Ten Things You'll Wish You Didn't Know

Donald Pennington By Donald Pennington, 10th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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You're going to hate me for this post. I'm about to ruin your day. These little tidbits of knowledge need to roll around in your head and ruin a few fun things like they've done for me. So, if you don't want to know, quit reading right now.

10. There goes snack time.

U.S. FDA regulations allow up to 10 insects and up to 35 fruit fly eggs per 8 ounces of raisins. So, the next time you feel a crunch in a mouthful of raisins - raisins aren't crunchy.

9. This might just ruin lunchtime, too.

Those same food safety regulations also allow each pound of peanut butter to contain up to 150 insect pieces and up to five rodent hairs. Yummy.

8. Now, let's ruin those coffee breaks too.

According to a study by the University of Arizona, 20 percent of all coffee mugs at the office contain fecal matter.

7. And, this is because...

No matter the brand or the ritual you use, feces penetrate up to 17 layers of toilet paper. (That bidet is sounding like a real good investment now, ain't it?)

6. Not a problem for baby koala bears.

Apparently, baby koalas eat their mother's poop. Think about this the next time you're watching them at the zoo with the family. Not so cute now, are they?

5. Remember those FDA regulations? We're back to them. Random.

Well they did a lot of study on the topic. They estimate the average American eats about a pound of insects a year - mostly mixed in with other foods. Let's up this number people! We can do so much more.

4. The nose knows nada.

When you smell something, it's because molecules of whatever you're smelling are sticking to the inside of your nose. And here you were expecting another bathroom reference (oops.)

3. How's about a smooch?

More than 40,000 types of parasites and 250 types of bacteria can be exchanged in just one kiss. I don't think mere breath spray cuts it.

2. Back to food.

Baby chicks are often tossed into a grinder because roosters don't taste as good as hens do - and they don't lay eggs.

1. Going out for dinner? Maybe not.

Restaurant ice machines rarely ever get cleaned. For fun, you might even one day ask a repairman (person) to show you the ice machine's "slime guard."

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Bizarre, Odd, Shocking, Strange, Trivia

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Donald contributes to a variety of sites, networks, blogs, and other publications. He sometimes writes in the dark, but longs for the light.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
11th Apr 2014 (#)

Oh, thanks a lot buddy. I'm going to go and toss my cookies right now.

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author avatar Donald Pennington
11th Apr 2014 (#)

You're welcome. :-)

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
16th Apr 2014 (#)

You kept your word and ruined my day.

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author avatar Donald Pennington
16th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you for the confirmation. :-)

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author avatar WOGIAM
17th Apr 2014 (#)

Coffee mugs, okay no use of general mugs for me any more.

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author avatar Donald Pennington
17th Apr 2014 (#)

Might be a good idea. :-)

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author avatar Feisty
14th May 2014 (#)

I can hear Kelly Clarkson in the background reminding me that, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger..." lol

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author avatar Donald Pennington
14th May 2014 (#)

But what doesn't kill me might still piss me off. :D

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author avatar peachpurple
14th Jun 2014 (#)

never kiss again

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author avatar Donald Pennington
1st Dec 2014 (#)

Can't blame you.

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