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50 weird facts that will simply blow your mind - You won't believe they're true

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If you're sitting at home bored, why not use your downtime to expand your brain? Better yet, blow your mind. They say truth is stranger than fiction, and it never seems more accurate than when you read the facts. Did you know Abraham Lincoln was a champion wrestler and licensed bartender? How about the fact that bees flap their wings 230 times per second?

 

If you need even more proof of this, we have a day full of mind-blowing information. So, once you're done learning about these weird (but actual!) facts, check out our pages on exciting facts, scary facts, psychology facts, useless facts, fun facts, and well-known facts.

 

Regardless of whether you are young or already old, in this world, there were, are, and will be things and phenomena that you did not even suspect existed. Well, it's impossible to know everything.

 

Strange facts about animals

1. One species of jellyfish, Turritopsis dohrnii, is immortal. In response to physical damage or any other injury, they may return in the course of their development to the polyp.

 

2. Snails have been known to sleep for three years if the weather is not humid enough to meet their needs.

 

3. Bees flap their wings 230 times per second.

 

4. A panda cub is smaller than a mouse at birth and weighs only four ounces.

 

5. Horses and cows can sleep standing up, but they can only dream when they lie down.

 

6. Koala fingerprints are almost indistinguishable from humans" - so they can ruin crime scenes!

 

7. Think your stomach is growling? Ghost crabs growl, burrowing their teeth into their stomachs.

 

8. The narwhal tusk is an inside-out tooth.

 

9. Whales in the Caribbean have a different accent than other whales in the ocean.

 

10. Glow in the dark sharks is a thing! A wavy shark that lives 1,700 feet below the ocean's surface emits a fluorescent glow. Only other wavy sharks usually see it. Scientists have developed a way to detect this glow using filters.

 

Other strange but interesting facts

11. The stage before frostbite is known as frostbite.

 

12. People who suffer from boanthropy believe that they are cows and will try to live their lives like cows.

 

13. Every continent except Antarctica has at least one McDonald's.

 

14. A duel between three people is called a truel.

 

15. Baked beans don't bake. They are stewed.

 

16. Sunsets on Mars are blue.

 

 

17. If you start in Argentina, you could theoretically dig a hole into China.

 

18. MySpace still receives over eight million monthly visitors.

 

19. Now obsolete, hydromancy was divination that involved seeing cheese to predict the future.

 

20. There are more LEGO Minifigures on Earth than real people.

 

21. Spider web was used as a bandage in ancient times.

 

22. A quarter of all your bones are in your feet.

 

23. A cloud can weigh over a million pounds.

 

24. The average person will spend six months waiting for the red light to turn green.

 

 

25. President Lyndon B. Johnson had a water surf machine.

 

26. Dolphins may seem carefree, but they sleep with one eye open.

 

27. Alfred Hitchcock was an homophobe, meaning he was afraid of eggs. Here's what the godfather of the horror genre said about them during an interview in 1963: I'm so scared of eggs, even more than I'm afraid; they anger me. This white round thing with no holes, and there is a yellow thing inside without a spot when you break it. The blood is cheerful, red. But the egg yolk is yellow, disgusting. I've never tried.

 

28. There is a company that turns corpses into ocean reefs. The company is called Eternal Reefs.

 

29. The world's most enormous padlock weighs 916 pounds.

 

Strange historical facts

30. In 300 BC, The Maya worshiped turkeys as vessels of the gods.

 

31. At the Olympic Games, medals were given out in the arts and the humanities. One hundred fifty-one medals were awarded for architecture, literature, painting, etc.

 

32. What fork? This sharp utensil was once considered blasphemous because it was considered an artificial hand.

 

33. Cleopatra was not an Egyptian. Really! Historians traced the origin of the famous ruler to the Macedonian commander Alexander the Great Ptolemy. So while she was an Egyptian queen, she was Greek.

 

34. No fan? You would love Pope Gregory IV. In the 13th century, he declared war on cats because he considered them tools of Satan.

 

35. Ketchup did not become a popular condiment until the late 19th century. Before that, it was sold as a cure for indigestion.

 

 

36. Before becoming president, Abraham Lincoln was an elite wrestling champion. In 300 matches, he lost only one. Bonus fact: He was also a licensed bartender.

 

37. Speaking of former presidents who enjoyed their spirits, George Washington opened a whiskey distillery after his tenure.

 

38. Some of the most famous cowboys in history didn't wear cowboy hats in real life (as is often portrayed in movies). Instead, icons like Wyatt Earp and Billy, the Kid wore bowler hats.

 

39. A Great Dane named Giuliana peed on a firebomb during World War II, for which he received a Blue Cross medal!

 

Strange Facts about the human body

40. While their exact purpose is unknown, scientists suspect that yawning may help regulate body temperature.

 

41. Let's talk about making a splash! In your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two pools.

 

42. The human tongue - like a finger - has a unique imprint.

 

43. Nose knows. He can remember 50,000 different scents.

 

44. The eye's cornea is the only part of the body that does not have a blood supply. Instead, it obtains oxygen directly from the air.

