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21 Riddles That’ll Turn Your Thinking Upside-Down
Jill and Jim live in the U.S. One day, Jim goes on a business trip to Europe. Jill misses him very much, so she calls him up. She asks Jim to take a selfie and send it to her. He agrees. Jill gets Furious as soon as she sees the picture. Jill, you're a liar. How did Jill figure it out? Europe and the US are in different time zones, but in Jim's photo, it's noon; that's American time. He never left the country. Can you find a zombie in this picture over here? What about this ski resort? Can you spot any zombies? Hello, and now let's see if you can find a zombie in this amusement park. It's hiding over here. The biggest bank in town was robbed last night. The local police investigated this case and found two suspects. They went to search their houses. The officer sees a clue and figures out who the criminal is. How did he guess? Let's take a look at the walls. There's the same picture in both houses, but this one is hanging upside down, and there's probably a stash behind it. The busted teacher has 21 colored pencils, seven of them red. Seven yellows and seven blues She needs to divide them into two piles so that one pile has three times fewer red pencils than the second one, and the second pile should have two times fewer yellow pencils compared to the first pile. How many blue pens would be in each pile? Zero. The teacher had 21 pencils, not pens. Can you rearrange these crayons and make four triangles to solve this mystery? You've got to think outside the box. Here's the correct answer. Let's make the task a little harder. Can you remove just two crayons to make two squares? Ready to see the result? Donna goes to a supermarket and spots something weird. Two of these women are pregnant, but one of them just stole a watermelon. Can you guess who it is? It's the third lady. She's wearing high heels, not what pregnant women would wear to the grocery store. Kitty wakes up in a creepy basement. She needs to open this door to escape. Can you guess the right order to press the buttons? Kitty needs to make the word unlock from the first letters of each emoji; therefore, she should press the buttons in the following order: unicorn nose Lobster onion Cactus kiss, and voila, today is Cassie's birthday. She brings a cake to work to celebrate with her colleagues. Stan Gemma and Rosie Cassie unpacks the cake in the office kitchen when suddenly Granny calls, and Cassie goes outside to talk to her. After a while, Cassie returns and finds her precious birthday cake on the floor. She questions everyone. Stan says I was sending an important email, so I didn't look at the kitchen, but I think it was Gemma. She's just pretending to be your friend. Gemma says I went to the toilet to wash my hands, and when I returned, the cake was already on the floor, and Rosie says I don't know what happened; I went to the opposite side of the room to turn on the coffee machine. I made cappuccino for everyone who's lying; the coffee machine is off and all the coffee mugs are empty; therefore, Rosie lied; she was busy doing something else while Cassie was away. Detective Bold is having lunch at his favorite cafe. He looks through the window and sees his neighbor Zelda rushing home. They both live next to the cafe. Suddenly, Zelda runs back and approaches the detective. Zelda, please help me. My apartment was robbed while I was out. I didn't touch anything. I just ran here right away to find you. Detective Bold goes to see the crime scene. He looks around and says, Stop fooling around, Zelda. There was no robbery. How did he know? Take a look at this umbrella. Zelda carried it with her when she was rushing home, but she told the detective that she didn't touch anything at the crime scene; she just threw her stuff around the room to make it look like a robbery. Take a look at this fancy group of people. One of them is a real vampire. Can you guess who it is? The second guy struggles with drinking this reddish beverage. The lady is just wearing a cosplay costume. And the guy on the right is taking a selfie, which means he shows up on camera, therefore he's a human being. Jeff calls the police early in the morning. My neighbor cut down a tree near my car. A policeman arrives soon. Policeman, what happened? My neighbor and I had a quarrel last night when I was ready to go to bed. I saw him standing in front of my car in the morning. I went out to drive to work and saw this. My car is pretty old, but he still has to pay compensation for the damage.
10 of History's War-Torn Cities
Even today, densely populated settlements are purposefully and systematically targeted as a widely used war strategy, frequently leading to the almost complete destruction of their cultural and historical legacies, even though it takes decades, sometimes even centuries, of supreme resources to build and populate a thriving City.
