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Super Glue can be used to close wounds!

Before we relate this awesome fact to you, we must advise you: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! So, with that being said, did you know that Super Glue can be used to close wounds?

It was first used for this purpose back in the Vietnam War when medics would use it to close soldiers’ wounds quickly to get them back to the battlefield. It was so useful for stemming bleeding that it was credited for saving many lives back then!

Today, many use the glue for this purpose including veterinarians and professional athletes. Sealing a small wound (like a paper cut) with Super Glue can reduce pain, quickly stop bleeding, and even reduce scarring!

Although possibly useful in emergencies, experts say not to use the glue for wounds as it can cause irritation, kill skin skills, and lead to other not-so-good side effects.

Dermabond is a safer alternative to Super Glue and has been given the okay by the FDA for the purpose of wound closure.


A band held concerts so deadly and dangerous, people had to sign a waiver before they attended!

Yamantaka Eye and Zeni Geva formed Hanatarash, a Japanese noise band, in 1984. The name means “sniveler” or “snot nosed.” The band used many different and unusual noise-making objects, including power tools and heavy machinery.

They became notorious for how dangerous their concerts were. In one instance, Eye cut a dead cat in half with a machete on stage. In another, he strapped a circular saw to his back and almost cut his leg off.

And in yet another, he destroyed part of a venue when he drove a bulldozer onto the stage. At a 1985 show in Tokyo, concert-goers were required to sign a waiver due to the possibility of harm.

The show was stopped when Eye planned to throw a lit Molotov cocktail onstage. Hanatarash was banned from performing until 1990 without their trademark violence.


Michael Keaton didn’t want Michelle Pfeiffer in the first Batman because it’d be too awkward. She played Catwoman in the sequel!

The 1989 film, Batman, stars Michael Keaton in the title role, Jack Nicholson as the villain and Kim Basinger as the beautiful love interest. Just one in a long series of Batman movies, this particular Batman film was a critical and commercial success with over $400 million in box office sales.

Before this success though, the film's casting was a difficult task. A veritable who's who of Hollywood leading men were considered for the role of Batman, including Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson, Pierce Brosnan and Tom Selleck.

Producer Jon Peters and director Tim Burton both favored Michael Keaton, though. His was a controversial casting, and Warner Brothers received 50,000 protest letters about it.

Burton then suggested that Michelle Pfeiffer play Vicki Vale, the role that would later go to Bassinger.

Keaton had been in a relationship with Pfeiffer though and thought it would be too awkward. Bassinger was then cast, but Pfeiffer would later play Catwoman in "Batman Returns."


Gladiator sweat was used as a skin beauty product in Ancient Rome!

Ancient Rome is well-known for many things: the Coliseum, gladiators, powerful emperors. What it is not as well-known for is beauty products. For good reason too. It turns out that the women of ancient Rome had some very quirky beauty routines.

Sweat from gladiators and fat from the animals that fought in the arena were sold in souvenir pots outside the arena. Apparently, it would improve a woman's complexion.

Other, more normal makeup was usually sold in tablet or cake form. Wealthy women could afford eye shadows and liners of sorts. Makeup was usually associated with prostitutes though and was considered immoral and seductive.

But I guess wearing the sweat of a gladiator was considered just fine.


A 1200-acre lake’ water never falls below 50 degrees even when the air temperature is at 0, because it’s near a power plant!

A 1200-acre, massively heated thermal lake sits at 3,100 feet above sea level. A 1.6 GigaWatt coal burning power plant, owned and operated by Dominion Virginia Power, super heats Mt. Storm Lake 20 to 25 degrees above normal.

Fall temperatures can still be in the 90's while summer temperatures approach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The power plant supplies 2,000,000 people in the DC area with their power. The power plant consumes 15,000 tons of coal per day and sucks up 234,000 gallons of water per minute to cool its turbines recycling the entire lake in 2 1/2 days.

Popular with scuba divers in the tri-state area practicing high-elevation dives, the rural lake is up to 160 feet deep and miles across. Locals call this Lake "Vepco".

It will likely soon be more popular with parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, and more with scuba divers as it is discovered and when the new Rt. 55 Corridor-H Super Highway opens an exit ramp just a couple of miles away near the Liberty Gas Station and Convenience Store.



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