 

45. When it took you to read this sentence, about 50,000 cells in your body have died and been replaced by new ones.

 

 

46. When you blush, the lining of your belly also turns red.

 

47. Teeth are the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

 

48. The surface area of ​​both lungs is about the same as that of a tennis court.

 

49. By the age of 60, most people have lost half of their taste buds.

 

50. People may get goosebumps.

 

 

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Almost every film has curious details that are difficult to notice when you first watch it. Sometimes it can be unexpected characters, unobtrusively left by the director. Or inconspicuous moments that reveal the plot of the picture and add a special peppercorn to it.

 

At Bemorepanda, we found 13 hidden movie parts that even seasoned moviegoers might overlook. At the end of the article, you will find an unexpected fact about the cult melodrama, which many watched before the holes in the sunset of the 1990s.

 

1. "Matrix" - the symbol of yin and yang

When Neo and Morpheus attack each other in The Matrix, their clothing and body position form a symbol of the union of yin and yang. In Chinese philosophy, it means the interaction of opposites: light and darkness, day and night, positive and negative.

 

2. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - compass

In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Commander James Norrington holds up the compass, he points to Jack, not Elizabeth. This compass does not point north or south, but in the direction of what the person holding it desires most. So the filmmakers wanted to show that the commander values ​​his duty above his feelings: it is more important for him to catch a pirate than to be with his beloved.

 

3. "Casino Royale" "- actress

In the 2006 film Casino Royale, actress Tsai Chin plays one of the poker players. She also appeared in the role of a minor Bond girl in the 1967 film "Live Only Twice".

 

4. "Cabin in the woods" - pupils

In the thriller "Cabin in the Woods" after a van crash and a collision with a zombie, you can see that Dana's pupils have become of different sizes. This is a common symptom of a concussion.

 

5. "The Truman Show" - cameras

In The Truman Show, the cameras appear in very obvious places, but the main character (Jim Carrey) stubbornly does not notice them. Even when a neighbor brings a trash can to Truman's car, he still does not see anything unusual in what is happening, since he has always lived in the conditions of a TV show.

 

6. "Shape of water" - shoes

The Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water features a scene in which Eliza admires a pair of red shoes. Later, when the heroine begins a relationship with Amphibian Man, you can see how she confidently walks through the laboratory in those very shoes. Perhaps this is how the filmmakers wanted to show that Eliza gained confidence and expanded the boundaries of her capabilities.

 

7. "Pirates of the Caribbean" - Jack Sparrow's father ring

In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Captain Teague wears a silver skull ring. In fact, it is not a prop for the film, but a real decoration of actor Keith Richards. This ring was given to him for his birthday in 1978, and he has not taken it off since.

 

8. "Santa Claus" - elves

In the movie Santa Claus, when Charlie walks to school, an elf can be seen sitting behind him. This means that throughout his life, the elves watched over him and his father.

 

9. "Maleficent" - magic

Maleficent's magic changes color. When a witch is kind, her magic is golden. And when she does evil things, her enchantment turns green.

 

10. "The Chronicles of Narnia" - the fur of the White Witch

In The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the White Witch gave the order to cut the mane of Aslan's lion, and then coldly thrust a dagger into him. Later, Tilda Swinton's heroine can be seen wearing his mech during the battle.

 

11. "Parasites" - Mr. Pak's company

In Parasite, the viewer is constantly reminded that Mr. Park runs a firm called Another Brick, like the song of the same name by Pink Floyd. The film's director Bong Joon Ho was a huge fan of them in college. It raises the problems of education, inequality, there is a significant line: "In general, you are just another brick in the wall." The company logo appears on the glass in the office of the head of a wealthy family, as well as on the mugs from which the heroes drink.

 

12. "Alice in Wonderland" - the Hatter's phrase

The Mad Hatter's lines are not as meaningless as they seem at first glance. When the Hatter asks "What do a raven and a desk have in common?" One of the most famous works of Poe is the poem "The Raven".

 

By the way, Depp himself suggested adding orange spots on the Hatter's face. The fact is that in the 18th-19th centuries, hatters worked with mercury, which left orange and reddish spots on the skin. In addition, the metal caused chronic intoxication, which had a detrimental effect on mental health.

 

13.Bonus: "10 reasons I hate" - a scene with a poem

At the end of the tape "10 Things I Hate" Julia Stiles burst into tears while reading a poem she wrote about Patrick for her English lesson. This was not actually in the script. In one of the interviews, the actress told why emotions came over her during this scene. “I absolutely did not expect to start crying. I don't know why this happened. Perhaps this was due to what was happening in my life at that time. Or I was just blown away by the whole experience of making my first big movie, ”admitted Stiles.

