23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think
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Our planet is a delightful place. There is so much interesting information about her that you probably haven't even heard about some things. Fortunately, users of the Reddit site have collected a whole collection of cool facts about life on Earth that will simply blow your brain: from a tiny bear that can survive in a vacuum to the strange sports traditions of the state of Maryland. Enjoy.
The largest living organism on Earth is a mushroom. The giant sawdust stretches 3.8 kilometers underground in the Blue Mountains (Oregon, USA).
Miss Piggy from the Muppet Show and Master Yoda from Star Wars speak in the same voice: they were voiced by actor Frank Oz.
Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear, fought for the Poles during World War II. He eventually rose to the rank of corporal, and also often drank beer and smoked cigarettes.
There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy: vegetation wins over the luminaries with a score of 3 trillion : 100 billion.
Since the discovery of Pluto in 1930 and until its exclusion from the number of planets in the Solar System in 2006, it did not have time to make even one complete revolution around the Sun: it takes about 248 years.
In Japan, it takes more paper to create manga comics than it does to produce toilet paper.
There are no words in the Spanish anthem.
Honey does not spoil. You can safely eat 3000-year-old honey.
Mantis crabs can swing their claws at such a speed that water boils around and flashes of light appear.
A corpse's skin can also goosebumps.
A small percentage of the ripples that we see on the TV screen when setting up contain radiation that has existed since the Big Bang. We are able to observe the residual effects of the creation of the universe.
The main sport of Maryland is jousting tournaments.
When we breathe through our nose, we always inhale more air through one of the nostrils than through the other. They change every 15 minutes.
If you remove all the empty space from the atoms that make up all the people on Earth, the population of the planet would fit in one apple.
When the pyramids were built, woolly mammoths still lived on Earth.
There are more possible variants of the layout of chess games than there are atoms in a known part of the universe.
If you scatter all the gold contained in the core of the Earth on its surface, it will cover the planet with a knee-thick layer.
It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes (assuming that each makes one bite) to drink all the blood of an average person.
To understand when it's time to mate, male giraffes butt the females in the bladder area until they urinate. Then the males taste the urine - this helps them understand how ready the female is for mating.
It may take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the solar core to the surface of a star, but only 8 minutes to fly from the Sun to the Earth.
Tardigrades, or small water bears, are usually only 0.5 mm in length and can survive almost anywhere. Even in a vacuum.
From everything that melts, you can make glass. You just need to cool the molten material before its molecules have time to rearrange themselves into the order in which they were before melting.
Writing was invented independently by the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese and Maya Indians.