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30 totally awesome and unknown facts about YouTube - Bemorepanda

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YouTube is a huge video repository of a wide variety of formats and genres: marketing workshops, product unboxing, comedy shows, and educational songs for kids. For this variety, hosting is loved by almost two billion users around the world. And the business appreciated the advantages of the platform for promotion.

YouTube is undoubtedly the world's largest video sharing service.

Of course, it will be a surprise for everyone if this changes anytime soon!

 

Most of us use the YouTube website or app on a daily basis. Some use YouTube for learning, and some just for fun.

No matter how you use it, these 30 YouTube facts by Bemorepanda are worth reading!

 

Fact 1. YouTube was founded on February 14 (Valentine's Day) 2005 by three former PayPal employees.

 

Fact 2. It was originally funded by bonuses that employees received when eBay bought out PayPal.

 

Fact 3. The first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. This is a video of the co-founder of the San Diego Zoo.

 

Fact 4. YouTube was originally created as a video testimonial site called "Tune In Hook Up".

 

Fact 5. Just 18 months after founding YouTube, Google bought it in stock for $ 1.65 billion.

 

К 2020 году количество активных пользователей YouTube из Индии удвоится -  Notebookcheck-ru.com

 

Fact 6. YouTube has over a billion users, which is almost a third of all Internet users.

 

Fact 7. YouTube has opened a production site in Los Angeles that you can use for free, but only if you have at least 10,000 subscribers on the channel.

 

Fact 8. The oldest YouTube video about cats dates back to 1894.

 

Fact 9. More than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.

 

Fact 10. In 2014, the famous YouTube star, Grumpy Cat, made more money Gwyneth Paltrow - the Oscar-winning actress.

 

Google раскрыла прибыль от YouTube

 

Fact 11. Google is, of course, the largest search engine in the world. But right behind it is Youtube, which is bigger than Bing, Yahoo and Ask combined.

 

Fact 12. Every April 1, YouTube pranks its users.

 

Fact 13. When they played their first joke, they turned the site upside down.

 

Fact 14. Rickrolling first appeared on YouTube in 2009. At its peak in 2008, more than 18 million users in the United States became involved in ricrolling.

 

Fact 15. Every month YouTube users watch 6 billion hours of video per month and 4 billion videos every day.

 

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Fact 16. Apart from the US, Saudi Arabia has the most views on YouTube. This is because TV, Facebook and Twitter are banned in Saudi Arabia and YouTube is not restricted.

 

Fact 17. The most popular video that people are looking for is "How to kiss." The second most popular video is "how to tie a tie."

 

Fact 18. The most popular topic that people are looking for is, of course, music!

 

Fact 19. The total number of videos uploaded in 2010 is equivalent to over 150,000 full-length films in theaters every week.

 

Fact 20. The first world leader to create a YouTube channel was British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who opened his account in 2007.

 

YouTube reverts to human moderators in fight against misinformation |  Financial Times

 

Fact 21. According to a 2013 study, 60% of the 1000 most viewed YouTube videos are banned in Germany.

 

Fact 22. The longest YouTube video is 571 hours, 1 minute and 41 seconds. This is the same as 23 days and 19 hours!

 

Fact 23. The first video to reach 1 billion views was Hello by Adele the fastest. It reached 1 billion views in 88 days.

 

Fact 24: The video that got the most views on its first day of upload is the official teaser # 2 of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It scored 112 million views in 24 hours.

 

Fact 25. Justin Bieber is one of the first YouTube success stories.

 

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Fact 26. YouTube has been watched every day on Facebook for over 150 years.

 

Fact 27. In Thailand, YouTube was blocked for 5 months in 2007 due to a 44-second video that depicted distorted images of the king.

 

Fact 28. There is a copyright infringement program called Automated Content ID that scans over 100 years of video every day.

 

Fact 29. Every minute there are 400 tweets containing a link to a YouTube video.

 

Fact 30. In 2011, 30% of all YouTube videos accounted for over 99% of views.

