Interesting facts about everything 8
Many know Thomas Edison as a famous American electrical engineer, inventor of a phonograph, pneumatic screen-pen, telephone, movie camera, electric meter, etc. But few people know the fact that he also invented a candy wrapper.
The total length of the circulatory system of the human body (arteries, veins, capillaries) can reach 100,000 kilometers, which is more than two times the length of the earth's equator.
The nine multiplication table can always be checked on ... fingers. If you want to multiply nine, for example, by four, then bend the fourth finger on the left. It turns out that on the left side of the bent finger, straightened - three, and to the right of it - six, thirty-six. Want to multiply by eight? Please, to the left of the eighth bent finger - seven straightened, and to the right - two, seventy-two. And why such a useful way is not taught in school?
A twelve-year-old girl named Donna Griffiths (England) suffered from a sneezing attack for 977 days (from January 1981 to September 1983).At first she sneezed every minute, but after about a year and a half she began to do it much less often - every five minutes.
Inna and Rimma - Old Russian MAN names.
Russian female names Inna and Rimma were originally male. Inna, Rimma, and also Pinna were Christian martyrs, the disciples of Andrew the First Called. They preached in Scythia, where they were captured by the local authorities at some point. The future saints tried to make sacrifice to the pagan gods, but Inna, Rimma and Pinna, of course, refused. For this they were frozen in the ice on the river. Their torment refers to the II century AD.
However, gradually in Russia, the names Inna and Rimma became female, in connection with which a unique situation has developed: the patron saint for women bearing these names will be men. At one time (at the beginning of the twentieth century), this Orthodox inconsistency even paid attention to this “inconsistency”, which issued a special recommendation: “When naming a newborn name it should be borne in mind that Saints Inna and Rimma ... were men.”
The word “robot” was coined by the Czech writer Josef Čapek and presented to them by his brother, the writer Karel Čapek, who used it in one of his plays.Initially, robots were not mechanical, but biological creatures that lacked the ability to fall in love. Calling people to note.
Josef Čapek - Czech artist and writer
The doctors of the Middle Ages, if they doubted the definition of the patient's diagnosis, made him a diagnosis of "syphilis".
With osteochondrosis, nature rewarded us for the fact that we are erect beings. In the position in which we move, gravity acts more strongly on our musculoskeletal system, which gradually leads to back pain. It can be seen that the first people who descended from monkeys did not want to be like them, proudly straightened their backs, straightened their shoulders and ... earned us this disease.
Stockings were originally owned by a male wardrobe. They were worn exclusively by representatives of a strong half of humanity in ancient Greece. In medieval Europe, men's stockings were not hiding under their clothes, but were put on display for everyone - reaching the length of the hips, they were fastened to a short jacket. Beautiful, is not it?
Radishchev, in his essay "Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow," described the village beauty of the reign of Catherine II.Moreover, he paradoxically compared her teeth with ... coal. It turns out that sweets at that time were a luxury and black, spoiled teeth of the young women testified to prosperity in her family, and therefore were a source of pride.
In ancient Egypt, the tillers began to attach an elevation under the heel to their shoes, so that it would be more convenient to move on loose soil. So heels appeared.
The full name of the famous artist Pablo Picasso sounds like this - Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Martir Patricio Ruiz and Picasso.
Self Portrait by Pablo Picasso
In psychiatry, a syndrome accompanied by depersonalization, a violation of the perception of time and space, of one’s own body and environment is OFFICIALLY called “Alice in Wonderland”.
Once, in 1850, the first batch of sparrows was brought from Europe to America. The Americans were so happy that they fed them all to death.
The first geisha in Japan were men. They served as a toastmaster, entertained visitors to the tea house with songs and playing musical instruments. “Geysya” (master), became “Geysa” (adept) in the second half of the XVIII century, after the woman took on the role of the toastmaster.Soon, women of geysya began to enjoy such great popularity that they completely ousted men. Still would! After all, the tea-room safes, served with elegant white hands, and dances performed by delicate beauties in luxurious kimonos, enjoyed the tea-safes much more.