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Top 50 interesting and curios facts about Super Bowl in 2022 that you need to know

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In February 2022, the 2022 Super Bowl will take place - the final of the National Football League.

 

Ahead of the match, which is just some days away, the NFL has announced a roster of performers who will play during halftime.

 

The audience will be entertained by four famous rappers - Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. Also on stage will be the hip-hop singer Mary J. Blige.

 

This is the final game of the American football season between the two best teams in the United States. At the same time, it is the most rated event of the year on American television, which gathers the maximum audience from television screens. The Super Bowl is not only watched by sports fans, because it is one of the main events of modern pop culture.

 

Every year, on the first Sunday in February, the US hosts the final game of the National Football League - The Super Bowl. From a purely sporting event, the Superbowl has long turned into a super show. We tell the story of the best performances of this cup, which have become iconic in pop culture and fashion - from Carol Channing to The Weeknd.

 

 

Bemorepanda collected some interesting facts about The Super Bowl 2022.

 

1. Super Bowl - in American football, the title of the final game for the title of champion of the National Football League (NFL) of the United States of America. The game and its attendant celebration over the years is Super Bowl Sunday.

 

2. Any holiday, in my opinion, is great: it is a good mood, emotions, meeting interesting people and friends (if you are watching a company) and a reason for discussion the next day. Well, in America they know how to decorate holidays beautifully and celebrate on a large scale.

 

3. During the break, the stadium turns into a large-scale concert venue. One star is putting on an amazing mini-concert!

 

4. Huge audience attracts advertisers' attention. During the Super Bowl, the most expensive and high-quality advertising in the world is shown - the cost of showing a 30-second video is $ 5 million. Film companies showcase exclusive trailers of the most anticipated films of the year.

 

5. At the same time there are 22 people on the field - 11 attacking players of one team against 11 defense players of the other. The task of attacking in 4 attempts to go 10 yards. In this case, the ball can be passed through the air or immediately run with it in hand. If you miss 10 yards in your available attempts, either give the ball to an opponent or kick the ball into the goal to score 3 points.

 

6. If the attack goes all the way and the player is in the end zone with the ball, this is called a touchdown and the team scores 6 points plus the chance to score one extra. The task of the defense, therefore, is to prevent the attack from passing all those yards.

 

 

7. The Denver Broncos are playing against the Carolina Panthers. For Denver, the main figure is 39-year-old quarterback Peyton Manning, one of America's most famous and respected athletes. For him, this is most likely the last game of his career and a chance to say goodbye to sports beautifully by winning the championship ring.

 

8. Carolina are a young and mischievous team with outstanding defense, having suffered only 1 defeat in 18 games of the season (including the playoffs). The leader is quarterback Cameron Newton, who will soon be named the best player of the regular season.

 

9. From the point of view of non-Americans, the hysteria around, in fact, a football match seems to be a surprising phenomenon. 

 

10. The amazing thing is: Since 1967, when the National Football League and the American Football League began merging, the Super Bowl has grown in popularity until it has become a national phenomenon. 

 

11. Now the final game of the season, during which the NFL champion is determined, in the United States has the character of a national holiday: fashionable department stores like Bergdorf Goodman decorate windows in her honor and come up with capsule collections, and Americans themselves sit en masse in front of TV screens - on the day of the final in the USA they buy and eat only slightly less food than they did on Thanksgiving.

 

 

12.  The TV broadcast of the game is so popular that the match itself has been shifted over the years to the evening time, so that the breaks fall on Sunday prime time. 

 

13. For this broadcast, brands of all stripes traditionally release separate commercials (one minute of airtime during the Super Bowl costs about $ 8 million) - this is how the first iPhone advertisement was shown for the first time, and this year the Tiffany & Co. campaign will be presented during the broadcast. starring Lady Gaga.

 

14. Falling into big news feeds, the fashion industry could not ignore such an event and throughout the existence of the Super Bowl systematically worked its way inside the football game. In the interval between the halves, since 1970, they have been organizing mini-concerts - a little less than 15 minutes, the so-called halftime performances, at which the most famous artists at the time of the game perform. 

 

15. The next morning, the sports media talked about the score, and the rest of the media talked about the performances and costumes prepared by the fashion brand teams for the Super Bowl. We have selected the most iconic ones.

 

16. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida attracted three times fewer people than usual. Due to antiquated measures, the performances had to be moved from the field to the stage installed in the stands (for the first time in the 55-year history of the Super Bowl!). However, even this did not stop them from staging a grand show. Super Bowl 2021 headliner The Weeknd was accompanied by poet Amanda Gorman, r'n'b singer Jazmine Sullivan, singer H.E.R. and Miley Cyrus.

 

 

17. Viewers first saw Cyrus performing a special TikTok Tailgate show in honor of the doctors (with a Tik Tok broadcast, of course). 

 

18. On the stage, Miley appeared first in the form of a cheerleader by Michael Schmidt, and then in the interpretation of football equipment that Gucci designers created especially for Miley, by the way, the FTW inscription on the top stands for for the win. 

 

19. To the delight of older viewers, rock legends Billy Idol and Joan Jett appeared on stage with Cyrus (they also worked with Miley on her last disc). After Miley, Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet most of us knew about at Biden's inauguration, came up with a new poem about Americans fighting a pandemic. Amanda changed her Prada coat to a Moschino from the Spring 2021 collection, and a red rim for a pearl one. Star stylist Jason Bolden, who works with the main figures of American pop culture, from Alicia Keys to Serena Williams, gathered her for the ceremony (you can find out how his everyday life as a stylist goes on in Bolden's author's show on Netflix Styling Hollywood.

 

20. Although on the eve of the Super Bowl, The Weeknd complained that he did not have enough money to repeat the appearance of Diana Ross (in 1996, the singer landed at the stadium by helicopter), his appearance on the impromptu stage turned out to be no less spectacular. 

 

 

21. The Weeknd decided not to deviate from the narrative set in 2020, and again used the image of Robert De Niro from "Casino" by Martin Scorsese. The outfit was in charge of Givenchy creative director Matthew Williams, who said it took 250 hours of work to create the rhinestone-studded jacket. But The Weeknd made it easier for the makeup artists - this time the singer went on stage without bandages on his face. 

 

22. Dancers have appeared in them, and according to The Weeknd, this is a hairpin towards celebrities who change their appearance for public recognition. The performance has already been sold into memes, including because at the same time as The Weeknd there were thousands of his "clones" on stage - some fans decided that in the middle of the show Abel himself was a little confused.

 

23. J-Lo and Shakira's performance during the Super Bowl 2020 halftime ended just a few hours ago, and it is already being called one of the most spectacular shows in the history of halftime performances. Designer Peter Dundas was responsible for Shakira's costumes. One of them - a red crop top with Swarovski crystals and a transforming dress - has been compared on the Internet to the Gazelle outfit from the Zootopia cartoon, voiced by Shakira. Red, which is so popular on similar tracks, in the Super Bowl, on the contrary, was an exception. Oddly enough, the last time Diana Ross performed in such a dress on the show was back in 1996.

 

24. The choice of outfit for Jennifer Lopez was predictable. “When people think of Jennifer, they think of Versace,” said one of the singer's stylists, Mariel Hann. In just a 14-minute performance, J.Lo changed four outfits, while it took her only 8 seconds to change clothes for the longest time. So, during Jenny From The Block, she was in a leather jumpsuit with rivets (like she wore to concerts in the early 2000s), and Get Right sang in a sparkling bodysuit. 

