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40 unusual products that famous brands have released and surprised us

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Increasing the ways consumers can interact with a brand is often quite a challenge to implement.

 

Miracles of marketing: what unusual products were released by companies that the whole world knows

 

This usually requires companies to go beyond their comfort zones, search for non-standard solutions and competently implement them. One of the ways is for a well-known company to start producing (or rather selling) a product that is completely inconsistent with their image and direction of work.

 

For example, barbell pancakes from Samsung... or McDonald's playing cards. How do you like that? Maybe a Coca-Cola screwdriver set will surprise you more?

 

Read below, we have 40 unusual products that famous brands have released and surprised us. It doesn't look like them at all, but it's true!

 

1. Thematic deck of McDonald's cards. In the hands of the king is a potato with an emblem, and in the hand of the queen is a burger

 

2. Audi is dog friendly. My car came back from the service center with these dog toys in the back seat.

 

3. Signature Subaru honey from my local dealership

 

4. Crayola Calculator

 

5. My dad has a working Mitsubishi sharpener from 40 years ago, and you can still adjust the sharpness of the pencil on it.

 

6. I was cleaning my old apartment and found a 1982 Coca-Cola screwdriver set.

 

7. This luxury watch from Nintendo

 

8. Porsche Buyers Get Paperclips In The Shape Of A Porsche 911

 

9. Turkish Muslim woman working at McDonald's wears McDonald's branded hijab (Istanbul, Turkey)

 

10. USB Power Bank disguised as a Honda mini generator

 

11. It was in a hospital in the UK. They have a toy MRI machine in the hospital waiting room

 

12. When you order a knife directly from Fällkniven, they also send you these branded plasters in the same package.

 

13. Spice Twix for popcorn, ice cream, dough, cookies and more

 

14. My neighbors park their Lamborghini in the yard.

 

15. Found this old Volvo cap where the strap is a seat belt

 

16. McDonald's made a french fry radio in the 80s

 

17. The radio I found in the attic looks like a Coke vending machine.

 

18. KFC made logs

 

19. Dodgeballs at a Dodge showroom

 

20. Still using a Coleman-made 12V Marlboro car fridge from the Marlboro catalog from the 90s.

 

21. Colgate Beef Lasagne

 

22. Packages of ketchup and mayonnaise that were brought to me in a restaurant along with food.

 

23. If you thought that the perfect soap does not exist - here it is!

 

Mountain Dew shower gel is powerful. But the face soap from the chip maker is no less fun...

 

24. Volkswagen is the largest producer of a certain type of sausage (currywurst) in Germany.

 

25. Michelin Tire is the same Michelin company that awards Michelin stars to restaurants and hotels.

 

26. LEGO Brick sneaker model

 

27. I received KFC socks with my delivery order.

 

28. IKEA sells panama hats made from IKEA bags

 

29. Hairdryer with an electric motor designed by Ferrari

 

30. Scented wipes Dr. Pepper

 

31. Dr. Canned Beans Pepper. Pepper, I think you've gone too far this time.

 

32. PlayStation cufflinks

 

33. Big Mac shower gel (courtesy of Austrian McDonald's)

 

34. Hello Kitty Pasta Sauce?

 

35. Guinness is a famous brand of beer and the creators of the Book of Records are the same company.

 

36. Samsung opens a fashion store in South Korea

 

37. Samsung, it turns out, made pancakes for the bar

 

38. Sewing machine Toyota. Give your beloved a Toyota if she so wants it.

 

39. Mentos Strawberry Bath Bombs

 

40. Louis Vuitton fire extinguishers. If you fight fire, then fight with style!

 

World brands and their strange goods

 

Colgate

Main range: toothpaste

Experimental Item: Kitchen Entrees Ready Meals

The Colgate brand decided to be with us not only after meals, but also during. Ready meals under the brand of toothpaste caused only bewilderment of buyers. The expansion campaign failed.

 

Frito Lay

Main range: chips

Experimental Goods: Lemonade

Frito-Lay marketers thought: why not let consumers refresh and quench their thirst after eating their salty snacks? And they created Frito-Lay lemonade. But the buyers did not accept the new product. Either the chips weren't salty enough, or the lemonade wasn't tasty enough.

 

Bic

Main assortment: ballpoint pens, lighters, razors

Experimental Item: Disposable Underwear

The kings of disposable goods Bic decided to get even closer to their customers and created a line of disposable underpants. But the linen did not receive the attention of the audience, the production had to be stopped.

 

Zippo

Main range: lighters

Experimental Item: Women's Perfume

The world-famous brand of lighters Zippo has released a collection of women's perfumes in bottles in the form of lighters. But the fair sex could not get rid of associations with Zippo gasoline stuffing, and sales turned out to be miserable.

 

Harley Davidson

Main range: motorcycles

Experimental Item: Cake Decorations

Harley Davidson is not such a brutal brand as it seemed to many. The motorcycle icon produced not only bikes, but also branded bakery decorations. It is easy to guess that fans of the brand did not understand this move.

 

Dr. Pepper

Main range: soft drinks

Experimental Item: Barbecue Sauce

Dr Pepper technologists turned out to be bold experimenters and created a barbecue sauce with the signature taste of Dr Pepper soda. Buyers did not appreciate this, so the sauce was discontinued.

 

Cosmopolitan

Main assortment: women's magazine

Experimental item: yogurt

Marketers of Cosmopolitan magazine, popular among women, saw some analogy between yogurt and sex, they say, we need one and the other every day. Subtly noted! But this did not bring success: either the price of yogurt did not cause attraction among buyers, or the idea itself ...

 

Smith and Wesson

Main range: pistols

Experimental Item: Mountain Bikes

Known worldwide for its reliable and high-quality products, Smith and Wesson decided to produce not only weapons, but also peaceful goods - bicycles. Like many of the experimental products, their bikes were not appreciated. Pistols were more relevant.

 

Virgin

International conglomerate

Experimental item: wedding dresses

A risky move for Virgin, whose core business was air travel and banking, was to sell wedding merchandise. The name of the brand, of course, suits such products perfectly. But Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin, later admitted: "There were no sales at all."

 

Pond's

Main range: face cream

Experimental Item: Toothpaste

The American manufacturer of cosmetics and skin care products Pond's has released a new product - toothpaste. Despite the fact that all the taste tests were successfully passed, the customers did not like the pasta. Perhaps because of the strong association with face cream.

 

Evian

Main range: bottled water

Experimental Item: Water Bra

Evian decided to help consumers refresh not only from the inside, but also from the outside. They created a unique water-filled bra that you could even sunbathe in on the beach. But the customers didn't like it.

 

Cheetos

Main assortment: snacks with cheese flavor

Experimental Item: Lip Balm

Lays has been making salty Cheetos-flavored snacks for many years. Who would have thought that they would decide to release with the same taste ... lip balm! But, obviously, none of the buyers wanted to smell of cheese.

 

Gerber

Main assortment: baby food

Experimental Goods: Nutrition for Singles

One of the leading brands in the baby food market, Gerber, decided to take care of adults as well. They released a line of Gerber Singles purees for students and bachelors, all those who are not used to cooking for themselves. But Gerber's marketers didn't think about the fact that it's "not cool" for students to eat porridge in a jar, and for single people, an extra reminder of their marital status is very painful.

 

Hooters

Main activity: chain of restaurants

Pilot Activity: Air Freight

The global network of American sports bars Hooters in 2003 took up air transportation in the United States. The aircraft retained the orange and white design of the bars and the big-eyed owl symbol. On board, in addition to the usual staff, there were 2 Hooters-girls. But flights with busty girls, oddly enough, were not to the taste of the Americans. Flights were stopped in 2006.