10 Mind Blowing Facts About Twins
Ten mind-blowing facts about twin bonding Researchers in Italy observed 3D ultrasound videos of twins and discovered that at 14 weeks of gestation, twins began interacting with one another. The twins would reach for each other, and at 18 weeks of gestation, they would spend about 30 percent of their time in physical contact. More importantly, the twins would touch each other's eyes with the same care that they would touch their own, which could mean that they understood treating another human being with care and shared senses. The conjoined twins Krista and Tatiana Hogan are attached at the head through the thalamic bridge, and it is theorized that the twins can taste and feel what the other eats and sees based on their physical connection. Suzan Dominus observed the twins and made observations of one twin who was turned away from the television laughing at what the other was watching or the twin that hated ketchup attempting to wipe the taste from her mouth as her sister, who loves ketchup, was eating it. Massachusetts Massachusetts has the highest rate of twin births, at a whopping 4.5 per every live birth within the state. Researchers believe that this has less to do with genetics and more to do with the fact that these affluent towns have more women waiting to have children due to their career paths who later opt for reproductive assistance like in vitro fertilization. Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints due to the fact that fingerprints are not solely caused by DNA at conception. Twins do have identical fingerprints at conception, but by the sixth week of pregnancy, they are capable of interacting with their environment, specifically the amniotic sac, which has effects on the formation of fingerprints. Catalan and Valentin are twins from Romania who do not share the same birthday. Catalan was born prematurely in December, and Valentin was born in February of the following year. This rare birth is attributed to a rare congenital condition in which the mother has a double uterus. One in every 50,000 women has a double uterus, but it is believed that this is the first case in which a woman was pregnant in both her uteri at the same time. A twin gene has been discovered. The twin gene causes a woman to hyper ovulate, which would result in more eggs being released during ovulation, increasing the chance of having fraternal twins. However, there is no known twin gene for identical twins, so it seems that only fraternal twins are hereditary. Since 1980, the birthrate of twins across the globe has increased by 76%. This phenomenon is due in part to women waiting until they are in their 30s to have children.
Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?
There are no blue tigers. No blue bats, blue squirrels, or blue dogs Even blue whales aren't that blue. Animals come in almost all colors, but blue seems to be the rarest. But the best part is that when we find a blue animal, it looks great. Nature can't handle blue. To understand why this is so, we go through evolution, chemistry, and beautiful physics. But first, we need to understand why animals have any color at all, and to do that, we need to go look at some butterflies. Because butterflies are amazing, and if you don't think so, you're wrong. This is Bob Robbins. He is the curator of butterflies at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Butterflies are amazing. Make no mistake. They are a group of moths that have evolved to be active during the day, and being active during the day gives you an advantage: you can use light to communicate.
What's inside the Statue of Liberty?
