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Area 51 is the most famous military unit in the world. And it does not exist! Just 110 kilometers from Las Vegas, in the Nevada desert, there is little information about the area, but Zone 51 has captivated the imagination of many for decades.


Myths and hypotheses about Zone 51 have abounded for a long time, thanks to the dense secrecy that surrounds it. Some claim that here are aliens, underground tunnel systems and nuclear installations. Others believe that the landing was filmed here. The wide spread of these rumors comes from the fact that no credible internal source has divulged the truth about the period he spent in Zone 51.


The big secret of Area 51 is a good subject for jokes. That's why, people started to create and post memes. Bemorepanda collected a top 50 memes about the Area 51 for you!


1.Leading the aliens


2.Area 51 guards


3.Area 51 raid


4.Mission failed


5.US government be like


6.How many areas?


7.The government wouldn't kill citizens


8.Liberation of Area 51


9.Raiding Area 51


10.Storming Area 51 is just like getting a girlfriend


11.When I bring home my new alien


12.I am sorry bog guy


13.Entering Area 51


14.When you storm Area 51


15.Storm Area 51


16.Escaping Area 51


17.When you realise the Area 51 is setup by the government


18.Aliens are scarier


19.Go to Area 51


20.People returning after raiding Area 51


21.Let me INNNN


22.It's just a meme


23.Oh boy


24.Old town road


25.Who wants to strom Area 51?


26.Aliens at Area 51


27.We had a deal


28.What if I told you


29.Area 51 guards


30.Me watching the live stream of Area 51


31.Driving to Area 51


32.That's funny


33.Clapping Cheeks


34.Excuse me


35.Respawning at Area 51


36.How to attack Area 51


37.Me at home cause my mom didn't let me go to Area 51


38.Guards at Area 51


39.Entering Area 51


40.My Area 51 alien


41.Leaving Area 51


42.Virus breaks out in China


43.Me explaining to my mom why I need plane tickets to go to Area 51


44.What are we waiting for?


45.Time traveller


46.Realising that Area 51 raid is one of the greatest meme


47.Area 51 guard be like


48.The first thing we see after entering the Area 51 lobby


49.Storming Area 51


50.Found all the sockets

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There are many beliefs in our society that, upon closer examination, turn out to be prejudices. It is better not to eat animal milk, diabetics should not eat fruits, vegetarians will not last long without protein ... Let's figure out with the help of experts in the field of edible and inedible who is our enemy and who is our friend.

We have found and debunked several popular myths about proper nutrition.

At Bemorepanda, we liked the advice of the American writer, educator and health food activist Michael Pollan the best. It has only 7 words. Read with us.

Myth #1: Fresh fruits and vegetables are always healthier than canned, frozen, or dried ones.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

Despite the strong opinion that "fresh is better", studies have shown that frozen, canned and dried fruits and vegetables can be just as nutritious and healthy as fresh ones.

“They can also help save money and be an easy way to ensure that families have consistent fruits and vegetables,” says Sarah Bleach, former director of food security and health equity at the USDA and professor of public health policy at the Harvard T. X. Chan. "One word of caution: Some types of canned, frozen, and dried foods contain ingredients such as sugar, saturated fat, and sodium, so be sure to read product labels and look for foods that are low in these additives."

Myth #2: All fats are bad.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

When studies published in the late 1940s found a relationship between a high-fat diet and high blood cholesterol, experts decided that reducing the total amount of fat in the diet would reduce the risk of heart disease.

By the 1980s, doctors, health experts, the food industry, and the media were reporting that a low-fat diet could benefit everyone, although there was no conclusive evidence that it could prevent cardiovascular disease, overweight and obesity.

Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, assistant professor of medicine at UCLA's Center for Human Nutrition, says that as a result of the negative message about fat, many people - and food manufacturers - have begun to replace calories from fat with calories from refined carbohydrates (white flour and sugar).

