Something I learned this week

Buzz·Posted on Feb 20, 202119 Things I Learned This Week That I Almost Didn't BelieveThe stingray skeleton haunts my dreams.by Andrew ZieglerBuzzFeed EditorFacebookPinterestTwitter

Something I learned this week
  1. Buzz·Posted on Feb 20, 2021

19 Things I Learned This Week That I Almost Didn't Believe

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1. You may have seen this viral photo of a crow "riding" an eagle. In actuality, the crow is probably attacking the eagle for encroaching on its territory:

A crow rides on the back of an eagle from interestingasfuck

2. By now you probably already know that dolphins are highly intelligent animals. Just to drive that point home, here's the difference between a shark brain and a dolphin brain:

Sharks Brain vs. Dolphins Brain from Damnthatsinteresting

3. The earliest known photograph of the White House is from 1846 during President James Polk's first year in office:

The earliest surviving photo of the White House, 1846 from interestingasfuck

4. This iPhone hack has revolutionized texting for me:

Im probably very late to this fact but in case you didnt know, like me, enjoy and hope it helps! from Damnthatsinteresting

5. Gravity affects fire, as illustrated by this candle in zero-G:

How a candle burns in zero gravity from interestingasfuck

6. A very committed prankster by the name ofTony Signorinimanaged to keep his role in theClearwater Monster hoax a secret for 40 years. And he wasn't just leaving footprints on beaches; he also knocked over lifeguard stands and left feathers in his wake:

The Florida giant penguin hoax from Damnthatsinteresting

7. White space suits and orange space suits serve two very different (and very important) purposes:

The Difference between an Orange vs White Spacesuit from Damnthatsinteresting

8. ArnoldSchwarzenegger is allegedly 62 and is therefore not a small man. Standing between Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant, however, would make most people look small:

Arnold Schwarzenegger getting dwarfed by Wilt Chamberlain and Andre the Giant, 1983 from Damnthatsinteresting

9. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world's tallest building. At2,716 feet high, it contains 200 stories and is twice as tall as the Empire State Building:

Burj Khalifa above the clouds from Damnthatsinteresting

10. Meanwhile, China boasts the tallest outdoor elevator, which is officially recognized by Guinness:

Worlds Tallest Outdoor Elevator Climbs an Amazing 1,070 Feet Up a Mountain Cliff in Zhangjiajie, China from interestingasfuck

11. This wedding dress was originally a parachute that saved George Braet's life during WWII. Repurposing parachutes wasn't an uncommon practice in those days due to the fact that they were made of silk, which was in very short supply:

A 1947 wedding dress handmade by the bride using the material from the parachute that saved the groom's life during World War II from Damnthatsinteresting

12. Weatherproof pods called "Ulmer Nests" are providing Ulm, Germany's homeless population with a safe and comfortable alternative during wintertime. The designers of the Ulmer Nest ultimately hope to roll them out nationwide:

Ulmer Nests from Damnthatsinteresting

13. The "Sweden Solar System" is the largest model of our solar system in the world. TheEricsson Globe, an arena located in Stockholm (pictured on the left), represents the Sun:

Sweden has statues/monuments/buildings of planets placed around the country which creates the solar system in scale. from interestingasfuck

14. This is what it looks like after a deer sheds its antlers:

I'm a wildlife photographer. When I posted this picture a lot of people commented they had no idea that deer shed their antlers every year. Well, this is what it looks like. from interestingasfuck

15. The Perseverance Rover touched down on Mars on Thursday to search for signs of ancient life at the Jezero Crater, which was once a lakebed and river delta:

NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover @NASAPersevere

Hello, world. My first look at my forever home. #CountdownToMars09:01 PM - 18 Feb 2021Reply Retweet FavoriteTwitter: @NASAPersevere

16. Sea turtles aren't accustomed to the freezing cold weather conditions in Texas right now, so volunteers are working around the clock to rescue as many as possible:

People are Trying to Rescue the Stunned Sea Turtles Suffering in This Unusual Cold. They're Keeping Them in a Convention Center Until They Can be Released from interestingasfuck
28-Year-Old Jenny Joseph Posing For Columbia Pictures Logo In 1992 from interestingasfuck

18. I don't know what I imagined a stingray skeleton* would look like, but I didn't imagine this:

This is what a stingray skeleton looks like from interestingasfuck

*This is all cartilage. Stingrays don't have bones.

19. And finally, there's a Cartoon Network-themed hotel in Pennsylvania:

The Cartoon Network hotel located in Lancaster, PA from interestingasfuck

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