 


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30-most-amazing-and-unknown-facts-about-amazon-and-jeff-bezoz-that-you-need-to-know-bemorepanda

Everyone knows Amazon.com, where you can order fast and convenient delivery of everything. Its creator, Jeff Bezos, promises that it will soon be possible to deliver orders in 10 minutes using aerial drones. But few have heard of Relentless.com. By typing this address in a search engine, you will be automatically redirected to Amazon.

 

The fact is that "Relentless" is one of the first names that 30-year-old Bezos came up with for his online store. The second option was "Kadabra" as part of a magic spell. But both did not pass, then Bezos simply took a dictionary from the shelf and chose one of the first words he came across - the Amazon River. Thus began one of the most successful business stories in the world. It has a bit of magic and ruthlessness.

 

Brad Stone's book "The Everything Store" is about Jeff Bezos and the Amazon era, which explores the early years of Amazon and how it evolved from an online bookstore to today's e-commerce giant. Bemorepanda have collected some interesting facts about Amazon from this book.

 

The Skills that Made Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Successful | Fortune

 

1. Amazon originally had a different name.

 

Jeff Bezos wanted to give his company the name Cadabra, which sounded like part of a spell.

 

But Amazon's first lawyer, Todd Tarbert, said the name was too similar to the word cadaver, which translates from English as "corpse." Customers may have misheard such a name on the phone.

 

Bezos also liked the title Relentless. By the way, if you go to Relentless.com, you will be redirected to the Amazon home page.

 

Finally, Bezos chose the name Amazon - he liked the idea of ​​naming the company after the largest river in the world. It can be seen on the original Amazon logo.

 

2. There used to be a bell in the company's office that would ring whenever someone made a purchase on Amazon

 

After a few weeks, the bell began to ring so often that it had to be removed.

 

3. Initially, Bezos opened a company in his garage. The servers required so much power that when Bezos and his wife turned on a hairdryer or vacuum cleaner in the house, they would short-circuit.

 

4. In its first month of operation, Amazon sold books to people from all 50 states of America and 45 different countries.

 

5. A little-known lichen book saved Amazon from bankruptcy.

 

Book distributors demanded to buy books in batches of ten, but Amazon didn't need that much, and the company wouldn't have enough money to buy them.

 

But in the end, there was one loophole with which it was possible to bypass this rule. Amazon began ordering one book and nine copies of some obscure lichen book that was always out of stock.

 

Amazon Reports Mixed Q1 Results As Jeff Bezos Vows Massive COVID Response:  “We're Not Thinking Small” – Deadline

 

6. Bezos used to hold meetings at the Barnes & Noble bookstore.

 

In the early days of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, his wife Mackenzie, and their first employee, Shel Kafan, held meetings at a local Barnes and Noble store.

 

In 1996, Bezos met with the shopkeepers, and they said they respect him, but they are still going to launch a site that will destroy Amazon. Barnes and Noble co-founder Len Riggio wanted to call this site the Book Predator.

 

7. Jeff Bezos wanted his employees to work at least 60 hours a week.

 

Previously, the company did not know what it meant to maintain a balance between work and personal life. One of the first employees said that he worked without rest for more than eight months: he came to work early in the morning and returned late at night. He constantly rode his bike to work and completely forgot about the minibus that was parked at his house.

 

He didn’t have time to check his mail, and when he did open it, he saw several parking tickets, a notification from the tow truck and, finally, a message that his minibus was sold at an auction.

 

8. In 1998, Amazon had a very busy Christmas.

 

At that time, the company had a significant staff shortage. At Christmas time, all fulfillment center employees had to work the night shift. They called for help from friends and relatives and sometimes slept in their cars to go straight to work in the morning.

 

After this incident, Amazon promised to make sure that the next holidays the company has enough employees who would be able to fulfill the holiday orders. This is why Amazon is recruiting so many seasonal workers these days.

 

9. When eBay came along, Amazon launched its own auction site.

 

The idea failed, but Bezos liked it.

 

For $ 40,000, he bought the skeleton of a primeval cave bear and displayed it in the lobby of Amazon headquarters. This skeleton stands there to this day, and next to it is a sign "Please do not feed the bear."

 

10. Bezos enjoyed growing his company quickly, leading to chaos in Amazon's order centers.

 

In the late 90s and early 2000s, Amazon was in chaos. Centers were closed for several hours due to system failures, and mountains of goods were lying around, and the company was not ready to store new categories of products.

