The Nuclear Rainbow Bomb Parties Of 1962

Nov 29, 2022

In A Nutshell On July 9, 1962, the US launched a thermonuclear warhead into space from the Pacific Ocean. The resulting explosion turned the skies into a technicolor light show of nuclear fallout. In Hawaii, where the effects were most visible, hotels arranged “rainbow bomb parties” so their guests could have a rooftop view of the radioactive particles drifting across the sky. The Whole Bushel James Van Allen was a renowned physicist and space scientist during the Cold War. In 1958, he disc ...read more

A Pill That Could Get You Drunk

Nov 29, 2022

“Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or of a bad memory—of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends till it breaks; or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober.” —Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon In A Nutshell David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, has identified molecules that emulate the effects of alcohol consumption. His pill affects GABA, a chemical found in the brain ...read more

Anonychia – A Rare Condition Marked by an Absence of Fingernails and Toenails

Nov 29, 2022

The human body is fascinating. Every cell in our body serves its purpose so that all the organs function properly to keep us alive and healthy. Despite having its strengths, the human body is also quite fragile, and it is susceptible to diseases and disorders, some of which are extremely rare and mysterious. One such rare condition is anonychia, which refers to the complete or partial absence of fingernails and/or toenails. Those affected with this condition may look like they are wearing latex ...read more

Kratom, The Magical Leaf Drug Of Thailand

Nov 29, 2022

“Herb is the healing of the nation.” —Bob Marley In A Nutshell The people of Thailand have chewed the illegal kratom leaf for a cheap high for hundreds of years. The drug is thought to be no more dangerous than drinking coffee, but has been outlawed in Thailand for 70 years because the government worried that the chewing of kratom leaves would interfere with taxes derived from the sale of opium. The Whole Bushel Kratom is a tree in the coffee family found throughout Southeast Asia, parti ...read more

20 Creepy Facts About Jack Skellington

Nov 26, 2022

Note down your top ten Halloween movies. We’re pretty sure The Nightmare Before Christmas is on that list. It’s a story that never feels dated and has earned a large following. What makes Jack Skellington such an iconic yet creepy character? Read on to find out. To truly capture all of Jack Skellington’s expressions, sculptors created 400 heads. Then, they swapped his head to match his emotions. Jack Skellington has made several appearances in other films before his debut in The Nightmare ...read more

The Story of Mammy Pleasant, the Secret Millionaire Maid of the Nineteenth Century

Nov 26, 2022

In the Sunday Edition of a San Francisco newspaper, The Call, dated May 7th, 1899, there is an article titled “Mammy Pleasant, Angel or Arch fiend in the house of mystery.” It has a picture of a woman looking straight at you with strong piercing eyes, resonating with a robust aura of discipline and strength of character. This woman is Mary Ellen Pleasant, nicknamed “Mammy Pleasant.” She was a Black woman born into slavery who became a millionaire entrepreneur, a powerful abolitionist, a ...read more

The New Stamps of 2023 Honor These Icons

Nov 26, 2022

In 2023, expect to see USPS stamps that depict iconic figures in American history and beyond It’s that time of year again! The United States Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled its new postal stamps for release in 2023. Typically, the USPS reveals the next year’s stamps sometime in the fall. The stamp designs for 2022 were shared in November 2021, but the USPS shared 2023’s stamps in late October this year. Many of the new stamps honor iconic Americans, while others feature beautiful out ...read more

25 Interesting World Records

Nov 26, 2022

Here is a list of 25 Interesting World Records. 1-5 Interesting World Records 1. After needing 13 liters of blood for a surgery at the age of 13, a man named James Harrison pledged to donate blood once he turned 18. It was discovered that his blood contained a rare antigen which cured Rhesus disease. He has donated blood a record 1,000 times and has saved 2,000,000 lives. – Source 2. The record for most passengers on an airplane was set in 1991 when 1086 Ethiopian Jews were evacuate ...read more

Humans Have Four Nostrils

Nov 26, 2022

“Give me a man with a good allowance of nose [. . .] when I want any good head-work done I choose a man—provided his education has been suitable—with a long nose.” —Napoleon In A Nutshell Humans actually have four nostrils—the two nostrils that we’re familiar with on the exterior and two internal nostrils, called “choanae.” Without our external and internal nostrils functioning together, we would not be able to breathe through our noses. The Whole Bushel Yes, humans have four ...read more

How Instantly Can You Lose Weight?

Nov 29, 2022

        Weight loss is a common goal for many people. It can be a difficult process, but it's achievable with the right support. In this blog post, we're going to explore how you can lose weight as quickly as possible. From your mindset to your diet, this blog post will give you all the tips you need to lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. I Got Control of My Health Thanks to This Weird Japanese Breakfast Tonic 1. How to lose weight in a healthy way Losing w ...read more