Let's take a look inside the Statue of Liberty. Let's quickly go through the history of how the statue was built and where you can enter. The official name of the statue is Liberty Enlightening the World, but today it is known as the Statue of Liberty. It was a gift from the French to the United States in 1886. If we zoom in on Europe, here is France, and across the ocean is the United States. The Statue of Liberty is here on the east coast. If we zoom in on it, you can see the state of New York and the state of New Jersey. Between these two states lies the Upper Bay, often referred to as New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty is here on Liberty Island. And if we zoom out again, you can see Manhattan with all the famous New York buildings. Here is Governor's Island, another popular tourist destination, and here is Ellis Island, where many immigrants arrived in the United States between 1892 and 1954. When the boats pulled into the harbor, the Statue of Liberty was one of the first sights that immigrants saw. Coming to the United States. The Statue of Liberty has become known as a symbol of freedom. In his right hand, he holds a torch, and in his left, a tablet bearing the date of the Declaration of Independence in Roman numerals. One thing you can't see from the ground are the broken shackles and chain. Its purpose is to symbolize the end of slavery. The statue is 46 meters high. If you count from the beginning, it is 93 meters high. It is about as tall as a 20-story building. Here, the size of a person is compared to the figure's big toe. When it was completed in 1886, it was the tallest statue in the world, but the Statue of Unity of India now holds the title. The Statue of Liberty is made of copper. That's right; originally, it was the color of a penny. It only took about 20 years for the air and rain to slowly oxidize and turn metallic green. The copper metal is only 2.4 millimeters thick. That's less than two US cents. The statue was built in pieces, and a statue this big requires a lot of planning. The statue was designed by the French sculptor Frederic August Bartholdi. First, he made an original clay sculpture. It was only 1.2 meters high. The average adult is slightly taller than that. The next larger version would be twice as large and made of plaster. The next version would be much bigger. This is 1/4 the size of the entire figure. At each stage of expansion, the details of Berthold's form could be further refined. For the full-size version, it had to be built in pieces to fit in the workshop. At one point, a finished version of the statue's head was presented in France, and the right arm and torch were presented in the United States to raise funds.
Why the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Don't Mix
When you look at seas and oceans on a map, you might think they just flow into each other. It seems that there is only one big ocean, and people have just given different names to parts of it. Well, you'll be surprised how bright the lines are between them! The border between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is like a border between two worlds. The two oceans seem to meet in an invisible wall that prevents them from flowing into each other and mixing their waters. Why the hell is this happening? We know for sure that there is no invisible wall inside, and water is water. What could prevent its mixing? The point is that water can also be different. The Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean have different densities, chemical compositions, salinities, and other characteristics. Their color shows that they are far from the same. Boundaries between two bodies of water with different physical and biological characteristics are known as ocean lines. Haloclines—the boundaries of waters of different salinities—are the most spectacular, and this is what we see at the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The famous explorer Jacques Cousteau discovered it while diving deep in the Strait of Gibraltar. The different layers of salt water seemed to be divided by a transparent membrane, and each layer had its own flora and fauna. Haloclines occur when the water in one ocean or sea is at least five times saltier than the other. You can create a halocline at home by pouring a glass of sea or colored salt water and adding fresh water. The only difference is that your haloclines are horizontal and oceanic haloclines are vertical. If you remember a few basic things about physics, you can argue that a denser fluid should eventually fall lower and a less dense fluid should eventually fall higher. If this were true, the boundary between the two oceans would not appear as a vertical but a horizontal line, and the difference in salinity between them would become less noticeable the closer they got to each other. So why isn't it happening here? First, the difference in water density between the two oceans is not so great that one sinks and the other rises. And yet it is enough not to let them mix. However, another reason is slowness. One inertial force, known as the Coriolis force, acts on objects as they move around a system of axes that, in turn, are also moving. Simply put, the Earth is moving, and the Coriolis force affects any object moving on it that is deflected. As a result, objects on the Earth's surface do not move straight ahead but tend to go clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern hemisphere. But the Earth moves slowly; it takes a whole day for the planet to make a circle around its axis. That is why the Coriolis effect occurs only at long intervals, in connection with cyclones or ocean currents. And therefore, the direction of currents in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans is different. It also prevents them from mixing. Another important difference between the two oceans is the strength of the molecular bond, or surface tension. Thanks to this force, the molecules of the substance stick to each other. Both oceans have completely different surface tensions, which prevents them from mixing as well. Perhaps they could gradually begin to mix over time, but since their currents are opposite, they simply do not have time to do so. In both oceans, we think it's just water, but its separate molecules only momentarily meet and then drift away with the ocean currents. But don't think that only the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans don't get along well! There are many places on the planet where the waters of two seas or rivers do not mix. There are also thermoclines—boundaries between waters of different temperatures, such as the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the much colder North Atlantic. Chemoclines are the most amazing. These are the boundaries between waters with different microclimates and chemical compositions. The Sargassum Sea is the largest and best-known chemocline. It's a coastal sea within the Atlantic, but you can't miss it. Let's take a look at the most amazing features of the planet.
