Here are 10 interesting facts that will amaze you today. There is so much we can still discover about our fascinating world.
1. This Bible stopped a bullet and saved a soldier’s life.
The text under the interesting WWI photo reads: “This testament saved the life of PTE. W. Hacket 1st WOR Reg’t at Armentieres Aug 20, 1915, now in 2nd Gen Eastern Hospital Dyke Rd Brighton. Bullet passing through outer cover and all the leaves and stopped at the last page”.
2. This is a skeleton of a King Cobra.
Such an interesting creature, so majestic and beautiful. It’s just perfect.
3. AI reconstruction of what Pharaoh Ramses II may have looked like.
It’s so interesting what we’re able to do using today’s advanced technology. Scientists have used Artificial Intelligence to reconstruct the image of what Pharaoh Ramses II may have looked like, based on his facial features.
4. This is a swimming pool with wheelchair access:
This swimming pool has a ramp for wheelchair access. I love this! I think all swimming pools should be wheelchair friendly, so everyone can enjoy them, the disabled, too!
5. And speaking of Pharaoh Ramses II, this is his passport:
Here’s something interesting I bet you didn’t know: In 1974, the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II was flown to Paris for preservation work. The French law required every person, living or dead, to have a valid passport to fly. Therefore, the Egyptians issued a passport to Pharaoh, 3000 years after he died. With a photo and everything.
6. Researchers have just discovered a perfectly-preserved cave bear in Arctic Russia.
This perfectly preserved adult cave bear has just been unearthed in Yakutia, Arctic Russia. It was found by reindeer herders and scientists estimate it to be between 22,000 and 39,500 years old. Its nose, teeth, and internal organs are still intact. Can you believe it? This cave bear has been dead for more than 20,000 years. This is such an important discovery!
7. This is one of the oldest tattoos ever found and it’s 2500 years old.
This is one of the oldest tattoos ever found. It is a 2500-year-old tattoo of a Scythian deer on the mummy of the “Siberian Ice Maiden”. This is the mummy of a woman who lived in the 5th century BC, found in 1993 in the Republic of Altai, Russia.
8. Thomas Edison’s last breath is displayed at the Henry Ford Museum.
Now that’s an odd gift for a friend, but OK. As you can read on the note above, the two were friends. Edison’s son sealed his father’s last breath inside this tube and sent it to Henry Ford. It is now displayed at the Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.
9. This is how drugs affect a spider’s ability to build a web.
The study was conducted by the scientists at NASA in 1995, and found that “The more toxic the chemical, the more deformed a web looks in comparison with a normal web.”
10. In Norway, there is a Seed Vault.
This is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a private bank of international seeds. Located in the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, the vault safely holds about 1 million seeds from around the world, just in case of a global catastrophe.
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