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The good news is that there are 300,000 varieties of plants on the planet today (and there will be more discoveries), 70,000 of which are used for medicinal purposes. For us, they are life itself: oxygen, nutrition, healing, so the importance of flora for a person can hardly be overestimated.


Dandelion wine, bluebell glue, baobab water… 20 little-known facts about the flora of the Earth.


However, not all of them are universal friends. There are those who can "bite", and someone just eat. The most common vegetable, for example, produces sulfuric acid from our tears. Some people store water well in drought - 120 thousand liters, how do you like such volumes? True, mostly for themselves ... And some people directly parasitize on their fellows, "sniffing out" what is tastier. The variety of plants is amazing: there are from 0.1 mm in diameter to 115 meters in height.


Fortunately, the most useful family of roses grows literally all over the planet and supplies us with fruits and berries. Read about our best friends, plants, in Bemorepanda's selection.


1. Magic oak

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Oak has long been considered a symbol of courage and stamina: it was a sacred tree of many peoples, such as the ancient Slavs and Celts. Usually oaks do not produce acorns until they are 50 years old. An oak tree strewn with acorns is very good to see in a dream - this is for well-being and career growth.


2. Dandelion is a universal remedy

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

The whole dandelion plant, including the roots and petals, can be consumed as food and medicine.


Dried dandelion flowers can replace saffron. The flowers are also used to make jam, honey and wine, they are added to salads (it is the flowers that are used: all the green parts have a bitter taste).


The plant has a diaphoretic, antipyretic effect, it treats pancreatitis, gastritis with weakened secretion, liver stones, hepatitis, constipation and hemorrhoids, colitis and enteritis. Dandelion is useful for poisoning with poisons, with a sting of a scorpion, bees.


3. Grass as high as a house

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Elephant grass, which grows in Africa, gets its name from the fact that it can reach a height of 4.5 meters (enough to hide an elephant).

 

4. Homeland of potatoes

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

South America is the birthplace of the potato. It was here that it was grown about 9-7 thousand years ago. The Indians worshiped this plant and considered it a living being. Today in South America you can find wild types of potatoes.


In Europe, this culture appeared only in the 16th century (first as an ornamental plant).


5. Stinging Tree

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Australia has a "suicide plant" (Dendrocnide moroides). It is so named because its "bite" can have a lasting effect and cause such excruciating pain that some people commit suicide after coming into contact with it. Reaches 10 meters in height, and poisonous "from head to toe": the stem, branches, petioles, leaves and fruits are covered with burning hairs.


6. Himself a bouquet

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

It looks like a sunflower has one huge flower, but in fact each head is made up of hundreds of smaller flowers or inflorescences that mature into seeds. All members of the sunflower family, including daisies, yarrow, goldenrod, asters, coreopsis, and double cornflower, share this characteristic.


The spiral pattern at the centers of the sunflower is the Fibonacci sequence: impressive, since the plant has never learned math.


7. Don't drink from the cactus

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

The moisture that the cactus stores is not to be consumed (although in many feature films we see the opposite). Despite the fact that these plants can accumulate a large amount of water, it is unsuitable for humans. There is no poison in it, but acids and alkaloids harm the kidneys.


8. The oldest secret

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Although the ancient Egyptians were the first to describe the technique of making wine from herbs and plants about 5,000 years ago, archaeologists have found evidence that grapes were grown in the Caucasus (present-day Georgia) about 8,000 years ago.


9. Air cranberry

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

The cranberry floats and bounces in the water thanks to tiny air bubbles inside it.


Tip: If you ever find yourself stranded on a desert island, tie hundreds of thousands of cranberries together to swim to freedom...


10. Festive, poisonous

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

La Fete du Muguet, or Lily of the Valley, is celebrated in France on May 1st. On this occasion, bouquets of flowers are given to loved ones with the wishes of health and happiness.


Wash your hands after picking and don't touch your eyes: these flowers are poisonous! And keep them away from children and pets.


11. Close relatives

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Nectarines and peaches mainly differ in that nectarines have smooth skins while peaches have fluffy skins. Both nectarine and peach fruit can be obtained by grafting peach branches onto nectarine trees, or vice versa.


12. Tree old-timers

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

One of the oldest surviving tree species is the ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), which is approximately 290 million years old. Another old species is the metasequoia (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), which is about 150 million years old. Before they were discovered in nature (alive), both were identified in the fossil record.


13. Battle of the Peppers

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The claim to be the hottest chili pepper in the world is still controversial. The Carolina Reaper has already supplanted Ghost Pepper, which is 401.5 times hotter than store-bought hot sauce. The search for the hottest pepper in the world continues...


14. Seagull?

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Camellia sinensis (tea bush, aka Chinese camellia) is the source of all teas, including black, green, and white. Processing technologies are the only thing that distinguishes them.


Not exactly: it depends on the country. In France, the name (the) is reserved only for products from this plant family. Everything else is a "decoction" or "infusion". In other countries, they can be labeled as herbal tea, so in Switzerland, for example, you will find chamomile or mint tea from the same product.


15. Amazing Bamboo

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world. In one day, it can grow up to 88 centimeters.


It is less environmentally friendly and has a lower carbon footprint than cotton. It also doesn't need pesticides, fertilizers or water to grow. In addition, it is resistant to insects and pathogenic bacteria. Bamboo fabric also has antibacterial and many other properties that cotton does not have.


16. Deadly Beauty

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful flowering shrub endemic to the Mediterranean, is deadly in all forms. If oleander leaves are ingested, the effects on the cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal systems can be fatal.


17. Can eat at dinner ...

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

A carnivorous plant native to the Philippines can "eat" a rat from nose to tail! Our advice is to keep your fingers to yourself when you are around him.


Do you think it will take root in my house? Seems more natural than mouse traps! "Has anyone seen Fluffy?"


18. Bell glue

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

The sap of the bluebell flowers was used to make glue. Its bulbs were crushed to make starch for collars and cuffs in the Elizabethan era, and their sticky sap was once used to bind books and glue quills to arrows.


70% of the bluebells in the world grow in the UK.


19. Is orange better?

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Carrots were originally purple, not orange. Her new color is the result of centuries of crossbreeding.


By the way, many people like the taste of purple carrots more: it is softer.


20. Great fruit

20 facts about plants - our friends and neighbors on the planet (Did you know that a cucumber is not a vegetable, a peanut is not a nut?)

Pineapples are the only edible members of the bromeliad family.


The English name for pineapple (pineapple) came from European explorers who believed it had an apple-like flesh and a pine cone appearance. The word ananas comes from the Tupi language, where nana means "excellent fruit".


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Life does not stand still, and professions change along with it - some go into oblivion, and some, on the contrary, appear. But with all the current diversity, there are very strange jobs and occupations that most of us have probably never heard of. Meanwhile, some of these activities pay very, very decently, although they are not in the top of the prestigious, highly paid professions that everyone hears about. Be that as it may, since they exist, it means that there is a demand for them. And if there is demand, then there will be supply.


45 people who have such professions that you either get pumped up or grab your head.


We at Bemorepanda were curious about what kind of professions they were, and looked at the RhodyRex branch on AskReddit, where users shared their experiences of a strange, at first glance, work. Look, it's unexpected.


