Do you think that nothing can surprises you anymore? You are wrong! Read these intriguing facts you’ve certainly never heard of before.
1. The Apple Never Fell On The Head of Isaac Newton
Legend has it that Newton was lying in a garden when an apple fell on his head. This event caused him to formulate the law of universal gravitation. In fact, the scientist watched the fruit falling from the trees through the window.
2. Mice Do Not Eat Cheese
These rodents definitely have a taste for plant food. They love fruits, seeds and green parts of plants. Sometimes they are tempted to small animals (slugs or insects). Only mice living in household proximities can eat some supplies stored in the pantry.
3. Baby Carrots Are Cut Into Pieces Out of Normal Size Vegetable
There is no special variety of tiny carrots that can be bought in a store all neatly packaged for us. They are used of normal size vegetables, which are washed and pruned in factories. For this purpose, the sweetest varieties with cylindrical roots are usually chosen.
4. Gorillas Build Their Nests
These mammals lead a terrestrial lifestyle and build nests every day to spend the night in them. Such nests consist of branches and leaves.
5. Honey Does Not Expire
It is one of the few food products that does not go off. All thanks to the presence of hydrogen peroxide and flavonoids. They have fungicidal properties. Interestingly, the bee is only able to produce a teaspoon of honey during its life.
6. Oktoberfest Does Not Take Place In October
This is a lavishly celebrated beer festival in Munich, not at all in October. The name Oktober is October in German. In 1872, the entire event was moved to September (due to the weather).
7. The Pyramids Are Not Only Found In Egypt
These characteristic tombs can also be seen in today’s Sudan. They were created from the 4th century BC to the 4th century A.D. in the area called Nubia. They are lower than those of Egypt and have a narrower base. The archaeologists added about 250 such pyramids. Most of them are located in the ancient city of Meroe.
8. Olympic Gold Medals Are Not Made Of Gold
In fact, the best athletes receive silver medals, which are only covered with a layer of gold. For the last time, a medal made entirely out of this precious gold was awarded during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.
9. Penguins Have Knees
Penguins’ legs are short but have knees. They are not visible to the naked eye because they are hidden under a thick layer of fur.
10. The Royal Coat of Arms in Scotland Is a Unicorn
This creature can be seen in many Scottish coats of arms. It symbolizes the Scottish sovereignty and refers to their fight for independence. The Unicorn is an animal that prefers death to life in captivity.
11. Car Oil is Same Density as Honey
Taking a perfect picture to show food is not an easy task. That is why tasty looking dishes are often replaced by completely absurd products. Whipped cream is imitated by shaving foam, car oil is pretended honey, and the fruits are covered with a layer of wax to make them shine.
12. Ostrich Do Not Bury Their Heads In The Sand
This is a myth that is passed on from generation to generation. Ostrich, when they are afraid they do not bury their heads in the sand. These huge birds save themselves by running. They can run at 70 km/h. And they dig holes only so that the female can lay her eggs in them.
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