 

When Amazon started selling kitchen goods, it sometimes happened that the knives without the protective packaging cut the conveyor belt. The situation was extremely dangerous.

 

Jeff Bezos sells $3.5bn of Amazon shares in a week | Financial Times

 

11. In early 2002, Bezos introduced the concept of a “two pizza team”.

 

He suggested that workers should work in groups of less than ten people - that's how many people can be fed with two pizzas. According to Bezos, such groups should work autonomously, they should have clear goals and a formula for assessing success.

 

12. Dissatisfied customers can send a complaint to Bezos's personal mail, and he will forward it to the right employee with a single scary "?"

 

Whenever Amazon employees receive a letter from Bezos with a question mark, they react to it like a bomb. They usually have several hours to solve the problem and prepare a detailed explanation of why it arose. The explanatory note is checked by senior managers and then redirected to Bezos himself. In this way, Bezos shows customers that their complaints are constantly reviewed by the company.

 

13. Even before Google Street View came along, Amazon had Block View.

 

In 2004, Amazon launched the A9.com search engine. The team that worked on it also began to develop a project called Block View, which would display photographs of them from the street in response to a search query about stores and restaurants. For less than $ 100,000, Amazon sent its car photographers to twenty US cities to photograph the restaurants they needed. In 2006, Amazon abandoned the project, and in 2007 Google launched Street View.

 

14. Amazon employees fought stress with primal screams.

 

During the holidays, it is especially difficult for the employees of the logistics department. In the early 2000s, Jeff Wilkie, Chief Operating Officer for Amazon, allowed anyone who was able to achieve a big goal at work to close their eyes and yell at him with all their might on the phone.

 

Some of these primal screams nearly broke his speakers, Wilkie said.

 

15. Sometimes the "protests" of employees of Amazon fulfillment centers ended in rather funny ways.

 

The working conditions in these centers are notorious and sometimes their employees have tried to go on strike. One day, a worker decided to quit his job and sat astride a conveyor belt - and so he rode all the way out of the building.

 

But the funniest story happened in 2006 with a temporary employee of a Kansas center.

 

This employee came and went at the beginning of the shift, but no one saw him during working hours. Only a week later, it was discovered that the man had made himself a lair inside a pile of empty wooden boxes. Inside, he built a bed of Amazon products, reinforced the walls with pages torn from books, and even stole ordered food. When his lair was finally discovered, the employee was fired (not surprisingly).

 

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16. The original Amazon Kindle e-reader was codenamed "Fiona".

 

This name Kindle got from the book by Neil Stevenson "The Diamond Age". It told of a distant future in which an engineer managed to steal a rare interactive book for his knowledge-hungry daughter, Fiona. The team behind the Kindle prototype was inspired by this fictional device.

 

The team asked Bezos to keep the name Fiona, but he ended up choosing the Kindle. This word is translated as "kindle the flame", and it really liked Bezos.

 

17. Jeff Bezos is said to have hired a leadership coach to shout less at his subordinates.

 

Bezos is known for being quite harsh or sarcastic about employees who tell him something unpleasant. Rumor has it that he has hired a special assistant to help him respond to the news in a less harsh manner.

 

During one meeting, Bezos chastised employees in his usual harsh manner. He said that they were all fools and that he gave them a week to figure out what they were doing. Then he took a couple of steps, froze as if he suddenly realized something and said: "But still, you did a good job."

 

18. Bezos Realized a childhood dream.

 

Bezos founded his own space tourism company Blue Origin in 2000, decades after telling teachers and friends as a child that he wanted to be a “space entrepreneur” when he grew up.

 

19. Space enthusiast.

 

Jeff is so passionate about NASA during the Mercury and Apollo missions that he equipped and financed an underwater expedition to locate and recover the debris of Apollo rockets.

 

20. Bezos doesn't use an alarm clock.

 

He does not use an alarm clock and tends to sleep a full eight hours a night. No overnight fires or early risings for this CEO.

 

Jeff Bezos (CEO Amazon) explains his business model to shareholders | by  Alex Circei | HackerNoon.com | Medium

 

21. A good father.

 

As a child, Jeff was adopted by his stepfather Miguel Bezos. Today, the entrepreneur has four children with his wife Mackenzie: three sons and a daughter, whom the couple adopted in China.

