13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Categories: History | World

No matter how long a person lives in the world and no matter how much new knowledge he receives, there will always be something unknown. And that's great. Because what else will life be happy about if you learn absolutely everything about it?

We present a new collection of facts that seem so simple and at the same time incredible that it is difficult to believe in their authenticity.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Cold water can be distinguished from hot water by the sound when it pours from the tap

The viscosity of the water decreases as the temperature rises, which is why you will hear the difference between hot and cold. In the video you can listen.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Sharks existed before trees

The earliest shark fossils discovered are 420 million years old. The first trees appeared on Earth in the Devonian period, which began 419 million years ago and ended 358 million years ago.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Pottery appeared before people with blue eyes

In a 2008 study, a team from the University of Copenhagen traced the gene for blue eyes back to a common ancestor who most likely lived about 10,000 years ago. And the age of the potsherds found in China, which testify to the existence of pottery, is 20 thousand years.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Charlie Chaplin and rapper 50 Cent lived at the same time

Although they are representatives of completely different eras and cultures, Chaplin still lived with the rapper at the same time — the famous actor died on December 25, 1977, when Curtis Jackson was two and a half years old.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Cumulus clouds can weigh more than one million pounds (454 tons)

The average cloud with a volume of about one cubic kilometer weighs about 1.1 million pounds (458 tons).

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

The UK is slightly smaller than the US state of Michigan

The area of Great Britain is 242,495 square kilometers, including land and water. And the area of the state of Michigan, including the land and water area, is 250,493 square kilometers. However, if we consider only land, then Great Britain is 93 thousand square kilometers larger than the American state.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

All peacocks are males

There is no such thing as a female peacock in nature. Because they are called "pava".

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Cows kill more people every year than sharks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States estimated that over a five-year period, 21 incidents with cows occurred on the territory of four states, as a result of which a person died. That is about four deaths a year. While an average of one person per year dies from shark attacks.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

The 2% margin of error sought by the Chinese government in the census exceeds the population of the whole of Australia

The population of China in 2016 is 1.378 billion people. Therefore, 2% of this figure (27.57 million people) exceeds the population of Australia - just over 24 million.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

The first people who measured Everest added a couple of feet so that the figure would not seem made up

The team that was the first to measure the height of Mount Everest found that it is equal to 29 thousand feet exactly (8839 m). Thinking that they would not be believed because of the even number, the team added two feet to make it sound more plausible (8840 m). However, since then, new methods of measuring mountain peaks have shown that the exact height of Mount Everest is 29,035 feet (8848 m).

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

A quarter of the bones in the human body are in the legs

A human leg consists of 28 bones, and there are 56 bones in two legs. It turns out a little more than 27% of the total number of bones in the human body — 206.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

Lighters were invented before matches

The Debereiner flint was invented by Johann Wolfgang Debereiner in 1824 and is considered the first full-fledged and relatively safe lighter. The matches we know today were invented in 1827.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

When the Krakatoa volcano erupted in 1883, the sound was so strong that it could be heard at a distance of 500 kilometers

This eruption of Krakatoa is considered one of the deadliest and most destructive in history: at least 36,417 people died as a result of the eruption itself and the tsunami caused by it.

13 facts that sound so incredible that they seem like a form of fraud

The world's population has doubled in just the last 50 years

In 1960, the world's population was about three billion people. At the time of 2010, this number reached seven billion.

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