Each of us has probably seen at least two types of chicken eggs in the market or supermarket - coffee (beige or brown) or white. The color of the eggs depends on the breed of chicken. The shell of a brown egg is colored already at the last stage of formation before laying. As a rule, only the top layer of the shell is painted, and if you rub it with a vinegar solution, you can erase the pigment to white. So, after all, why are chicken eggs different colors? Let's figure it out.
The list of exotic drinks can be supplemented with... acorn coffee. This is not literally a coffee drink, because... It is not made from coffee beans, but it tastes quite similar to natural coffee. Along with its original counterpart, acorn coffee has a number of beneficial properties in the field of medicine and health. The drink is useful for inflammation of the mucous membranes, especially the gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary system. Tannin contained in acorns is a tannin that gives elasticity to the walls of blood vessels. So, oak coffee... or oak?...
For children to obey before bed, parents scare them.
In Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, children are frightened by Baba Yaga, Barmaley, Wolf, Drum, Belt, Uncle Policeman and Babai. By the way, Babai is translated from Tatar as Grandfather, and Babayka is Grandmother, but this is not explained to children and their childhood fears and fantasies add to the picture of terrible monsters. So who else scares children?
Phobia is a fear of something or internal fears. Phobias are classified as mental disorders. You won't believe it, but there are some pretty strange and sometimes surprising phobias. Caution is a very ancient instinct! Phobias and fears are that part of the human nature and psychology that helps us survive. Here are some of them.
Since ancient times, warriors have valued trophies after their successful victories. Did you know that the South African Jivaro Indians, after their military adventures, did not even collect scalps as trophies? These were... heads. But these are not just heads. These are Tsants trophies or severed heads. But that's not all...
We live in a familiar organic world, in which all living organisms primarily consist of carbon and hydrogen compounds. But there are processes occurring in nature that scientists cannot unambiguously explain by the laws of physics and biology. For example, budding and slowly moving stones, which are known as Trovants (Romania). Their “life” remained a mystery. Trovants have an inner core and are able to grow in the rain, gaining weight and volume. Each of them has a round or oval shape and can reach a weight of more than one ton.
Did you know that the national dish of Iceland is Hákarl or Hákarl. This is the food of real Vikings! In fact, this dish is rotten and dried shark meat. This dish is prepared specifically. And not everyone can eat it. Hákarl, or food for true warriors, is the heritage of Icelandic cuisine.
During a sneeze, the speed of flying particles can reach 400 km/h. True, they fly out to a distance of no more than 3-4 meters. Sneezing is an unconditioned reflex, the body’s reaction to irritants of the nasopharyngeal mucosa. But there is something else about sneezing... So, the Insidious Sneeze. Interesting facts
Did you know that the product of sperm whale burps is used in perfumery? Ambergris or Ambergris is a waxy substance that is formed in the stomach of the sperm whale. This is a rare substance that is obtained as a result of irritation of the gastric mucosa by the horny remains of cephalopods and only in males! Ambergris: sperm whale burps are a valuable product and very scarce. It is bought by perfume manufacturers for very good money. In perfumery, Ambergris is used as an odor fixative.
The adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by Arthur Conan Doyle, have become famous throughout the world thanks to their unconventional deductive crime investigations. Did you know that due to such popularity, this work was most often screened. Over 300 versions of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson were filmed. A.K. Doyle did not consider this work serious, so the decision was made to “destroy” the main character in one of the stories. As a result, a sea of angry letters from fans poured in, after which Sherlock was “resurrected.” But there are still interesting facts. For example, the prototype of Sherlock Holmes is Dr. Joseph Bell.
After the creation of the image of Count Dracula by Bram Stoker, the theme of vampires became very popular. And who was Dracula anyway? Son of the Dragon, son of the devil - this is how his name is translated. The prototype of Dracula was a very real person - Vlad III Tepes (the impaler) - the ruler of Wallachia, who lived in the middle of the 15th century in the lands of Transylvania. This historical area was located between Romania and Hungary. With his bloodthirsty executions he terrified the local residents. In fragments of chronicles, Vlad the Impaler could throw a feast that would make your blood run cold. Among those dying on stakes and executed, he set up tables and calmly ate. In Bran Castle (the prototype of Dracula's castle) and in its courtyard, guests and Turkish ambassadors, seeing such a thing, very quickly spread the word about the terrible ruler. He was greatly feared and respected.
Who would have thought, but along with regular paper, the Chinese also invented toilet paper! The emperors of China received special scented soft paper of special quality. But a person could continue to wipe himself with moss, hay, burdock leaves, or just his finger. For example, in ancient Rome, instead of paper, they used a stick with a sponge, which was used to wipe the butt and periodically rinse it with water. And in America, half-eaten cobs of corn were initially used instead of paper. A modern person cannot imagine himself in the toilet without toilet paper, since its absence can cause a lot of inconvenience. But this does not bother many residents of Arab countries and India at all, since they wipe with their left hand and then wash it thoroughly! So, the history of toilet paper: welcome to the world of hygiene.