Improbable facts of everyday life
Perhaps even the most erudite, most people do not know the answers to all the questions in the world. Many may not even thought about how to enter the shark into a state of paralysis for 15 minutes and for some reason Facebook chose blue. We are ready to tell our readers about it and still many other interesting and unexpected facts.
1. Living Library
Living Library (Human library) - an organization and movement, which are currently operating in more than 60 countries. They are similar to how the library works, and the only difference is that the participants Human library do not read the book, and tell each other stories of life.
2. Act helmet
In 2011, the New York police department received a mandatory requirement for all motorcyclists to wear helmets. In an attempt to show their dissatisfaction with such a law, 550 people went on a motorcycle on the "protest march". One of the participants is too abrupt halt, he fell off the bike and suffered a head injury. After he was taken to the hospital, he died shortly thereafter. Medical examiner during the interview said that this person would have survived if he had been wearing a helmet.
3. Blue Facebook
For sure, you will not find a person who has not heard of Facebook - the American corporation and social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. Initially it was a website for Harvard students, who gradually increased the number of its users (it began to use other higher education institutions in Boston). Perhaps some wonder why as the main color blue was chosen by Facebook. The answer is simple - the Zuckerberg color blindness (he does not distinguish between red and green), and blue color he can see best.
4. The longest burning lightbulb
Most people regularly turn on and off light bulbs and change them regularly. But this rule there are exceptions - light at the firehouse in Livermore (CA) is lit since 1901. Initially it was 40 watts of power, but for more than 100 years of long-lived bulb power decreased about 4 watts. In addition to random power outages, it is still burning still.
5. Truck Samsung Safety Truck
Few people know that Samsung produces not only electronics, but also tanks (to be more precise, howitzer). The company has developed a truck mounted on the rear of the huge monitor which displays what is in front of the truck (picture supplied from multiple cameras). This allows other drivers who are traveling behind the truck, see what's in front of him. Such technology makes overtaking much safer.
6. The oligodynamic effect of
It appears that items such as brass door handles, silver spoons and products from some other metals have a sterilizing effect. Oligodynamic effect is expressed in the fact that some metals react with the thiol (-SH) or amine (-NH) groups microbial proteins exerting a toxic effect on algae, molds, spores, fungi, viruses and the like. D.
The king of the jungle 7.
In 2005, the 12-year-old Ethiopian girl was abducted and beaten by men who tried to force her to marry. The most incredible thing about this story is that the kidnappers attacked by three lions who drove the attackers away and lay beside the girl, guarding it until then, until help arrived. Thereafter, the animals quietly got up and went into the woods.
8. Paralysis shark
Most of the tourists coming to rest on the exotic resorts, fear of shark attacks. A curious fact: if you turn the shark "nose down", she falls into a state of paralysis or coma by an average of 15 minutes. It remains only to find out how to do this man, who fell in the water this dangerous predator.
9. Illegal dumping
It turns out that on Earth there are places where people are not allowed to die. Yes, it sounds absurd, but it is a fact. Longyearbyen in the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen - the northernmost settlement in the world. It is also one of the places where people are not allowed to die in 1950. A similar ban was due to the fact that some of the bodies at the local cemetery did not decompose because of the cold. Recently exhumed corpses from live virus samples were removed, the pandemic flu in 1918. Therefore, today the locals, who feel the approach of death, fly to the mainland.
10. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, probably the most famous waterfall in the world. Many admire its beauty, but almost no one does not even suspect that even such a huge "edifice" may freeze. Similar happened several times in history (the first time in 1911), and the waterfall froze completely. The stunning phenomenon gathered to admire people from all States.