Things That Make You Go WTF
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Things That Make You Go WTF

Prepare to embark on a mind-bending journey into the realm of the inexplicable, the astonishing, and the downright bizarre. In a world filled with mysteries and peculiarities, there exist things that make you raise an eyebrow and exclaim, “WTF!” From the astonishing phenomena of the natural world to the confounding quirks of human behaviour, enjoy

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You Only Hear What You Read

Play the video and read either ‘Oh F*ck’ or ‘Oh Barbie’ you will only hear what you’re reading at the time.

This phenomenon exemplifies the brain’s role in sensory perception, particularly how our expectations, thoughts, and focus can alter our interpretation of sensory information. When presented with ambiguous auditory information, the brain attempts to make sense of it by fitting it into known patterns or expectations. If a listener reads or thinks about the phrase “oh F*ck” while the audio plays, they are more likely to hear “oh f*ck” Conversely if they focus on “oh Barbie”, that’s what they’ll perceive.

 

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Is the Dress Black & Blue Or Gold & White

The phenomenon of the dress being seen as either black and blue or gold and white refers to a viral photo that sparked a global debate about colour perception. The photo, which was first posted online in 2015, features a dress that some people perceive as black and blue, while others see it as gold and white. 

The phenomenon highlights the subjectivity of colour perception and how visual information can be processed differently by different observers. Scientists explain that this difference in perception is due to how the brain processes the various wavelengths of light and how it compensates for shadows and lighting.

See A Lion On The Wall

Stare at the red dot on the lion’s nose for 15 seconds and then look at the wall and blink rapidly. You will see a colour version of the lion.

This phenomenon results from how our visual system processes light and colour. When you stare at a specific colour for a prolonged period, the photoreceptor cells in your eyes that correspond to that colour become fatigued. As a result, when you then look away to a neutral-coloured surface, these fatigued cells respond more slowly than the other cells. This imbalance creates a temporary afterimage, which often appears in complementary colours to the original image.

 

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Steeple Jack – Fred Didnah

Fred Dibnah, renowned for his work as a steeplejack and his love for industrial heritage in the UK, operated in a time when health and safety regulations were less stringent (non-existent) than they are today. His daring approach to scaling and repairing chimneys, often without the extensive use of safety harnesses or modern scaffolding, became iconic and endeared him to the public.

 

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TT Races – Crazy Fast

The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Races are renowned worldwide for being among the fastest and most deadly motorcycle races. Held annually on the Isle of Man, this event has a rich history dating back to 1907. Motorcycles can reach speeds exceeding 200 mph (320 kmh) on certain sections of the course

Man Dives Into Shallow Paddling Pool

In 2005, Darren Taylor, also known as “Professor Splash,” set a world record for the highest shallow dive. Taylor, a professional high diver, achieved this feat by diving from a height of 11 meters (approximately 36 feet) into a shallow pool of water only 30 centimetres (about 12 inches) deep.

This stunt requires immense skill and precision. The diver must perfectly control their body to ensure they enter the water in a way that disperses the impact across the surface of the water and minimizes the depth of penetration. This is typically done by landing flat, which helps to spread the force of the impact over a larger area of the body, reducing the risk of injury.

 

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Goats In A Tree

Goats are naturally skilled climbers and are drawn to the Argan trees for their fruit. The Argan fruit is similar to olives but larger and rounder. Inside, there is a nut that the goats are particularly fond of. Since these trees are one of the few sources of food in the arid regions of Morocco, the goats have adapted by learning to climb them

Rockets Landing – Space X

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, has achieved significant milestones in the field of space exploration, particularly with its innovative approach to landing rockets. The company’s advancements in this area mark a significant shift in how space missions are conducted, aiming to reduce costs and increase the frequency of space travel.

Was Hitler High On Drugs At The Olympics

The claim that Adolf Hitler was under the influence of drugs during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin is a subject of historical debate and speculation. While it is well-documented that Hitler and many in the Nazi regime were interested in the use of various substances for enhancing performance and military prowess, the specific assertion that Hitler was high on drugs during the Olympics is not universally accepted by historians.

Washing In Cow Urine

The practice of washing in cow urine has been a part of traditional and cultural practices in various parts of the world, particularly in Africa and India. In Hinduism, the cow is considered a sacred animal, and its urine is believed to have therapeutic and purifying properties.

Pale Blue Dot

Voyager 1, launched in 1977, was well beyond Neptune (about 3.7 billion miles or 6 billion kilometers from the Sun) when it took the photo below. The image shows Earth within a scattered ray of sunlight, appearing as a tiny point of light, about a pixel in size.

pale blue dot
Picture by NASA (who else)

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