 

 

25. There were also political statements at the Super Bowl. So, for the finale of the performance, Jay Lo wore a voluminous cape of multi-colored feathers that form an American flag on the outside, and a Puerto Rican one from the inside.

 

26. Shakira's performance was regarded as an homage to Middle Eastern culture. The singer took the stage with the Colombian dance troupe Swing Latino (and performed a belly dance herself), and when she played the track My Hips Don’t Lie, she imitated the manner of Arab women to festively "hoot" with joy. True, not everyone understood the allusion - and so the singer became the main meme of the Super Bowl.

 

27. The end of the show was held under the auspices of girl power. Shakira and J. Lo sang Let’s Get Loud together - Lopez's hit from her 1999 debut album. And on stage they were joined by a chorus of girls led by the 11-year-old daughter Jennifer Lopez Emmy (American Vogue has already read her a great future).

 

 

28. The performance at the 2016 Super Bowl was discussed, firstly, because the game was jubilee - the fiftieth, and all the artists tried to make their performances as patriotic as possible. 

 

29. The incident was that absolutely everything was decided to express love for the native country in the outfits of Italian designers: Lady Gaga was in Gucci, Bruno Mars - in Versace, Beyonce - in Dsquared2, and only Chris Martin's sneakers were American. Otherwise, the patriotic component of halftime performance was all right: for example, the costumes of Beyoncé dancers, which Zana Bane did, were an allusion to the uniforms of the Black Panthers, a radical political group that fought against the oppression of black Americans, and on the day before Super Bowl, the singer presented composition Formation and a clip for it (you yourself know what).

 

30. Jeremy Scott was responsible for the costumes of Perry: he came up with four extravagant (in some places even just weird) looks for the singer - from a beach ball costume to a dress of flames, in which Katy rode out onto the field, sitting astride a huge mechanical dog.

 

31. Scott is known for his commercial approach to fashion, and about the appearance of Moschino clothes at the Super Bowl he said honestly: "This is the most popular show of the year - it has more viewers than the Oscars!" As for Missy Elliott, in her case, the news feed was in her very appearance on the stage after a ten-year hiatus. Thanks to the Super Bowl, her album sales grew more than 900 percent in the week after the match.

 

 

32. Since 2012, bespoke clothing from big brands has become an important part of Super Bowl performances. For example, three years ago, the fashionable component of the performance split in two - on the one hand, there was Bruno Mars in a gold Yves Saint Laurent jacket, on the other - the opera singer Renee Fleming in a black Vera Wang dress made especially for her with white draperies. 

 

33. According to Vera's plan, the dress was supposed to embody all the greatness of American culture, sit comfortably on Fleming and look good against the background of the orchestra. It seems that everything turned out, and in such a way that Rene did not want to donate the outfit to the museum later (in the end, she was persuaded).

 

34. The Super Bowl has had dozens of amazing performances, but Beyoncé is Beyoncé. The show, which the singer, her team and the group Destiny's Child came up with, was so entertaining and polished that it seemed as if the audience was watching a 3D clip. 

 

35. Beyoncé came out in a transforming bodysuit, from which she unfastened parts during the performance until only transparent leather lace remained on her. The outfit was invented by the young American couturier Rubin Singer - according to him, the Super Bowl 2013 completely turned his career around. And we join Vogue.com's question: how did it happen that Beyoncé never lost her breath throughout the entire performance?

 

 

36. The most epic performance in Super Bowl history goes to Madonna. In the guise of an Egyptian queen, she rode out onto the field in a huge golden chariot, which was carried by hundreds of athletes, and then sang her hit Vogue and several compositions with M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj. 

 

37. The costumes for the show were made by Ricardo Tisci - he has already collaborated with Madonna during her three-year Sticky & Sweet tour. “People say that there is a limit to everything, but there are no borders from Madonna. So glad that after trying herself in different roles, she decided to return to the music scene. Not only to give us music, but also to create fashion, create iconic performances, ”said Tisci. For his Super Bowl performance, he came up with three looks: with a long gold cape, with a long black cape and a short dress with over the knee boots. The dancers' costumes were also ordered by Givenchy.

 

38. The Black Eyed Peas were still performing in full force back then, and each costume deserved a separate discussion. Fergie wore a leather dress with huge overhead shoulders (like those of American football players) covered with crystals, and her fingers glittered with huge ring claws worn on the last phalanx. The rest of the band were wearing leather suits with built-in LEDs. Plus the costumes of four hundred dancers glowed. Minnesota-based dance studio Just For Kix took on this challenging design and technical work. Six years have passed since then, and LEDs on clothes and shoes are gradually becoming a common place (the future is somewhere nearby).

 

 

39. The stage in the form of a purple cartoon letter P, the same guitar and sky-blue pantsuit with an orange shirt: this appearance of Prince is invariably included in all lists of the best images of the singer, and outside of such listings it can be safely called the most obvious proof of what he knew how to wear nuclear colors like no one else.

 

40. Perhaps the most scandalous costume in the history of the Super Bowl. During the joint performance of Rock Your Body, Timberlake tore off Janet's suit - the right cup of a leather corset, exposing the singer's chest. This incident became so high-profile that the English-language Wikipedia has a separate article dedicated to it. CBS was fined a record 550,000 dollars, critics said Janet's trick was a sign of moral decline in the United States, and Jackson herself had to make a public apology. 

 

41. The singer's PR service later explained that Janet let the suit down, but no one believed them: the singer's nipple was prudently covered with an ornament in the form of the sun. The bare-chested fragment was cut from the Super Bowl recording, but it was sent to each other anyway. YouTube co-founder Javed Karim even believes that the episode was one of the reasons for the popularity of the video platform.

 

42. Strictly speaking, in 2001 she was not the only one performing at the Super Bowl - the singer was accompanied by Aerosmith, * NSYNC and Mary J. Blige. But Britney was the epitome of the early 2000s. In low-rise white trousers, a crop top and a pierced navel, she was the face of a decade, defining the look of the most fashionable girls for years to come. That same year, Pepsi, the official sponsor of the Super Bowl, shot a commercial starring Britney that looked like a sequel to her performance with Aerosmith.

 

 

43. Diana Ross wouldn’t be herself if her Super Bowl performance hadn’t been built around her as the main diva of the nineties. First, she changed four costumes: she came out in a red fluffy dress, which was transformed into a mini; then she appeared in an orange-pink mermaid dress, changed it to a gold cloak with leggings and a fuchsia-colored corset, and ended the performance in a pink and orange suit. 

 

44. Ross flew away from the stadium in a helicopter. Thirdly, people lined up in giant letters Diana Ross - so that they could be seen even from space. Her performance is ranked ninth in the Top 10 Super Bowl Performances: Diana turned the costumes into part numbers for the first time.

 

45. The press unanimously considers Michael Jackson to be the founding father of the standard halftime performance format - in general, he invented a lot of pop cultural phenomena that did not exist before him. Jackson turned his Super Bowl performance into a hit potpourri for the first time, and produced individual dance routines that flow into each other. 

 

46. The singer's costume became no less legendary than the performance itself: black aviator glasses, a black military jacket with a decorative gold bandolier and black cropped trousers with white socks. The Dsquared2 leather jacket that Beyoncé wore at last year's Super Bowl is a homage to Jackson's 1993 look.

 

 

47. It is believed that halftime performance first became a full-fledged pop show in 1991, when the Super Bowl was headlined by boy band New Kids on the Block. Firstly, for their performance, a real Disneyland was built on the field with a huge castle and hundreds of children dressed as Disney characters. Second, all four members of the group could outperform the models from men's glossy magazines: wide-leg trousers with a high waist, a straight jacket under Adidas sweatpants, a vest for a naked body and a golden leather jacket, like Mick Jagger.

