50 facts distributed by "Weird Facts" that will surely teach you new things
Each new year represents a new beginning. Around the night between the years, we think about what we want the new year to bring, we make wishes, we make plans and we respect different superstitions in order to have luck in the beginning year. It is as common as it is convenient to believe that the luck of the new year is primarily due to fate, and thus we tend to minimize our own responsibility and the importance of our contribution to our own well-being.
But what if, at the turn of the year, we made a list of things we want to learn next year? Maybe we want to learn a foreign language, maybe we want to try a new sport, maybe we want to learn a new skill, use a new device, get a driver's license or maybe we want to learn to paint. We all have such desires, but we seldom fulfill them.
1.Learning law for humanity
Learning is necessary up to a point. When we are little, we always learn things about the reality around us that help us survive and adapt. Then we go to school, where we are forced to learn various subjects, some of which we like, some less. Then we go to college, where we specialize in one field. We go to work, where we learn to do our job. After a while, however, learning is no longer compulsory, it becomes optional. Nothing presses us anymore, the only motivation is given by our desire to know things. And this is the moment when the excuses appear: I don't feel like it now, I want to relax, I've learned enough, I'm too old to learn anymore, etc.
These excuses have long-term negative consequences. The brain, like any other muscle, atrophies in the absence of exercise. For this reason, thinking becomes rigid and we tend to suffer from functional fixation. In other words, we are used to doing things the same way all the time, we feel uncomfortable when we are faced with a new situation and we lose the ability to think "outside the box" and find creative solutions to the problems we face. The more time we spend learning nothing new, the more useless it seems to us to try.
5.The 9 Nanas
6.Money doesn’t grow on tree
First of all, if our brain is always trained to learn new things, it will be easier for us to learn skills, because we will be able to relate them to what we already know. And we will know more and more. This will allow us to deal with more and more situations. Although we may not see the immediate benefit of learning a certain thing in the long run, we will certainly feel the benefits.
By always learning, we keep our spirit young and will process information very quickly, because we will have a complex system in which to integrate it. Last but not least, we will have an increased sense of self-efficacy, which will help us to feel good about ourselves, to know what we are capable of and to be confident that we can succeed in what we set out to do.
10.Dream come true
11.Breakfast with dads
Sometimes you can learn a lot of useful things from the Internet by simply leafing through pictures. In this post Bemorepanda collected different facts about everything that will help broaden our horizons, as well as distract for a couple of minutes from the routine.
1. In 2016, a Chinese businessman Xiong Shuihua demolished all the houses in his native village and built villas in their place.
2. You would be confused to see such a door in your entrance for the first time. This is just a drawing with an optical illusion.
3. The Varani people live in Ecuador. After lengthy litigation, they won a case against an oil company claiming their land. In the photo, members of the Amazon tribe in the courtroom.
4. In 2015, Ford installed wide-angle front and rear 1-megapixel cameras on its cars that allow "seeing from around the corner." The problem of "blind" zones has been solved.
5. Animal rights advocates have figured out how to protect elephants from poachers: they painted the animal tusks with pink paint, which is marked with banknotes in banks. It does not harm the animal, but it is impossible to wash it off. Buyers do not need such tusks.
6. Does it look edible? In fact, in the photo there is not grapes, but a mineral called "grape chalcedony".
7. This is the cross sea. It looks like this because of wave systems moving at different angles.
8. This is a tree called Jabuticaba (or Brazilian grape tree). Its fruits grow directly from the bark.
9. The guy took off the lightning for 2 hours and then combined all the frames in one.
10. City in Peru around the oasis in Huacachina.
11. In the Congaree National Park, the water in the lake turns different colors at a certain temperature.
12. Blacks couples born white baby. No, the DNA test confirmed that the spouses are the biological parents of the baby. Perhaps these are white dormant genes or mutating albinism.
13. Scientists have tracked eagle movements using GPS for 20 years. Here are his flights.
14. Trace after a needle prick on the skin, taken with a microscope.
15. This is how entrants of the GITIS acting faculty are evaluated in the era of coronavirus.
Ever since some Sheffield cricketers decided to try a new sport and set up the first football club in history, every team that has ever tied on the square or on the grass of the world's great stadiums has been looking for opponents on measure. There have been club tours in Europe since the 19th century, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then continued in various forms among the world wars until the 1950s, but the history of the Champions League, as we know it today, would begin in South America!