Suffice it to recall the effect of low-calorie SnackWell cookies, when people began to overeat, confident that this is acceptable, since the food is dietary. “Instead of helping fellow citizens stay lean, this approach has led to an increase in overweight and obesity,” she explains.

In reality, Dr. Surampudi added, not all fats are bad. While some fats, including saturated and trans fats, can increase your risk of disease, healthy monounsaturated fats (found in olive and other vegetable oils, avocados, some nuts and seeds) and polyunsaturated fats (found in sunflower and other vegetable oils, walnuts) , fish and flaxseed) help reduce the risk.

"Good" fats are also important for providing energy, producing important hormones, maintaining cellular function, and absorbing certain nutrients.

If you see a product labeled "fat-free," don't automatically think it's healthy, says Dr. Surampudi. Instead, opt for foods with simple ingredients and no added sugar.

Myth #3: “Calories in, calories out” is the most important factor for long-term weight maintenance.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

It's true that if you take in more calories than you burn, you're more likely to gain weight. And if you're burning more calories than you're consuming, you should be losing weight—at least in the short term.

However, the study does not suggest that eating more food will lead to sustained weight gain, i.e. obesity or obesity.

"Rather, it's the types of foods we eat that may be long-term drivers of these conditions," said Dr. Dariusz Mozaffarian, professor of nutrition and medicine at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Over-processed foods—refined starch snacks, cereals, crackers, energy bars, baked goods, soda, and sweets—can be especially harmful to weight gain because they digest quickly and fill the blood with glucose, fructose, and amino acids, which are converted into fat by the liver. Instead, maintaining a healthy weight requires a shift from counting calories to prioritizing healthy eating in general—quality over quantity.

Myth #4: People with type 2 diabetes shouldn't eat fruit.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

This myth arose because fruit juices, which can raise blood sugar levels due to their high glucose and low fiber content, are confused with whole fruits.

However, it is not. Some studies show, for example, that those who consume one serving of whole fruits per day — especially blueberries, grapes, and apples — have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

According to other scientific sources, if you already have type 2 diabetes, then eating whole fruits can help you control your blood sugar levels.

It's time to dispel that myth, says Dr. Linda Shiue, GP and director of health nutrition and lifestyle at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco: Everyone, including type 2 diabetics, needs healthy nutrients found in fruit - fiber, vitamins , minerals and antioxidants.

Myth #5: Plant-based milk is healthier than animal-based milk.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

There is an opinion that vegetable milk, for example, from oats, almonds, rice, is more useful and nutritious than cow's.

“That's just not true,” says Kathleen Merrigan, a professor of sustainable food systems at Arizona State University and a former US assistant secretary of agriculture. “Consider protein: Generally, cow’s milk has about eight grams of protein per cup, while almond milk has one to two grams and oat milk has about two to three grams per cup.”

Plant-based drinks can vary in nutritional value, Dr. Merrigan said, but many contain more added ingredients, such as sodium and sugar, that will degrade health faster than cow's milk.

Myth #6: White potatoes are unhealthy.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

Potatoes are often frowned upon in the nutrition community due to their high glycemic index, which means they contain fast-digesting carbohydrates that raise blood sugar levels. However, potatoes may actually be good for your health, says Dafena Altema-Johnson, food community and public health program officer at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Better Future.

It is rich in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and other nutrients, especially when eaten with the skin. In addition, potatoes are inexpensive and available year-round in grocery stores, making this product more affordable. The most useful cooking methods are: frying, baking, boiling and air grilling.

Myth #7: Peanut foods should not be given to infants in their first years of life.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

For a long time, experts have been telling new parents that the best way to prevent food allergies in children is to not feed them allergenic foods like peanuts or eggs for the first few years of life. But now, according to allergy experts, it's best to introduce peanut products to your child's diet as early as possible.