 

Life Savers

Main assortment: lollipops

Experimental Item: Soft Drinks

The candy brand Life Savers wanted to expand its range and created a soda that was identical to candies in taste and color. But lovers of sweets did not approve of the new product.

 

Diesel

Main range: jeans

Experimental Goods: Wine

In the early 90s, Diesel acquired its own vineyards. They thought why the grapes should be wasted, and began to produce wine. Diesel brand wines began to be sold in branded boutiques. But they could not compete in the wine and vodka market.

 

Guinness

Main range: stout

Experimental Item: Book of Records

The well-known Guinness Book of Records was first published in 1955 by order of the Irish brewing company Guinness. The decision to publish the book was visited by Guinness management when they saw how fierce disputes can be in bars regarding the record of this or that phenomenon. The book has taken root and is published annually to this day.

 

Michelin

Main range: tires

Experimental Product: Restaurant Guide

Back in 1900, Michelin decided to make more than just tires and released the Michelin Red Guide. Initially, it was a list of various places that could be useful to a traveler, such as hotels, repair shops, eateries or paid car parks. Today, Michelin is the most famous and influential of the restaurant ratings.

 

 

 

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There are one trillion species of living beings on the planet today. This is slightly inferior to the number of trees, which are about three trillion on Earth. Each type of animal is unique and has its habits and characteristics. For example, did you know that chinchillas have the thickest fur of any land mammal and that turtles were the first animals to fly around the moon? We still know little about the natural world, and intelligent people still have much to learn. But we already know a lot.

 

Animal Facts You Won't Find in Textbooks

 

At Bemorepanda collected facts about animals and discovered that our smaller brothers hide a lot from us.

 

 

1. The average length of a giraffe's tongue is 45-50 cm. And they can grab branches with it, sticking it out 35-45 cm.

 

By the way, their tongue is dark in color (some scientists believe that the color of the language protects it from burning in the sun).

 

2. Sea lion cubs communicate with their mother using a unique set of vocal sounds so they can recognize each other.

 

Moreover, such vocalization is unique and does not resemble the sounds of other females and cubs. So the mother and her children do not confuse the sounds of other relatives. Also, each puppy and female has a unique smell that helps to recognize each other. For example, a female can find her cub by unique sounds even among hundreds of others, and when she sees it, she sniffs it as the last check.

 

3. "Puppy eyes" - the result of the joint evolution of dogs and people.

 

“Puppy eyes” or “puppy eyes” are round eyes, raised brow ridges, and a piercing, mimic look directed into a person’s eyes.

 

Domestic dogs have evolved two muscles that exaggerate the size of their eyes, making them appear larger and more expressive—in other words, cuter and cuter.

 

4. Newborn baby elephants can't see well, so they recognize their mother by touch, smell, and sound.

 

5. Male giraffes use their very long tongues to catch the female's urine to find out if she's ovulating.

 

6. The fins of the octopus Dumbo (Grimpoteutis) are like the ears of an elephant. 

 

That's why Disney named his iconic baby elephant after the cute octopus. By the way, it is one of the world's cutest octopuses.

 

 

7. Hippos have pink sweat.

 

When hippos are hot, they produce unusual sweat (an oily secretion), a reddish substance that acts like sunscreen.

 

8. Wolves are afraid of strangers and hide. Because of this, they make poor guard dogs.

 

9. Ostriches swallow pebbles to grind food in their stomachs.

 

With no teeth, ostriches swallow pebbles, so their food is digested normally. An adult ostrich can eat about 1 kg of stones at a time.

 

10. Giraffes can run at speeds up to 55-60 km / h, which is quite fast for an animal that practically walks on high stilts.

 

Usually, their average walking speed is 15-17 km/h. Compared to a person, their relaxed walking for us is the sprint speed of a runner at maximum speed.

 

11. Goats and cows have their regional accent.

 

Cows, as a rule, moo differently depending on the country, region, and area where they live. The same applies to goats, but unlike cows, goats, once in a new place where their foreign relatives live, quickly adopt their unique “accent.”

 

12. Penguins settled in an abandoned minefield protected from poachers. 

 

Penguins are too small to detonate mines, but poachers can't get through.

 

The mines were planted in the Falkland Islands when Argentine commandos occupied the territory in 1982 during a conflict with British forces. Magellanic penguins have lived in the area ever since. And since the rooms are well marked and fenced off, no civilian was harmed by mines.

 

13. Cats can feed hedgehogs.

 

In 2017, at the Sadgorod zoo in the suburbs of Vladivostok, a cat “adopted” them and began to feed them. Thanks to the care of the mother cat, the little orphaned hedgehogs were brought up.

 

14. Giraffes can live longer without water than camels.

 

15. Giraffes have twice the blood pressure of humans.

 

In just a second or two, a giraffe can raise its head from ground level up to a height of about 4.5 meters and not faint due to a lack of blood in the head. If a person could do something like that, he would immediately faint. A hard-working heart and high blood pressure keep the giraffe from fainting.

 

By the way, their blood pressure regulation system became a hint to aviation engineers to create a plan for maintaining astronauts' life support systems.

 

16. No two giraffes have the same spotting pattern, but those living in the same area tend to have the same coat.

 

 

17. Seagulls often stomp on the ground - called their "rain dance" - to attract earthworms and other insects.

 

Their stomp imitates vibrations from real rain, which lures insects to the surface, who think it has begun to rain, and, to protect themselves from moisture, crawl to the surface, where cunning birds are waiting for them.

 

18. Cats are responsible for the complete extinction of 33 animal species.

 

Let's be clear: we are talking about the street (feral cats) and not about your pets ...

 

Every year, billions of living creatures become the prey of street cats, and as a result of their hunting, 33 species of animals and birds have disappeared from our planet forever.

 

19. Dogs prefer to go to the toilet facing the North Pole.

 

One study showed that dogs use the Earth's magnetic field when they pee. While observing the dogs, the scientists found that the dogs preferred to "defecate with their bodies aligned along the north-south axis" and wholly avoided the east-west direction.

 

20. Your dog is probably dreaming about its owner.

 

According to Deirdre Barrett, a clinical and evolutionary psychologist at Harvard, there is reason to believe that animals dream the same way humans do. It is likely that dogs also have dreams where they dream of ordinary "dog joys," such as walks or the joy of the owner.

 

 

21. Zebra mothers keep their cubs in the center of the herd to keep them safe from predators.

 

22. The oldest living creature was a mollusk that lived 507 years.

 

The mollusk specimen was named Ming. It washed ashore in Iceland. Age was determined by the rings on the shell, counting their number. One call - one year of life.

 

23. Millions of years ago, penguins lived about 2 meters tall and weighed 115 kg.

 

Scientists named the giant penguin Palaeeudyptes klekowskii.

 

24. Ants can survive falling from any height. 

 

Even from an airplane! The fact is that because they weigh almost nothing, they fall very slowly. In addition, they have an exoskeleton.

 

25. Some fish can recognize the face of their master.

 

Not all fish can do this. But some can learn to recognize familiar faces even though they don't have the area of ​​the brain that humans use to recognize faces. In the study that found this fact, scientists used only archer fish. But, as biologists believe, other small fish in the world may be capable of this.

 

26. Giant pandas are no longer an endangered species. The tiger population is also growing.

 

Bamboo bear populations have increased by 17% over the past ten years, changing their status from endangered to vulnerable. Not everything is terrible with the tiger population, either. For example, in India, home to 60% of the world's wild tiger population, their number in the wild has increased by 33%.

