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According to a study done by CareerBuilder in 2014,
only 48% of Americans would quit working
if they won the lottery.
Of those who said they would keep working
77% said that it would be because
they would be bored if they didn't work.
Of them, 76% said work gives them a sense
of purpose and accomplishment.
And of them, 42% said that they'd want financial security
alongside from the lottery win.
And of course 23% said that they would
just miss their coworkers.
In Japan, a daruma doll, also called a gold doll
is considered lucky.
It's a handmade wishing doll that keeps you focused on
your goals in five steps.
Step one is you decide on a specific goal.
Step two is you draw one on daruma's blank eyes
to signify your commitment and write down your goal
on the heart painted on the back of the doll
for extra commitment.
Step three is you place daruma somewhere that is visible
in your home or office to remind you to focus on your goal.
Step four, once you've your achieved goal, draw in daruma's
other eye to say thank you.
And step five, write the goal you achieved
on the back of the doll,
if you didn't of course already in step two.
New goal, new daruma doll and repeat!
The first cow to fly in an airplane was Elm Farm Ollie.
On February 18th, 1930 she was also the first cow to be
milked while flying in an airplane.
The stunt was done at the International Air Exposition in
St. Louis, Missouri which is the dairy state of Wisconsin.
They honor Elm Farm Ollie every year on February 18th
otherwise known as Elm Farm Ollie Day at the dairy
festival in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
According to the annual Healthy Handwashing Survey
done by the Bradley Corporation, an international
manufacturer of commercial handwashing products,
only 66% of Americans said
that they always wash their hands
after using a public washroom.
And almost 70% of people admitted to skipping the soap.
In 1972, Bhutan issued a set of seven
one-sided miniature stamps
that are 33 and a third RPM vinyl
records that could be played on a standard turn-table.
You peeled off the backing paper
and stuck them on an envelope or postcard.
They played Bhutanese folk songs and
histories of the country in English and the local language.
In ancient Egypt, cinnamon was an ingredient in embalming
and was used to preserve the dead.
And somehow we ended up using it for the cinnamon challenge.
Both sheep and rabbits are actually immune to the
venom of the black widow spider.
When sea cucumbers feel threatened,
they can mutilate their own bodies as a defense mechanism.
They can violently contract their muscles and jettison
some of their internal organs out of their anus.
The missing body parts are quickly regenerated so
not so much to worry.
Bear cat urine actually smells like buttered popcorn
because it has the same compound which is found in
buttered popcorn that gives it its unique smell.
One barrel of wine holds approximately 25 cases or
300,750 millimeter bottles of wine.
In the 1940's, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer
was the first beer ever to be sold in a six-pack.
Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee,
was also a champion ballroom dancer.
In 1958 he entered and won,
the Hong Kong Cha-Cha Dance Contest.
He would also trade dance lessons for martial arts lessons.
The movie, Gandhi holds the record for one
of the largest casts ever.
Over 300,000 people were used as extras in the funeral scene
Milk that has just been freshly milked from a cow
is 37.8 degrees Celsius.
That's crazy hot!
According to Dr. R. Norman Harden, a headache expert
at the North Western University, five to 10%
of people never experience headaches or face pain in
their entire lifetime.
In Norway, the maximum life sentence is only 21 years
with the exception of genocide in war crimes.
It has one of the lowest recidivism rates
in the world at 20%.
In comparison, the U.S. has one of the highest
with 76.6% of prisoners
rearrested within five years.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born with the name Michael.
His father traveled to Germany and became inspired by the
protestant reformation leader Martin Luther.
And as of a result, he changed his own name as well as his
five year old son.
According to a study done by Stanford School of Medicine
in 2014, the blood of young mice
has the ability to restore
the mental capacities in old mice.
Old mice, when given infusions of blood plasmas
from young mice, outperform old mice who were given
plasma from other old mice
on spatial memory tests.
In 2017 the movie, La La Land broke a record
by winning all seven of its Golden Globe Award Nominations.
That included Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy,
Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Score, and
acting awards for its actors.
Alpacas were domesticated by the Incas
more than 6,000 years ago.
They were raised for their fleece.
And due to its quality, alpaca fiber was reserved
exclusively for the elite and nobility.
35 meters of hair fiber is produced everyday
on the average adult scalp.
90% of scalp hairs are growing and 10% are resting.
Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl,
invented more than 500 new words and character names.
Oompa-Loompas and Scrumdiddlyumptious are just a couple.
The Oxford University Press even created the Roald Dahl
Dictionary in 2016, which features almost 8,000
real and imaginary words which he loved to use.
The world's fastest lawnmower made by Norwegians
in collaboration with Viking Garden Company,
can travel as fast as over 214 kilometers an hour.
It has a 408 horsepower V8 engine
and Formula 3 wheels.
The average strawberry is covered in 200 seeds.
The first Tim Hortons Donut Shop
opened in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964.
Coffee and doughnuts cost 10 cents each.
The apple fritter and the dutchie are two of the
original doughnuts that were offered.
TIME Magazine's first Man of the Year
was Charles Lindbergh in 1927.
He made the first solo non-stop flight across the
Atlantic Ocean on May 20th to the 21st in 1927.
Davey Crockett is better known as an adventurer but,
he was also a U.S. Congressman.
He was elected to Congress in 1827 and
1829 as a Democrat.
