Acetaminophen is so toxic that taking 8 tablets in a day (2 tablets 4 times a day or 4 grams) can cause liver damage. The additional problem is that most opiate medication like percocet and vicodin along with many over the counter cough and cold medication contain half a gram of Acetaminophen.
Easter eggs dyed and inscribed with a person's name and birth date were honored in courts of law as birth certificates in Germany.
In Czechoslovakia during Easter week it’s good luck to beat your wife or the girl you fancy with a pomlázka, or a braided whip. While this may sound strange It’s not meant in a demeaning way or as an insult, in fact pomlázka, means “make young.” The idea behind the tradition is that anyone hit with the whip will be healthy and happy during the upcoming year.
A Seattle school has renamed Easter Eggs because of political correctness. They are now "Spring Spheres". That's not even a decent name.
The US Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than a half-billion dollars in "first time home buyer tax credits" to people who probably didn't qualify. Folks like prison inmates, taxpayers who bought homes before the credit was enacted and people who did not actually buy homes or already had a home.
Henrieta Lacks, though dead, is immortal and lives on (so to speak). Before she died at age 31 the doctors at Johns Hopkins took a cell sample from her cervical cancer. These cells were so successful at living in petri dishes that almost every cancer research in the world use clones of the HeLa cells. If all the HeLa cells in the world were gathered in one place, they estimate it would weigh approximately 600 metric tons. These cells are so well adapted to living in the lab that very rigorous protocols have to be used because if the HeLa cells infect other cell lines, they usually completely take over the cell line.
The Daily Beast looked at major US cities and counted the number of college graduates above the age of 25 working in those cities. The major cities with the lowest percent of college graduates were:
Las Vegas, Nevada
San Antonio, Texas
Yet, each of those cities is a successful and vibrant place to live in. Could that mean that college graduates are boring folks?
The huge snowfalls during the 2010/2011 winter season have created a large hydroelectric power surplus in the Northwest United States, Many of the wind farms in that area have to be shut down, since the power grid there cannot use the extra electricity generated.