 

 

27. When a baby elephant is born in a herd of elephants, other females trumpet to announce to the entire social group of animals about the appearance of the baby elephant.

 

Elephants tend to stay in close "family" groups their entire lives. Elephant herds usually consist of females (males often leave the group to mate with females from other packs but sometimes team up with other solitary males to search for elephants together).

 

28. Pregnant dolphin mothers sing to their babies.

 

According to a study by the University of Southern Mississippi, USA, mother dolphins emit an "unusual whistle" for their baby until it is born. This whistling sound is believed to be a kind of "name" that the future dolphin remembers. Thanks to this sound, they can easily find each other after birth. After the calf's birth, other nearby adult dolphins will make less of their sounds, probably helping the calf learn to correctly identify its mother's whistle and use it to call for its mother.

 

29. The first animals to circle the moon were turtles.

 

We know from school that our country was the first in the world to send animals into space. We are talking about launching dogs into Earth's orbit. Did you know we were the first to send animals around the moon?

 

In 1968, turtles were sent on a space flight around the moon (not in lunar orbit) aboard the Zond-5 spacecraft.

 

30. Giraffe in Latin is "Camelopardalis," a reference to the era of the Romans, who believed that these animals looked like a mixture of a camel and a leopard.

 

31. Your dog loves you, not just because you give and walk his food.

 

Studies that measured dogs' levels of oxytocin (a hormone that helps build social bonds - also called the hormone of affection and love), heart rate, and other biometric indicators showed that hormone levels increased. Heart rate decreased as in dogs: humans and their dogs after interacting. When you pet your dog, you and your pet release more of the same hormone in the brain that makes you fall in love with each other, making you less nervous and more relaxed.

 

 

32. Filmmakers often add tails to actor dogs.

 

This is done when the dogs in the frame often wag their tails. For example, computer graphics experts give some husky dogs virtual seats in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This was necessary so the dogs did not look too friendly because they actively moved their tail during filming.

 

33. Dogs can approximately determine what time their owner can return home.

 

Have you ever wondered how your dog can tell when you will come home? It turns out that they do this by the remnant of the smell of a person who is not at home. If you or someone you live with come home at about the same time every day, you have probably noticed how your dog, shortly before the arrival of a family member, sits at the door or window and waits. According to research, a dog correctly determines the arrival time of its owner or family member by how much the smell of a person in the house has decreased in his absence.

 

34. The fur of chinchillas is so dense that it is impossible to get wet. So instead of bathing in water, they bathe in the sand.

 

These funny furries have ultra-plush fur. They have an average of 60-70 hairs per follicle, which makes their fur the thickest among all land mammals. For comparison: in most mammals, including humans, there is only one hair per follicle!

 

Because their fur is very thick and dense, if it gets into the water, it will dry for a very long time, which is not safe for funny rodents. This is because moisture can get close to the skin, leading to several skin conditions, including pyoderma (skin infection) and dermatitis (skin inflammation). Instead of soap and water, chinchillas are "bathed" in fine dust, which helps evenly distribute skin oils, cleans dirt and debris from fur, and leaves it silky soft.

 

35. Giraffes give birth standing up, which means that the first thing a baby giraffe will experience is a fall from a height of almost two meters onto cold, hard ground.

 

 

36. Hundreds of trees - if not more - grow yearly due to squirrels forgetting where they buried their food.

 

According to Rob Swihart, a wildlife professor at Purdue University, gray squirrels bury their food (nuts, acorns, etc.) everywhere but often forget where they set up their hiding place. These buried squirrel "treasures" have a good chance of eventually becoming mature trees.

 

37. Scorpions glow in the ultraviolet.

 

Scientists don't know why this happens, but they have many theories about it.

 

38. It turns out that the wasps taught us how to make inexpensive paper.

 

They scrape wood from trees and stumps and recycle it into the paper to build a nest. The French scientist René Réaumur noticed this, and this idea became revolutionary to reduce the cost of paper, which in the 1700s was made from cotton and linen rags, ropes, old sails, etc., which made the piece too expensive.

 

The idea of making paper from wood was not realized immediately. Still, after a while, the German priest Jacob Schaffer wrote a treatise on producing paper from alternative fibers in 1765-1771. In his work, he talked about paper samples from wasp nests, comparing them in more detail from different types of wood.

 

39. Sharks "taste" everything.

 

Like your three-year-old nephew or small child, sharks also put everything in their mouths. And most often because they are curious. So most shark attacks are actually because predatory fish are very interested.

 

40. Lions love to cuddle.

 

This is how they build and maintain a friendship with each other.

 

41. Eels swim for a long time only to mate and die.

 

Eels migrate from freshwater to salt water to mate; this journey will be the first and last of their lives. For example, European eels, living in fresh and brackish waters of Europe and North Africa, go to spawn at the end of their lives. To do this, they swim more than 6 thousand kilometers across the Atlantic to the Sargasso Sea, mate, lay eggs and then die.

 

42. Pregnancy lasts 15 months for giraffes.

 

 

43. Wolves mourn when one of the pack dies.

 

Wolf packs are a big family; when one dies, they begin to “sing” (howl) mournfully.

 

44. Alligators pretend to be trees to attract birds.

 

American alligators have been observed using baits for hunting birds. They carry sticks and branches on their heads, thus attracting birds that are looking for nest materials.

 

45. Giraffes sleep a maximum of two hours a day, usually no more than 10 minutes at a time.

 

46. ​​Dead ends make a couple for life.

 

After the birth of offspring, they equally share their parental responsibilities. Before mating, the birds do an unusual ritual: rub their beaks against each other.

 

47. Sheep are born with long tails.

 

48. Alex the parrot is the only animal in the world that asks a question about itself.

 

When a mirror was placed in front of him, seeing his reflection, he asked an existential question: "What color am I?"

 

49. Among cows, there are optimists from birth or pessimists - everything is like in people.

 

In the study, the scientists found that the fearfulness of cows is closely related to pessimism and is not a temporary mood of the animals.

 

50. Ginger cats are predominantly male, and tricolor cats are primarily female.

 

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Many of us are used to believing facts. However, sometimes they sound so implausible that we are not ready to take them seriously. And such facts can be found not one or two, but much more. This is proved by a thread on Reddit, where, in response to a request from user Aden_Elvis77 to share facts that seem to be fiction but are real, people began to share their findings from the world of information.

 

Things you won't believe until you double-check (they prove that the world is not at all what it seems)

 

We at Bemorepanda share them with you. If you want to double-check some of them - please do! In any case, that's exactly what we did. After all, is it possible to take at face value that a person ate ... an airplane? That's it!

 

1. So strawberries are berries or not?

Strawberries are not berries, while bananas are berries.

 

Meowsommar, alleksana

 

2. About Chimborazo in Ecuador

Everest is not far from the center of the earth. The peak of Chimborazo in Ecuador is 2.1 km further away, what's even crazier is that Chimborazo isn't even the highest mountain in the Andes.

 

SkinnyObelix, Michael Clarke

 

3. What is the shortest flight in the world?

The shortest commercial flight in the world lasted 57 seconds. It was a Loganair flight between two Scottish islands, Westray and Papa Westray. Then the shortest commercial flight was recorded with a length of 2.7 km.

 

AnneKellyy, Josue Isai Ramos Figueroa

 

4. Hunger in the world cannot be overcome not because there is not enough food.

An endless supply of food will not solve the problem of world hunger. We actually have more than enough food to end world hunger, the problem is distribution/logistics.