 

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There are so many fascinating things in the world  to learn, and even more to remember, all this is simply unrealistic. Therefore, it is best to learn a little bit of everything, choosing only the most interesting from it. Today we hope to become a source of insight for you by presenting a collection of 20 fascinating facts about a wide variety of things. Educate yourself, have fun and get smarter 💗

 

The modern air conditioner was invented by Willis Carrier not for the comfort of people, but to control temperature and combat damaging humidity in the printing

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house.The actual first apparatus was invented on July 17, 1902 in Buffalo, New York, USA, when Carrier created the first air conditioner for the Brooklyn printing house. The inventor received a patent for the air conditioner on January 2, 1906. The very first air conditioner designed to cool people's homes was installed in 1914 by the design of Willis Carrier in Minneapolis.

 

Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman began dating his second wife Mandy Smith when she was 13 and he was 47. They were married for 2 years and divorced in 1993. In the same year, Wyman's 30-year-old son from his first marriage married his mother Mandy Smith, who at that time was 46 years old

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Wyman's son actually married his step-grandmother. After that, he seemed to become his own grandfather 🎪

 

There has been no Soviet Union for 30 years, but the USSR still holds the record for the number of Olympic gold medals in wrestling

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In the medal table of the Soviet Union from 1896 to 2020: 62 gold medals, 31 silver medals and 23 bronze medals, total 116 🥇🥈🥉

Immediately behind the USSR is the United States, they have over the same period: 60 gold, 47 silver and 44 bronze medals.

 

A Spanish civil servant did not show up to work for 6 years, and this only came to light when his superiors decided to present him with a seniority award.In

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Italy, there was a similar case where a public hospital employee did not go to work for 15 years after transferred from one hospital to another in 2005. He reportedly received a total of 538,000 euros over the years of his "work" 👨⚕️

 

After the plague epidemic in Europe, there was a severe shortage of workers who, therefore, were able to demand higher wages. By some estimates, the wages of the average worker have increased by 50%.

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Labor shortages have been observed since 1348. Of course, the rise of salary was not easy, since the feudal lords did their best to keep the workers and peasants in check, limiting their movements and passing other laws. But with the help of the uprisings, they were able to get their way.

 

The chemical reaction in glow sticks was discovered by Dr. Edwin Chandross in 1962, but he had no idea that his “chemiluminescent” invention was hugely popular at raves and music festivals until an interview with Vice in 2013.

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He said, “Is this really so? Perhaps now my granddaughter will think that I am cool ” 🎆

 

Astronauts need to sleep near ventilation, otherwise, due to weightlessness, carbon dioxide from their own lungs forms a bubble around their

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heads.As reported, astronauts almost always feel nasal congestion, since due to weightlessness, the natural leakage of mucus from the nasal cavities does not occur 👃

 

Albert Spazhyari, a bank robber from France, prepared a fake, encrypted document, allegedly proving his alibi. While the judge was distracted by decryption, Spazhyari jumped out of the window, landed safely on the roof of a parked car and disappeared from his seat on a waiting motorcycle. No one saw him

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again.Some sources say that later the car owner received a check for 5,000 francs in the mail for damage to the roof 💰

 

 

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He was frustrated by the fact that he had to go to his colleagues and ask what data was on their computer so that he could add it to his computer.

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For the invention of the World Wide Web, we have to thank laziness and frustration.

 

According to the Geneva Convention, an ejected pilot in the air is not a participant in hostilities, so an attack on him is a war crime

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Not only does the pilot lose the ability to attack, moreover, having landed on enemy territory, he will presumably become a prisoner of war. Shooting at paratroopers descending by parachute is not prohibited 🪂

 

In the original script the finale of the film "Pretty Woman" (1990) character Richard Gere had to throw Julia Roberts from his limousine in a dirty alley and throw her an envelope with $ 3,000

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Once the main character Vivian (Julia Roberts) had to throw on Hollywood Boulevard, she had to throw an envelope into a leaving car. The envelope should have been torn, and the money should have disappeared in a ditch 💸

 

The study showed that 94% of Brits said that they talked about the weather in the last six hours, and 38% said that they had discussed it in the last 60 minutes,

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which means that at any time in the UK a third of the population, or talking about the weather, or already did it, or is going to do it ☔

 

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In 2012, a Briton named Wesley Carrington bought a metal detector and within 20 minutes found Roman-era gold worth £ 100,000 (at the time of writing, £ 10,125,345), a

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34-year-old car salesman walked into a local store where he bought the cheapest metal detector for beginners. He immediately went to the local forest to try out his new toy. He immediately found a spoon and a halfpenny, but then the apparatus began to emit a loud sound signal, making it clear that there was something large and metallic under the ground 🧐

 

When Muhammad Ali lost the fight to Larry Holmes in 1980, 14-year-old teenager Mike Tyson, who was already a promising boxer, spoke to Ali on the phone, promising to avenge the defeat.He

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fulfilled his promise seven years later, knocking Holmes out in just four rounds. Later, Tyson called this a highlight of his career. During the battle, Muhammad Ali was in the hall watching Holmes' defeat 🥊

 

