10 Facts that seem to lie but they are real and happened in our world

In the world many things happen rare: the military lost bombs, the police catches criminals and the fictitious Saudi Arabia imports sand and camels from Australia. That all sounds like scenes from movies, right? But it turns out that the reality can outperform fiction, and all (or well, almost all) has an explanation.

Great.guru found unusual facts that are real, and confirmed that our world still has what surprise us, although sometimes we seem like we’ve already seen it all.

10. The police officers irish chased without success a malicious infringer of traffic named Prawo Jazdy, who invented themselves

This curious story happened in 2007 in Ireland, where the inspectors of traffic produced reports on illegal parking and speeding, to name a driver called Prawo Jazdy, but nobody ever was able to charge a fine.

The police believed that it was dealing with an infringer in the series, which always managed to avoid the punishment of the law in any way. The case continued to be investigated until a police officer a native of Poland pointed out the error of his colleagues: Prawo Jazdy was not the name of the driver, but the phrase “driving license” in Polish.

In the picture we can see a sample of such a license issued in Poland, which had all the offenders that the irish police was trying to get a ticket. They were different people that were only united by their Polish origin. It is not entirely clear how and why the officials took the inscription in the upper right corner by the name of the driver. Perhaps it has been because of fatigue or by the fact that the first name and last name real are indicated in smaller print.

9. The weight of the pilots careers are controlling more strictly than that of the models

It turns out that the runners are even worse than the runway models, because that every 10 kg of weight receive 0.3 seconds extra per lap. And no matter who are those extra pounds: if the car or driving. Therefore, in such a profession not only get advantage the more skilled and faster, but also more lightweight, and of low stature.

According to the famous racer David Coulthard (in the photo), that rule is unfair and has a negative impact on the health of the riders. He himself, at the beginning of his career, he also tried to lose weight and at some point it was just skin and bones. Another pilot, Jean-Eric Vergne, he admitted that the fasting had taken him to the hospital, and Adrian Sutil wanted to make a race through the desert without even bringing a bottle of water with him.

But, fortunately, that problem was noticed, and from 2019 will be introduced rules new which will take into account the total weight of driver and car. To riders heavier they will be a car lighter and vice versa.

8. Saudi Arabia imports sand and camels from Australia

It would seem that this country should remain both of those things, but that is not so. Due to the boom of construction in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia you need to each time more sand special quality, which is used in the construction of buildings and in the production of glass.

This type of sand is achieved in Australia, as well as the camels. By the way, not all know that those animals also live there. They were brought to the continent in the NINETEENTH century, and now, according to various estimates, in that territory they live between 300 and 750 thousand camels in the wild.

Why Saudi Arabia need copies australian of this animal? The fact is that the “ships of the desert” premises used primarily as a means of transport, whereas the camels of another race imported are used as food, because it is believed that their meat is more flavorful.

7. In Australia there was a war against emus in 1932, which ended in failure

The cause of this strange war they were numerous complaints from australian farmers, whose crops of wheat were regularly attacked by the emus. To destroy the birds, were involved soldiers with machine guns. There is No doubt that this was a method of population control extremely inhumane, but it seems that at that time people just didn’t occur to resolve the matter in a different way.

The extermination brutal, did not bring any tangible result, as it was difficult to kill an emu and even with 10 bullets, and after the soldiers leave, the birds continued emptying the crop fields. The farmers requested military assistance again in 1934, 1943 and 1948, but their requests were rejected. Instead, they were asked to protect their fields, the emus alone, and in the end, the problem was solved by erecting barriers special.

6. An american bomber lost a hydrogen bomb off the coast of Georgia in 1958. Still has not been found said artifact

On February 5, 1958, in the Eastern part of the State of Georgia, in the united States, occurred an incident: a fighter F-86 collided in the sky with a bomber (B-47 (in the photo), and a hydrogen bomb “Mark-15” fell in a bay near the island of Tybee.

The search of the bomb did not bring any result, and in the end decided to leave it in the ocean, despite the complaints of the inhabitants of the island. As they say in the military, it is more dangerous to get the pump out of the water than to leave it in the background. And she’s still there, although it is not known exactly where it is located.

However, in an official report of 2001 it was revealed that the bomb was to practice, and that before the flight he had withdrawn the capsule nuclear necessary to start a chain reaction, but that had been left 180 kg of explosives and an unspecified amount of uranium within it.