 

22. He has come a long way.

 

As a teenager, Bezos worked at McDonald's, making French fries. At the same time, he founded a small summer camp for primary school students DREAM Institute.

 

23. Demanding to women.

 

Jeff had high demands on candidates for the role of a life partner. In an interview with Wired, he said that he was looking for one that "will get him out of the trap of the Third World."

 

24. Altruist, but not strong.

 

Originally from Albuquerque, Jeff studied at Princeton. There he studied electrical engineering and computer science. In 2011, he donated $ 15 million to the university to build a center for the study of neurological disorders.

 

At the same time, being the richest man on earth, Bezos is ranked last in the ranking of the top 10 billionaire benefactors.

 

25. A big fan of reading.

 

Bezos's favorite book is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

 

US lawmakers demand Jeff Bezos testify over Amazon's 'possibly criminally  false' statements | Amazon | The Guardian

 

26. Customers come first.

 

If you have any complaints or suggestions, just email jeff@amazon.com. Receiving emails to this mail, Bezos forwards the question to the person in charge at the company, who then reports directly to the CEO on the progress of the issue. So the problem is under control.

 

27. Bezos made the first tables for himself and Amazon employees himself.

 

He could not afford expensive furniture at the beginning of the journey, so he put together tables for the first employees himself, using wooden doors instead of tabletops and boards for legs. Now these tables have become something of an artifact at the company - for over 20 years at Amazon, they have been using various variations of that historically simple design for the desktop.

 

The company even instituted the Door Desk Awards, which give creators "good ideas to offer consumers the lowest prices."

 

28. Bezos is not a fan of expensive cars.

 

Despite the fact that after the founding of Amazon, Bezos' business rapidly went uphill, he did not, like many, buy yachts and expensive cars for himself and for a long time remained faithful to his 1987 Chevrolet Blazer, which at first personally delivered deliveries. In 1997, when the company went public, he finally swapped out his old car for the new Honda Accord.

 

29. Bezos once looked into the eyes of death.

 

In 2003, Jeff Bezos practically looked death in the eye. He was looking for land to build a test site for Blue Origin when his helicopter crashed on a tour of Texas. The Amazon CEO received a number of minor injuries and recovered quickly, but after that he did not fly helicopters for a long time.

 

“Nothing special occurred to me. I was only thinking about what a stupid way to die, ”Bezos told Fast Company in 2004.

 

It didn't become some kind of life-defining experience for me. I’m afraid I’ve learned a rather mundane lesson: Avoid helicopters whenever possible! They are not as reliable as air transport with wings. "

 

30. Bezos is an Early Investor in Google.

 

Less than five years after founding Amazon, Bezos demonstrated his investment flair by investing $ 1 million in Google in the late 90s. Then it was a serious risk, which by now has paid off handsomely.


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30-most-interestingand-amazing-facts-about-google-that-is-mind-blowing-bemorepanda

The brand of the search giant Google is probably one of the most recognizable on the globe, and today only a person who is very far from the Internet and civilization has not heard about the company. At the same time, the activities of the "corporation of good" are so diverse that even its employees themselves do not know about all the initiatives of their management. Bemorepanda choosed 30 unusual and interesting facts about the world famous company that you most likely did not even know about.


Many people dream of working at Google. Getting there is not easy - sometimes interviews alone can take six months. But if you happen to be there, even if you are an intern, you can celebrate winning the jackpot.


1. Before giving the user the result of a search query, Google takes into account about 200 different factors.


2. The company owns a bunch of domains that are the wrong spelling for Google. For example, Gooogle.com, Gogle.com, Googlr.com and many others. Among them there are even such exotic ones as 466453.com - these are numbers on the phone's disk that correspond to the letters of Google.


3. When Google launched in 1998, the system was processing 500,000 queries a day. Now users ask the system for something more than 2 million times per second.


4. Since Google launched Street View in 2007, the project team has photographed over 11.5 million kilometers of roads and objects.


5. The first five American cities were captured with a 5 megapixel camera. Now the company uses devices with 75-megapixel sensors.


