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The Unexpected Reason Why Escalators Have Brushes

February 13, 2020

Ever been in that awkward situation when you’re
in a room with people you barely know, and no one knows what to say? The silence seems endless… Well, why don’t you tell everyone why snow
crunches? Or why escalators have brushes along the edges? Or some other, no less exciting facts! Like these! 1. Sloths are the slowest animals in the world
– and I’m not only talking about how they move. It takes these sleepy mammals up to a month
to digest a single leaf! Most of them also go to the bathroom just
once a week. For comparison, depending on the kind of food,
people need just 12 to 48 hours to eat a meal, digest it, and get rid of the waste. 2. The burning sensation you have in your mouth
after eating chili peppers is caused by a particular chemical compound in them. It tricks your sensory nerves into believing
they’re being burned. 3. Some small birds and insects see the world
in slo-mo because they process information too quickly. For some big animals, on the other hand, time
is literally flying by because they need more time to perceive information. 4. If you think your cat loves to catch some
Z’s, what will you say about koalas? These marsupials sleep from 18 to 22 hours
a day! They spend a lot of energy digesting their
high-fiber food, and napping is a great way to top this energy up. 5. Have you ever got chills while listening to
music? It was your brain releasing dopamine – a chemical
compound that causes pleasure. 6. You know those tall white hats chefs wear? They’re called toques, and the number of pleats
on such a hat (which is traditionally 100) signifies a chef’s experience – for example,
the number of recipes they can use to cook eggs! 7. If you’re allergic to cats, consider this:
cats can also be allergic to you! The only reason this allergy doesn’t show
so often or isn’t that prominent is that you don’t shed as much irritating hair and skin
as they do. 8. Elevators ding when they’re at your floor
to inform you about their arrival. If you listen carefully, though, you might
notice that some elevators produce a different number of dings. Usually, one ding means the elevator is going
up, and two dings – that it’s traveling down. 9. Continental plates keep drifting at the same
speed your fingernails grow. An underground activity that makes them move
also causes volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. In total, tectonic plates end up traveling
up to 2 inches a year. 10. You’ve probably noticed that the colder it
is outside, the louder the snow crunches under your feet. It happens because when the snow compresses,
teeny ice grains rub against each other. The lower the temperature, the greater the
friction between the ice grains, and the louder the crunching sound is. Hey snow, can you hold it down over there? Thanks. 11. Adult cats only meow to communicate with us
humans. Kittens can meow at their moms, but grown
cats don’t interact with each other this way. Scientists have even found that these animals
are great manipulators when it comes to cat-human dialogue! Cats can change the pitch of their meows so
that they sound more like crying babies. They’ve long figured out that this way, they
get more food and attention. 12. A reindeer’s eyes change color from gold in
the summer to baby blue in the winter. Such a color shift improves the animals’ vision
because it influences the way the light gets reflected through the retina. 13. Escalator brushes weren’t designed to clean
our shoes. They were invented for much more important
safety reasons. You see, escalators tend to break when people
stand too close to their edges. Between the side of an escalator and the wall,
there’s a gap. It’s almost unnoticeable, but if something,
like a piece of clothing, gets inside, it may get stuck in the maze of motors and gears. Then the escalator could not only break down
but also damage the foreign object. Escalator brushes prevent such accidents by
scaring you away from nearing the gap. As soon as you feel the bristles on your leg,
you instinctively move away. 14. Just one bolt of lightning will provide enough
energy for a two-slice toaster to work for 84,000 minutes. It’s enough time to cook almost 100,000 slices
of toast. 15. Getting goosebumps when you’re frightened
goes back to the times when you could only fend off a predator if you looked scarier
than your opponent. When you get goosebumps, all the tiny hairs
on your body stand up, supposedly making you bigger and more intimidating. Hey that works for me… 16. Roosters can be exceptionally loud, and the
question is, “How do they not go deaf if this thundering noise is coming right out of their
beaks?” Simple – they have a natural mechanism that
works as built-in earplugs! Once a rooster opens its beak and gets ready
to crow, its auditory canals close off, and no sound can come in. That’s not quite fair is it? 17. When glaciers are melting, they’re loud. The sound they produce is similar to the one
made by fizzling soft drinks. Melting icebergs or glaciers set free millions
of tiny air bubbles that’ve been trapped in the ice under huge pressure for centuries. The opened-soft-drink noise is so loud that
you can determine the distance toward an iceberg without seeing it. 18. The very first helicopters had wooden rotor
blades. At that time, fiberglass hadn’t been invented
yet, and wood was the best available material: strong, lightweight, and fatigue-resistant. 19. In 2018, scientists collected 300 frozen prehistoric
worms in the Arctic. When all the worms were defrosted, two of
them woke up. They started to move and even had a meal. One of the unbelievable creatures was about
32,000 years old, and the other was almost 42,000 years old. Both were fairly confused. 20. Dogs can distinguish way more smells than
humans. But when it comes to tasting something, people
win hands down. While you can use more than 9,000 taste buds,
your pooch has only 1,700. By the way, dogs can identify the same 4 tastes
as people – sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. But unlike most humans, they aren’t fans of
salty things. Other than that, dogs don’t appear to be
terribly picky eaters. 21. Astronauts in space have to work out no less
than 2 hours a day to keep their bodies strong. And like us down here on Earth, they also
sweat while exercising. But because of the weightlessness in space,
astronauts’ sweat doesn’t roll down their skin. It forms salty blobs that float around and
cling to the body. And aren’t you glad I shared that with you? 22. Tree rings can not only tell you how old a
tree is but also let you know how the weather changed during the tree’s lifetime. Tree rings are thinner during drought years
and wider when there was a lot of rain. 23. Cat owners are all-too familiar with the situation
when you call for your pet, and it doesn’t respond. No, you aren’t being paranoid, your cat DOES
choose to ignore you! It can recognize its name perfectly well but
often doesn’t feel obligated to respond to your call. Well! 24. At any given moment, around 2,000 thunderstorms
are happening in different places on Earth. And if we add up one full year, this number
will be more than 16 million! 25. There are all kinds of weird fears and phobias
out there, and dextrophobia is one of them. People with this fear get scared by objects
on their right side. Dextrophobia can also be an overwhelming fear
of right-handedness. Okay. 26. You can’t hum while holding your nose. Go ahead, try it! You’re probably making some bizarre sounds,
but it’s definitely not humming. The trick is that when you hum, you make a
sort-of prolonged M-sound. But it’s created when air moves through your
nasal passages. When you close your nose, the air can’t escape,
and no humming sound is produced. At least not for long! So there are your ice-breakers! Try them out and let me know how it goes in
the comments. If you learned something new today, then give
the video a like and share it with a friend! And here are some other videos I think you’ll
enjoy. Just click to the left or right, and stay
on the Bright Side of life!


