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Everyday Things That Prove Our Life Is a Lie

Everyday Things That Prove Our Life Is a Lie

– [Narrator] There are so
many preconceived notions each of us hold about
general everyday things that aren’t always as
straightforward in reality. I, for one, always thought
that pavement bricks were laid by hand, and I always
assumed that Toad seriously had a deformed mushroom-style
tumor on his head. I was wrong, and you’re going to realize there are so many things in the world that aren’t exactly what they seem. – Amazing! – [Narrator] Number 10:
Special-effects wind. Most of us are aware of
the use of green screens in professional video production. It’s something we’ve learned to live with. So how do you think they
make a model’s hair flutter in the wind as they take
a shot for a commercial? Or how do you think they
make Superman’s cape flutter to give the impression that
he’s soaring through the sky? They use a fan, surely. Wrong. They use ninjas in green suits. I’m not even lying. Take a look and see for
yourself at this clip of the filming for Superman Returns. Here you can see green screen flutterers, people dressed in chroma key gimp suits. Commercials and movie
studios sometimes employ them to create windswept effects. They’re easily removed in post production. It looks super weird, though. Just look at the way those green ninjas are puppeteering that cape. Elsewhere, a picture from an unidentified shampoo commercial, posted by
Lighthouse Studios in Dubai, shows a green man waving his
arms and hand around a model in the shot, giving her windswept hair. Although it may take a lot of work, I’m pretty impressed by
the ingenuity of this one. Number nine: Pineapples
do not grow on trees. Think about it. How do you think pineapples
are actually grown? They’re definitely not
cultivated under the sea, as some children’s programs
might lead you to believe. But given their size, a
lot of people are mistaken for believing that they’re
somehow grown on trees. Some even think that the pineapples found in local stores are an export from Hawaii. This is no longer true,
because most of them now come from South America or Asia. If you asked any of the
farmers from these regions to show you a pineapple tree, they’ll probably laugh out loud. They know that it grows on a bush. The fruit has no seed,
and the next-generation pineapple bush grows on top of the fruit. It’s true that a lot of
us have grown out of touch with where most of our
food actually comes from. Number eight: Cereal marketing. There are loads of
cereal brands out there, and it’s usually difficult to
decide which one to go for. What makes the cereal
boxes stand out, though, is the art covering it,
which is why cereal brands employ some pretty neat
tricks when it comes to designing that bowl of milk and cereal. Oh wait, did I say milk? I meant glue. That’s right, milk is rarely
used as the white stuff in the bowl when these
pictures are created. Milk is too watery, meaning
the cereal will just sink to the bottom and soak up the milk. Not particularly helpful
during a photo shoot, when you’re trying to make the most appetizing photo possible. To avoid this, they use
regular white PVA glue you’d use in art classes at school. Number seven: Green grass. It’s the sign of a prosperous neighborhood and a well-kept stadium. Grass that’s so green you
can take a picnic on it and feel like you’re
truly at one with nature. But what happens when you’re too lazy to water the grass, and it dies on you? Or what if there’s a drought
for the fourth year in a row? Well, that what happened back in 2015 when Californians took
matters into their own hands, sick of the patchy yellow pastures many gardens had turned into. They just used regular old paint. Just look at these guys. Companies even capitalized on this by offering environmentally
friendly turf dyes. Apparently this has also
been a secret weapon by landscapers at athletic fields and golf courses over the years. When you think about it, this
one is actually rather funny. Like, the only way for people to get natural-looking grass
is to use an extremely unnatural thing to paint over the problem. Then again, I suppose it’s
the only attractive solution when there’s a drought. The grass on the other side of the fence isn’t greener after all. Number six: Towel stacks are a lie. Retail stores rely on sales. Sales rely heavily on great advertising of the product you’re selling. That’s why, at certain
department stores selling towels, they often don’t bother employing someone to fold the towels nicely into a stack. What they do instead is
sort of loop one towel through a block of foam
to make it look like multiple stacks of folded towels. It’s actually pretty smart. I guess the phrase work
smart, not hard, is fitting. Though it does make me wonder, couldn’t the space be better utilized? Number five: Commander Crunch. That was not a mistake. Our favorite captain, Cap’n Crunch, who adorns cereal boxes
all over the world, isn’t really what his namesake suggests. You see, it’s all in the details here. The sleeves on his uniform
consist of three stripes. The military nerds of you already know where I’m going with this one. Three stripes signify a
commander, not a captain. If Commander Crunch was really a captain, he’d have four, not three, stripes. Cap’n Crunch is an imposter. Number four: Toad. He’s the longtime protector
of the Mushroom Kingdom, and my personal favorite
character on Mario Kart. He may be a lightweight, but he has great
acceleration and drifting. In short, I freakin’ love this guy. Anyway, like a lot of
people, I’d always assumed that he was just some sort of braniac sporting a mushroomed, polka-dot head. It appears my life has been a lie. Here you can see a screenshot
of the cartoon series The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. In this series, Toad is seen
removing his cap on occasion, revealing three strands of hair that Homer Simpson himself
would be envious of. Why on Earth he decides to wear such a large hat is anyone’s guess. Maybe it makes him feel taller. Well, one thing’s for sure. At least he doesn’t have
to go out and buy a pillow. Number three: Takeaway pizza. Sometimes I like to watch cooking shows. I don’t even cook much. I know, it’s an odd phenomenon. But it rings true for a
lot of people…I think. Anyway, when they make pizza,
it’s a pretty simple process. They get the dough, put the sauce on, and spread it around with a spoodle. That’s the actual
utensil name, by the way, a sort of spoon and ladle combined. I was pretty surprised to find out that many takeaway pizzas have
a more efficient process. Using a sort of spout you’d
usually see in McDonald’s, they just place the dough
on a flat surface, it spins, and the sauce is pasted
out as the spout moves, coating the entirety of the pizza without the need to spread it. Pretty ingenious. I like it. Number two: Tiled patios and pavements. When I see a pavement made up of blocks, I immediately assume they’re
bricks laid down in formation. Surely they wouldn’t go out of their way to do anything different. Apparently not. Look at these crooks, fooling
us with a brick-stencil stamp they just apply straight
onto setting concrete. Many companies actually do
this because it’s a lot easier than actually laying blocks by hand. And it gives the pavement a nice pattern instead of a blank concrete appearance. Still, bricks are preferred to asphalt or concrete for various reasons. Maintaining asphalt
roads is more laborious, because they break down easier than bricks and it’s harder to properly
repair bumps and cracks. But who’s going to lay
all of those bricks? You may have thought
that it’s done by hand, but for large projects,
this is not the case, and you’d be wrong. Large road-printing
machines make the job easier and convince road constructors that bricks are still the way forward. All they have to do is load bricks to the top of the machine,
and out of the other end comes a perfect, flat formation of bricks that can be laid straight
onto the pavement. It’s kind of mesmerizing to watch. Number one: Road markings. How do you think road markings
are printed onto the roads? Honestly, I always thought
they were just painted, as do probably most of you. That is, until the fateful
day I saw a paving contractor wielding a flamethrower at the ground. Whilst a lot of road markings
are still created with paint, the truth is that since the 1950s, a lot of road markings
haven’t been painted at all. When they paint the
markings, they usually have machines that spray or spread the paint, and they use stencils or marked-out tape, which they apply paint to. But they don’t always
paint these markings. Instead, they can use
rolls of what’s known as thermoplastic roadline markings. What paving contractors
do is essentially roll out tape onto the ground
and blowtorch over it, heating up the tarmac
to a maximum temperature of between 180 and 200 degrees. This heat treats the tape,
which liquefies and melts, binding it to the ground. Sometimes, though, they
have to use a primer to make it stick, depending
on the age of the tarmac. This hot-marked tape
is purported as having a lot more beneficial properties than the standard procedure of painting. Firstly, and most
obviously, it’s a lot easier than marking out an area with tape and then essentially
coloring it in with paint. It’s also a lot more durable than paint, and it’s efficient, because
you only use what you need, and you don’t need to mix your own paint. The practicality of it means
that a lot of contractors use this tape specifically for repairs. They usually buy the rolls
of tape in preformed sizes. It also means they can apply more intricate designs
with premade stickers. For example, you can buy
blue pedestrian markers like this one that are easily
burned onto the ground. Imagine how difficult it would have been to actually paint that
design on the ground. Thermoplastic line markers are apparently gaining in popularity, so now at least you know they exist. Which example did you think
was the most surprising? Please let me know in the
comments section down below. Also, if you know any other examples that should have made this video, make sure to leave a comment as well. If you enjoyed this video,
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100 thoughts on “Everyday Things That Prove Our Life Is a Lie