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


1. “I maintain hiking trails in our national forests. When camping, I remove fallen trees from the trails with chainsaws, miter saws, build bridges, retaining walls, drain water from the trail, fix landslides, cut down large trees, etc. Almost everywhere I go hiking with my team, although we we use horses and mules to transport camping equipment. Some places can be reached by ATV, while other places can only be reached by boat or plane.


I love my job, I get paid $16.50 an hour, I can live in nature almost all year round, and I really don't have much time to waste my money. I work for the USFS (United States Forest Service), my title is Wildlife Trail Technician, and you can apply for jobs like mine. Look for wildlife technology, recreation technology, or trail technology." — slick519 / Reddit


2. “I am an orthoepist! I work at an audiobook publishing company where I learn the correct pronunciation of people, places, things, and foreign languages so that actors reading books sound like they know what they're talking about. As far as I know, there are only two of us in the country.” — Daupo/Reddit


3. “I'm a travel coach! I teach people with learning disabilities to use public transport on their own. It's amazing work." JabberW / Reddit


4. “I deal with the eyes of the dead. I am an eye bank specialist; I surgically remove corneas and whole eyes from donors for corneal transplantation and research. I think most people don't want to know about my work." — zzimcal / Reddit


5. “For work, I have to break into hospitals and steal things. This is called a "physical penetration test". This is an integral part of the risk assessment required under HIPAA Section 164.308.


I routinely crack locks and passwords, steal passes, pose as medical personnel, collect all kinds of data, including credentials, and use various social engineering tactics.


My official position is "Information Security Consultant". I have a degree in information systems management and CCNA, Sec+ and CISA certifications.” — The_MustardTiger / Reddit


6. “I run an adult literacy program. Most people think it's some kind of sophisticated book club, or that I'm wrong and meant to say that I teach children to read and write. Unfortunately, my work exists because one in six adults is illiterate (Editor's note: the author lives and works in Hawaii)." — gioottoismyhomie / Reddit


7. “I once applied for a job as a heritage specialist. This mainly includes visiting cemeteries, photographing graves and keeping a log of them.” — Athiri / Reddit


8. "I am a professional bra prosthetist for mastectomy women, usually those who have/have had breast cancer." — GreatCatsby_/ Reddit


9. “I'm in charge of breaking toys and writing reports about how they break.


This job is completely different from my previous job where I had to use online casino promotions to make a living and travel the world.” — ETA_was_here / Reddit


10. “I test toilet paper. I work for a contract company in a paper mill and test paper, paper towels and facial tissues with special equipment. In other words, I make your ass happy." — clever_redditor_name / Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


11. “I add music to movie trailers. Pretty awesome". — Dannyancient / Reddit


12. “My field is medical illustration. I specifically do medical legal work (i.e. for litigation purposes). In a good way: I know what you look like… from the inside.” — DillyaD / Reddit


13. "Physical hydrogeologist, I study the origin, conditions, composition and patterns of movement of groundwater." – RodriguezLob / Reddit


14. “I cook feed for pigs, they are fed not only corn. There is a lot of science involved here. Their diet changes almost monthly depending on the weather, so we are constantly changing the nutrients we give them.


One thing that drives me crazy. Pigs will naturally bite off each other's tails as a sign of dominance (as squirrels do). However, simply increasing the amount of magnesium in the diet will keep them from biting each other, for some reason this has a calming effect on them.” — forcefedlies/reddit


15. "I attach handles to coffins." — reddit.com


16. "I have a job that most people still don't know about - a projectionist on a 35mm movie projector." strtdrt/reddit


17. “I'm a juggler. Many times I heard the question: “Oh, can you make money with this? Like, enough money? “Yes, I can, and often I make a lot more than a lot of people.” — JuggleGod/Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


18. “I'm a sign artist for a famous grocery chain (convenience store). EVERYTHING in the store is hand-drawn/written, right down to the price tags on the shelves. I am the one who wakes up at dawn to do this. Pretty illustrations on the windows? Me. Stunning paintings on the windows outside? I. Funny cartoons and wall paintings? ALL I". — Sudsybutts / Reddit


19. “I jump on a pogo stick (pogo stick - a grasshopper) - a special device for jumping - in a clown costume. I was a professional jumper before I got this job. I've been doing this for 8 years now and my current boss found my Youtube video and offered me a job." linefly11/reddit


20. “I pretend to be a hospital patient. Basically, medical students train on me.” — hoboscout02 / Reddit


“With such patients, students practice much more than just examining patients in a hospital bed. We have a guy at uni who gets paid to have a group of medical students look for his prostate." memwad/reddit


21. “There are things in the world that can happen and cause civilizations to be turned upside down. I write these plans so that people follow them so that everything does not go wrong. I work for the Office of Emergency Management." — Cegrocks / Reddit


22. “I'm a YouTube channel manager. Basically, I get paid to monitor and support YouTube channels. By the way, when I was in college, such a profession did not exist in the world. — creatoranddistractor/Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


23. “I'm a forest firefighter. I fight forest fires, and although most people in the province where I live are well aware of the existence of such specialists, I have met many people who thought that all this was done by ordinary structural firefighters. Also, a lot of people don't really realize how many fires happen every year. According to statistics, still approximately 50% of them are due to human error.” — frozenburdy / Reddit


24. “I repaired books in the library for a while. I think most people think that when books get old, they throw them away and buy new ones, unless they're collectibles. Well, the composition of the books in the research university library is very different from what is in the local branch of the library, and almost everything that we had was collectible in one way or another. Not necessarily valuable in terms of monetary value, but often rare. Numerous early 1900s books on local economic policy, city council meetings, etc.


I once spent 4 hours pasting pictures of sad clowns into a book.” — dianeruth / Reddit


25. “Sports masseur of horses. Not quite my job yet, but I'm finishing my certification in May." — reddit.com


26. “I'm a certified music therapist! Music therapists are highly trained musicians who use music to meet the physical, mental, and emotional needs of a variety of populations. To be certified, you must have a bachelor's degree in music therapy, complete a 6-month internship, and pass a national certification exam. This certification requires continuing professional education, much like social workers/nurses, etc.


I like what I do. In my practice, I have used music to address issues such as pain relief, respiratory distress, socialization, cognitive stimulation, sensory stimulation, and emotional/creative expression in a variety of populations, such as adult/children's hospices, and addiction recovery." — SingingFree / Reddit


27. “When you skip your lecture and decide to listen to an online recording of it instead, I am the guy the university sends the recording of the lesson to so that I can make it easy for the audience to understand by removing irrelevant things, as well as interference in the form cotton/train stations across the country when they stop every 18 months or so. I go inside reactors, repair and test engine actuators on valves to ensure safe operating conditions.


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


In case anyone is wondering, there is nothing quite like The Simpsons. Yes, I'm exposed to radiation, and no, I don't glow at night. This exposure is constantly monitored and relatively safe. It's a very well-paid job, but somewhat dangerous due to security concerns." — Hippie_Gumbo / Reddit


29. “I make McDonald’s signs. We deliver to all McDonald's in the US! — Sirden / Reddit


30. "I make merchandise look nice for TV shows that sell merchandise on TV (shop on the couch)." — dtothe / Reddit


31. “I write installation instructions for various equipment. Even the people I work with don't know what I do.


