Mister Smarty Pants Knows
Francis Bacon, one of the most influential minds of the late 16th century, died by freezing to death. He was trying to freeze a chicken by stuffing it outside with ice.
According to one pathology examiner, topless dancers have a high suicide rate in Austin.
A petard is a battering ram with an explosive device on the end (hence, blown up by one's own weapon) and comes from the Greek word meaning "to fart."
When a male elephant goes into "musth," liquid seeps from his temporal gland and his penis and testosterone levels are 30-40 times normal.
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