Turritopsis nutricula is the world’s only immortal animal. It’s a tiny jellyfish, 4-5 mm in length. When the jellyfish reaches sexual maturity, it transforms its old cells into new ones through the process called transdifferentiation. By renewing the cells continuously, the jellyfish stays young forever. It dies only when it gets killed or eaten by other animals. As of today, this jellyfish is the only known immortal animal on Earth, capable of reversing the aging process.

Here is how it looks:

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Mimic octopus is a rare type of octopus, which can take the color and the shape of animals and objects surrounding the creature. I should say, I’d buy it if I was a predator.

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Today I learned that I can buy this Nürnburger burger in McDonald’s in Germany.

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Swastika before World War 2 was commonly used on variety of objects as a symbol of luck. It was fashionable to put swastika on cars, post cards, beer cans and whisky bottles, post cards and even passports of Soviet soldiers, among others. You may be surprised to learn that Carlsberg and Coca-Cola used swastika on their bottles. And until today, Swastika is still used in Japan as a symbol of luck. Before the war, the symbol was used internationally and was rather popular in Europe, USA ad Asia.

Swastika on Coke’s and Carlsberg’s products:

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Google does not take the risk of displaying North Korean map, probably because they have no permission from North Korea to enter their air space. Going against it would likely invite nuclear threats against USA.

Picture of North Korea at night

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During the last 20 years, Barbie doll’s body has undergone a serious evolution.

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Finnish people produce 1 gesture per hour, Russians – 40, Italians – 80, French – 120, Mexicans – 180.

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Santa Claus, as we know him – wearing red and white – was invented by Coca Cola. Before Coca-Cola dressed Santa in red, he was wearing mostly green. Great marketing trick. They could as well rename Coke into Santa-Cola. How cool would that be.

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In 2009, Internet was 40 years old. This is how Internet looked back in 1969. The entire network consisted of just four computers linked together. Called “ARPANET”, the network was designed by the Department of Defence in the US for internal use. By 1972, the network linked 37 computers. In 1983, just a year before I was born, many universities in US became connected through this network and this is when Internet went mainstream.

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Awesome fountain

October 28, 2010 · 2 comments

The fountain is built in a way that it creates an impression of splashing water under the running horses. I have not seen such a creative fountain before. Anyone knows where it is?

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