The average human body temperature has been dropping by 1/20 of a degree Fahrenheit per decade, since being established as 98.6 in 1851. The reason is improved health and thus reduced population-level inflammation; heat is a symptom of inflammation.
Manichaeism was a religion which thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Briefly the main rival to Christianity before the spread of Islam in the competition to replace classical paganism.
Two Buddhists who bought £5,000 of live Crustacea and released them into the sea for good karma, were fined £15,000 for ‘untold damage’ to the environment by introducing non-native species.
Ohaguro is the process of dyeing the teeth black in Japan. Black dyed teeth are a symbol of status thought to compliment the white painted faces of women. The dyeing was also done to mask the yellow teeth and make the teeth stronger by preventing the growth of cavities. It was outlawed in 1870.
Throughout South London, there are large sections of fence made out of WWII stretchers. These stretchers were used by civil authorities to transport the injured during the Blitz. They are what remain of the 600,000 built for the city during the war.
A milkman, Steve Leech, who was doing his rounds when he saw a shop on fire. He used 320 pints of milk to put out the fire, saving 7 other stores. He received the award for “Hero Milkman of the Millennium”.
Freddie Figgers, was abandoned in a dumpster as a baby, became very familiar with computers and electronics at a young age and now owns his own company (worth 62 million USD) that sells wireless glucose meters for diabetics.
In 2002, a duel was proposed by the Iraqi government between the presidents of both nations instead of going to war.
More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another’s scientist’s experiments.