100 Things We Didn't Know This Time Last Year.

If you only read one thing from Neatorama today, read BBC's 100 things we didn't know this time last year.

Some highlights:

No. 14 - It's possible for a human to blow up balloons via the ear.

Wei Mingtang, 55, a factory worker from Guilin city, Guangxi province, discovered his ears leaked air over 30 years ago reports Nanguo Morning News.

He then came up with the idea of using them to inflate balloons with the aid of a pipe.

On a recent city Spring Festival Party, Wei also blew out 20 candles in a line within 20 seconds using a hose leading out from his ears reports the paper.

(Link to OddlyNews about Wei's awesome super power)

No. 20 - The queen has never been on a computer, she told Bill Gates as she awarded him an honorary knighthood.

"It's not as natural [using computers] for the Queen as it is for young people," he said.

Wait, wait - Bill Gates? A knight? Link

No. 23. - In America it's possible to subpoena a dog.

They sent out a subpoena, and the five-year-old Shih Tzu duly appeared at the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, led by the defendant's brother.

Prosecutor Robin Green told the Associated Press news agency she apologised to the brother for any inconvenience, adding: "The dog was friendly enough and probably would have been a very co-operative witness."


No. 78 - One in 18 people has a third nipple.

The gene - named Scaramanga after the three-nippled JamesBond villain in The Man With The Golden Gun - was found by an Institute of Cancer Research team.

... sometimes something goes wrong and leads to fewer, extra or misplaced breasts and nipples.

One in 18 people has an extra nipple, which can look like freckles or moles.


What are you doing still here? Go on and read the full list - you know you want to.

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