20+ amazing facts about everything that expand horizonsPictolic
Always interesting to learn or discover something new and interesting. The thirst for knowledge and curiosity is what animates our minds and forces us to explore further. On the Reddit forum is an interesting thread titled "Today I learned" (Today I Learned), where users share interesting facts about everything that they have discovered for the first time. Perhaps, in this list there is a fact that will surprise you!
American engineer of German descent Joseph Strauss was the chief engineer of the Golden gate bridge. During the construction he ordered set under the bridge network security. The network has fallen by 19 people. The notion Strauss then recognized the revolutionary – she saved the lives of many workers who constructed the bridge.
An Indian village of the bird is a Robin made a nest in a rustic wire. The inhabitants turned off the street lights on a month to protect the bird and give hatch her eggs. 45 days bird with baby birds flew away from the nest.
The Microsoft office in Japan tried a 4‑day work week within a single project. The user found that productivity per worker increased by 40% compared to the same period last year.
The urinals at Amsterdam airport Schiphol depicted flies. The idea is to use the "dot active perception", so that someone using the urinal, less sprinkles to the sides. This method aims to preserve the cleanliness of the room, and save on cleaning.
Some of the owlets are sleeping on the stomach, because they are too heavy head. They sleep until they get old enough.
In 2018, the bus drivers in Okayama, Japan, staged a strike interesting with the emergence of a competing bus line. They continued to travel on their routes, but not charged customers.
Last year, the elephant knocked down by a motorcycle in Thailand, survived after an employee of a passing ambulance made him artificial respiration. The man worked in the er for 26 years. He saved thousands of lives, but the lives of elephants did not save ever.
People who know the Icelandic language, I can read and understand ancient Icelandic sagas. For 1,000 years, the language has not changed.
Scientists have found that eggs fish can survive the journey through the duck's intestines. This explains the fact that sometimes in isolated and pristine water bodies can inhabit a variety of fish.
Actor Ryan Reynolds paid $ 15,000 to bring the girl a Teddy bear with a built-in voice of her deceased mother.
In 2007, a Japanese railway line Kitigawa appointed a cat named Tama "the station master" – this has led to an unprecedented surge in the popularity of this tourist destination. By the way, in 2010, to tame added another cat.
During the Vietnam war, American servicemen stationed in Japan, he fled to Sweden. Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was against the war, and gave shelter to deserters.
In the 5th century BC, the surgeon Sushruta was first diagnosed with diabetes. Urine of diabetics was sticky and sweet – it ran ants. The doctor noted that diabetes affects the rich, who ate a lot of rice and sweets.
Ken It was the first American-Asian leader of the mafia. 3 times he was shot in the head at close range. After he got out of the car, walked a few blocks to the nearest pharmacy and asked for medical assistance. He lived 84 years.
As a child, Harriet Tubman received a severe head injury, and began to experience strange visions and vivid dreams, which she ascribed to God. All her life she was dedicated to the liberation of slaves through the Underground railroad asylum.
When the character of David Bowie in "Labyrinth" was performed manipulations with crystal balls actually made him a master juggler Michael Moschen. He stood behind Bowie, and juggled blind.
During the creation of "discusses Moana" the producers visited the southern part of the Pacific ocean and gathered expert advice on culture for precision details. For example, the first big boy Maui was bald, but his redrawn with hair – because in Polynesian culture hair symbolized mana (or power).
Seahorse couples greet each other with a dance, during which they even change color. This is the way to strengthen the connection and synchronize their reproductive cycles.
When during the Second world war, the United States faced a shortage of pilots, was launched WASP on the training of women pilots. Then volunteer to fly on military aircraft volunteered 1 100 women.
In Cuba, the drivers of public transport vehicles are required to move a ride hitchhiking, if you have a spare passenger seat.
This interesting Australian fungus (Fungus The Stonemaker) appears only after a forest fire. Purple mushrooms are underground, and rise from the ashes in 2-10 days after the fire. This happens very rarely – say, every 100 years.
Harvard research the age of 75 years have shown that a close relationship is the key to success. Having a close person to whom you can rely, supports brain and reduces the emotional and physical pain
Meerkats – not such harmless animals as it seems. 20% of all meerkats die from the clutches of another meerkat.
Database one casino was hacked with the help of smart aquarium thermometer.
The famous Japanese painting, which shows the wave – part of a series of 36 paintings, which are painted mount Fuji from different viewpoints.
Singer in the style of country music Loretta Lynn released a record number of songs banned on the radio more than any other country by a male in the twentieth century.
