Interesting facts about everything
• Interesting facts about everything in the world
Another collection of facts and little facts. We read, argue, discuss.
Real name of Vin Diesel - Mark Sinclair.
Two years ago, the instructor mixed martial arts Sheehan Grant for almost six hours had a hundred fights in a row, to raise money for the local hospital.
Ten days after the disaster at Chernobyl, there was a threat of another massive thermal explosion. Three engineers, which was later called "Chernobyl divers" - Valery Bezpalov Alexei Ananenko and Boris Baranov, volunteered to dive under the water with a lethal dose of radiation, to find and open the safety valves. They prevent another catastrophe and died within days.
Cambodia resident named Aki Ra spent '22 life is to single-handedly cleaned from mines in the territory of 130 square kilometers. It works without any protective gear, using a pen knife, pliers and an ordinary stick.
Mafusailovy funds - a trust fund created for the purpose of accumulation of enormous wealth for hundreds of years, with the help of compound interest. One giant fund has been established at a US college Hartwick in 1936. Experts seriously feared that this whopper, eventually crush the financial structure of the United States.
In the 1970s, researchers conducted a series of experiments on rats in order to study the nature of drug dependence. The rats in single living cells close, offered a choice of pure water or water supplemented with morphine. They all chose the drugs and died. Next, the researchers repeated the same experiment in the so-called "rat park" where everything was colorful, plenty of space for mating and cozy nest, a lot of amusing balls, aromatic cedar shavings and any other rat entertainment. The inhabitants of the rat park almost never offended drugs (even if the water sweetened with him on purpose) and have never died from an overdose.
In Dubai, to build the first city in the world under the roof. Its area will amount to 4-5 million square meters. Objects of city infrastructure are linked to one another seven kilometers of streets, covered with a transparent dome to maintain a comfortable temperature.
In the creation of the image of Freddy Krueger directed "Nightmare on Elm Street" Wes Craven has prompted a series of mysterious deaths, which he read in the Los Angeles Times. All the victims suffered nightmares and died in his sleep.
bread to feed the ducks in the park - which means slowly killing them. Ducks in such cases do not get enough protein and other essential substances that are easy to find if you get their food themselves. According to experts, most waterfowl died for reasons anyway related to artificial feeding in the last ten years.
One of the most bizarre cults exists among the residents of the island of Tanna. These people worship the American pilot of the Second World War, John Frum - "King of the fabulous America, down to earth people with a wonderful Melanesian cargo" (ie, "with the goods" in a translation from English). The local population puts on a kind of American military uniforms and builds fake runways with false planes. They believe that one day John would return and bring with a truck, Coca-Cola, radio and other "priceless treasure".