I have no idea who this guy is, but his performance is impressive for his age. The youtube info only says that he's a performer in Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt. The video was uploaded in December 2006.
Back in Jan 2009, I posted a video showing the decomposition of a pig. Here's a similar video, also showing the decomposition of a pig, but underwater this time. It was an experiment conducted in Feb 2012. The pig was in a cage to stop sharks from getting to it. Watch to the end to see the surprise visitor.
3D bioprinters are being developed that could manufacture medicines and vaccines according email specs from their basic components. They could be used in pharmacies and perhaps even homes to print out refills. More 'replicator' science.
The rules are that players bet on a 54-number grid. Then they wait for a chicken to poop somewhere on the grid. So it sounds more like Chicken Poop Roulette, than Bingo, since you don't wait to get a bingo. According to the Wall Street Journal, the game was invented in a New Orleans bar during the 1980s. There's also a version that involves cow poop.
Cleansing the palate is just basically clearing the taste of one thing from ones mouth before tasting something else to get a truer idea of the second flavor. Can you guess what UK Chef Heston Blumenthal uses to cleanse his plate between tastings?
Alex is the creator and curator of the Museum of Hoaxes. He's also the author of various weird, non-fiction books such as Elephants on Acid.
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