If your child does not have severe eczema or an identified food allergy, you can start introducing peanut products (such as water-diluted peanut butter, peanut puffs, or peanut powder, but not whole peanuts) at about 4-6 months, when your child is ready for solid food. “Start with two teaspoons of smooth peanut butter mixed with water, breast milk, or formula two to three times a week,” advises Dr. Ruchi Gupta, professor of pediatrics and director of the Feinberg Northwestern School of Medicine Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research. . - If your baby has severe eczema, first ask your pediatrician or allergist about whether you can start giving peanut products at about 4 months.

It is also important to feed your baby a variety of foods in the first year of life to prevent food allergies,” says Dr. Gupta.

Myth #8: Plant protein is incomplete.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

"Where do you get protein from?" is the #1 question vegans get asked,” says Christopher Gardner, a nutrition scientist and professor of medicine at Stanford University. The myth is that plants are completely lacking in certain amino acids, also known as the building blocks of proteins. But in fact, plant foods contain all 20 amino acids, including the nine essential, essential amino acids.”

“The only difference is that the ratio of these amino acids is not as ideal as in animal products. Therefore, to get an adequate portion of nutrients, you just need to eat a variety of plant foods throughout the day: beans, grains and nuts and consume enough protein in general. Most people in prosperous countries get everything they need: it's easier than many people think, ”says Dr. Gardner.

Myth #9: Eating soy-based foods can increase your risk of breast cancer.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

The high doses of plant estrogens in soy, called isoflavones, stimulate the growth of breast tumor cells (according to animal studies).

“In humans, this association has not been confirmed,” says Dr. Frank B. Hu, professor and chair of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan. So far, scientific evidence does not point to a link between soy consumption and the risk of developing breast cancer in humans.

In contrast, consumption of soy-based foods and beverages—such as tofu, tempeh, edamame, miso, and soy milk—may even be protective, reduce the risk of development, and increase survival in this disease. Soy products are also a source of beneficial nutrients associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, including high-quality protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, adds Dr. Hu. “The results of the study are clear: feel free to include soy products in your diet.”

Myth #10: Basic nutritional guidelines change all the time—and by a lot.

10 myths about how you really need to eat right, and why science decides everything here

“That’s not true,” says Dr. Marion Nestle, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition, Nutritional Research, and Public Health at New York University. - In the 1950s, the first dietary recommendations for the prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, etc. contained advice to balance calories and minimize foods high in saturated fat, salt, and sugar. Modern dietary guidelines call for the same.”

Yes, science is developing, but the rules of healthy eating remain unchanged. Writer Michael Pollan summed it up in seven simple words: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. According to Dr. Nestle, this council worked 70 years ago and continues to work today. And it leaves plenty of room for eating the foods you love.

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 We are surrounded by new, fashionable diets, tips and "innovative" secrets to miraculously normalize the results of analyzes and culinary myths with tradition, so it is sometimes difficult to discern the truth from old stories.  That's why we decided to put together 10 common food myths, which you have probably heard over time and which we demolish in the article and infographic below.

 1. Children should drink cow's milk to have strong bones.

 Parents who are sure that without cow's milk in their diet will not have strong bones and will not develop properly.  On the one hand, milk contains protein, calcium and Vitamin D, but children can take these nutrients from other sources (kale, soy, beans, figs, broccoli, oranges, nuts, eggs, sardines).  On the other hand, whole milk has a high level of saturated fat, and a child who drinks milk all day will be full and will not eat other foods he needs (especially if he is fussy at the table).

 2. Fruit / vegetable juice is extremely healthy.

 Although they are obtained from fruits and vegetables, natural juices are not the best choice: they lack the fibers contained in the whole product, becoming - practically - a portion of sugars and calories ingested and assimilated almost instantly.  A glass of juice will not fill your stomach like a portion of vegetables or fruits and will make you eat more later, to feel full.  A weight loss diet focused only on natural juices, squeezed by you at home, will deprive you of the balance of nutrients and calories needed daily by your body, and commercial juices can be full of added sugar, so you better hydrate with water and eat a  apple / carrot!

