By Anne Rooney
Bought a thirst for wisdom of all issues nasty? Then this yuckopedia’s for you! A workforce of comic strip characters courses you thru a ceremonial dinner of festering proof so terrible they’re challenging to believe.
Featuring gross truths in regards to the human physique, nutrients, animals, background, technological know-how, or even international documents in horribleness, it’s a true schooling in all issues rotten . . . input ye no longer, these of a susceptible structure . . .
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5 times its dry length. The sores caused by the disease typhus can rot the flesh, sometimes causing toes and fingers to drop off. ECA6087C-5717-411 -85E9-72349D E15C2 If you took all the nerves out of an adult’s body and laid them end to end they would stretch 75 kilometres (47 miles). But the adult would not be pleased. Horrible Body Facts Sweat doesn’t actually smell – it’s the bacteria breaking it down that produce the pong. When you sleep, you aren’t blinking so there is no way to sweep away the mix of water, oils and other chemicals that wash over your eyes.
34 1001 Horrible Facts If you are close to a really loud noise – a massive volcano erupting, or a huge explosion – the thin, tight skin inside your ear called your eardrum can burst with the pressure. To save space, 98 percent of dead Japanese people are cremated rather than buried. There are more germs under your fingernails than on a toilet seat. When you sneeze, up to a million tiny viruses are sprayed out of your nose and mouth. Just one of these can be enough to infect someone else. Babies are born without kneecaps – they develop at between two to six years of age.
King Louis XIV of France’s feet started to rot in his old age. A valet found a toe that dropped off in one of the king’s socks. There is enough fat in the human body to make seven bars of soap. ECA6087C-5717-411 -85E9-72349D E15C2 When you have diarrhoea, instead of absorbing water from your food, your intestines ooze more water into it to rush it through the system and out the other end as a watery mush. Horrible Body Facts A newborn baby produces its own body weight in faeces every 60 hours. You shed and regrow your skin roughly every 27 days, making a total of around 1,000 complete skins in a lifetime.
1001 Horrible Facts by Anne Rooney