Here you are, going about your business, believing stereotypes, and then it turns out everything you believe is a lie. These 14 incredible facts will probably turn your world upside down!
TIMESTAMPS There is gravity in outer space 0:34 Napoleon was quite tall 0:54 Coke in glass bottles is different from Coke in cans 1:32 This is how towels are stacked in stores 2:20 The Earth isn’t round 2:39 Hello Kitty isn’t a cat 2:56 Diamonds are cheap carbon in excess 3:23 Not all potato chips are 100% potatoes 4:02 Not all paving blocks are actual blocks 4:34 Flying moths don’t eat clothes 4:56 Owls have long legs 5:22 Goldfish have a memory span of more than 3 sec 5:45 Chupa Chups isn’t a US brand 6:20 You can’t stick your thumb into your nose 6:44
SUMMARY - There’s gravity on the ISS, although it’s weaker than on the planet’s surface. - The average height in France at that time was about 5′ 3” - 5′ 4”, which means the Emperor wasn’t short at all. - Taste is affected by a whole number of factors, including touch and smell. The same drink in different vessels will taste different, too. - Some stores use all kinds of tricks for marketing or just plain convenience. This is an example of an anti-theft solution. - It has the shape of a geoid, but this information is reserved for people who aren’t adepts of the Flat Earth hypotheses. - Anthropologist Christine Yano has researched Hello Kitty as a mass culture phenomenon for the last few years, and she’s positive it’s not a cat but a girl, a self-contained character. - De Beers has a monopoly on the diamond market: the company founders first bought diamond mines in South Africa in 1888 and then proceeded to buy in other places where these, as it turns out, not-so-precious stones were mined. - The secret of smooth and even chips is that they’re only 40% potato flakes, while the rest is starch, flour, and water. All the ingredients are mixed together and pressed in special molds. - Now you know how these blocks are made. Of course, it’s not done like this everywhere, but it’s cheaper and faster than actually laying out the blocks. - Now you know how these blocks are made. Of course, it’s not done like this everywhere, but it’s cheaper and faster than actually laying out the blocks. - Now you know how these blocks are made. Of course, it’s not done like this everywhere, but it’s cheaper and faster than actually laying out the blocks. - Grown moths don’t make holes in clothes: their offspring do. A moth is only born and lives to lay down its eggs into fur, which then hatch, and ravenous little maggots start eating the clothes. - Everyone knows owls can turn their heads at a 270° angle, but their long legs were discovered by accident: someone just decided to lift the bird a little. - A 15-year-old Australian student busted the myth that goldfish have bad memories and remember only the last 3 seconds. The school experiment showed that the fish retain associative memory for at least 6 days, and they’re even capable of solving simple problems. - Chupa Chups isn’t a US brand. The world-renowned lollipop was conceived by Enric Bernat from Barcelona, Spain, and the logo was created by Salvador Dali himself. - You can’t stick your thumb into your nose. Don’t even try.