10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About

#1 Steve Jobs SmelledThere was a time in his life that Steve Jobs believed that if he ate just fruit that he wouldn’t need to take a shower. He did this for a while and it started to bother his co-workers early on in his career. Eventually, the management transferred him to the night shift so they wouldn’t need to deal with the smell while they were working during the day. Eventually, Jobs realized that fruit wouldn’t be enough to stay clean so he started showering again. This made his co-workers very happy. This wasn’t Jobs’ only disgusting habit. When he would feel stressed out at work, he would wash his feet in the toilet to relieve the stress. It may be gross, however, you can’t really say much about it. The man was a genius with technology after all.

 

#2 So Many TeethMost people hate going to the dentist. They go, but they would rather not. There was a 17-year-old boy in India named Ashik Gavi who really had a reason to hate the dentist. He had a composite odontoma, which was a rare tumor that caused additional teeth to grow and fill up his mouth. He had over 200 small teeth grow in a very short period of time that made speaking and eating difficult. By the time he saw the dentist, he had to have surgery. They had to use a hammer and a chisel and it took them six hours to pull 232 teeth out of his mouth.

 

#3 The Real Purpose For EPCOT CenterĀ Of the 10 amazing things you didn’t know about, this is the most interesting. Disney’s EPCOT Center stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Originally, it wasn’t even going to be a theme park. The original purpose for EPCOT was to be a real, futuristic city. The city was to have been able to house 20,000 residents in a climate-controlled environment. It was going to have offices, monorails, and golf courses. Unfortunately, after Walt Disney died, the project fell through. Instead, they turned it into an educational theme park. If Disney hadn’t passed away when he did, the city would have been amazing.

 

#4 The Love Boat ScandalIn the 80’s, The Love Boat was one of the popular shows on television. When many popular shows end, the stars of the show often have a hard time. Some have trouble getting work, which leads to drug abuse. This was the case when The Love Boat ended, however, it wasn’t the human stars that had problems. It was actually the boat that had problems. In 1998, the Greek authorities found a great deal of heroin aboard the Pacific Princess, which was the boat used in the show. They discovered that the ship was used by drug smugglers. This wasn’t the only issue that the boat had. In 2013, after the boat released toxic gases, two people were killed. In 2013, it was sold as scrap.

 

#5 There Were Flushing Toilets 3,500 Years AgoThere was a settlement called Akrotiri 3,500 years ago in the south of Greece. This civilization was so advanced that they actually had toilets that flushed. Some people believe that this was possible because the people were all time travelers. There was, however, one hole in their theory. If they actually were time travelers, they would have known that their island was going to explode. The city was actually built beneath a volcano that erupted and killed everyone and destroyed the entire city. It is believed that this was Plato’s inspiration for Atlantis.

 

#6 Shakespeare Never Mentioned a Balcony In Romeo and JulietĀ In just about every adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has a scene where Romeo and Juliet speak while she is standing on the balcony of her home. What many people don’t know is that in the play, a balcony is never mentioned. The play only mentions a window. The balcony in the scene actually came from Thomas Otway’s, The History And Fall Of Caius Marius, which was a rip-off of Romeo and Juliet from the 17th century. In England, during Shakespeare’s time, a balcony wasn’t mentioned, even though today, the balcony scene in most adaptations is the most popular.

 

#7 The First Woman in the MilitaryThere was a very brave soldier in the American Revolutionary War named Robert Shurtleff. What people didn’t know is that Robert wasn’t really Robert. The brave soldier’s real name was Deborah Sampson. At the time, women weren’t allowed to join the army let alone fight in direct combat. Because she really wanted to fight, she took advantage of her tall, strong build and she passed herself off as a man and she enlisted in the Continental Army in 1782. During a battle, she was shot. She ended up removing the bullet herself so that people wouldn’t find out that she was a woman. By all accounts, she was the first woman to ever fight in a war.

 

#8 Nigerian Scam Artists Are CelebritiesJust about everyone has received an email at one point or another from someone from Nigeria claiming to need their help. The men behind these scams call themselves Yahoo Boys because they first started out on Yahoo Messenger. The men who have been really successful in these scams are considered to be celebrities. One of the most famous scammer goes by the name, HushPuppi. They flaunt their extravagant lifestyles on Instagram and they have hundreds of thousands of followers. These men should be in prison, however, they are living the high life.

 

#9 Super Mario Brothers Mind BlowerIf you have ever played Super Mario Brothers, you often pay attention to your character, the bricks, and the things flying around. Since you pay so much attention to the game, chances are that you haven’t paid attention to the things in the background. If you look at the clouds and the bushes, you will see that they are the same. They were just rendered different colors.

 

#10 The Eye vs The iPhone CameraThe iPhone loves to brag about their 12-megapixel camera. While this sounds impressive, it isn’t impressive when you consider the number of megapixels in the human eye. The human eye contains 576 megapixels. This comparison shows that the iPhone’s camera isn’t as impressive as people think. If they were able to make a camera with 576 megapixels, it would be amazing.