Your life is full of surprises, and sometimes even ordinary things turn out to be not so simple if we look closely. Here are the most outstanding facts that you haven’t heard before.
1. McDonald’s French fries contains 19 ingredients.
McDonald’s French fries contain other ingredients than the standard combination of potatoes, oil, and salt, which are not so good for your health. They contain natural beef flavoring, citric acid, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to maintain color), dimethylpolysiloxane (an anti-foaming agent).
2. A plant in Australia can make you have suicidal thoughts.
Gympie is an Australian stinging shrub that can inject you with a neurotoxin. It is so powerful and will make you want to commit suicide. So be careful!
3. Ordinary beverages contain a considerable amount of sugar.
You will be amazed by the amount of sugar is in the drinks sold in stores. On average, one can of Coca-Cola contains ten whole teaspoons of sugar. This amount is far from the recommended daily sugar intake, even if you don’t take into account other drinks and meals.
4. Our subconscious determines our actions.
We are maybe highly developed and intelligent creatures. However, sometimes it may seem shocking how primitively our brain works. It’s due to our uncontrolled subconscious processes; we may be happy just because it’s sunny outside. Or when you see someone more often, you fall in love with him.
5. The mysterious Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe or the lake of drowned bodies that is the harbor of thousands of dead bodies all perfectly preserved in its depths. It is said that the water in the lake is so cold that people who drown there don’t float to the surface; they sink to the very bottom. Because of the lake’s extreme depth, divers needed special equipment to dive in.
6. We are in the middle of a mass extinction right now.
Today we are facing the 6th distinction happening on Earth. It’s called “biological annihilation” as billions of animal populations have disappeared due to hunting, the destruction of their habitats, the introduction of new species, and the spread of diseases. Humans cause all this.
7. Jelly beans are coated in bug shellac.
If you ever wondered why the jelly bean’s outer surface is so hard, crunchy, and shiny? Manufacturers use shellac, which is a resin secreted by the female lac bug, to achieve this effect.
8. Snow White had no job.
The actress Adriana Caselotti never worked again after she voiced the Disney princess due to a contract she signed with Disney. They didn’t want her voice being featured anywhere else.
9. The famous Toy story films.
There is a lot in common between one of the greatest horror films directed by Stanley Kubrick and the beloved Toy Story films. There is an evident similarity which is the carpet in Sid the bully’s house, that looks like the carpet found in the terrifying Overlook Hotel in The Shining. You can also notice that the number 237 appears several times in the Disney movie, and it is the same number of the most haunted room in the Overlook Hotel in Kubrick’s film.
10. The lack of mother characters in Walt Disney movies.
If you have noticed that Walt Disney’s stories are centered on the death and loss of mother characters, this is his grieving for his mother, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in the house he bought for his parents. She wasn’t lucky and died. The guilt hunted Walt Disney his whole life.