From beetles and parasites to whale vomit: the disgusting ingredients in cosmetics
We must recognize that most of us, do not read what is on the list of ingredients on cosmetics, or we do not understand the meaning of all those words. If we had enough knowledge, we would be surprised at what we really use.
The expensive perfume contains feces and whale vomit
Ambergris is a yellow, waxy, solid substance that is produced in the whale's intestines to protect them from the sharp objects they sometimes swallow. It is often called "sea gold". Just half a pound of feces or whale vomit can be worth up to $ 10,000. Whales either vomit the substance or eliminate it along with their feces.
Most lipsticks contain broken parasitic beetles
Cactus beetles (Dactylopius Coccus) are small insects that feed on cactus plants in Central and South America. Cochineal female beetles eat the red fruits of cacti, so when the beetles are crushed, a very strong red dye is produced.
Cochineal dye has been used for centuries and is very safe for most people, so it is commonly used in lipstick, ice cream, candy, yogurt and eyeshadow. In fact, Starbucks admitted a few years ago that they used a red cochineal dye in some of their drinks, which turned out to be a big problem for their vegetarian fans.
Animal fat in lipstick, eyeshadow and soap
Seoul is a common ingredient in many cosmetics. It is present in: eyeshadows, lipsticks, foundations, shampoos, shaving soaps, moisturizers and skin care products. Seoul is made from animal carcasses.
Seoul is made from animal fat, which means boiling carcasses to create fat products. Dead animals used to make tallow come from many sources, including laboratories, slaughterhouses, zoos, shelters, and yes, animals killed on the road are also used.
Bull semen in hair products
Due to its high protein content, bull semen has become a popular ingredient in hair products. Used mainly for dry or damaged hair, the semen is mixed with a plant called Katera and applied to the hair in expensive beauty salons. The process takes about 45 minutes, costs about $ 90-120 dollars and has been described as "Viagra for hair."
Snail secretions in moisturizers
Snail exudate is collected and used as an ingredient in many famous moisturizers. Glycolic acid and elastin in snail secretion protect the skin from wounds, bacteria and UV rays, making it a great source of protein that removes dead cells and regenerates the skin. It is also useful for removing scars, stretch marks and curing acne.
Infant foreskin in anti-aging products
The recovery complex marketed by TNS SkinMedica claims to use cells derived from human infantile foreskin (NouriCel-MD) in a "revolutionary" line of anti-aging products. Using a combination of soluble collagen, antioxidants, natural growth factors and proteins, they claim to slow down the aging process and encourage the growth of new cells for a younger complexion.
Many companies have already announced that they have given up some of these ingredients, opting for "more pleasant" alternatives, but others, given their effect, will not do so too soon.
If you are one of those people who avoids flea markets and second-hand shops, then you will never understand the excitement with which people are looking for "treasures" in these stores. And there, believe me, there are a lot of them! After all, what one person does not need can be a thing that another person desperately needs, and this is what makes finds from thrift stores so valuable.
“I am an electrician and I constantly save old fixtures by taking them out of the trash heap or buying them for next to nothing at thrift stores. I already have a whole collection in my basement, and this octopus will also replenish it ”
“I found this vintage Edwardian wedding dress at a local thrift store and couldn't leave it there. It cost only 7 dollars and, besides, I have a wedding soon, so I think I was very lucky "
"I found these photos from the premiere of Good Will Hunting at an antique store in Seattle."
"For years I was tempted by miniature chairs in thrift stores, and one day I finally bought nine of them."
"I went to a thrift store and found this duck there, not even suspecting that it was an incense burner."
"I'm just in love with these gold earrings with an angel and a devil, which I was lucky to snatch at a flea market."
"This is one of the sweetest budget purchases I've made in a thrift store to date."
"A magical find at today's garage sale"
“As soon as I saw this chair, I remembered about my cat, August, and for good reason - he immediately appreciated it”
"I fell in love with them and just couldn't pass by!"
"I found this naughty raver outfit at a garage sale and I can't wait to get people to wear it!"
"I got this beauty for just 5 bucks."
"A wicker miracle that both my cats liked"
"I gladly paid $ 25 for this BEAUTY!"
