We are all different, but sometimes it is easy to forget that. As the internet continues to expand at a phenomenal rate, we are all sharing knowledge and information in a way has never been done before. It's helping with social development, sharing creative ideas, and improving medical advancement. We never know when a new discovery will spark a change, but, recently, that has happened.
Some facts out there are easier to believe than others, but this one has photo-evidence to prove that it must be true. And it highlights something very interesting.
The internet is full of information that's starting to change the world we live in.We live in an era of information. Anything we could ever want to know is available at the click of a button. Although it still has some flaws, on the whole, it's a great force for social change. It allows people to start to discover worlds and opportunities beyond their own.
Who needs teachers when we have the internet?It is also teaching people things that they otherwise may never have known. Whether this is skills that no-one local can teach them, videos that they need in their lives, or random facts that they may have missed. And one Twitter account is doing just that. It is called @UnusualFacts6 and describes itself as providing "the most weird and horrific facts on the internet." And wait until you hear some of their facts.
Unusual Facts is linked to a video page too.The Unusual Facts website is linked to @UnusualImagery. And this is certainly unusual. Have you ever seen anything like it? This is definitely a case of a bark being worse than its bite...
If this doesn't put your heart in your mouth, you must be inhuman.Okay, so the guy is a massive show-off, but also, who has the guts to do a jump like that? He must be at least ten meters high, and he's just running as if he was on land. Plus, if he didn't land it right then he's going to have a mighty sore face. Here's hoping he knew what he was doing.
This is the closest call ever.Skateboarding always looks cool. Riding down a handrail and over steps is an awesome skill. But you would think with that so many people around that someone would have thought to stop the traffic coming through. This guy was a hair's breadth away from being another road safety statistic!
Have you ever seen such a tiny bicycle?Bicycles used to be huge. The original Penny-Farthing bike had one wheel up with a diameter of up to five feet. But this guy has taken it the opposite way. How is he even managing to cover any ground with such tiny wheels, and how is it successfully bearing his weight? It must be very well made...
There are some Unusual Facts that highlight how little we know about the world.
All swans in England belong to the queen.— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1553004891.0
Some facts provide us with survival skills.
Dolphins can identify humans by bone structure using sonar. They often protect shipwreck victims from sharks and he… https://t.co/lHrtzvhwwL— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1553267005.0
Sometimes, the internet provides us with just the excuse we need.
Dysania is the state of finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning.— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1552970582.0
There are some facts out there that we didn't know we needed.
It actually takes 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop.— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1552877639.0
Sometimes, the internet is able to expose previously unknown scandals.
As recently as the 1980s, many researchers and doctors believed that babies couldn’t feel pain, so some were operat… https://t.co/F3DZFCwKZ8— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1552927504.0
And sometimes we are reminded of the best stories.
https://t.co/tYWjCs3V15— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1553259238.0
Have you ever seen a dog behave like this?
Dogs with Canine megaesophagus can only digest food upright and use what is called baileys chair to assist with tha… https://t.co/7cBm2gQD7Y— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1553450066.0
Sometimes the internet provides us with the good news that we've been missing.
A nearly defunct train station in Japan had plans to close but noticed a student was the only one using it. They de… https://t.co/eiUDRSUE8s— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1553265307.0
Is there any mystery that the internet can't crack?
According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1552954528.0
But now we've been shown something that we can't move past...
Astigmatism is when the cornea is slightly curved rather than completely round.. With astigmatism, light focuses o… https://t.co/M2F5C2hO7z— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1553478703.0
Who knew?Astigmatism affects 30-60% of adults of any age. It is a problem caused by a slightly malformed eye. It is usually the result of a cornea being curved, a bit like a rugby ball, rather than being completely spherical.
What does astigmatism do?Astigmatism means that light isn't refracted evenly through the cornea, which in turn distorts or blurs vision. For obvious reasons, this distorted vision can cause headaches and eye strain. It can also cause real problem when driving at night time.
Luckily, it is easy to treat.Often the solution is just to wear glasses or contact lenses to correct the impaired vision. Contact lenses, in particular, provide a wider field of vision. The other option is to have surgery in order to change the shape of the eye.
A lot of people don't realize that they suffer from astigmatism.If people are short or long-sighted, it usually becomes quite apparent. We've all seen our parents holding a menu at arm's reach in an attempt to be able to read without their glasses. But astigmatism is more subtle. A lot of people just think that is how life is.
It was this Unusual Fact that kick-started a lot of people's existential crises.Usually, we accept that the version of life that we see is reality at its most sincere. We might question people's actions or motives, and we might hear conspiracy stories that make us wonder about the world, but there's a reason why people say "seeing is believing." But the two pictures of vision side by side are a perfect example of how everything is subjective.
We are all unique.
@UnusualFacts6 @unusualImagery Holy shit I thought everyone saw the lines, when I was litttle I would squint to mak… https://t.co/04VlwxU4vC— Mi (@Mi)1553652624.0
Some people really need to get themselves to the eye-doctor.With the revelation that people suffer from astigmatism, it is clear that people need to get their eyes checked more often. But one Twitter-user seems to have really poor vision. Let's hope that's how they see the world if they take off their glasses... but they should probably avoid driving at night too, just in case.
It's starting to challenge a lot of views.
@UnusualFacts6 @anger_barbie I wonder if this is part of why some people are significantly more annoyed by lens fla… https://t.co/0ufLOaYJwk— Lele (@Lele)1553820214.0
Some people are sceptical.As always with revelations like this, some people don't believe what they are seeing. It's fair enough if the problem is that it doesn't represent astigmatism, but criticizing a dirty lens is missing the point somewhat... We don't think that anybody is claiming that the photo was taken through an eye that has astigmatism. Rather, they were trying to demonstrate the difference.
People were ready to set them straight.
@TambetKask @unusualImagery Sir, as someone with astigmatisms. And many others have said on this very thread. This… https://t.co/uddn8CeJVf— Unusual Facts (@Unusual Facts)1553500898.0
Unusual Facts isn't the only source of interesting facts.
FISH FACT: It took over 10 years to translate the Icelandic version of Agatha Christie's 'Lord Edgware Dies' becaus… https://t.co/IIrUiT2Ud2— No Such Thing As A Fish (@No Such Thing As A Fish)1550507849.0
Have you ever heard of a person being declared an inanimate object?
FISH FACT: In 1959, the man who'd set the record time for swimming the Panama Canal was declared an honorary ship b… https://t.co/mNDPVVoNru— No Such Thing As A Fish (@No Such Thing As A Fish)1551113004.0
This is what the internet is all about.
FISH FACT: Catalan officials do regular checks of websites that end with .cat to make sure that they're about Catal… https://t.co/rd32oRGZXU— No Such Thing As A Fish (@No Such Thing As A Fish)1551265528.0