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6. Every month, YouTube users watch over 6 billion hours of video - about an hour for every inhabitant of the globe.


7. Google regularly buys and funds projects that aim to change the world and the lives of millions of people. However, the "corporation of good" does not shun small, local projects. For example, in 2012, the company added the Cherokee American Indian language to Gmail.


8. More than 300 hours of new videos appear on YouTube every minute.


9. Last year, more than 1 billion Android devices were sold worldwide. This means that Google's market share in this segment is 81%.


10. In total, Google employs 53,600 people in 70 offices from 40 countries.


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11. If a corporation likes something, then it will not stand up to the costs to buy it. This year, the company made more than 170 acquisitions, and the value of the top 10 purchases exceeded $ 24.5 billion.


12. Despite the huge number of adventurous and super-innovative projects, such as self-driving cars or smart contact lenses, the bulk of Google's revenue comes from advertising. In 2014, revenue from this type of activity amounted to $ 66 billion.


13. Larry Page and Sergey Brin released the first Doodle in August 1998. During this time, they were participating in the Burning Man rally through the Nevada desert and wanted the world to know where they were at the moment.


14. The volume of the Google search index is over 100 million GB. To accommodate this amount of data would require over 100,000 terabyte hard drives.


15. People trust and love Google services so much that when the system dropped by 5 minutes in 2013, the volume of global traffic dropped by 40%.


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16. Google is probably the only company in the world that wants people to spend as little time on their website as possible.


17. Google was originally called BackRub. This is how the main page of the search engine looked like, which became the prototype of Google.


18. Google's incredibly fast growth is especially noticeable against the backdrop of one curious fact: since 2010, the Internet giant has bought an average of one company per week.


19. The first doodle was invented by Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page together. It happened in 1998. A schematic image of a burning guy, a symbol of the Burning Man festival, which takes place in the Black Rock desert of Nevada, has been added to the usual multicolored Google inscription. Brin and Page went there in 2008.


20. Google's own chef, Charlie Ayers, came to Google in 1999, when the company had only 40 employees.


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21. Ayers built a good career in the corporation, becoming the chef of the entire company. At the time of leaving Google, he controlled 150 employees and 10 cafes at Google's Mountain View headquarters.


22. Gmail already supports over 50 different languages. Among them are the Basque, Welsh, Tagalog, Malayalam, Telulu and Cherokee languages.


23. In 2004, Google went public, selling part of its shares on the stock exchange. On the same day, about 1,000 of its employees became millionaires.


24. One of these lucky ones is masseuse Bonnie Brown. She joined the company in 1999. Her initial salary was $ 450 per week.


25. Button "I'm Lucky!" became extremely popular. But it costs Google $ 100 million every year in lost ad revenue.


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26. Google is hiring goats. In 2009, the company rented about two hundred goats that grazed on its California campus, while fertilizing the soil with their excrement along the way.


27. The first official tweet from Google's corporate Twitter meant "I'm in luck," but it was written in binary, meaning it was all zeros and ones.


28. Google's competitor, Mozilla (Firefox browser), receives money from the Internet giant. For the fact that the default browser uses the Google search engine, its developer receives $ 300 million a year.


29. The total cost of this 16 percent stake is close to $ 46 billion.


30. Each new employee within the company is called a noogler, and the former is called a xoogler.

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20-mind-blowing-facts-about-thanksgiving-that-you-should-be-aware-in-2020

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the last Thursday in November. This holiday is said to date back to 1623, but it was not until 1863, during the Civil War, that it became an official federal holiday, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day for "Gratitude and Prayer to Our Father."

 

Bemorepanda has collected 20 interesting things about Thanksgiving Day. Let's see this collection together.

 

 

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Thanksgiving Day is the annual one-day celebration in which God is traditionally thanked for all the richness of that year's harvest. Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts.

 

1. It is celebrated on the last Thursday of November by Americans, and Canadians celebrate it on the second Monday in October.

 

2.Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world, but especially in the United States and Canada, where the tradition of the holiday is carefully followed by all the inhabitants.

 

3. In the United States and Canada, Thanksgiving Day is, in fact, Harvest Day, more precisely, a day in which people thank the divinity for the harvests they had that year, regardless of the severe weather conditions they experienced. faced.

