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Crazy Facts About the Digestive System

By Vadim Newquist Jun 27, 2013

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Cat Gut

The practice of using animal guts to create strings for musical instruments originated with the third dynasty of Egypt. Although over the centuries such strings were often called "cat gut strings," cats were not used or harmed in the making of them. No matter how bad the violin playing sounded.

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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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