“I found this brass fly ashtray at a thrift store in Wisconsin. I'm going to fill it with pretty pebbles that I found in our backyard. "
"I'm just wildly delighted with my recent find."
"I went to a flea market for things that I really needed ... and returned with a frog-shaped mirror for $ 2."
"A few months ago, I bought this incredible handbag for women at auction."
"This is possibly the coolest thing I've ever found in a thrift store!"
A sport is an activity of a physical nature and may involve competition. At the same time, sport is an activity that can influence a person's lifestyle, health or personality.
The study of the development of sport in human history can show significant social changes that have occurred over the centuries in different cultures. The concept of sport as an activity involving basic human, physical and mental abilities, aims to improve these skills to be used more effectively and suggests that sport is probably as old as the development of human intelligence. For primitive man, the physical activity of it was just a way to improve their knowledge of nature and, to the same extent, a way to master the environment around it. During the nineteenth century, many objects of prehistoric art were discovered in France (at Lascaux ), in Africa and Australia, which show how in prehistoric times, ritual ceremonies were performed in which physical activity was involved for participants. Some of these discoveries have been established to be at least 30,000 years old.
Sport, by its very nature, encourages diversity in a cultural world. As countries and nations become closer and closer to each other, but still retain their cultural identity, sport is a field in which cultural differences are not only accepted, but a wealth to be cultivated and valued. The concept of sport can become an "indicator of change" of the global society, of anticipation, evolutions and changes through the symbolic opening of interstate relations. Sport thus becomes and must be considered as a mirror of culture and society, as it represents the hopes and prospects of the future.
How do synchronized interpreters hear music underwater and why is a soccer ball black and white?
Each of us is connected with sports in one way or another: someone is engaged at home, someone is at a professional level, and there are those who follow the athletes and their achievements from the outside. Nevertheless, some moments for many still remain a mystery. We analyze the most popular questions about sports.
Why are golf ball notches?
These "dents" on the ball are needed to increase the range of its flight. So the air, flowing around the uneven ball, reduces the vacuum trail created by the speed. And the boundary layer of air at a smooth ball does not have time to go behind its back side, so a zone of reduced pressure is created, which means that the speed decreases.
Why are the Olympic rings these colors?
The closed rings as a whole symbolize the unity of the five continents, the union of all parts of the world and the worldwide character of the Olympic Games. And the colors are symbols of various elements: blue is water, red is fire, yellow is the energy of the earth, black is the energy of metal, green is the energy of wood.
How do synchronized swimmers hear music underwater?
So that during performances the synchronized interpreters do not get lost and hear music even under water, special underwater speakers are built into the pool. Of course, due to the density of the water, the sound is heard much worse, but this helps the swimmers to hear at least the rhythm and perform the elements of the program in time.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo's real surname?
In fact, Ronaldo is not a surname, but a first name. They added the name Cristiano in honor of US President Ronald Reagan, who had previously been an actor. The footballer's father was very fond of films with his participation. That is, Cristiano Ronaldo is a double name, the entire football star is called Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.
How much does a hockey goalkeeper's ammunition weigh?
Hockey is a very traumatic sport. Therefore, the equipment, especially the goalkeeper, who is always under the threat of a blow, must protect most of the body. Hence the weight - about 30 kg. It is made up of shin guards, helmet, gloves, carapace and more.
What is this white powder that gymnasts put on their hands?
Many people mistakenly believe that gymnasts rub flour in their hands before performing, but this is not the case. White magnesium powder removes even the smallest traces of moisture from the hand, helping to improve grip.
What is the most expensive sport?
The most expensive kind of sport is the Formula 1 circuit race. It is known that pilots receive large fees, but before that, the athletes themselves have to invest a lot of effort and money. And not only for the equipment itself, but also for its maintenance.
Who was the youngest Olympic champion?
Marcel Depaye, a boy of 8-10 years old - even his age is not known for sure - accidentally got to the 1900 Olympics. In the final rowing race, the Dutch decided to replace the heavy helmsman with a boy and won the race. Marseille became an Olympic champion, but did not receive any awards and did not even make the list of winners.
Why do swimmers wear two caps at once?
Fans began to notice that swimmers often wear two rubber caps on their heads at once - for what? To keep your hair dry and out of the way? No, the fact is that it is important for swimmers to protect their eyes from water, and so that the glasses are pressed tightly, athletes wear two rubber caps at once.