Corporation McDonald's quietly abandoned its legendary mascot clown Ronald McDonald after the 2016 network filled rolls with cruel jokes from prankerov dressed as clowns, in which they scared people

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In 2016, the real trend started in the network, in which prankery in clown costumes scared people in different ways, filming it all on camera 🤡

 

Popular American presenter Steve Harvey sent a TV every year to his school teacher for Christmas, who said that he would never make it on TV

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“Every year, while my teacher was still alive, I sent him a TV for Christmas. I just wanted him to see me, ”said Harvey 📺

 



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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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Relatively recently, manufacturers of cosmetic products decided to single out representatives of the strong half of humanity in a separate segment. And this is no accident because the anatomical features of a man lead to the fact that women's shampoos do not suit them. That is why there are a vast number of shampoos for men on the market today. These products are distinguished by their unique composition and active ingredients.



Why are women's shampoos different?


Men's shampoos differ significantly from women's, which must be taken into account in the process of selecting the best option. This is due to several factors. First, the body of representatives of the strong half of humanity is characterized by a lower acidity, resulting in the sebaceous glands working much more actively.


In addition, men can boast of coarser, thicker hair, so it is more difficult for them to choose the optimal product, and several factors must be considered. Men's shampoos are characterized by a certain level of acidity, which in no case should exceed the acceptable norm.


Types of shampoos


There are a large number of men's shampoos on the market, which are characterized by their composition and scope of use.


Classic


Classic shampoos for men often combine several functions and are a universal remedy. In other words, they can be used to clean the hair and wash the body.


Specialized


The main task of these funds is to solve specific problems with hair. It can be a loss, too high-fat content, or scalp dryness. In addition, most men suffer from dandruff, so they purchase unique products to eliminate excess sebum. The most popular brands are Morgans, CLARINS, Matrix, and others.


Shampoos for different hair and scalp


Men's shampoos are distinguished by their uniqueness, as they include particular components and substances in their composition. A wide range of products allows each person to choose a product that will fully satisfy their needs and solve a specific problem with hair.


Anti-dandruff shampoos


Men are more prone to dandruff than women, so manufacturers focus on developing such products. The most popular and effective anti-dandruff shampoos for men today are the following products.


Adidas Calm Balance


A unique shampoo gel that not only eliminates dandruff but also prevents itching. Initially designed for professional athletes, this shampoo is packed with branded vitamins to deeply cleanse and soothe the scalp. The main advantage is the presence of panthenol in the composition, which deeply moisturizes the hair and simplifies the combing process.


In addition, polymer and zinc cations also show themselves well in the fight against dandruff. The products are distinguished by the aroma of eucalyptus, which remains on the hair for a long time. No silicones are used in the production process, so the strands stay light and voluminous.


Against hair loss


According to statistics, every second man is faced with the problem of baldness before the age of 30. That is why manufacturers offer a vast number of specialized products that can be used to prevent and treat this problem. The rating of the most popular anti-hair loss shampoos for men looks like this.


Schwarzkopf Professional 3D


The main feature of this 3-in-1 product is its professional formula, which includes taurine, panthenol, and carnitine. This combination allows you to increase blood circulation, which positively affects hair growth significantly. Panthenol helps to moisturize the hair and also prevents hair loss. With constant use, this tool perfectly stimulates the development of new bulbs, positively affecting the strands' density.


The shampoo is characterized by its liquid consistency, but this does not adversely affect its use. Two weeks after use, you can see the effect of a minimum amount of hair falling out when washing your head and providing volume.


Librederm For Men

 

A versatile shampoo that can be used regardless of hair type. The components included in the composition carry out reliable cleaning and restoration of the structurrods' structure due to new hair growth. A month after use, it can strengthen the bulbs and significantly provide maximum shine. The production process does not use any harmful components, including silicones and parabens, so the strands remain fresh and clean for as long as possible.


Plant components, wheat extracts, and hyaluronic acid can be distinguished among the active ingredients. All this helps improve the scalp's water balance and prevent dry hair. This remedy and minoxidil are different because they also protect against peeling.


Clear Vita ABE Men


One of the most favorite shampoos from the mass market segment makes it possible to fight hair loss and dandruff. According to the company, daily use reduces the number of falling hairs by eight times. Because the product foams well, it is consumed rather slowly, which is beneficial from an economic point of view.


Among the main components, one can note the presence of a complex of vitamins of various groups, amino acids, and trace elements that help protect hair from the adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation and other environmental factors. The product boasts a masculine fragrance with citrus notes and other precious woods. This is a hypoallergenic and sulfate-free product in a blue bottle that is suitable even for sensitive skin.


For volume


Men with thin hair very often choose means with which you can make their hair more voluminous. Among these shampoos, it is worth noting several options.


Schauma "Strength and volume."


The main task of this product is to give extra volume to men's hair. The shampoo lathers well, so you only need to apply a little. One of the benefits is an attractive aroma, which is a combination of pine needles and citrus. The composition does not contain harmful components, including silicones, which allows the head to remain clean for as long as possible.


