10 random facts guarantee that you will say: “Wow, is that true? “
Amazing facts which you most likely do not know.
What is your annual income? You are unhappy with them, considering that there are more rich people? Did you know that if you earn more than 32 000 dollars a year (approximately 176 000 per month), you enter the 1% richest people in the world? Here are other interesting and amazing facts that will surprise you and may be worried.
1. System Michelin Star – the coveted rating of quality in the restaurant industry – was created by Michelin to increase sales of tires
Officially the rating system implies that a restaurant with one Michelin star, is pretty remarkable two Michelin stars – and you go into a restaurant, passing by, and three Michelin stars worth to visit it, even if you live far from the restaurant (including the restaurant worth a visit even if you live in another country). The idea was that if people drove long distances to restaurants and hotels, the faster they would have worn out the tyres of their car, which naturally would have led to the increase in sales of rubber.
2. People who through blood transfusion was administered a wrong blood group, often expressed feelings of impending doom after a few minutes
Seriously, “a sense of impending doom” is the official medical term for this symptom, and patients really feel that they are in danger of death. Other symptoms when a wrong blood transfusion include fever, aches, chills and a burning sensation at the injection site.
3. John. K. Simmons is the voice of M & M yellow peanut, which has existed since 1990-ies
Yes, the Oscar winner sounded “yellow” in all the commercials all the time, and you probably never knew, even if they looked advertising M & M in the original.
4. England driving on the left side of the road for the knights. The rest of us go right over Napoleon
In the days when people carried swords, it made sense to stick to the left side of the road to make it easier to protect themselves with their dominant hand (90% of the population is right hand). The Empire of Napoleon has changed a lot, insisting that a conquered country moved on the right side of the road (France began to change in motion after the revolution). Then the invention of modern transportation and machines shut down debate about where the movement is better – right or left. As a result, most countries now have right-hand traffic, in contrast to, for example, from England and Japan.
5. You have no muscles in the fingers. All the work on the control of the fingers is performed by the muscles of the forearms and hands
You have tendons in the hands that pull muscles but no muscles in your fingers. Think about it next time you type a lot on the computer and feel exhausted, wondering, where does the fatigue in the hands.
6. The stegosaurs over grass
The last stegosaurs roamed the Earth about 140 million years ago, and the grass, as we know only evolved about 80 million years ago. Thus, any stegosaurus in Jurassic Park, probably looking around him, asked himself the question: “What is this green stuff?”
7. The name of the mother of American astronaut buzz Aldrin, before she married, was the Moon
Aldrin, known to have been part of a team of astronauts of mission “Apollo-11”, which produced a first in the history of mankind landing on the moon. It’s a crazy coincidence: his mother’s name was Marion moon (eng. Moon, which means “moon”).
8. The sun and Moon appear to be roughly the same size, because – in the incredibly unlikely coincidence– the Moon is 1/400 the size of the Sun and is in orbit at 1/400 of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
If the Moon was further away from us or less would not be full solar eclipses, as it is now.
9. The first artificial object ever launched into space might be a manhole cover
According to astrophysicist Robert Brownlee, who helped to conduct nuclear tests in the USA in 1950-ies over the hole intended for an underground test of a nuclear bomb, was installed a two-ton iron disk. Despite the weight of the disc, the force of an underground nuclear explosion made him fly up. A later test Brownlie set the camera recreated the conditions and calculated that the disc took off at a speed of about 125,000 miles per hour (201 168 km/h), which is much higher than the speed required to overcome gravitation of the Earth. The accuracy of the experiment is doubtful, and has never been confirmed that manhole cover really escaped the Earth’s gravity, but nevertheless is plausible.
10. If you earn more than 32 000 $ in a year, you are part of the 1% richest people in the world
Using survey data from the world Bank, this website can tell you what place you occupy in the world (according to 2012) of your income or equity. To become part of the global “one percent”, you need income of about 32,000 dollars per year (2 112 000 rubles per year, or approximately 176 000 per month). So many people mistakenly think that millionaires and billionaires in the world only 1%. In fact, they are even less. You will not believe, but dollar millionaires and billionaires in the world, only 0.01% of the entire population of the Earth.