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  • You know, it's kinda hard to surprise anyone these days. Unless you have some random weird

  • facts up your sleeve. Like what people used before toilet paper was invented! (Hint: it

  • grew out in the garden!) And what if you don't have sleeves? Where

  • do you hide those facts then? Behind your ear? Up your nose?

  • While you ponder your options, here come some Kooky tidbits you probably didn't know!

  • Here we go!

  • Chances are you've never eaten real wasabi in your lifeyou likely got regular horseradish

  • instead. Authentic wasabi is incredibly expensive. For most restaurants, it's not profitable

  • to buy the real deal.

  • You can order spaghetti at McDonald's in the Philippines. It's calledguess what

  • -- McSpaghetti. The pasta is served with ground beef, tomato sauce, and grated cheese.

  • If you're on horseback, though, don't expect to get a burger in the drive-thru.

  • The fast-food chain doesn't allow it.

  • Those delicious apples at the grocery store aren't as fresh as they look. Some apples

  • are stored in the refrigerator for 9 to 12 months before being sold!

  • You can't hold your nose and hum at the same time. We exhale through our nose when

  • we hum. When the nose is clamped, the air is blocked. Try it!

  • People getting their picture taken during Victorian times saidprunesinstead

  • ofcheese”. Apparently, shaping the mouth this way gave them a “noblerlook. Plus,

  • it could take 15-30 minutes just to take one photoimagine having to smile for that

  • long!

  • We take as many photos every 2 minutes now as were taken during the whole 19th century.

  • The world's largest waterfall is underwater! This is the Denmark Strait cataract, where

  • cold denser water from the Nordic Seas flows under warm water from the Irminger Sea. Along

  • the way, it falls 11,500 feet over an underwater ridge. That's more than 3 times the height

  • of the tallest waterfall on land.

  • Dark and light look way more contrasted on the moon. On our planet, air diffuses sunlight,

  • so objects remain a little illuminated in the shadows. There is no air on the Moon,

  • so shadows are blacker. But when there's light, it shines on the Moon much stronger

  • because of its reflective dust.

  • Bananas, kiwis, and watermelons are berriesstrawberries are not. By definition, a

  • berry is a type of plant fruit that contains a lot of seeds and has a juicy pulp growing

  • from the flower. Strawberries don't fit these criteria: technically, theseeds

  • on their surface are nuts! That's nuts.

  • The iconic countdown you associate with rocket launches was actually borrowed. French film

  • director Fritz Lang came up with it in his 1929 sci-fi movie Woman in the Moon. This

  • countdown scene inspired NASA.

  • Queen Elizabeth II owns more than 160 cows. Yep, it's the Royal Herd. These animals

  • are so pampered that they sleep on water beds to feel maximum comfort!

  • There's a boiling vessel system for heating food and making hot tea installed inside every

  • British tank. Can't go without tea time, no matter where you are!

  • The hair from one human head can support the weight of a cruise ship anchor, about 12 tons.

  • Scientists have discovered people with a gene that keeps their armpits from stinking. Hoo-ray!

  • Their sweat doesn't have the chemicals bacteria feed on to produce pungent body odor.

  • Australia drifts about 2.5 inches North each year because of tectonic plate movements.

  • Gee, maybe few million years or so, and they'll bedown upper”.

  • Australia is also wider than the moon. Check the numbers: The Land Down Under (heh heh)

  • is almost 2,500 miles across, and the moon — a little over 2,100.

  • If you ever get sad in space, your tears won't roll down your cheeks. In weightlessness,

  • all the tears gather in one big drop on your face and float away.

  • Back on earth, scientists from the University of California found men with broad faces don't

  • produce trust in people around them. So, others behave more selfishly with them.

  • YouTube was originally planned to become a Dating site. The details weren't setit'd

  • just be something with dating and uploading videos. The red YouTube icon is all that's

  • left of this idea. So, would this channel be called The Love Side? Heh hehno.

  • Intensive physical activity helps you remember new information better. But only if you do

  • it on a schedule. For example, you study for 1 hour, and then do 40 minutes of exercise

  • 4 hours later. The ideal activity for this is cycling.

  • Who's a good boy?!”- research has shown most dogs respond more positively to this

  • praise than to food. Hey we all crave appreciation!

  • Researchers from Germany and France have identified mutations in 3 genes that can cause theuncombable

  • hair syndrome.” If you have that, let me know down in the comments.