  • Reply BRIGHT SIDE February 11, 2020 at 7:18 pm

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  • Reply Gaudia February 12, 2020 at 5:54 pm

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  • Reply Citra February 12, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    7:24 hello, *FELIX*?

  • Reply Lizzie Hearts February 12, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Well when I saw brushes in the escalators i put my shoes there cuz I thought it was like a shoe cleaner or something 🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Lizzie Hearts February 12, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    I love doing a kitten sounds it attracts cat mothers 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  • Reply Milind Wankhede February 12, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    To much content in a single video..

  • Reply Evan glad February 12, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Where learning about movement of tectonic plates and it's just 1 inch per year.

  • Reply Jannie Schlüter February 12, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    6:08 The Earth itself is 6,000 years old. How can those worms be 40,000 years old? And how do you know how old the worms are? Did you find it's birth certificate?

  • Reply JBGaming February 12, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Do you say… Right? …
    Screams at random

  • Reply Tricks To Travel February 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    5:00 i think this applies same to my wife is angry.

  • Reply ntallaris l February 12, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    4:18 i move closer

  • Reply Alok Ranjan Verma February 12, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Well I clean my shoes with those brush!!

  • Reply ObamaSexGaming2007 February 12, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Question: Why escalators have brushes

    Google: Get answer in under 20 seconds.

    This channel: Get answer in 9 minutes.

  • Reply Paulina De Luca February 12, 2020 at 8:05 pm


    Yes you can, hold your nose, but open your mouth lol

  • Reply Lunyx Music February 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I love TheSoul Publishing! You guys are great!

  • Reply Lunyx Music February 12, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    6:19 Well I have anosmia so you won there other humans and dogs.

