Crocodiles can in fact Walk Under Water
Since long ago, humanity has turned away from certain facts in the world. The state of preferring facts which we desire were true over the ones which are indeed true is called to be truthiness. It also means that your gut or emotions play a vital role in the truth you want to believe rather than actual fact. Well are you confused? Nothing to worry about, we all are!
Truthiness is largely given rise to by the internet. There will be many news sites and blogs you will find that will be portraying the kind of ‘angle’ you want to believe in. At the same time, Internet also brings our attention to certain facts which may actually be not so ‘truth-y’ after all. Have a look at some of these truth-y facts.
There are bodies to Moai Stone heads
Yep. There’s no harm in trusting this one, after all there’s a photographic evidence.
Humps! Not the place where camels store their water.
Since long ago, camels are known to easily survive the dry desert environment because, as we believe, they can store water supply for up to three weeks in their humps. Well understandable, right? Well that’s not the case, at least not the humps part! What cause them to retain more water is the shape of their cells. Their humps are used to store fat as an energy storage, providing them with sufficient energy to survive for up to three weeks in the absence of food.
Artificial Turf in Soccer Fields
International soccer clubs are required by FIFA to use natural grass for matches. However, recently there have been a leniency towards such case, where the grass being used is a combination between synthetic grass and natural blade. This is because, as compare to natural grass, artificial turf is easier to maintain and does not require a lot of grooming.
Pac Man works on a distinct Algorithm
Pac man ghosts, contrary to the popular belief are programmed to do something different. They have a unique behavior patterns. The blue one tries to pull off an ambush while the ted is chasing the player. The pink one tries to always position itself between you and the victory, while the orange is a completely random one.
Journalists indeed forget their lines
Whenever you start to admire a journalist for recalling each point so well, just remember they have a teleprompter to guide their way.
So does Politicians
Being a human, politicians cannot memorize their whole speech. They also have a teleprompter to help them out, which can be paused as well, should a politician desire to go off track and explain something in a little more detail.
Peanuts are not found on trees
Unlike any other nuts, peanuts grow underground. The peanut plant grows above the ground, while the peanut, being a legume grows underground intertwined with roots.
The correct method to pour juice from a carton
Not the most convenient one! This phenomenon can be explained by both science and gravity. The juice tries to come out all at once from the opening, when poured in the conventional way. While the other way, the juice is pushed downwards by the air, hence preventing a choked opening with juice coming out all at once.
This was posted on a Facebook by my local news station “Ever wonder what anchors really wear under the desk?”
Ski-season is made possible by snow makers
Due to changed weather patterns and global warming, shorter seasons ski resorts keep their slopes snowy through snow-makers.
Hedgehogs are little creatures with tremendous appetites, including snails, slugs, worms and insects. Apples do not make the cut.
Naturally, baby carrots do not exists
Mike Yurosek, a farmer, invented baby carrots in 1980s. One year due to the odd shape and size of his carrots, he couldn’t sell his crop to a local store. So, Mike got an industrial bean cutter and worked on carrots to make them look more appealing.
Crocodiles can walk. Underwater.
Seems to be, crocodiles can indeed walk underwater. Though not all the time but sometimes they do, just to mess with your head.