 3. Fish is full only of good fats for health.

 Fish actually contains up to 30% Omega-3 fats (which prevent blood clots and reduce inflammation) and 70% a mixture of saturated fats (which tend to raise cholesterol) and other types of fats (which are practically  , empty calories).  These percentages differ depending on the fish.

 4. Walnuts are just as harmful as candy.

 Walnuts (classic, cashew, macadamia, Brazilian, pecan, pistachio, almond, hazelnut and earth) contain enough kcal, but if you eat only a handful at a time, it's not a problem: besides the caloric intake, walnuts are a  Excellent source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.

 5. "Athletes need a lot of protein"

 Most Western diets provide the daily protein requirement even for athletes.  The real secret that helps athletes have energy is calories, intense training and snacks that contain carbohydrates and protein.

 6. "Too much sugar causes diabetes"

 If you do not have diabetes, eating sugar will not cause you this disease.  Instead, what can affect you is obesity and inactivity.

 7. "Carbohydrates make us fat"

 Stop falling prey to this myth, not all carbohydrates are harmful to the body.

 But why do people on low-carb diets manage to lose weight?  Well, most of these diets also include a calorie restriction.  Thus, in reality, the caloric restriction in such a diet is what helps us lose extra pounds.

So, at the end, be informed and take care of your health, in a correct way.

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Much of what we know about the military conflict of 1914-1918 is untrue, writes historian Dan Snow.

None of the wars in history has caused as many controversies and myths as the First World War.

For the soldiers who took part in the battles, it was in some sense better than previous conflicts, and in some way worse.

If you just label it as terrible, you can lose sight of the realities of not only World War I, but wars in general. There is also a danger of belittling the ordeals that the military and civilians have gone through in countless other conflicts in human history up to the present day. Bemorepanda collected this myths for you.

1. The conflict at that time became the most bloody.

Dead soldiers.

50 years before the start of World War I, an even bloodier conflict erupted in China. According to the most conservative estimates, between 20 and 30 million people died in the 14 years of the Taiping Uprising. A total of 17 million soldiers and civilians were killed in World War I.

Although in absolute numbers, World War I claimed more British lives than any other conflict before or after it, in percentage terms, the bloodiest civil war in the British Isles was the 17th century civil war. During the First World War, 2% of Britons died, in the civil war the death rate in England and Wales was supposedly 4%, in Scotland and Ireland it was even higher.

2. Most of the soldiers were killed.

British soldiers.

In Great Britain, approximately 6 million people were drafted to participate in hostilities. Of these, 700 thousand people did not return from the war. This amounts to approximately 11.5%.

In fact, British soldiers were more likely to die during the Crimean War (1853-1856).

3. The soldiers lived in trenches for several years.

The trench of the First World War.

The living conditions in the trenches on the front line did not allow them to stay in them for a long time. Often it was damp and cold there, there was no protection from fire in them. Soldiers with a long stay in the trenches could quickly lose their fighting spirit.

In this regard, the British army constantly replaced soldiers in the trenches. During between major battles, the military unit, as a rule, was in the trenches for about 10 days a month, and of these, the soldiers were directly on the front line for no more than three days. There were frequent cases when the soldiers did not send the front line for a whole month.

In critical moments, for example, during an offensive, the British military could be on the front line for a week, but much more often they were changed after a couple of days.

4. Representatives of high society got off lightly.


Although most of those killed in World War I were of the working class, members of the political and secular elite also suffered significant losses. Their sons became junior officers who were supposed to lead people into the attack and thereby expose themselves to the greatest danger.

About 12% of ordinary soldiers died during the war, while for officers this figure is 17%. For example, more than a thousand people from the elite Eton College graduates perished on the battlefields, which amounted to approximately 20% of those who went to the front. The then British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith lost his son in the war, and the future Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Lowe lost two sons. Another future head of government, Anthony Eden, lost two brothers, another brother was seriously wounded, and his uncle was captured.