 

48. The king of the twist Chubby Checker in tight black trousers and a silver shirt with a wrap and shoulder pads, plus the famous dance group The Rockettes (44 girls in gold top hats and bodysuits), and 88 more white pianos and pianists - just imagine this party on the football field. After Checker, there were many worthy performances, and some of them were much more spectacular, but there was never more fun in the Super Bowl.

 

49. Actress and singer Channing became the first artist to perform at the Super Bowl. She told The Guardian that she was asked to perform the hit from the Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! literally a week before the match. That halftime performance was built, by the way, not around her performance, but around the Southern University Orchestra - according to Carol, it was like her debut on Broadway. 

 

50.Channing stepped onto the moving platform stage in a white long coat with a hood trimmed with fluffy fur. Presumably, its author was the American couturier Nolan Miller, and the coat itself later became the hallmark of the actress, and she put it on more than once for her other performances.

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The Winter Olympic Games are a worldwide competition in winter sports. Like the Summer Olympic Games, they are held under the auspices of the IOC.

 

The first Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924. At first, the Winter and Summer Games were held in the same year, but since 1994, they have been held every two years. To date, the program of the Winter Olympic Games has significantly expanded, the number of participants has increased, among which there are many athletes from southern countries.

 

At first, the Scandinavians were expected to dominate the White Olympics, but over time, athletes from other regions also became the favorites of the Winter Olympics.

 

Actually, winter sports were first presented at the Olympics long not only before the first Winter Games, but also before the very idea of ​​holding them.

 

Thus, with the creation in 1894 of the International Olympic Committee, among other sports, it was proposed to include skating in the future Olympic program. However, there were no "ice" disciplines in the first three Olympics. They first appeared at the 1908 Games in London: the skaters competed in 4 types of programs. In the performance of compulsory figures among men, the strongest was the Swede Ulrich Salkhov, in free skating - the Russian Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkin. The women's competition was won by Madge Sayers (Great Britain), and in pair skating by the Germans Anna Hübler and Heinrich Burger.

 

Bemorepanda prepared some interesting facts about the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

 

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1. The 1964 Innsbruck Games were in jeopardy due to lack of snow cover until the Austrian army brought 50,000 cubic yards of snow to the venue.

 

2. The oldest athlete to win a Winter Olympics medal is Anders Haugen. He competed in 1924, but could not get a bronze medal for 50 years due to an error in scoring.

 

3. The name "curling" comes from the word "curl" - a characteristic turn that a stone makes on ice.

 

4. American skier Mikaela Shiffrin brought 35 pairs of skis with her to the Pyeongchang 2018 Games.

 

5. The official mascot of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics was Schneemann (German for "snowman").

 

6. Yang Yang became the first ever Chinese athlete to win gold in the 500m Salt Lake City 2002 short track speed skating.

 

The program of the Summer Games in Antwerp (1920) included figure skating and ice hockey. Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström won the men's competition, his compatriot Magda Julin-Maura won the women's, and Ludovika and Walter Jacobsson (Finland) won the pair skating. The Olympic hockey tournament, in which 7 teams participated, was won by the founders of ice hockey - Canadians.

 

Saying that the White Games No. 1 took place in 1924 in Chamonix, historians are in conflict with jurisprudence. The fact is that what happened in the French Alps 75 years ago was officially called quite differently. "Winter Sports Week dedicated to the forthcoming Games of the VIII Olympiad in Paris" - that's how long the competition was called, which in January-February of 24th year brought together 293 athletes from 16 countries. However, documents testify, they could easily not get together. At least there were several reasons for this.

 

Firstly, Chamonix himself, almost until the last moment, could not decide whether he was accepting sports with such a dubious status or not. Here is an excerpt from a letter from Pierre de Coubertin to his friend and colleague Henri de Balle-Latour (who later became the third president of the IOC): “They (meaning the city hall) say that Chamonix will be quite ready for the arrival of the athletes, but their smiles are so forced, and the arguments are so flimsy that I don't believe them. I have the impression that these people are just laughing at us.”

 

 

7. Debi Thomas became the first black athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, taking bronze in Calgary 1988 figure skating.

 

8. The only country to have won gold in every Winter Olympics is the United States of America.

 

9. American hockey player Jacqueline Lamoreaux became the fastest scorer of two goals at the Winter Olympics - in Pyeongchang 2018, her scoring shots were separated by only six seconds.

 

10. The name of the Beijing 2022 Olympic torch is “Flying” (“fei yang”, Chinese).

 

11. The founder of the Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin, died in 1937 and was buried in Lausanne, but his heart, in accordance with his will, was buried in a memorial on the ruins of ancient Olympia.

 

12. More than 24 million people watched the famous Bolero figure skating program of the British figure skating pair Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean in 1984.

 

Another serious difficulty was the opposition from the Scandinavian countries, who considered winter sports to be their reserved fiefdom. The Scandinavians, who had been cultivating skis and skates since the middle of the 19th century, held their own Northern Games and believed that nothing better could be done. The presidents of the International Skating Union and the International Athletic Federation were also not on the side of the IOC. True, the motives of the opponents were different. The Swedes, Norwegians and Finns believed that their favorite sports disciplines had nothing to do at the Olympiads at all. Why organize the Winter Games, if in Ancient Greece no one ever competed in either skating or skiing? How can winter sports be called Olympic in this case? The leaders of sports unions, for their part, believed that the Winter Olympics were not so much a sports competition as an advertisement for the ski resorts where these Olympics should be held.

 

But there were still alpine countries where alpine skiing was cultivated (it is no coincidence that in the English version they are called alp ski) and bobsleigh, and which also did not burn with the desire to delegate their “hobbies” to Olympus.

 

Coubertin showed the greatest energy in pushing through the idea of ​​the White Olympiads. During 1921 and 1922 the great Frenchman showed his brilliant diplomatic talent. First, he achieved the creation of a commission for the organization of the Winter Games, which included representatives from Sweden, France, Norway, Switzerland and Canada, and then (despite the complete lack of unanimity in the said commission) insisted on organizing the Winter Sports Week in 1924 as a means of propaganda upcoming Summer Olympics. According to Coubertin, it was supposed to be a kind of demonstration tournament in non-Olympic sports. In order for his program to be sufficiently complete, hockey and figure skating were removed from the Olympic program of the Paris Olympics.

 

After long hesitation and endless negotiations, athletes from 16 countries came to Chamonix. Germany, as the instigator of the First World War, was not invited, although its military allies Austria and Hungary sent their teams to France (the Austrians won three medals).

 

 

13. Fin Kalle Jalkanen won the 1936 cross-country skiing relay despite lifting dentures he accidentally spat into the snow.

 

14. The Beijing 2022 skeleton track has a 180-degree turn for the first time in the history of the Winter Olympics.

 

15. Until 1992, the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games were held in the same year.

 

16. To date, 12 countries have participated in all Winter Olympic Games: Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

 

17. The Winter Olympic Games have never been held in the southern hemisphere of the Earth.

 

18. Five venues of the Beijing 2008 Summer Games will be reused for Beijing 2022.

 

Opening the week, French Prime Minister Gaston Vidal, being a cunning politician, proclaimed from the podium that "the competitions are organized under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee." In addition, the Olympic flag, although not hoisted at the central stadium, was present at the bobsleigh and ski jumping competitions, as well as at the podium during the award ceremonies. It was these moments that became two years later, at the IOC session in Lisbon, became one of the decisive arguments in favor of recognizing the Games in Chamonix as the Winter Olympics.

