- I have a dream that one day, teachers everywhere
will begin their lessons with a whale noise. (wails)
Here are 50 amazing facts to blow your mind.
There's a restaurant called Tacsiyapo,
Isdaan Floating Restaurant, in Tarlac City, Philippines,
where you are actually allowed to smash plates on the wall
to help release pet-up anger.
Research conducted at the University of Chicago
found that rats who were trained to press a lever for food
stopped pressing that lever once they realized that it
also caused another rat to receive an electric shock.
If we were able to capture just 0.1%
of the ocean's kinetic energy caused by its tides,
we would be able to satisfy the current global demand
for energy five times over.
Research conducted at Brooklyn College concluded that
females are better at discriminating among colors,
while males excel at tracking fast-moving objects.
This is believed to be an evolutionary adaptation
from our hunter-gatherer past.
Sniper bullets travel so fast that the rotation of the Earth
will actually move the target,
so shooters have to adjust their aim accordingly.
California uses inmates to fight forest fires.
And prisoners gladly take the jobs, because it
reduces their sentence, gets them outside,
and pays better than the typical job.
According to psychologist Adrian Furnham,
perfectionism can be a curse that often leads to depression.
The reason for this is because perfectionists
often have an unrealistic view about failure
and are overly critical of themselves,
which results in having a very negative
impact on their daily lives.
(sighs) Jeez, I think I coulda delivered that line better.
Research conducted at the University of Warsaw
concluded that the average person is able to accurately
track three to four moving objects at any one time.
However, an avid action gamer can track six to seven.
Scientology, everybody's favorite religion,
isn't legally considered a religion at all
in many countries.
In fact, Switzerland identifies it
as a commercial enterprise,
France and Chile as a cult,
and Norway as a nonprofit.
I identify it as the clan of the cuckoo squad. (crazy laugh)
During the Iranian embassy siege in London, England
back in 1980, when given the choice of who
from the group of hostages would be released,
they chose Ali Guil Ghanzafar,
whose loud snoring was keeping them awake.
So if you're ever captured as a hostage,
just snore really loud, you'll be free!
According to U.S. soldier Sean O'Shea,
who guarded Saddam Hussein after he was captured in '03,
the only time Saddam ever looked defeated in prison
was when they brought him the wrong cereal.
"No Froot Loops!" he would scream out.
I don't know why, Froot Loops are delicious.
The Megamouth shark, first discovered back in 1976,
is a species of shark that is so rare,
at the time of this recording, only 60 of them
have ever been captured or identified on record.
For eight consecutive years,
a Greyhound dog named Jasmine,
who survived in a shelter, was the surrogate mother
to over 50 rescued animals, including puppies,
foxes, four badger cubs,
15 chicks, eight guinea pigs,
15 rabbits, a deer, and a goose!
In a study conducted by data scientist Matt Daniels,
all members of the Wu-Tang Clan are all in the
top 20 of artists with the largest vocabulary in the world.
Eiffel Tower designer Gustave Eiffel
included a secret apartment for himself near the top,
where he would entertain elite members
of the science community.
Research from the University College London
concluded that teenagers are scientifically
less empathetic than adults.
Due to the continual development in their brains,
teenagers are less likely to use the neural area
that is associated with guilt and empathy
when they make decisions.
Leonidas of Sparta was not a young man
at the Battle of Thermopylae,
like depicted in the film 300.
In reality, he was actually more like 60-years-old,
which kinda makes him even more badass.
Al Capone was known for sending flowers
to rival gang members' funerals.
In fact, at one time, he actually spent over $5,000
on a single funeral.
The average fast food customer eats about
12 pubic hairs a year!
You're welcome for that fact.
The word "best" in best man historically refers to
his skill with a sword.
This is because he may have been needed
if the bride tried to run away,
or if her family tried to stop the wedding.
Jellyfish are 98% water,
so when they wash up on the shore,
they will eventually simply (bubbly noise)
evaporate into the sun.
In 2015, Oscar Santillan, an artist from Ecuador,
removed one inch off the peak of England's highest mountain,
In response, the British demanded that that inch
be returned to them,
and accused him of vandalism.
It's just a little bit of rock, man.
Take it easy.
Research conducted by Yale psychologist Oriana Aragon
determined that tears of joy
is your body's way of neutralizing your emotions
and helps restore your emotional equilibrium.
After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake
that hit Mexico City in 1985,
a hospital collapsed, yet four newborn babies survived
for seven days trapped under the rubble.
They have become known as the miracle babies
for surviving without nourishment, water,
or human contact for so long.
The CEO of Japan Airlines Todu Yamanaka
makes less than the pilots,
takes a bus to work, and eats in the cafeteria.
When interviewed about his, he said that
businesses who pursue money first fail.