“I receive technical drawings from engineers in the form of design drawings and create manuals based on them. Some instructions are simple "replace and paste" projects. Others require the creation of guidelines from scratch.” — 5howtime / Reddit


32. I work in the recording industry. When you watch a movie or TV show, almost all of the sounds you hear weren't captured by the microphones on set. In addition, approximately half of the dialogues have been added. We try to use as much production sound as possible, but it's not always possible. We can spend hours just working on a scene where two people are sitting at a table, adding the smallest details.


Last but not least, all the sounds you hear in police scenes (engine noise, helicopter blades, gunshots, sirens, maneuvers) are usually fake." — reddit.com


33. “I'm a ranger security officer. I walk endless miles back and forth across a firing line full of recruits with loaded guns and correct them when they do stupid things." — reddit.com


34. "I'm an ejection seat mechanic." — donuts22 / Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


35. "I edit skydiving videos" - reddit.com


36. “I write instructions for tanks. How to operate them, how to repair them, etc.” — we_got_caught / Reddit


37. “I manage a group of incredibly smart people - geeks. I'm not super smart myself or anything, but those who are are usually just hopeless at interacting normally with other people, getting work done on time, or generally following directions. They always need one “normal” person to keep them on the right track. Personally, I don't change the world, but they would never have done it without me." — nerdheroine / Reddit


38. “Forwarder for Permits; I receive plans from architects, sign contracts with contractors, and apply for permits to city or county planning departments. We are a nationwide company, but it is literally just me and my brother (mostly him) running it.” — heyivebeenthere / Reddit


39. “I'm a dairy nutrition consultant, formulating rations for dairy cows. I also prepare mineral supplements for them. Do you like extra cream milk? I can make sure you get it." — reddit.com


40. "I'm pulling tennis rackets." — reddit.com


41. “I work for a company that conducts online investigations using social media. Therefore, when a person claims that he is ill or could not go to work for other reasons, we try to convict him of a lie by monitoring his online activity. – garlicfox / Reddit


42. “I work in a supermarket and they send me to a competitor across the street in civilian clothes. I take a device, a PDA, on which a list of goods is stored. I find products and record prices. Every week". — HIJKay / Reddit


43. "I install fake safes in people's houses." — WhatWouldTylerDo / Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


44. “I'm a startup researcher. Pharmaceutical companies pay me to start drug trials. I comply with all legal, ethical and regulatory requirements and also find doctors for research. Until the patient gets the cure." — Shh_its_me / Reddit


45. “I graduated with a degree in Political Science and majored in Economics. I ended up becoming a compliance consultant for a registered finance firm. I spend all day regulating securities and making sure that our clients are not being scammed. It's a job that I really enjoy doing, has a lot of room for growth, and is pretty easy to get into (since not many people know about it and are interested in it).

45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


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45-jobs-we-didnt-know-existed

Life does not stand still, and professions change along with it - some go into oblivion, and some, on the contrary, appear. But with all the current diversity, there are very strange jobs and occupations that most of us have probably never heard of. Meanwhile, some of these activities pay very, very decently, although they are not in the top of the prestigious, highly paid professions that everyone hears about. Be that as it may, since they exist, it means that there is a demand for them. And if there is demand, then there will be supply.


45 people who have such professions that you either get pumped up or grab your head.


We at Bemorepanda were curious about what kind of professions they were, and looked at the RhodyRex branch on AskReddit, where users shared their experiences of a strange, at first glance, work. Look, it's unexpected.


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


1. “I maintain hiking trails in our national forests. When camping, I remove fallen trees from the trails with chainsaws, miter saws, build bridges, retaining walls, drain water from the trail, fix landslides, cut down large trees, etc. Almost everywhere I go hiking with my team, although we we use horses and mules to transport camping equipment. Some places can be reached by ATV, while other places can only be reached by boat or plane.


I love my job, I get paid $16.50 an hour, I can live in nature almost all year round, and I really don't have much time to waste my money. I work for the USFS (United States Forest Service), my title is Wildlife Trail Technician, and you can apply for jobs like mine. Look for wildlife technology, recreation technology, or trail technology." — slick519 / Reddit


2. “I am an orthoepist! I work at an audiobook publishing company where I learn the correct pronunciation of people, places, things, and foreign languages so that actors reading books sound like they know what they're talking about. As far as I know, there are only two of us in the country.” — Daupo/Reddit


3. “I'm a travel coach! I teach people with learning disabilities to use public transport on their own. It's amazing work." JabberW / Reddit


4. “I deal with the eyes of the dead. I am an eye bank specialist; I surgically remove corneas and whole eyes from donors for corneal transplantation and research. I think most people don't want to know about my work." — zzimcal / Reddit


5. “For work, I have to break into hospitals and steal things. This is called a "physical penetration test". This is an integral part of the risk assessment required under HIPAA Section 164.308.


I routinely crack locks and passwords, steal passes, pose as medical personnel, collect all kinds of data, including credentials, and use various social engineering tactics.


My official position is "Information Security Consultant". I have a degree in information systems management and CCNA, Sec+ and CISA certifications.” — The_MustardTiger / Reddit


6. “I run an adult literacy program. Most people think it's some kind of sophisticated book club, or that I'm wrong and meant to say that I teach children to read and write. Unfortunately, my work exists because one in six adults is illiterate (Editor's note: the author lives and works in Hawaii)." — gioottoismyhomie / Reddit


7. “I once applied for a job as a heritage specialist. This mainly includes visiting cemeteries, photographing graves and keeping a log of them.” — Athiri / Reddit


8. "I am a professional bra prosthetist for mastectomy women, usually those who have/have had breast cancer." — GreatCatsby_/ Reddit


9. “I'm in charge of breaking toys and writing reports about how they break.


This job is completely different from my previous job where I had to use online casino promotions to make a living and travel the world.” — ETA_was_here / Reddit


10. “I test toilet paper. I work for a contract company in a paper mill and test paper, paper towels and facial tissues with special equipment. In other words, I make your ass happy." — clever_redditor_name / Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


11. “I add music to movie trailers. Pretty awesome". — Dannyancient / Reddit


12. “My field is medical illustration. I specifically do medical legal work (i.e. for litigation purposes). In a good way: I know what you look like… from the inside.” — DillyaD / Reddit


13. "Physical hydrogeologist, I study the origin, conditions, composition and patterns of movement of groundwater." – RodriguezLob / Reddit


14. “I cook feed for pigs, they are fed not only corn. There is a lot of science involved here. Their diet changes almost monthly depending on the weather, so we are constantly changing the nutrients we give them.


