Holy cow, Diamond rains fill the sky of Jupiter and Saturn
We have heard craziest things like spiders, and fish fell over the sky of different countries but diamonds it’s something else. Before you rush to get the shuttle out there, let me tell you the wonder is not happening anywhere on the earth, for diamonds big enough to be worn you have to ride millions of miles away on Saturn and Jupiter.
Sounds like a wacky fantasy, but this is what scientists from NASA have to say after an exhaustive and extensive research. They have claimed that particles of carbon are formed when the powerful lightning storms on the planet. As the carbon drops, it is crushed by the immense pressure on the planets and caused them to form a diamonds actually big chunk of diamonds. But they don’t stay in the solid form for too long, at great depths; they start to melt and forms liquid.
But this is not the first time that we have heard diamonds bombarded from the sky. Previously, scientists claimed that Uranus and Neptune too have diamond treasure troves. Anyway, looks like Jupiter and Saturn are going to be girls next destination.
CIA ‘Operation Acoustic Kitty’
At the height of 1960s cold war, the CIA was lacking enough information’s against Soviet Russia so the insider planned to run the project ‘Acoustic Kitty’. Sounds weird but the action gets even weirder. The plan was to implant the microphones into the felines to pull out the secrets from the enemies.
Yes, you heard it right; the Central Intelligence Agency in the United States cruelly ripped the cat and surgically embedded antenna, microphone, and battery on its skin and transformed it to a secret recording device.
They made monstrosity with whole cats. They frequently tested the cat and during the process, they fitted wire at feline’s tail which acts as antenna while the microphones were stitches in the ear and the battery was entrenched into the chest. The trial never seemed to work though so they dropped the idea after having a hard time approaching and training the felines.
We know that species from cephalopods family can change its skin color in a blink of an eye. These animals with arms joined with their head color-change to blend with the atmosphere around it.
But did you know about the mimic octopus, that not only revamps its skin tone but impersonate 15 other marine species including crab, shrimp, and lionfish? They don't stop here, mimic octopus can easily pull off the shape of coral floating or algae-encrusted rock.
They have a unique talent of camouflaging, mimic octopus turns its skin color and mixed it with the sea floor that makes it stand out. But mimic octopus is not alone in the group to change the color, joining the group is Indonesia jawfish, the marine master of disguise can even mimic the mimic octopus. Isn’t that amazing?
12-day Traffic Jam makes any travel look reasonable
Ever stuck in a 62-mile traffic jam that lasted for implausible 12 days, I guess not, unless you are a resident of China. It’s been well-known that China has a breathtaking market for automobile and it’s been multiplying every year. People in Beijing are like ‘we must have a car’ make that two. So, you can’t expect ease traffic in China.
Absolutely, the mother of all traffic jam happened back in August of 2010 while attempting to navigate the Beijing-Tibet expressways. The vehicles moved with the average speed of 2-miles per day. And don’t you think it was a natural disaster or landscape which caused such insane traffic jam.
The tie-up was caused as a result of excessive vehicles clogging the lane, predominantly a bevy of the hefty trucks carrying construction supplies to Beijing. The traffic jam lasted entirely 12 days. So, next time when you drive the road of China make sure you pack some snacks.
Bill Gates is not the richest man on the planet
Are you like ‘hey the richest man on the earth is Bill Gates’ then make that Rockefeller. The oil plutocrat and founder of Standard Oil Company Inc. John Davison Rockefeller has three times the fortunes of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. And I'm serious about it.
The journey of Rockefeller legacy started as a 16 year Cleveland bookkeeper. And today if you gaze from Manhattan to Gulf Coast, you’ll hardly miss the impact of Rockefeller family cause his ambition was to live 100 years and make $100,000 fortunes.
The book ‘All the Money in the World’ by Peter Bernstein and Annalyn Swan suggest that had Rockefeller been alive to date, his fortunes would excess to $300 billion whereas the net worth of Bill Gates counts to $89.3 billion. The net worth would be way more than that of Bill Gates which I'm sure would covetous most of the oil tycoon in the country.
Nebraska’s football stadium is third largest city in the state
Nebraska fans are pretty smart cookies. From 9-win seasons to sell-out streak, they can tell you almost everything about their most loved football team.
But in the roar of thousands of people, have they ever notice that the Memorial Stadium in Lincoln where they cheer and cries for their home team Nebraska Cornhuskers turns to the third largest city. I mean by population.
The stadium brags the capacity to bring 87,000 spectators under the roof while the two largest cities in the state Omaha and Lincoln comes with the population of 435,000 and 268,000 respectively. The third in the row is the city of Bellevue with just 50,000 population. So won't you agree that the stadium is the third largest city in the state?
Who is the lucky one to have initials on the moon?
Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk the moon and its neighborhood has passed away in 82 years of age but what he accomplished in the space has embedded him in the modern culture. During his career, the commander of Apollo 17, 1972, Cernan has successfully aboard the lunar module twice.
The last time when he travels the moon, he promised his daughter to write her initials on the moon before leaving and did exactly what he promised. Just before re-entering the lunar module, Cernan dropped on his knee and etched his daughter Tracy’s initials-TDC into the lunar dust. The initials are there and it’s likely to stay there indefinitely as the moon doesn’t have wind or atmosphere.