19 Simple Psychological Tricks That Actually Work
19 easy psychological techniques that are effective There are a tone of expensive books on neuro-linguistic programming and psychology that may assist professionals in getting what they want from people, but there are also a lot of far easier but equally efficient techniques that anybody can apply on a regular basis. Here are 19 of them.
A Plane Disappeared And Landed 37 Years Later
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the captain speaking. Welcome to Flight 914! Fasten your seat belts and obey the no smoking policy - we'll be leaving in 5 minutes. When we are at cruising altitude, you will be served refreshments. Our flight lasts 37 years. I wish you a good trip. What would you do if you went on vacation to another city and suddenly found yourself in a completely different country? I think the more adventurous types would even enjoy such a change of plans, but most of us would be confused. Anyway, I bet even the most reckless adventurers raise an eyebrow when told they've been flying for nearly half a century. On July 2, 1955, Pan American Flight 914 departed New York for Miami, Florida. It was a beautiful sunny day and the 57 passengers on board were impatiently waiting for the warm beaches and palm trees of Florida. The plane took off without a problem, but 3 hours later, when it should have landed at the destination airport, it was nowhere to be seen. The radars of the Miami air traffic control tower showed no approaching aircraft and no distress signals were received. When the controller contacted the tower in New York, they received a confusing response: Flight 914 had disappeared from radar in mid-air. Everything indicated the disappearance of the plane: after it disappeared from the radars, air traffic control could not reach the pilots by radio. The DC-4 simply vanished into thin air, leaving no trace of itself or its occupants. An investigation was immediately launched. The flight path took the plane over part of the Atlantic Ocean, and it seemed that the only explanation for its disappearance was that it had crashed somewhere along the way. Rescue teams were dispatched, the Coast Guard monitored the waters, but still no luck. Not a single piece of the missing plane was found. Scientists could only shrug their shoulders in amazement: 61 people (passengers and crew) only blinked at the huge flying machine.
Here's Why You Should Never Use a Stopped Escalator as a Stairway
You're shopping at your favorite mall, and it's time to take it to the next level. You noticed that the escalator stopped, so it's probably broken. You can go on it anyway, or look for stairs or an elevator. So what happens if you choose option A and bravely step onto the blocked escalator? I have bad news for you. You are at your own risk because escalators are not designed to be used like normal stairs. If an escalator is stopped due to a mechanical failure—for example, the brakes suddenly stopped working—it can roll away at any time under load. You never know when it will start moving again, so you might fall. The rise of the stairs is usually higher on escalators than on regular stairs, so depending on where the moving stairs stop, some of them are not there, and it can be easy to trip, especially when walking down. In addition, escalators are designed to carry only a certain load at a time, like a conveyor belt, when people are moving. There is never too much weight, but if the conveyor belt stops, the weight can exceed the limit, and the escalator can collapse if you choose to walk on the non-working escalator anyway. Be prepared to experience something called the broken escalator phenomenon." Every time you ride or walk on a properly functioning escalator, your brain marks it as a moving object. It fine-tunes the motor control of the legs and the balance mechanisms of the ear to accommodate this movement. Even when you see the escalator, your unconscious brain still recognizes it as a moving staircase, so if you walk up or down a stationary escalator, it feels strange and unnatural that it's not moving. In 2015, the London Underground conducted a study to determine whether it would be more efficient to stand or walk on moving escalators. Holborn station escalators were found to be able to carry up to 30 percent more people during peak hours than escalators that allowed people to walk on higher escalators. Most people prefer to stand rather than walk, leaving unused space on the left side. Once all those spaces were filled, the wait time for the escalators was drastically reduced. As a result, the station filled up only once, compared to several times a week. The Metro took these results into account but did not completely ban escalator walking because many still wanted to do it. Have you ever tried to clean your shoes against the escalator brushes? Well, they are there for safety. These brushes are also called skirt guides. The skirt is the difference between the stairs and the sun; brushes keep shoes, legs, and loose clothing away. When you go up the escalator, you mostly focus on keeping your balance and don't pay much attention to the little things. If everything is in order, you will not notice the gap, but if the escalator malfunctions, it can make things difficult for you. A slot leads down to the mechanism that moves the escalator. If something like a bag, jacket, or even your toes gets caught in it, it can stop the engine and cause an accident. Escalator brushes prevent objects from entering or turning the slot.