One thing that drives me crazy. Pigs will naturally bite off each other's tails as a sign of dominance (as squirrels do). However, simply increasing the amount of magnesium in the diet will keep them from biting each other, for some reason this has a calming effect on them.” — forcefedlies/reddit


15. "I attach handles to coffins." — reddit.com


16. "I have a job that most people still don't know about - a projectionist on a 35mm movie projector." strtdrt/reddit


17. “I'm a juggler. Many times I heard the question: “Oh, can you make money with this? Like, enough money? “Yes, I can, and often I make a lot more than a lot of people.” — JuggleGod/Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


18. “I'm a sign artist for a famous grocery chain (convenience store). EVERYTHING in the store is hand-drawn/written, right down to the price tags on the shelves. I am the one who wakes up at dawn to do this. Pretty illustrations on the windows? Me. Stunning paintings on the windows outside? I. Funny cartoons and wall paintings? ALL I". — Sudsybutts / Reddit


19. “I jump on a pogo stick (pogo stick - a grasshopper) - a special device for jumping - in a clown costume. I was a professional jumper before I got this job. I've been doing this for 8 years now and my current boss found my Youtube video and offered me a job." linefly11/reddit


20. “I pretend to be a hospital patient. Basically, medical students train on me.” — hoboscout02 / Reddit


“With such patients, students practice much more than just examining patients in a hospital bed. We have a guy at uni who gets paid to have a group of medical students look for his prostate." memwad/reddit


21. “There are things in the world that can happen and cause civilizations to be turned upside down. I write these plans so that people follow them so that everything does not go wrong. I work for the Office of Emergency Management." — Cegrocks / Reddit


22. “I'm a YouTube channel manager. Basically, I get paid to monitor and support YouTube channels. By the way, when I was in college, such a profession did not exist in the world. — creatoranddistractor/Reddit


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


23. “I'm a forest firefighter. I fight forest fires, and although most people in the province where I live are well aware of the existence of such specialists, I have met many people who thought that all this was done by ordinary structural firefighters. Also, a lot of people don't really realize how many fires happen every year. According to statistics, still approximately 50% of them are due to human error.” — frozenburdy / Reddit


24. “I repaired books in the library for a while. I think most people think that when books get old, they throw them away and buy new ones, unless they're collectibles. Well, the composition of the books in the research university library is very different from what is in the local branch of the library, and almost everything that we had was collectible in one way or another. Not necessarily valuable in terms of monetary value, but often rare. Numerous early 1900s books on local economic policy, city council meetings, etc.


I once spent 4 hours pasting pictures of sad clowns into a book.” — dianeruth / Reddit


25. “Sports masseur of horses. Not quite my job yet, but I'm finishing my certification in May." — reddit.com


26. “I'm a certified music therapist! Music therapists are highly trained musicians who use music to meet the physical, mental, and emotional needs of a variety of populations. To be certified, you must have a bachelor's degree in music therapy, complete a 6-month internship, and pass a national certification exam. This certification requires continuing professional education, much like social workers/nurses, etc.


I like what I do. In my practice, I have used music to address issues such as pain relief, respiratory distress, socialization, cognitive stimulation, sensory stimulation, and emotional/creative expression in a variety of populations, such as adult/children's hospices, and addiction recovery." — SingingFree / Reddit


27. “When you skip your lecture and decide to listen to an online recording of it instead, I am the guy the university sends the recording of the lesson to so that I can make it easy for the audience to understand by removing irrelevant things, as well as interference in the form cotton/train stations across the country when they stop every 18 months or so. I go inside reactors, repair and test engine actuators on valves to ensure safe operating conditions.


45 Jobs We Didn't Know Existed


In case anyone is wondering, there is nothing quite like The Simpsons. Yes, I'm exposed to radiation, and no, I don't glow at night. This exposure is constantly monitored and relatively safe. It's a very well-paid job, but somewhat dangerous due to security concerns." — Hippie_Gumbo / Reddit


29. “I make McDonald’s signs. We deliver to all McDonald's in the US! — Sirden / Reddit


30. "I make merchandise look nice for TV shows that sell merchandise on TV (shop on the couch)." — dtothe / Reddit


31. “I write installation instructions for various equipment. Even the people I work with don't know what I do.


“I receive technical drawings from engineers in the form of design drawings and create manuals based on them. Some instructions are simple "replace and paste" projects. Others require the creation of guidelines from scratch.” — 5howtime / Reddit


32. I work in the recording industry. When you watch a movie or TV show, almost all of the sounds you hear weren't captured by the microphones on set. In addition, approximately half of the dialogues have been added. We try to use as much production sound as possible, but it's not always possible. We can spend hours just working on a scene where two people are sitting at a table, adding the smallest details.


Last but not least, all the sounds you hear in police scenes (engine noise, helicopter blades, gunshots, sirens, maneuvers) are usually fake." — reddit.com


33. “I'm a ranger security officer. I walk endless miles back and forth across a firing line full of recruits with loaded guns and correct them when they do stupid things." — reddit.com


34. "I'm an ejection seat mechanic." — donuts22 / Reddit


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35. "I edit skydiving videos" - reddit.com


36. “I write instructions for tanks. How to operate them, how to repair them, etc.” — we_got_caught / Reddit


37. “I manage a group of incredibly smart people - geeks. I'm not super smart myself or anything, but those who are are usually just hopeless at interacting normally with other people, getting work done on time, or generally following directions. They always need one “normal” person to keep them on the right track. Personally, I don't change the world, but they would never have done it without me." — nerdheroine / Reddit


38. “Forwarder for Permits; I receive plans from architects, sign contracts with contractors, and apply for permits to city or county planning departments. We are a nationwide company, but it is literally just me and my brother (mostly him) running it.” — heyivebeenthere / Reddit


39. “I'm a dairy nutrition consultant, formulating rations for dairy cows. I also prepare mineral supplements for them. Do you like extra cream milk? I can make sure you get it." — reddit.com


40. "I'm pulling tennis rackets." — reddit.com


41. “I work for a company that conducts online investigations using social media. Therefore, when a person claims that he is ill or could not go to work for other reasons, we try to convict him of a lie by monitoring his online activity. – garlicfox / Reddit


42. “I work in a supermarket and they send me to a competitor across the street in civilian clothes. I take a device, a PDA, on which a list of goods is stored. I find products and record prices. Every week". — HIJKay / Reddit


43. "I install fake safes in people's houses." — WhatWouldTylerDo / Reddit


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44. “I'm a startup researcher. Pharmaceutical companies pay me to start drug trials. I comply with all legal, ethical and regulatory requirements and also find doctors for research. Until the patient gets the cure." — Shh_its_me / Reddit


45. “I graduated with a degree in Political Science and majored in Economics. I ended up becoming a compliance consultant for a registered finance firm. I spend all day regulating securities and making sure that our clients are not being scammed. It's a job that I really enjoy doing, has a lot of room for growth, and is pretty easy to get into (since not many people know about it and are interested in it).

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The fact that nature is the best artist has long been known to everyone. But in addition to stunningly beautiful and unusual plants and animals, she also created a lot of natural phenomena, the sight of which is simply breathtaking. Moreover, some of them can be observed only in a certain place or, for example, once a year.


The Eye of the Sahara, the Forest of Knives and other wonders of mother nature.


And since most of us, with all our desire, cannot visit all corners of the planet and see everything with our own eyes, we at 1Gai.ru have prepared a selection of the most amazing natural phenomena on Earth. We emphasize once again: a person has nothing to do with all these miracles (that is, they did not arise as a result of human activity), therefore they are called natural.


1. Light poles, Canada

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

This incredible phenomenon occurs when ice crystals are suspended in the air due to extreme cold. They then react with every light source around and create this stunning look.


2. Lenticular clouds

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Lenticular clouds are amazing everywhere, but especially when they hang over the Mayon volcano crater in the Philippines!


