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The frame of the film "Inhabited island" When recording was used for the guitar Paul McCartney, sting, Keith Richards, Tony Iommi, and two guitars of Led Zeppelin, owned by John Paul Jones and Jimmy page. According to one of the members of the crew, rental and shipping of expensive instruments, which formerly belonged to the greatest rock musicians of our time, and are now in a private collection, has cost the filmmakers nearly $ 500,000. Read also: 25 fun and interesting facts about the show "Friends"

Photo: Viktor Koldunov / Depositphotos Short sleep increases appetite, which in turn increases the risk of obesity. Due to lack of sleep the body mistakenly believes that it lacks energy. depending on the individual characteristics of the person, the duration of a healthy night's sleep is 5-10 hours. Elementary school students should sleep 8-12 hours, medium — 6.5–10 hours. Most adults, 7-8 hours is enough sleep. Read also: What is the product more effectively all contributes to obesity?

Mouse Nut / Gadget Hackwrench In the original many favorite cartoon about chipmunks "Chip and Dale rescue Rangers" their lovely companion's name is not Nut, as we used to think, focusing on the Russian dubbing. Her name — Gadget (Gadget). Apparently the fact that when a cartoon dubbed in Russian language, — and that was in 1991, in Russia, the word "gadget" has not yet taken root, and is alien alien word decided to replace the familiar and intuitive "nut" as her last name sounds like Hackwrench — "hacker" wrench. Read also: the idea writers, weird hair Marge Simpson hides... rabbit ears that she has in addition to the usual

Japanphoto: Heiko Humpert / Pixabay the Modern population of cheetahs can be traced only from one group of about 500 animals, miraculously survived during the last glacial period. That is why cheetahs now face unprecedented complexity with reproduction — apparently, they have signs of genetic degeneration. Thus, among the cheetahs a very high mortality rate — about 70% of them do not live up to a year. it is Interesting that the breeding of cheetahs in captivity, it is virtually impossible, because the female ovulation (which in the wild lives in splendid isolation) need to be pursued by several males and fought for it. That is why the cases of offspring in captivity is very rare and known to all. For example, the legendary Indian ruler of the XVI century...

According to scientists, sleep after drinking alcohol slows down the decomposition of alcohol in the blood. The result is the extension of the process of sobriety. Photo: Vyacheslav Nikolaenko / Depositphotos In March 2010, scientists from the National Center began an experiment in which participated 24 people. Men and women used a dose of beer, with some "experimental" then went to bed. it Turned out that those people who after drinking went to take a NAP, the process of decomposition of alcohol in the blood was held in two times slower compared to those who did not go to sleep. This observation on the vine refutes the belief of most people, what better way to sober up is to sleep. "it's Amazing that no one had guessed to conduct such an experiment, — said...

Pushkin died due to the fault of the seconds, trying to reduce the risk for both duelists. Dueling pistols chosen for the duel was equipped with a measuring cap for gunpowder. It was supposed to charge from 1 to 4 caps in each gun. The seconds loaded, one cap, hoping that in the worst case it will cost minor injuries. If they charged for 4 of the cap, the result would be the opposite. The bullet rattling around inside the belly of Pushkin, would have passed through, leaving a non-fatal wound, and the bullet struck the bicep of his opponent and ricocheted from the buttons of his uniform, struck would the chest Dantes with 100% fatal outcome (when playing duel on mannequins, on a full charge the button was off the back with a bullet). Read also: And after...

Photo: Sergiy Serdyuk / Depositphotos Scientists have confirmed for a long time seen the people the truth: lovers are stupid. The studies in the blood of lovers, there was a significant 40% — decrease of protein that helps carry out chemical communication between neurons. Because of this a person's reactions are slowed. In addition, the researchers found similarities between the first stage of love and obsession neurosis. Through 6-18 months the first stage of love either goes or grows into a smooth sense in which the level of protein in the blood increases. Read also: What happens to the brain of a person in love?

Photo: Mikegi / Pixabay In 1955, when Harland Sanders retired at the age of 65, he could count on a modest pension of $ 105, your old car or your special recipe of cooking chicken. Sanders understood that it is not able to live on his pension, so he got behind the wheel and went to offer his recipe to restaurant owners. Harland hoped that if his prescription buy, he can get five cents for every chicken sold. The first restaurateur refused to Sanders, as well as the second, third, hundredth, and thousandth. First 1008 requests and phone calls were unsuccessful. However, Harland continued to visit and call restaurateurs across the country, sleeping in his car. Harland Sanders He believed that his recipe would be acknowledged, and so the continued attempts to...

