People always said life is like drama, and the reality sometimes fascinate you more than fictional stories. Below are a list of examples that proving the statement!
Chicago was artificially rised in 1860s
The city of Chicago was raised by several feet during the 1860s without disrupting daily life in order to solve the drainage problem. All the buildings, shopping centres, sidewalks and hotels were lifted up by jackscrews.
A woman jumped off from the Empire State Building but blown back into the building
On December 2, 1979, Elvita Adams decided to take her life. She went to the observatory, which is on the 86th floor of Empire State Building and jumped. Yet a very strong wind blew her back into the building and she landed on a ledge on the 85th floor with a fractured hip only. The security guard found her before she could make any other attempts.
Weight is big issue for F1 drivers
As heavier the driver is, more energy is needed for race cars to run. Hence weight is monitored closely for drivers of car racing, especially for F1. For example, team Red Bull once asked it’s driver, Daniel, Ricciardo to lose weight, whom weighed only 143 pounds.
Parasite that becomes a tongue
There is a parasite named Cymothoa exigua. This parasite can destroy the tongue of a fish and then replaces the tongue for the rest of its lifespan, essentially transforming into a living, parasitic, but fully functioning and harmless tongue.
Tiger’s legs are so powerful that can remain standing even when dead
Tiger’s legs are so powerful, they can remain standing even when dead. Sometimes when tigers were shot, they bleed out and die while standing still.
People are injecting deadly substance into their faces every year
The most deadly substance we’ve ever known is botulinum toxin. 100 nanograms of botulinum toxin is already enough to kill a fully grown up man; 1kg of it is enough to kill all living human.
Such substance causes muscle paralysis by cutting off proteins which normally enable vesicle function at the neuromuscular junction.
Yet millions of people voluntarily injected it into their faces, under the name Botox®.
The song “Staying Alive” was used to train professionals to provide correct number of chest compression during CPR
The song has a consistent 104 beats per minute, which is close to the recommended compressions per minute needed for a CPR (the recommended compression rate is 100-120 compression per minute). According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois College of Medicine, the quality of CPR while listening to “Stayin’ Alive” was actually better than not listening to it.