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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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1: These Are Screws

Screws

Yup.

2: These Are Not

Nuts and bolts

How can you tell? They have big nuts but no prick!!! LOL!!!

3: Screws Are Traditionally Driven Like This...

A screwdriver driving a screw

4: ...Except In Birmingham!!!

A hammer and bent screw

Classic Brummie builder joke! Excellent!!

5: Did Screws Originate In Outer Space?!?

View of primitive screw inside meteorite

Some scientists believe primitive protoscrews were carried here in nickel-iron meteorites! Amazeballs!!!!!!

6: But On The Other Hand...

Apes gather around a giant screw

WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!

7: The Romans Popularized Screws Throughout Their Empire

Hand screwed to a cross

That's where the phrase "screw you" comes from!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!

8: Screws Cluster Together In Nests Called "Boxes"

Box of screws

Oh, bless.

9: Interbreeding Has Created 7,416 Distinct Screw Species

Different types of screw heads

And that's why you never have the right f**king screwdriver for the job! FFS!!!!!!!!

10: The World's Most Endangered Screw is...

Screw with a butterfly-style head

...The Nicaraguan Institute of Mechanical Engineers' "Cabeza de Mariposa". Sad.

11: Ancient Screwdriver Herds Are Also Under Threat!

Screwdrivers menaced by a cordless bit set

Hunted practically to extinction by vicious cordless bit sets. Nasty.

12: 0.02% Of The World's Screws Have Left-Handed Tendencies

Two left-handed screws

But despite what you might think, most vote Republican!!!!!

13: And Yes, The Arapaho Have A Word For Screw!

Arapaho warrior contemplating a screw

It's nih'otoo'ohoe. Totally cool!

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