8 groups of 32 teams in the first round guarantee a minimum of 6 matches played for each club and this new format replaces the eliminatory scheme played in the old CCE. The UEFA Champions League began its adventure of conquering the world in the autumn of 1992 (exactly when the first season of the Premier League began!).
Bemorepanda has collected 100 interesting facts for you.
1. Real Madrid scored the most goals - 439
2. And missed the most 231 goals
3. Porto suffered the most losses - 51
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Nicolas Anelka, Javier Saviola each played for 6 different teams
5. Ryan Giggs is a player with most Champions League appearances (19 rallies)
6. Iker Casillas played the most minutes (13,450)
7. Raul is the fielder with the most playing minutes (11,999)
8. Thierry Henry missed the most penalties (5)
9 . Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Luiz are most removed - 4 times
10. Marco Balotta - the age goalkeeper (43 years and 253 days)
11. Cristiano Ronaldo - the player who won the most consecutive wins (14)
12. Péteri Ofori-Kwai - the young goalscorer (17 years and 195 days)
13. Arsene Wenger is the coach with the most appearances (19 rallies)
14. Carlo Ancelotti has coached the most teams (6)
15. Alex Ferguson is the coach with the most Champions League appearances (190 )
16. Arsene Wenger - coach with naib with most losses (49 matches)
17. Real Madrid (winner of the 2013/2014 season) with most goals per match (3.15)
18. Totalplayed 2533games Champions League
19. Total 1261 home wins, 650 away wins and 622 draws
20. Total scored 6,783 goals
21. Total shot 534 penalties, 125 missed
22. The most popular 1: 1 score met in 280 games
23. Real Marid, Barcelona, Porto and Manchester United are the teams with the most participation (20 draws )
24. Most productive match Monaco - Deportivo 8: 3 (05.11.2003)
25. Glasgow Rangers-Unira - the game with the most own goals (3 -20.10.2009)
26. Final (Real Madrid - Atlético) - the game with the most yellow cards (12)
27. The most common penalty is prescribed ingate the Arsenal(22 times)
28. most often disposed of players Juventus(20 times)
29. Kim Milton Nielsen - the referee, judging the most (53 games)
30. France - the country, represented the largest number of players (471)
31. Players of 124 nationalities played in matches
32. Daniel Amokachi - scorer of the first goal (25.11.1992 Bruges-CSKA 1: 0)
33. Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano scored the most goals in one match (5)
34. Francesco Totti - oldest goal scorer (38 years and 59 days)
35. Celesten Babayaro - youngest debutant (16 years and 87 days)
36. Raul - youngest hat-trick at the age of 18 years 114 days (18.10.1995 Real Madrid - Ferencvaros 6: 1 (24, 25, 84 minutes)
37.13 Spanish teams have participated in at least one Champions League (Athletic, Atlético, Barcelona, Betis, Valencia, Villarreal, Deportivo, Malaga, Mallorca, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Celta)
38. Luis Figo and Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored the most spenalti (10)
39. Manchester United - the team the most times played a draw (52 times)
40. Barcelona scored the most goals in the gate (9)
41. Marco Van Basten - the author of the first het-trick Champions League (25.11.1992 Milan-Gothenburg)
42. Glasgow Rangers - the team that won the first away victory (09.12.1992 CSKA-Glasgow Rangers 0: 1). Although formally the meeting took place in Bochum (Germany)
43. Donetsk Shakhtar - the author of the biggest away victory 7: 0
44. Real Madrid did not score the most penalties (11)
45. The referees most often sent off players in matches against Barcelona (29 times)
46. Real Madrid is the team with the most victories in one competition (12 - 2001/2002)
47. Maccabi Haifa (2009/2010) and Deportivo (2005/2005) have not scored a single goal
48. Iker Casillas - the player who played most often in the starting lineup (149 times) and finished the match (145 times)
49. Alessandro Nesta - the player who did not score in 99 matches
50. Vanden Borre - the player who did not win in 23 matches in a row
51. Xavi - the player with the most wins (91)
52. Raul was the first to play 100 matches in the Champions League
53. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring most often (29 times)
54. The biggest victory in the history of the tournament - Liverpool-Besiktas 8: 0 (06.11.2007 )
