12 Facts That Surprise Better Than Any BBC Storylines

5 months ago · Julieta · 0 Comment

Did you know that on hot summer days, you can often see drunk bees? That one of the most popular fish dishes can cause terrible hallucinations? Or that the man who created Sherlock Holmes managed to solve a few difficult, real-life crime cases? If the answer to all these questions is “no,” then — read on, and prepare to be amazed!

Today, Bright Side presents a selection of incredible facts for you that will surprise even a hardened cynic.

10. In 1897, 3 Swedes Attempted To become The First People To reach The North Pole. They Took Off In a balloon, But Crashed 65 hours Later.

In 1897, Salomon Andree, the first Swedish aeronaut, set out on an expedition which involved flying a hydrogen-filled balloon from Svalbard to Russia or Canada, passing over the North Pole along the way. However, the balloon proved uncontrollable. It quickly lost its hydrogen and crashed into the ice just 65 hours after take-off.

33 years later, the expedition’s final camp was discovered by accident, along with Andree’s diaries. It turned out, that he and his fellow explorers had walked across many miles of drifting ice, without equipment or suitable clothing. They also managed to survive for weeks after the crash by hunting polar bears.

10. In 1897, 3 Swedes attempted to become the first people to reach the North Pole. They took off in a balloon, but crashed 65 hours later.

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