Why is the football black and white?
In 1970, when televisions were still in black and white, football matches were already broadcast live. Against a background of bright colors that looked gray on the screens, the black and white soccer ball was bright enough to stand out clearly. And then they decided to keep the tradition.
Sometimes, in order to surprise us, it is enough just to photograph a thing that has long been familiar to us from an unusual angle. And sometimes things familiar to us take on an unusual look, in which we never expected to see them. Both cases are very interesting, but where can you see them? Of course here! How about natural blue bread, black eggs, or the sudden comparison of the foot of an elephant and a human? Already interested? It's only the beginning! Unusual views of natural sites and world sights await you, as well as things that we hope you will find unexpected.
This bread was dyed with the pulp of the American genipa, a South American fruit that the locals often used to paint their skin.
This fruit contains the organic compound genipin, which, upon contact with proteins (such as from skin or milk), oxidizes and turns from colorless to dark blue.
Summit of the Great Pyramid of Giza
Pyramid of Cheops from an unusual and very rare angle.
Black Eggs from Sulfur Valley Owakudani, Japan
These are ordinary hard-boiled chicken eggs in natural hot water pools. The sulfur in the water makes the egg shells black and also gives it a specific smell.
Many have seen a photograph of a group of construction workers eating lunch at a high altitude, sitting on a beam. On the left, you can see photographer Charles Ebbets taking this picture.
One of the most famous photographs in the world, "Lunch on a Skyscraper" was taken in 1932.
Compare the structure of the bones of the foot of a person and the foot of an elephant
The bones of the foot of an elephant and a man look almost identical!
Sunset on Mars
Yes, the same Sun shines on Mars as we do.
This is what a newborn (live) alpaca looks like.
You can see the adult version of the alpaca just above its skinny body.
What do beetles see crawling under a dandelion
Dandelion, which is somewhat similar to the Sun.
The illusion of an underwater cliff at Le Morne Braban, Mauritius
Le Morne Braban is a peninsula on the southwestern tip of the island of Mauritius.
If you stand under the Eiffel Tower and look up, then it resembles a kaleidoscope
Such a spectacle can only be seen in the evening, when the tower burns like a Christmas tree.
On May 18, 1980, an earthquake caused by volcanic activity caused the largest recorded landslide on Mount St. Helens, followed by an eruption that claimed 57 lives. Photos of St. Helens before and after the disaster
Mount St. Helens, located in Scamania County, Washington, USA, is a stratovolcano that is still active today.
Margrethe Zimmermann walking on a tightrope above the ruins of Cologne, Germany, 1946
Looking at the photo, the illusion is created that the other end of the rope is not tied to anything.
Abandoned hotel on the road in Switzerland
The Belvédère began to languish in the 1960s with the development of cars that became much faster and more powerful. The hotel was designed for rest on the road, but if earlier the trip through the pass took 2-3 days, then later it turned into a 1-day trip there and back. People stopped staying at the hotel and had to close it.
Extremely rare view of the Statue of Liberty from the balcony located on its torch
Access to the viewing platform of the torch has been closed since 1916.
Cloudy days are rare on Mars. Here is a photo of a cloudy day on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover.
Isn't it amazing that we can get such clear images from another planet?
A look at the Richat structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara
These are the ancient remains of a mega-mud volcano, which have acquired a symmetrical shape as a result of erosion and weathering. This geological formation is visible even from space.
Changes can occur in any area and area, whether it is losing or gaining weight, growing or shaving a beard, or treating skin imperfections. And these before and after photos are always fun to look at! See for yourself.
One of the doctors in the United States shared the changes that happened to her before the coronavirus pandemic and a year later
Guy before and after strabismus surgery
"Six months after I started using sunscreen every day."
"My sister and I are in the same restaurant at the age of 6 and 8, and at the age of 14 and 16"
"My dog got so huge in just 9 months."
"I've been growing this beard for a year."
"I decided to stop using acne-fighting products and just started washing my face with cool water. Here is the result."
The carpet before and after having been pretty cleaned
Nice dog before and after haircut
"My shoes before and after a month as a cooker"
"I saved a cat from the street and this is how it has changed in a year."