55. Carles Puyol won the trophy most of all as captain - 3 times
56. Roy Macaay - scored the fastest goal 10.12 seconds (07.03.2007 Bayern-Real Madrid)
57. Milan most often played in the finals (6 times), Bayern, Barcelona and Juventus (5 times), Real Madrid and Manchester United 4 times
58. Juventus lost more than all finals (4 times), Milan and Bayern 3 times
59. Real Madrid (4) and Porto (1 time) have never lost in the final
60. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the most in one draw - 17 goals (2013 / 2014)
61. The biggest difference in the final - Milan-Barcelona (4: 0) 05/18/1994
62. Liverpool-Milan (3: 3) - the most productive final (05/25/2005)
63. 5 players with doubles in the finals - Daniele Massaro (1993/1994), Karl Heinz Riedle (1996/1997), Hernan Crespo (2004/2005), Filippo Inzaghi (2006/2007), Diego Milito (2009/2010)
64.4 players scored in two finals - Raul ( 1999/2000 and 2001/2002), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007/2008 and 2013/2014), Lionel Messi (2008/2009 and 2010/2011), Samuel Eto'o (2005/2006 and 2008/2009)
65. Carlo Ancelotti won the trophy three times (2002/2003, 2006/2007 with Milan and 2013/2014 with Real Madrid)
66. Coaches who won the trophy with different teams - Otmar Hitzfeld (Borussia D 1996/1997 and Bayern 2000/2001), Jupp Heinckess (Real Madrid 1997/1998 and Bayern 2012/2 013), Jose Mourinho (Porto 2003/2004 and Inter 2009/2010), Carlo Ancelotti (Milan 2002/2003, 2006/2007 and Real Madrid 2013/2014)
67. Oldest winning coach - Raymond Gutals (71 and 232 days)
68.6 times the winner was determined in a penalty shootout - Juventus-Ajax (1995/1996), Bayern-Valencia (2000/2001), Milan-Juventus (2002/2003), Liverpool-Milan (2004/2005), Manchester United -Chelsea (2007/2008), Chelsea-Bayern (2011/2012)after
69.1 time winner extra time - Real Madrid-Atlético 2013/2014 (4: 1)
70. Oldest fielder - Alessandro Costacurta 40 years old and 213 days (21.11.2006 AEK - Milan 1: 0)
71. Clarence Seedorf - the only one who won the Champions League with 3 different clubs (Ajax 1994/1995, Real Madrid 1997/1998, Milan 2002/2003, 2006/2007)
72. Frank Rijkaard is the only one who won the Champions League as a player (Ajax 1994/1995) and coach (Barcelona 2005/2006)
73. Final Milan-Liverpool (2004/2005, 2006/2007) and Barcelona-Manchester United (2008/2009 , 2010/2011) played twice
74. Real Madrid and Bayern - the team, who had gained the most consecutive wins (10)
75. 130 teams at least once participated in the draw of the tournament
76. Barcelona more than any win on the road - 45 matches
77 20 different stadiums hosted the final of the Champions League
78. In 13 of them the different winner was ahead
79. 14 teams lost all matches in the group stage of the Champions League - Kosice (1997/1998), Fenerbahce (2001/2002), Spartak Moscow (2002/2003), Anderlecht (2004/2005), Rapid (2005/2006), Levski (2006/2007), Dynamo Kiev (2007/2008), Debrecen (2009/2010), Zhilina (2010/2011), Partizan (2010/2011), Maccabi Haifa (2009/2010), Villarreal (2011/2012), Otelul (2011/2012), Olympique Marseille (2103/2014)
80. Real Madrid-Bayern have met the most in the Champions League - 22 times
81. Liverpool-Chelsea more often all met as representatives of one of the country - 10 times
82 5 finals played by representatives of the same country (Real Madrid-Valencia 1999/2000, Milan-Juventus 2002/2003, Manchestr e United-Chelsea 2007/2008, Bayern-Borussia D 2012/2013, Real Madrid-Atlético 2013/2014)
83. And only once by teams from the same city (Real Madrid-Atlético 2013/2014)
84. Marcel Desailly (Olympique 1992 / 1993 and Milan 1993/1994), Paulo Sousa (Juventus 1995/1996 and Borussia D 1996/1997), Gerard Piqué (Manchester United 2007/2008 and Barcelona 2008/2009) and Samuel Eto'o (Barcelona 2008/2009 and Inter 2009/2010) have won the Champions League twice in a row
85. Marcelo Lippi, Alex Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti with their teams have4 times playedin the Champions League final
86. Jupp Hynckess, Rafael Benitez, Josep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Di Matteo and Luis Enrique won the trophy in their very first season
87. Chelsea is the only team to be eliminated in the group stage after winning the Champions League (2012/2013)
88. Athens (Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK - 2003/2004), and London (Arsenal. Chelsea, Tottenham - 2003/2004) represented 3 teams each in the Champions League
