10 Unrevealed Facts That Won’t Leave Your Mind Once You Learn Them
Our life isu00a0full ofu00a0surprises, and sometimes even ordinary things turn out tou00a0beu00a0not sou00a0simple ifu00a0weu00a0look atu00a0them from au00a0different angle.
Bright Side gathered the most astounding facts that you definitely havenu2019t heard before.
10. There are 19u00a0ingredients inu00a0McDonaldu2019s French fries.
Inu00a0addition tou00a0the standard combination ofu00a0potatoes, oil, and salt, McDonaldu2019s French fries contain natural beef flavoring, citric acid, sodium acid pyrophosphate (tou00a0maintain color), dimethylpolysiloxane (anu00a0anti-foaming agent), and other ingredients which are not sou00a0good for your health.
9. The stinging shrub inu00a0Australia can make you have suicidal thoughts.
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Gympie gympie, anu00a0Australian stinging shrub, can inject you with au00a0neurotoxin sou00a0powerful itu00a0will actually make you want tou00a0commit suicide. The pain from its stings isu00a0sou00a0intense that even animals and insects try tou00a0kill themselves.
8. Ordinary beverages contain au00a0huge amount ofu00a0sugar.
Itu2019s amazing how much sugar isu00a0inu00a0the drinks sold inu00a0stores. One can ofu00a0Coca-Cola contains 10u00a0whole teaspoons ofu00a0sugar. This highly exceeds the recommended daily sugar intake even ifu00a0you donu2019t take into account other drinks and meals.
7. Au00a0great part ofu00a0our actions isu00a0determined byu00a0our subconscious.
Although humans are highly developed and intelligent creatures, sometimes itu00a0may seem shocking how primitively our brain works. Due tou00a0our uncontrolled subconscious processes, weu00a0may beu00a0happy just because itu2019s sunny outside. Oru00a0weu00a0might fall inu00a0love with someone just because ofu00a0their smell.
Our subconscious may also produce the so-called Mere Exposure Effect, which implies that the more often you see someone oru00a0something, the more you like them.
6. Drowned people donu2019t reach the surface ofu00a0Lake Tahoe.
The Lake ofu00a0Drowned Bodies, oru00a0Lake Tahoe, isu00a0situated inu00a0the Sierra Nevada Mountains and isu00a0said tou00a0harbor thousands ofu00a0dead bodiesu00a0u2014 all perfectly preserved inu00a0its depths.
The water inu00a0the lake isu00a0sou00a0cold that people who drown there donu2019t float tou00a0the surface; they simply sink tou00a0the very bottom. And because ofu00a0the lakeu2019s extreme depth, divers canu2019t get down tou00a0get the bodies without special equipment.
5. Weu00a0are inu00a0the middle ofu00a0au00a0mass extinction right now.
Scientists say that today weu00a0are facing the 6th distinction happening onu00a0Earth. They call this phenomenon au00a0"biological annihilation" asu00a0billions ofu00a0animal populations have disappeared due tou00a0hunting, the destruction ofu00a0their habitats, the introduction ofu00a0new species, and the spread ofu00a0diseases. And all this isu00a0done byu00a0humans.
4. Jelly beans are coated inu00a0bug shellac.
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Have you ever wondered why the outer surface ofu00a0au00a0jelly bean isu00a0sou00a0hard, crunchy, and shiny? Tou00a0achieve this effect, manufacturers use shellac, which isu00a0au00a0resin secreted byu00a0the female lac bug. Unfortunately, itu2019s bad news for vegetarians asu00a0shellac isu00a0anu00a0animal byproduct.
3. Snow White had nou00a0job.
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Inu00a0the movie, Snow White has au00a0job taking care ofu00a0the Seven Dwarfs, but inu00a0real life, the actress Adriana Caselotti never worked again after she voiced the Disney princess. This was due tou00a0au00a0contract she signed with Disneyu00a0u2014 the company didnu2019t want her voice being featured anywhere else.
The worst part ofu00a0itu00a0isu00a0that Caselotti earned only $970 for the film. But she didnu2019t regret her decision. She stated inu00a0anu00a0interview once that "Itu2019s much better tou00a0have been part ofu00a0one ofu00a0the greatest films ever made than 10u00a0mediocre ones."
2. Toy Story has some Easter eggs pointing tou00a0The Shining.
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One ofu00a0the greatest horror films directed byu00a0Stanley Kubrick has au00a0lot inu00a0common with the beloved Toy Story films. The most evident similarity isu00a0the carpet inu00a0Sid the bullyu2019s house, which looks like the carpet found inu00a0the terrifying Overlook Hotel inu00a0 The Shining.
Besides that, the number 237 appears several times inu00a0the Disney movie. Itu00a0isu00a0the same number ofu00a0the most haunted room inu00a0the Overlook Hotel inu00a0Kubricku2019s film.
1. There isu00a0au00a0lack ofu00a0mother characters inu00a0Walt Disney movies.
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Not all ofu00a0us have noticed that Walt Disneyu2019s stories are centered onu00a0the death and loss ofu00a0mother characters: Bambiu2019s mother was killed, Ariel grows upu00a0without au00a0mother, Quasimodou2019s mother gets violently killed atu00a0the beginning ofu00a0the film, Cinderella was raised byu00a0her stepmother, and Snow White was raised byu00a0the Evil Queen.
The reason for this was his grieving for his own mother who died from carbon monoxide poisoning inu00a0the house heu00a0bought for his parents. While his father survived, she wasnu2019t sou00a0lucky. The guilt stayed with Walt Disney his whole life.
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