Goat, which sold for slaughter for an Indian restaurant in Alaska, fled to the city. Kid named Curry've been trying to find and catch. In the end, he was caught and left – he became the mascot.
The Creator of "the muppet show" the Jim Henson was initially going to do is a show for adults. He wanted to release something similar to "South Park."
Due to the lack of "Oxford comma" in the wording of the law of Maine, determining what types of activities entitle the employee to overtime pay, more than 120 drivers Oakhurst dairy has received a $ 5 million payment.
"Oxford" comma is a comma used in the English language before the word "and" (and) or "or" (or), before the last item in the list of three or more elements. In the text of the law is no Oxford comma in front of the Union or, where lists activities: "marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution".
Absent prior distribution (distribution) comma made all doubt. It was unclear refers to a particular distribution process or packing for transportation and packaging for distribution. The result of this error, the drivers received compensation for unpaid overtime after four years of litigation. But it was worth it – it has more than 5 million dollars.
In 2014, four-year-old girl was rescued after 11 days in the Yakut taiga – she was saved thanks to his puppy, who came to her village. In the footsteps of the puppy search dog and got on the trail of the girl.
Under the Lincoln memorial is a basement with an area of 4000 square meters. Until 1974, said. It formed stalactites and stalagmites, its ecosystem, and found the graffiti from the workers who built it.
The vocal technique of the famous song "Zombie" The Cranberries is known as the "keening". This sound in Ireland mourn the dead at the funeral.
In 585 BC in the midst of a battle between the Lydians and the Medes solar Eclipse happened. The soldiers took it as a sign and stopped fighting. In the end, the six-year war was over.
One of the scientists, our "blue" planet before was purple. 250 million years ago on Earth survived purple bacterium, which gave the oceans purple. Experts found the remains of this bacterium in the ancient breed.
Scottish soldier bill Millin walked the beaches of Normandy in the D-Day and played the bagpipes. Two captured German sniper later told why the guy didn't shoot. They decided that he just "dummkopf" – or is just stupid.
Canadian hockey player Stan Mikita was one of the fine players in the NHL. One day he came home, and his 4‑year-old daughter asked him why he so often sits in the bin. Promising daughter play has been Mikita changed the style of play. After that, as a result of their achievements Mikita in one year (1967) took just 3 individual prize "Art Ross Trophy", "the HART Trophy and the Lady Byng Trophy".
"Saturn devouring his son" is one of the 13 previously unpublished works by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. He wrote these paintings in the years 1819-1823, on the wall of his house. According to some versions, these scary pictures reflect inner demons Goya and his attitude towards the civil unrest that took place in Spain at the time.
"Leaf sheep" or leaf slug – a kind of sea slug, capable of photosynthesis. This guy collects the chloroplasts, which plants use for photosynthesis, and can live so for months.
For centuries the city of Troy was considered a myth, until it was discovered in 1871 in modern Turkey. This area was excavated before, but the ruins of Troy was under excavation and millennia remained intact.
The highest average age at first marriage recorded in Ireland. The average Irishman was first married at age 35.
To succeed in film Harrison Ford was an assistant on stage at the rock band The Doors. He also played a small role in the movie, but seriously thought to quit acting at that point. Meeting with Director George Lucas radically changed his life.
Plate with 8 songs after the end of the recording are played back from the beginning again. 8‑track version of the Pink Floyd album "Animals" change – it added the guitar solo, "connecting" the first and last song in the album
The herpes virus is used for the treatment of cancer. The FDA approved a modified form of the herpes for the treatment of melanoma.
During hurricane Ivan in 2004 in the Gulf of Mexico, the pressure sensors on the bottom of the ocean recorded a wave height of 27 meters. After studying this case, the experts determined that during the storm the waves reached 40 meters.
In the Netherlands found the oldest known boat. It was built in the early Mesolithic period between 7 and 8 040 510 BC
The original Conan Doyle conceived that Sherlock Holmes is addicted to cocaine. Cost the author to learn more about the dangers of drugs, he decided to write that Holmes threw the cocaine (in this he was helped by Watson).
In space there is a cloud of water vapor, which is 100 trillion times more water than on our planet.
Actor George Takei, politely refused to reveal himself in the series the Simpsons, "Marge vs. the Monorail" ("Marge vs. the monorail"), because he didn't want to make fun of public transport.
The expression "coffee break" was invented by the pan American coffee Bureau in 1952. They conducted an advertising campaign for $ 2 million with the text:
Approximately 2.1 billion years ago there was a multi-celled organisms called Francavilla biota. These organisms – evidence of the earliest forms of multicellular life