It is said that lenticular (lenticular) clouds are mistaken for UFOs because many of them are in the shape of a "flying saucer". They don't usually form over low or flat terrain, so many people may have never seen them before and don't know they might exist.


3. Striped icebergs, Antarctica

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

When you think of Antarctica, white icebergs usually come to mind; probably the last thing you'd expect are colorful icebergs with blue, green, yellow and even brown stripes - and yet, that's exactly what you can see in some parts of Antarctica.


Different colors can form under different conditions, but generally speaking, they appear because certain layers of ice form under specific conditions.


For example, blue streaks are most common and appear when cracks fill with water and freeze so quickly that no bubbles form. Conditions change and part of the ice is deposited "normally" while other times it is deposited without bubbles, creating alternation.


The green appears because the freezing water is extremely rich in algae, hence the color. The brown, yellow and even black streaks are caused by sediment collected along the way as the ice sheet slid down the slope.


However, regardless of color, ice is deposited in different ways. Sometimes there is one color and one stripe, sometimes there are several color stripes.


4. Moonlight rainbow, Hawaii

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Commonly known as lunar rainbows, they differ from regular rainbows in that they are created by the rays of the moon rather than the sun.


Aside from the difference in light source, their formation is the same as that of solar rainbows: they are caused by the refraction of light in many drops of water, such as a rainstorm or a waterfall, and are always located in the opposite part of the sky from the Moon relative to the observer.


Lunar rainbows are much fainter than solar rainbows due to less light reflected from the Moon's surface. Since the light is usually too weak to excite the cone color receptors in human eyes, it is difficult for the human eye to distinguish colors in the lunar rainbow. As a result, the lunar rainbow often appears white. However, its colors appear in long exposure photographs.


5. Rainbow Eucalyptus

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

When you look at them, it seems that they are painted with an artist's brush. Probably the only reason these trees exist is to be living works of art!


The rainbow eucalyptus is an evergreen tree with lance-shaped, silver-green leaves and clusters of tiny white flowers. Usually reaches a height of 60-75 m and has a trunk up to 2.4 m in diameter. The most stunning feature is the trunk, which grows iridescent bark in shades of green, blue, orange, red and purple. As it grows, the bark flakes off in strips, revealing new colors and patterns, and its beauty is constantly changing.


6. Bismuth crystals

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Bismuth has a low melting point - 271°C. When it hardens, it expands to form crystals. Artificially grown bismuth crystals form the structure of a spiral staircase. This shape is due to the faster growth rate at the edges compared to the interior. Bismuth metal is a white-silver metal with a reddish-pinkish tint.


However, when oxidized, bismuth crystals acquire a bewitching iridescent color. The colors of the rainbow are due to the different thicknesses of the oxide layer formed on the surface of the crystal, causing light waves of different wavelengths to interfere with each other.


7. Lunar halo

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

The moon's halo, or lunar halo, is an optical illusion that causes the moon to be surrounded by a large, bright ring. This striking and often beautiful halo around the Moon is caused by the refraction of moonlight by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere.


Essentially, these suspended or falling pieces of ice mean that the atmosphere turns into a giant lens, causing arcs and halos to appear around the moon or sun, depending on whether the effect occurs at night or during the day, respectively.


The effect is so striking that it has given rise to much folklore and superstition, and has been used, not entirely unsuccessfully, to predict the onset of bad weather.


It looks like a huge eye, doesn't it?


8. Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Most of these caves are found in Australia and New Zealand, although there is also a similar cave in Alabama. The most famous are the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand, formed over 30 million years ago.


9. Northern Lights

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

While the northern lights may seem like pure magic, they actually appear when electrically charged particles from the sun react with atoms in the upper atmosphere. Expect to see it on a frosty night!


And now a little more about the nature of the occurrence of this phenomenon. At any moment, the sun is ejecting charged particles from its corona or upper atmosphere, creating what is called the solar wind. When this wind collides with the Earth's ionosphere or the upper atmosphere, the aurora is born. In the Northern Hemisphere, this phenomenon is called the Northern Lights, and in the Southern Hemisphere, the Southern Lights.


These particles are deflected towards the Earth's poles by our planet's magnetic field and interact with our atmosphere, releasing energy and causing the atmosphere to fluoresce.


The bright colors of the northern lights are due to the chemical composition of the Earth's atmosphere.


10. Sky Mirror, Bolivia

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

This is the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The views there are quite surreal! The Salar de Uyuni is often referred to as the "Mirror of the Sky". It is so vast and bright white that American astronaut Neil Armstrong is said to have mistaken it for a huge glacier visible from space.


Total area 10,582 sq. km makes it the largest salt marsh in the world. In certain seasons, a thin layer of water turns the plains into a dazzling reflection of the sky. In addition, it also contains 50-70% of the world's known lithium reserves.


If you ever want to visit there, be prepared for altitude sickness as the Sky Mirror is over 3,600 meters above sea level. And if you plan to stay for a while, you need a lot of warm clothes and a sleeping bag, because at night the temperature drops sharply.


11. Dirty Thunderstorms of Sakurajima, Japan

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

A dirty thunderstorm is a rare and fearsome phenomenon caused by powerful volcanic eruptions. Lightning bolts shoot out from an erupting volcano in a dirty thunderstorm, making this one of the most terrifying yet breathtaking sights. More than 200 cases of volcanic lightning have been recorded over the past two centuries, but scientists still do not fully understand the dynamics of this unique phenomenon.


In recent years, volcanic activity has been reported over many volcanoes around the world, such as Mount Augustine in Alaska, Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, and Taal in the Philippines. However, in the ash plume of Japan's Sakurajima volcano - one of the most active volcanoes in the world - volcanic lightning occurs more often than on any other volcano.


12. Desert roses

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Despite its name, the desert rose is not a rose, but a rose-like gypsum mineral formation. They can be observed in arid sandy areas that are periodically flooded. They combine sand, salt and gypsum crystals.


These crystals form when water evaporates, and they are often prism-shaped that grow up to one meter. Crystals are affected by erosion, salt, sand, and other elements in the desert, giving them their petal shape. Larger crystals tend to contain more salt.


Desert roses often appear in clusters, making them look like a bouquet of flowers.


13. Fiery rainbow round-horizontal shape

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

When sunlight or moonlight is refracted by air ice crystals, icy halos are formed that mimic fiery rainbows.


14. Frozen ice bubbles, Canada

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Methane bubbles form in bodies of water when dead organic matter (plants and animals) enters the water and sinks to the bottom, and bacteria living there feed on them. When they dissolve, methane gas is released, which rises to the surface in the form of bubbles, but turns into floating white bubbles when it comes into contact with frozen water and ice crystals.


The methane bubbles completely burst in the summer when they reach the surface, and the methane is released into the atmosphere, but in the winter, when the lake freezes, the ice traps the bubbles as they approach the surface.


Methane is produced in thousands of lakes across the Arctic, and as impressive as it sounds, it is fraught with future environmental problems as global temperatures rise and permafrost melts, allowing the material to thaw even further. This increases the release of methane into the Earth's atmosphere, which is of concern to climate scientists.


