Humans may know a lot about the world, but there are still many questions that remain unanswered. What do the tops of the pyramids in Egypt look like? Can the Sahara Desert turn into a lush, green forest? Can an avocado kill a horse? Why is penguin poop necessary for survival?
National Geographic has provided answers to your most burning questions. You can’t even imagine some of the things you don’t know about the world! After watching this video, you’ll be able to impress all your friends with these unbelievable facts.
What sits atop the ancient Egyptian pyramids? 0:57
That’s a canary of a different color! 1:49
The Vatican prohibited copies of a special song 2:26
Crisscross patterns in the sea 3:25
Someone broke the beard off an ancient Egyptian mask artifact in a museum 3:51
Orchids are “Devil’s Plants” 4:35
A colorless rainbow 5:10
Is GPS really free? 5:49
You can move from city to city in Russia without changing homes! 6:15
Penguin poop is necessary for survival 6:45
Avocados are toxic to everyone but humans 7:18
Iceland cooks bread with the help of volcanoes 7:55
Ice balls aren’t a myth! 8:33
The Sahara isn’t always a hot desert 9:10
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– Scientists discovered the Benben stone, which once sat atop the pyramid of Amenemhat III, around 1840 BCE in the Temple of Phoenix. In Egypt, the phoenix was thought to be able to create and resurrect.
– Thanks to a special pigment in canary wings, they can change shades depending on what they eat.
– Vatican doesn’t have a theme song, it did have a special piece that was performed once a year, which was kept secret for nearly 150 years.
– The square shapes that appear in the ocean are known as “cross sea.” It happens when 2 wave systems occur in the ocean at oblique, or slanting, angles.
– Back in 2014, an employee at the Egyptian Museum knocked off the beard of Tutankhamun’s burial mask! They tried to glue it back on, which did more harm than good to the artifact.
– The flower from the forests of Colombia got the nickname of “Devil’s Orchid” thanks to its creepy appearance of a face with horns and red eyes in its middle.
– The fog bow is a rare phenomenon that makes an appearance on foggy days, hence the name.
– You may not pay to use GPS on your phone when you’re looking for the nearest Starbucks, but the US government spends $750 million a year to maintain the 24 satellites it uses!
– Something as gross as penguin poop is crucial to maintaining Antarctica’s ecosystem!
– Dogs and other animals like horses and cows can get very sick and even die from ingesting parts of avocados.
– While most of us use ovens to cook delicious bread, Iceland uses what’s readily available to them: volcano heat!
– While incredibly rare, natural ice balls actually exist! They look like perfect balls that only a human could manufacture, but these balls are formed by the wind.
– According to Robert Korty, a researcher at Texas A&M University, the Sahara was tropical some 6,000 years ago!
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