fun facts i learned today


The Siberian forest is three times bigger than Alaska

The Siberian salamander is one of the few species on the planet earth that can be frozen solid for years and resurrect without a problem

The siege of Masada was one of the final events in the first Jewish Roman War, occurring from 73 to 74 AD on a large hilltop in current-day Israel. According to Josephus the long siege by the troops of the Empire led to the mass suicide of the Sicarii rebels and resident Jewish families of the Masada fortress. Masada has become a controversial event in Jewish history, with some regarding it as a place of reverence, commemorating fallen ancestors and their heroic struggle against oppression, and others regarding it as a warning against extremism and the refusal to compromise. But what is more interesting is the fact that the Romans could have just laid a real siege, meaning they could have just cut off the supply lines and starved them out, but instead they built a causeway, piling up all the earth they could find around the cliff until they built a land bridge in-which they could attack the Jewish settlement. Sometimes I wonder why they did that? I imagine Grant in Vicksburg thinking this way, how would history be different? This is happening

Mars curiosity rover sings itself happy birthday every May 5th

The word Gorilla comes from the Greek work that means “a tribe of hairy women”

Colors fade in the sun because over time their molecules are being ripped apart by the sunlight’s high-energy UV light

Monkeys are susceptible to optical illusions, just like humans

Psychopaths are immune to the “contagious yawning” they have no empathy

Morphine is named after the Greek god of dreams, “Morpheus” way to go Matrix

1.3 million earths could fit into what we see of the sun. which is average, so we are not average

Asking people if they are lonely is enough for them to devalue their current relationships

Believing you slept well improves performance even if you haven’t. you need to believe

The world’s most popular color is blue, google it, I am right

Pluto was named by an 11-year-old. Veneita Burney in case you were wondering

Nepal was the first country in Asia to introduce gay marriage, meanwhile in Iran, they passed a law in 2013 allowing men to marry their adopted daughters as young as the age of 13… just saying

The United States has had 340 mass shootings in the last 365 days… mass shooting meaning (more than 4) awkward

I Could go on…