20 Quick facts that will turn you into a walking Wikipedia
• 20 Quick facts that will turn you into a walking Wikipedia
How in the world just curious!
1. flies Goniurellia tridens, detected in the UAE, on the wings depicted ... two more flies. Thus fly protects itself from predators by pretending to "Fly's flock."
2. Banknote 100 000 $ of the sample in 1934 is the largest bank note issued. It was not widely used and has been used for a variety of transactions between banks.
3. There are "antivitamin" - substances that suppress the activity of vitamins in the body. For example, thiaminase contained in fish, destroys the useful vitamin B1 (thiamine), required for the functioning of the cardiovascular and digestive systems.
4. fattest country in the world Kiribati has recognized a couple of years ago, it has only 100,000 inhabitants, and of these, about 82,000 are obese.
5. dinosaur bones on display in the Museum of Paleontology of the world - it is not really a bone. Strictly speaking, it rocks, as the bone collapsed millions of years ago, leaving behind an organic sediment. Under the influence of chemical processes, this bone sediment over the years turned to stone in the shape of bones.
6. Once a year in Honduras comes a season of rains of fish. Between May and July there is a dark cloud in the sky, lightning, thunder, and 2-3 hours of heavy rain pours. As soon as he stopped on the ground are hundreds of live fish.
7. "The smell of leather", which comes from the leather, the smell of fragrances. This dressed leather does not smell.
8. Basenji dog or African Nela - one of the oldest breeds of dogs. The uniqueness of the breed that its representatives do not bark, but emit a specific, peculiar only to the Basenji a sound like rumbling, but they can be heard only when the dog is excited.
9. In 2003, Shelley Jackson offered to all who wish to become the "pages" of her book. It responded to the call of 2095 volunteers on the bodies which were vytutairovany words that make up the story. The book "The Skin" exists only in this form.
10. The American entomologist Derek Morley described many unusual behavior in ants. For example, he noted that when the ant wakes up, he pulls all six of his legs, as if stretching, and then opens the jaws as if yawning.
11. Nearly half a billion Chinese people will never brushed their teeth. Instead of having to buy a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste, the Chinese have resorted to using twigs and green tea.
12. Fredrik J. Baur was so proud of his invention, that wanted to be buried in it. Baur died in May 2008 at the age of 89, and his children performed this request - his ashes were divided between a pair of boxes and packaging ... out of Pringles.
13. In the Middle Ages, livestock often subjected to human punishment. In the 1470th year, such as the cock was burned publicly for having allegedly demolished the egg.
14. Platinum was once considered "the wrong silver" and thrown into a river or sea, in order not to get underfoot. Only later, when jewelers from Spain found that platinum is perfectly fused with gold, it was used as a raw material jewelry.
15. The total tension of tuned piano strings of 7 tons (7000 kg).
16. The Chinese mountain Tszyankunchzhu ( "Southern celestial pole"), which became the prototype of certain landscapes in the film James Cameron's "Avatar", was renamed by the local authorities and since then bears the name of "Hallelujah, Avatar!".
17. It is difficult to say, lucky or unlucky was an American stuntman Evel Knievel. During his life he made a lot of tricks on a motorcycle, but he broke the 37 different bones in his body and in total spent three years of his life in hospitals. However, despite this, he was able to live up to as much as 69 years!
18. The disciples of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato once asked him to give a definition of man, to which he replied: "Man is an animal on two legs, devoid of feathers." However, after Diogenes of Sinope brought to the Academy plucked rooster and presented it as a "Platonic man," Plato had to add: "And with flat nails."
19. The fluid that flows out of raw meat - it is not blood. It consists mainly of water, and a reddish tint gives it the presence of myoglobin protein.
20. In order to stop the illegal cutting of Christmas trees in the parks before Christmas, some city governments have trees sprinkled fox urine. On the street it freezes and does not feel. However, if a Christmas tree sprinkled bring home, it begins to spread an unbearable stench, from which it is impossible to get rid of.