 

And the week went according to its scenario. The program included competitions in bobsleigh, skiing (racing and ski jumping), speed skating, figure skating and hockey. Women (there were 13 in total) participated only in figure skating competitions.

 

For the organizers of the Games, the results were deplorable. Despite Coubertin's assurances that the skiing and skating competitions would attract more than 30 thousand spectators, only 10,044 people paid money for tickets (the only source of income for the organizers at that time) - a disaster for financiers. Nevertheless, in Chamonix, the IOC managed to do the main thing: public opinion positively accepted the idea of ​​the Winter Games. In May 1926, in Lisbon, it was decided to hold the II Winter Games in St. Moritz, and the Winter Sports Week was renamed the I Winter Olympics - this was the result of the difficult diplomatic mission of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, whose genius gave humanity another holiday of sports.

 

 

19. The Shogen Ski Jump, the venue for the Beijing 2022 big air competition, is 60 meters high and 164 meters long.

 

20. The youngest gold medalist in snowboarding, American Chloe Kim, was 17 years old at the time of participation in Pyeongchang 2018.

 

21. Olympic hockey pucks are made from vulcanized rubber and need to be frozen to reduce friction before every game.

 

22. Ester Ledecka became the first athlete to win two gold medals at the Winter Olympics in two sports at the same time - alpine skiing and snowboarding.

 

23. The emblem of the 2022 Games in Beijing is inspired by the Chinese character for winter.

 

24. Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore debuted at Pyeongchang 2018.

 

 

25. The world's first bobsleigh club was founded in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1897.

 

26. The word "ski" is a Norwegian word derived from the Old Norse word skid, which means a wooden stick.

 

27. The stone used in curling is made from rare, dense granite, which is mined on the Scottish island of Ailsa Craig.

 

28. Three-time Olympic champion Heikki Hasu retired from skiing in 1953 at the age of 27 to work on his farm.

 

29. The word "hockey" comes from the old French word hocquet, meaning "stick".

 

30. After the silver and gold Olympic Games Oslo 1952 and Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Finnish skier Mirja Hietamies worked as a bus driver.

 

 

31. Famed British skier Michael Edwards (“Eddie the Eagle”) was a torchbearer in the Vancouver 2010 torch relay.

 

32. A total of 258 athletes from 16 countries competed at the first Games in Chamonix in 1924. The 2018 PyeongChang Games were attended by 2,925 athletes from 92 countries.

 

33. Pita Taufatofua, known as the "bare-chested Tongian", as a skier at the Pyeongchang 2018 Games, became the second athlete from the Pacific Islands in the history of the Winter Olympics. He also took part in the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.

 

34. Cecilia College of Great Britain, at the age of 11, was the youngest participant in the Winter Olympics (in Lake Placid in 1932), a few days younger than her fellow British figure skater Megan Taylor.

 

35. The 1968 Games in Grenoble were the first to be broadcast in color.

 

36. Norway has won more medals at the Winter Olympics than any other country: 405 (142 gold, 141 silver and 122 bronze).

 

 

37. The lightest torch at the Winter Games was in Sapporo in 1972. He weighed 460 g.

 

38. Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo will host the 2026 Winter Olympics, marking the 70th anniversary of the 1956 Games. This will be the fourth time Italy has hosted the Olympic Games (winter: Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956, Turin 2006; summer: Rome 1960).

 

39. Swedish ski jumper Jan Boklev in 1985 became the first athlete to spread his skis with the letter “V” when jumping. Initially, this style was ridiculed, but by 1992 everyone began to use it.

 

40. Natalie Heisenberger of Germany, with four golds and a bronze, is the most decorated luger in Olympic history.

 

41. In honor of the Olympic champion Nagano-1998 in the ski supergiant Picabo Street, a street was named in the Sun Valley resort in Idaho. It is called Picabo's Street (Picabo Street).

 

42. At the 1960 California Winter Olympics, when officials weren't sure if a skier had missed a gate in the men's slalom, they asked CBS TV if video of the race could be viewed, leading to the invention of "instant replay."

 

 

43. The Water Cube, which hosted the water sports competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, has been transformed into an Ice Cube for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. This stadium will host curling competitions.

 

44. In the history of the Winter Olympics, no one has won more medals than Marit Bjorgen. The Norwegian skier has 15 medals: eight gold, four silver and three bronze.

 

45. At the 1952 Oslo Games, computers were first used to calculate points in figure skating, which made it possible to get instant results.

 

46. ​​The first winter Olympic torch relay was held as part of the 1964 Games in Innsbruck.

 

47. Matti Nikanen, nicknamed “The Flying Finn,” is the only ski jumper to win all three Olympic titles at the same Winter Games in Calgary in 1988.

 

48. The first Olympic mascot that was not official was Schuss, born at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble.

 

 

49. At the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, New Zealander Annelise Koberger became the first representative of the Southern Hemisphere to win a medal at the Winter Olympics - silver in alpine skiing slalom.

 

50. Once upon a time, freestyle, which first appeared in the Olympic program at the 1992 Games, was called “hot dogging”.

 

51. Italian skier Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956, became the first woman to take the Olympic oath.

 

52. Japanese ski jumper Noriaki Kasai holds the record for the most Olympic Games under his belt. He participated in eight Olympics (from Albertville 1992 to Pyeongchang 2018).

 

53. Alpine skiing competitions at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano had to be postponed several times ... due to the fact that there was too much snow!

 

 

54. The word "biathlon" comes from a Greek word meaning two competitions. Now this is the name of the sport that combines cross-country skiing and shooting.

 

55. Like 3v3 basketball at the Summer Games, 3v3 hockey was tested at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne.

 

56. Chamonix 1924 was originally called the Winter Sports Week, but then the IOC declared the competition the first ever Winter Olympic Games.

 

57. Edward Egan (USA) is the only Olympic champion in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. He won gold in the men's light heavyweight boxing at Antwerp in 1920 and fours in bobsleigh at Lake Placid in 1932.

 

58. Women in ski jumping were allowed to compete for the first time at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

 

59. The official term for curling tournaments between clubs is 'bonspiel', which is probably derived from the German word 'spiel', which means match or game.

 

 

60. Since Oslo 1952, Beijing is the first capital to host the Winter Olympics.

 

61. After a successful debut at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016, the monobob - a single bobsleigh - will debut in Beijing in 2022.

 

62. There will be seven new disciplines in the Beijing 2022 program, including four mixed (men plus women).

 

63. Liechtenstein is the only country to have won medals at the Winter Olympics, but not at the Summer.

 

64. At the 1960 Games, Frenchman Jean Vuarnet became the first skier to win a medal on metal skis rather than traditional wooden skis.

 

65. Richard "Dick" Button of America at the 1952 Oslo Olympics became the first figure skater to successfully complete triple jumps of any kind in competition.

 

 

66. Speed ​​skating competitions were held outdoors prior to the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

 

67. Teams from 92 countries from all over the world take part in the Olympic Games - a record value for such an event, which has not yet been met in its history.

 

68. Despite the doping scandal, Russian athletes also take part in the OAR status in the Olympics. But there are more unusual teams in these competitions, for which winter sports are unusual.

 

69. For example, the Olympics include a one-man team from East Timor, a group from Nigeria that has never competed for awards in the cold season, and even a lone athlete from Turin.