 

4. Since Thanksgiving Day is the holiday taken from the first settlers who arrived in the New World in 1621. They celebrated this day as a thank you for the rich harvest they obtained even in harsh weather conditions. .

 

5. In 1941, the United States Congress passed a resolution establishing that the fourth Thursday in November should officially become a national holiday of the United States.

 

 

6. Thanksgiving has become a family holiday, a day dedicated to spending time with family and friends.

 

7. There are no lack of traditional dishes on the holiday table, and among the most common are: Turkey; Pumpkin pie; Apple pie; Sweet potatoes; puree; Sweet corn; Cranberry sauce; Cranberry sauce; Ham.

 

8. What is the tradition of Thanksgiving turkey cooking - why Americans cook turkey Thanksgiving cooking tradition comes from Benjamin Franklin, because he decided to make this bird the symbol of the holiday.

 

9. The former American president pardoned a turkey that was to be slaughtered with the celebration of this day, and since then, every year, the tradition is respected by every American president.

 

10. A meal tradition is the prayer that people say at the beginning of the meal. Throughout the prayer, people hold hands and each of the people present states a reason to thank God for this day.

 

 

11. Thanksgiving has become an official federal holiday, and Americans participate in various charities on this day. They collect money or prepare food for the poor in the spaces arranged for them.

 

12. In the United States, there is no work on Thanksgiving. People have a day off just to spend time with their families and enjoy their reunion.

 

13. Recipes that you can prepare for Thanksgiving Day are: Whole turkey in the oven; Baked turkey stuffed with vegetables; Green beans; Mashed potatoes and mashed potatoes; Pumpkin pie or other pumpkin recipes; Baked sweet potatoes; American apple pie; Cranberry sauce with nuts.

 

14. According to archaeological evidence found in the Oaxaca region of central Mexico, turkey meat was consumed 1,500 years ago by the Zapotec civilization, and these birds were extremely popular.

 

15. The Mexican turkey is the ancestor of all turkeys that are consumed around the world.

 

 

So, the celebration of Thanksgiving Day gives us all the chance to think about the good things that happen to us every day, but also the chance to thank for everything we receive.

 

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50-cute-facts-about-giant-pandas-that-will-make-you-fall-in-love-with-them

The giant panda is considered the most valuable species of the bear family. For its specific culinary preferences, it is usually called the bamboo bear. Researchers initially assigned these animals to the raccoon family and only towards the end of the 20th century was it finally assigned to the bear family. Pandas are considered a jewel of China, rare animals and are carefully protected by the state. In this article, we will introduce our readers to interesting facts related to these funny animals.


1. The first time the giant panda was caught only in 1916 with the participation of local residents, but she quickly died. Only 20 years later, one American woman managed to buy a bear cub and bring it to America.


2. The giant panda is one of the rarest animals in the world. She lives only on the territory of the PRC. The main habitat is Sichuan province. Zoologists suggest that pandas may also have remained wild in Gansu province and parts of the Tibetan mountains.


3. The first panda that appeared in a foreign zoo was called Su-ling. She has lived in several zoos in the United States. Only after a fairly long period, after a long search, two more individuals were brought to America, and a little later these bears appeared in London.


4. In the Soviet Union, the first bamboo bear appeared in 1957 in the Moscow Zoo. The panda was a male named Pin-Pin. In 1959, the administration of the Moscow Zoo managed to find another individual for reproduction. The newly acquired panda was named An-An, and she turned out to be a male.


5. For the first time in the zoo, a panda was born in 1963, in Beijing. The bear cub was given birth by a female named Li-Li. The calf's weight was 142 grams. The bear was nicknamed Min-Min. A year later, Li-Li brought another cub, then scientists were able to establish that the period of bearing offspring in pandas is about one hundred and forty days.




6. The peak of activity of pandas is in the evening and at night. The animals are extremely clean and quiet. Bears cannot stand the rain, and try to hide from it.


7. Bamboo bears are extremely careful animals and try to avoid humans. Despite this, Buddhist monks living in the highlands often tame young animals. Pandas often come to monasteries for food alone and in groups.