The formula is enriched with various vitamins and amino acids, positively affecting the scalp's condition and strengthening the hairline. And also, the composition includes a considerable amount of proteins and keratin, considered a building material for cells.


American Crew Fortifying


Product of an American brand, which is intended primarily for thin and weakened hair. After the first use, it can achieve impressive results; the hair becomes as soft and obedient as possible. The shampoo is famous for its light formula, which does not include silicones and sulfates.


Among the active ingredients, it is worth noting wheat extracts and amino acids, which help strengthen curls and make them as strong and voluminous as possible. The composition contains tree bark, which provides deep cleaning and a unique aroma.


Syoss Men Power and Strength

 


Due to its unique composition, this product can be used daily without causing any harm to the scalp. The shampoo is produced based on a patented technology, which allows you to care at the level of beauty salons at home. After the first application, achieving maximum volume and shine became possible due to the presence of amino acids and keratin in the composition.


Moisturizers


The main advantage of moisturizing shampoos is that they are suitable for everyone so that they can be used permanently, regardless of hair type. Among the top products, it is worth noting the following.


Festiva Blue Marine


The main feature of this tool is that it provides an unsurpassed aroma. Shampoo can be used on an ongoing basis, especially when leading an active lifestyle. Thanks to the keratin included in the composition, it perfectly washes the scalp and provides it with the necessary nutrients.


In addition, the product has a persistent odor, so it can easily replace eau de toilette. It is produced in small containers, making it convenient to transport.


Smoothing


Men with curly hair are the least fortunate because such strands are naughty, challenging to care for, and constantly need to be cleaned. Among the top men's smoothing shampoos are the following.


Constant Delight Barber Daily


A professional shampoo that can also be used at home. Thanks to its universal components, it is suitable for all hair types but is famous for its leveling properties. That is why owners of curly strands often use it. In the production process, only natural ingredients and plant extracts are used, which contribute to effectively cleaning the head from any contaminants.


Tigi Bed Head B for Men Clean Up

Another professional tool that can be used regularly. The formula includes special additives that protect the scalp from the adverse effects of ultraviolet rays. The products are distinguished by their menthol aroma, which remains throughout the day. Herbal extracts allow you to straighten your hair and make it as obedient as possible. And also, in the composition, there is sunflower oil, designed to saturate the hair with nutrients and prevent its fragility.


What to choose?


When choosing a men's shampoo, you must be extremely careful since this product is used every day and should be as suitable as possible, taking into account the characteristics of a person's hair and scalp. Many options on the market are offered in gift sets, characterized by hypoallergenicity and the absence of sulfates. In developing such products, manufacturers are guided by the data that men have a thicker scalp and different acidity than women, and their sebaceous glands work more actively.


All this leads to the fact that the hair falls out in the more vigorous sex much more often; therefore, with the cleansing effect, shampoos for men provide a higher strength of the strand. When choosing, you should pay attention to aromatic compositions, which, considering gender, are usually limited to the aroma of menthol, lavender, citrus, or fruits.



In addition, shampoos with sandalwood scents are very popular today. The presence of pheromones also distinguishes some products on the market.


When choosing the right shampoo, consider the type of hair and its problems. One of the common problems is dandruff, which is associated with a dry scalp. That is why it is recommended to give preference to shampoos characterized by the presence of zinc and other components to moisturize the scalp. This is enough to wash off the scales and slow down their appearance. If the problem is too big and impossible to solve by conventional means, you can pay attention to pharmacy shampoos that perfectly deal with a similar situation.


And you can also choose a quality paraben-free charcoal shampoo or a solid option to soften the strands. Korean brands often offer such opportunities. They are suitable for both normal hairs and for oily or dry.


If there is gray hair, then it is better to wash your hair with a coloring agent. There are several types of tonic tinted shampoos for men on the market.


Usage Tips


For the shampoo to be as effective as possible, it must be used correctly. Manufacturers usually recommend washing your hair several times a week, but it all depends on the individual characteristics of the human scalp. Most shampoos provide cleanliness for two days, but those with extremely oily hair can use shampoos daily.


Before applying the product, be sure to wet your hair so that it becomes slightly damp. The care product should be distributed evenly over the entire head and can be washed off only after three minutes. If a toning shampoo is used, then it will take more time. It is best to read the instructions on the package and follow them clearly to achieve an effective result. Rinse off the shampoo only with warm water so that no residue from this product remains on the head.


Anti-dandruff shampoos are not recommended for permanent use. It is necessary to apply them until the problem is resolved and then switch to the standard or universal options.



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top-50-interesting-facts-about-powerball-and-mega-millions-lottery-that-you-should-know-in-2022

Powerball and Mega Millions have a lot in common, but there are still some differences between them. Let's compare Mega Millions and Powerball and find out which lottery has the best odds and which game has the best prizes. In short, which is better: playing Mega Millions or Powerball? Bemorepanda hopes that in this article you will find answers to all questions regarding the differences between these lottery titans. But also find out some interesting facts about both Mega Millions and Powerball : history, biggest wins and other interesting things.


