Since kids we have been told that there is no gravity in the outer space. However, there is such, even if being weaker compared to the one on the surface of our planet. The astronauts and the station are falling slowly and that results in weightlessness.
It is rumored that Napoleon wanted to conquer the world as he was short and wanted to feel more confident. Yet, at that time period the average height in France was about 5′ 3“’ - 5′ 4“’. The Emperor was 5′ 6“’ or not short at all. So, forget about the Napoleon complex.
Taste is affected by various factors, such as touch and smell. The same drink When poured in different vessels, its taste changes. The best container material is the glass, which is chemically inert (and has no taste nor smell). That is why Coke in glass bottles is the most delicious one.
Some stores use different tricks to make their goods look nice. Have a look of that clever idea - you pick a color but then need a shop assistant to bring the item to you.
The Earth does not have the perfect round shape we all believe in. Instead, it has the shape of a geoid.
According to the anthropologist Christine R. Yano, who has researched the image of Hello Kitty as a mass culture phenomenon, this character is not a cat but a girl. Besides, she even has a pet cat!
the diamonds are within the monopoly of De Beers, the company that first bought the diamond mines in South Africa in 1888. After that they proceeded to buy in other places where the not-so-precious stones were mined. Today the prices of diamonds are the result of an excellent marketing policy of the company.
Not all chips are actually made of potato. In fact, just 40% of the potato flakes are made of real potatoes. The chips is made as all ingredients are mixed together and pressed in special molds. The real chips are thin potato slices that are fried in oil, and have uneven edges.
Not all paving blocks are real paving blocks. Look at this cheaper and faster way of laying blocks.
The grown moths are not interested into making holes in our clothes, yet their offspring are. The moth is born and lives to lay down its eggs into fur, and it is the little maggots that start eating the clothes.
The owls can turn their heads at a 270° angle. In addition, they have very long legs as well - a fact, that was just revealed.
The myth of the not remembering Goldfish was busted by an Australian student after a school experiment that revealed that the fish retain associative memory for at least 6 days. In addition, they are even capable of solving simple problems.
The popular lollipop was invented in Barcelona by Enric Bernat, while the logo was made by Salvador Dali himself.
Yes, you can do that. But please, don't.