 

70. The XXIII Winter Olympics has two symbols: the tiger cub Sukhoran and the bear cub Pandabi.

 

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Despite the fact that foxes do not live with humans, they do not need special introduction. Thanks to folklore, children already at an early age get acquainted with a small animal, which compensates for weakness with cunning, but does not miss its own, if it is possible to offend a weaker one. Of course, it is worth separating the image of the fox, formed in our imagination under the influence of children's fairy tales and cartoons, from the real lifestyle of the fox.

 

As one of the most famous researchers, Charles Roberts, wrote, it is always difficult for a person describing the habits of highly organized animals to resist endowing them with some human traits. The notorious fox's cunning in real life appears only when the animal leaves the chase. At this time, the fox very skillfully winds around, confusing tracks, and can disguise itself in an instant, disappearing from sight.

 

On the hunt, foxes are quite straightforward. They operate according to the scheme “detection of prey - lightning attack - end of the hunt”. On average, foxes range in size from half a meter to a meter in length. The tail, which is approximately two-thirds of the body length, is counted separately. The maximum weight of foxes is 10 - 11 kg, while it is subject to significant seasonal fluctuations. Foxes are by no means exclusively forest dwellers. Rather, even, they can be conditionally attributed to the inhabitants of the forest-steppe and woodlands - it is in these natural zones that fox food lives and grows.

 

The fox is not only nicer than the fox hunter, he's a deal more useful –  archive, 1982 | Hunting | The Guardian

 

Geographically, foxes are found almost everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, with the exception of extreme climates. In the Southern Hemisphere, foxes live only in Australia, where humans have successfully introduced them. However, the success of fox breeding in Australia is relative - they were turned on, desperate to cope with rabbits, but foxes, finding themselves on the smallest continent, preferred to hunt smaller fauna. The rabbits, to the desperation of the farmers, successfully continued to breed. Bemorepanda presents you some interesting facts.

 

1. Despite their small size, foxes are rarely hunted by larger animals. Of course, a wolf, bear, lynx or wolverine will not refuse the opportunity to catch a gaping fox. However, such a chance appears very rarely - foxes are attentive and fast. Purposefully, they practically do not hunt adult foxes. Young animals are in great danger. Even birds of prey hunt on it, not without success.

 

Taking into account the human factor - and the hunters, if possible, knock out foxes by the thousands - the average life span of a fox does not exceed three years. At the same time, foxes do not die at all because of the exhaustion of the body's resources - in captivity, cases were recorded when foxes lived for 20 - 25 years.

 

2. Foxes are practically not afraid of humans, so they are well studied and take root in captivity, allowing people to breed new subspecies. People living in rural areas naturally do not like foxes - red-haired beauties often destroy birds and small livestock. However, zoologists argue that the damage from foxes is often exaggerated.

 

3. English "Fox Hunting" fun did not come about because the villagers lacked entertainment. England is so densely populated that the last wolf was killed at the beginning of the 16th century. The disappearance of wolves has led to an unprecedented breeding of foxes, who have lost their last natural enemy. The consequences for the farmers were clear. Angry peasants began to organize massive fox hunts. They managed to kill some animals, but the noise raised by the crowd of “hunters” was more important.

 

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The first mention of such a hunt dates back to 1534. The technology turned out to be more than successful - by 1600, specially bred dogs were required to hunt foxes. At the same time, economic processes were going on in England, which led to the deprivation of the peasants of free non-agricultural land, and fox hunting became the property of the nobility. It turned into a whole ritual with lush ladies' toilets, old-fashioned hunter's costumes, etc. At the beginning of the 21st century, after a short debate, the British Parliament banned fox hunting with the help of a pack of more than 3 dogs. One vote in the House of Commons was enough to abolish the age-old tradition.

 

4. There is a hunt for foxes without the death of these animals. This is still the unofficial name for sports radio direction-finding competitions. The role of foxes is performed by constantly working transmitters hidden in rough terrain. Athletes are armed with receivers. Their task is to find all transmitters in the shortest possible time (usually there are 5 of them). Fox hunting competitions were very popular during the Cold War.

 

The essence of the competition is very close to counterintelligence work to identify and eliminate intelligence channels of communication. Therefore, state structures, primarily the military and counterintelligence, supported the athletes in every possible way. The end of the Cold War and the rapid development of information technology devalued "fox hunting", and now only enthusiasts are engaged in this sport.

 

5. The caution and quickness of foxes forced hunters to invent several methods of hunting these animals. The fox is lured with a bait. The carcass of an animal or a large piece of meat is left in a well-shot place, and the hunters hide nearby. The fox is lured with decoys, and in recent years, two-module electronic decoys have gained popularity.

 

In them, the control path is in the hands of the hunter, and the luring sounds are emitted by an external loudspeaker. This design allows you to take the fox to a place convenient for shooting. Large companies of hunters practice hunting with a salary, with flags. Hunting dogs are used, both hounds and greyhounds, chasing foxes in the field (greyhounds also strangle fugitives themselves) and burrowing dogs, driving the fox out of the hole.

 

6. Despite the fact that fox hunting is popular wherever these animals are found, even the most successful hungry hunter will not be able to feast on fox meat in Russia. The fox is a very active predator, so there is practically no fat in the fox meat. This makes it extremely tough, fox meat is much tougher than the meat of other predators.

 

The refreshed carcass emits a very unpleasant odor, which is weakened, but does not completely disappear even after 12 hours of soaking in vinegar and salt. Finally, the rodents that make up the fox's diet are packed with parasites. Foxes have developed a very powerful immunity that humans do not have. Therefore, the meat must be subjected to long heat treatment. When boiling, the unpleasant odor reappears, so the only way to cook fox is stewing with a lot of seasonings and spices. The Scandinavians, striking everyone with their surstroemming - pickled herring - distinguished themselves here too. In Sweden and Denmark, foxes are raised for meat on special farms and even some of the products are exported. At retail, fox meat costs about 15 euros per kilogram.

 

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7. Around the middle of the 20th century, foxes began to be bred and domesticated as pets. On a scientific basis, Dmitry Belyaev's group in Novosibirsk worked on this. A careful selection of the most intelligent and affectionate individuals gave results only after many years. D. Belyaev became an academician, a nice monument was erected to him and one of his pupils in the Novosibirsk town - the scientist and the fox sit on a bench, stretching out their hands to each other. But even many years of efforts did not lead to the development of a new breed. Scientists who continue to work on improving the behavioral qualities of foxes refer to their pets as “population” only. That is, it is just a large group of individuals living in a limited area.

 

8. Unscrupulous “breeders” of foxes have long managed to instill in cheating buyers the idea that a fox is the same dog, only a cat. In a sense, the animal is very loyal to the owner and, at the same time, cleanly and independently. And if the animal does not behave the way the owner wants, then this is the owner's problem. Only with the development of mass communications did the hapless fox breeders manage to share with the world the delights of keeping a fox as a pet. The character of the fox does not depend on the place of purchase, whether it is a special nursery, a reseller, or even the side of the road on which a potential pet was hit by a car.

 

Regardless of whether you got a rather extravagant pet for free, or you paid 10 or 80 thousand rubles for it, it will have extremely unpleasant behavioral features. He will shit anywhere; gnaw and dig wherever possible; make noise at night and stink around the clock. It is the smell that is the most serious negative property of the fox. It can be somehow accustomed to the tray (the contents of which will have to be changed at least twice a day), but the fox will never get rid of the habit of secreting the secret of the paranoid glands, which is unpleasant and painful in the eyes, with any strong emotion from love to fear. Therefore, keeping a fox pet is best in a spacious enclosure in a private house, but not in an apartment. But in any case, you need to take care of rubber gloves and strong detergents in commercial quantities.

