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  • Hi!

  • Have you ever wondered why there are no dogs in Antarctica?

  • How snails survive winter?

  • Or why shirt logos are always on the left?

  • Yeah, me neither.

  • But trust me, there's actually a reason for these and many other things in your daily

  • life.

  • - How about shirt Logos?

  • They are usually placed on the left side of the shirt.

  • One of the reasons is historical - most military uniforms were designed this way.

  • People also use their right hands to give a handshake, meaning the logo will always

  • be visible on the left side.

  • - If there was a vertical road from the earth to the sky, and you drove at 60 miles per

  • hour, it would take you around 1 hour to get into space.

  • I'll betcha they'd make that a toll road!

  • - In 2006, someone tried to sell New Zealand at an online auction.

  • The starting bid was less than 1 cent.

  • After a few more hits, it reached $3,000.

  • The site eventually saw the listing and removed it.

  • - The font "Comic Sans" is the world's most disliked one.

  • It was created in the mid-90s by Vincent Connare, and the designer himself only used it once.

  • - Sunglasses first appeared in the 12th century in China.

  • They not only blocked the sun but also helped judges to hide their emotions while questioning

  • people.

  • - Cotton candy was invented by a dentist in 1897.

  • People found out about the sweet a few years later at the St. Louis World's Fair, where

  • it was introduced as "fairy floss."

  • Really.

  • Several decades later, another dentist gave the candy its current name.

  • I would have thought dentists would have calledFilling Flossfor all the cavities,

  • and fillings it would create.

  • Ka-Ching!

  • But the recipe of the sugar confection goes back to the 15th-century Italy.

  • - When asked what his IQ was, Stephen Hawking replied, "People who boast about their IQs

  • are losers."

  • - Apples you buy at the supermarket were likely picked between August and November.

  • After that, they were covered in wax, hot-air dried, and stored in cold places.

  • It takes the fruit 6 to 12 months to make it to fresh produce shelves.

  • - Toilet paper became popular in the US at the beginning of the 1900s.

  • Before that, people used all sorts of things, such as hemp, lace, wool, leaves, and - the

  • most widely-usedcorn cobs.

  • - The blue whale is the largest known animal to have ever lived.

  • It weighs as much as 30 T-Rex dinos or 40 elephants.

  • And its mouth is big enough to fit 100 people.

  • - The Statue of Liberty arrived in the United States in June 1885.

  • At first, the statue was supposed to be a lighthouse.

  • But the torch had very faint gleam and was never good at this job.

  • Speaking of landmarks...

  • - The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona.

  • But the city rejected the designer's plans.

  • Luckily, the tower found its home in Paris, where it served as the main entrance to the

  • 1889 International Exposition.

  • - A man from Britain changed his name to Tim Price with 10 Ps to make it hard for telemarketers

  • to pronounce.

  • Indeed.

  • - Scientists have discovered that cheetahs are attracted to Calvin Klein's "Obsession"

  • cologne.

  • Now, they use the smell to lure the big cats into filming traps.

  • - The Canary Islands were named after dogs, not birds.

  • The Spanish name "Islas Canarias" meansthe island of dogs."

  • - The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -144˚ Fahrenheit.

  • It was captured by satellite thermal infrared mapping in Antarctica.

  • If you were to breathe in such cold air, your lungs would literally freeze.

  • That would be unpleasant.

  • - Sweden has a total of 221,831 islands.

  • Approximately 1,000 of them are inhabited.

  • Kinda almost sounds like Sweden used to have a moon that fell apart or something.

  • - In 2019, the human population grew up to 7.7 billion people.

  • There's a website where you can watch the increase in real time.

  • Or not.

  • - There are more than 190 countries in the world, and 41 of them recognize sign language

  • as an official language.

  • - It takes a photon 4,000 years to travel from the Sun's core to its surface.

  • Yet it only takes 8 minutes for it to cover the distance from the Sun to Earth.

