The Yuki people have count with base 8 and not 10 because they use the space between their fingers to count!
The indigenous Yuki people of California are originally from the northern area and became extinct some time during the 20th century. While their culture unfortunately did not completely survive, we have some records that have allowed us to understand their ways. One strange aspect of their culture was their counting system. Most cultures throughout history use a base of ten because we have ten fingers.
Instead, the Yuki people used the spaces in between their fingers! This altered their entire counting system, so instead of counting things in groups of ten, they were all counted in eight!
The Mall of America is a 2.5 million square foot shopping center in Bloomington, Minnesota and opened in 1992. It consists of 520 stores, two seven-story parking garages, a giant aquarium, and an amusement park!
You’d assume a structure like this had an extensive heating system but in fact, there is no heating at all! Instead, they incorporated solar skylights, which allow heat in, lighting fixtures which give off some heat. However, the key to this is the massive crowds that go to the mall, which all together bring more heat to the building than a normal mall! People even say that during the coldest winter months, the mall is so hot air conditioning units need to be turned on!
Need a place for the end of the world? Someone built a shelter that’s 10,000 sqft and anyone can stay for free!
Bruce Beach began constructing Ark Two Shelter in the 1980’s. Since that time it has grown to over 10,000 square feet and is equipped with just about everything you could imagine. If a nuclear war were to occur, Ark Two can shelter over 500 people, is powered by redundant diesel generators, is almost impenetrable unless a nuclear bomb was dropped directly on it, has a chapel, and a decontamination room!
The fort was built during the height of the cold war, and was originally constructed using 42 school busses which had concrete poured over them. The fort has an entire radio communications center and is livable for enough time for the environment outside to be harmless after a nuclear bomb is dropped. The most amazing part of Beach’s fort is that he says anyone could stay free of charge!
Kyle Busch, a NASCAR driver, had his license suspended for going 128 mph in a 45-mph area. The result was the suspension of his driving privileges for 45 days and a $1,000 fine, yet strangely only some of his driving privileges were limited. Busch was still allowed to compete in driving competitions because it is not technically essential to have a state driver’s license for NASCAR.
To compete, all a driver must do is be over 18, and pass the driving ability tests that the organization administers. State law did not ban Busch from driving because he is not operating a common motor vehicle and is not driving in public areas!
Red is the color that stands for many different things, from Christmas to love. While most people would likely not even notice how many people wear red around them, it can actually have an impressive effect. Red is the color that is strongly associated with sex, and is scientifically proven to get us more sexually aroused than any other color.
It’s been proven that men’s attention is drawn more towards women wearing red. Interestingly, men are also more inclined to spend money on a woman wearing red. The trend is most strong during the Christmas season because most people are either extremely positive or extremely negative around the time and want a sexual release.
Women are also turned on by the men who wear red, yet the strangest part of the whole thing is that neither sex is conscious of the fact that red has any influence on them at all!