By Anne Rooney
Acquired a thirst for wisdom of all issues nasty? Then this yuckopedia’s for you! A group of caricature characters publications you thru a dinner party of festering proof so terrible they’re difficult to believe.
Featuring gross truths in regards to the human physique, nutrition, animals, background, technology, or even global documents in horribleness, it’s a true schooling in all issues rotten . . . input ye now not, these of a vulnerable structure . . .
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The bile and stomach acid make vomit taste awful. 5 litres (8 pints) of tears a year – they keep your eyes wet even if you’re not crying. Slime oozes from the inside of your stomach to stop the acid in the stomach dissolving its walls and eating into your body – digesting you from the inside. ECA6087C-5717-411 -85E9-72349D E15C2 A gut parasite carried in water infested half a million people in Wisconsin in 1993 when it got into the water supply. A hundred people died. Stomach gurgling – called borborygmus by scientists – is the sound of half-digested food, gas and stomach acid churning around.
Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans all gave condemned prisoners a last meal. The Chinese eat monster barnacles the size of an adult’s fist. ECA6087C-5717-411 -85E9-72349D E15C2 The reproductive organs of sea urchins are eaten raw in many parts of the world, including Japan, Chile and France. The town of Bunol, in Spain, has an annual tomato fight when up to 25,000 people throw around 100 tonnes (220,000 pounds) of tomatoes at each other. The streets can be flooded up to 30 centimetres (12 inches) deep with juice.
Horrible Body Facts Electric signals from the brain can continue for 37 hours after death. The women of the Karen tribe in Thailand traditionally wear masses of metal bands around their necks. The first bands are added on a girl’s fifth birthday, and more are added every few months. If the bands are removed, the woman’s weakened neck can’t support her head. Removing the bands became an effective punishment. 40 1001 Horrible Facts There is enough sulphur in a human body to kill all the fleas on a dog.
1001 Horrible Facts by Anne Rooney