Interesting information you’ve never heard before

WHAT IS THE GREATEST THING TO LIVE?

Elephant, blue whale or giant sequoia? No, the biggest living thing on earth is a fungus. The largest specimen of honey fungus (Armillaria ostoyae) ever seen growing on a felled tree stump, found in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest, covers 890 hectares and is thought to be between 2,000 and 8,000 years old.

HOW MANY NOSEHOLES DO WE HAVE?

A total of four, two visible and two invisible. Fish that get their oxygen from water have two pairs of nasal passages that allow water at the front to enter the water and at the rear to exit the water. During evolution, the holes in the back of humans entered the head and became the internal nostrils.

WHAT IS THREE TIMES MORE DANGEROUS THAN WAR?

To work; Alcohol kills more people than drugs or war. About two million people die each year from work-related accidents and diseases; On the other hand, 650,000 people die every year in wars. Considered in itself, the most dangerous occupation is said to belong to Alaskan crab fishermen working in the Bering Sea.

How many legs does a centipede have?

The word centipede comes from the Latin word centipeda, which means “hundred feet”. Although centipedes have been widely studied for over a century, no hundred-foot specimens have been found. Looking at their Turkish names, one cannot say that these animals have forty legs.

WHO SAYS “IF THEY CAN’T FIND BREAD, LET THEM EAT PASTRY”?

“It was the year 1789, and the French Revolution was in full swing. The poor of Paris revolted because they had no bread to eat. Meanwhile, Queen Marie Antoinette made the suggestion nonsense that “those who can’t find bread should eat cake”.

Another mistake that most people know to be true… The first issue is that what was mentioned was not a cake, but a brioche called “brioche” and very similar to bread. In this case, these words may be an attempt at good faith: “If they want bread, give it to them on good terms.”

After all, it was not Marie Antoinette who said those words. The phrase had been used in written form as a description of aristocratic decadence since at least 1760. Jean-Jacques Rousseau claims to have heard the phrase as early as 1740.

WHAT DO CAMELS STORE IN THEIR HROWS?

Camels store fat in their humps, not water; This oil is also used as energy stock. Where water is stored is their body, especially their blood circulation system; this effectively protects them from water loss.

WHERE IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN?

Not on Earth, but on Mars… The giant volcano Mount Olympus (Olympus Mons in Latin) is the highest mountain in the solar system and in the known universe. At 22 km, Mount Olympus is three times higher than Everest. This 624 km wide mountain could cover the entire area of ​​the British Isles.

WHAT IS THE LARGEST CITY IN THE WORLD?

Officially Honolulu… . According to a 1907 law in the State of Hawaii, the City of Honolulu and the County of Honolulu refer to the same place, which includes the rest of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands extending 2,400 km in the Pacific Ocean and has the largest urban area at 5,509 square kilometers. The most populated city in the world is Mumbai with a population of 12.8 million and an area of ​​440 km2: 29,042 inhabitants per km2! If the entire metropolitan area is included, the most populous city would be Tokyo, with 35.2 million people living in 13,500 square kilometers.

WHICH EDISON INVENTION DO WE USE EVERY DAY?

The word hello The first written use of the word hello is in an 1887 letter from Edison in which he suggested beginning telephone conversations with “hello” because it “can be heard from 10 to 20 feet away”.

WAS THE FIRST COMPUTER VIRUS A REAL INSECT?

Yes and no. “Yes” first. In 1947, at Harvard University, a butterfly trapped in a relay switch locked out the US Navy’s Mark II computer, which was placed in a large, unventilated room. Technicians removed the destroyed insect corpse and taped it next to the post in the ledger before restarting the machine. But where does the word “virus” come from? No. The word “virus”, which is used to refer to an error or error in a machine, dates back to the 19th century. According to a newspaper article published in 1889, Thomas Edison “has not slept for two nights because he was looking for the virus in his phonograph”. Webster’s Dictionary included the modern meaning of “virus” in its 1934 edition.

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