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50 AMAZING Facts to Blow Your Mind! 76 with English subtitles  


- Pistachios used to be dyed with red food coloring

to hide imperfections on the shell

that were caused by their processing.

It was the same food dye that enhanced

the appearance of pastries and decorations,

but it didn't last very long.

Contact with moisture transferred the dye

from the nut to the mouths of people,

and they didn't like it.

Sardine is a generic term

used for various small fish that are sealed in cans

or other containers.

Capri-style pants is named for the Isle of Capri

in the Gulf of Naples, Italy.

Minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit is the same temperature

as minus 40 degrees celsius.

Fahrenheit devised his scale using the coldest temperature

that he could produce using brine as the zero point,

and the temperature of the body as 100.

Celsius used the freezing and boiling points of water

as his zero point and 100.

Neither were thinking about the minus 40 degrees,

but it just kind of worked out that way.

China has designated parking spots for women drivers

that are 50 percent larger than normal spaces.

And if that wasn't obnoxious enough,

they are outlined in pink and have

ladies' bathroom style symbols on them.

According to a survey done by Boston University researchers,

underage drinkers who consume jello shots

are more likely to get into fights

after consuming alcohol.

Although, they do admit that more research

needs to be done on this topic.

According to a study published in the Journal of Science,

lizards' sleep patterns are just like humans'.

Electrodes were put on five

bearded dragons' brains while sleeping,

and they showed evidence that the lizards

go through slow wave sleep, sharp waves,

ripples, and rapid eye movement, or REM sleep.

Andorra, Finland, Greenland, Lichtenstein,

Luxembourg, and Norway all have literacy rates

of almost 100%.

This is because their governments require, by law,

that every young child is required to submit

a compulsory attendance within its school systems.

In addition, some provide free schooling

up to the secondary level of education,

and along with a higher percentage of its GDP

being allotted for the education sector,

has resulted in very high literacy rates.

Supermodel Tyra Banks was the first black woman

to appear on the cover of

the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 1997.

The comb and waddles on chickens,

which are the red dangly pieces

of red skin under their chins,

actually help them stay cool.

The blood circulates from the body into the comb and waddle,

where the heat can more easily

be transferred to the air.

The BACA, or Bikers Against Child Abuse International,

is a group of bikers who escort abused children

to therapy sessions or school

to help them feel safer and supported.

They even attend the courtroom cases

where the victims must testify against their abusers.

Garlic flavored black Doritos

were introduced to people in Japan

just in time for Halloween of 2016.

They come in a black bag with a haunted house,

bats, and Dracula graphic.

There is a pool suspended between

two apartment buildings in London, England.

It's transparent on the sides and bottom.

You can swim from one building to the other side

while enjoying a view of London

through almost eight inches of glass casing.

Oh God, no, no, that sounds lovely,

except for the height thing.

Billy Mitchel was the first person to achieve

a perfect Pac-Man score of 3,333,360,

achieved in July 3rd of 1999,

at Fun Spot Family Fun Center in New Hampshire.

He also held world records in Ms. Pac-Man,

Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Centipede, and Burger Time.

Somebody's got a lot of free time.

Llamas are pack animals that can carry up to 75 pounds

for up to 20 miles.

However, if you overload one, it will refused to move,

lay down, and spit or hiss at you

until you lighten its load.


As of 2015, the Broadway show The Phantom of the Opera,

has had 11,367 performances since 1988.

In fact, it has the longest Broadway run

of any other performance.

In Victorian times, police were called mutton shunters.

I'm not sure if that's a more offensive

or less offensive term than pig.

The albatross can actually sleep while it's flying.

They do this to avoid predators, such as whales and sharks.

Former president Richard Nixon gave up

his Secret Service body guards

11 years after office

to save money for the government.

The estimated cost savings was 3 million dollars.

Nunavut, in the Northwest Territories,

has the lowest graduation rate in Canada.

Only 57% of students actually graduate from high school.

Gene Simmons from Kiss was born on August 25th, 1949

in Haifa, Israel as Chaim Witz.

Computer scientists and electrical engineers

from the University of Washington

have devised a way to send secure passwords

through the human body instead of the air.

They use benign low frequency transmissions

generated by fingerprint sensors

in touch pads on devices.

You can actually buy a child-sized Tesla

for your kids for just under $500.

