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15 Amazing and Mind-blowing Facts That Will Take Some Time For You To Digest

By Jatin Sharma, 25 June 2018

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6The man stepped on the moon before our luggage had wheels on them

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Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, fulfilling a long wish of the human beings. However, the people on Earth were still struggling to pick up and move their heavy luggage. Things came to head when Bernard Sadow, the former president and owner of the U.S. Luggage Company struggled with his luggage on vacation.

Seeing an airport worker carrying luggage on wheeled platforms, he got the idea to add wheels to luggage and filed a patent in 1970. Since then, humans are carrying their luggage with glee in wheeled suitcases and bags.

Since its discovery in 1930 and down gradation as a planet in 2006, Pluto hasn’t made a full orbit of the sun

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7The tongue rests on the roof of the mouth rather than the bottom

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In one of the most amazing facts about the human body, something that most of us don’t realize, but the tongue rests on the roof of the mouth, instead of the bottom. We know, you are checking your tongue now subconsciously.

The correct position of a resting tongue should be that with the back of the tongue is in contact with the back roof of the mouth. Therefore, the whole tongue gets lifted in the direction of the roof of the mouth.

Schizophrenic deaf people don’t hear voices, they see only hands signing to them

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8Schizophrenic deaf people don’t hear voices, they see only hands signing to them

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The first symptom of schizophrenia is Voice hallucinations. However, for the deaf people, research has revealed very interesting things about how they experience their first symptoms. 50% of deaf schizophrenic people have established having aural hallucinations. But these people were unable to confirm features like tone and pitch.

A study by Dr. Joanna Atkinson of UCL in 2007 revealed that real hearing hallucinations with sound are suffered by deaf schizophrenic people who are not deaf by birth. For deaf schizophrenic people, who are deaf by birth, the voices heard by them are in the appearance of sign language or lips moving in their head. The auditory hallucinations are soundless in respect to deaf people by birth.

India has a functioning dam that is over 2000 years old

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9India has a functioning dam that is over 2000 years old

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Though there have been many old things that are still in existence, not many are actually fulfilling their use and are more of showpieces. However, the Kallanai Dam in Tamil Nadu, India is an exemplary example of ancient engineering done right.

The dam was constructed on the Cauvery River by King Karikalan of Chola dynasty in the first century. The Kallanai dam is 329 m long and 20 m wide and built on uneven stones. It was used to irrigate 69,000 acres of land back in the time.

Humans are the best endurance runners of nature and can outrun any animal given enough distance

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10Humans are the best endurance runners of nature and can outrun any animal given enough distance

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Usually, it is seen that most animals easily outrun humans. However, it is true only for short distances. When it comes to long distances and endurance running, humans can outrun almost every other animal on the planet. It is an evolutionary trait, that developed when prehistoric humans hunted animals by simply outrunning them until they stopped due to exhaustion.

Running uses up a lot of energy and also increases body temperature. But, for the body to function normally, it needs to lose the heat, something which animals do by panting and humans by sweating. This sweating and virtually hairless body give humans the edge over other animals in endurance running.

The only animal to outrun humans is horses.

Russia let go of Alaska for only $7.2 million in 1867

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