Really TRUE odd factoids

Beebo

Firm and Fruity
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Hexleybeef
On the LD50 toxicity scale, which measures how much of a substance you would need to kill half the people it is given to, Botox measures just 0.000001 mg/kg. In other words, a lethal dose for a 70kg man would weigh less than one cubic millimetre of air.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine...20I6QpUopoIJ-TBwI2porUFm6fK-57fFXvLhXed5h7_IE
Some good facts.
“A couple of kilos would kill every human on earth. It is so dangerous that it is manufactured in military installations and at around £100 trillion per kilo it is also the most expensive substance ever made.”
 

Joey Shabadoo

My pronouns are "He", "Him" and "buggerlugs"
Feaguing was the medieval practice of putting a live eel in a horse's rectum to make it seem livelier when being sold.
 

yello

Legendary Member
Location
France
42 out of the first 43 American presidents were directly descended from King John (1167-1216). 26 of those were also 7th cousins or closer.
There's some counterintuitive stat type thing that suggests (and I'm making this up but something like it is true) that 97% of Brits can trace their lineage to King Canute, or somesuch. One of those genealogy programmes remarked upon it.
 

Chris S

Legendary Member
Location
Sparkhill
There's some counterintuitive stat type thing that suggests (and I'm making this up but something like it is true) that 97% of Brits can trace their lineage to King Canute, or somesuch. One of those genealogy programmes remarked upon it.
According to the geneticist Adam Rutherford, "Everyone alive in the ninth century who left descendants is the ancestor of every living European today, including Charlemagne, Drogo, Pippin and Hugh."
https://www.theguardian.com/science...-genetic-ancestry-charlemagne-adam-rutherford
 

CharlesF

Guru
Location
Glasgow
@Chris S Very revealing and interesting!
 
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