Some prisoners have big appetites. Richard
Beavers, executed in Texas in 1994, ate
for his last meal: 6 pieces of French toast
with butter and syrup, 6 barbecued
spare ribs, 6 pieces of bacon (burnt),
4 scrambled eggs, 5 sausage patties,
French fries with ketchup, 3 slices of
cheese, 2 pieces of yellow cake with
chocolate fudge icing and 4 cartons of milk.
People used to use white lead powder to make their skin look white and beautiful, but it gave them lead poisoning and slowly killed them. As their skin looked worse once the poison took effect, they used more white lead to cover up the damage.
In China, eggs are buried underground until they go exceptionally bad and are then sold and eaten as ‘hundredyear- old’ eggs. In fact, they are about two years old. The yolks turn green and the whites turn grey or black.
William McIloy had 400 operations because he suffered from Munchausen’s Syndrome, which is a mental disorder that makes people want to receive medical treatment. He had to give a false name and move around a lot to get away with it.
The acid in your stomach is so strong that it can dissolve steel razor blades – it’s still not a good idea to eat them, though!