No One Talks About the Shipwreck More Tragic Than the Titanic
They said it was the most technologically advanced; they said it was unsinkable; and when it sank in, it became a movie. These were the main reasons why the Titanic disaster became world famous, but unfortunately it is not the only large-scale shipwreck, and unfortunately there were many worse cases than the Titanic tragedy; one of them took place on April 27, 1865. The Sultan Steamboat carried passengers and goods every day between St. Louis and New Orleans. It was a rather large wooden boat with three decks, 260 feet long and 70 feet wide, almost twice the size of a basketball court. The ship had a capacity of about 350 passengers, but on that fateful day, there were more than 2,000 people on board. On April 23, it was making a routine trip from New Orleans when it broke down. Something was wrong with the boiler, so the ship docked in Vicksburg to be repaired in port. Mason found out about a great opportunity to make a lot of money. He just had to lead a large group of ex-prisoners north. The captain agreed to do it, but the problem was that the repair of the boiler required a lot of time. Fearing that competitors would take over the job, Mason decided to sail on despite the ship's malfunctions. Instead of overhauling, he patched holes in the boiler and called all the ex-prisoners on board, so the boiler was broken, there were too many passengers, no lifeboats, and the river conditions were not the best. The captain also refused to send the ex-prisoners into the hold, so they were all with the regular passengers. The possibility of a shipwreck was high, but the greedy desire to earn more money was stronger. Sultana sailed down the river for two days. At this time began one of the greatest floods in the history of the Mississippi; the river overflowed its banks, and because of the flood, when the water level rose several feet, all the trees on the banks were gone, and only the tops stood out of the water. The ship sailed against that strong current, causing the boiler to start on April 26 because it was too strong to operate in the evening. The Sultana arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, and loaded even more than 120 tones of sugar and 200 passengers, who changed. incredibly difficult. Around midnight, the ship continued its dangerous journey. The captain went to the barges to load cargo at 1:00 a.m. The ship left the barge at 2:00 a.m. The broken boiler could not hold the cargo when it suddenly exploded. Sultana was only seven miles north of Memphis. The Sultan disaster is considered the most tragic shipwreck in American history. The exact number of those who did not survive is still unknown, according to various sources. This number varied from 961 to 1800. Do not be surprised that almost no one knows this history. There were many more survivors of the Titanic tragedy, and everyone heard about it, but the Sultan sank in a high-profile incident 12 days before the shipwreck. The country lost Abraham Lincoln, and people still haven't recovered from this news, so nobody paid much attention to the Sultan tragedy. Many disasters have happened very recently in historical terms.
Top 10 Unsettling Historical Evidence for Parallel Universes That We Can't Ignore
We really don't understand everything in the universe that means there can be so many possibilities hello everyone and welcome to our channel. I'm your host, and today we're running through our list of the ten biggest amazing signs of parallelism in the universe throughout history that we can't deny, so get ready to have an existential crisis, I'm sure.
The 10 Evil Disney Pixar Theories That Will Have You Doubting Everything
Whether it's a classic like Toy Story or a newer addition to the universe, Disney and Pixar fans have a way of conjuring up the craziest theories that will make you seriously question everything. Welcome, my name is Kennedy, and if you thought you wouldn't get it, may have worse or more confusing theories than your childhood classics, and then think again because today we are back with some of the most terrifying theories, so get ready because these are the 10 best Disney Pixar theories that will make you question the third part. First of all, let's start with