89. Only Juventus (1995/1996) and Borussia D (1996/1997) managed to become winners in their country
90. Only Spanish teams won the Champions League in a row (Real Madrid 2013/2014 and Barcelona 2014/2015)
91. Brothers who won the Champions League - Frank and Ronald de Boers, Gary and Phil Neville, Gabi and Diego Milito
92. Brazilians scored the most in the Champions League - 747 goals
93. Raul was the first to reach marks of 50 goals
94. Van Tiggelen became the first player sent off in the match (25/11/1992 Porto - PSV 2: 2)
95. Alex Ferguson is the first coach to score 100 wins
96. 3,002 goals scored in the first half
97. 3,764 scored in the second half
98. 9 goals scored in extra time
99. 5848 players have played at least one minute in the match
100 343 coach took part in at least one match
After a great match as the Champions League 2020 was, we have collected for you 20 interesting facts about the main football tournament in Europe.
1. The Champions League tournament was established in 1992. Prior to that, since 1955, a tournament called "Champions Cup" was held. In the early 1990s, with the aim of increasing the popularity of the tournament and increasing revenue, UEFA reorganized the Champions Cup into the Champions League.
2. The most spectacular Champions League final took place in 2005 in Istanbul. In the decisive match of the tournament, the Italian “Milan” and the English “Liverpool” met. After the first half the score was 3: 0 in favor of Andriy Shevchenko's team. However, in the second half, the British made a stunning comeback, scoring 3 goals against Dida. The Englishmen celebrated the victory in the penalty shootout.
3. Throughout the history of the tournament, representatives of 10 countries have won the League Cup. Among them is the now defunct Yugoslavia. In 1991 the Red Star team won the Champions Cup.
4. The most titled club in the Champions League is Real Madrid. On account of the "creamy" 10 cups of the Champions League. However, we are talking about victories since 1955. It was the Madrid team that became the first Champions Cup winner in the history of football. For 5 seasons in a row, Real has no equal in Europe.
5. Before the start of the Champions League of the 2015-2016 season, the top scorers of the tournament are the greatest football players of our time - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. On account of each of them 77 goals. At the same time, Messi needed 99 matches for this, the Portuguese - 119.
6. The Champions League Cup is a transitional award. The club keeps the cup for 10 months. The team that wins the tournament 5 times or 3 times in a row has the right to keep the cup forever. The only team to have 2 Champions League Cups is Real Madrid.
7. The record holder for the number of defeats in the Champions League finals is Juventus Turin. The Italians played 8 times in the finals of the tournament, but only twice celebrated the victory.
8. The biggest victory in the tournament was celebrated by the Dynamo Bucharest players. In 1973, the Romanians scored 11 unanswered goals against the Northern Irish Crusaders.
9. Because of its shape, and especially the handles, the main trophy of the tournament is called "Big Ears".
10. In the entire history of the tournament, representatives of one country have played only 5 times in the finals. This happened for the first time in 2000, when Real Madrid and Valencia met. In 2003, Milan and Juventus played in the final, in 2008 - Manchester United and Chelsea, in 2013 - Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, in 2014 - Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid . "
11. The most productive scorer in one tournament is Cristiano Ronaldo. In the 2013/2014 season, the Portuguese scored 17 goals, surpassing the result of Ferenc Puskas and Lionel Messi, who had 14 goals each.
12. The most awarded Champions League coaches are Bob Paisley - mentor of Liverpool and Carlo Ancelotti. Unlike Paisley, Ancelotti won the Champions League with two clubs - Milan and Real Madrid.
13. Lionel Messi is the absolute leader in the number of hat-tricks in the Champions League. He has 5 hat-tricks on his account.
14. The largest number of spectators at the final match of the tournament was recorded in 1960. In the final, which took place in Glasgow, Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt met. The stadium was attended by 127,621 fans.
