14 Astonishing Facts That Will Make You Think How Little You Know About The World
The world is really an amazing place and many times we face such situations that we are not able to believe that they are real. But as the researchers are working hard to find out the reason behind weird happenings or unusual things, we are slowly getting acquainted with the other side of the things. However, you will be surprised to know that there are many simple things about which we are not aware of and we are constantly doing them wrong. This article will open your eyes and make you believe that we are living in a world which is very beautiful and a little weird and we need to get some more idea about this world.
1Notebooks of Marie Curie are still radioactive
Marie Curie or Madame Curie was a renowned physicist and chemist who is known for exemplary work in the field of radioactivity. She developed the theory of relativity and also discovered two elements, polonium and radium. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person and only woman to win Nobel Prize twice and that too, for different subjects.
The belongings of the great scientist are kept in the National Library in Paris as they are considered as France’s national treasure but what is surprising is that, even after more than 100 years have passed, the belongings are still contaminated with radioactive substances and are kept in the
lead boxes. It is being said that the personal belongings of Marie Curie will remain radioactive for next 1500 years more.
2The largest flower of the world
This is known as Rafflesia and it looks like a flower but in reality, it is a parasite and it has no stem, roots or leaves. The appearance of this largest flower is of rotting flesh and it also smells like one. Due to this, it is also called as corpse flower or meat flower.
3The tree roots in Falls Park
Have you ever wondered how trees make their grip inside the soil with the help of their roots, well you can get a good idea by looking at the tree which is in the Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville in South Carolina. After looking at this tree you will get a cool idea about how trees grow in ground. This is definitely a piece of art drawn by Mother Nature herself.
4The Wild Banana
You may be in love with the banana fruit which we buy from the market but this is completely a different fruit despite the fact that it is also known as banana but a wild one. It is called as Musa balbisiana, a species of wild banana which has seeds inside it and its skin is also harder than the skin of usual banana. It is found in northern Southeast Asia, southern China and eastern South Asia.
5Gigantopithecus, the giant ape
The giant ape is said to roam on this earth until one hundred thousand years back in the areas which are now developed as Indonesia, Vietnam, China and India. The research that has been carried out states that their height was 3 m (9.8 ft) with weight around 540-600 kg and they used to walk pretty straight. It is also being said that they were so self – aware that they used to bury their loved ones.