  • There are more than 200 drivers in Britain that are at least 100 years old. But, as statistics

  • show, they don't drive any worse than young folk!

  • You'll spend 1 year and 3 months of your life deciding what to watch on TV. If you

  • don't watch the old-school tube, then you'll probably spend that time picking a YouTube

  • video to watch!

  • People used to use corn cobs instead of toilet paper. Some continued to prefer it even after

  • modern-style commercial toilet paper was invented in 1857! Still the corn cobs are much happier

  • these days.

  • Rainbows are a frequent occurrence. A double rainbownot so much. A rainbow with a

  • beginning and endeven less! But the rarest rainbow is a moonbow. It shows up at night

  • thanks to moonlight.

  • Trees don't improve the air quality on city streets. On the contrary, they can make it

  • worse. This is because leaves and branches slow down airflow, causing pollutants like

  • exhaust fumes to get stuck on the trees and settle there.

  • Half the earth's oxygen is produced in the ocean by a single-celled phytoplankton plant.

  • The other half is thanks to trees, shrubs, and grasses.

  • If you could travel at the speed of light (670 billion mph), you could go around the

  • Earthtimes in 1 second. But why would you?

  • Yet the sun is so far away from our planet, that it takes that super speedy light

  • minutes to reach us. So if the sun burned out, we wouldn't know it right away.

  • The Rubik's Cube creator Erno Rubik took one month to solve the cube after he created

  • it. The world record is now 3.47 seconds. So there.

  • Bluetooth technology is named after HaraldBluetoothGormsson who united Denmark

  • and Norway. Apparently, he had a rotten blue tooth visible in his smile. Not sure if I

  • really needed to know that

  • There's such a thing as a professional wealth psychologist. These experts help their super-rich

  • clients deal with their problems, like feeling guilty for being so wealthy and having such

  • a “heavy burden.” Aw

  • Archaeologists found 3,000-year-old pots of honey in an ancient Egyptian tomb. This is

  • the oldest sample in the world, and it's still perfectly edible! Apparently, honey

  • just doesn't go bad.

  • There are more unique combinations in chess than atoms in the Universe.

  • If you get in your car and drive up to the sky at 60 mph, it'll take just one hour

  • to get to space. Expect 6 months if you're going to the Moon. If you have such a car,

  • we love to see it.

  • Sunglasses were invented in China, but for a different purpose: to hide judges' facial

  • expressions in court.

  • If you donate blood in Sweden, you'll get an SMS notification if your blood is being

  • used.

  • A single lightning strike can toast 100,000 slices of bread. Let's try it, huh?

  • In 1992, a cargo ship lost a crate with more than 28,000 rubber duckies in the North Pacific.

  • These toys still appear on coasts around the world, even over in the Atlantic!

  • The largest desert in the world is located in... Antarctica! A desert isn't just a

  • hot place with sandit's an area where any form of precipitation falls very rarely.

  • And a dessert doesn't care about precipitation. It just has to be yummy.

  • The Bleeding Tooth Fungus (not to be confused with Bluetooth) looks like it has drops of

  • blood all over it. But don't be alarmed! It's simply the fungus's inner thick red

  • fluid oozing through its spores. It's inedible, of course. Not that you were considering grabbing

  • a fork...

  • Before the alarm clock was invented, people woke up to the crow of a rooster or the ringing

  • of a city tower. But there were also special people responsible for knocking on windows

  • to wake others upthey were called knocker-uppers. And I have a smart-aleck remark about this,

  • which sadly I can't use

  • The atmospheric pressure on Jupiter and Saturn is so high that it rains diamonds during thunderstorms.

  • It's quite possible there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all

  • the beaches on Earth.

  • Eating a lot of carrots won't make your vision better (that's a myth), but it can

  • turn your skin orange!

  • Watching paint dry is a profession! You sit in a chair in front of a freshly painted wall,

  • and, well, you get it. Your job is to track how the paint texture changes, where it cracks,

  • and give a detailed report based on yourthrillingobservations!

  • Cleopatra lived closer to the release of the first iPhone than to the building of the Great

  • Pyramids. It's true.

  • The structure of human DNA matches that of a banana by 60%. And we both hang out in bunches.

  • Pineapples have a digestive enzyme. So when you eat a pineapple, it tries to eat you too!

  • But your stomach comes out the winner in that match!

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世界を奇妙な場所にする51の事実 (51 Facts That Make the World a Bizarre Place)

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    林宜悉 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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