15. The modern Champions League anthem appeared in 1992. The arrangement of Zadok the Priest by Georg Frideris Handel (18th century composer) was performed by Tony Britten. The League Anthem is sung in the three official languages of UEFA - English, French and German.
16. Paolo Maldini is the oldest captain in the Champions League. In February 2008, the footballer set an age record by coming out with a captain's armband in a League match at the age of 39 years and 239 days.
17. The fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history was scored by Bayern Munich forward Roy Makai on 7 May 2007. In the victory for his team in the 1/8 final match with Real Madrid, the Dutchman took his team ahead 11 seconds after the starting whistle.
18. The fastest sending-off in Champions League history took place on 11 March 2015. In the match Bayern Munich - Shakhtar Donetsk, the Pitmen's defender Oleksandr Kucher was sent off in the 3rd minute. As a result, the Donetsk team lost with a score of 7: 0 and stopped fighting for the award.
19. The youngest debutant in the Champions League is Celestine Babayaro (“Anderlecht”), who in 1994 was 16 years old and 87 days old. In his debut match, Babayaro was sent off in the 37th minute.
20. The record holder for the number of matches played in the Champions League is Xavi. As part of the Catalan "Barcelona" legend The spaniard has made 151 league appearances.
Football fans have never looked forward to an international tournament for so long. The European Championship was supposed to be held in 2020, but due to a sudden pandemic, the competition was postponed to 2021, albeit with the previous name - Euro 2020. Bemorepanda has collected the most interesting facts about the main football tournament of 2021, which started on June 11.
€ 1.25 billion
was the cost of the players of the England national team, the most expensive national team of Euro 2020
France is located nearby - € 1.03 billion, Germany (€ 936.5 million), Spain (€ 915 million) and Portugal (€ 872 million).
Three others are: Hungary (€ 74.85 million), North Macedonia (€ 61.8 million) and Finland (€ 44.6 million).
Almost € 1 billion was the
Total cost of the 11 most expensive footballers of the tournament
The total cost of the most expensive footballers in terms of positions for Euro 2020 was € 990 million.
On the bench in terms of positions: Romelu Lukaku (€ 100 million), Raheem Sterling (€ 90 million), Bruno Fernandes (€ 90 million), Phil Foden (€ 80 million), Marcus Llorente (€ 80 million), Rodri (€ 70 million), Raphael Varane (€ 70 million) , Milan Shkrinjar (€ 60 million), Ben Chilluel (€ 45 million), Rhys James (€ 40 million).
€ 40 million
was the cost of the most expensive football player of Euro 2020 not from the top 5 championships
This is 18-year-old defender Nuno Mendes from Sporting Portugal. The second is 19-year-old Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax, worth € 33 million (Netherlands). The third is Nikola Vlašić from CSKA, which TM estimates at € 30 million (Croatia).
120 players at Euro 2020 - from the Premier League
This is more than from any other championship.
The following tournaments are listed:
● Bundesliga - 89;
● Series A - 71;
● La Liga - 38;
● RPL - 32;
● League 1 - 29;
● Championship (Division 2 of England) - 29;
A total of 42 leagues of various levels are represented.
The most atypical:
● Championship of Albania: Ferhan Hasani - North Macedonia
● Bosnia and Herzegovina: Krste Velkovski - North Macedonia
● Japan: Thomas Vermaelen - Belgium
● English League 1 (3rd division): Chris Gunter from " Charltona - Wales & Annecy Jakkola of Bristol Rovers - Finland
● English Ligue 2 (4th Division): Matt Smith Man City U-23 - Wales
17 Chelsea footballers featured at Euro 2020
More than from any other team.
This is a tournament record. Chelsea players are on 10 national teams: England, Germany, France, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Wales, Scotland and Belgium. Following the winner of the Champions League are:
● Manchester City - 15
● Bayern - 14
● Juventus - 12
● Manchester United and Dynamo K - 11
14 years and 10 months
Joachim Loew leads the German national team - the longest of the coaches for Euro 2020
The closest pursuers don't even have 10 years:
● France - Didier Deschamps (8 years and 10 months);
● Switzerland - Vladimir Petkovich (6 years and 10 months);
● Portugal - Fernando Santos (6 years and 8 months);
● North Macedonia - Igor Angelovski (5 years and 7 months);
● Sweden - Janne Anderson (4 years and 11 months);
● Ukraine - Andriy Shevchenko (4 years and 10 months);
● Belgium - Roberto Martinez (4 years and 10 months);
● Russia - Stanislav Cherchesov (4 years and 9 months);
● England - Gareth Southgate (4 years and 6 months);
17 years and 243 days
Kasper Kozlovsky - the youngest footballer of Euro 2020
Next on the list - Englishman Bellingham, German Musiala, Spaniard Pedri and two Ukrainians: Zabarny and Sudakov.
