The truth is stranger than fiction, sometimes there are such incidence or acts/objects that defy the comprehension boundaries of a human being yet these unbelievable facts exist, forcing us to shed our previously held beliefs, widening the windows of our knowledge. These 22 facts are the incontrovertible proof that sometimes bizarre is normal.
1. This mind-bending illusion is called Anamorphic Illusion. It’s all about perspective!
Anamorphism is an optical illusion, a form of art that dates back to 1500’s. This painting technique causes a distortion of an image and requires the viewer to see the image from a particular angle to get the perspective of the whole image. It is considered to be the 3D tech of its time as it allowed the objects to be portrayed with depth(something that could not be done in any other way).(source)
2. Researchers have printed the tiniest color picture ever, this picture measures 80 µm x 115 µm. That’s about the cross-sectional area of a human hair.
Researchers from ETH Zurich and it’s start-up company Scrona have created the smallest inkjet printed color image of a clown fish around their sea Anemone home using the innovative 3D NanoDrip printing technology. The image is the size of a single pixel and has been created using quantum dots – nanoparticles engineered to emit a specific color. These quantum dots provide depth and vibrancy to the color. The printed color picture is so small, one requires a special microscope to see it. Guinness World Records have announced that Scrona Ltd. and the ETH Zurich are the official World Record Holders for the smallest inkjet-printed color image.(source)
3. Michael Jackson’s autopsy report confirms that he was bald and wore wigs to conceal it.
The autopsy on the King of Pops’s Michael Jackson revealed some shocking details about the last days of the legend. The singer had shrivelled away to a mere 112 pounds and there was virtually no food in his stomach apart from partially dissolved pills. There were numerous needle marks on his hips, thighs and shoulders believed to have come from the painkiller injections. His hair had fallen out and was reduced to a fuzz, Michael had taken to hiding his bald pate with a wig.(source)
4. An Indian construction worker has surprisingly survived being impaled by a two-metre iron rod that skewered his skull.
Mohammed Guddu, a 24-year-old Indian resident was accidentally impaled by a rod that fell from the fourth floor when he was mixing cement. The impact was such that the rod protruded out of the back of the skull. X-rays showed that the rod was tightly lodged in his head. He was rushed to a government hospital where the doctors cut open the skull and pulled out the iron rod in a five-hour surgery. The construction worker is out of danger but has developed paralysis on the left side of the body. The doctors are optimistic about his chances of regaining complete movement of the body by 3 months. The doctors attribute his survival to the fact that the rod pierced a non-eloquent region of his brain and skipped the vital arteries.(source)
5. Muhammad Ali Dodged 21 Punches in 10 Seconds in April 1977 exhibition match.
The 35-year-old Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was nearing the fag end of his career and Michael Dokes at 19,was a young, eager pup who was rearing to go. A 1977 exhibition match between these two was bound to create some sparks and it did, early in the match, Dokes threw punches faster than the ‘lightning’ while Muhammad Ali did ‘Keanu Reeves’ and escaped every one of the 21 punches and did a little “wiggle dance” taunting Dokes’ skill. (source)
6. Treasures of gold, diamond, and diamond encrusted statues of Gods and Goddesses worth $22 billion discovered in “secret” underground vaults beneath Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, in India.
Gold coins, jewels, trinkets and diamond embedded gold statues of Gods and Goddesses worth $22 billion was discovered in a secret vault beneath the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum, India. The treasure hidden in six vaults was an open secret and the wealth was accumulated over centuries. All the precious treasures are from the devotees who present it to the God as thanksgiving.(source)
7. A Chinese artist vacuumed up Beijing’s air for 100 days and made a brick from what he collected.
A Chinese artist, known as ‘Brother Nut’ spent 100 days wandering around the capital city of Beijing with his industrial vacuum cleaner sucking up the toxic particles from the air. Beijing, the capital city has an AQI (air quality index) of 600, this is 20 times the human limit and dangerous to health. Brother Nut came up with the idea of creating a brick from the atmospheric dust to generate awareness about the perils of the polluted atmosphere.(source)