The fact is that methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and it is about 25 times more efficient at capturing heat than carbon dioxide. Therefore, increasing its content will lead to higher levels of global warming.


15. Lake Hillier, Australia

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

We know from geography lessons that bodies of water are marked in blue on the map. But nature loves to be weird, as is the case with Lake Hillier in Western Australia.


With only 600 meters in length, it will not impress you either with its size or with the variety of fish that inhabit it. But it will amaze with its pink color. The reason for its unique color is still a topic that is not fully understood by scientists, although most suspect that this is due to the presence of Dunaliella salina microalgae.


The pink color of the lake is less pronounced when viewed from the surface, but very noticeable from above. However, unlike other pink lakes around the world, its water is still bright pink even when in a glass!


16. Marble Caves, Chile

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

These incredible caves took about 6,000 years to form and it was the waves that gave them these breathtaking shapes.


They are entirely of marble and are believed to have been "built" by the waters of the lake. One of the most amazing features of the marble caves is their ability to change color with the seasons. These color changes also depend on how high or low the water is because the colors of the marble are reflected off the water.


Visitors who visit in the spring will notice softer or darker blues compared to when the glaciers melt, with colors ranging from cobalt blue to white and pink. Chilean travel experts advise that the best time to visit the marble caves is from November to February, because the melting ice gives the pristine water an enchanting turquoise color.


17. Relief Danxia, China

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Minerals are magical, as are their colors. Just look at this place!


These mountains are formed by red sandstones and conglomerates, mainly from the Cretaceous period. In simple words, a layer of several multi-colored sandstones and minerals remained compressed for more than 24 million years and turned into these mountains.


Due to its uniqueness, the Danxia Relief has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010.


18. Sand Waves, Arizona

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

The "waves" are intersecting patches of sandstone turned into rocks that used to be dunes in Arizona. Their age exceeds 190 million years. The dunes grow vertically and horizontally; over time, moderate erosion caused by wind and rain gives them an undulating appearance.


Many describe dune walking as a very strange experience, surreal and dizzying, or, in some cases, described as a drug-induced walking dream. Even though the stones have hardened, they are still susceptible to damage. Only 20 visitors a day can walk through the gorge; permits are required for this. They are issued through online lotteries and personal lotteries.


19. Great Blue Hole, Belize

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

This giant sinkhole off the coast of Belize formed during the last ice age when sea levels were much lower. The hole is circular, 318 m across and 124 m deep.


Its area is 70,650 square meters. In 2012, the Discovery Channel ranked the Great Blue Hole number one on their list of "The 10 Most Amazing Places on Earth". Not surprisingly, the hole attracts scuba divers from all over the world.


20. Blue Volcano, Indonesia

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Although it seems completely otherworldly, the Kawah Ijen volcano is absolutely real! It acquires this color due to the large amount of sulfur dioxide - it shimmers blue when in contact with air at temperatures above 360 ° C.


In fact, this blue glow, uncharacteristic of a volcano, is not the lava itself.


Lava — molten rock that comes out of the ground at ultra-high temperatures — is not much different in color from the lava of other volcanoes, which differ slightly in their mineral composition, but are bright red or orange in their molten state. But in Kawah-Ijen, together with lava at high pressures and temperatures (sometimes exceeding 600 ° C), an extremely large amount of sulfur dioxide is released.


Under the influence of oxygen present in the air and ignited lava, sulfur burns easily, and its flame turns bright blue. There is so much sulfur there that at times it runs down the rock when it burns, giving the impression that blue lava is flowing down the side of the mountain. But because the blue is only the flame, and not itself, it is a cluster of about 40,000 interconnected basalt columns, formed as a result of the eruption of an ancient volcanic fissure. The tops of the columns form steps that lead from the foot of the cliff and disappear under the water.


21. Road of the Giants, Ireland

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Most columns are hexagonal, although some have four, five, seven, or eight sides. The highest of them are about 12 meters high, and the thickness of the solidified lava in the rocks in some places is 28 meters.


It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland.


22. Cenote Angelita, underwater river, Mexico

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

Cenote Angelita (water-filled cave) is located on the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula. When fresh surface water meets open saline groundwater, an underwater river is formed. Different density levels in the two bodies of water cause them to stratify. The result is a breathtaking fusion of the two habitats.


Visiting this cave is not an easy task. The first 20 meters it is filled with clear water, and then it becomes more and more muddy. Diving into the cave takes place up to 55 meters below the surface, so it is considered suitable only for very experienced divers.


23. Vymeobrazny clouds

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

This magical cloud structure is an amazing sight that can usually be seen after a tornado.


Vymeobraznye clouds (they are also called mammatus, which means "chest cloud" because of the sacs hanging under the base of the cloud) have a specific cellular shape.


Cells are usually about half a kilometer in size, most often sharply defined, but sometimes with blurred edges. Their color is usually gray-blue, like the main cloud, but due to direct sunlight, they may appear golden or reddish.


24. Socotra Dragon Tree, Yemen

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

They must remember dinosaurs! This evergreen species is so named for its dark red resin, known as "dragon's blood".


The leaves of the dragon tree are found only at the ends of the youngest branches; all leaves are shed every 3 or 4 years before new ones appear at the same time. Its fruits are small, fleshy berries containing 1 to 4 seeds. As they develop, they change color from green to black, and when ripe they turn orange.


25. Waterfall of eternal fire

25 miraculous natural phenomena that once you see - you will never forget

This is not entirely natural: a small waterfall in upstate New York, near the Canadian border, is fraught with a significant surprise - a fiery stream 0.2 meters high.


Behind the waterfall, there was a natural gas leak that fuels the flames. Although tourists relight it if they notice it has gone out, it is protected enough by the falls to remain constantly lit.


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Without music, our life would be dull and monotonous. Many of us start and end our day with it. After all, besides the fact that it helps us to get aesthetic pleasure, music also cheers us up and generally has a beneficial effect on our well-being.


Elvis Presley was told at the audition that he lacked talent.


But to learn more about music, it is not at all necessary to be a professional in this field. Because many musical facts will interest anyone.


And today, we at Bemorepanda are ready to share some exciting details with you.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


1. British naval officers turn on the Britney Spears songs "Oops I Did It Again" and "Baby One More Time" to drive pirates off the east coast of Africa. Since African criminals have a strong dislike for Western music and culture, they try to get away from this place as soon as possible.


2. Singing has been scientifically proven to be soothing and uplifting. However, singing in a group is even more beneficial because it releases hormones like oxytocin that make you feel good and also lowers stress hormones like cortisol.


3. Jimi Hendrix had no musical education and taught himself to play the guitar. Throughout his career, he could not read music.


4. If you're hoping to build a career in music but can't read or write music, don't worry. If the Beatles could do it, so can you! In a 2018 interview, Paul McCartney admitted that both he and the rest of his bandmates were musically "illiterate" and lacking in music theory. Every tune they wrote simply "came to them from above," said the legendary musician.


5. French researchers have determined that the volume of music affects the amount of alcohol consumed. Namely, if you listen to loud music, you are more likely to drink more in less time. The researchers studied 40 men aged 18-25 who drank draft beer in bars by manipulating the sound volume and observing the behavior of their subjects. So, if you don't plan on drinking a lot at the party, it might be worth avoiding bars with loud music.


