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Opioids are Addictive Fact

Opioids and opioid-based drugs are great for treating pain, but they are also all physically and mentally addictive. Every opioid-based drug from a low does of Hydrocodone to Heroin is a narcotic that can lead to opioid addiction.

Baby Corn is a Type of Corn Fact

Baby corn is immature corn that has been harvested early. Baby corn can be eaten whole, cob and all, unlike mature corn which develops a cob that is too tough for humans to eat.

Twinkies Never Go Bad Myth

Twinkies don’t last forever, but they can go a long time without spoiling (up to 30 years by one estimate). The “sell-by” shelf life of a Twinkie is 45 days, after that they go hard and brittle. However, due to the ingredients, a Twinkie won’t spoil for decades.

A Soul Has Weight Myth

There is no scientific evidence that shows that living beings have a soul or that a soul has weight. However, the notion that a soul has weight (specifically 21 grams) does come from a scientific study.

Starfish Can Regrow Missing Limbs Fact

Some species of starfish can regrow missing limbs, and a few species can actually regrow a whole new “disk” (the center party of their body) from a limb!