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你知道吗?自拍的致死率比鲨鱼还要高……

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We know a lot of things, we have read dozens of books and watched hours of documentaries. But the world still keeps surprising us. We were amazed by the fact that it takes 12 bees their entire life to make one teaspoon of honey. Now, every morning, we drink tea and thank these hardworking insects.

我们知道很多事情,我们已经阅读了数十本书,并观看了很多纪录片。但是世界仍然令我们感到惊讶。我们因为一茶匙蜂蜜要花费12只蜜蜂一生的生命而感到惊讶。现在,每天早晨,我们喝茶的时候都要感谢这些勤奋的昆虫。

1

Selfies kill more people than sharks.

比起鲨鱼,自拍能够杀害更多的人。

In September 2015, a 66-year-old tourist fell off the stairs while trying to take a selfie near the Taj Mahal and died. This tragic event became the 12th death caused by selfies that year, whereas sharks had killed only 8 people.

2015年9月,一名66岁的游客在试图在泰姬陵附近自拍时从楼梯上摔下来身亡。这一悲剧性事件成为当年自拍照造成的第12起死亡事件,而同年鲨鱼仅杀死了8人。

2

There is less time between us and the Tyrannosaurus Rex than there is between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Stegosaurus.

我们和霸王龙之间相隔的时间比霸王龙和剑龙之间相隔的时间还要短。

The Stegosaurus and its relatives (Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, and others) lived about 155-145 million years ago. And the T-Rex existed around 67 million years ago. So, there is about 83 million years between the Stegosaurus and the T-Rex. And the current era of the geological history of the Earth is Cenozoic, which started 66 million years ago and was marked by the appearance of the homo sapiens.

剑龙及其亲属(异龙,雷龙等)大约生活在155-145百万年前。霸王龙大约存在于6700万年前。因此,剑龙和霸王龙之间大约有8300万年的时间间隔。地球目前的地质历史时代是新生代,始于6600万年前,其特征是人类的出现。

3

Today, planes fly slower than they used to in the past.

今天,飞机的飞行速度比过去慢。

Today, a direct flight from New York to Houston takes 4 hours. In 1973, the same flight would’ve taken a little less than 3 hours. The thing is, the price for fuel has increased significantly since then. And the air companies understand that they are able to save millions of dollars per year if they just fly slower.

今天,从纽约到休斯敦的直航需要4个小时。1973年,相同的飞行距离所花费的时间不到3小时。事实是,自那时以来,燃油价格已大幅上涨。而且,航空公司知道,如果只是慢一点,他们每年可以节省数百万美元。

4

Cleaning at home is just as harmful for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes.

在家打扫卫生与抽一包烟一样有害。

Inhaling the chemicals contained in home detergents increases the risk of developing asthma by up to 43%. The chemicals irritate the mucus of the breathing pathways and can lead to long-term changes in how they function.

吸入家用清洁剂中包含的化学物质会使罹患哮喘的风险增加多达43%。这些化学物质刺激呼吸道的粘液,并可能导致其功能的长期改变。

5

There are so many different kinds of apples, that if you eat one of each

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