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Crazy Facts About the Digestive System

By Vadim Newquist Jun 27, 2013

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Flies

Think your Uncle Ned has lousy table manners? The common house fly vomits on its food before consuming it! This is in so that acids in it's up-chuck can soften the food so it can be sucked up through it's straw like mouth. Want to know something even more horrible than that? Flies excrete digestive juices wherever they land as a means of testing whether or not what they've landed on is edible. Yuck!

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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