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Why Do Humans Need to Warm Up Before Exercising?

Simon A. asks: Why do people need to warm up before exercise? Many animals don’t seem to have such an issue, like a cat going from completely still to sprinting after prey.

The CIA’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test That Went Horribly Wrong

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader For decades rumors have swirled around the CIA’s testing of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in the 1960s.

Where the Water in the Devil’s Kettle Goes

In Judge C. R. Magney State Park in Minnesota, there exists a natural phenomenon along the Brule River known as the Devil’s Kettle- a waterfall that splits in two, with one half falling about 50 feet into the river below and continuing on its merry way towards Lake Superior and the other half falling into a large hole in the ground that seems to go nowhere.

What Happens if You Leave Your House to a Pet in Your Will?

Ross T. asks: When people leave a house to their pet cat or dog, do the pets really get the house? How are things like paying taxes and upkeep handled?

The Truth About the Road Not Taken, The Rose / Star Trek connection, What “Trump” Means in the UK, and more in Yet Another 10 Quick Facts

1006) While Amanda McBroom is probably best known for her role as Judge Advocate General Captain Philippa Louvois in what is generally considered one of the best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, The Measure of a Man, it might also surprise you to learn that she wrote the song, The Rose, first made famous by Bette Midler in the film of the same name.  According to McBroom, she wrote the song in under an hour in 1977, attempting to make something “Bob-Seger-like” in hopes of getting a record deal.

Perfect 10- Kim Gwang-suk and the Olympics

Jace K. asks: Did anyone ever figure out how old Kim Gwang-suk really was in the 92 Olympics? On one remarkable day in September 1991, North Korean gymnast Kim Gwang-suk accomplished what few have been able to do – score a perfect 10 on the uneven bars.

What Happens if You Accidentally Damage or Destroy a Priceless Work of Art in a Museum?

Jessica H. asks: What happens to people you hear about who fall over in museums and damage priceless works of art, do they have to pay damages?

Stranger than Fiction

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE… In 2008 a health spa in Zneleznovodsk, Russia, dedicated a statue to an important member of its team: the enema.

Why Do We Get Allergies?

YouTube subscriber Chase P. asks: Do a video on why humans have allergies. It’s that time of year when tissue companies nationwide rejoice at the excessive mucus caused by allergies.

The Man Who Survived Two Nuclear Bomb Attacks

The Blast over Nagasaki Tsutomu Yamaguchi died from stomach cancer. The cancer part perhaps isn’t surprising given that Yamaguchi is currently the only person officially recognized by the Japanese government as having lived through the atomic bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Fascinating Story of How the “What Would Jesus Do?” Slogan Came About

What Would Jesus Do?, often shortened to WWJD? or W.W.J.D.  is a slogan so famous that millions of objects have been emblazoned with it.

Does McDonald’s or Burger King Really Hand Out Cards Granting You Free Food For Life?

Jack A. asks: Is it true that McDonalds gives out special cards that give you free food for the rest of your life?

The Curious Case of Taiwan’s #2 Restaurant

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader POO-BOT You’ve probably never heard of the Japanese comic-book character Arale Norimaki.

From Titanic Survivor and Near Amputee to Hall of Fame Tennis Champion- The Story of Dick Williams

In the early morning of April 15, 1912, 21-year-old Richard “Dick” Norris Williams II was washed off the deck of the doomed RMS Titanic and into the icy water of the North Atlantic.

“No”- The Remarkable Story of Lauritz Sand

From September of 1941 through May of 1945, Norwegian Resistance pioneer Lauritz Sand was alternately beaten and broken, then treated, then beaten again by Nazi interrogators.

The Male Fish That Can’t Eat- Flabby Whalefish

Not even close to the size of a whale and bearing only a modest similarity to the most familiar kinds of fish, if it weren’t for the fact that the dozen or so species of flabby whalefish are relatively small, the mere thought of such strangely-built, sightless monsters swimming in the depths of the ocean would keep most of us out of the sea.

Behind the Hits: Soundtrack Cuts

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Movie soundtracks have long generated popular songs, from “Stayin’ Alive” to “Whistle While You Work,” to “Goldfinger” and hundreds more.

Does the UK Really Experience Massive Power Surges When Soap Operas Finish from People Making Tea?

Joshua F. asks: Is it true that in the UK they have big power surges every time soap operas end because everyone makes a cup of tea at the same time?

Does Hand and Foot Size Really Correlate with Penile Length?

Kelley M. asks: Is a guy’s hand or foot size actually a good indicator of the length of their penis or is that a myth?

What Powers Does the Queen of England Actually Have?

Blake M. asks: Does the queen of England have any real power anymore or is her position just ceremonial at this point?