Short and rather curious facts about the world that will allow you to learn a little new about everything in the world.
Central Park in New York is twice the size of the Principality of Monaco and ten times the size of the Vatican.
Otters have a pocket in their skin, where they store their favorite pebbles, which they use to break the hard shells of mollusks, getting food.
Scientists have proven that the air in a coniferous forest is practically sterile (no more than 200-300 harmful bacteria per cubic meter). A walk in a coniferous forest relieves stress and nervous tension, tones up the body, activating gas exchange in the lungs and, as a result, improves breathing. Such walks are vital for heavy smokers and office workers.
Traveling is good for your mental health and also reduces your risk of heart attack and depression.
The 3 smartest dog breeds are the Border Collie, Poodle and German Shepherd, the dumbest are the Afghan Hound, Bulldog and Chow Chow.
According to the study, the average human IQ has grown by about 20% since the 1950s.
Rats and giraffes can go longer without water than a camel.
Canada has more lakes than any other country.
If you decide to travel to Iceland, be aware: tipping in this country is an insult.
Cotton candy was invented by a dentist.
In medieval Germany, there was a belief that a kiss with a donkey relieves a toothache.
The Mexican ruler Montezuma considered chocolate a “love drug” and drank 50 cups of chocolate the day he visited his harem with six hundred wives.
Pueblo De Nuestra Senora La Reina De Los Angeles De La Porcincula. This is the official name of Los Angeles.
Morocco is the only country in the world where goats, due to a lack of grass, climb trees and graze there in whole herds, savoring the fruits of argan, the tree of which is used to make fragrant oil.
In the 18th century, stylish European women shaved off their eyebrows and put on fake ones made of mouse fur instead.
Google makes roughly $700 per second.
Love is a short-term rise in dopamine, norepinephrine, prolactin, luliberin, and oxytocin levels. A tiny molecule of phenylethylamine (PEA) causes certain sensations: high spirits, agitation, euphoria.
Love at first sight – when the PEA is saturated in the neurons of the limbic system. And tenderness is endorphins (opium for two). Passion lasts an average of 317.5 days.
Among all dogs, Chihuahuas have the largest brain in relation to their body.
Chewing gum kills nearly as many bacteria in ten minutes as flossing.
Gold is such a rare metal that more iron is found in the world in one hour than gold has been found in history.
The striped raccoon is so named because before eating anything, the animal washes its food. If there is no water nearby, but you want to eat, then the raccoon is limited to making a few “washing” movements.
Engaging in unfamiliar activities is the best way to develop your brain. Interacting with those who are superior to you in intelligence is also a powerful brain development tool.
Scorpios can go without food for over a year. In addition, the scorpion can be frozen for several weeks, after which it can be thawed and it will remain alive and well.
Smokers are four times more likely than non-smokers to report feeling tired in the morning, and 70% more likely to have hearing problems.
Hamburg has a kindergarten for men.
Greece’s national anthem has 158 verses.
Seahorses are the only creatures on the planet with males carrying offspring. They are also the slowest fish in the ocean.
Galapagos turtles can live up to 150 years and go without food or water for a whole year.
Applying a banana peel to a bruise for 10-30 minutes can get rid of it.
Cats never meow to each other. This sound is especially for people.
Bees and wasps can be trained to look for explosives and drugs like dogs.
The antidepressant clomipramine has a pleasant side effect. 5% of people taking it can have an orgasm while yawning.
Men who have cats are considered to be happier in love.
Cats don’t taste sweet.
Most of the bees hum the note “A” – until they are tired. The exhausted bee hums the Mi note.
To a person who is holding a cup of hot drink, those around him also seem “warmer” – more friendly and generous.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, made from dried stigmas of the purple crocus flower. The production of 30 grams of spice requires about 75,000 flowers, which are harvested primarily by hand.
When playing with a female puppy, the male puppy often gives his opponent a win, even if he has a physical advantage.
Few people know the history of the emergence of a pom-pom on a hat. However, it was not invented for nothing, but in order to protect the heads of French sailors. The thing is that before, when building ships, few people were worried about comfort, and the ceilings in the premises of the ship were very low. And it was the pom-pom that protected the sailor’s head from accidentally hitting his head against the ceiling. A lot of time has passed since then, and the ceilings are now made much higher, but to this day, the caps of French sailors are decorated with red pompons.
If a tree were planted with the purchase of every bottle of Coca-Cola, all the forests of the Earth would be restored in three years.
One day, physics professor Jack Hatherington was informed that he could not be credited as the sole author of his scientific work, since the words “we” and “our” are used in it. Then he decided not to rewrite the work, but added his cat to the co-authors.
At full speed, the ostrich is able to overtake a horse.
Viewing pictures and videos of cats on the Internet reduces anger, sadness and guilt more than viewing pictures of dogs and other animals.
Sometimes dolphins try to rescue drowning people. There is also evidence that dolphins protect swimmers and surfers from shark attacks.
Body armor, fire exits, car wipers and laser printers were invented by women.
At the beginning of the 20th century, there were not so many cars on the streets of European cities as they are today, but even then they annoyed the pedestrians with their splashes from under the wheels. In 1912, the Prefecture of Paris held a competition for the best side mud flaps for a car. They presented solutions that were completely ridiculous in a modern view, but at that time it all seemed innovative and bold. The effectiveness of inventions was assessed by driving on a wet road next to white panels.
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