Americans kicked into lottery fever when the combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots were played. $ 1 billion.


The Mega Millions jackpot for the October 16 draw is valued at $ 667 million. This is the largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is $ 345 million and the next draw will take place on October 17th.


With incredibly high jackpots, not even gamblers are willing to try their luck. If you've never played the lottery before, here's what you need to know.


Mega Millions tickets cost $ 2 each and can be purchased from lottery stores in 44 states. (Six states do not participate. Sorry Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah — you're out of luck.)


You choose six numbers for each ticket: five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 - the Mega Ball. If you do not want to choose your numbers, use the Quick Select feature and your numbers will be selected for you.


In some states, such as Texas and Wisconsin, you buy a Just the Jackpot ticket. This ticket costs $ 3 but gives you two raffles. The catch is that you only win if you get all six winning numbers. This is in contrast to the standard Mega Millions ticket, where players who match some but not all of the numbers are eligible for lower prizes.


There is also a Megaplier option that is available in most states. For the extra $ 1 per game, any non-jackpot winnings will be multiplied.


1. The rules for Mega Millions and Powerball are almost identical. You need to choose 5 main numbers and 1 additional one. If you match all the numbers drawn, you will win the jackpot. An overlap can win you a side prize.


2. Powerball and Mega Millions are renowned for their incredible jackpots, some of the largest in the world. Today the world record holder is Powerball, but before that, the Mega Millions held the palm for four years.


3. The Mega Millions jackpot reached incredible heights in March 2012, when the previous world record (set by Mega Millions in March 2007) was $ 390 million. After a long losing streak, on March 30, 2012, the $ 656 million prize was split among three winners.



4. A record $ 1.586 billion won by Powerball in January 2016 was also won with three tickets. In October 2018, it looked like Mega Millions was about to beat that amount. The lottery announced a jackpot of $ 1.6 billion, but the final prize fell below the Powerball record. This happened because ticket sales fell short of expectations.


5. The $ 1.537 billion jackpot won by a single South Carolina player is the largest lottery prize ever won with a single ticket, as well as the largest single payout on a single ticket.


6. Mega Millions also managed to win another jackpot of over a billion dollars. Although he has not set any new records, this $ 1.05 billion prize was won on January 22, 2021 in Michigan. It went to the Wolverine FFL Club, a four-member lottery club.


7. The Megaplier in Mega Millions and Power Play in Powerball are multipliers (multipliers) that you can add to your ticket for a small surcharge. This will allow you, in case of winning the secondary prize, to increase its size several times.


8. Unlike the additional numbers that players select when filling out the ticket (Mega Ball in Mega Millions and Powerball in Powerball), the multiplier number does not need to be guessed. It is selected randomly during the draw (from a separate reel).



9. In both games, the multiplier can be 2, 3, 4 or 5. However, Powerball also has a multiplier of 10, which can only be drawn when the lottery jackpot is below $ 150 million.


10. Although the multiplier does not affect the jackpot in any way, it determines how many times the secondary prizes will be multiplied. The winners of the secondary categories, who marked the multiplier box on their ticket, will win a prize multiplied by several times.


11. There is another difference between the two multipliers. Megaplier multiplies all Mega Millions side prizes. This means that when Megaplier 5x is dropped, the player who wins the 2nd prize can win $ 5 million.In the PowerBall lottery, the maximum size of the 2nd prize, regardless of the Power Play number drawn in the drawing, is always $ 2 million.


12. Powerball has drawn $ 1.586 billion and Mega Millions $ 1.537 billion, so both lotteries can play astronomical amounts. The second prize in both lotteries is $ 1 million, but there is a slight difference: the Mega Millions multiplier can increase it to $ 5 million, while the size of the 2nd Powerball prize, even with the Power Play multiplier, will never exceed $ 2 million.



13. In both Powerball and Mega Millions, you have to match 5 main and 1 additional numbers to win the jackpot. The conditions for winning other prizes are also the same, but their amounts are different.


14. The odds of hitting the jackpot in both lotteries are pretty low, but in Powerball the odds are slightly higher (1 in 292.201.338 versus 1 in 302.575.350). The odds of winning secondary prizes also vary slightly. This is due to differences in guessing ranges. Here is a table that compares the odds for each prize tier.


15. The first Powerball draw took place on April 22, 1992; The Mega Millions have been drawn since September 6, 1996. Learn more about the history of Mega Millions.


16. Mega Millions offer the "Just the Jackpot" option, which allows players to buy a cheaper ticket that only claims the jackpot and cannot win other prizes.


17. In some states, Powerball offers an additional Double Play option that allows players to participate in an additional draw where they have a chance to win up to $ 10 million.



18. Mega Millions draws on Tuesdays and Fridays at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Powerball Draws take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.


19. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 47 jurisdictions (45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands). Powerball tickets are available in the same jurisdictions as well as Puerto Rico.


