The working week has come to an end, which means it’s time to relax and unwind with another selection of fascinating facts and stories on various topics.
Despite the fact that the James Bond character is a purely English character, the head of British intelligence said that if he existed in real life, he would not have been hired. In his opinion, Bond is not endowed with emotional intelligence, respect for the law and teamwork abilities.
Did you know that technically neither colors nor their shades exist? In fact, they are created by the brain when it tries to parse with a large amount of visual information. So disputes about what color this or that thing is are simply inappropriate, because there is no standard.
A rather funny story happened in Memphis, USA in 1992, where visitors to the dinosaur exhibition demanded a refund for the ticket. As it is not difficult to guess, they called the reason that there were no living ancient lizards at the exhibition.
According to research, people are more satisfied with buying a toy for their pet than buying a similarly priced one for themselves. Do you agree with this?
It turns out that Disney has been on a dark path for a long time, with the dubious Mickey Mouse and Goofy comic in 1951. There, these characters are trading in Africa with a drug similar to amphetamine.
Speaking of the United States, it is no secret that during the Cold War, the “red panic” sometimes reached insane absurdity. For example, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover accused Martin Luther King Jr., who fought for the rights of blacks, as an ardent communist and demanded that he be deprived of civil rights.
In 1824, Pushkin was seconded to fight locusts, which he did not like very much. That is why he wrote this scathing account of the events:
“The locust flew, flew
And sat down.
Sat, sat – ate everything
And flew away again.
Quite often people lie that they like to read. But what book is most often attributed to the read? According to the study, this is George Orwell’s 1984.
You should not quarrel in front of newborn babies, as the sounds of quarreling can affect them. It turns out that angry screams activate areas of the brain responsible for processing stress responses in babies.
Well, let’s finish with the human brain. It turns out that right-brained people often develop a tendency to make puns, inappropriate jokes, and pointless stories in the most inappropriate situations.
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