Random Facts About The World of Art and Literature

  • A cottage in Queens near LaGuardia Airport in New York City’s oldest house. The Rikers family built in 1654. They were the same family that gave Rikers Island its name. It even has a family cemetery in the backyard.
  • The first American car race in 1895 for 7 mph is the top speed.
  • Ralph Bunche who won in 1950 for his meditation work in Israel is the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He was also part of the formation of the United Nations.
  • In 1845, the year barbed wire was invented and was largely responsible for putting cowboys out of business. This invention resulted in providing low-priced and easy fencing.
  • Wabash, Indiana, in 1880 was the first U.S. town to be completely lit by electric streetlights. At the time, the town had a population of 320.
  • During the three largest ship sinkings in history: the Titanic, the Britannic, and the Olympic, an ocean liner stewardess Violet Jessop was on board.
  • In a letter to Winston Churchill in the year 1917, the first written occasion of “OMG” that we know of.
  • Back in the early 1990s, the country Great Britain momentarily had a Cones Hotline. If citizens saw traffic cones on the road for no reason at all, it was a special number they could call. Because almost no one ever called this hotline, it was disbanded after three years.
  • A man from New Jersey flunked out of law school. He eventually sued the school for having accepted him in the first place.
  • The inventor of the Segway — Dean Kamen owns an island off the coast of Connecticut called North Dumpling Island. A constitution, flag, currency, and even navy although the navy is made up of just one single boat, the island has its own. A replica of Stonehenge can also be found on the island. Although the island is not technically recognized as separate from the U.S., Kamen points out that he is Lord Dumpling himself.
  • So that its guests could clandestinely enter and exit New York City, the Waldorf Astoria hotel once had its own private railroad track at Grand Central. It operates only when the president is in town, in case the need arises for an emergency exit which is now largely neglected.
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer written by Mark Twain was generally agreed as the first ever book that was written on a typewriter.

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Random Facts: Life on Mars

 

  • There are massive dust storms on planet Mars: The size of North America and Russia combined came from one 2018 planet-encircling event.
  • Their eyeballs may transform in shape as astronauts spend months traveling to Mars. Due to the pressure from fluids that won’t drain from their heads — thanks to the low-gravity environment as what some scientists believe.
  • The temperature at the polar ice caps can reach frigid temperatures of −189.67 degrees Fahrenheit. It is very cold, arid deserts just like when you are in Antarctica.
  • Producing snowstorms with surprising ability to be predicted by the regular fluctuations in Mars’s atmospheric pressure, temperature, and wind. Where a storm will occur, long-term weather forecasts could allow astronauts to avoid travel.
  • The planet’s defining weather feature dust storms on Mars are the biggest in the solar system and can even last for months.
  • Before it’s sent to Mars, each spacecraft is scrubbed and inspected as part of a strict planetary protection protocol. This is meant to put a stop to any contamination from planet Earth.
  • No resource can be wasted not even bodily fluids on planet Mars. Anything is recycled; from urine will be recycled into drinking water and human feces into fertilizer.
  • On Mars, sometimes it snows but the snowflakes are made out of carbon dioxide not water like earth. The flakes create a fog-like effect and don’t fall.
  • Prompting in huge Martian volcanoes up to 100 times bigger than those on our planet as Mars’s surface shifts in a contrasting way than Earth’s.    
  • The same way Earthlings marvel at the Grand Canyon, the Future Martians might marvel at the Valles Marineris (a.k.a. Mariner Valley). It is more than eight times the length of the Grand Canyon, and four times as deep for the huge rift.
  • They won’t just make plans based on temperature for Astronauts on Mars. Tau, the level of particulate matter in the atmosphere is what they’ll also need to consider. It will block sunlight to solar-powered rovers for high tau levels.
  • Astronauts on Mars will be exposed to solar radiation that may affect their mental fitness without the aid of Earth’s protective magnetic field. They could experience the following: the lapses in attention and reaction times is slower.
  • Mars has the biggest and explosive dust storm in the whole solar system. Winds that can last for months at 125 mph can devour the whole planet. This usually happens when Mars is nearest to the Sun.

 

Random Facts: Fun Facts

100 miles per hour is how far a sneeze can travel.
In the past 5 minutes, the earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles.
One month would be the length of time a sloth can travel one mile.
World’s population comprises 10% of left-handed people.
A defective clock is right two times every day.
The most highlighted books on Kindle are the Bible, the Steve Jobs biography, and The Hunger Games, a fact according to Amazon.
Before he died Bob, Marley’s last words to his son were “Money can’t buy life.”
In only one night, a mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long.
A 4-foot-tall child can fit in a hippo’s wide open mouth.
While you cut an onion, chewing gum will help keep you from crying.
It would measure 87 feet long if you were to stretch a Slinky out until it’s flat.
A used furniture dealer is what is said in Al Capone’s business card.
Father’s Day garnered the most collect calls on than on any other day of the year.
You will burn 150 calories an hour by banging your head against a wall.
It’s hard to say something to a person so 95% of people use texting instead.
Crocodile is the animal that can’t poke its tongue out.
Pigs are the animals that would be physically impossible to look up into the sky.
The book most often stolen from Public Libraries is Guinness Book of Records which holds the record.
Over 9,000 years old: Is the age of the world’s oldest piece of chewing gum.
Astounding hearing: Even a mouse moving underneath a foot of snow, a coyote can still hear.
It can shoot out of an erupting volcano by bolts of lightning.
Every year, New York drifts about one inch farther away from London.
Approximately 4,000 times a U.S. dollar bill can be folded in the same place before it will rip up.

 

Physical Health Benefits When Playing Guitar

The guitar players’ brains exert a bit in varied ways to everyone else as research suggests. It opens up new neural pathways by the art of learning to play the chords and read sheet music. Fundamentally, a guitarist does make use of their brain differently in a positive way which leads to all kinds of mental benefits.

 

  • Indeed, those initial calluses and sore fingers might suggest otherwise but play and strumming the guitar can be good for physical health too.

 

When continuously practice the chords and strumming, is able to strengthen your hands and wrists.

When continuously practicing playing the guitar, the hands including wrists will become sturdy and improve flexibility. This will be the result of unending and from all those chord positions. It is an unceasing development that able to build up the muscles and the tendons are stretched. For the arm muscles and shoulders, this can also convey through.

 

  • Shed some weight by standing or performing onstage.

 

Guitar performers tend to lose weight due to long hours of standing during performing sessions and there are those that point out the advantages of learning to play guitar for calorie burning. Just imagine a stage in a hot, sweaty venue, it surely will help to be up performing on. When you try to learn a song on your couch, definitely you won’t lose much of those calories.

 

  • Playing guitar power ballads has the ability to lower blood pressure.

 

For high blood pressure and anxiety in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, there was a study on the effects of music was conducted by Harvard Health. It can really help the person suffering from diseases mentioned by plain listening to and playing relaxing music like power ballads and love songs. In these times of anxiety, it can bring you out of the moment to a better place and time in life, just by playing guitar.

 

  • Songwriting and developing your own guitar solo can relieve pain.

 

The act of playing music can be so captivating that individuals actually utilize it as a painkiller as shown by research from the University of Utah Pain Research Center. This only showcase that it can be a great help for individuals experiencing chronic stress and pain.