96.2% of the
national teams in Finland and Hungary are represented by players from outside the national championships.
Finland and Hungary still have one player from the local championships. This is followed by:
● Austria and Belgium - 92.3%;
● Sweden and North Macedonia - 88.5%;
● Switzerland, Poland and Scotland - 84.6%;
● France and Wales - 80.8.
The smallest percentage of "legionnaires":
● England - 11.5% (Trippier, Bellingham, Sancho);
● Italy - 15.4% (Emerson, Florenzi, Veratti, Jorginho);
● Russia - 15.4% (Kudryashov, Golovin, Miranchuk, Cheryshev);
● Ukraine - 30.8% (Zinchenko, Sobol, Makarenko, Malinovsky, Bezus, Yarmolenko, Zubkov, Yaremchuk);
● Germany - 34.6% (Leno, Rudiger, Koch, Gosens, Kroos, Gundogan, Havertz, Werner, Volland).
Now the Euro can play ...
... even those who did not get into the final application of
Previously, the Euro application could fit 23 players, but the modern tournament requires modern solutions. UEFA has prepared and released some covid additions to the regulations ahead of the tournament. You probably know that the rosters have been expanded to 26, so that the teams have more room to maneuver. But this is not the only measure. Player rosters may change before the tournament, and even during.
For example, in case of injury or serious illness, a player from the application can be replaced with another one before the starting match of the team for Euro, and goalkeepers can be changed after the first game.
In this case, any additional applications must be agreed, the diagnosis of the excluded player must be confirmed by the UEFA medical specialist. The number of such substitutions is not limited, the main thing is to fit into the deadline (for field players - before the start of the tournament). The regulations clearly state: the national team must go to the match if it has at least 13 players, including one goalkeeper. If 13 is not recruited, then you can even call those who are not included in the application 26.
A few days before the tournament, covid problems appear. So far, Spain is suffering the most. Sergi Busquets passed a positive test and disrupted the friendly match - since all the other players were at risk, they had to release the youth team for the game with Lithuania. And on the morning of June 9, it turned out that the defender Diego Llorente was also infected.
As a result, the coaches create a "plan B" - at the same time they assemble a squad of 17 players (there is Kep, but no Nacho, Saul and Aspas). All of them will come to the national team, but they will live in a "parallel bubble" without contact with the main team. In which case, any of them will be added.
A part-time Youtube blogger, a failed mortgage consultant ...
... and 7 more interesting facts about Euro stars
In the summer of 2012, English defender Tyrone Mingsretirement was considered at age 19. The fact is that it was problematic for him to combine training with the work of a bartender and a mortgage consultant, but he still continued to perform. After 7 years, he achieved a call-up to the England national team.
Spain's left-back, Jordi Alba, only got a driver's license at 31 and started using his car. Before that, the Spaniard came to trainings by taxi or with the help of relatives and friends.
Dutchman Donnie van de Beck has been dating the daughter of the legendary Dennis Begkamp for several years, and he took the 34th number in Manchester United in honor of Ajax footballer Abelha, who had been in a coma for almost three years.
Until the age of 14, Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea was not a goalkeeper at all. He generally played mini-football, where he played the role of a forward. In those days, he pumped the game with his feet, which helps him in big football. He parried a lot of punches thanks to futsal skills.
In July 2020, the English “Birmingham” assigned the 22nd number for 17-year-old Jude Bellingham. Thus, the club thanked the talented guy for 10 years in the team. Bellingham became Birmingham's most expensive transfer - it was sold to Borussia Dortmund for € 25 million.
In 2012, Italian Federico Bernardeschi refused to star in a reality show about the life of promising Fiorentina players. They persuaded him for a long time, hinting that the captain should take part in the picture and that this would raise his recognition. “I just wanted to play football, I didn't think about the rest,” Federico recalled.
Black Spaniard Adam Traore has been famous for speed since a young age. To prevent the winger from being grabbed by the arms, the Wolverhampton coaching staff came up with the idea of smearing them with baby oil. And it helped! Now the reactive footballer cannot be kept up, and he began to receive much fewer injuries due to fouls.
