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Here are 50 amazing facts to blow your mind, part 13
Ruth Wakefield who invented the chocolate chip cookie
around 1938 sold the idea to Nestle Tollhouse
in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
In 2011 Lego produced 381 million tires making them
the world’s largest rubber tire manufacturer by
number of units produced.
This is the angora rabbit, it’s one of the oldest
types of domestic rabbit and arguably the world’s
In 2009, Wikipedia permanently banned the church of
Scientology from editing any articles.
According to NASA nuclear power prevented an average
of 1.8 million deaths between 1971 and 2009
as a result of lower air pollution from reduced coal usage.
In the country of Turkmenistan, water, gas and electricity
have all been free from the government since 1993.
The largest numerical denomination bill ever made
was the one milliard Hungarian pengo in 1946.
It’s value was one sextillion, that’s one with 21 zeros
behind it, yet it was still only worth 20 cents US.
Hyper inflation is a biotch.
Dr. Dre has made exponentially more money just off
of his deal with Beats than he ever did making music.
France is the only country in Europe to be completely
self-sufficient in basic food production.
1955年临死之际 爱因斯坦拒绝手术 并说
When dying in 1955, Einstein refused surgery saying
I want to go when I want, it is tasteless to prolong life
artificially, I have done my share, it is time to go,
I will do it elegantly.
Many animal shelters will not allow black cats to be
adopted around Halloween because most people just
buy them as an impulse purchase.
This is a pomsky, a cross between a Pomeranian
and a Husky and they stay about the same size
their entire lives.
American president Lyndon B. Johnson owned
an amphibious car, the amphicar, and used to scare
他曾经为了吓唬客人 大喊 刹车失灵
his guests by driving into a lake screaming about
Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 sci-fi
movie Elysium and was interested but turned it down
because the director turned down his one request,
that the movie be shot in hometown of Detroit.
This singing tree is a wind powered sound sculpture
located in Burnley, England and was designed by architects
Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu.
Each time that you sit under it you will hear a different
melody played depending on the wind for that day.
In 2011 archaeologists discovered the skeletal remains
of a Roman couple who had been holding hands
for over 1,500 years.
The Shangri-La hotel in China captured a record for the
largest ball pit ever created, measuring 25 by 12.6
meters and contains one million balls.
Yeah don’t lose your keys in that thing.
Starbuck is famous Canadian bull who’s genome is so
desirable that his sperm has sold for over 25 million
dollars during his lifetime where he has sired over
The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai offers their guests
24 karat gold iPads for the duration of their stay.
Poveglia Island in Italy is considered one of the most
haunted places in the world as it was the site of wars,
a dumping ground for plague victims, and an insane asylum.
In fact, it’s so haunted that the Italian government
has forbidden public access to it.
In the Victorian era, they had special tea cups
that protected your mustache from getting dunked
in your tea.
Around 350 to 420 million years ago, before trees were
common, the Earth was covered in giant mushroom
The Lion King was considered a small B movie during
productions as all the top Disney animators were working
on Pocahontas which they considered an A movie.
A Pythagorean cup also known as a Greedy cup
is a cup designed to spill it’s contents if too much wine
is poured in thus encouraging moderation.
In 1955 an over 600 year old plaster Buddhist statue
was dropped in an attempt to move it to another location
revealing that the plaster was actually covering another
Buddhist statue made of solid gold.
Self-made millionaire Harris Rosen adopted a Florida
neighborhood called Tangelo Park.
He cut the crime rate in half, increased high school
graduation rates from 25 to 100% by giving everyone
free day care and all high school graduates scholarships.
In old English, the word dore meant male bee
and the world dumbledore meant bumblebee.
In ancient Athens, the world’s first democracy,
they had a process called ostracism where once a year
the people could vote on the politician that they felt was
the most destructive to the democratic process, and that
person was banished from Athens for ten years.
This is a picture of Marilyn Manson without makeup.
In 1918 a black man named Laurence C. Jones
survived a lynching attempt from a white mob
by convincing them of his passion to educate black kids,
the mob ended up collecting money for his cause.
There is no federal law that requires an expiration date
on canned food except for infant formula.
In fact, canned food is potentially still good years after
it’s expiration date, the biggest reason that they exist
is that companies hope that you’ll throw the product out
and buy more.
China is building a car free city called the great city
that will house 80,000 people.
It will use 48% less energy, 58% less water, produce
89% less landfill waste and 60% less carbon dioxide than
a conventional city of the same size.
This beautiful site is one of the many canola flower
fields in China.
The Vystavochaya subway station in Moscow
accepts 30 squats as payment for a metro ticket
as an incentive to exercise more.
In 2022 the world cup will be played in Lusail, Qatar,
a city that doesn’t even exist yet.
In 1949 the Prince motor company in Japan developed
an electric car that could travel 200 kilometers
on a single charge.
Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park,
felt that his literature professor at Harvard
was giving him unfair grades so to prove it,
he turned in a paper by George Orwell and received
a B minus.
There is a mushroom in the wild called Laetiporus
that tastes like chicken or even fried chicken.
Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, has an atmosphere
so thick and gravity so low, that you can actually
fly through it by flapping any sort of wings attached
to your arms.
This is the metallic chrysalis or outer casing of the
Mechanitis butterfly from Costa Rica.
There’s a village in the Netherlands whose name I
simply can’t pronounce that has no roads and
can only be accessed by boat, earning it the nickname
Venice of the Netherlands.
Christmas Island is a small Australian island located
in the Indian ocean that every year sees 50 million
adult crabs migrate from the forest to breed known
as the annual red crab migration.
In 1979 debris from NASA’s Space Station Skylab crash
landed in the town of Esperance western Australia
for which the town fined NASA 400 dollars for littering.
And they paid it.
There are completely black chickens in Indonesia
known as Ayam Cemani.
They have black plumage, black legs and nails,
黑色的喙 舌头 鸡冠和肉垂
black beak and tongue, black comb and wattle,
black meat and bones, and even dark organs.
2007年 约书亚贝尔 一位获奖小提琴家
In 2007 Joshua Bell, an award winning violinist and
conductor, conducted an experiment where he pretended
to be a street violinist and had almost 1,100 people
pass by him without stopping.
He collected only $31.17 that day, yet only two days earlier
在剧场的演出 票全部卖光 每一个座位价值
played to a sold out theater with each seat costing
Oh and the violin that he played on the street was
worth 3.5 million dollars.
In a strange coincidence, Paul Walker’s character
from the Fast and the Furious franchise was named
He died November 30, 2013, the same week that Brian
from Family Guy died and both deaths involved cars.
Because of an aging populace, adult diaper sales are about
to surpass baby diaper sales in Japan.
In 1999, Iraqi man Sam Eisho moved to Australia and
used the welfare system as income.
Ten years later in 2009, he became successful and wrote
a check for 18,000 dollars to the Australian government
representing every dollar that they gave him.
For years an Indian man named Rajesh Kumar Sharma
has been teaching slum children who live under a local
Five days a week for two hours a day he leaves his job
at the general store to teach over 140 kids who
otherwise couldn’t afford an education.
This amazing sculpture is the Nelson Mandela
monument site in South Africa where he was arrested
more than 50 years ago.
It’s made up of 50 steel rods between five and ten
meters high and when viewed from a certain angle,
his image comes into focus.
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