  1. If you enjoyed this, you'll definitely enjoy the other videos in this series!

  2. The paver printer as you call it dors not automaticlly lay out the bricks. One or two men do the layout standing up where the pile of bricks is. Its still layed out by hand just standing up rather then bending over. Still genious.

  3. Search out a video of that yellow paving machine and you will see that the machine just feeds out a mat and the pavers are arranged on the mat by two or more men standing on the machine. the reason for the machine is to minimise stress to the back of the paver layers.

  4. 𝕃𝕒𝕨 𝕠𝕗 𝔸𝕥𝕥𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟𝕟𝕟 – 𝔽𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℝ𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝔹𝕒𝕝𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕖𝕖𝕖 𝕀𝕟 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕄𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕕𝕕 ( ℍ𝕠𝕨 𝕋𝕠 𝕄𝕒𝕟𝕚𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕥 𝕄𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕪 𝕀𝕟𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕥𝕝𝕪 ) > https://tinyurl.com/y3x9tpbs?-9d8sfg54sd9*8fg9*

  5. The tv series of Mario is NOT cannon so it does not matter. He is a mushroom with a mushroom head as a top.

  6. People please not toads "hat"is not real the cartoon is non-cannon toads is a fungus not a guard a fungus

  7. I played rugby at the Newcastle falcons Kingston park, its not grass its artificial and it bloody well burns

  8. Ever since a particular episode of Farscape influenced me during college, I have proceeded through life from a position of assumed ignorance.The only thing I am certain of is that I don't know everything. Thus, I am often surprised by previous assumptions being turned on their heads, at the same time I find myself delighted to be corrected, until I am corrected again and therefor delighted once more.
    Thank you for some delightful information.

