California. The fish know about it, but they aren’t talking. You could literally say that something has their tongues. Cymothoa exigua is a […]
Oversensitivity to sunlight, painful skin redness and blisters when exposed to sunlight, garlic causing agonizing abdominal pain, receding gums giving the appearance of fangs – sounds familiar? It’s not hard to deduce […]