The star of the Netherlands national team Memphis Depay, in addition to football, is engaged in music. More than 500 thousand people have subscribed to his YouTube channel. The total number of video views has already exceeded 36 million.
English defender Bukayo Saka spent his childhood on the street. To quickly send his son home, the father and brother had to lose his "battle" in the garden. Also, the future Arsenal player was famous for his excellent academic performance. His favorite subjects were business, mathematics and English. Saka passed all exams with good or excellent marks.
At a young age, Belgian Napoli star Dries Mertens nearly became a physical training teacher when he was expelled from Anderlecht due to his modest physical abilities. The player was saved by the coach of the youth team of Ghent, who took Mertens to the club of the third Belgian division.
Giorginio Wijnaldum is a cousin of Royston Drenthe, who in 2013 played 6 matches for Alania Vladikavkaz. As a child, the midfielder did not like football and was fond of acrobatics. Everything changed when his grandmother sent Giorginio to the Rotterdam Sparta school and accompanied him to all training sessions.
Belgian defender Tom Meunier, in his youth, combined the game in the third Belgian league with work at the factory. Tom is also very fond of painting, and in 2015 he developed a design for sun awnings for the American company Winsol.
Mighty hippos, they are hippos, only seem to be such clumsy bumpkins. These massive animals have a quick temper and are very dangerous, especially if someone has the imprudence to disturb them. On the other hand, hippos do not harm anyone - they only protect themselves and their territory, which is steadily shrinking due to the expansion of human civilization.
The common hippopotamus is an artiodactyl animal that belongs to the hippopotamus family. Hippopotamuses prefer to live near freshwater reservoirs, where they spend most of their time, only occasionally leaving the water to feed. Hippos are also often called hippos, which means "river horse" in Greek. The name is very accurate, given the craving of hippos for water and the impressive dimensions of these animals.
Hippopotamuses are one of the largest land animals. The mass of an adult male often exceeds three tons; some sources claim that there were also four-ton giants. Until about ten, the group of males and females does not differ much, but males begin to gain weight much faster in adulthood. In the wild, the life expectancy of a hippopotamus rarely exceeds 40 years, and in captivity, animals can live up to 60 years with proper care.
Interesting facts about Hippos
1. In the African country of Sudan, hippos are considered evil creatures, so the locals fear them and bypass them.
2. There are pygmy hippos worldwide, which are 12-15 times inferior to their full-sized counterparts.
3. True, they still weigh about two hundred kilograms.
4. Hippos have stronger teeth than any other living creature on Earth.
5. Once upon a time, pygmy hippos were found on the Mediterranean islands, particularly in Cyprus, but they died out there long ago (see 33 interesting facts about Cyprus).
6. Hippo meat is entirely edible. Moreover, paleontologists have established that the ancestors of modern humans hunted them for meat several million years ago.
7. Although hippopotamuses spend most of their lives in the water, they only eat vegetation that grows on land but does not eat aquatic plants.
8. An enraged hippopotamus can develop tremendous speed, so even a professional athlete will not be able to escape from it.
9. The only living creature in the world that poses a threat to an adult hippo is a person.
10. The skin of hippopotamuses is unique in that it secretes a particular enzyme that helps to disinfect wounds. An excellent natural mechanism, considering that hippos often fight and inflict more or less severe injuries on each other.
11. A newborn baby hippo weighs an average of about 50 kg.
12. Hippos often ravage the fields in the countryside. In ancient Egypt, they, and not locusts, were considered the scourge of the areas.
13. In the stomach of an adult hippopotamus, up to 200 kg of digestible food can be simultaneously located.
14. The female hippo cannot become pregnant for 15-18 months after the cub's birth.
15. Some tribes in Africa make dentures from hippopotamus teeth.
16. Although hippos are fiercely protective of their offspring, they can quickly kill other people's cubs.
17. The skin of an adult hippopotamus weighs up to 500 kg, up to one-eighth of the mass of its entire body.
18. Hippos can sweat, and their sweat is reddish-pink.
19. The pupils of these animals are unique in that they are T-shaped.
20. In Africa, hippos kill more people than crocodiles.
21. even though hippos constantly eat when possible, if necessary, they can go without food for 15-20 days.