  • Reply Rahul Kumar Mandal February 12, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I use those brush to clean my shoes while moving 🤣🤣, try.. It work 100%

  • Reply 2Glock 30s February 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Fun fact: Baloney is a flat hot dog. Actually, I don't know if that's a fact. But it seems like it.

  • Reply lyrically genius February 12, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    I always thought it was for cleaning shoes

  • Reply Psychotic Coconut February 12, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    I'm sorry, fear of the right side? Am I imagining that😶

  • Reply Jamie Mcgraw February 12, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Wow so I had a quiz that was due Friday and it answered it 😉

  • Reply TheElectrixPunch BG February 12, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    I'm cleaning my shoes on the escalator brush 😀

  • Reply Wild Introvert February 12, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I thought it was for removing the blood and fingerprints on your shoes

  • Reply Jopy Catalin Official February 12, 2020 at 9:35 pm


  • Reply MICAH-KATE.MADRIAGA 103353 February 12, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    0:03 he sounds like he said meow

  • Reply Fortnite RaiCruz11 February 12, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    This is the main thing ,it’s to brush your shoes

  • Reply Reichert Maglatang February 12, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Mr.Beast: Ride an Escelator perfectly and win 10,000 dollars

    Chandler: Do i have to clean my shoes?

  • Reply Mishell Arquiza February 12, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Ops thats not what people do ahahaha its a cleaning tool i say

  • Reply Joan Davies February 12, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    Ohhh that brushes? I use that to brush my shoes. And I liked it.

  • Reply Anuradha Somu February 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    4:33 That's a lot

  • Reply Enderjaz1123 February 13, 2020 at 12:29 am

    You move away instantly when you touch the brushes

    Me: oh so i should stop cleaning my shoes in them ok then

  • Reply Samantha Lofgren February 13, 2020 at 1:30 am


  • Reply Generic White Man February 13, 2020 at 1:51 am

    To clean our shoes?

  • Reply Larry B February 13, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Liar! It's for your shoes. Lol!

  • Reply stacey taylor February 13, 2020 at 3:20 am


  • Reply I Have Special Eyes February 13, 2020 at 3:59 am


  • Reply mr Maxim February 13, 2020 at 4:14 am

    I'm going freeze myself and wake up after 53,000 years from now.. goodbye world

  • Reply Most Rudest February 13, 2020 at 4:14 am

    3:45 Thank me later..

  • Reply Charlos Studios February 13, 2020 at 4:29 am

    Who else tryna hum with their nose closed just to be contrary? Just me. Ight imma get a life lol

  • Reply Komodo February 13, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Este es el comentario en español de un tipo que sabía que "GENIAL" tenía un canal en inglés pero que jamás lo había encontrado y terminó saliendo en recomendados de YouTube porque personas de otro canal ajeno a "GENIAL" miran este contenido que estabas buscando.

  • Reply robbin smeekes February 13, 2020 at 5:52 am

    Can kinda humm with your mouth open

  • Reply Aiyah February 13, 2020 at 5:56 am

    I kinda confuse on the real topic .

  • Reply John Reynald G February 13, 2020 at 6:11 am

    3:46 for escalator

  • Reply homeschoolmom 1988 February 13, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Answer @ 4:07

  • Reply Sonya B February 13, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Who needed to know about the humming thing?! Hmmm

  • Reply Smile Killer February 13, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I like rubbing my feet at those escalator brushes.

  • Reply TEJAL PRATAP SINGH February 13, 2020 at 9:34 am

    any facts on cronovirus?

    please, bright side?

  • Reply Nandinie Kaushik February 13, 2020 at 10:24 am

    I always clean my shoes with the escalater brush.

  • Reply Ye Olde Man February 13, 2020 at 10:35 am


  • Reply VIGNESH SHYAM February 13, 2020 at 10:56 am

    What about my Iris became blue

  • Reply GalacticGamerX7 February 13, 2020 at 11:10 am

    A lot of info thankz👽🥁🛸

  • Reply Omanand Jha Vatsa February 13, 2020 at 11:15 am


  • Reply wildae February 13, 2020 at 11:22 am

    how do hens dont go deaf

  • Reply Soja Smokah February 13, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    One question

  • Reply Soja Smokah February 13, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Why are there brushes on elevators ?