6. Finland is the country with the largest number of metal musicians. A Reddit user created a map based on data from the Metallum encyclopedia. With 42.6 metal bands per 100,000 inhabitants, Finland is indeed home to the largest number of metal bands in this genre.


7. Cows prefer slow music. A 2001 study at the University of Leicester found that when cows listen to slow, soothing songs, they produce 3% more milk. Cows need oxytocin to produce milk, so slow music helps them relax and increases oxytocin levels. On the other hand, cows remained indifferent to rap and techno music, showing no change in milk production.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


8. One of the greatest musicians and composers of the Renaissance, Orlande de Lassus was kidnapped three times as a child. The reason for all three kidnappings was his beautiful singing voice.


9. Scottish Heriot-Watt University studied the personalities of more than 36,000 music lovers from different countries and found that the only difference between heavy metal and classical music lovers is their age. Other than that, they were pretty much the same, creative, at ease, and introverted.


10. There are so many stories around about people quitting their jobs to pursue the career in art they have dreamed of all their lives. However, the opposite also happens. James Lilja, the original drummer for the pop punk band The Offspring, left the band after three years. There were no conflicts with other members of the group, but Lilya wanted to go to medical school. He later became an obstetrician-gynecologist and gynecologist-oncologist.


11. Prince released his debut album For You at the age of 20. In the liner notes of the album, he is listed as the musician performing all the vocals, but in addition he played 27 musical instruments: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, bass synthesizer, electric piano, acoustic piano, etc.


12. It's hard to believe, but there are people who are completely indifferent to music. The University of Barcelona conducted a study in which 5 percent of participants reported that they did not experience any emotion or even the desire to tap their feet while listening to music. Otherwise, they were physically and psychologically healthy young people who enjoyed other things in life, but were not interested in music in any form.


13. Canada widely celebrated the 150th anniversary of the country. Part of the celebrations was a concert that lasted from March 17 to April 5, 2017, in which the musical group Epidemic participated. It was 453 hours 54 minutes and 40 seconds long and has been recognized as the longest multi-singer concert in the world.


14. In 1974, Elvis Presley approached Dolly Parton for the rights to record a cover of her hit I Will Always Love You. However, after his manager demanded half of all profits from the song, Parton refused to let Elvis record it.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


15. In 2016, Mozart sold more CDs than Beyoncé, Adele and Drake. 2016 marks the 225th anniversary of Mozart's death, and to commemorate this event, Universal Music Group released a 200-disc box set featuring works by the great musician. The fact is that for statistical purposes, each disk was considered separately. But the box set was also a huge success and, despite a hefty price tag of over $600, was sold out almost immediately.


16. In 2013, Metallica played a concert for 120 scientists and competition winners at Carlini Station in Antarctica. The performance was held under a transparent dome. After that, the group received a new title in the Guinness Book of Records as the first musical group to perform on all seven continents. In fact, Metallica toured all seven continents in the same year.


17. Music helps increase physical performance, especially if you synchronize repetitive exercises with rhythm. This will not only help you train longer, but will also be more efficient. In one study, cyclists reported that they needed 7% less oxygen when they exercised to music than people who performed the same exercise with a random, unsynchronized background count. This shows that the temporal cues provided by music help you use your physical energy more effectively.


18. Before becoming famous, the members of Guns N' Roses had to earn their living doing some strange work. So, frontman Axl Rose and his co-founder and first rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin smoked cigarettes for a scientific study at the University of California, Los Angeles. According to some reports, they were making $8 an hour (or $19 in today's money).


19. The oldest piece of music in the world dates back to the 1st century AD and is called Seikilos Epitaph. You can find it on a tombstone in Turkey. Including both the score and a short text, it reads:


"While you live, shine / Do not be sad at all / Life exists only for a short time / And time takes its toll."


20. We find inspiration wherever we can. Even if your own cat walks on the keys of your instrument. This is exactly what Domenico Scarlatti observed before he had the idea of composing his fugue in G minor for harpsichord. He even named the work "Cat's Fugue" after the cat.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


21. In 2014, scientists from the Museum of Science and Industry conducted an online test called "Hooked on Music." The test consisted of a thousand snippets of pop hits, from contemporary hits to hits from the 1940s. The 12,000 participants had to identify each song as quickly as possible. While the average time to identify most songs was 5 seconds, it took only about 2.3 seconds to guess the song Wannabe from the Spice Girls, making it the most memorable song of all time.


22. Astronaut Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to go into space, but he also turned out to be a talented musician. He first went viral with his cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity". During his 144-day stay on the International Space Station, Hadfield recorded 11 original songs. In 2015, he released them on an album titled Space Sessions: Songs for a Tin Can.


23. Everyone knows that music can affect our mood, but it turns out that it can also have a significant impact on our perception of the world. In a 2011 study at the University of Groningen, participants were asked to identify emojis while listening to music. If the faces matched the music, the participants identified them more accurately. And even when there were no emojis, participants felt like they were seeing a happy or sad face, depending on what music they were listening to at the time.


24. If you are into music or have received any form of music education, you are more likely to score higher on the SAT (Standardized Test for Admissions to Higher Education in the United States) or similar exams. Reports show that music students typically score 63 points higher in speaking and 44 points higher in math. They also tend to show a lot of self-confidence and are good team players and chimes, also known as tubular bells, was created by Simon Desorger. He used 120 aluminum tubes ranging in length from 473 mm to 4877 mm, tuned to suit musical scales.


26. Most musicians hate changing guitar strings. This is a tedious job that takes time and requires a lot of effort and a lot of patience. But instrument technician and record store owner Thomas Silkman set out to prove that this was not the case. On April 20, 2018, he set a world record by changing 226 strings in an hour. Interestingly, there was no special reason for this, he simply dreamed of setting a world record.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


27. In the history of music, there are two days that are called "The Day the Music Died". The first occurred on February 3, 1959, when musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Ohio. A few years later, in 1963, another plane crashed in Tennessee, killing Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas on board.


28. Country music is strongly associated with the American countryside. But over time, this genre is becoming more and more popular all over the world. One example of this is the Indian singer Bal Kishore Das Loival, who goes by the name Bobby Cash. He built a career as a country music performer in Australia and in 2005 received recognition from the Country Music Association of Nashville, Tennessee.


29. The best-selling album of all time belongs to Michael Jackson. This is his sixth studio album Thriller, released in 1982. It is estimated that over 60 million copies have been sold worldwide.


30. Elvis Presley was a truck driver. However, in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a singer, he attended auditions whenever possible. During his first performance on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee, talent manager Jim Denny told Elvis that he lacked talent and should go back to his previous job.


31. You often hear about free concerts that have attracted more than a million viewers, but these numbers are often exaggerated. However, Guinness World Records claims that the largest free concert in history was attended by an estimated 4.2 million people. It took place on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was organized to celebrate the New Year 1993. The stage performer was Rod Stewart.


32. The longest team drumming marathon in the world lasted 3 days, 8 hours and 2 minutes. Janelle Spaulding, Aaron Housego, Holly Jones, Ryan Murray and Lorraine Dorrington played from August 26 to 29, 2016, and their performance was broadcast live around the world.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


33. There are two ways to read musical notes. In most Western countries they are known as do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-si. In some others, these names are replaced by the first seven letters of the alphabet. However, seven notes is not a full octave. An octave consists of eight notes, where the eighth is the same as the first. And if you count all the sharps and flats in between, you get 12 notes.