The monarch butterfly has tiny, tiny scales.
About 0.1 milometers long
arranged like roof shingles
on their wings to make them a little rough.
They help to lift the butterfly more effectively than
butterflies without scales.
In fact, a group of aero-spaced engineers found that the
scales boosted climbing efficiency between
16 to 82%.
On January 2nd, 1902, State Assemblyman Francis G. Landon
of Duchess introduced a bill that would
criminalize people who had too much to drink
and were trying to flirt in a disorderly way
to get women's attention.
Offenders could actually be arrested
and fined up to 500 dollars.
On September 5th, 1698 Russian Czar Peter the Great,
in trying to impose a more Western way of living,
enforced a beard tax on all Russian men
because European men were usually clean shaven.
For centuries, Russian men had worn long flowing beards
and a lot of men considered it a sin to shave
so it was difficult for some to remove their beards.
The tax was up to 100 rubles,
which was a small fortune in those days.
The tax affected mostly the upper classes.
Peasants were allowed to wear beards in their villages but,
if they were entering the city
they had to pay a one kopek coin.
Well, I'll pay that fee baby.
Infamous Roman Emperor Caligula loved his horse so much,
that he had a marble stall in an ivory manger.
In fact, he was going to appoint the horse
to the High Office of Consul,
as an expression of his absolute power,
but he was assassinated before he could do it.
In London, England in 1858, they experienced something
that is historically referred to as, The Great Stink.
So many people had dumped sewage into the Thames River
that the smell was overwhelming.
The smell was so bad that the curtains of the commons
were soaked in chloride and lime in an attempt to
quell the smell for the MPs.
Needless to say, a bill was rushed through Parliament
in 18 days to provide more money
to build a new sewer system for London.
King Tutankhamun was not buried alone.
The chamber also included two miniature coffins
that contained two fetuses.
Recent DNA suggest that one of the mummies
is his stillborn daughter and the other
was likely his child also.
Experts believe that King Tut left no living heirs.
Bullfrogs periodically shed their skin
at regular intervals as they grow.
The old skin is then pushed off with their hind legs
and eaten by the bullfrog.
The month of July is named in honor
of Roman dictator Julius Caesar.
He helped develop the Julian calendar, the precursor
to the Gregorian calendar that we use today.
The snapping shrimp can regenerate its snapping claw.
If they lose the snapping claw, the missing claw
regenerates as a smaller claw, and the
original smaller grows to become the new snapping claw.
It is possible for a dead person to get goosebumps, although
they aren't triggered the same way as a living person.
It can happen when rigor mortis sets in,
which is when muscles the contract
and causes the body to stiffen up.
There are tiny muscles beneath our hair follicles
which also contract, which causes the hair to stand on end
and makes it appear to have goosebumps.
In the early 20th century you could order a kit
to build a house from the Sears catalog.
Some of the examples offered are small bungalows,
large farmhouses, and Queen Anne style homes,
and they were all delivered by train.
All the parts and materials were included in the kit,
you literally just had to put it together.
Gun silencers don't actually silence a gun.
Gun shots are so loud because really hot gases
expand quickly and create shock waves
when they leave the chamber of the gun.
Silencers contain a series of expansion chambers
that cool and dissipate the gases
before they leave the barrel of the gun.
They work a lot like the muffler on your car.
During the first World War, soldiers used camouflage trees
to conceal observation posts on the battleground.
Actual battle damaged trees were sketched by a camouflage
artist in the battlefield.
They were made behind lines by cutting down
a real tree at night
and replacing a battle worn tree with the replica.
This provided a surveillance point, or observation point,
where there is usually a flat exposed area,
like in No Man's Land.
Someone who studies and collects information about flags
is called a vexillologist.
The last thing on a list is called the ultimate.
The second last is called penultimate.
And the third to last is called an antepenultimate.
At the time of World War II,
the U.S. penny was composed to 95% copper
and 5% zinc.
Those metals were unavailable during the war,
so it was then made of zinc coated steel.
After many revisions to the composition,
the final change was made in 1982, when it was changed
to 97.6 percent zinc
and 2.4 percent copper.
This is still used today.
The Beatles' final live concert was held on
August 29th, 1966
at Candlestick Park
in San Francisco, California.
The park's capacity was 42,500
but only 25,000 tickets were sold.
Fans paid between four dollars and 50 cents
and six dollars and 50 cents for tickets.
In theater, it is commonly believed that peacocks,
or peacock feathers bring bad luck to actors.
Veteran actors have tales of sets collapsing
and forgetting their lines when a peacock
feather was onstage.
It stems from the fact that the blue and green design
resembles an evil eye.
Ebenezer Place in Wick, Scotland is the world's
shortest street at only 2.05 meters long.
You're looking at a ball of mud!
Hikaru dorodango are balls of mud molded by hand
into perfect spheres, dried, and polished
into a shiny luster.
It's a traditional past time among children in Japan.
According to a new research published in
The Journal of Neurolinguistics,
from a study done by researchers from the
University de Montreal,
bilingual brains are more efficient, and may be able
to stave off symptoms of aging and dementia
better than people who aren't bilingual.
Brown eyes are the most common eye color in the world.
Over 55% of people have brown eyes,
and nearly all people from Africa and Asia have brown eyes.
Norway was the first nation to start switching off its
FM radio network, and taking the risky leap
to digital technology.
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