 

9. Foxes adapt to almost any environment. There is little animal food - foxes easily switch to vegetable food, without suffering from this at all. It gets colder - we grow, to the delight of hunters, a thick undercoat. It gets warmer - the undercoat falls out, and the fox looks like a sick puppy. Even the color of foxes' fur depends solely on the environmental conditions.

 

If there are many predators in the habitat, foxes dig deep holes with branched passages and a dozen, or even more, exits. Such holes in area can reach 70 square meters. m. There are relatively few predators - and the hole will be short and shallow, and two or three emergency exits will be enough. In cold regions, the main entrance of the burrow faces south, in warm and hot regions - to the north, and in deserts and steppes - to where the winds blow less often.

 

Foxes have been scavenging from humans for 42,000 years - BBC Science Focus  Magazine

 

10. "Fox hole" for some reason is called a type of residential buildings, similar to a hole, except for the location of the entrance on the slope. Modern "fox holes", projects of which are proposed by many construction companies, may not go deep into the ground at all - they are just structures, the walls of which are heaped with earth. Human "fox holes" have both advantages and disadvantages, but they have nothing to do with foxes, except for the name.

 

11. The tightening of hunting rules and environmental legislation everywhere leads to the fact that foxes are gradually approaching human habitation. It is much easier to find food near people than in the wild, than foxes enjoy and enjoy. On the territory of the countries of the former USSR, by and large, only residents of villages and small settlements located near forests suffer from them. It is impossible to fight thieves who destroy small animals. The law expressly prohibits shooting within populated areas only at rabid animals. To do this, you need to confirm the disease, which cannot be done without killing the fox - a vicious circle.

 

In Europe, foxes are firmly established in the largest cities. According to estimates of epidemiologists, about 10,000 foxes live in London. 86% of the townspeople have a positive attitude to the red-haired robbers who fight with dogs and cats, gut garbage bags, and shit wherever they have to. Humans, it turns out, feel guilty about animals that have been bullied for hundreds of years. In Birmingham, foxes became such a disaster that a special team had to be created to capture them.

 

The team did a great job, catching a hundred animals. They were taken to the nearest forest and released - it is inhumane to kill. The foxes returned back to the city (and it's good if they didn't bring friends and girlfriends with them) and continued their dirty deeds. The careless attitude of the townspeople towards foxes is surprising - foxes endure the most terrible infections, including rabies.

 

12. The sea fox is a stingray of a sizeable size (up to 1.2 meters in length). It lives off the coast of Europe, including the Black and Azov Seas, and along the entire Atlantic coast of Africa. Fox sharks can also be found in the water column. These are three species of predators, ranging in size from 3 to 6 meters. In theory, fox sharks are considered shy and not dangerous to humans. Flying foxes also belong to foxes solely by name. These are the largest fruit bats in the world, until recently they were combined with bats. The body of a flying fox reaches a length of 40 cm, and a wingspan of one and a half meters.

 

13. The English word “fox” - “fox” has nothing to do with the familiar phrase “Fox is the 20th century film company”. “Fox” in this case is the surname of an enterprising Hungarian whose name was either Wilhelm Fuchs, or even Vilmos Fried. Having arrived in the USA, the Hungarian changed his name for the sake of euphony and founded a film company. In 1930, the company was taken away from him during a hostile takeover. Fox - Fuchs - Freed fought but lost. From him the film company remained, as the song says, only the name.

 

14. "Desert Fox" - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who in 1940-1943 successfully commanded German troops in North Africa. However, Rommel did not use any special cunning in the command. Like all successful German military leaders of World War II, he knew how to concentrate forces on a narrow sector of the front and break through enemy defenses. When there was nothing to concentrate, "Desert Fox" abandoned troops in Africa and went to Hitler to ask for reinforcements.

 

Red foxes, piping plovers battle for survival along N.J. coast - WHYY

 

15. “Fox's tail and a wolf's mouth” - this is how some jokingly and some shaking with fear called the policy of General Mikhail Loris-Melikov in Russia at the end of the 19th century. Under Emperor Alexander II, Loris-Melikov, who became famous in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878, was simultaneously the Minister of Internal Affairs and the head of the gendarme corps. The authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs at that time included practically all domestic politics, from the basic sectors of the economy to the care of the weak and orphans.

 

In this post, Loris-Melikov had a "fox's tail" - he advocated the weakening of laws, the growth of public initiative, etc. Having moved to the office of the chief of the gendarmes, the general used the "wolf's mouth", not letting the revolutionaries go (in his understanding) ... The fox tail involuntarily outplayed the wolf's mouth - on March 1, 1881, Emperor Alexander II was killed, and one of the captured terrorists said that their leader had been arrested before the assassination attempt, but Loris-Melikov's charges did not receive any evidence from him about the impending assassination attempt.

 

16. Foxes are firmly included in the mythology of dozens of peoples, and their influence on a person can be exactly the opposite, regardless of the place of residence of the peoples. Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese compete in the degree of fear experienced by foxes. The transformation of an animal into a seductive woman with the subsequent torture of the victim through pleasures is not yet the most terrible outcome that lies in wait for a Far Eastern man. Kitsune (in Japanese "fox") spread the life of those to whom they came in the form of a beauty, to smithereens - they ruin merchants or drive rulers into disgrace. It is difficult to imagine what they did in medieval Japan with the men to whom Kitsune appeared in the form of a handsome young guy.

 

At the same time, in India, the North American Indians and a number of European peoples, the fox symbolizes prosperity, good luck or wealth. Christians already at an early stage identified the fox as Satan's accomplices - beautiful, wagging its tail, and even wool the color of hellfire. Nevertheless, some peoples, including the Slavic, have retained a negative but complacent attitude towards the fox. “We know, the fox, about your miracles”, “And the fox is cunning, and they sell its skin”, “The fox takes care of, the cat curls up to it” - these proverbs clearly indicate that people have long imagined the nature of the red predator.

 

17. Employee of the Voronezh Zoo Tatiana Sapelnikova told a very interesting case. Zoo workers had to determine the concentration of small animals such as mice in one of the forest areas. During a routine procedure, zoo workers set traps for mice. However, the work of scientists was greatly hampered by the foxes living in the district. For several years, zoologists set up identical traps, and the number of mice caught in them determined the size of the population.

 

Fox family makes for great observation | News, Sports, Jobs - Times  Republican

 

However, over time, the tracks showed that someone was reducing the number of mice trapped in the trap by carefully removing them and eating them nearby. Zoologists realized that the fox is no longer guided by mice, but by the smell of people setting traps. After a short game of "catch me" they managed to lure the fox - the zoologists originally nicknamed him Ginger - into a kind of aviary. The fox was absolutely not worried about bondage. When the scientists managed to carry out the necessary experiment with mice, Ryzhik was released. He did not run far, and even two chanterelles appeared nearby. They themselves did not figure out how to find the mice and take them out of the traps, but they unmistakably appreciated the extraordinary abilities of the future groom.


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A person always strives for new knowledge, even if he does not even always realize it. Someone is studying scientific information, and someone is following the heroes of the next reality show. Nobody says that this must necessarily be useful knowledge, because the most important thing is that it is interesting. This is the kind of knowledge Reddit users are trying to give in the Today I Learned thread, sharing a variety of facts. Bemorepanda collected for you 20 of the most interesting and informative facts, and all of them are waiting for you further.

