1001 Horrible Facts by Anne Rooney

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Horrible Food Facts In Newfoundland, Canada, seal flipper pie is a traditional dish for the end of a seal hunt. qxd 20/2/07 11:14 am Page 50 50 1001 Horrible Facts Another way of cooking snakes in Texas – cut the head off, skin and gut it, poke a stick into the neck, wrap the snake loosely around the stick and roast over a camp fire. In China, people eat jellied ducks’ blood. Iguanas are a popular and free food in Central America – they can often be caught in backyards. Slimy green stuff that looks like mucus is supposedly the best part of a lobster or crayfish.

In Fiji, people starve a pig for a week, then feed it veal when it is very hungry. A few hours later, they kill the pig and remove the half-digested veal, which they cook and eat. What to do with all the rattle snakes? Skin them, gut them, cut them into chunks, cover in batter and deep fry. Horrible Food Facts In Newfoundland, Canada, seal flipper pie is a traditional dish for the end of a seal hunt. qxd 20/2/07 11:14 am Page 50 50 1001 Horrible Facts Another way of cooking snakes in Texas – cut the head off, skin and gut it, poke a stick into the neck, wrap the snake loosely around the stick and roast over a camp fire.

The toilet paper that Americans use in one day would go around the world nine times. Horrible Body Facts Nose-pickings are a mix of drying mucus and rubbish filtered out of the air you breathe in – pollen, dust, smoke, dirt, sand, and even tiny particles of dust from space! qxd 20/2/07 11:29 am Page 28 28 1001 Horrible Facts You lose 80 hairs from your head every day – but you have about 100,000 so don’t worry, you won’t start to look bald just yet. And they re-grow quickly when you’re young. Your heart pumps around 182 million litres (48 million gallons) of blood in your lifetime – with an endless supply of blood, it could fill a swimming pool in less than a month!

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