Surprising facts about usual things around us only few people know
Are you sure you know where the largest waterfall in the world is? Or why salt makes pineapples sweeter? If you are eager to learn new surprising information these facts are right for you.
#1 The world’s largest waterfall is underwater
The Denmark Strait cataract is the result of the temperature difference between the water flows. The western part of the Denmark Strait is much warmer than the eastern. The waterfall drops almost 3,505 metres (11,500 feet).
#2 Sunsets on Mars have a blue color
This happens because of the very fine dust on the red planet. The blue light penetrates the atmosphere more easily.
#3 The number of possible iterations of chess games is bigger than the number of atoms in the Universe.
The Shannon Number is the number of all possible board positions. It is estimated between 10^111 and 10^123. As for the number of atoms in the observable Universe, it is estimated between 10^78 to 10^82.
#4 The ice served in restaurants contains more bacteria than the water in toilets
An investigation showed that water in 6 out of 10 popular high street restaurants contains a lot of bacteria. Its number is higher than in the samples of water taken from the toilets in these restaurants. The possible reason is poor-quality cleaning of ice generators.
#5 There are more chances to be killed by a meteorite than to win a lottery
Your chance to win a lottery is 1 in 195 million. The chances to be killed by a meteorite strike are about 1 in 1,600,000.
#6 Cows have accents
We can easily notice people's accents. And what about animals? British farmers noticed that their cows moo in different ways depending on their herds!
#7 Popsicle was invented accidentally
An 11-year-old boy Frank Epperson had mixed water with sugary soda powder. He left it accidentally outside the house for a night. As the night was cold the mixture froze. In the morning the boy tried it and decided to sell this treat around the neighbourhood.
#8 Salt makes pineapples sweeter
This is all about how our sense of taste works. Table salt reduces bitter taste and the signals are not going through to the brain. This makes pineapples taste sweeter.
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