8个让你目惊口呆的事实

发布时间: 2014-02-19 14:05   来源: 北外网院
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1. The continents look entirely different than you think they do.
大陆板块的形状与你想象中的完全不同。
The map you're used to is more Western-focused and stretches out the size of continents near the poles. Africa and South America are actually way bigger. Here's a more accurate representation of the world, according to the The Gall-Peters Projection map, created in 1885.
你熟知的地球板块形状是以欧洲为中心的,而且夸大了靠近极地的板块的面积。非洲和南美洲实际上比你想象中大得多。上图是1885年、由专业板块绘制机构制作的盖尔-皮特斯投影地图,这张图片更准确的展示了地球的板块形状。

 

2. If you believe that you're truly one in a million, there are still approximately 7,184 more people just like you.
别相信你真是独一无二的,世界上大约有7184个人和你长得很像。
You aren't that special! There are over 7 billion people on the planet right now. Each and every one of them should be treated with respect.
你并不那么特别!现在地球上已经有超过70亿人口了,每个人都应该受到尊重。

 

3. There are castles and even lighthouses that are less expensive than NYC apartments.
有些城堡甚至灯塔比纽约市的公寓还便宜。
With New York City rent rising over an average $3,000 a month even in Brooklyn this year, it's becoming more and more appealing to perhaps move somewhere else. If you're one of the lucky ones who has a bit of money to burn, might as well spend it on a real-life castle or lighthouse, right?
今年纽约市房租渐长,就连布鲁克林区的房租都涨到平均3000美元一个月了。越来越多的人想搬去别处。如果你也是那些有点存款的幸运儿,还不如把钱花在租一个货真价实的城堡或灯塔上,不是吗?

 

4. 10 percent of the entire world population is still illiterate.
全球总人口中还有10%从未接受过教育。
Unfortunately certain countries are also skewing the data upwards on this statistic. Nations such as Afghanistan only have a 28 percent literacy rate for the total population.
不幸的是在一些国家这个数据可能更为严重。例如阿富汗,阿富汗全国人口中只有28%接受过教育。

 

5. You thoroughly enjoy celebrating some pretty dark holidays.
你喜欢过的节日中许多相当暗黑。
Labor Day was created as a bandaid to coverup multiple massacres of American workers. Columbus Day is named after a brutal tyrant whose history is largely a fraud. Thanksgiving is a sham celebration of Pilgrims and Native Americans coming together.
劳动节是一个为了抹饰美国劳工大屠杀的历史而设立的节日。哥伦布日是以一个残酷暴君的名字来命名的,此人在历史上完全是一个骗子。感恩节是初到北美洲的朝圣者们兴起的,为了庆祝朝圣者们和美洲原住民欢聚一堂的鸿门宴。

 

6. A whole ecosystem lives in your belly button.
你的肚脐眼里有一整个生态系统。
Scientists found 2,368 different species of bacteria living in belly buttons after swabbing the navels of just 60 people. In that study, 1,458 might have been entirely new to the scientific record.
科学家们在60名志愿者的肚脐上提取样品,发现我们的肚脐眼里可以找到2386种不同的细菌。研究发现的细菌种类中,有1458种是科学家们从未遇到过的。

 

7. YYou'll also never see all the beautiful colors of a rainbow.
你永远不会看到彩虹上所有美丽的颜色。
Everyday you are missing out on aspects of the universe simply because our bodies cannot process their wonders.How can we be supreme rulers of the world and have full domain over all other living beings when chickens can see more colors than we can?
每天我们都在错过宇宙中的某些奇景,因为我们的身体无法处理这些景观。既然鸡都能比我们看到更多的颜色,我们又怎能自诩为世界的掌控者,万物的灵长呢?
We need to rethink our place. Also rainbows are actually made up of more than 1 million colors, many of which we can't see either. We are missing out!
我们需要重新思考自己在宇宙中的位置。不仅如此,实际上彩虹中有超过一百万种颜色,而这些颜色中也有很多我们看不见。我们错过的太多了!


 

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