5. "Lions under the command of donkeys".

The landing of the allied army.

This statement is attributed to German commanders. It supposedly refers to the brave British soldiers under the command of worthless old aristocrats in French castles. In fact, this phrase was invented by the historian Alan Clarke.

During the war, more than 200 generals were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. Most went to the front lines every day. In battles, they were much closer to the center of the battle than the generals of our day.

Naturally, not all generals coped with their duties, but some were skilled military leaders, such as the Canadian Arthur Kerry. He came from the middle class, and in civilian life he could not achieve much success in the field of insurance agent and developer.

Few times before did military leaders have to adapt to the conditions of war that were so technologically unusual for them.

In the British army, commanders were taught to wage small colonial wars. And they found themselves drawn into a large-scale industrial conflict, which the British army had never encountered before.

Despite this, in three years the British have essentially invented the method of warfare that is still generally used today. By the summer of 1918, the British army was at the peak of its power, and one after another struck at the German army.

6. Australians and New Zealanders took part in the Dardanelles operation.

Monument in Australia.

More British soldiers fought on the Gallipoli Peninsula than Australians and New Zealanders combined.

Britain lost four or five times more men in that operation than its Australian and New Zealand allies. There were also more French deaths than Australians.

The Australians and New Zealanders honor the memory of those killed in the Dardanelles operation with particular zeal, but this is understandable, because their losses have become a significant loss in percentage terms both for their armed forces and for the small population of these countries.

7. Tactics on the Western Front remained unchanged despite repeated setbacks.

Airplanes of the First World War.

Never before have tactics and technology changed so radically in four years of war. It was a time of outstanding innovation. In 1914, generals pranced across the battlefield on horseback, and soldiers in caps went on the attack without the slightest fire cover. Both sides were mainly armed with rifles. Four years later, the troops went on the attack in steel helmets and under the cover of artillery fire.

They were armed with flamethrowers, light machine guns and could fire grenades from rifles. In 1914, airplanes seemed like a miracle of technology - by the end of the war, they could engage in aerial duels. Some aircraft were equipped with experimental wireless radio transmitters and could conduct real-time reconnaissance.

Heavy artillery guns could fire with high accuracy, based only on aerial photographs of the area and mathematical calculations. The process of creating tanks from the drawing board to finished samples on the battlefield took some two years. These machines changed the course of hostilities forever.

8. There were no winners.

Artillery of the First World War.

Vast territories in Europe were turned into ruins, millions of people died or were injured. Those who survived for the rest of their lives were forced to carry the most severe emotional trauma. Great Britain went bankrupt. It is strange to talk about the winners in such a situation.

From a military point of view, however, Britain and its allies won an overwhelming victory. German warships were blocked by the British Royal Navy until riots broke out among the German sailors.

The German army was defeated as a result of coordinated attacks by the allies, who managed to break through the seemingly invulnerable defenses.

By the end of September 1918, the German Kaiser and his chief military adviser, Erich von Ludendorff, recognized that there was no hope of victory and Germany needed to ask for peace. Armistice Day on November 11, 1918 became, in fact, Germany's surrender.

Unlike Adolf Hitler in 1945, the German government did not continue the futile struggle until the Allies entered Berlin. Thanks to the truce, thousands of lives were saved, but it also became a reason for demagoguery that Germany did not lose the war.

9. The Versailles Peace Treaty was unreasonably harsh.

The offensive of the forces of the German army.

The Versailles Peace Treaty took about 10% of the territory from Germany. Even so, Germany remains the largest and richest country in Europe.

Most of the German lands escaped occupation. The requirement for Germany to pay reparations was tied to its ability to pay and was practically not fulfilled.

