10 Bizarre Facts That Sound Weird But Are Backed By Science

10 Bizarre Facts That Sound Weird But Are Backed By Science

There are many things in life that are constantly happening and being observed by us. This means that we have long been accustomed to what is happening before our eyes, and we will not question rest of facts of these seemingly ordinary things. However, there are many very general things that also contain some interesting facts, and although they may not seem true, there are scientific facts that confirm their truth. This time, editor has sorted out 10 cold facts that sound strange, but have received scientific confirmation.

1. Rooster has built-in earplugs

Most people know that roosters can crow quite loudly. But many people don't know that they can be louder than 100 decibels, which is equivalent of a chainsaw. So why doesn't such a loud noise deafen them? The answer actually lies in their unique head structure. A rooster's head has a structure similar to a built-in earplug that can help them block out loud sound they make.

2. Bubble wrap was originally used for wallpaper.

Bubble wrap is indispensable in modern food packaging, but it was not originally invented for this purpose. In 1957, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavanne, who invented bubble wrap, originally hoped to sell it as wallpaper and advertise that product had a heat-insulating effect. But sales to this end were unsuccessful. Until recently, IBM bought it as packaging for their own products. Since then, product has slowly matured in its role.

3. Some people smell storm

There are people in this world who smell thunderstorms or rain. In 2015, MIT scientists used high-speed cameras to capture how odors enter air. They conducted about 600 experiments in 28 different locations and showed that when raindrops hit a porous surface, air in pores forms small bubbles that float to surface and release aerosols. These floating aerosols carry odors into air and bacteria and viruses from soil. And the human nose can smell something called geosmin being produced in it.

4. Zephyr was invented by dentists

We all know that eating too much sugar can lead to dental problems like cavities. Ironically, marshmallows were originally made by dentists. Marshmallow was created in 1897 by dentist William Morrison and confectioner John Wharton.

5. The world's first webcam was used to monitor coffee

Webcams are so common these days that every smartphone has one. But what many people don't know is that first computers were designed to monitor coffee. It was invented in 1993.

6. High heels were invented for men

High heels are a very common women's shoe these days, and while you might think they were invented specifically for women, history tells us otherwise. Actually it was invented for men. This goes back to Persian soldiers in 10th century who wore high heels to make riding easier. It later became popular among European male aristocrats.

7. The ball of toothpaste has a name

The part of toothpaste that is squeezed out seems like nothing to learn, but many people don't know that wave-shaped toothpaste squeezed onto a toothbrush is called "nurdle". Most people may find this very boring, but two companies, Colgate and GlaxoSmithKline, take this very seriously and even go to court to be able to use word.

8. People spend 6 months of their lives waiting for traffic lights

Time is precious to us, but when we count certain things we do throughout our lives, results can be surprising. For example, a person spends a third of his life in a dream, and waits for a traffic light for more than six months.

9. Rice is one of oldest foods we eat today.

We have long been accustomed to rice as main food in our lives. But it's quite possible that it's one of oldest foods we eat today. Because historical data show that as early as 11,500 BC, rice cultivation was already taking place in our country.

10. Water bottle expiration date is used to label plastic.

All certified food has an expiration date, which usually indicates expiration date of product. However, expiration date label on products such as purified water does not indicate expiration date of water, it actually refers to expiration date of plastic water bottles. After a certain period of time, plastic can get into water.