20 Pieces Of Now-You Know Trivia 10/03/22
Fun science time! Did you know that hookworm larvae enter our intestines through our feet and blood stream? After they enter the blood and into the lungs, they crawl up the trachea, get swallowed into the stomach, and then journey to the intestines to mature, reproduce, and lay eggs. Crazy, right?! We, uhh, hope you weren't reading this at lunch or anything. Ahem … anyway! Let's talk about something only slightly less ghoulish. People frozen to death are often found naked and misidentified as a victim of a violent crime – just before lethal hypothermia, a person will undress themselves because they perceive themselves to be overheating when indeed they’re freezing (paradoxical undressing). Can you imagine the reactions from investigators trying to solve a case? Angelina Jolie once tried to hire a hitman to kill her. She felt that murder would be easier on her family than her committing suicide. The would-be-hitman talked her out of it by asking her to wait a month. Thankfully for everyone, not least of all Angelina Jolie, he was successful.