r/ShittyAnimalFacts 1h ago

Verified The hickory horned devil has no idea why it was given such a hackneyed, redneck name.

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r/interestingasfuck 1h ago

French scientists have analyzed fragments of Adolf Hitler’s teeth to prove that he died in 1945 after taking cyanide and shooting himself in the head, thereby dispelling all the purported rumors of his escape abroad at that time. He had been suffering from severe gum disease and tooth decay.

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COMMENT 2h ago

that is a great shitty animal fact! They are just protecting their crown jewels.

r/todayilearned 2h ago

TIL there is evidently an oceanic "cookie monster," and it turns out to be the cookie-cutter shark, a parasitic predator which attaches itself to larger fish and marine mammals leaving round "melon-baller" wounds behind after it feeds. This shark has also reportedly attacked submarines on occasion.

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r/ShittyAnimalFacts 2h ago

Verified Sloths don't give a rat's ass if they are walking through the jungle and trying to get somewhere

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r/PicsOfUnusualBirds 3h ago

Harlequin duck

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r/mildlypenis 4h ago

mildly The horned guan, native to parts of Central America

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r/interestingasfuck 4h ago

The horned guan, native to parts of Central America, has a rather interesting mating ritual as you can imagine, and the sound of it is described as “an old Nokia cellphone ringing on vibration mode."

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COMMENT 4h ago

I just googled "persimmon seeds as buttons" and saw a few images, so they do exist, and some look quite old, but unsure if Civil War era seeds would still be in tact now given their organic contents.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Are those the imported varieties? I sometimes buy kaki and fuyu persimmons in the market on the east coast, and I always notice the boxes say, produce of California. In fact, they always seem to come from one town in CA, so there must be quite a production there.

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COMMENT 4h ago

I read that American persimmons are the US's largest native berry! I guess they are classified as berries by botanists.

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COMMENT 4h ago

Very true, the Fuyu persimmon is like that. There are a few persimmons that are better when hard, I've noticed.

r/Naturewasmetal 14h ago

A Wedge-shaped Beetle encapsulated within Baltic Amber, 3mm in length, dated between 40-45 million years.

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COMMENT 15h ago

It's one of my favorites! I personally think the American persimmon has far more flavor than the larger imported ones like the Kaki persimmon, but I'm happy to eat any of them when they are ripe. It HAS to be ripe!

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COMMENT 15h ago

These birds are native to Central America. I have taken photos of them while bird watching there, but this pic is not mine.

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COMMENT 15h ago

It's often called a coffee extender, perhaps like ground roasted chicory root - I've had it, and it has a rather pleasant nutty flavor.

r/AbsoluteUnits 15h ago

This hickory horned devil caterpillar

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r/AbsoluteUnits 15h ago

This Dong tao chicken's feet

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COMMENT 15h ago

otherwise, get ready to pucker up! These persimmons are highly astringent when unripe, but quite taste when completely ripened.

r/todayilearned 15h ago

TIL the seeds of the American persimmon, native primarily to the southeastern US, were used as buttons by the Confederate Army during the American civil war for their clothing, and they can also be ground into a coffee substitute. Naturally, the ripened fruit can be eaten fresh or used in baking.

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COMMENT 15h ago

I really like those unique tail feathers!

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COMMENT 16h ago

Little did he know at the time that his invention would become one of the most useful devices in the world. In fact, vacuum cleaners equipped with HEPA filters are used regularly to improve indoor environments to help people suffering from asthma. Interesting article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_M._Spangler

r/Damnthatsinteresting 16h ago

Image The guy who invented the portable electric vacuum cleaner was initially driven more by the need to improve his health as an asthmatic than trying to make money. James M. Spangler worked as a janitor at department store, and finally at age 60, suffering severely from asthma, he accomplished his goal.

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r/Ornithology 17h ago

Article Isles of Scilly: Egyptian vulture seen in UK for first time in 150 years

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COMMENT 17h ago

This shark seems to have a dog-like nose from the underside, and that jaw with one set of sharp looking teeth is quite freaky.