Making mozzarella is super easy and you should do it with milk that’s a couple days away from going bad. You really only need cheese cloth and you’ll never need to throw away spoiled milk again. You don’t even need to be decent at cooking.
Most cargo ships are designed to survive waves with water pressure of ten-tonnes per square meter. Rogue waves can deliver water pressure up to a hundred tonnes per square meter.
Super glue was originally intended to ‘glue’ wounded soldiers back together while they waited for evac. It was first used for this purpose in the Vietnam War.
When Australia received the F-111C strike aircraft from the US, the first batches flew from America to Australia with only one refuelling stop. The F-111Cs carried 33,000lbs of internal fuel plus 6x 600-gallon external tanks. Oh, the F-111C was a unique Aussie design. The body of a F-111A, the lengthened wings of a F-111B, and the re-enforced landing gear of a FB-111A.
When Israel received the first batch F-15As, the Israeli government collapsed. The F-15s arrived in Israel on a Saturday (Shabbats), and so the religious parties noped out of the ruling coalition.
Some McDonalds restaurants in Israel are called McDavids.
When Australia went shopping for a new fighter jet in the 1970s / 1980s, both the F-14 and the F-15 were offered. However, the F-14 was considered too complex and the F-15 was considered over-kill (risked sparking a regional arms race). Australia choose the more modest F/A-18 instead.
One of the best ways to burn / lose body fat is to eat natural fats.
Israel acquired the F-4E Phantom for the role of strategic strike / bomber aircraft. However, the F-4Es proved better fighters than their delta-wing escorts, and the opposing MiG-21s…116 hostile aircraft shot down for the loss of 6 Israeli F-4Es (one of those fell to friendly fire)…
When Australia began producing our own DH Mosquito aircraft during the Second War, we had to change the design and develop new wood glues. The Australian timbers were too dense and heavy for the original design / glue. However, the Aussie Mosquitoes were more resistant to machine gun bullets as a result (tough timbers).
Dracula is not the orginal (published) vampire story, Carmilla was released as a serialization between 1871-1872, nearly 3 decades before.
The myth that vampires burst into flames in the sun was introduced when a filmmaker failed to get the film rights for Dracula and made it anyways but with some adjustment e.i. the aversion to sunlight. The film is Nosferatu.
early Greeks believed redheads turned into vampires when they died.
in Japan vampires are floating disemboweled heads.
In some lore vampires are arithromaniacs, that is, they compulsively count things. You can prevent a vampire from entering your home by putting a pile of grain on your doorstep. They will be forced to count all the grains and you will have time to escape.
Renfeild’s syndrome is a psychiatric disorder causing an obsession with drinking blood.
in ye olde days vampires couldn’t be seen in mirrors or photos because silver nitrate was used to make both and silver was a “pure” metal that vampires couldn’t interact with. Modern pics and mirrors would reflect their image just fine.
a lot of vampire repellent is actually just germ repellent. Silver… antimicrobial. Garlic… antimicrobial. Peppermint… antiseptic. (sea)Salt… antiseptic.
probably because a lot of vampire scares were actually epidemics of tuberculosis or plague.
vampires do sleep, they’re just nocturnal
Twilight vampires are closer to fae than vampires. I don’t know what Meyer used for research.
CPR does not work in real life like it does in the movies and on TV. Giving someone CPR will not make them suddenly start breathing on their own and become conscious again. It will only keep them “breathing” by force until they can be intubated by paramedics and brought to a hospital where they can be stabilized. Also, if you’re doing CPR right, you will break ribs.
Male seahorses and sea dragons are the only species to give birth. The way they also give birth is quite interesting, too, because they push their babies out through a pouch located around their tail (but front side).
Alien spaceships are seen in paintings all throughout history, dating all the way back to the Egyptians (and probably further).
When bees relocate, a group of them are sent out to look for the best spot and then go back to the hive to communicate their new findings with the others, and the rest follow suit to see if it’s any good, then they get the queen to agree. There’s a lot more to it than that, but it’s interesting that they do this.
A lot of produce items, like tomatoes, pumpkins, corn, peppers, pumpkins, etc. are actually fruits.
You can learn Sign Language a lot faster than any other language. Depending on how long you put into it, learning a foreign language can take anywhere from three months to two years on average. But you only need 60-90 hours (course wise) to grasp ASL, which on your own accord, only need a few weeks, possibly a month or two.
Pablo Picasso (AKA one of the world’s famous artists) died in 1973… meaning that he lived when most of our parents were born or growing up. I find this to be a fun fact simply because when I think of Picasso’s art, I think of the 1600s or something of that sort. Like Leonardo Da Vinci.
Tuvalu is an island/country that is one of many which may sink in the next 10+ years. This YouTube video talks more about it as one of the creator’s visits it.
Speaking of sinking places, there actually once was an eighth continent (if you were taught that there were seven—North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia) called Zealandia which is under water underneath New Zealand.
All four parks of Disney World is the size of San Francisco. And, there are tunnels built underneath to help staff move from section to section without being seen (so you don’t see Cinderella hanging around Tarzan, for example). On top of this, everything is built at a certain height so as a guest, you don’t see certain buildings in other areas of the park, or to see outside the park as both of these “ruin the magic.”
Speaking of Disney, the Haunted Mansion ride is built entirely underground. When you walk inside the mansion, you’re in a giant elevator that takes you down, and when you step off, the room expands. Pretty nifty.
Reality TV isn’t real TV. It’s all staged and scripted, but made to look like every scene is genuine. Found this out the hard way (I was an extra for a reality TV show).
Also, to add to this, you need to continue doing chest compressions (and not mouth-to-mouth), and not stop because otherwise that isn’t proper. They also need to be pretty deep, and the EMT I talked to said that you can break ribs, but usually you’ll just have an indent on your chest that (if I remember correctly) won’t really go away. There’s also a major difference with doing CPR on a child than an adult or someone older, because children are a little bit more fragile.
I’m not sure if this is up to date or not, because they are always updating the method for what is best on CPR, and when I was CPR certified 7 years ago, things were different than they already are now from what my Uncle (who is an EMT) told me. It very well could be the most recent method that is supposed to be used like this though, I’m just not sure because it’s constantly changing. You’re probably right if you spoke to an EMT about it more recently though.