 

Dogs of Mercy are service dogs trained to comfort mortally wounded soldiers lying in no man's land during World War I.

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In 1656, Judith Catchpole, a young maid from the colony of Maryland, was tried for witchcraft and the murder of her newborn child.

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In those early days, a judge decided to call a jury composed of women only, who ruled that Judith did not kill her child, and that in fact there was no indication that Judith was pregnant at all.

 

The youngest hero of the French Resistance during World War II was a little boy

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The boy acted as a courier for the Resistance fighters, he sneaked past enemy patrols and transmitted messages. In 1950 he was posthumously awarded the rank of sergeant. The boy's name was Marcel Pinte, he died for France at the age of 6.

 

Saudi Arabia accidentally printed thousands of textbooks depicting Yoda sitting next to King Faisal when he signed the UN charter in 1945

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In the 1830s, the Swedish navy planted 300,000 oak trees to be used for shipbuilding in the future.

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When they received the news in 1975 that the trees were fully grown, they hardly ever used them, since modern warships are made of metal.

 

In 1856, a woman named Mary Ann Brown Patten took over command of a merchant ship after the captain, who was also her husband, fell ill.

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After the captain fell ill, the first mate began to sabotage the navigation of the ship in order to take the place of the captain. Mary Ann not only repulsed the attempted rebellion, but also safely returned the ship to port.

 

French soldier André Parmentier, who served as a military doctor in the French army, was captured by the Prussians in the 1760s during the Seven Years War. During several years of captivity, he was forced to eat only potatoes, which were then fed only to pigs in France.

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Feeling that potatoes saved him, he made it his life's goal to convince the world of the nutritional value of potatoes. André Parmentier became famous primarily as an active promoter of potato cultivation as a vegetable crop, and even his grave is decorated with potatoes.

 

In 1952, London was covered with the so-called Great Smog, which was so strong that pedestrians could not even see their feet

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During the 5 days of the Great Smog, about 4,000 people died, but the most interesting thing is that some of them died not because of lung problems - they fell into the Thames and drowned because they did not see the river.

 

The famous painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch was painted on cardboard

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 If you rub a sea sponge through a sieve into salt water, then it turns into a sponge again

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It is the only plant known to do this.

 

30 years ago, you had 15-17 minutes to evacuate in a fire. Currently you only have 3-5 minutes

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This is due to the fact that many things in homes are made of plastics and petroleum-based products. Large rooms and high ceilings also play a role.

 

There are still those in the USA who live inside the "iron lungs"

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Iron Lungs - were applied to polio victims whose lung muscles were paralyzed. The air is pumped in, then pumped out. This causes the patient's chest to expand and contract, forcing air into and out of the lungs.

  

During the Danish colonization of Greenland, missionary Hans Egede discovered that the local Inuit had no idea what bread was.

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Therefore, he changed the words in the prayer "Our Father" from "give us our daily bread this day" to "give us our daily seal this day."

 

In 2007, a man in a wheelchair was hit by a huge 18-wheel truck

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The handles of the stroller were caught in the radiator grille and the truck pushed the man for several kilometers at a speed of almost 100 km per hour. Surprisingly, the man was able to avoid injury.

 

One of Tchaikovsky's overtures, written in 1812, included cannon firing and cathedral bells, whose sounds should have been synchronized with the sounds of the orchestra

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It so happened that in those days it was impossible to synchronize them. It was only in 1954 that composer Antal Dorati mixed the orchestra's studio recording with cannons and bells and the overture finally sounded the way it was intended.

 

Reagan and Gorbachev agree to suspend the Cold War in the event of an alien invasion

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The worst nuclear accident in British history could have ended much worse if not for Sir John Douglas Cockcroft

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Cockcroft insisted on installing filters in the mines of the Windscale nuclear power plant. Thanks to the filters, when the accident occurred, the amount of radioactive dust released was reduced by 95%.

 

If you give a zebrafish fish alcohol and place it in an aquarium with sober zebrafish, the sober fish will accept it as their leader and follow the drunk fish around the aquarium.

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A Harvard study found that not having friends is as deadly as smoking

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Scientists have found a link between loneliness and blood protein levels that can cause heart attacks and strokes.

 

In 2012, a survey in East Germany showed that there is not a single person under the age of 28 in this area who believes in God.

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On Valentine's Day, most people's thoughts are focused on romance, love objects and gifts. But it is always useful to abstract a little from the amorous euphoria and learn something new and unfamiliar about Valentine's Day. Therefore, on February 14, Bemorepanda offers the top 100 most interesting facts about this holiday.


1. It is customary to celebrate Valentine's Day all over the world on 14 February.

2. This holiday was named in honor of the Martyr Valentine.

3. During the reign of the Roman emperor, Claudius was the priest Valentine.

4. Since 1777, this day has been widely celebrated in the United States.

5. Since the 13th century, this day has been widely celebrated in Western Europe.

6. This holiday is secular in Russia.

7. On Valentine's Day, more than 50 million roses are sold worldwide.

8. On this day, more than 9 million people in the world buy gifts for their pets.

9. Sweets and chocolates are considered the most popular gifts on this day.

10. February 14 became a men's holiday in Japan.


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11. In Saudi Arabia and Iran, it is forbidden to celebrate this holiday.

12. The tradition of celebrating this holiday originates from middle England.

13. Postcards are the second most popular after Christmas cards.

14.On February 14, 1929, Al Capone's rival enemies were shot.

15. Women spend on gifts this day half as much as men.

16. Condom sales are high on this day.

17. Duke Charles of Orleans created the first Valentine in 1415.

18. Pigeons are officially considered a symbol of Valentine's Day.

19. Computer Engineer's Day is also celebrated on February 14th.

20. Sales of contraceptives increase by 25% on this day.


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21. 2001 was the record for the highest number of marriages.

22. The Day of Mental Health is celebrated by the Germans on this day.

23. More than 75% of suicides on this day are attributed to unhappy love.

24. Once upon a time, lovers exchanged postcards decorated with gold on this day.

25. This day is called sweet in Italy.

26. On February 14, Finland celebrates Women's Day.

27. In France, for the first time, a tradition arose to give poetry on this day.

28. In England, gifts are also given to pets on this day.

29. Handmade gifts are especially appreciated on this day.

30. On February 14 Pope Gelasius declared Valentine's Day around 498 BC.


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31. More than 53% of women abandon their men if they come to them without gifts.

32. Richard Cadbury in 1868 presented the first box of chocolate on this day.

33. On this holiday 15% of women give flowers to themselves.

34. About 1 billion cards are sent on this day every year.

35.85% of all valentines are bought by women.

36.39% of all sweets are received by children on this day.

37. In Japan it is customary to give sweets, linen and jewelry on this day.

38. The sale of pregnancy tests in pharmacies is increasing on this day.

39. Flowers presented on this day have different meanings.

40. This day was called "Bird's wedding" in the Middle Ages.


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41. In 2011, the world's largest chocolate bar was made in Switzerland, designed specifically for this holiday.

42. The first Valentine's card in the world is kept in the British Museum.

43. In Germany, it is customary to plant onions in a pot on this day with the written name of a loved one. 44. Italian navigator James Cook died in Hawaii in 1779.

45. USA got Texas on this day in 1848.

46.3 Oregon became the 33rd US state in 1859.

47. A third of the seats in the local Diet were won by Ukrainians in the elections in Galicia in 1914.

48. Soviet Russia in 1918 switched to the Gregorian calendar.

49. One of the first computers in 1946 was presented on this day.

50. The XX Congress of the CPSU opened in Moscow in 1956.


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51. Into this day, rock and roll music was banned in Iran in 1958.