"I got my body in order in 10 months. I just have to put on some muscle."
"This is me before and after my haircut. I've been wearing dreadlocks for 11 years."
"My grandmother's table before and after I gave him a second chance at life."
Now this guy will have a new life
Alpaca before and after haircut
Car seat before and after steam cleaning
"I lost 57 kg in 7 months"
This is what a sober lifestyle can do. This guy hasn't been drinking for 2 years and is not going to stop there.
"The left photo was taken a year ago, and the right photo was taken today."
Do not crowd, there will be enough interesting things for everyone! Who ordered a cat that has two "Eyes of Sauron" at once? What about a white moth with a chicken on its back? And this is just the tip of the iceberg, because we have prepared for you a lot of interesting photos with stories that will tell you about something that you have not seen yet. Some people are constantly striving to learn something new, while others are keen to share their experiences. Fortunately, there is a thread on Reddit that caters to the needs of both. We hope you are also from inquisitive minds who are eager to learn something new and interesting.
Make a coffee, sit back, we're getting started!
This piece of foam floated in the ocean for so long it looked like a stone.
"This tree that I met in Tokyo has grown over a fence and it looks like it put its elbows on it to lean back and relax."
"A friend of mine found a green stem growing out of a shell. It was a grain of popcorn."
"I just finished this puzzle that has no picture."
"It rained at night and washed away all my child's chalk drawings, except for the one under the sheet."
"The disappearing stain on my thumb looks like the development of a deadly virus."
Beets with a flawless heart shape
"The alarm clock at this hotel has three displays so you can see the time while lying on any bed in the room."
"I just landed in Berlin and the plane lights are colored."
Traffic light showing how long you have to wait
"Alien DJ on my coffee cup"
"Green bread with the addition of pandanus leaves is sold in Malaysia"
Perfectly trimmed tree in Seville, Spain
"Found a set of round playing cards"
"My grandparents measure time on the dial with one week instead of 24 hours."
Clear hot sauce
"My friend looks like a giant"
A cat with two "Eyes of Sauron"
A boat that has a part for underwater views
Single egg tray
"Bumped into a Danish door leading to a field"
Someone crocheted a cover for this tree
Butterfly with transparent wings
This is a building that looks like a huge open cardboard box.
Fleet of delivery robots at work
The leaves of this tree grow in such a way that it feels like it was blurred in Photoshop.
White moth with a picture of a chicken on the back
"The color of my red pen is exactly the same shade as the margins in the notebook."
Babies sleep on the street in the courtyard of a hospital to strengthen the immune system, Moscow, USSR, 1958
Raindrops only cling to the colored areas of this poster.
National Geographic's door handles are shaped like the brand's logo
"My oatmeal became smooth and egg-shaped after I ran to work."
There is a miniature copy of it near this temple so that blind people can get acquainted with its architecture.
Pizza box opening from the center
Smoke from the fire painted the cobweb black
"Gradient colors on eggs that I collected from my chickens"
The photographs on the walls of this pub curve along with the walls
These chairs have a recess so you can hang your bag
"My coffee with milk came out the same color as my mug."
"This cactus has been growing from the metal roof of my friends for 4 years now."
Tiny seashell in sea salt
It says "Closed"
Funny patterns on ventilation grilles in new Swedish trains
A bench and a table made of rails. Vandalism level: 100
Toilet paper that helps you learn English
Stone before and after polishing
This is what bags of potato chips look like in a store located at an altitude of 2250 meters.
Here's what $ 1 million looks like in 10 dollar bills.
Plain 2D graffiti, but it looks like it's three-dimensional
From the inside, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is hollow
Wolves can be very large
At a time when there were still no clocks, people used candles with marks, each of which marked 1 hour. If it was necessary to set an alarm, then people simply stuck nails into the candle and put it on a metal surface.
Another alternative to the alarm clock was special people who were paid to spit frozen peas at windows to wake people up for work.
How much Shanghai (China) has changed in just 20 years
Jupiter and Saturn's Northern Lights compared to Earth
These two photos are exactly the same - they were taken from the same angle, they have the same crop and contain the same pixels, but the second one looks different
There is a truck on the left in this photo.