Chuck Palahniuk, author of the Fight Club,
preferred the film adaptation so much
that it actually made him embarrassed of his own book.
The mathematical proof that one plus one equals two
actually takes 162 pages to explain.
It was documented in a three-volume work
called Principia Mathematica,
which details the foundations of mathematics.
See, this is why I've never been strong in math.
To me, it's like one plus one equals two.
That's it, it's too much.
Although Donald Trump has described himself
as an ardent philanthropist,
he ranks among the least charitable billionaires
in the entire world.
That should not surprise you.
Mount Everest actually shrank one inch in 2015,
due to the earthquake in Nepal.
70% of U.S. elite athletes
were found to have a key heart gene variant,
known as ACTN3,
that makes them great sprinters.
In fact, 75 of all Jamaicans have this gene.
Ring announcer Michael Buffer
has made over 400 million dollars
by licensing the use of the trademark catchphrase,
"Let's get ready to..."
And I can't finish it, but you know what it is.
I just, I just don't wanna pay him.
FANUC, a Japanese robotics company,
has a factory that can run unsupervised
for 30 days at a time.
Robots build other robots
at a rate of 50 per 24 hour shift.
These factories are called lights-out factories,
because no human presence is needed.
The future is now, we're all out of a job!
The Van Cats of eastern Turkey,
which are a naturally occurring breed,
all have white fur, mismatched eyes,
and love to swim.
They're like mutant cats, I kinda like it.
In 2009, a man named Alexei Roskov from Russia,
drank three bottles of vodka, and then jumped out
of a five story window, walked back up,
and jumped out again, because of his nagging wife.
And he survived!
Bill Gates continued to fly coach all the way until 1997,
when his net worth was already, brace yourself,
36 billion dollars U.S.
It's okay to splurge a little, man, on a little first class.
I think you can afford it.
Drew Manning is a personal trainer,
who in 2011, wanted to prove that it was possible
to get back in shape, even if you became
So, what did he do?
Well, he actually gained 32 kilograms,
or 70 pounds of fat,
over a six month period, before he started
the tough journey back to regaining his prior form.
And he did!
You can see underwater sea life and coral reefs
using Google Maps, try it!
Adnan and Sana Klaric,
a married couple from Zenica, Bosnia,
started cheating on each other in online chat rooms.
When they finally decided to meet up with the person
that they were each cheating with,
they quickly realized that they
had been cheating on each other!
And soon after, filed for divorce.
The Pronghorned antelope has a 10 X vision,
which has left scientists to believe that on a clear night,
they can actually see the rings of Saturn.
Russian Special Forces use a knife
that fires a bullet out of the bottom of the hilt.
The safe way to fire it involves holding the blade
to absorb the recoil.
I would not do that, nope, ouchy.
A terminally ill six-year-old boy named Levi Mayhew
was offered a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Now, this is fairly common.
However, instead of using it for himself,
he wished a trip to Disneyland for the little girl
writing him letters out of encouragement.
And, she went to Florida, carrying a cutout photo of him
all the rides that she could.
All the feels! (wimpers)
Serial killer Rodney Alcala
acted as his own attorney in his trial in 2010.
For five hours, he interrogated himself
on the witness stand,
asking questions addressed to Mr. Alcala in a deep voice
and answering them in his normal voice.
During construction of the Golden Gate Bridge,
a safety net was suspended under the floor of the bridge
from end to end.
And it came in handy!
The net actually saved the lives of 19 men,
who became known as the Half Way to Hell Club.
In Ancient Greece, small penises were desirable,
and big ones were for old men and barbarians.
There is an entire industry to help students cheat
to get their degrees, by having their papers
written by unemployed graduates and professors.
And it's actually kind of brilliant,
because students can't get caught for plagiarism,
because the papers are brand new.
Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid on Earth,
at 39 million dollars per gallon.
The Apollo 11 astronauts
went to the moon without life insurance.
This is because they could not afford the rates,
so, instead, they signed hundreds of autographs,
and gave them to the family members to sell if they died.
Usain Bolt ate nothing but chicken nuggets
while he was in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics,
because he found Chinese food to be odd.
Yeah, that's right, on a McDonald's diet,
he won three gold medals.
Sir Ian McKellen actually broke down and cried
while filming the Hobbit,
because he had to film with just a green screen
instead of with the other actors.
In fact, he was quoted as saying,
"This is not why I became an actor."
Really, man, you didn't become an actor to be
in a multi-billion dollar franchise?
Just, life is so hard.
A man named Derek Amato from Denver, Colorado
hit his head in a shallow swimming pool,
and awoke with a condition known as
Acquired Musical Savant Syndrome.
What does that mean?
Well, he simply became an amazing pianist,
despite never having learned how to play the piano.
And now your brain is just packed full of knowledge!
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(dying bird wail)