 

honeybutterbuscuit Dennis Siqueira

 

5. Plastic Flamingos vs. Real Flamingos - Who's More?

There are more plastic flamingos on Earth than living ones.

 

The same is true for unicorns. Joke:)

 

Positive-Source8205, Alan Levine

 

6. Mankind Designed The Atomic Bomb Faster Than It Moved From Bronze To Iron

It took people longer to go from a bronze sword to an iron sword than from an iron sword to an atomic bomb.

 

Joe_PM2804, Ricardo Cruz

 

7. Where are the ears of crickets located?

Getty Images / iStockphoto / Aratehortua

 

The ears of crickets are located on the legs.

 

Eli_JMI, Miguel A. Padrinan

 

8. Perhaps one of the strangest pistols in the world

Associated Press

 

The CIA has made a heart attack gun.

 

9. People have an extremely developed sense of smell for ... rain

Humans smell certain components of the smell of rain (in particular, geosmin, which is part of petrikor) much better than sharks smell blood in water.

 

Ratmatazz, Anna Atkins

 

10. Incredible skill of the 20th President of the United States

James Garfield (20th President of the United States) could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other.

 

TheDangerHeisenberg, Aaron Burden

 

11. What is the blood pressure of a giraffe?

The average blood pressure of a giraffe is about 300/190. They must have high blood pressure in order for the blood to reach the neck and oxygenate the brain. I am totally impressed with their cardiovascular system.

 

Anastasiaanne, Gary Bendig

 

12. Can a person eat an airplane?

Once a Frenchman ate an entire plane.

 

CauliflowerDaffodil, Khamkeo Vilaysing

 

13. That's how much dirtier a coal power plant is than a nuclear one

One coal-fired power plant generates more toxic waste per year than any nuclear power plant has ever produced.

 

ob-2-kenobi, Jason Blackeye

 

14. Strange platypus glow

The platypus glows under black light.

 

KingZaneTheStrange, Meg Jerrard

 

15. Female monitor lizards can breed without males

Komodo dragons usually reproduce sexually, but females in captivity have been known to reproduce by parthenogenesis without the need for sperm.

 

Dusty_Roller, Spencer Weart

 

16. Eyes see the world not as it is, but the brain corrects everything!

Our eyes see everything upside down, but our mind perceives everything as it should.

 

Alexisallore, Paul Savage

 

17. Greater Texas

Each person on Earth can have about 950 88 sq. m in Texas and leave the rest of the world completely empty. (Not that anyone wants this!)

 

Murky Purple, Marcy Reiford

 

18. The color of carrots in the past will surprise you.

In the Middle Ages, carrots were purple.

 

MermaidandtheKraken, Darya Pino

 

19. Almonds are almost peach

Almonds belong to the peach family.

 

RifleShower, Nacho Fernandez

 

20. Who is older: sharks or trees?

Sharks are older than trees.

 

com2420, GEORGE DESIPRIS

 

21. How many ants are there in the world?

The number of ants on Earth exceeds the mass of all birds and mammals combined.

 

InquisitaB, Marco Neri

 

22. Where does black pepper really come from?

Black pepper is a stone fruit similar to an apricot.

 

Dreadsin, M Mahbub A Alah

 

23. Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

The atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima released an amount of energy equivalent to converting 0.7 grams (about the weight of a paper clip) of matter into energy.

 

tazzietiger66, US military

 

24. Does the brain distinguish between real and unreal?

Your brain can't really tell fantasy from reality.

 

Darya_Jaen, MART PRODUCTION

 

25. What is the chance of humanity dying out in the next 10,000 years?

Angelina Bambina Getty Images

 

According to the Doomsday Argument (the doomsday theorem), there is a 95 percent chance that human civilization will die out in the next 9120 years.

 

SheikhYekaterinburg

 

26. Math problem

Rope around the Earth: a challenge.

 

Take a rope tied tightly around a basketball. Now the rope must be lengthened so that there is a gap of one foot (0.000305 km) between the ball and the rope at all points, as if the rope were hanging a foot away around the entire ball. How long does the rope need to be for this? At 6.28 feet (0.0019 km).

 

Now take a rope taut around the Earth's equator. The task is the same - creating gaps of one foot around the entire Earth. How much should the rope be lengthened? At 6.28 feet.

 

This is so illogical that almost no one will believe it until it is mathematically proven.

 

-Slartibart, The New York Public Library

 

27. Do you believe in the existence of narwhals?

I am shocked at the number of people who refuse to believe that narwhals are real animals. I have one tattoo on my forearm so I guess people talk to me about it more than usual lol. It usually ends with me showing photos to Google and they are still skeptical.

 

cheechiie, PAO press service

 

28. What marks the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"?

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" marks the only time that Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny officially appear in the same place at the same time, as well as Daffy and Donald.

 

The screen time of all characters from both companies was timed to the frame to ensure they had exactly the same amount of time with their characters.

 

Yuni_smiley, epicurious_aussie

 

29. Brazil is very big...

Brazil's northernmost point is closer to Canada than Brazil's southernmost point.

 

prof_dynamite, Lara Jameson

 

30. And finally, one fact about basketball player Shaquille O'Neal

In his entire NBA career, Shaquille O'Neal has only made one three-point shot.

 

berlinheroes, Cubahora

 

 

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Amazing creatures, sea urchins, have long tormented the minds of zoologists. These underwater animals are very interesting from a biological point of view, and the conditions in which some of their species live seem to be truly extreme. But people are willing to collect them, especially in shallow water, as sea urchins in some countries are enviable food. However, most tourists who have tried them do not share this opinion.

 

Facts about sea urchins

 

 

1. Animal sea urchins are echinoderm mollusks.

 

2. These amazing creatures have long been under the close attention of zoologists, as sea urchins are very interesting from a biological point of view.

 

3. These underwater animals attract with their unusual appearance and physiology.

 

4. In total, there are about 940 species of sea urchins in nature, and in our time, zoologists continue to discover more and more of their species.

 

5. Sea urchins are one of the longest living animals on Earth. They are older than dinosaurs. Their first species appeared on our planet about 450 million years ago.

 

6. These animals are able to easily withstand the monstrous pressure of the water column. Research probes have detected them at depths of up to 7 kilometers.

 

7. These animals live only in very salty waters, therefore, where large rivers partially desalinate the seas and oceans into which they flow, sea urchins are not found.

 

8. The size of the largest sea urchins reaches 30 centimeters in diameter, while in the smallest it does not exceed 2 centimeters.

 

9. The conditions in which some of the species of sea urchins live seem truly extreme. 

 

10. They are also found not only in warm waters. Some sea urchins even live in the Antarctic climate.

 

11. Sea urchins can drill holes for themselves even in strong granite rocks.

 

SEA URCHIN-DIADEMA

 

12. The record holder for the length of the spines among all sea urchins are diadem hedgehogs (the length of their spines is up to 70 cm with a shell diameter 10 times smaller), and in flat hedgehogs their length does not exceed 2 millimeters.

 

13. Also diadem sea urchins glow in the dark.

 

14. Most sea urchins lay eggs, but some give birth to live offspring, like mammals.

 

15. Sea urchins got their name for a reason. Their entire body is covered with movable sharp needles, although there are a small number of species lacking this feature. Basically, the needles serve to protect against predators. Their long needles are a formidable and effective weapon. But needles serve them not only for protection, but also for movement, as well as for obtaining food.