By the way, this is not the only case of loss of nuclear weapons: similar incidents involving u.s. military personnel occurred in Greenland, based at the air base of Tula, near Algeria, off the coast of New Jersey, in a swamp of North Carolina and near the japanese island of Okinawa.

5. Japanese tourists suffer from the “syndrome of Paris” so often that the embassy of Japan opened a line of direct assistance to them

The “syndrome of Paris” is nothing more than a condition of expectations deceived. Those who have never been in that city, many times we realize that place as a magical place, and seeing with their own eyes, are disappointed, and impacted. Many tourists do not expect to see trash in the streets, and face the abuse of the local residents towards those who do not speak the French language.

Particularly suffer from the courteous and polite japanese, which is why the embassy of your country has open to them a direct line of psychological assistance that works 24 hours a day. And, in some cases, the impact of what is seen in Paris turns out to be so strong for the travelers japanese end up staying in a hospital.

4. The novel “Gadsby” by Ernest Vincent Wright was written in the form of lipograma without a single letter “E”

A lipograma is a literary technique in which the author avoids using a particular letter. In the case of Wright, it was the “E”, which is present in many words in the English language, especially in the regular verbs of the past tense when you add the suffix -ed.

According to the writer, these verbs became the main obstacle for him to write the novel, but even so, they managed to create a complete work about a man called Gadsby, who was trying to save his city. By the way, due to a fire in a warehouse, it has retained an extremely little number of copies of the first edition of this book, so that each one of them has an estimated value of thousands of dollars.

3. In India grows a tree called Ficus benghalensis, and the size of your cup is similar to the surface of a hypermarket

The Great Banyan tree (that is not the name of the tree itself, but from the shape of its crown) grows in the botanical garden of Howrah, and looks more like a grove than a single tree, due to its 3 280 aerial roots that reach to the floor. Your age is between 200 and 250 years, and continues to grow. At the moment, its height is 25 meters long, the length of its circumference is approximately 350 meters, and the area of the top of the tree is approximately 1.5 hectares.

2. The song of the Bee Gees “Stayin’ Alive” and the Beatles “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” (“Life goes on”), really can save lives

The hit of the band the Bee Gees has been used by american doctors to practice the skills of resuscitation, as the rhythm of his refrain corresponds almost completely to the recommended frequency of the compressions of the chest. Interesting is the fact that not only the name of the song, but also the phrase “Life’s going nowhere, somebody help me” (“My life was going nowhere, somebody help me”) that is repeated in the chorus, it seems like a call to save the life of the people.

The song of the Beatles “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” is also used in some countries to train the future physicians because of its appropriate rhythm. In this case, there is also a surprising coincidence: the phrase “ob la di ob la da” in the language of the yoruba people meaning “life continues”.

1. A rooster named Mike lived without a head for 18 months

On the 10th of September 1945, a farmer of Colorado named Lloyd Olsen went out to the yard to get a chicken for dinner. His choice fell on one of 5.5 months named Mike, but this never became a saucer. When you try to kill the bird, the man herró the jugular vein, and Mike survived, even having lost the head. Or, rather, in the face, because the greater part of the trunk of your brain and one ear remained intact. Maybe it turned out to be so difficult to kill because he belonged to the race Wyandotte (in the photo), which is known for its resistance.

The chicken was able to walk and eat in your state. Olsen was fed with small grains of corn, she was drinking with a pipette and, from time to time, washed the esophagus of the bird with a syringe. The farmer decided to take advantage of the situation and began to exhibit Mike publicly for a fee of 25 cents. Already at that time, this story seemed like a hoax, so the farmer took the bird to the University of Utah, where the existence of this phenomenon was documented by scientists.

The “career” professional poor Mike lasted 1 year and a half, and during that time he was repeatedly photographed by the journalists. Maybe he would have lived longer if Olsen had not forgotten his syringe in an exposure chamber, so that it came to wash time, the esophagus of the bird.

The bird’s-amazing not only was not forgotten until the day of today, but also became a symbol of the city-from Fruit, Colorado, where in memory of Mike installed a strange statue (in the photo). And if this fact is not convinced that people are strange creatures, we want to tell you that there is “The Day of Mike, the chicken without a head”, which takes place in Fruit annually on the third weekend of may. Who would have thought that the sad fate of a bird would become an occasion to celebrate?

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