The oft-cited medieval mortality rate of 35ish years, while correct, did not properly take into count the 20-30% chance of not surviving childbirth. Depending on their reaching of milestones, “[one could have] reached 20 he could hope to live to 45, and if he made it to 30 he had a good chance of making it into his fifties. ”
Shigeru Miyamoto asked Rare to, not just tone down the violence of GoldenEye, but “he suggested that it might be nice if, at the end of the game, you got to shake hands with all your enemies in the hospital.”
Horses teeth don’t stop growing, so when you are told to “[not] look a gift horse in the mouth” they are telling you to not look to see how old it might be.
Caucasians are called as such because, in 1775, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach voiced his attraction to the skull of a young Georgian woman.
There are a type of mite that live on your face called the Demodex folliculorum – not only do they eat, crawl, and have sex on your face, but they live such short lives that they never evolved an anus. They die before they poop.
The phrase “from soup to nuts” is derived from the description of a full-course dinner, which used to start with soup, and used to end with… nuts.