Photo: Adriano Gadini / Depositphotos the Phantom of Heilbronn ("the Woman without a face") is an alleged female serial killer. The existence of this woman assumed, after the same DNA was found at the scene of several crimes in Austria, France and Germany. Only the DNA appeared on the scene of committing 40 crimes, including six murders (one of the victims was a female police officer from Heilbronn). Crimes were committed in the years 1993-2009. In fact, all crimes were committed by different people. In late March 2009, investigators came to the conclusion that cotton swab that held the DNA collection has already been contaminated. the DNA belonged to the packer Bavarian factory where they made cotton buds, vyhodite from Eastern Europe. Despite the fact...

Photo: Vladimir Surko / Depositphotos Scientists found out why the plane passengers food seems tasteless. During the experiment, volunteers in two stages fed the same food but in different conditions. In the first stage, the participants ate in noise music, which imitated the roar of an airplane. In the second stage the participants were in full sound insulation, for purity of experiment all remained in the headphones. After the meal, volunteers were asked whether they liked the food and were asked to rate the sweetness, saltiness of the food and the intensity of the crunch when chewing and biting. it Turned out that at high noise level food seems to be less sweet and salty, but more crunchy. Scientists believe that the noise impact on the taste and...

Photo: SarahNic / Pixabay adélie Penguins build nests for laying eggs from the gravel. When adjacent pairs are distracted, these penguins are not shy to steal their stones. And some females for stones prostitution, even though they have a permanent partner. They pretend that they are looking for the stones and go away from the field of view of his partner. Find single males, which also make nests in the hope to start their family, allow them to mate with them and then carry one or more stones in her nest. Read also: Mines rescue penguins from poachers in the Falkland Islands

Piraha In the Amazon jungle lives a tribe of hunters and gatherers, the piraha (Pirahã) whose language contains only three words for numbers "one" "two" and "many". And the "one" and "two" in the piraha are actually one and the same syllable, differing only in the raising or lowering of tone, which is even more confusing. But that's not all difficulties. The first word (i.e. "one") can sometimes be used to mean "roughly one", "few" and the word "two" could mean actually "not a lot". Accurate numbers do not exist in the language of the tribe simply because they have no need. The piraha have an underdeveloped social structure. Money, they do not consider currency replaces barter. In this regard, the language of piraha is limited to just 10 consonants and...

Marine connectTo: Annette Meyer / Pixabay during the breeding season the female seahorse swims up to the male and with a nipple like appendage enters the eggs in a special chamber in the form of a bag on the abdomen of the male. Brood pouch of the male (the bag) is enmeshed in a network of blood vessels, and embryos can extract from the blood of the father they need nutrients. When the eggs come the larvae, they are breaking the bag inside. Perhaps the males of seahorses are the only males in the entire animal world is experiencing birth pains. Read also: This strange sea creature we've seen!

John Montagu Sandwich English Earl John Montagu Sandwich, who lived in the late 18th century, were renowned for their passion for games. He could play cards without rest for several days. Impassioned, Graf did not want to leave the game for a second, but painful hunger forced him to demand to bring more meat to put between two slices of bread to simultaneously play and eat without dirtying the hands. without knowing it, a Sandwich in such an unconventional way became a long history. Estet Edward Gibbon 24 Nov 1762 recorded in his diary: "we Stopped for lunch at "the Cocoa Tree". Twenty or thirty of the first men of the Kingdom sit at tables — and all in the hands of the pieces of bread with meat, the so-called sandwiches!". Later the name and the recipe the...

In 1942, Bette Claire McMurray at the age of 18, she married Warren Nesmith, but the marriage did not last long, and soon she was left a single mother, bringing up my son. Although Bette studied painting, with dreams of becoming an artist had to leave because we had to make a living. Having finished the courses of secretaries-typists, she got a job at Texas Bank & Trust in Dallas. Here Bette faced with a problem: the new electric typewriters were unfamiliar to her, and Bette made a lot of typos in the documents. "Then I remembered that the artists made a mistake, do not erase Shasta paint, and obscure blot — recalled Bette — and decided to do the same. I took some white paint, distemper, divorced her in the water and the resulting mixture together with one...