20. The price of a Mega Millions ticket, like the cost of a Powerball ticket, is $ 2. The Megaplier / Power Play option adds $ 1 to the ticket price.


21. The minimum starting jackpot for both lotteries was $ 40 million, but this amount was cut to $ 20 million in April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


22. Jackpots of both lotteries can be obtained either in a one-time payment or in 30 annual installments (each of which will be 5% higher than the previous one).



23. You don't need to travel to the United States to play Mega Millions! You also do not need to be in the United States to participate in the Powerball Draws. You can play both exciting lotteries online at theLotter!


24. The first tickets for the Mega Millions lottery, founded under the name "The Big Game", went on sale in August 1996. The first draw took place on September 6, 1996. 


25. Initially, only 6 states participated in the lottery: Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Maryland. Initially, the draws were held only on Fridays, but the game quickly gained popularity, and already in February 1998 the organizers added an additional draw on Tuesdays. Around the same time, the guessing range was expanded, and the winners had the opportunity to take the main prize in one payout. In 1999, New Jersey became the seventh state to offer tickets for the Great Game draws.


26. The "Mega Millions" lottery was renamed in May 2002. At the same time, Washington, New York, Oregon joined the host states. Subsequently, circulations also began to be carried out in Texas (2003) and California (2005).



27. Texas became the first state to offer members the Megaplier option, which could multiply the secondary prizes by several times. The Megaplier remained unique to the one-star state until it signed a cross-sell agreement with Powerball in January 2010, after which it appeared on tickets sold in other states. Today, the Megaplier is available in all jurisdictions in which Mega Millions tickets are sold, with the exception of California.


28. In January 2010, Mega Millions and Powerball signed a historic cross-selling agreement that allowed states to sell tickets to both lotteries. As a result of the agreement, the number of states in which Mega Millions tickets were sold jumped to 43. It was also possible to play the lottery in Washington D.C. and in the US Virgin Islands.


29. In March 2012, Mega Millions set a world record for the largest jackpot to date. The incredible $ 656 million prize was won by three tickets (purchased in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland). That record was held until January 2016, when Powerball raffled off $ 1.586 billion.



30. Starting October 22, 2013, the guessing range has changed from 5/56 + 1/46 to 5/75 + 1/15. The lottery organizers also set a minimum jackpot ($ 15 million) and a minimum amount of an increase in the first prize in case of transfer ($ 5 million), and also increased the size of the second prize from $ 250,000 to $ 1 million. In addition to this, the Megaplier 5x (with which the second prize can reach $ 5 million).


31. On July 8, 2016, Mega Millions hit the jackpot of $ 536 million - the largest prize ever won with a single ticket.


32. In October 2017, the lottery organizers revised its rules once again. The aim of these measures was to increase the popularity of the lottery and increase the Mega Millions jackpots. Changes included an update to the guessing range (5/70 + 1/25), a $ 40M minimum guaranteed jackpot, and higher secondary prizes. As part of the new format, the ticket price for Mega Millions has doubled from $ 1 to $ 2.


33. The organizers introduced a new game option "Just the Jackpot" - for $ 3, players got 2 chances to hit the jackpot, but, at the same time, they could not claim secondary prizes (this option is not available in all jurisdictions, in which tickets are sold).



34. In a historic draw on October 23, 2018, Mega Millions hit the biggest jackpot in its history: $ 1.537 billion. The winner who bought the ticket in South Carolina applied for the prize in March 2019. He chose to receive his winnings in a lump sum of $ 877,784,124 and not divulge his identity. This jackpot was the largest amount ever won with a single ticket in the world.


35. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, "The Mega Millions Consortium has adjusted the game's starting jackpot and will determine the starting amounts for subsequent jackpots and jackpot increases for each draw," the lottery organizers said in a statement in early April 2020. Since then, the starting jackpot has been reduced from $ 40 million to $ 20 million, and the minimum jackpot increase between draws has been $ 2 million.


36. The Mega Millions raffled its second billionth jackpot on January 22, 2021. After a record longest losing streak of 37 draws, the $ 1.05 billion ($ 776.6 million lump sum) prize was won by a four-player Michigan-based lottery club. The club's representative and attorney applied for the prize on March 12, 2021. The group opted for a one-off payment of $ 766 million over receipt of the full amount in annuity payments. This jackpot is the second largest prize in Mega Millions history and the third largest prize in the history of the lottery.



37. Shane Missler, 20, from Port Richey, Florida, was not surprised to find out that he had won a giant jackpot. As he said, he had a "premonition". "I am only 20, but I hope to use this [prize] to devote time to various hobbies, to help my family and to benefit humanity."


38. The syndicate prize is the largest of just 3 Mega Million jackpots hit in Philadelphia since Mega Million tickets began selling there in 2010.


39. Richard Wahl, a 47-year-old production manager at a food services company from Vernon, New Jersey, won the jackpot on the second time he ever played the lottery. "I drive past that (Mega Millions) sign every day and don't buy," he told reporters at a press conference when he picked up his check.