 

16. On the body of sea urchins there are over 1000 tiny legs with suction cups on them. Thin legs pass through the shell. On their feet are suction cups, with the help of which these animals move.

 

17. In addition, their legs are adapted for burrowing. The legs of sea urchins are also located on the back, they serve to sense the environment. And some species have adapted their unusual limbs to obtain food and cleanse their shells of pollution.

 

18. Sea urchins do not have bones. Their body is covered with strong calcium plates that cover the body like an orange peel. These plates are symmetrical to each other, they are strong enough and protect the internal organs from mechanical damage.

 

19. By the annual rings on the shell of these animals, one can determine their age in the same way as by the growth rings of trees.

 

 

20. Sea urchins have five jaws at once, each of which has one tooth. These teeth can move independently of each other. Their teeth grow throughout their lives. Thanks to friction against each other, they grind off and always remain sharp enough. The mouth of these animals is somewhat reminiscent of a beak.

 

21. The eyes of sea urchins are located in the upper part of the body, and the mouth is in the lower.

 

22. Puberty in sea urchins occurs only 2-3 years after birth.

 

23. And in some of their species - even after 5 years. That's why they reproduce so slowly.

 

24. Sea urchins reproduce by external fertilization - they release sperm and eggs directly into the water.

 

25. First, the animal passes through the larval stage. Until its final transformation, it moves along the bottom along with other plankton.

 

26. In food, sea urchins are completely illegible. They feed mainly on algae, but are also not averse to eating small invertebrates, the remains of dead fish and other small living creatures.

 

 

27. A large brood needs a lot of food. Hedgehogs literally eat all the coral reefs. Some of them even eat each other.

 

28. They continue to grow throughout life.

 

29. Most species of sea urchins are nocturnal.

 

30. One of the species of sea urchins cannot roll back if they are knocked over. In this case, these animals die.

 

31. Amazing sea urchins are always a close object of attention for lovers of snorkeling or scuba diving.

 

32. These strange creatures look very unusual, and many people want to touch them, but this should absolutely not be done.

 

 

33. You can easily prick yourself on the spines of a sea urchin, and such injections are very painful.

 

34. If you step on a sea urchin, its needles, like fragile glass, break into many fragments, sticking into the body. Their extraction is a very complicated and painful operation, which only experienced doctors can do.

 

35. And some types of sea urchins are poisonous, and therefore very dangerous.

 

36. Poison is contained in the mucus on their spines.

 

37. During low tide, sea urchins do not risk staying on the shore, where they can become easy prey. Usually they either hide in burrows or burrow into the sand.

 

SEA CUCUMBER

 

38. Close relatives of sea urchins, according to scientists, are sea cucumbers.

 

39. Some small fish have learned to have a mutually beneficial coexistence with sea urchins.

 

40. They hide between its needles in case of danger, and in response they eat the parasites that have stuck around it, from which the hedgehog cannot get rid of on its own.

 

41. On average, sea urchins live for about 30 years. But some types of sea urchins are real centenarians. In the wild, they live up to 200 years.

 

42. Despite their own pricklyness, they often become victims of predators. A large number of different animals prey on these echinoderms. They are readily eaten by fur seals, birds, fish, lobsters and starfish.

 

43. One of the most formidable enemies of sea urchins is the sea otter. He breaks the needles of his prey with a stone, and then eats her insides. Sea otters eat so many sea urchins every day that their entire insides turn purple due to the pigment contained in these echinoderms.

 

 

44. Humans also pose a considerable danger to the diversity of species of this class. Sea urchins in many countries are part of the national cuisine. Their caviar is mainly used for food.

 

45. Many people are willing to collect sea urchins, especially in shallow water, as sea urchins are a delicacy in some countries. But most tourists who have tried them do not share this opinion.

 

46. ​​There is a whole fishery for their breeding and catching. Due to human activities and active fishing, many species are endangered.

 

47. Although sea urchins are distributed throughout the world. They are found in all oceans and in almost all seas, including the coldest ones.

 

48. There are only three seas in which not a single species of sea urchins lives - the Caspian, the Black, and, of course, the Dead Sea.

 

49. These animals are very useful creatures. They absorb carbon dioxide like plants. And sea urchins reduce the level of radiation in the oceans.

 

50.Sea urchins are an essential part of the ocean ecosystem.

 

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Sometimes it seems that so much has already been written and known about dogs that there is nothing to write about except for fantasy on the Internet. But it turns out that our pets will delight us with scientific facts for a long time, since science does not stand still. For example, you could hardly imagine that there are dogs that cannot bark, or that there is only one breed of dog with six toes. But if you continue to read this article, you will quickly see that these are far from the only entertaining facts about a person's faithful companions.

 

Facts that prove that nature did a good job on the “Dog” project

 

Even if you are a big dog lover, you probably have not heard about the facts that we at Bemorepanda have collected and that we want to share with you. And don't miss the bonus at the end about the Beatles song, with sounds that only barking little brothers can hear.

 

1. Charming Pembroke Welsh Corgi dogs are in Welsh fairy tales and myths

In Welsh folklore, these dogs pull fairy carriages, help herd fairy cattle, and are the steeds of fairy warriors.

 

2. Studies have shown that Border Collies are the smartest dogs.

This was found by scientists from the University of British Columbia. These dogs learn a new command in less than five seconds and obey their owner 95% of the time. In second place according to this criterion are poodles, in third place are shepherd dogs.

 

3. Labrador Retrievers have been the most popular dogs in the US since 2013.

4. Basenjis do not bark, but make different sounds.

They purr, snort, make other strange sounds that sometimes resemble laughter. Sometimes it looks like they're grumbling.

 

5. The first Olympic mascot was a dachshund named Waldi.

At the Olympic Games in 1972, which were held in Munich, this dog became the first mascot in the history of the Games, which was named Waldi. This is a male dachshund, which is valued in Bavaria for endurance, perseverance and dexterity.

 

6. Huskies helped save children In Alaska In 1925

In early 1925, a diphtheria epidemic broke out in Nome, Alaska. To combat it, hospitals needed anti-diphtheria serum. Due to a snow storm, it was impossible to deliver it by plane. As a result, the serum was delivered by train to the station, which was located a thousand kilometers from the village. The rest of the way, the medicine was carried by dog ​​sleds.

 

7. Greyhounds are the World's Fastest Dogs

They are capable of speeds up to 70 km/h.

 

8. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is the only breed that can climb trees

These dogs are used for hunting fur-bearing animals. But it can also be used for hunting elk, bear and wild boar. In pursuit of their prey, these dogs are able to climb trees.

 

9. Basset Hounds use their long ears to pick up scents.

Their ears drag along the ground and pick up scents.

 

10. On average, the intelligence of dogs corresponds to the intelligence of a 2-year-old child.

According to the American Psychological Association, dogs can learn up to 250 words and gestures, which is something a two-year-old can also do.

 

11. Dogs have three eyelids

Two of their eyelids are visible, and one is hidden. The third is in the inner corner of the dog's eyes. It contains the lacrimal glands.

 

12. The world's first dog lived 31,700 years ago and looked like a Siberian Husky

The prehistoric dog was about the size of a sheepdog, with a broad but short muzzle and a broader braincase than that of a wolf.

 

13. Male small dogs hold their legs high when they go to the bathroom to make other dogs look bigger.

According to a study conducted by scientists from Cornell University (USA), small dogs lift their legs high when they walk in a small way to deceive larger dogs into thinking they are bigger than they really are.

