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20 Fascinating Hidden Historical Facts About The World

To begin, we are to learn some amazing, interesting, mysterious and dark side of history you probably didn't knew, yet it mysteriously the real truth.The world is a amazing place with amazing things by nature and by human.

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To add up, here are some mysterious, amazing and general historical facts you never knew of or heard of, yet after reading this article you are going to know much more about the world and nature.

1.In 2012, NYU-Poly constructed a robotic fish and placed it in a tank of golden shiners.The robot simulated the fishes' motions so well, it was eventually accepted and become their leader.

A couple of years ago, a team of scientists from the University of Leeds succeeded in getting live stickleback fish to follow a computer-controlled "Robofish" as it was moved through their aquarium. Part of the reason for the experiment was to learn about fish behavior, in hopes that human interference in their migration routes could be minimized.

While the Robofish was simply a plaster model, researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University recently conducted a similar experiment, but using an actual tail-flapping robotic fish. Their discoveries could help save wild fish populations in the event of environmental disasters.

In early experiments aimed at understanding how a robot could potentially lead wildlife from danger, the researchers were intrigued to find that their biomimetic robotic fish could not only infiltrate and be accepted by the swimmers, but actually assume a leadership role.

2.William Shakespeare invented more than 1,700 words. William Shakespeare is considered one history's greatest literary geniuses, so it's a bit surprising to learn he basically succeeded his way through his plays and poetry.

William Shakespeare used more than 20,000 words in his plays and poems, and his works provide the first recorded use of over 1,700 words in the English language. It is believed that he may have invented or introduced many of these words himself, often by combining words, changing nouns into verbs, adding prefixes or suffixes, and so on. Some words stuck around and some didn't. 

Although lexicographers are continually discovering new origins and earliest usages of words, below are listed words and definitions we still use today that are widely attributed to Shakespeare.

3.In ancient times, constellations of stars were used to keep track of calendar and for navigation.

In the ancient times, they were used to help keep track of the calendar. This was very important so that people knew when to plant and harvest crops. Another important use for constellations was navigation. By finding Ursa Minor it is fairly easy to spot the North Star (Polaris).

4.Chocolate was used as a medicine.

In the 1700's, some doctors incorporated chocolate into smallpox treatments as a way to prevent the weight loss associated with the disease. Richard Saunders (a pen name for Benjamin Franklin) references the benefits of chocolate against smallpox in the 1761 edition of Poor Richard's Almanac.

5.The world's oldest person lives with over 7 million people who were not around when he/she was born.

6.One of the first Computer Science PhD's was earned by a nun.

Mary Kenneth Keller, B.V.M. (December 17, 1913 – January 10, 1985) was an American Roman Catholic religious sister, educator and pioneer in computer science. She and Irving C. Tang were the first two people to earn a doctorate in computer science in the United States.

7.Mountain Everest may be the tallest mountain sea level but when it comes to the tallest mountain on earth, the honor goes to Mauna Kea.

You may be surprised to learn that Everest is not the tallest mountain on Earth, either. That honor belongs to Mauna Kea, a volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea originates deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, and rises more than 33,500 feet from base to peak.

Mount Chimborazo's peak is the furthest point on Earth from Earth's center. The summit is over 6,800 feet [2,072 meters] farther from Earth's center than Mount Everest's summit. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain from base to peak at more than 33,500 feet [10,210 meters].

8.In 1969, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single NBA basketball game. No one has broken this record (Not even Stephen Curry!).

Both teams broke the record for most combined points in a game (316). That season, Chamberlain averaged a record 50.4 points per game, and he had broken the NBA single-game scoring record (71) earlier in the season in December with 78 points. On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring record by tallying 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks.

Chamberlain holds 72 NBA records, 68 by himself. Among his records are several that are considered unbreakable, such as averaging 22.9 rebounds for a career or 50.4 points per game in a season, scoring 100 points or 55 rebounds in a single game, scoring 65 or more points 15 times, 50 or more points 118 times.

9.Fraser Island is the world's largest island made of sand.The island off the coast of Australia measures 76.4 miles long by 13.6 miles wide.

Fraser Island also known as K'gari by the local Butchulla people, who hold native title over the island, Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island—76 miles long—but it is also home to rainforests and other ecosystems, including numerous freshwater dune lakes.

Spanning 123 kilometers down and 23 kilometers across, it is famed for being the largest sand island in the entire world. Bringing over 350,000 travelers each year, it's no wonder Fraser Island is one of Australia's number one destinations.

10.Dinosaurs roamed the Earth for 150 million years, Human have been around for a meeting 0.1% of that time.

Stegosaurus, for example, lived during the Late Jurassic Period, about 150 million years ago.After the dinosaurs died out, nearly 65 million years passed before people appeared on Earth. However, small mammals (including shrew-sized primates) were alive at the time of the dinosaurs.

