Facts

Origin of Gotham Nickname for New York City

In 1807, Washington Irving attached the moniker “Gotham” to New York City in a satire publication called Salmagundi.

Salmagundi, by the way, is defined as a dish of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, and seasoning. Tasty!

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Science

Stomach Cement

If you were to swallow styrofoam it would turn into a cement like material when mixed with your stomach acid.

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Misc

Cats Ears

a cats ear has over 32 muscles in it. that means there are 64 musles just for cat ears.

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Misc

Alice in Wonderland

In the book of Alice in Wonderland there is a baby that Alice tries to save that eventually turns into a pig. This is symbolic for babies whose parents smoke opium while pregnant, the opium would cause babies to come out with pig like noses, and flatter faces. The author did this because of the extreme use of opium then.

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