Time for your weekly dose of weird, courtesy of my Twitter #weirdscifacts!
501. July 27: Sand tiger shark: only shark known to adjust its buoyancy by burping! I don’t know about you, but I never thought to put the words “shark” and “burp” together. (h/t @aliholden @natlaquarium)
503. July 29: 1848: An execution, a painter, a hypnotist, and a question of whether a decapitated head remains aware. The seems to have been a recurring interest in the physiological effects of decapitation through the 1700s and 1800s.
505. July 31: Infinity is weird… even in infinity mirrors! Here I indulge in a little self-promotion, linking again to my post on the area and width of images in an infinity mirror.
506. Aug 01: Yesterday was anniversary of the worst shark attack in history — USS Indianapolis. The Indianapolis is known to most people because of the eerie description of the event by the shark hunter Quint in “Jaws”. h/t @hectocotyli