40. On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions had a huge draw. As the jackpot grew and grew, players and fans alike began to wonder if the prize would ever get bogged down! The final jackpot was $ 656 million - which brought the lottery the world record for the largest lottery jackpot (it lasted almost four years)!



41. The first of the three winners took his share of the $ 218.6 million prize the following Friday after the draw. Kansas law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, which is exactly what this wise lottery multimillionaire did.


42. The second winners of the stunning prize were three Maryland public school staff who called themselves the "Three Amigos." It is known about the winners that one of them was a woman in her twenties, the other in her fifties, and the third member of the syndicate was a man in his forties. Chipping off $ 20 each, they bought 60 tickets, one of which brought them a lot of money! The amigos who split the whopping $ 218.6 million are probably each other's richest friends!


43. The last winning ticket of this huge circulation belonged to retirees Merle and Patricia Butler. When it was revealed that the winning ticket had been purchased in their hometown of Red Bad, Illinois, friends jokingly asked Merle if he had won. They never imagined ... The couple stayed up all night watching the news and surfing the Internet to find out how many people have won the jackpot. On April 18, 2012, they took their prize in a one-time payment, and after taxes were paid, they got their hands on $ 111 million.



44. After a record longest losing streak of 37 draws, the Mega Millions jackpot hit a staggering $ 1.05 billion. Finally, on Saturday, January 22nd, the winning draw numbers matched the numbers on a lucky ticket purchased in Novi, Michigan. As it turned out later, the jackpot was won by a 4-member syndicate called "Wolverine FFL Club" (wolverine - wolverine). They announced their winnings on March 12, 2021. “This money will affect the lives of the families of our club members for many generations to come. We plan to stay humble and share the winnings through donations to charities in southeastern Michigan. " Like many of the other winners on this list, the group opted for a $ 766 million lump-sum prize. This Mega Millions jackpot is the third largest lottery prize in the world, and the second largest prize won with a single ticket!


45. The ticket, sold in South Carolina, was the sole winner of the $ 1.537 billion ($ 878 million lump sum) Mega Millions draw on October 23, 2018. The jackpot was announced at $ 1.6 billion and it looked like Mega Millions would break the Powerball world record for the largest lottery prize in history. But ticket sales were lower than expected, and the final jackpot was reduced slightly as a result. After the draw ended, it became known that South Carolina has a single winner.


46. The mother of four children, Marie Holmes, did not have an easy life. She raised four children single-handedly and had to quit her job to constantly take care of her son with special needs. When the Powerball jackpot rose to sky-high levels, Marie asked her mother to buy a ticket for her. Her mother complied with the request, and fortune took care of the rest. Holmes became one of three winners of the $ 564.1 million jackpot, making her the largest lottery winner in North Carolina history. Taking the prize, Holmes vowed to spend the money on good deeds. Since then, she has made frequent headlines in the news for both positive and not-so-positive reasons. She used some of her winnings to help her church and some of the bail money for her boyfriend, who was arrested on drug charges.



47. Matthew Goode, Mark, and Cindy Hill - $ 587.5 million - November 28, 2012. The winners of this epic Powerball jackpot from Missouri announced their big win in high school, where they first met and fell in love in the 1970s. Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Missouri spent $ 10 on five random tickets and hit a $ 192 million (gross) prize! These high school sweethearts made the country news and made Dearborn famous. The second runner-up, Matthew Goode of Phoenix, Arizona (namesake of the famous actor), also opted for a lump sum.


48. Lerynne West, a 51-year-old mother of three, from Redfield, Iowa, just bought a new home and, in the course of her upcoming move, stopped by the store to buy pizza and coffee, as well as a Powerball ticket. She ended up leaving a ticket for a few days on the floor of her sister's pickup truck before realizing that she had just won a slice of the huge Powerball jackpot. Her share of the prize was $ 343.9 million, and she took that amount in a one-time payment of $ 198.1 million.


49. The record longest four-month streak without a winner was finally cut short on October 4, 2021, with a single ticket sold in California that hit the jackpot of $ 699.8 million! The winning draw numbers were 12, 22, 54, 66, 69 and Powerball 15. Not only is it the 5th largest jackpot in Powerball history, but also the 7th largest prize ever drawn in an American lottery. According to the California Lottery website, the lucky ticket was purchased at a grocery store in Morro Bay. The winner has not yet applied for the prize.


50. The ticket purchased from the Coney Market in Lonaconing, Maryland was the only ticket that featured winning Powerball draw numbers on January 20, 2021. On May 26, 2021, the prize was collected by anonymous winners who identified themselves as the “Power Pack.” ("Powerpack"). They chose to receive the money in a lump sum of $ 546.8 million (approximately $ 366.6 million after deducting federal and state taxes). Maryland Lottery officials said the winners told them the money would allow them to help their families and community members "for generations to come."


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@Sunny Really interesting facts!
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