12 new facts that prove it's never too late to learn something newBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/12-new-facts-that-prove-its-never-too-late-to-learn-something-new1
We are often told that exploring the world keeps us motivated, fuels our curiosity, and generally makes our lives more exciting. One really wonderful thing about the constant presence of the Internet is that we can quickly find interesting and intriguing information about just about anything. However, we humans need constant reminders to hone our minds by learning new things as often as possible.
So, we have collected some of the most interesting facts for you to enjoy.
1. A colony of bats lives in the library of the University of Coimbra in central Portugal. Every night, the library windows are left open and bats come in to feast on insects, thus protecting the centuries-old historical documents. Every morning the librarians clean up the bat excrement.
2. British actress Emilia Clarke survived two brain aneurysms and has since founded SameYou, a charity working to develop the best recovery treatment for traumatic brain injury and stroke survivors.
3. Hospital patients recover faster when they see the park/vegetation from their window.
4. In 2019, a man robbed a bank, threw money into the street, and yelled “Merry Christmas!” He then went to Starbucks where he waited to be arrested.
5. After conservative activist Mary Whitehouse successfully campaigned against the airing of Alice Cooper's song "School's Out" on the BBC music show "Top of the Pops", Cooper sent her a bouquet of flowers as he believed the anti-advertising had helped the song reach number one. places.
6. You can buy a room on a cruise ship and live in it. You pay an annual fee and all the amenities are provided just like on regular cruise ships.
7. In the mid-1890s, Mary Wheaton Caulkins completed all the requirements for a PhD in psychology, but Harvard University refused to award her the degree because she was a woman.
8. Lonnie Johnson, the man who created the "Super Soaker" (the world's best-selling toy), received $72.9 million as part of the Hasbro settlement as unpaid royalties.
9. There is a place off the coast of Australia where octopuses, which are mostly solitary, have built a kind of small "city".
10. Acacia trees can communicate with each other. When they sense damage to their leaves, they release ethylene gas into the air to signal neighboring acacias that release tannins in their leaves. The tannins make the leaves bitter as well as poisonous - they can kill even large herbivores like deer.
11. Apples are not native to North America and much of Europe. They originated in Kazakhstan, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea. The Kazakh city of Alma-Ata means "full of apples". By 1500 B.C. apple seeds were distributed throughout Europe.
12. Kate Warne was America's first female detective who, in 1861, under the guise of "a wealthy Southern lady visiting Baltimore," infiltrated a Separatist public meeting and uncovered a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln before he took office.