  • Sounds like the sun is rather sticky, huh?

  • - When snails hibernate, they attach themselves to some surface and cover up with slime.

  • And hedgehogs build nests under fallen trees, using all kinds of materials.

  • - When sunlight reaches the Moon's surface, the temperature there can reach 260˚ Fahrenheit.

  • But when the sun goes down, the temperature can drop to -280 Degrees Fahrenheit.

  • - Snakes can sense an earthquake 5 days before it happens and start burrowing into their

  • nests.

  • And if it's a big one, they begin to launch themselves at walls.

  • I know the feeling!

  • - An animal's yawn depends on the size of its brain.

  • The longer the yawn, the bigger the brain.

  • [Yawn!

  • ] I feel so smart all of a sudden

  • - Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.

  • And the only two mammals that lay eggs are the platypus and echidna.

  • - What gives your food its taste is your saliva.

  • Without it, you wouldn't be able to feel how delicious French fries are.

  • Scientists also believe that by adjusting your diet, you can change the way you experience

  • food.

  • - There are many chocolate drink variations, but the original recipe goes back to the Maya.

  • They had their hot chocolate cold and added chili peppers instead of sugar.

  • I'll take their word for it that it was good.

  • - The first telephone book appeared in 1878.

  • It only had 50 phone numbers, including businesses, offices, and individuals.

  • - The clover usually has only 3 leaves - count yourself lucky if you get 4!

  • But the most leaves ever found on a single clove were 56 - practically a bouquet!

  • - It's scientifically proven that humans can't walk in a straight line without a visual point.

  • If you're blindfolded and try to walk straight, you'll eventually end up making circles.

  • - Camels have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes to protect their eyes from sand.

  • During a sand storm, they can also shut their nostrils completely.

  • Like this.

  • - A guy named Feliks Zemdegs holds the world record for solving the Rubik's cube in just

  • 4.22 seconds.

  • By the way, it took the creator of the 3-D puzzle a month to solve it.

  • - Today, quarters contain almost 92% copper, and the rest is nickel.

  • But before 1965, quarters were made of silver.

  • The outside edge of a quarter has 119 ridges.

  • Go ahead count 'em!

  • - It's impossible to sneeze while sleeping - your brain turns off this reflex.

  • - Dogs haven't been allowed to set paw in Antarctica since 1994.

  • They are a non-native species and can compromise the health of seals.

  • - Cans were invented in 1810.

  • But the can opener saw the light of day almost 50 years later.

  • Okay I give up, how the heck did they open the cans until then?

  • Leave your guess down in the comments.

  • - If we decided to compress the Earth's timeline into one year, humans would appear on December

  • 31, at 11:59:23.

  • Yep, late to the party, but glad we made it

  • - Cold showers are more beneficial to your health than hot showers.

  • They are even known to speed up metabolism.

  • Brrrr.

  • - In 1826, Scotland wanted to replicate the Greek Parthenon but make the whole construction

  • bigger.

  • The project was never completed.

  • - Alaska is the only US state that can be typed by using only one row from the QWERTY

  • Keyboard.

  • Oh, and the word QWERTY itself is the first 6 letters in the keyboard's top row starting

  • from the left.

  • - In 18th-century England, pineapples were a symbol of wealth.

  • It cost a fortune to import them into the country.

  • That was also the reason why the fruit were used as decorations and almost never eaten.

  • - If you multiply 1089 x 9, you'll get the reverse number: 9801.

  • If you even care.

  • - Contrary to its name, only 45% of the London Underground is actually underground.

  • Mind the Gap.

  • - Cucumbers are the best cure for bad breath.

  • Pressing a slice against the roof of your mouth helps to get rid of all the smelly bacteria.

  • Hey, what smelly bacteria?

  • Nobody said anything to me about it?

  • Can you smell my breath?

  • Oh boy

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シャツのロゴがいつも左にある理由 (Why Shirt Logos Are Always on the Left)

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    林宜悉 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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