8. Pandas love to roll head over hills, they have acquired this habit, fleeing from predators. Plus they run surprisingly well. The main natural enemies for bears are leopards.


9. Under natural conditions, the main diet of a bamboo bear is young bamboo shoots and fresh leaves. Besides, pandas love to feast on insects, fish, small rodents.


10. The closest relative of the bamboo bear is the spectacled bear that lives on the western slope of the Andes in the South American continent.



11. The genetic code of a panda and a human is 68% identical, and that of a dog and a bamboo bear is 80% identical.


12. In the summer season, in search of coolness, pandas climb the highlands, located four kilometers above sea level, and in winter they sink eight hundred meters.


13. Adult bears grow up to one and a half meters long and weigh 150 kilograms.


14. Every day panda spends about twelve hours on food and absorbs up to 15% of its own mass.


15. The body of the animal assimilates up to 20% of the absorbed feed.




16. The giant panda, unlike other bears, does not require hibernation.


17. Pandas often reproduce twins, but they feed only one bear cub. The second cub usually dies.


18. After birth, the cub spends with its mother for about three years.


19. The total number of pandas in their natural habitat is approximately 1600 individuals.


20. In China, bamboo bear hunting has been banned since 1962. Violation of the prohibition is punishable by death.



21. The giant panda is considered a national treasure of the PRC.


22. The Chinese government leases pandas to overseas reserves for one million US dollars a year. Moreover, all born panda cubs are considered the property of the Celestial Empire.


23. A newborn bear cub weighs 800 times less than its mother.


24. Pandas have a specific sixth toe, which is the transformed carpal bone.


25. The panda is listed in the Guinness Book of Achievements as the cutest animal on earth.



26. The red panda and the giant panda share the same habitat and diet, and both animals are also endangered.


27. According to legend, the panda was once an all-white bear. When a small girl tried to save a panda cub from being attacked by a leopard, the leopard killed the girl instead. Pandas came to her funeral wearing armbands of black ashes. As they wiped their eyes, hugged each other, and covered the ears, they smudged the black ashes.


28. Pandas can stand upright, but their short hind legs aren’t strong enough to support their bodies. 


29. Little pandas are born white, but after a week they acquire their recognizable black and white color.


30. Pandas rely less on visual memory than they do on spatial memory to locate a mate’s home range area and preferred patches of bamboo



31. Pandas are slow creatures, they are capable of developing a very low speed, comparable to a quick step of a person, no more. Although this is still an order of magnitude faster than sloths move (see interesting facts about sloths).


32. The size of an adult giant panda is comparable to that of a brown bear.


33. A baby panda weighs only 150-200 grams at birth.


34. Many Chinese philosophers believe that the universe is made from two opposing forces, the Yin and Yang. The panda is one symbol of this philosophy.


35. For a full and calm life in its natural habitat, an adult giant panda needs about 10 square kilometers of space.




36. In the wild, giant pandas live for 15-20 years, in captivity - a little more. But they are very reluctant to breed in captivity.


37. China does not sell giant pandas but leases them to zoos around the world. Renting one panda brings China about $ 1 million annually.


38. A panda's tooth is 7 times larger than that of a human


39. Every day the panda is busy eating for more than 12 hours and eats about 12-15% of its weight.


40. A panda fur is worth between $60,000 and $100,000 on the illegal trade market.



41. Although a giant panda’s fur looks silky and soft, it is quite thick and wiry.


42. Pandas often give birth to twins, but after giving birth, the panda mother chooses a stronger baby, and the second, left unattended, soon dies.


43. A panda’s throat has a special lining to protect it from bamboo splinters.


44. Pandas have lived on Earth for two to three million years.


45. There are only about 1600 pandas left in the wild.



46. ​​Hunting pandas has been completely banned since 1962, and killing a panda in China can be punishable by death.


47. The word “panda” may have developed from the Nepalese word poonya, which means “bamboo-eating animal” or “plant-eating animal.


48. In summer, pandas can move to an altitude of 4000 meters, fleeing the heat. In winter, they do not hibernate and do not equip a den.

 

49. An adult panda eats up to 30 kg of bamboo per day.


50. A panda’s entire mating process takes only about two or three days.



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