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9 Secrets of the Statue of Liberty Most Americans Don't KnowThe Statue of Liberty is one of the most (if not THE most) famous monuments in the world. Anyone visiting New York City can see her, but not everyone knows that Lady Liberty has her own secrets. One of them is – she might not even be a lady at all! Or do you know, for example, that number seven meant a lot for the Statue's creators? It's easy to notice the Statue has seven spikes on its crown, symbolizing universal liberty across the seven oceans and continents. But there are less obvious references to the number seven. Btw, you can see this monument not in NYC only! Other videos you might like: A Secret New York Island That You Can Never Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2s8G0WH4iM 12 Strange US Geography Facts No One Told You About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJvZJpQ2jfA 10 Fun Facts About America Even Americans Don't Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqAaFjavfhE TIMESTAMPS: The Statue of Liberty was once split into pieces 0:21 It was one of history's first crowd-funding campaigns 1:04 The Statue of Liberty wasn’t always green 2:05 It used to serve as a lighthouse 2:32 It's all about number seven 3:04 The construction supporting the Statue was designed by Gustave Eiffel 3:39 It might have masonic ties 4:41 The face of the Statue of Liberty could be that of a man 5:45 There's more than one Statue of Liberty 7:08 #StatueOfLiberty #NewYork #brightside Preview photo credit: Statue of Liberty on the Île aux Cygnes in Paris, taken from a bateau-mouche: By H. Zell - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10909857 Animation is created by Bright Side. As seen from Central Park West: By Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA - New York Historical Society, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80475410 A cornerstone with bronze relief images: By Norbert Schnitzler - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=863567 Denarius (42 BC) issued by Cassius Longinus and Lentulus Spinther, depicting the crowned head of Libertas, with a sacrificial jug and lituus on the reverse: By Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. http://www.cngcoins.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=516732 Animation is created by Bright Side. SUMMARY: - It's really hard to picture it, but the Statue actually arrived from France on June 17, 1885, in over 300 copper pieces. The precious cargo was traveling in 214 crates on the French ship, Isère. - Then, American newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer stepped in. Even though 80% of the donations were small ones from middle-class citizens, Pulitzer managed to collect the necessary amount from over 120,000 donors. - The Statue of Liberty is made of copper, so it was originally about the same color as a penny. According to the New York Historical Society, it turned completely green because of oxidation by 1920. - The statue was originaly supposed to serve as a lighthouse for ships sailing into New York Harbor. And, two years after it arrived in the US, it actually became one. - There are 16 leaves around the torch, and the monument itself is 151 feet tall. The sum of both those digits is seven as well. Clearly, that number meant a lot for the Statue's creators. - Famous engineer Alexander Gustave Eiffel helped design the steel internal framework to keep the statue stable. It's strong enough to withstand around 600 bolts of lightning a year. - Most people are positive it's a representation of the Roman goddess of freedom, Libertas. The widely accepted story is that Bartholdi modeled her face after his mother. - Author and journalist, Elizabeth Mitchell, however, claims that the sculptor actually used his brother's face as a model! - Another theory was presented by French writer Nathalie Salmon, who claims Lady Liberty was modeled after her ancestor Sarah Salmon. - You can find a smaller Statue of Liberty, which was the original model for its big sister, in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. It's been there since 1906, after Bartholdi gave it to the Luxembourg museum for the World’s Fair of 1900. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Stock materials (photos, footages and other): https://www.depositphotos.com https://www.shutterstock.com https://www.eastnews.ru ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Why Doors in Public Toilets Don't Reach the FloorHow do you feel about public restrooms? Dread? But have you ever wondered why toilet stall doors rarely reach all the way to the floor? Well, it turns out that there’s not one, but several fully valid reasons for not enclosing bathroom stalls! Some of them are obvious, while others turned out to be unexpected. For example, fully-enclosed stalls give visitors a cozy feeling of isolation. They cut out the noise of heavy bathroom traffic, and as a result, people lose the sense of others who're waiting for their turn. They get more relaxed and spend longer on taking care of their business. Also, leaving the gap makes bathrooms easier to clean! Other videos you might like: 20 Interesting Facts You're Too Lazy to Google https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZqFokYyluw& 17 Jaw-Dropping Facts You Didn't Know About the Human Body https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZhclrlQ2Eo& Are Public Toilets As Safe As You Think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1LHIlhR6zo& TIMESTAMPS: There are emergencies when every minute counts 0:29 It prevents unnecessary lines 1:00 It isn't so easy to get rid of the smells inside 1:33 Enclosed bathroom stalls are cheaper 1:57 It discourages inappropriate behavior 2:37 You can ask your neighbor to give you toilet paper 3:31 It speeds up the traffic 4:05 It makes bathrooms easier to clean 4:31 Why do most bathroom main entry doors open inwards? 5:17 #factsyouneverknew #brightside SUMMARY: - If a person loses consciousness or has some other urgent medical condition in a fully enclosed stall, it could take hours until someone notices it. - Space below the stall door helps visitors to see that there’s someone inside, and prevents people from barging in on another person. - Fully enclosed stalls are more likely to provide you with an unforgettable gag-inducing experience since it isn't so easy to get rid of the smells inside. - A bit more obvious, and probably one of the most common reasons, is that not fully enclosed bathroom stalls are cheaper! - Psychologically, the less protected and enclosed a person feels, the less likely they are to do something harmful and risky. - It's next to impossible to get out of a fully-enclosed bathroom stall on your own once the lock jams. - Fully-enclosed stalls give visitors a cozy feeling of isolation. They cut out the noise of heavy bathroom traffic, and as a result, people lose the sense of others who're waiting for their turn. - A custodian can simply run their mop under the doors instead of wasting time on opening and closing each of them. - Next to many public toilets, there are closets, drinking fountains, and other utilities. And a door that opens outward would cause a lot of inconvenience to those who need to use these amenities. - Also, doors that open inward help to handle unpleasant smells, which aren't rare for public bathrooms. - A "push-to-enter" door also makes sense if you're going to the bathroom to wash something off your hands. This way, you can use your shoulder to open the bathroom door, and you don't have to touch the door handle. Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC Stock materials (photos, footages and other): https://www.depositphotos.com https://www.shutterstock.com https://www.eastnews.ru ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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