A selection of interesting facts №30

By Ousuwo | The Minds Journal | 15 Jul 2023

Brazilians are passionate football fans, almost 75% of the country's population is interested in this sport. The Brazilian national team took part in all the World Cups and won the title of the best football team in the world five times.

In fact, pirates usually did not use the famous «Jolly Roger», a black flag with bones and a skull, thanks to films and books. They didn't raise the flag at all, or they just raised a black flag. The black flag was then raised by infected vessels, and no one dared to approach them. And for military cunning, flags of different countries were often used.

In 1912, the Greco-Roman wrestling competition in Stockholm between Alfred Asikainen and Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but he was too tired to continue performing, and agreed to silver.

As a result of the eruption of the Huaynaputina volcano in South America in 1600, about three million people died in Russia, as volcanic ash that obscured sunlight caused a cold and lean summer.

Zimbabwe was once the richest and most developed African colony, but after independence, this country quickly became one of the poorest. The record Zimbabwean inflation, measured in hundreds of millions of percent per year, has gone down in history forever.

Only one passenger plane spends 50-75 tons of oxygen during a nine-hour flight. For the same period of time, approximately the same amount of oxygen is obtained during photosynthesis on 25,000-50,000 hectares of forest.

In 1985, Peruvian border guards detained a shipment of honey from Ecuador, having found a high content of cocaine in it. It turned out that Ecuadorian drug traffickers specially put beehives next to coca fields in order to transport the drug across the border in this way.

The inventor of sodium glutamate, a world—famous flavor enhancer, was helped by algae — he made his discovery by examining a substance in the composition of kombu algae that made food more delicious.

Ferns don't have real leaves yet. But they have taken the first steps in this direction. The fact that a fern resembles a leaf is not a leaf at all, but by its nature a whole system of branches, and even located in the same plane. This is what it is called — a ploskovetka, or vaya, or another name — a pre-run. And ferns don't have seeds.

In the oceanic waters near Australia, cubomedusa live, killing more people every year than sharks, crocodiles and other predators combined. To protect bathers from this danger, special nets are stretched along the coast of Queensland.

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