The terms of the peace were much softer than the requirements of treaties concluded both after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 and after the Second World War. Following the results of the first war, the regions of Alsace and Lorraine, which had long belonged to France, were ceded to Germany, where the French mining and metallurgical industry was concentrated. France also had to pay a considerable indemnity, and immediately.

After World War II, Germany was occupied and divided into parts. The country's industrial capacity was systematically destroyed or exported. Millions of German prisoners remained in captivity for several years after the war and worked for the winners for free. Germany lost all the lands acquired in the interwar years, and even vast territories beyond that.

The Versailles Treaty was not at all cruel to the vanquished - it was Hitler who presented it as such. He needed to create anti-Versailles sentiments in order to then use them to come to power.

10. Everyone hated the war.

Buckingham Palace.

As in any war, it all depends on luck. You can become a witness of terrible tragic events that will forever leave a mark on life, both psychological and physical. And you can get out of this without a single scratch. This could be the best or worst time in your life.

Many soldiers in the First World War liked it. With the best of luck, they did not get into violent combat, and in most cases their living conditions in war were better than at home.

British soldiers were fed meat, which was an unaffordable luxury at home. They were supplied with cigarettes, tea and rum. They were supposed to consume 4 thousand calories a day.

The percentage of those on sick leave was barely above the peacetime indicator. It is an important indicator of a soldier's morale. Many young soldiers enjoyed guaranteed pay, strong friendships, responsibility and much more sexual freedom than in Britain.

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Black Friday is the biggest annual sale in the United States. In recent years, this trend has become popular in Europe, Russia etc. For shopaholics, the "rainy day" has become a grandiose holiday, for the store employees - the hardest day. The article contains the most interesting facts and incidents that happened in black Friday.


Discounts on a "rainy day" reach unprecedented proportions, and sales attract millions of buyers. Black Friday products are the best-selling items of the year. So what kind of day is this? Some interesting facts about Black Friday:


1. The history of the "blackest day". "Celebration" began after Thanksgiving Day in 1996 - the first Friday. The American National Thanksgiving Day is historically celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Initially Black Friday was called traffic jams because of the holiday, and later - discounts.


2. Prior to that, in the 19th century, American entrepreneur Franklin Woolworth arranged a huge "All for 5 cents" sale. Therefore, many consider him to be the progenitor of sales.


3. The phrase "Black Friday" was touched upon earlier in a management magazine article. It talked about sick leave, which workers took to go shopping instead of work. This negatively affected the operation of enterprises. The term was “fixed” by the police, who fixed big traffic jams on a “rainy day”.


4. Cyber ​​Monday. After a stormy Friday and weekend, another event comes - Cyber ​​Monday. Many IT companies and online stores offer additional discounts. For shopaholics, this day is no less popular than Black Friday, because you can buy goods at a discount without leaving your home or without leaving your workplace.


5. Day off. US residents prefer to take a vacation / day off. Many companies specifically arrange an official day off for employees on Black Friday discounts.


6. Shopping is like a battle. Often Black Friday ends with a real battle for discounts - people use pepper spray, bats, weapons.


7. Survived - work. Black Friday reached large-scale coverage at the end of the 20th century. The popularity was so great that it interfered with the work of many enterprises. The management intimidated workers with dismissal, forbade taking sick leave, day off, day off. They were only allowed to die. Today, this is much easier, but there are companies that continue to do it.


8. Million turnovers. Black Friday merchandise disappears from shelves in seconds. Americans shop over $ 150 million annually.


9. Popular goods Black Friday. Most often they buy smartphones, TVs, tablets, laptops, and various home electronics. The most popular gadget is a smartphone.


10. The queue is a week or two long. In the United States, they sometimes take two weeks off to get in line. Cases of placing tents / sunbeds near the store have been recorded. People are ready to be on duty for days in order to have time to pick up the goods at the maximum discount.


11. Thrills. Many admit that they take part in the sale of the year because of their interest in unrest, chaos, and the feeling of competition.


