30 Facts That Are So Irresistibly Weird You’ll Want To Tell Your Friends.
#1. There's a light bulb in Livermore, California that has been burning for 113 years.
The centennial light bulb is located at Fire Station No. 6 in Livermore. It's a hand-blown bulb with carbon filament. The mysterious bulb continues to baffle scientists who have no idea how its managed to glow for so long.
It even has a website dedicated to it: centennialbulb.org.
#2. George Washington's dentures were made of hippopotamus ivory.
Other materials such as lead, gold, metal wire and springs, and brass screws were used to keep the dentures together for our President.
#3. When potatoes were first brought to France in 1600's, they were banned because they were considered poisonous.
Potatoes were blamed for leprosy, syphilis, sterility, and early death.
#4. Poinsettias plants are NOT poisonous to humans.
The myth originates back to 1919 when a two-year-old baby of an army officer died of poisoning. The cause was incorrectly attributed to a poinsettia leaf.
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine reported over 22,000 cases of poinsettia exposure to poison control centers during 1985 to 1992. Most were worried parents concerned that their children ingested the leaves. 27 people attempted to commit suicide by eating poinsettias. But in every case, the patients survived. Only 6% experienced negative symptoms.
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