By Helen Otway
Read or Download 1001 Gruesome Facts: The Gross, the Ghoulish and the Ghastly! PDF
Similar nature & how it works books
An apple an afternoon retains the surgeon away. people use purely ten percentage in their brains. for those who pass your eyes, they are going to remain that method. you've got heard those universal sayings and ideology sooner than. yet are they truly actual? Can they be confirmed utilizing technological know-how? Let's examine seventeen health-related statements and discover which of them are correct, which of them are incorrect, and which of them nonetheless stump scientists!
Transforming into up, Alexander Graham Bell used to be desirous about track, speech, and sounds. He labored challenging to invent issues that will not just support people with impaired listening to, but in addition carry humans jointly in new and specific methods. What he did not comprehend was once that his basic idea--to aid humans communicate--would switch the area while he invented the phone.
Beauty technology covers the fields from normal sciences to human and social sciences, and is a vital interdisciplinary aspect in numerous medical disciples. New beauty technological know-how is a very up to date complete overview of its 35 yr previous counterpart beauty technology. New beauty technological know-how has been written to offer as many folks as attainable a greater realizing of the topic, from scientists and technologists focusing on beauty learn and production, to scholars of beauty technological know-how, and folks with quite a lot of pursuits referring to cosmetics.
Discusses postwar medical breakthroughs, elevated specialization in all technology, and using pcs in learn. taking a look at unsolved difficulties in technological know-how and the recent questions that come up, this quantity seems at technology in the course of the moment half the 20 th century and asks the query, the place is technological know-how heading within the twenty first century?
- Wonders of the Natural World
- 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries
- Science: A Closer Look - Grade 6
- Strange but True!
Additional resources for 1001 Gruesome Facts: The Gross, the Ghoulish and the Ghastly!
A young Wisconsin factory worker became trapped in a chocolate vat for two hours after he waded into it up to his waist to pull out the plug. Nearly death by chocolate! Raw red kidney beans contain a toxic enzyme called phytohaemagglutinin, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea. The beans are made safe to eat by hours of soaking and boiling. Tinned ones are fine! qxd 12/6/07 9:38 am Page 47 47 Fuqi feipian is a Chinese dish that translates as ‘married couple’s lung slices’ and is made of thin slices of spiced cow’s lung, served cold.
The grain used to make the flour was affected by ergot, a hallucinogenic fungus. They were later hanged for doing so. qxd 12/6/07 9:38 am Page 54 54 1001 Gruesome Facts Popular British bar snack pork scratchings are bits of deep fried pig skin… some with hair still attached. Gelatine (also known as E441) is made by boiling up animal skin, cartilage and bone for hours on end. It is added to a range of foods such as gummy sweets and jelly. New York Times journalist William Buehler Seabrook obtained a chunk of fresh human meat from a hospital so that he could cook and eat it for research.
The black stone in the sapodilla fruit has a hook at one end and can stick to the throat if swallowed. Antarctic explorers Douglas Mawson and Xavier Mertz got severe vitamin A poisoning from eating husky liver after they lost their food supplies in a crevasse. Lard is pig fat. Much of the lard sold in supermarkets is treated with bleaching and deodorising agents. Grilled chicken gizzards are a popular street food in many Southeast Asian countries.