They create it not to make money,

but as an advertising ploy.

Instead of spending money on ads,

they make these cars, people buy them and advertise for them

by sharing pictures on social media

of just how cool their kids are.

On June 1st, 1923, Canada passed

the Chinese Exclusion Act, which in effect,

stopped Chinese immigration to Canada

for nearly a quarter of a century.

It was in effect until 1947.

Brooks Brothers is the oldest US retail industry company

that is still in business today.

The first store opened on April 7th, 1818

on Cherry Street in New York City.

At that time, it was called H. & D. H. Brooks & Co.

Australia's first police force was formed

from the best-behaved convicts.

According to the American Cancer Society,

the tapioca plant can be highly toxic

if not prepared properly.

It naturally produces cyanide,

which is poisonous to humans.

But the cyanide is, of course,

removed during processing,

so your tapioca pudding should be just fine.

The breeding of killer whales in captivity

is now banned in California.

It's also illegal to have killer whales perform in shows

just for entertainment.

In Alabama, it is illegal to wrestle a bear.

You know, in case you were planning on it.

Sorry to burst your bubble.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.


The average human bladder can hold

up to 0.74 pints of liquid.

The rare Japanese Otton frog carries a concealed weapon.

They have retractable claws

that can shoot out from their thumbs.

They use these claws as switchblades

to fight and mate.

I'm not sure how the mating part works,

but Mother Nature's a mad scientist.

The Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez

has a team of hawks that have been trained

to chase away seagulls

who get too close to their dining guests.

The northern pseudo-scorpion that lives

in the frigid Yukon Territory

can survive without breathing for 17 days.

According to a memo from a top franchisee,

only one out of every five millennials,

those between the ages of 18 and 34,

have ever tried a Big Mac.

Yo, I'm not gonna lie, y'all are missing out.

That's some tasty, tasty magic.

In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,

Darth Vader only appears onscreen for a total of 12 minutes.

The White House has its own pastry kitchen.

Brigham Young University, where it's against the honor code

to consume alcohol,

holds Milktober Fest as a counterpoint to Oktoberfest.

The celebration promotes drinking milk

and doing homework before midterm season.

Woo, it's a crazy party, bro.

There's a tradition in High Wycombe, UK

where the mayor is weighed in full view of the public

to see whether or not they have been getting fat

at the taxpayers' expense.

The tradition dates all the way back to Medieval times.

In Sweden, you can stay in a hotel

that has been converted from a 747 jumbo jet.

Known as the Jumbo Stay, it has 33 different rooms

that are six square meters wide

and three meters from floor to ceiling.

They all have flat screen TVs, access to Wifi,

and have private or shared showers

and toilets in the corridor.

Dr. Timothy Clarke Smith of Vermont

was so afraid of being buried alive

that he left instructions to build a window

looking down into his coffin.

He's currently buried in Evergreen Cemetery with a headstone

that has a 1.18 foot glass window

that is still there today.

The Logos Hope is the world's largest

floating bookstore/library.

It's operated by a German charity organization

that has over 6,000 books.

The left lung is slightly smaller than our right lung

because it shares the same space in our chest

as our heart.

The Swiss mini-gun C1ST is the world's smallest

fully functioning revolver.

It's only 2.2 inches long,

and weighs 0.7 of an ounce.

There is a clown moel in Tenopa, Nevada

that is decorated with hundreds of clowns,

and it's located right next door to a graveyard.

You know, just in case you wanna book a vacation!

(creepy laughing)

The mako shark is the fastest shark in the world.

It can swim was fast as 60 miles per hour.

To put it into perspective for you,

the average shark only swims

at a speed of 1.5 miles per hour.

A study done in 2015 that was published

in BMC Evolutionary Biology

found that when the spine shapes of modern humans

who suffer from lower back pain were analyzed,

they have spines that are similar to chimpanzees,

and therefore are less well-adapted for walking upright.

Kiruna, Sweden is actually sinking due to mining

at a local iron mine.

And so, the town's authorities are planning on moving

the whole city and its inhabitants

two miles to the east.

It's possible for some people with brain disorders

to suffer from something called Witzelsucht,

a German term that means joke addiction.

Those afflicted have a compulsion

to constantly tell jokes.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart proposed marriage

to Marie Antoinette when they were both

only seven years old.

She said no.

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