Why are celebrities paid so much

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At first glance, it is quite unfair that some film actors, musicians or football players earn millions of euros or dollars. But only at first glance. Because these celebrities have rare talents that set them apart from others. A well-known movie actor can upgrade a mediocre movie and turn it into a box office hit. Therefore, a high fee for film production pays off. A prominent musician fills entire stadiums, and a good soccer player can score the decisive goal. So mostly the celebrities are worth their money.
Parrots are pretty smart birds. But they cannot really speak the way we humans do. They know how to imitate sounds from their surroundings, be it human voices, the noises of other animals, the telephone ringing or even a police siren. Of course, they can also imitate words spoken to them. But parrots don't understand the meaning of the words. For them a word is just a string of notes, for us it has a certain meaning. It is believed that parrots imitate language because it allows them to adapt to their environment and show that they belong. In the jungle they adopt the "words" of their group of parrots, in our case those of the people.
A balloon is usually made of latex, a stretchy plastic. When we inflate a balloon, we push apart the latex skin of the balloon. But we can only inflate it up to a certain limit until the balloon skin is completely plump and hard. At this point the latex has stored a lot of energy. If you stick a needle into the balloon, its skin tears and the energy is suddenly released. The balloon bursts at supersonic speed - that's why it pops. So the cause of the bang is primarily the balloon itself, not the air trapped in it.
Fungi do not belong to plants or animals. They form their own group of living beings. Unlike plants, they cannot generate energy from sunlight or hunt like animals. Instead, they mainly live on dying or dead tissue in their environment. For example, from wood that rots. They first dissolve the wood into its components and then take them up as food. It is the other way around as with us humans. We chew and swallow our food. Only then do we digest it in the stomach and intestines.
Some people believe that the ancient Egyptians protected the magnificent tombs of their pharaohs from robbers, for example with poisons. Therefore one could speak of a curse of the pharaohs. After visiting the allegedly cursed tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922/23, a particularly large number of people are said to have died. However, when the deaths were later examined in detail, it turned out that they had nothing to do with the pharaohs tomb. There was a natural explanation for all of them. Most of the grave visitors even lived longer than the population average. Did the Pharaoh even prolong her life?
It depends on what the bullet hits. If it just punctures the aircraft hull, that's not a big problem, even with multiple holes. The aircraft's pressurized cabin can compensate for small openings without difficulty. But when a whole window is shot out, that's a serious problem. Because at a height of ten kilometers the air is pretty thin, thinner than on Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. Therefore, in such a case, the passengers must use the oxygen masks that the flight attendants show them when taking off.
The skin of mammals is called fur, at least when it is really thickly haired. The fur has two types of hair. The short, soft, curled woolly hair keeps the animal nice and warm in winter. Because there is a lot of air between the hair. The woolen hair and the air form a separating layer between the skin and the outside world. The air cushion protects the animal from the cold, much like the double cover of a thermos flask keeps coffee hot. The long, firmer outer hairs lie above the woolen hair. They are water-repellent and protect the delicate wool, for example when it rains
The oleander is fragrant and has beautiful flowers. But this ornamental plant is also very poisonous. It is said that a single leaf swallowed can be life-threatening for a young child. Fortunately, the leaves taste bitter. But the other parts of the plant are also poisonous. The main poison in the plant is called oleandrin. It makes you feel sick and has a stomach ache. Most importantly, oleandrin can throw the heart out of sync. That is the greatest danger, in the worst case the heart can even stop.
The snow also contains small spaces between the flakes that contain air and thus air to breathe. Therefore, they cannot suffocate even if they are hidden under a blanket of snow. In addition, the snow even has a certain advantage for the plants, because it protects against cold and frost. And when the snow thaws, the meltwater is also very useful for the plants.
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The fact that the pirates bury treasure chests goes back to stories like “Treasure Island”. In reality, pirates didn't do that. Their booty was mostly not gold, but tobacco, rum, sugar and quite ordinary things. However, there is one famous exception. In 1984 traces of the pirate ship "Whydah", in German "Bird of Paradise", which sank off the American coast in a hurricane in 1717, were discovered. It belonged to the pirate Sam Bellamy who went down with the ship. The “Whydah” had gold, silver, precious stones and many other treasures loaded - the greatest pirate treasure in history. Today you can marvel at part of it in a museum.
Plants contain a green pigment called chlorophyll. With its help, the plants catch the sunlight. But why is chlorophyll green? A dye only "swallows" a certain part of the light. The part of the light that it does not swallow is reflected back. A yellow dye, for example, absorbs all light - except for the yellow. The chlorophyll mainly swallows blue and red The light turns on and uses it to make sugar, whereas the green light throws it back.
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The plasma consists mainly of neon and xenon, two noble gases. It's trapped in tiny chambers in the screen. If you let electricity flow through the plasma, invisible light is created in the chamber. This light makes phosphor shine - and you have a light point on the television. To get a real TV picture, you need hundreds of thousands of tiny luminous dots. And the color? Quite simply: there is phosphor that glows red, green or blue. From these three colors all others are mixed.
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The cause of pimples are inflamed sebum glands. Fat is formed in the sebum glands of the skin, which makes the skin supple and smooth. As you grow older and slow to grow up, your glands may produce too much sebum. If the outlet of the gland is then blocked, the sebum builds up in the skin. Now the skin has a problem. Because now bacteria multiply in the sebum gland, because they find the sebum very tasty. The organism sends white blood cells. This is the body police used to fight bacteria. The white blood cells turn the bacteria into pieces. The skin over the sebum swells, turns red and can be painful. In addition, pus forms. It consists mainly of the remains of the bacteria. Fortunately, pimples can be treated pretty well these days if you have too many.
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Piranhas are dangerous predatory fish. They have sharp teeth and fall upon their victims in swarms. These are mostly fish, but sometimes other animals that got into the water as well. When these animals fidget or bleed, they attract the piranhas. They can smell blood in the water very well and are thus led to their prey. While eating, they can get into a blood frenzy and gnaw their victims down to the last bone. However, attacks on people are rare. This is why some people say the piranha threat to humans is greatly exaggerated. Native Indians in South America even bathe in waters where piranhas are found. Many indigenous people also eat piranhas.