You are at a right place for awesome mind-blowing facts. This collection will surely blow your mind. Some facts may be sound like BS but are actually are true.
1.During metamorphosis, what happens in a cocoon is that most of the caterpillar gets dissolved by enzymes into a soup of undifferentiated cells and then the butterfly grows out of the same DNA.
2. You live in the past. Use one hand to touch your nose, and the other to touch one of your feet, at exactly the same time. You will experience them as simultaneous acts. Clearly, it takes more time for the signal to travel up your nerves from your feet to your brain than from your nose. The reconciliation is simple: our conscious experience takes time to assemble, and your brain waits for all the relevant input before it experiences the “now.” Experiments have shown that the lag between things happening and us experiencing them is about 80 milliseconds.
3. The Emerald Cockroach Wasp disables the escaping reflex of cockroaches, leads them to its burrow by pulling their antennae, lays a 2mm white egg into their abdomen and buries them. Then the wasp larvae eat the roaches organs keeping them alive for 8 days until they enter the pupal stage. Eventually, adult wasps emerge from the cockroach’s abdomen.
4. The last words of Albert Einstein were forever lost because he spoke them in German, a language that the nurse attending him did not speak.
6. Swims will be swims even when turned upside down. Such words are called ambigrams.
7. In Paris, the Japanese embassy has a 24-hour hotline for Japanese tourists who exhibit the symptoms of Paris syndrome, a transient mental disorder because of finding out that the city is not as nice as they imagined it to be.
8. In 1973, holy man Saduh Amar Bhirati raised his right hand in the air for peace, and never put it down. Before 1970, he was a normal, middle class man. Then one morning he woke up and decided to leave it all behind to serve the Hindu god Shiva. Three years later, believing that he was still too connected to the pleasures of mortal life, he decided to raise his right arm and keep it raised—forever. 38 years later, it’s still up in the air. In 1973, holy man Saduh Amar Bhirati raised his right hand in the air for peace, and never put it down. Before 1970, he was a normal, middle-class man. Then one morning he woke up and decided to leave it all behind to serve the Hindu god Shiva. Three years later, believing that he was still too connected to the pleasures of mortal life, he decided to raise his right arm and keep it raised—forever. 38 years later, it’s still up in the air.
9. Hiroo Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army officer who stayed at his jungle post in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that WWII was over. He survived on coconuts and bananas and would sometimes kill villagers he thought were enemies. Local authorities and military searched for Lieutenant Onoda, yet he evaded capture. Finally, a man named Norio Suzuki found and befriended Onada, but despite explaining that the war was long over, Onoda still refused to surrender. Suzuki traveled back to Japan and summoned Onoda’s former commanding officer, who personally flew to the Philippines to issue orders relieving Onoda from duty. He finally surrendered in 1974; his uniform, cap, and sword were all in good condition.
10. Wim Hoff is a Dutch daredevil nicknamed Iceman for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He once submerged himself in an ice bath for nearly two hours. He attributes his abilities to meditation, exposure to cold, and breathing techniques.
11. Jill Price, an American woman from Southern California, has a condition called hyperthymesia: she never forgets anything. Since she was 14 years old, she’s been able to remember everything, even the most obscure detail. While it might seem like a gift, Price calls it a curse, claiming that never forgetting anything is a burden on her sanity and gives her no peace.
12. Folding of a sheet of paper is not possible after 7 folds each time folding it in half of the previous size, but if you will calculate it manually by taking the thickness of the sheet and equating it to the value of 2^50. You will get an astonishing value, which by the way is more than the distance from the earth to the sun.
13. Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
14.People on the International Space Station are not in 0 gravity. In fact, the gravity there is pretty strong, almost as strong as on the surface of Earth. Instead, they are *experiencing* 0 gravity because they are in a state of perpetual fall. Same effect as when you get a ride up on a plane and then they drop down very quickly and people start floating. Except ISS is falling always, because it has a large tangential component and keeps missing the ground as it travels so quickly sideways too.
15. Taj Mahal was covered with a huge scaffold during WW2 to make it look like a stockpile of Bamboo and misguide any enemy bombers. (It was also disguised again in 1971!)
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