 

14. Dogs drink with the back of their tongue.

Dogs don't have cheeks, so they can't drink water like we can. Dogs move their tongue very quickly, twisting it back to create an impulse that causes water to collect in a column and rise into the mouth.

 

15. When dogs sleep, they instinctively curl up to protect their vitals and keep warm.

If the puppy sleeps without curling up, it means that he is just hot or feels safe.

 

16. Dog ears control 18 muscles

For reference: people have only six of them. Dogs can rotate and tilt their ears to pick up sound waves effectively. Their ears can also move independently of each other, allowing them to hear sounds from different directions.

 

17. Dogs can now watch TV thanks to the invention of high-definition (HD) television technology with higher frame rates. Before that, to our smaller brothers, the TV seemed to be something like a strobe light.

Now that modern televisions are generating more frames per second, dogs can perceive images like film in the same way that we do.

 

18. A dog's sense of smell is 10,000-100,000 times sharper than a human's.

Dogs are able to detect substances in concentrations of one part per trillion - it's like a dog finding one dirty sock among two million clean ones.

 

19. Dogs have sweat glands on their paw pads.

They have a type of sweat glands called merocrine glands that are located in the pads of their paws. Despite this, dogs with sweaty paws are relatively rare.

 

20. Dogs can be trained to detect cancer and other diseases.

In the human body, cancer cells, in comparison with healthy ones, secrete special metabolic products. The difference is actually so significant that dogs are quite capable of detecting cancer. Dogs can also sniff out cancer cells with a single human breath.

 

21. Dogs can get jealous

While our pets may be jealous and envious, their emotions are not as complex as those of humans. According to the American Kennel Club, our little brothers have a sense of justice (for example, everyone is rewarded for their efforts), but not when justice is more detailed (for example, when a meal or other reward is equal in volume).

 

22. A Greyhound can beat a Cheetah in the long run.

Despite the fact that the maximum speed of the Greyhound is not as high as that of cheetahs (a wild cat can run 80-130 km / h), they are more enduring in long-distance running. Cheetahs are champions only in the sprint. Thus, in a long-distance race, the Greyhound will eventually overtake the predator.

 

23. Dogs' wet nose helps absorb aromatic chemicals.

Various chemicals settle on a wet nose. Dogs lick their noses to taste them.

 

Wet noses also help dogs regulate their body temperature and keep them cool. Unlike humans, our pets do not have normal sweat glands on their bodies.

 

24. The normal body temperature of dogs ranges from 37.4-39.0 ⁰С

A temperature above 39.5-40 ⁰С is considered elevated, and the pet should be shown to the veterinarian.

 

25. Dogs can dream, just like humans...

During sleep, the brain of a human and a dog works in the same way. We both have the same type of non-REM sleep and rapid eye movement (REM). During the REM stage, dogs can dream in the same way as humans. If you see your pet sleeping and his paws moving or twitching, it means that he is most likely dreaming.

 

26. They see in the dark much better than we do.

They have more light-sensitive cells or rods located closer to the center of the retina. In addition, their large pupils let in more light.

 

27. A dog's nose print is as unique as a human fingerprint.

It is believed that no two dogs have the same nose print. That is why the Canadian Kennel Club has been accepting nose prints as identification for pets since 1938.

 

28. Why do dogs like to wallow in dirty and smelly places?

The thing is that what seems smelly and foul-smelling to us is perceived differently by dogs. Their perception of smell is arranged differently.

 

29. Saluki is one of the most ancient dog breeds.

Lives with people since 329 BC. e.

 

Some historians claim that there is evidence that this dog breed was popular in ancient Egypt. This is around the time Alexander the Great invaded India.

 

30. Dogs hear about four times as far as humans.

Dogs hear sounds at a distance of up to 40-50 m, on average, a person picks up sounds from a distance of 6-10 m. At night, in complete silence, our pets can hear a sound from a distance of up to 150 m.

 

31. Some dogs, such as the Newfoundland breed, have webbing between their toes.

For example, Newfoundlands have webbed feet, which were originally used as fishermen's assistants - they pulled nets from the sea.

 

There are webbed fingers and the Portuguese Water Dog. These legs help them swim better.

 

32. They can detect emotions by listening to your voice.

There is a special section in the human brain that helps distinguish voices from other sounds, which helps distinguish between intonation and other speech sounds in speech. This allows you to capture different emotions in your voice. The study showed that dogs also have such a brain area in their heads, located approximately in the same place.

 

33. There is a legend that the Pekingese was bred in ancient China to protect the emperor and royalty.

The dog was hidden in the sleeve of the emperor in case of protection, if the enemy made his way into the chambers of the royal person. Such dogs were called "sleeve". The emperor and courtiers carried these little dogs with them literally everywhere. By the way, despite the cute appearance of these dogs, they, in fact, can be quite aggressive and able to fight back.

 

34. Despite those puppy-like innocent eyes, dogs don't feel remorse, as many people think.

According to experts, it is quite clear that dogs do not show guilt. They have only learned to mimic a guilty cute look to calm their owners when they are angry.

 

So don't believe those puppy mime eyes after your pet has been mischievous yet again.

 

35. There is a place on Earth that is literally a "dog's paradise"

In Costa Rica there is a shelter "Country of Stray Dogs" ("Territorio de Zaguates"). Thousands of dogs of various breeds live here, cared for by volunteers and veterinarians. Pets feel at home (if not better) running freely throughout the territory. Each dog in the shelter can be given to good hands.

 

36. Dalmatians are born without spots.

 

37. The name “pug” most likely comes from the Latin word “pugnus”, which means “fist”, “handful”, because the shadow from a clenched fist resembles the profile of a pug

 

38. Once a dog ran and walked 4,500 km across plains, deserts, mountains and rivers. And in winter, and all in order to return to his family

 

39. Most French Bulldogs have a too narrow pelvis for delivery, and therefore their puppies are almost always born by caesarean section.

The puppies' heads are too large, and their mother's narrow pelvis prevents the litter from passing through the dog's natural birth canal.

 

40. A study showed that dogs like the smell of their owner and other family members more.

Scientists have found that dogs not only distinguish the smell of the owner from others, but this also has a positive effect on the pet. This speaks to the power of dogs' sense of smell and provides important clues about the importance of humans in a dog's life.

 

41. Pug Doug is the most famous dog on the Internet

This pet in one of the social networks (******ram) has more than 3.5 million subscribers, who every day leave thousands of likes under the posts of his owner.

 

42. Three dogs of the Border Collie breed were trained to run through the forest with backpacks and scatter seeds.

So the Chileans wanted to restore plants after large forest fires.

 

43. Dogs have learned to recognize and respond to human laughter

They are also able to detect crying.

 

44. Dogs sometimes sneeze to show other dogs that they are not threatening but are ready to interact.

 

45. Roselle, a guide dog, saved her blind owner during the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York by bringing him

 

45. Roselle, a guide dog, saved her blind owner during the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York by leading him out of the North Tower of the World Trade Center and leading the disabled man through 78 flights of stairs.

 

Immediately after the explosion, the owner of the dog removed the harness in the hope that his pet would be saved. At first Roselle ran away, but it turns out to find a way out. The dog then returned and led his friend out of the building.

 

46. ​​There used to be a spit breed of dog whose task was to help cooks swivel meat.

They were also called kitchen or cook dogs. Their task was to run in a special wheel that rotated a skewer with meat strung on it. The dog helped the cook cook the meat evenly.

 

47. Archaeologists have found 26,000-year-old dog paw prints next to the prints of an ancient child, which proves that the dog has been a true friend of man for many years.