    8 minute answer

  • Reply Jaime Jabil February 13, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    4:24 so the toaster will work for 58 days and 3 hours

  • Reply girija 2012 February 13, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    hey i can humm while my nose and my mouth is closed

  • Reply Pegasus TM February 13, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    3:46 is what ucame for

  • Reply George Costarica February 13, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I don't like the way the man screams and runs away when he needs to take a dump

  • Reply Naes Oidulac February 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    the 100 folds of the chefs hat means the 100 ways to cook egg

  • Reply MUST4RD TR1P1X February 13, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Umm.. snail is the slowest

  • Reply MINI GACHA HANA Playz February 13, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Its for cleaning shoes 😂😂hahaah

  • Reply Gacha Playerz February 13, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I used the elevator brush as a shoe cleaner

  • Reply Jera Lyn February 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    To brush my shoes haha

  • Reply CliffFN February 13, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Who else is watching while cleaning their shoes while on an escalator?

  • Reply Eerm Able February 13, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I use the escalator brushes to clean my shoes. Anyone else??

  • Reply David Josh February 13, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Who else thinks the Humming thing was obvious ?

  • Reply ZukirOfficial February 13, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    2:13 what is that song?

  • Reply Tempest7 February 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    For cleaning shoes?

  • Reply Mary joy Gelizon February 13, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Dogs don't appear to be picky eaters

    U haven't met my dogs yet

  • Reply Iskandar I&L February 13, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    When I was in childhood, I used this elevator brushes to clean up my shoes, always

  • Reply Steve Levin Cinematography February 13, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    The answer is at 3:45, save yourself an 8 and a half min video.

  • Reply Camela M. February 13, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    To brush our shoes

  • Reply Rec Cruzarles February 13, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    I already told to my friend about this brush.. it is to clean and shine our shoes…thats y when we near escalator.. we put near our leather shoes on the brush and instantly when we reach the landing its already brightly shine!..😁😁😁

  • Reply Scythe Official February 13, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    I… Uhh…. Clean my shoe in the escalator since now 😅

  • Reply Sudarshan February 13, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    I used to thought they are for cleaning shoes and I'm 24

  • Reply John Senders February 13, 2020 at 3:13 pm


  • Reply Oscar February 13, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    I can never get that time back.

  • Reply Maisha Lokenga February 13, 2020 at 3:49 pm


    Bright side trying to be savage

  • Reply Mohammed Jawwad February 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    3:46 is what you came for

  • Reply fajar jutt fajar fajar February 13, 2020 at 4:07 pm


  • Reply Vitalie Jonedi February 13, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    To brush my shoes

  • Reply silviana yenita February 13, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    I clean my foot with the brushes
    Just added water 1st

  • Reply RAJA GOPAL February 13, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Please put the videos about how to remove unwanted body hair permanently without shaving.

  • Reply S A L February 13, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I go to the bathroom once a week 🥺

  • Reply SolomonDavid Akesobia February 13, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    I actually tried humming with my nose pinched. Didn't work..

  • Reply pizza roll February 13, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Just put a barb wire beside the escalator so that people dont go near them.problem solved

  • Reply mattsun BMGO February 13, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    I use the brushes to clean my boots

  • Reply Naveed Islam February 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    I thought those brushes were there to clean our shoes.

  • Reply DxEye February 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Spoiler: so you can brush your teeth while you wait
    You welcome😌

  • Reply Vikram Dhali February 13, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Like those who use escalator brushes to clean your shoes😅😅😅

  • Reply saku bhaiya February 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    2:05 i didn't see anything

  • Reply Thushara Gireesh February 13, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    To clean our sneakers

  • Reply Saptarshi Das February 13, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    For me to clean my shoes.

  • Reply joel wandelt February 13, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I'm scared of cats they are so scary

  • Reply Husain Contractor February 13, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    LOL one time I was cleaning my shoe with the escalator brushes and my shoelace got caught in the escalator has this happened to anyone else LOL

  • Reply Erika not so simple Aisha al bloushi February 13, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Next: Why do humans breathe?

  • Reply King jay February 13, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Pthese videos are so entertaining😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Nighthawk Dutch chameleon February 13, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I use em to clean my shoes.

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