Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#1

Spanish fashion designer Manel Torres invented the world’s first clothes-spray

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1# Spanish fashion designer Manel Torres invented the world’s first clothes-spray, which after application to the body can be removed, washed and worn again. – Source

2# Chloroform has been reputed to be used by criminals to knock out, daze or even murder their victims. However, it is nearly impossible to incapacitate someone using chloroform. It takes at least five minutes of inhaling an item soaked in chloroform to render a person unconscious. – Source

3# Celestis, Inc. is a company that sends cremated remains into space. Ranging from about $1,000 to $12,500, you have the option of launching your loved one’s ashes into deep space, to the moon, or into Earth’s orbit. – Source

4# Grapefruit juice can have severe side effects (including sudden death) when mixed with common medications. – Source

5# If Earth stopped for 1 second and you weren’t belt-buckle to the Earth, you would fall over and roll 800 mph Due East. – Source

6#  In 2007, Johnny Depp’s daughter recovered from a serious illness, an E. coli infection that began to cause her kidneys to shut down and resulted in an extended hospital stay. To thank Great Ormond Street Hospital, Depp visited the hospital in November 2007, dressed in his Captain Jack Sparrow outfit, and spent four hours reading stories to the children. In 2008, he donated £1 million (about $2 million) to the hospital. –Source

7# The historical purpose for wasabi is supposedly to kill the bacteria and parasites in the raw fish often used in sushi. Now with better sanitary conditions it’s not needed and eaten just out of habit. – Source

8# Dogs watch more TV now than they did in the past. Older TV sets showed fewer frames per second and were harder to watch, but high-def flat screens allow dogs to see the images as clearly as humans. – Source

9# A priest on the Titanic refused to board a lifeboat twice, and instead stayed behind to hear confessions and give absolution to the people left on the ship. – Source

10# Sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other. – Source