22. Hunting for hippos is officially banned in all countries, but some African tribes, leading a lifestyle close to the primitive, continue to hunt them.
23. The skin of these animals reaches 3.5-4 cm in thickness.
24. In well-fed hippos, the stomach sags so much that it can touch the ground when walking.
25. Their life expectancy can reach approximately 50 years.
26. Hippos, on occasion, do not mind eating a gaping antelope or even a crocodile.
27. Their skin is more challenging than that of any other animal. It is even more challenging than elephants.
28. An adult hippopotamus eats 50-60 kg of food per day.
29. Hippos can develop a running speed of up to 30 kilometers per hour. Accurate, from such efforts, they quickly fizzle out.
30. Older individuals often starve to death after their teeth have been completely worn down and they can no longer grind plant foods.
31. Hippos grow throughout their lives.
32. Hippos usually wait out the heat of the day in the water and go out to graze on land at night.
33. Often, during the night, they walk more than 10 kilometers in search of food.
34. Usually, females of these animals give birth to cubs on land, but sometimes they do it in the water. Why is it unknown?
35. If an adult hippopotamus opens its mouth, the distance from its upper to lower jaw can reach one and a half meters.
36. Hippos have relatively poor eyesight but excellent hearing. And in the water, they hear no worse than on land.
37. Hippos live only in freshwater.
38. If necessary, hippos can hold their breath for up to five minutes while diving underwater.
39. Even adults and large crocodiles avoid attacking hippos.
40. An adult hippopotamus can weigh over 4 tons.
41. From the point of view of zoology, the closest relatives of these animals are whales.
42. Some African tribes treat the skin of hippopotamuses in such a way that it is used for polishing diamonds. But this is a long process that takes up to five or six years.
43. Currently, you can meet a wild hippopotamus only in Africa, and in recent decades their numbers have been declining. Biologists estimate that the total number of animals does not exceed 150,000, a quarter of them live in Zambia. But on the territory of South Africa, wild hippos completely disappeared several decades ago; they can only be found in the national park.
44. The main enemy of hippos is the man. Among the animals, few dare to attack this giant. Sometimes lions and crocodiles decide on this. But, even these ferocious predators do not always manage to defeat the hippopotamus, which in appearance seems lazy and clumsy. Crocodiles attack hippos in the water and lions on land.
45. A hippo's mouth can open almost 180 degrees, and its scope in adult animals reaches one and a half meters. The strength of the jaws of a hippopotamus is such that it can bite the spine of an adult crocodile.
46. With such a vast mass, the animal needs up to 50 kg—of feed per day. The main diet of the hippopotamus consists of grass. But, hippos can also eat the meat of other animals.
47. In zoos, hippos began to appear in the middle of the 19th century. The first animal was delivered to the London Zoo on May 25, 1850. The townspeople's delight knew no bounds, up to ten thousand people a day came to see such a miracle. Now hippos successfully breed in captivity, but keeping these animals is not cheap.
48. Since ancient times, people have hunted hippos for meat, skins, and bones. The heart, especially a young animal, is tasty and tastes like veal.
49. a healthy skin, up to four centimeters thick, was often used by warriors for sheathing shields, and the bone is used to make souvenirs. Given the sharp decline in the number of animals, the trade-in hippopotamus bones are limited by hard quotas.
50. When a hippopotamus goes to land, his body quickly dehydrates; therefore, in search of food, they prefer to go out at night when the heat subsides. In search of food, the hippopotamus can overcome up to ten kilometers, and with the onset of heat, they again plunge into the reservoir. Despite their impressive mass, hippos can reach speeds of up to thirty kilometers per hour over short distances.
51. For people, hippos are very dangerous. They often settle near sown fields, and in a short time, they can destroy a significant part of the crops since these animals have an excellent appetite. At this time, hippos are aggressive and can attack people passing by. In the water, animals sometimes attack passing boats. Most often, females do this, fearing for their cubs. In South Luangwa Park, located in Zambia, more than 100 people become victims of hippopotamus attacks yearly.
52. Most hippos prefer not to leave their native waters. Therefore, they suffer significantly during a drought, when the water level drops rapidly. But among these animals, there are lovers of travel. For example, in three years, a female named Hubert, from 1928 to 1931, decided on a desperate step - she covered 1,600 kilometers in southern Africa. She was shot dead by the hunters, who were then sentenced to a $25 fine.