The conventional wisdom is that agrarian man tamed scavenging dogs about 15,000 years ago. However, recent archaeological discoveries and DNA analyzes show that our friendship with our smaller brothers was formed 30,000 years ago (and possibly 40,000).

 

48. Corgi in a non-adapted translation from Welsh means "dwarf dog"

The word "corgi" is derived from the Welsh cor gi ([kɔrɡi]) cor, "dwarf" and ci ([kiː]), "dog".

 

49. If you leave your dog alone at home, put an item of clothing that smells like you next to your pet - this will calm your friend and help reduce his separation anxiety

Dogs, like us, are very social animals.

 

They live in family groups with us for a long time and have evolved along with humans over the millennia to be our true friends. Most dogs prefer to spend most of their time with their owner and family members. Loneliness is simply not a natural state for them. But, alas, we have to leave our pets alone at home. So your dog is always stressed when he is alone. To reduce it, experts advise leaving your clothes and things that smell like you near your pet.

 

50. The Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog ​​with six toes on each paw.

Of the six fingers, five rest on the ground. Other dogs have five toes on each paw and only four touch the ground.

 

51. Dogs don't ONLY see in black and white - they can also see in blue and yellow.

The idea that dogs can't see in color has been around for decades, but new research and findings about the anatomy and behavior of dogs have shown that even though our faithful friends can't see the same colors, and we, they can still distinguish some color spectrums.

 

Research shows that dogs' eyes are capable of perceiving shades of color. So, most likely, our pets do not see the world in gray.

 

52. Bloodhounds are able to pick up scents that were left over 300 hours ago.

They are one of the champions in flair - they are able to follow the trail for a long time, as they have an excellent memory for smells.

 

53. USA is the country with the highest population of pet dogs

In this country, there are about 75 million barking pets.

 

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The Cayman Islands in the Caribbean are known to many primarily as a thriving offshore financial center. On an area of only 264 sq. km and with a population of 54397 people registered about 70 thousand companies. But these islands are also known as a great holiday destination, because the basis of the economy here is tourism. More from history and modernity will tell 65 facts about the Cayman Islands.

 

Top facts about Cayman Islands

 

 

1. The Cayman Islands is a small country lost in the Caribbean.

 

The Cayman Islands are three islands in the Caribbean.

 

2. The Cayman Islands are a picturesque archipelago of 262 square kilometers.

 

3. The Cayman Islands are absent from most maps of the world, their area is so insignificant.

 

4. For government agencies and large firms, world maps and globes are made to order, on which the Cayman Islands are marked bypassing the cartographic rules.

 

5. On the world map, they can still be found between North and South America in the western Caribbean.

 

6. From the Cayman Islands, the distance to the nearest countries is: 240 kilometers to Cuba; 730 kilometers to Miami (USA); 267 kilometers to Jamaica.

 

 

7. The islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman constitute the main group of the archipelago. There is also a very small and completely uninhabited island of Owen, as well as several dozen other uninhabited islets and reefs.

 

8. Despite the relatively small area of ​​the islands, there are many interesting places for tourists. The Caymans have mangrove forests - a special ecosystem that connects land and sea.

 

GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND

 

9. The largest island of the Grand Cayman or Grand Cayman archipelago. It covers an area of ​​197 sq. km. This is 75% of the entire land area of ​​the country. The island is 35 kilometers long and 6.5 kilometers wide. The highest point of the island is 16 meters.

 

10. Grand Cayman is divided into 5 administrative districts: Georgetown, Bodden Town, East End, North Side, West Bay.

 

11. Grand Cayman is an offshore zone and is attractive for businessmen. And tourists are attracted by natural and architectural attractions: caves, parks, old mansions, a turtle farm and many other objects.

 

12. Tourists from passing cruise ships tend to get to Stingray City first of all - a unique shallow sea area with underwater caves, which was chosen by stingrays in the 80s of the last century. For a long time, fishermen stopped here and threw overboard the offal of cleaned fish, and this attracted relatives of sharks.

 

13. In 2004, a significant part of the island (about 80% of all buildings) was destroyed by a powerful tropical storm.

 

LITTLE CAYMAN ISLAND

 

14. The second largest inhabited island of Little Cayman. Its area is 28.5 sq. km. The lowland turns into a slight elevation in the north of the island and reaches a height of 12 meters above sea level.

 

15. A little over two hundred people live on Little Cayman. Tourists have the opportunity to stay in modern hotels.

 

16. Little Cayman attracts lovers of exotic flora and fauna, scuba diving, a relaxing holiday among untouched nature. Here you can go fishing, walk through protected areas and meet a heron, cormorant or pelican. And if there is a certificate for deep diving, then such a tourist will have access to the beauty of a unique reef with a depth of 0.3 kilometers.

 

CAYMAN BRAC ISLAND

 

17. Cayman Brac is a small inhabited island. Its area is 38 sq. km. Length - 19 kilometers, average width - 2 kilometers.

 

18. The limestone plateau near the eastern coast reaches a height of 42 meters. This island got its name thanks to the limestone plateau that stretches across the island, forming many caves and rocks.

 

19. Almost the entire area of ​​the island is covered with fruit-bearing trees, giant cacti and beautiful orchids. There is a park in the district, named after the famous discoverer - the traveler Columbus.

 

20. There are no museums and ancient monuments on this island. Adventurers and treasure seekers come here, as well as rock climbers for extreme ascents and speleologists to explore its tunnels and grottoes.

 

21. The Cayman Islands were discovered in 1503 by Columbus, during the last expedition to America. These islands were first called the Turtle Islands (“Las Tortugas”) and were forgotten until the middle of the 17th century, because the islands were not the best choice for life. After all, there were many mosquitoes, little fresh water and tropical hurricanes often raged. Therefore, the sailors stocked up here with turtles (tortugs) - and sailed on.

 

 

22. Although the Spaniards originally called these islands the Turtle Islands (Las Tortugas), it later turned out that there were no less crocodiles here, and the islands were renamed after crocodiles (Caiman crocodilus). But the caimans, which gave the modern name to the islands, are no longer found here.

 

23. According to the Treaty of Madrid, the Cayman Islands officially became a British colony as early as 1670. However, active colonization began much later. The first large settlements of Europeans appeared on the archipelago only in 1833. The resettlement process was held back by dangerous coral reefs. And even now you can still see ships sunken at that time off the coast of the archipelago.

 

24. The islanders have long been granted the possibility of partial self-government, but the Cayman Islands still have the status of a British Overseas Territory in the West Indies.

 

THE CAPITAL OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS - THE CITY OF GEORGE TOWN

 

25. The administrative, financial and historical center of the Caymans is the city of Georgetown. It is a modern city with a developed tourist infrastructure and a population of about 28,000 people.

 

26. Here are the seaport, the international airport, the building of the British Embassy and the offices of about 600 financial institutions.

 

27. The history of the largest city of the Caymans began in the 10th century. The favorable geographical location and climate attracted many conquerors. Different historical stages of colonization by the Dutch, French and British were reflected in the unique architecture and traditions. Witnesses of bygone times are numerous monuments that have been carefully preserved to this day.

 

28. The central part of the city is famous for its green spaces. Tourists enjoy walking along the boulevards and park areas, looking at the buildings of 150 years ago.

 

29. In Georgetown, there are no intersections familiar to residents of megacities. Here, winding streets form bizarre knots with diverging ornate rays. This is especially evident at the intersection of Miles Crescent and Miles Road.

