7 things that everyone has heard about, but no one has seen: J Lo's pop, a barrel and something elsePictolic
There are things in the world that we have heard about many times and that we even mention in conversations, but we have never seen. Such are the shortcomings in education, annoying, but not too critical. We will try to eliminate at least some gaps so that you can feel yourself above your interlocutors by a whole head.
The word "barrel", which we are used to hearing in relation to oil, comes from the English word barrel, which means just "barrel". It turns out that barrels can be different, including beer ones. But it is the American oil barrel that is most often mentioned, which holds 42 gallons, or about 158,988 liters of oil. By the way, barrels with pure oil are always painted blue, and with petroleum products-red.
For most of us, the city of Uryupinsk is a kind of abstract name denoting a remote, God-forsaken province. In fact, everything is not as bad as it seems to many. Uryupinsk is the administrative center of the Uryupinsky district of the Volgograd region, located on the bank of the river called Khoper. It was founded in the 17th century and now its population is 40 thousand people. One of the most interesting sights of the city is the monument to ... a goat.
Rutabaga is an agricultural crop that is most often mentioned in folklore. They joke about it, they mention it disparagingly, as something not too useful. And no one has eaten rutabaga, and what's not eaten – most of them have never even seen it. And it's a shame, because before Tsar Peter the Great brought potatoes to Russia, rutabaga was one of the main root crops in Russia. By its origin – it is a hybrid of cabbage and turnips, native to the Mediterranean. The first rutabaga was described in the 17th century by the Swedish botanist Kaspar Baugin, which is why it was called the "Swedish turnip".
Despite the fact that you will not find people who have seen the Russian writer Viktor Pelevin without dark glasses, there is every reason to assume that sometimes the writer does without them. For example, this unique picture came from somewhere. It is known that even during a lecture in Tokyo, Viktor responded to the request of the organizers of the event to take off his glasses by demanding that those present take off their pants. Pelevin did not get rid of the accessory, even when it was shot by the iconic photographer Richard Avedon for The New Yorker weekly, so appreciate it.
Everyone has heard about the outstanding fifth point of the American singer, actress and socialite Jennifer Lopez and she has long become a household name. Moreover, most people know that this part of the body is insured by the owner for $ 27 million (2 billion rubles). Maybe that's why J. Lo takes care of it so much and, unlike many colleagues in the shop, demonstrates it mainly under the guise of clothing. However, if it is very interesting, then you can (not without difficulty) find the star buttocks on the Internet.
We deal with Yandex on a daily basis, but we have no idea what it really looks like. Many people believe that it is yellow, but it is difficult to determine its real shape and size. We can't help you with anything about the size, but we can show you the appearance of Yandex, that is, a very small part of it. This is exactly what one of the company's data centers looks like, accommodating up to 7 thousand servers. Each of them processes up to 100 MB of information per second!
Since a pigeon is a bird, it would be quite logical to assume that it has chicks. But there are very few people who have seen them, and they are somehow reluctant to share their impressions. Now you will understand why-it is not easy to describe this creature in words, because it is not like anything else. There is an opinion that the beautiful bird of the world has the ugliest chicks among the birds.