12. Chinese surrogate Black Friday. For ten years now, Chinese sellers have been adopting the American tradition of annually organizing grandiose sales on Bachelor's Day - November 11. Interestingly, in 2016, the turnover on this day reached the turnover of the American Black Day! The main drawback is insidious pseudo-discounts. The Chinese fake prices at their sites, hoping that foreigners do not know what the prices were in fact.


13. Inflatable discounts. Some sellers put price tags in front of an overpriced sale in order to, according to the terms of Black Friday, drop the price, but sell at the regular price, making the most money. Surprisingly, people fall for this.


14. Black Friday online. In recent years, online purchases through computers and smartphones have been gaining popularity. Online shopping is not only safe but economical. On the website of the stores, you can see a catalog with prices for various goods. Discounts also apply to baby products.


15.  In connection with the coronavirus pandemic, online shopping has been at its peak in recent months, as it is safe.


16. Search statistics Black Friday. According to Google Trends, people start typing Black Friday almost a month before the big sale starts.


17. Jewelry Black Friday. Despite the significant increase in the prices of precious metals in the world, discounts on jewelry will also be available. Those wishing to buy jewelry made of gold and silver will have an excellent opportunity to purchase them at reasonable prices.


18. The most profitable in history is considered "Friday" 2012. Then, Americans and Europeans spent more than $ 52 billion on purchases in three days, including the weekend.


19. Half of Black Friday participants admit that they go shopping only because of their interest in chaos and disorder, as well as to get a taste of the competition.


20. In order not to miss out on the best deals, some people spend the night before the sale in stalls in front of the shops.


21. After Black Friday and the weekend, another event comes - Cyber ​​Monday. On this day, most IT companies offer discounts.


22. It may seem strange, but "Black Friday" is often the busiest day for plumbers - they are very much needed by shops and malls due to the influx of buyers: "the system is overflowing."


23. Apart from appliances and jewelry, pajamas are the top-selling items every year.


24. This is unofficially the best day to buy a TV. Adobe's research says Black Friday will save you the most money on appliances, jewelry, TVs and tablets.


25. The concept of "Black Friday" appeared in 1996. At first, it denoted traffic jams after Thanksgiving, and only later - sales.


"Stay Alive." Ridiculous, dangerous situations during Black Friday

Black Friday is known not only for its huge discounts, but also for its dangers - bloody battle, brawl, shooting for the sake of a discount. Here are some funny and tragic stories:

  1. "Sausage fight". In a small German town there was another case between a woman and a pensioner. The customer took the last cart, later the elderly man roughly grabbed the cart. The brother stood up for his sister. In response, the pensioner began to throw various goods at him from the shelves. The fight moved to the sausage department. The men fought with sticks of sausages, the woman threw sausages at the pensioner. The "sausage battle" ended with minor injuries, then with the police department.


2. "Robbery in black". A Boston group of teenagers wanted to rob people who were stingy at a sale. Tired shoppers didn’t unload their cars when they arrived home. At night, the attackers "ransacked" the garages. The police did not find the thieves. Later, the robbers did not share the loot and one of them wrote an anonymous message indicating the accomplices and the location of the stolen goods.


3. "Black mother". In the United States, there was a case of intentional spraying of pepper spray. A mother with two children, making her way to the entrance of the store, pushed people aside, spraying them with a spray can. The children helped push the crowd aggressively. Then more than 20 people were injured.


4. Trampled to Death. In 2008, in the same mall, a store employee was knocked down. After receiving blows all over his body, Jimitiya Jamura died right at his workplace. The man was only 34 years old.


5. "Registration in a tent." The 1996 case - a woman dreamed of buying a big TV. It was two weeks before Black Friday, so the woman set up a tent outside the electronics store. The night before the sale, she was admitted to the hospital with hypothermia. It is still the practice to set up tents near the entrance to the store a few days before Black Friday, although online sales are popular now.



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