34. If you thought that the conductor has absolute power over his orchestra, you are not mistaken. As a rule, orchestras include instruments from each of the five instrumental groups. However, the conductor has the right to choose the instruments necessary for the performance of the musical program. Also in the 20th century, a new tradition was introduced, according to which it was allowed to use not only classical musical instruments in the orchestra. Nowadays, if the conductor sees fit, you can see an electric guitar, a synthesizer or any other modern instrument in the orchestra.


35. We know that music is good for our mood and general well-being, but researchers from the University of Pavia (Italy) have proven that it helps our heart physically. It causes physiological changes that regulate blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory function. And if a classical musical phrase lasts more than 10 seconds, it causes the heart rate and some other parts of the cardiovascular system to synchronize with the music. At the same time, research has shown that music elicits stronger physiological responses in musicians than in people without a musical education.


36. Most countries have military bands, but only one country has a military band larger than a real army, and that is Monaco. The country's military band consists of 85 people. At the same time, his army has 82 soldiers. This is understandable, since Monaco is a fairly small country, and the only time it put its army on alert was when the president of neighboring France threatened to cut off water and electricity supplies in 1962 unless income tax was imposed on Monaco residents.


37. Almost everything the Simpsons does becomes history, and so the show's creators decided, x. Rumors have since circulated that Michael Jackson was the ghost composer, which made sense since the artist was a big fan of The Simpsons; however, the producers continued to deny this. It wasn't until many years later that Matt Groening admitted that Jackson actually wrote the track, but this was kept secret as the King of Pop was legally prohibited from writing for an outside label.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


38. The largest known performing rock group included 953 musicians. The concert, organized by the Beijing Academy of Contemporary Music on June 16, 2016, took place in Tianjin, China and included 349 singers, 154 guitarists, 151 drummers, 100 bassists, 100 keyboardists and 98 brass players.


39. Prior to the Renaissance, non-folk music was predominantly written and performed at church services. After the Middle Ages, the Renaissance placed more emphasis on humanism, allowing musicians to experiment with new instruments and styles. The music they composed became less religious and more secular. One of the greatest things that the Renaissance gave us was opera, which was created as an attempt to bring ancient Greek theater back to life.


40. In Japanese, “carappo” means “empty,” and “okesutura” is the Japanese pronunciation of the word “orchestra.” If you put these two words together, you get "karaoke", which translates as "empty orchestra".


41. The world's longest performance began in September 2001 and should end in 2640. Yes, 27th century! The action takes place in the church of St. Buchard in Germany, where an automatic organ plays as slowly as possible a piece by avant-garde composer John Cage. Visitors have to wait months to catch the chord change - that's how slow it is. Interestingly, the performance began even before the organ was completely completed - in 2008, several pipes were added, and this did not affect the music in any way.


42. The sea organ may sound like something straight out of The Little Mermaid, but it actually exists. After the devastation caused by World War II, the city of Zadar in Croatia underwent a major renovation. One of them was a concrete wall on the city coast. An interesting part of this wall is located under the large marble steps and is a set of pipes. When they hit the sea waves, they make musical sounds. Since its completion in 2005, the Zadar Sea Organ has become very popular with locals and tourists alike.


43. Even after so many years after the breakup of the Spice Girls, individual members are still referred to by their nicknames. But what is interesting, these nicknames were not invented by the girls themselves and not by any of the label's employees. At the beginning of their career, they were interviewed by the famous British teen magazine Top of the Pops, whose editor gave them nicknames. All five of them stuck and were later officially used by the band.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


44. The highest price a musical instrument was sold for is $15.9 million. Of course, it was a Stradivarius violin, namely "Lady Blunt". It was sold in 2011 for four times the previous Stradivarius record. Industry experts say that Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù violins yield around 10-12% per year.


45. It is well known that different areas of our brain are responsible for different aspects of life. However, in 2011, Finnish researchers showed in a groundbreaking study that different areas of the brain are involved in listening to music, including those that control motor actions, emotions, and creativity. This research helped them understand how the brain processes rhythm, pitch and timbre, also known as sound color, as well as other aspects of music, and how large the effect of music is.


46. The largest erhu ensemble gathered for a performance in Raoyang, China on October 19, 2019. 2024 participants played a traditional Chinese musical instrument similar to a violin for 5 minutes and 18 seconds.


47. On November 13, 2009, the Tom Lee Music Company gathered 6,131 musicians in Hong Kong for a concert that was to be given by the largest harmonica ensemble in history. The entire performance lasted 7 minutes and 25 seconds.


48. No one will be surprised by the fact that two people play at the same piano. What about 23 people? Students of the Isidor Bajic School of Music proved that this is possible on September 20, 2019, when they performed in Novi Sad (Serbia). The play they performed, called "Zora" ("dawn" in Serbian), was written by one of the graduates of the school especially for this event.


49. When Japanese pop group AKB48 started out, it only had 48 members, hence the name. However, over time, they decided that the more the better, the time of existence. This makes AKB48 the biggest pop group in the world.


50. The London Symphony Orchestra was supposed to travel to the US to perform aboard the infamous Titanic. However, due to reasons beyond their control, the entire orchestra had to board another ship in order to reach their destination in time.


51. A study of the word "jazz" showed that it is associated with the word "jasm", meaning "cheerfulness, energy" as early as 1860. The first recorded use of the word was not even associated with music. In an article in the Los Angeles Times in 1912, a minor league baseball pitcher called the pitch a "jazz ball" because "it wobbles and you just can't do anything about it."


52. Jazz ensembles differ in the number of performers and types of instruments, but the most basic of them is called the piano trio. Consisting of piano, bass and drums, it's just enough to perform and share the essence of jazz with your audience.


57 fun facts from the world of music that only a select few know


53. A professor at the University of Sydney conducted a study that examined the deaths of musicians between 1950 and June 2014. He compared life expectancy, and the proportion of suicides, homicides, and accidental deaths by sex and decade, with those of the general US population. The conclusion he came to was not particularly encouraging: on average, musicians live 25 years less than ordinary people.


54. Whoever told you that Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll, is dead, don't believe them! He may not be with us physically, but today he continues to be the world's best-selling solo artist with over 1 billion sales worldwide. For a musician whose career peaked in the 50s and 60s, this is a huge achievement.


55. The word "orchestra" does not indicate a specific number of musicians. Chamber orchestras are usually small and include no more than fifty performers, which cannot be said about symphony and philharmonic orchestras - they often have more than eighty musicians. Depending on the program, even more than a hundred performers can be expected in one orchestra.


56. Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini is one of the most famous operatic authors in the history of music. Among his works is the opera "Tancredi", which includes the play "Di Tanti Palpiti". Rossini himself called it a "rice aria" because he composed the entire piece while waiting for a dish of rice to be cooked.


57. On October 15, 2017, David Stanley and The Music Man Project brought together 1,521 triangle players to perform together at the Music is Magic concert in London. This ensemble went down in history as the largest ensemble of triangles.


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