Many scientists who study dinosaurs (vertebrate paleontologists) now think that birds are direct descendants of one line of carnivorous dinosaurs, and some consider that they in fact represent modern living dinosaurs. This theory remains under discussion and shows that there is still much we don't know about dinosaurs.

11.The shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes.

The Anglo-Zanzibar War has the dubious honor of being the shortest war in history, lasting around 38 minutes from the outbreak of hostilities. Following the sudden death of the Sultan of Zanzibar, the British consul found himself outflanked when the sultan's nephew declared himself the new ruler.The story begins with the signing of the Heligoland-Zanzibar treaty between Britain and Germany in 1890.

12.The longest river in the world is the Nile River, it reaches 6650 kilometers in length (4132 miles).

The Nile River is approximately 4,100 miles long and was historically thought to be the longest river in the world. There is plenty of debate surrounding this, however, for many believe the Amazon River in South America might be longer.

The Nile is traditionally considered to be the longest river in the world measuring 4132 miles (6650 km) – that's nearly seven times the distance from John o' Groats to Land's End!

13.Halley's comet was last seen in the inner Solar System in 1986, it will be visible again from Earth sometime in 2061 (get your camera ready).

Halley's Comet is visible from Earth only about every 76 years and was last observed in 1986. It won't be seen again until 2061. When the Earth comes in contact with the famous comet's orbit, vaporizing debris enters our atmosphere at a whopping 148,000 miles per hour, according to NASA.

Halley last appeared in the inner parts of the Solar System in 1986 and will next appear in mid-2061. Halley's periodic returns to the inner Solar System have been observed and recorded by astronomers around the world since at least 240 BC.

14.The world's largest pyramid isn't in Egypt.

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as Tlachihualtepetl (Nahuatl for "made-by-hand mountain"), is a huge complex located in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. It is the largest archaeological site of a pyramid (temple) in the New World, as well as the largest pyramid by volume known to exist in the world today.

So where is the world's largest pyramid? It's in Puebla, Mexico. Experts aren't sure who constructed it, but they know it's about 2,300 years old. Most of the pyramid is covered in grass — so it looks more like a giant hill than a pyramid.

15.There are 31,556,926 seconds in a year.

1 day has 24 hours, each hour has 60 minutes and each minute has 60 seconds. The number of seconds in 365 days is 86400*365 = 31536000 seconds. There are 31536000 seconds in a year.

One year would equal 365 times 24 times 60 times 60 seconds…or 31,536,000 seconds! That's over 31 million seconds you have to spend over the next year.

Give it a try, and for an approximate result, divide the time value by 3.154e+7

16.Nearly 30,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992 and are still being discovered today.

In 1992, 28,800 rubber ducks were lost at sea. ... In 1992, a cargo ship container tumbled into the North Pacific, dumping 28,000 rubber ducks and other bath toys that were headed from China to the U.S. Currents took them, and news reports said some may have eventually reached Maine and other shores on the Atlantic.

17.The earth is the third planet from the sun and one of the most special in the solar system.It is approximately 149,597,890 Km away from the sun and is the only planet known to sustain life.

Earth is one special planet. It has liquid water, plate tectonics, and an atmosphere that shelters it from the worst of the sun's rays. ... The fact that Earth hosts not just life, but intelligent life, makes it doubly unique

The third planet from the sun, Earth is a waterworld, with two-thirds of the planet covered by ocean. It's the only world known to harbor life. Earth's atmosphere is rich in nitrogen and oxygen.

18.The Solar System formed around 4.6 billion years ago.

Approximately 4.6 billion years ago, the solar system was a cloud of dust and gas known as a solar nebula. Gravity collapsed the material in on itself as it began to spin, forming the sun in the center of the nebula. With the rise of the sun, the remaining material began to clump together.

Additionally, the Sun and the planets formed together, 4.6 billion years ago, from a cloud of gas and dust called the solar nebula. A shock wave from a nearby supernova explosion probably initiated the collapse of the solar nebula. The Sun formed in the center, and the planets formed in a thin disk orbiting around it.

19.In Ethiopia, both males and females of the Surma tribes shave their heads as a mark of beauty.The women wear lip plates; their lower lips are pierced and stretched as ever-larger plates are inserted over time.The larger the plate, the more appealing the woman.

The custom of wearing a lip plate is linked to the female's fertility and eligibility for marriage. When a Mursi girl reaches puberty (around age 15 to 16) she will have her lip cut by a female member of the tribe and a small wooden stick is inserted.

Women of the Mursi tribe may have their lips cut at the age of 15 or 16. A small clay plate is then inserted into the lip. Through the years, larger plates are inserted into the lip causing it to stretch. ... It is said that the clay plates were originally used to prevent capture by slave traders.

20.In 2006, astronomers changed the definition of a planet.This means that Pluto is now referred to as a dwarf planet.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded the status of Pluto to that of a dwarf planet because it did not meet the three criteria the IAU uses to define a full-sized planet. Essentially Pluto meets all the criteria except one—it “has not cleared its neighboring region of other objects.”

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