19 Amazing Facts That Seem Fake at First Glance

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Watch Full Video Of 19 Amazing Facts That Seem Fake at First Glance.Being a scientist is fun: you conduct new experiments every day (some of them are totally crazy!). And all these experiments can prove incredible facts, and we chose those we considered the most amazing and unbelievable. TIMESTAMPS ‘Pinky promise’ means 'If I break the vow, I'll cut off my finger' 0:39 Jupiter and Saturn have diamond rains 1:14 There are more than 1.6 million ants per person on Earth 1:53 There are more artificial flamingos than live ones 2:16 The strawberry is not a berry 2:46 Bananas, though, are berries 3:10 There is a hollow 100-foot worm
living in the ocean 3:35 Mithridates VI was immune to poisons 4:06 If we lived in darkness, we would be able to stay up for 36 hours 4:33 Our foot is as long as our forearm 5:17 Neil Armstrong’s space suit was made at a bra factory 5:43 "Gadget" was one of the first three atomic bombs 6:05 Ann Hodges is the only person to survive a meteorite strike 6:33 Koalas have a unique fingerprint pattern 7:09 The surface area of Russia is bigger than that of Pluto 7:36 What if a monkey recognizes itself in the mirror 8:00 Dolphins can talk on the phone
8:33 Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire 9:07 You can survive a shark attack by staying still 9:29 SUMMARY - When making a promise, children link their little fingers and say a certain vow, different in every culture. In fact, during the Edo period, bandit clans had a ritual of cutting off their right little fingers to prove their loyalty. - Myrmecologists worldwide made an estimate that 1 to 10 quadrillion ants are living on Earth now. That means there are more than 1 million of these insects for each human! - There are several times more
plastic flamingos worldwide than there are live ones. The latter are counted at 2 to 3 million, while the number of their plastic counterparts reaches almost 1 billion. - As a matter of fact, the "berry" of the strawberry isn’t at all its fruit. It’s just an overgrown receptacle that carries the pure fruit on it. - The banana plant is, in fact, giant grass, and bananas are its berries. According to the definition, a berry is a "soft and juicy fruit containing several seeds." - A pyrosome looks like a giant transparent and hollow worm, but it, in
fact, consists of thousands of organisms that glow in the dark and replicate themselves. - Mithridates VI of Pontus had been taking small doses of various poisons since childhood to work up an immunity to them. During the riot, the Romans wanted to take him hostage, and Mithridates tried to poison himself but couldn’t because of his training. - Our thumb is as long as our nose, and our lips are as long as our index fingers. - Few know that the space suit of the first man on the Moon was made at a factory which produced bras and lingerie in Dover,
DE. Well, we just hope Neil felt comfortable in it. - Russia’s surface area is 17,098,246 sq. km., and Pluto’s surface area is 16,650,000 sq. km. - Every dolphin has its signal name that appears in adolescence and is kept their whole life. It’s known that dolphins can tell their relatives’ signals from all the rest. - The first students came to Oxford in 1096, while the Aztec city-state of Tenochtitlan was founded in 1325. That means the university is 200 years older. - Keep an eye on the shark: when it has passed by you, try to find a way out
of the water. However, if you can’t and have to defend yourself, hit it on its gills, eyes, or the tip of its nose. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/