  9. Anyone who watches game theory, knows toad's mushroom's story goes very deeper than that.. But, that's just a theory..A GAME THEORY( sorry, mat pat)

  10. The pizza sauce machine is a fake bunch of BS I've worked at just about every pizza place and it's done by hand good try though

  11. And I'm calling B's on the road tape they paint that stuff ya'll are stupid as liars trying to fool people

  12. Buddy, i have been painting parking lots and streets for 20 years, and NEVER in my life have i seen that gay thermoplastic crap.
    nor would i EVER use it. …more time consuming (how would you keep it straight while torching? a whole other crew??)
    …you now need a torch with a LOT of gas (unless you are doing a single parking space) and what, now you need specific pieces for each different marking OTHER than 3 colors of paint and stencils? leave it to some jack ass in an office to complicate a MANS work………

  13. l now pineapples dont grow on a trees Before i watched this video,
    i even growed an pineapple !!😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😃😎😚😙😇😻😺;-):-);-):-);-):-)O:-)O:-)O:-)B-)B-)

  14. WoW, you are a superstar, just solved a huge problem for me .. Thermoplastic line marking!! I honestly never knew that existed. Thankyou so much . .

  15. Dude I live in fricken hawaii and pineapples don't grow on trees like really they grow in little Bush thingies I have no idea how to explane it

  16. 9:17 Ok? I imagined how hard it would be to paint the "handi-man" symbol by hand. Then I threw that thought away and grabbed a stencil! Problem solved!

  17. You forgot to mention, that when paint is used for lines on the roads, a layer of glass beads is applied a fraction of a second after the line is painted. This enables the line to be seen at night with headlights ("retroreflectivity"). The thermal-tape and other things mentioned have this built-in.

  18. Dont know other country think peanut and pineapple grow on trees i am a filipino we made bag dress and other stuff using pine apple we are such a cool/genius people

  19. Not sure where you got your info but thermo plastic line marking is a pain in the ****.
    Paint is a lot quicker, easier to apply, there is no mixing and drys just as fast plus there is no indepth road cleaning or preparation required and all the shapes and patterns are done by stencils.
    The thermo stuff has to be and cut down to the correct mm and there is not just one piece, it's using heaps of properly and perfectly trimmed smaller pieces. The road gets measured and marked, all pieces cut and lay out, then all pieces collected, road pre-heated, scrubbed then swept, heated again to maintain an ideal predefined temperature, pieces are lay out again, melted into place making sure that the flame does not get too close and allow the top of the plastic line product to become brown (if it does go brown it have to be removed off the road by being jack hammered, ground off while on hand and nees just plain chiseled of the road if incorrect) then while still warm but not too hot, glass miniature spheres are spread across it so the surface is reflective at night.

  20. Wait…people actually believed that pineapples grew on trees???
    Im glad that i live in the philippines,we have a mini pineapple farm😂

  21. The way they make roads with massive amounts of brick at once had been proven that its better to do with your hand pure because a human eye and touche wil always be better than machinery don't believe it come take a look at some streets in Netherlands some are just perfect and some are so loose that if jou would Gass away hard u would rip out the tiles

  22. I didn't know that the "milk" in the breakfast cereal ads is glue. But did you know that when you see the photos of pancakes on the McDonald's breakfast menu, that lovely looking syrup is actually engine oil? (I know this is true, I'm a former employee!)

  23. Well here in NC it's paint for yellow center lines and white on the shoulder. Because you see where the sprayer has gotten hung up or where a tire has went through the wet paint.

  24. When you cut up a pineapple you can take the top of the pineapple and plant it instead of throwing it out, overtime you will get a pineapple bush and be able to grow your own pineapples

  25. The road hot tape marking I have seen are normally just used around construction zones. I have seen it peal up as well. Here in TN, long term is spray paint.

  26. When I worked as an engineer I spent alot of time on construction sites or warehouse sites, ive seen plenty of paths done by hand, some are done by machine but I've definitely seen more bricks laid on the ground by hand.

  27. If you play Harvest Moon when you were a kid regardless of where you live, you'll know already how it grows 😂 and it was one of the most expensive if sold

  28. I've grown pineapples here in mid-Fla. More to the point: why is this fruit called a PINE APPLE anyway? Pine trees don't grow apples, apple trees grow apples. My life isn't a 'lie', advertising is😣

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