"Today I found out that..." 30 fascinating facts about everythingPictolic
Learning something new is always a pleasure, but also useful for the brain. A community on the Reddit forum called "Today I found out that .." collects the most interesting, quick and curious facts about absolutely everything - users share what they didn't know all this time, but unexpectedly discovered for themselves. Catch a portion of interesting things.
"Today I learned that the Netherlands annually gives Canada 20,000 tulips as a token of gratitude for the protection of the Dutch royal family in World War II"
"Today I learned that the more psychologically conscious we are, the less likely we are to make social mistakes, but the more likely we are to torment ourselves because of past mistakes"
Tigers are almost invisible to some prey, because many animals do not distinguish the orange color – they see it as green
The Ovitz family is not only the largest dwarf family, but also the largest family (12 people) that survived Auschwitz
British scientist Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web in 1989. He did not like the fact that he had to interview all colleagues about what programs were available on their computers – and he created a system that led to the creation of WWW
Tupac renamed his company from Ghetto Gospel to Joshua's dream after meeting Joshua, an 11-year-old boy with sarcoma. He died 45 minutes after Tupac fulfilled his dream and came to him in the hospital
Cigarette filters have been developed using chemicals that change color – to create the illusion that they "filter out" toxins
Freddie Mercury wrote the song Crazy Little Thing Called Love in 10 minutes while lying in the bathroom
In India, there is a species of giant squirrel with fur of various shades of orange, burgundy and purple. Their length is about 90 cm from head to tail
Tullimonstr is a strange extinct creature without limbs. Despite the presence of thousands of fossils, people still do not know whether it was vertebrate or invertebrate. In addition, the remains of this creature were found only in one place in the world
Some people suffer from a "weekend headache" due to reduced stress from lack of work
Actor Harrison Ford wanted Han Solo to be killed in Star Wars at the end of the fifth episode, as he did not plan to play him again. As a result, Ford's character decided to "freeze" just in case. Fortunately, after that, the actor was persuaded, and he continued to participate in "Star Wars".
The longest operation in the world lasted 103 hours and was performed by 20 doctors. This was the separation of conjoined twins in Singapore in 2001
Contrary to various opinions, vampires were not inspired by bats. Blood-sucking mice were discovered in Latin America in the 16th century, and the earliest stories about vampires date back to the 12th century.
Due to the fact that polar bears spend most of their lives on sea ice, they are classified as marine mammals
The most powerful commercial radio station in history was the 500 kilowatt WLW station. Locals even heard broadcasts from barbed wire fences, pots and mattresses
The Purkin effect is a phenomenon in which the human eye perceives colors differently when the illumination of objects decreases. It is for this reason that cinemas and theaters usually have red chairs. When the illumination decreases, red colors immediately seem darker to a person, and our perception improves.
Every child of the Seminole Indian tribe becomes a multimillionaire when he turns 18. In 1975, a Seminole tribe from the United States opened duty-free tobacco shops and gambling establishments. As representatives of the Native American population, they are exempt from paying taxes and can offer services at a low price. In 2007, the tribe acquired Hard Rock Café International for $ 965 million, and today the annual income of the tribe is $ 1.5 billion.
Two Irish boys aged 13 and 10 in 1985 snuck onto a train and ferry in Dublin, a train to Heathrow, a plane to New York – and they managed to remain unnoticed at the same time
The supersonic Concorde passenger plane flew faster than a bullet. If he was flying from London towards New York in the evening, when he reached a cruising speed of 2300 km/h, it seemed to the passengers on the plane that the Sun was starting to rise again
To recreate the 2.5‑ton block of the Great Pyramid, four people worked for four days using tools found in an abandoned ancient Egyptian quarry
The sun makes up 99.86% of the mass of our solar system
Promethium is a rare radioactive chemical element. The earth's crust contains only about 500-600 grams of promethium
In the original finale of "Beauty," Richard Gere's character throws Julia Roberts out of her limo in a dirty alley, and throws her $3,000
Titan (Saturn's satellite) is the only satellite of the planet in the Solar System with a dense atmosphere, as well as the only body (other than Earth) on which liquid in the form of lakes, rivers and oceans is found
Cyprus was going to host the first particle accelerator in the Middle East – but instead the ministers chose to spend money on hosting the Miss Universe contest
Procter & Gamble has been proving for years that Pringles chips are not potato chips. But the UK Supreme Court ruled that they are potato, requiring Procter & Gamble paid $160 million in taxes
still has the largest number of Olympic gold medals in wrestling
The krabsburger from the cartoon "SpongeBob" is vegetarian by design. Animator and creator of the series Stephen Hillenberg has long stated that his burgers do not contain meat
The crew of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 knew about the inevitable breakdown during the launch, and that they would die 40 seconds before the rapid depressurization of the cabin