This is a common ”fact” found on a lot of trivia sites, sorry I couldn’t actually find proof to back it up. But here’s something you geeks might want to sink your teeth in to — The Coin Flip: A Fundamentally Unfair Proposition?
Luwak Coffee ($160 per pound) is made from coffee cherries that have been eaten by common palm civets, which use their keen sense of smell to select the choicest and ripest beans. The digestion process removes the flesh from the crimson Sumatran berry and the beans, supposedly sweeter as a result of having passed through the animal, are hand-collected from the jungle floor. (src)
Basically, it’s hundred-sixty-dollar civet poop! Yay!
In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, ”Last year, I asked Santa for the sexiest person ever for Christmas. I woke up in a box.” If you’ve been nice all year, then the holidays is the perfect time to be naughty! Haha.
I would like to take this time to thank all the WTFact-ers who have stuck with us from the very start! New facts this Christmas break, promise!
May you all have a happy Christmas!
Norasaphus monroeae – Marilyn Monroe — trilobite with an hourglass shaped glabella.
Spongiforma squarepantsii — Spongebob Squarepants — have sponge-like, rubbery orange fruit bodies that have a fruity or musky odour.
Draculoides bramstrokeri — Bram Stroker (Dracula/s creator, no not sparkly Cullens, sorry) — uses large fang-like pedipalps, or pincers, to grasp invertebrate prey and crunch it into pieces before sucking out the juices
Old news, but hey— Whatthefact is back!
Born April 23, 1993, Jaswal never attended medical school, and yet in his native country of India, he is widely known as a physician. When he was very young, instead of starting with crawling, he skipped right to learning how to walk. At the age of 10 months, he said his first words. By age 4 he was reading Shakespeare. When he was 7, he met an 8-year-old girl whose fingers had been burnt as a baby and fused together. He performed an operation to separate her fingers — that same year. Today he pursues degrees in botany, chemistry and zoology at Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, making him India’s youngest university student. He hopes to one day attend Harvard. (src)
Hmmm. That explains it. (Hahaha. Kidding.)
How much caffeine does it take to overdose?
The amount of caffeine required to have an unpleasant experience varies significantly from person to person. However, it has been estimated that it would take 10 grams of caffeine or more (around 100 cups of coffee) to kill a healthy adult. (src: Espresso Guy)