When you’ve been doing this job as long as we have, you get used to the idea that truth is stranger than fiction. History, science, art… they’re all full of factoids that seem implausible on the surface, but turn out to be true underneath. Still, there is a limit to this implausibility. It’s not like we’re going around claiming lightning magically gives you tattoos, or that you can survive jumping off the top of the Empire State Building, or that the Muppets were inspired by a porno, right?
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10. Lightning Strikes Give You Sweet-ass Tats
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8. F1 Drivers Have Their Weight Monitored More than Catwalk Models
7. Selling Sand to Arabs is a Lucrative Global Business
6. Female Hurricanes Kill More People than Male Ones
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4. A Woman Survived Jumping Off the 86th Floor of the Empire State Building
3. Soccer Has Ended Multiple Wars (and caused one)
2. The Digit 1 Starts Most Significant Numbers
1. Cleopatra Existed Closer in Time to the First Pizza Hut than the Pyramids
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Google doesn't have an answer that I could believe -- but, one has to wonder if Elvita Adams ultimately ended her life in successful attempt or, hopefully, went on to live a more normal life. There is a twitter account claiming to be her -- now a comedian; but that seems like a gag account. I'd love to know what really happened to her afterward...
TopTenz they do know why 1s are more likely, it's to do with percentages. If you had say a 25% increase a year it would take 4 years for 1 to go last 2. 2 would take 2 years to become 3, 3 would take less than 2 years to become 4, 4 would take 1 year to become 5 ect
The theme song from The People's Court was also used in porn before the tv show. Seems like, because there wasn't an internet for easy searchability, lots of porno music ended up in other works when the person using them figured no one would ever find out.
Whoa, whoa, whoa...you tell us the tale of the lady who jumped off the Empire State, tease us with an even better tale of a window washer falling 47 stories and surviving because of luck, and then not follow through with said tale? That’s messed up!
I don't see the Nascar thing as an eating disorder. Sounds like they are purposely on the diet and I imagine if/when they aren't racing anymore most if not all will go to regular diets.
A disorder strikes me as a lack of real reality or something not fully under your control.
I don't see that being why the drivers do it.
There is nothing even remotely 'racist' about saying someone could sell sand to Arabs. Arab is a proper term for the people of Arabia, one that no Arab would be offended by, and observing that they have lots of sand in their part of the world is a perfectly fair and unoffensive observation. Would it be racist to say that someone could sell camels to an Australian? Is it now off limits to notice when people of a certain region have an abundance of a resource? Should we stop buying lumber from Canada because it's 'racist' to notice that Canadians have a lot of trees?
#9: "No one knows why this happens"? Are you kidding? It happens because the lower a number is the MORE stuff in this world happens to have the quantity or the characteristics of that number. How many things in this world are a total of two? How many things are a total of 57385994932222? 100-199 numbers are significantly lower than 900-999 numbers (and therefore more likely to show up in the world) but each have a total of 100. Same with 1000-1999 vs 9000-9999 etc.
You don't Pizza hut is better ? How old are you when is the last time you had a pizza from Pizza hut? I assume you're mentally challenged otherwise I mean I know you're not actually the smartest person in the world you're givin scripts to read but Pizza hut is the favored Pizza of eccentric scientists everywhere sing Pizza hut is disappointing is kind of like saying your first born is disappointing
Why do people always look for a huge building when they off themselves? Seems like an unnecessary length of terror where you cant change your mind. I guess people have their reasons, I'll never understand them though
thats not entirely true about the salvadoran war with honduras, there was many other factors among these economical and social tht triggered the war, the soccer game brought these consecuences because of the actions of the fans that attacked the players and began riots, the polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński is the one tht used the game as an excuse for cheap propaganda for his dying career and it worked because people relate one thing with the other.
The people who built the pyramids are not Related to Cleopatra so not her Ancestors. Cleopatra was a queen of Egypt but she was not Egyptian. She was the last of the Macedonian Greek dynasty that ruled Egypt from the time of Alexander the Great's death in 323 BCE to about 30 BCE. She was a talented and resourceful individual of great charm but ruthless when she felt she had to be
I have to point out that the number "1" is most likely to appear because it is first (so to speak). E.g. in the number series 1 - 20, "1" is the starting number 11 times. Not until you hit 29, has the number "2" caught up. When you get to 3 digits, you have to reach 299 until "2" has caught up again. And so the amount of time "1" appears as most often encountered starting number grows 10 times for each new digit added. Not exactly mind blowing, IMO. Interesting list nonetheless.
Lol @9:58 you got it wrong twice over. You said number of countries in Louisiana and I can only assume you meant county's. But Louisiana is rather unique in that it does not have counties like other states but they are called parishes instead.
Cleopatra was not Egyptian, she was a descendant of the Macedonian general Ptolemy who claimed the area after Alexander the Great's death. Cleopatra was famous for being the first in her line to even speak Egyptian, she was of course also the last. If TopTenz are so blasé with details, I wonder if there are other errors
benford's law seems really simple to me.
-there ARE no zeros. nothing begins with zero, so one is the default.
-look at the numbers one thru ten, TWO of them begin with a one, so you would expect any number to have a 20% chance of beginning with a one
-then there's the advantage of going first. anyone who has two kids, at some point they had one kid, right?
-then there's economies of scale. think of wolves. a LONE wolf has a number of one. a pack of wolves is more efficient, so it grows to ten or more...those also begin with one... until it has twenty -which is a lot of mouths to feed, less efficient, and the pack splits. so then, if you saw a wolf, chances are you saw one wolf, or 10-19 wolves.
-if it's even more efficient to get even larger, then multiples of ten are easily achieved by doubling in size approx. pi times, making the number a single digit longer, and always a one
The 'sexist hurricane' thing was debunked; analysis figured out by simply swapped Katrina and Sandy, the two outliers, into male names, the results would have skewed the data to make male hurricanes more deadly. Other analysts crunched the data and concluded the results were not robust enough to draw the conclusion the female-named hurricanes kill more people by virtue of their gender.
F1 car + driver must be at a minimum weight. Teams want drivers to loose weight so those kilos can be used as ballast. The ballast is distibuted around the chassis to improve handing . For 2019, drivers will have to weigh at least 80kg. If they're under then weight will be added to their seats, thus drivers shouldn't have to undergo such rigorous and possibly unhealthy eating practices to satisfy a bunch of engineers.
so the suicidal woman was dragged to the hospital where time, effort and resources would be wasted on her maybe causing another injured person not to receive treatment just so she could try to kill herself later????
Jupitor and Saturn are huge. They are also extremely light expecially for the size. if you used timeywimey and timelord science to make jupitor say about the size of sanfranico. It would float on the water. The same for Saturn. Urinous is also pretty cool. It does contain a ton of toxic chmicals...it's uper atmosphere is also largely water. Nasa's laste probe to reach Urinous showed not only is it largely watter, but after it was cleaned, possibly quite drinkable and safer than water in flint. This is because water on earth has so many natural toxins as wells as man made toxins, it's getting increasling hard to clean it enough to be drinkable
the statement aboutwhy hurricanes with male names kill less people is BS .. the hurricanes are named long before they have even a chance for landfall, so nobody is killed yet when the name is given ...
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