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Are apple pips poisonous?

Apple pips contain cyanide and you can be poisoned by them if you eat too many, though it would take about a cupful. You might be sick of apples by then.

Why don’t woodpeckers get headaches?

Woodpeckers have fluid surrounding their brains. They also have very large skulls and comparatively small brains, meaning their brain tissue does not have much momentum on impact – unlike, say, a human boxer. They also have shock absorbers in the beak and skull. Continue reading Fast Facts