 

30. A favorite vacation spot for citizens and guests of the capital is the Seawall dam, built during the time of the Dutch. In the evenings, couples and families with children walk along the canal. Sports complexes, solariums and salons are open nearby, beach areas are equipped.

 

 

31. In the capital of the Cayman Islands, there is the largest island market, Starbuck.

 

32. The coastal waters of the Cayman Islands are famous for the abundance of various species of sea and amphibian turtles. The cultivation of these reptiles is the main occupation of the indigenous people.

 

33. Cayman Islands offer a lot of entertainment for every taste: horseback riding and golf, nightclubs and evening cruises on a yacht. Extreme lovers will love the safari. Unforgettable trips to various caves and grottoes are organized for tourists. Golfers can choose from one of the many golf clubs in Georgetown.

 

34. Cayman Islands - islands of holidays. You can come here at any time and catch some festive event. Two cultural events take place here on a special scale: the Batabano Festival and the Pirates' Week.

 

35. Guests of the city are greatly impressed by walks in the Little India district, where Indian cuisine restaurants, jewelry stores with gold jewelry and specialized tea and spice shops are located.

 

36. Caimans give joy at every step. And above all, it is the joy of communicating with the animal world. And the animal world in the Caymans is the water world. The extraordinary beauty of the Caribbean Sea, the cleanest, most transparent, hides a wonderful world. Here you can feed the fish right on the shore, you just have to stock up on food.

 

 

37. But even more can be seen if you dive into this aquamarine depth. Magical creatures live here - shells, wonderful and unusual fish. Here, fish are friends with stingrays that carry fish on their backs and the stingrays themselves can be stroked if they allow it. And if not, then you can swim very close to them.

 

38. On the Cayman Islands, you can fulfill your dream - to touch the stars. There are a lot of starfish here. Starfish live in shallow water and there is a place in the Caymans where they live and where you can touch them.

 

39. Just remember that starfish are not toys, but living beings. They are marine animals and, like fish, cannot live long without water. When touching them, taking photographs, you must remember that they cannot be taken out of the water for more than a couple of minutes, otherwise they will die. You have to be careful with them.

 

40. The Cayman Islands are also known for their global uniqueness for their stingrays. Rather, stingrays live in many places on the planet, but only here is the world capital of stingrays. We can say that the stingrays are the hallmark of the Cayman, here even the guitars in the Hard Rock Cafe are made in the form of stingrays.

 

41. There are several varieties of stingrays, dangerous and harmless to humans. Stingrays live at shallow depths, where there is a sandy bottom into which they burrow and thus become invisible.

 

 

42. Not far from the shores of Grand Cayman Island, there is a sandbank where stingrays live. The most interesting thing is that the strand is located in the middle of the deep sea, which gives everyone a unique opportunity to swim with stingrays. And there are a lot of people who want it. They are ready to sail through the deep aquamarine sea, into the endless distance, towards the dream.

 

43. People from all over the world come to the Caymans every day to communicate with these marine animals. Therefore, in order to preserve the unique nature of the islands, there are clear rules here: the number of catamarans and other swimming facilities, as well as the time spent by certain groups of people, is strictly limited.

 

44. Before landing on the bottom, everyone receives a strict briefing. Stingrays are alive and you need to communicate with them very gently. At first glance, their number and size is simply staggering. But the stingrays are already accustomed to the people who feed them, and the stingrays are very friendly. After people get used to it a little, the instructor will teach you how to hold the stingray in your arms. At first it may not work out, but after some attempts, timidity will go away, and you can hold your dream in your hands.

 

45. Skats reach 2-2.5 meters in length and weigh several kilograms. They, like starfish, cannot be completely removed from the water. If you do everything carefully, then the slopes are absolutely safe. They look at you with their huge eyes and understand everything. At this moment, you can experience infinite happiness!

 

 

46. ​​In the Caymans, a state program for the destruction of lionfish is operating. Divers regularly catch it and hand it over to restaurants to be eaten. In this way, they are trying to preserve the local ecosystem, in which the lion fish appeared recently, but behaves unfriendly.

 

47. The most convenient place to shop is in Georgetown. Here is the largest number of markets and shopping centers, shops that offer inexpensive locally produced fabric. A number of such shops are located on Teluk Bahang street.

 

48. Shopping in the Caymans is relatively inexpensive. Most of the boutiques operate on the Duty Free system. Souvenirs made from green turtle shells and black coral are the most popular among tourists. An original and inexpensive gift brought from the islands will be products made from the local semi-precious stone "caymanite".

 

49. Good deals in the Caymans include luxury goods, leather goods, crystal and porcelain. Cosmetics and perfumes are of very high quality here.

 

50. The basis of the local cuisine is seafood (lobsters, mussels, lobsters, freshly caught fish) and exotic fruits cooked in all sorts of ways. Additional ingredients in dishes are often tomatoes and onions.

 

51. The main sauce for the islanders is curry. Fashionable restaurants offer delicacies of predominantly European cuisine. Small cafes and eateries serve traditional dishes more often.

 

IGUANA IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

 

52. The Cayman Islands have magnificent flora and friendly fauna: there are no poisonous snakes, spiders, etc. here. And there are no sharks and stinging jellyfish in the sea.

 

53. Here the iguana is the largest native animal. There are 3 types of iguanas in the Cayman Islands - green, blue and sand.

 

54. Blue iguanas are found nowhere else on the planet and are considered one of the rarest species. In the Caymans, there are special programs for the protection and breeding of blue iguanas and green sea turtles.

 

55. On the days when cruise ships are in port, the population of Grand Cayman increases by a third.

 

56. There is still little fresh water on the islands, and all the water that is supplied to homes is artificially desalinated sea water with added minerals.

 

57. Caymans are one of the best places in the world for diving. There are about 350 places for exciting dives in coastal waters. You can explore the underwater world almost all year round. In any weather, there is a safe leeward area. The visibility radius is usually up to 30 meters.

 

 

58. Communication between the islands is carried out by water and by air with the help of local airlines Cayman Airways, Cayman Airways Express, Island Air. Cruise and shipping lines connect the Caymans with the United States, Mexico and Jamaica.

 

59. In addition to the beach type of recreation on the islands, there are many other activities: sea cruises in the Caribbean, surfing, fishing, diving, snorkeling. Jazz, disco and Calypso-style music sound in nightclubs.

 

60. The official language in the Caymans is English, but there are also many Spanish-speaking residents.

 

61. 75% of the GDP of the Cayman Islands comes from tourism. Here is a great climate, there is practically no crime, a stable political situation.

 

62. In this amazing place, everyone can find something attractive for themselves. People come here in search of romance, extreme surfing, exciting diving, relaxation on the sandy beach, as well as exciting excursions to historical places.

 

63. But tourists should not forget about a number of prohibitions that exist here. So, camping is strictly prohibited on the territory of the islands, for violation the tourist will be taken into custody; spearfishing and fishing are prohibited in island waters; empty shells and corals should not be lifted from the bottom of the sea. And here you can’t go into the jungle without an experienced guide, and you shouldn’t sunbathe for a very long time, you need to remember about the likelihood of sunburn and heat stroke.

 

 

64. Holidays in the Cayman Islands will be pleasant and will bring a lot of impressions, if you do not break the laws, follow safety measures and do not forget to take your camera and diving equipment with you.

 

65. In recent years, various environmental programs have been actively carried out on the islands, in which tourists can also participate. A visit to the Cayman Islands can be not only a pleasant stay, but also a contribution to the preservation of the natural wealth of our planet.

 

 

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