Weird & Unbelievable Facts
Most interesting facts about weird things and people. Unbelievable facts about usual things.
It consists of 360 pages and describes a fantasy world with highly abstract and surreal illustrations. For example, you can find the depiction of a couple of lovers turning into an alligator or a ripe fruit dripping blood…
The book is called Codex Seraphinianus, and this is an illustrated encyclopedia of a secret and unexplored world.
Even today the book is an enigma for linguists, who cannot figure out the way to decipher the alphabet used for this spooky tale. (more…)
Very often different theories and studies cause strife in scientific circles, but sometimes even the most unbelievable of them ultimately prove true. See these 7 most controversial theories that were eventually proven true:
1. Air pollution causes lung cancer
Since 1939, many scientists have argued that cancer is mainly caused by various factors such as air pollution. It took 21 years to confirm this theory.
2. Bacteria cause ulcers
In 1982, doctors Robin Warren and Barry Marshall from Australia associated the bacteria «Helicobacter pylori» with the ulcer, but the medical community argued that the cause of the condition was stress in combination with specific food choices. However, in mid 1990s, the American Institute of Health confirmed their theory.
3. The aspirin reduces the risk of heart attack
In 1950, Lawrence Craven from California published his first research which showed that the effect of aspirin prevents the blood clots that cause heart disease. About 40 years later, the prescription of one aspirin a day to patients with heart disease was adopted. (more…)
Examining the patient who is afraid of tickling, doctors usually try to have his or her hands over their own to prevent such feelings. This happens because your brain keeps your senses focused on the important things, such as signals from the outside world, which should not sink into the bottomless sea of sensations caused by your own actions. For this purpose, there is a part of the brain that generates a signal that distinguishes our own touch from someone else’s. It occupies about 1/8 of the total brain size and weighs about 4 ounces (113g). (more…)
Nikola Tesla was an electrical engineer, inventor and one of the most outstanding physicists in the history of science. But beyond his brilliant work, some aspects of his life remain hidden in the pages of history.
Recently a new statue in honor of Tesla was unveiled in Long Island of New York, which, according to historical data, was the final resting place of the brilliant scientist.
Tesla won more than 700 patents and became famous for developing AC (alternating current), while his work became the basis of developments in wireless communications, radar, laser X rays, lighting, robotics, and many other areas.
Beyond the scientific heritage that made him famous worldwide, his life had some aspects of it remain unknown to most people.
Read the secrets of Tesla’s life as presented by Jane Alcorn, president of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe. (more…)
Normally I don’t post the articles like this, but these pictures really astonished me so I decided to share them with the readers of my blog who love optical illusions and are fond of the paranormal.
A private collector from Spain has a unique collection of old paintings with stereo effect, which makes the image change at an angle.
At first sight, you can see a depiction of people from the past times. However, once you change the view angle, a scary picture of an evil creature will appear before you. These paintings are really creepy! Enjoy! (more…)