20 Unusual Facts About the World You Won't Find In Textbooks

By : BRIGHT SIDE - 2 weeks ago
How to Broaden Your Horizons. In case you want to impress all your friends with your super brain and intelligence, you can learn some new surprising facts about the world they didn’t teach you at school. Learning something new is always useful as it gives your brain the workout it needs. In this video, you'll get to know who one-tenth of the world's gold reserves belongs to, the country whose people suffer from a sleeping sickness that causes them to fall asleep for an entire week, and how baby elephants calm themselves down.

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Steven Spielberg had been dreaming of directing a Bond movie. 0:43
Baby elephants use their trunks in the same way that human babies suck on a pacifier or their thumb. 1:24
More than 1/10 of the world's gold reserves belongs to Indian housewives. 1:54
In 1982, a man managed to sneak into Buckingham Palace. 2:19
During the Prohibition in the US, vineyard owners produced solid dehydrated grape juice, and it was called "grape bricks.” 2:57
The people living in Kalachi, Kazakhstan, have a strange sleep syndrome. 3:31
The apples that we buy in stores are usually picked 6–12 months in advance. 3:52
There is an episode of Mythbusters that nobody will ever see. 4:05
A human hair, one of the narrowest visible things in the world, is more than a million atoms across. 4:29
The US Navy replaced an old submarine control system with Xbox 360 controllers. 4:59
Coca Cola bottles haven’t changed much since 1899. 5:20
There are way more bacteria in a human belly button than in a bathroom. 5:45
At the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, an American ship had to throw away $10 million worth of helicopters so that a South Vietnamese pilot and his family could land on the deck. 6:22
Very few people know that Elvis Presley's natural hair color was fair. 6:35
A truck driver from Australia survived clinical death and then won the lottery twice. 7:00
At the beginning of the 19th century, ketchup was advertised as a cure for diarrhea, indigestion, rheumatism, and jaundice. 7:35
It's possible to determine the sex of an unborn baby by the shape of a pregnant woman's bump. 7:55
Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other one. 8:23
The last man to walk on the moon was Gene Cernan. 8:36
The longest traffic jam in the world occurred in Beijing, China, in 2015 and lasted 12 days. 8:50

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20 Unusual Facts About the World You Won't Find In Textbooks