52. The automatic station "Luna-20" was launched to the Moon in 1972.

53. In Dublin in 1981, 48 people died on this day in a fire.

54. Elton John married Renate Blauel on this day in 1984.

55. The “Declaration on the Principles of Cooperation” was adopted in Minsk in 1992.

56. Russia and Ukraine established diplomatic relations in 1992.

57. The Fundamentals of Ukrainian Legislation on Culture were approved on 14 February 1992.

58. In 1993 Hungary, Poland and Ukraine signed an agreement on cooperation between peoples.

59. On this day in 1998, the wedding of movie star Sharon Stone and the editor of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper Phil Bronstein took place.

60. Dolly the cloned sheep died in 2003.


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61. In 2004, 28 people were killed in the Moscow Transvaal Park.

62. Unmarried English girls take this holiday very seriously and responsibly.

63. Annually, about 1000 cards are sent to Juliet.

64. The oldest love poem was written in 3500 BC.

65. The favorite flower of the Goddess of Love was a red rose.

66. Wooden spoons with hearts are customary to give on February 14 in Wales.

67. Traditionally in America, pilgrims sent a variety of sweets as gifts.

68. Two times less money than men spend on gifts for women.

69. The month of pregnancy tests is the month of March.

70. Flower shops earn colossal sums on this day.


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71. Heart-shaped candies were the first gifts on this day.

72. Saint Valentine was the patron saint of the mentally ill.

73. In the 15th century, the first valentines appeared in France.

74. The Roman God of love Cupid is the symbol of this holiday.

75. Since the beginning of the 90s of the last century, this holiday has been celebrated on the territory of Russia.

76. It is customary to give hearts from any materials on this day.

77. In England, February 14 is considered the beginning of the mating season for birds.

78. Once upon a time in the United States, one holiday card cost as much as $ 10.

79. Germans decorate psychiatric hospitals with bright ribbons on this day.

80. It is customary to give jewelry on this day in France.


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81. Poles on this day visit the relics of St. Valentine.

82. It is customary to give dried white flowers on this day in Denmark.

83. Since the 13th century, this holiday has been celebrated in Western Europe.

84.Since the 1930s, this holiday has been celebrated in Japan.

85. All females are given hearts in Finland.

86. Diamonds are considered the best gift for February 14th.

87. Only 75% of men buy flowers on this day.

88. The origin of this holiday is based on the legend of Saint Valentine.

89. On this day, the feast of fertility was once celebrated.

90. Passionate Spaniards send love letters on this day with carrier pigeons.


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91. 6 days before the holiday 50% of all valentines are bought.

92. Valentine is the second most popular among all gifts.

93. A large number of wedding ceremonies take place on this day.

94. Durex is increasing its sales by 30% that day.

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One of the most famous among the oldest civilizations is the Mayan tribe. Until now, scientists in questions of the existence of the Maya civilization have left for themselves a lot of unknown. The researchers managed to determine that the Mayan civilization appeared in the 1st millennium BC. Their legacy lies in unusual writing and beautiful architectural structures, in advanced mathematics and astronomy, in art objects and in the famous incredibly accurate calendar.


Despite the huge amount of unknown facts, the most secret for historians was the question of what led to the fall of the highly developed Mayan civilization. At the same time, the first prerequisites for such a decay, according to scientists, appeared around the 9th century AD. Not only the decline of the Mayan civilization, but also many other mysterious moments from the life of this tribe to this day haunt scientists. The last place where such tribes were recorded was the north of Guatemala. Only archaeological excavations tell about the history and culture of the Maya.


Bemorepanda presents you this interesting facts about Mayan tribe.


1. Many people mistakenly assume that the Mayan tribe is extinct and the entire civilization is in the past, but this is not so. Maya to this day live in North America. Their number has decreased and today amounts to about 6 million.

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2. The Maya never predicted the end of the world. This people had not 1, but 3 calendars. Each of them was not a harbinger of the apocalypse. The point was that the cycle of the longest Mayan calendar could reset to zero approximately every 2,880,000 days. One of these updates was planned for 2012.

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3. The huge Mayan tribe lived in the vast territory of present-day Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, in the west of Honduras and El Salvador. The development center of such a civilization was in the North.

Mayans: Civilization, Culture & Empire - HISTORY


4. Apart from the Babylonian systems, the Maya were the first to use the number "0". Indian mathematicians later began to use zero as a mathematical value in calculations.

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5. Some linguists managed to prove that the word "shark" came to us from the language of the Mayan tribe.

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6. The pre-Colombian Maya wanted to "improve" the physical characteristics of their own children. For this, mothers tied the boards to the child's forehead so that over time the forehead became flat.

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7. Aristocrats from the Mayan tribes were hunchbacked, and their teeth were inlaid with jade.

10 Fascinating Tales of Ancient Mayan Civilization - Toptenz.net


8. In the ancient Maya tribes, all children were named according to the day they were born.

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9. Some members of the Maya tribe to this day practice bloody sacrifices. Fortunately, chickens are now being sacrificed, not people.

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10. All major cities of the Mayan civilization had stadiums. Their type of "football" involved decapitation. In this case, the team of losers was the victim. The severed heads, as historians suggest, were used as balls. The modern version of this game is called "ulama", but decapitation is no longer used.

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11. Like the Aztecs, the Maya never used steel or iron in their construction. Their main weapon was obsidian or volcanic rocks.

Maya Civilization - Ancient History Encyclopedia


12. They could create incredible constructions with geometric precision. Smooth corners and walls coupled with perfect computation is something that is difficult to achieve now. But in the Mayan civilization there were many such structures.

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13. The main dish of the Maya in the diet was corn, and therefore it is not surprising that, according to Mayan mythology, the creator god Hunab created mankind precisely from the cob of corn.

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14. The Maya played football, but their game was to use a rubber ball. It had to be hammered into a round hoop.

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15. Baths and saunas played a large role in the Mayan civilization. This tribe believed that with the release of sweat, they got rid of not only dirt, but also from perfect sins.

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16. Archaeologists have been able to find evidence that the Mayan tribes used human hair to sew up a wound. Representatives of this civilization treated unsurpassed not only bone fractures, but were also considered skilled dentists.

Mayans: Civilization, Culture & Empire - HISTORY


17. In the Maya tribe, prisoners, slaves, and other people who were to be sacrificed were painted blue and sometimes tortured. After that, they were brought to the top of one of the pyramids, where they were shot from a bow or their still beating heart was cut out from their chest. Sometimes the priests' assistants then removed the skin of the victim, which the high priest put on. Then a ritual dance was performed.

Ek Balam, a Mayan god represented by the Black Jaguar – The Yucatan Times


18. The Maya tribes had one of the most advanced writing systems among all the ancient civilizations. They wrote on everything that came to hand, especially on structures.

5 Unique Facts about Temples of the Mayan Tribes in Central America | See  Local to Action


19. It was also possible to prove that the Maya used means of pain relief. So for various religious rituals, hallucinogenic drugs were used. They used them in everyday life quite widely. Such a hallucinogen was made from a specific mushroom, peyote, bindweed, and also from tobacco.

Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization Over 3,000 Years - History


20. The Mayan pyramids were included in the list of 7 wonders of the world. Until now, many structures are hidden under a thick layer of earth, and their excavation has become difficult due to the impassability of the rainforest. Those constructions that have already been restored impress with their own extraordinary layering.

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