200 Fun, Odd Facts Most People Don’t Know
These other dictionary facts will make you realize just how interesting these big books are. They do have molars on top, in the back of their mouths, but where you’d expect upper incisors, cows, sheep, and goats have a thick layer of tissue called a dental pad. They use that with their bottom teeth to pull out grass. Considered a culturally bound syndrome, a person “running amok” in Malaysia starts with a period of brooding and then commits a sudden, frenzied mass attack. In fact, one Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw. That’s a totally true animal tidbit. These animal “facts,” however, are false.
- The name was a nod to the way the search engine analyzed the web’s “back links” to determine how important a site was.
- In February 2019, photographer Sergio Pitamitz came across an extremely rare “blonde” zebra.
- The brown recluse spider is claimed to be the cause of tens of thousands of bites yearly.
- One of the reasons this number is so high is because the population is rapidly expanding.
James May created a two-story house made entirely of Legos on the Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, Great Britain. It took 3.2 million tiny plastic bricks to build. In March 2012, Nikolay Linderof Germany set the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater kissat 20 minutes and 11 seconds . This beat the previous 2010 record of 3 minutes and 24 seconds set by Michele Fucarino and Elisa Lazzarini. In February 2019, artists in Dubai spent more than 2,400 hours creating the largest sand image ever constructed.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Ruled that Hot Dogs Aren’t Sandwiches
Russia has a whopping 11 time zones within the country, which gives you an idea of just how large it is. It may feel a lot longer in the moment, but the average person spends two weeks of their life sitting at traffic lights. Most people know dolphins have incredible sonar abilities. But did you know they were studied as war tools during the Cold War? They really are as smart as people say they are. Turtles don’t have vocal cords, and their ears are internal, so scientists believed that turtles were deaf and didn’t communicate through sounds. But research has found that turtles actually communicate at an extremely low frequency that sounds like “clicks, clucks, and hoots” that can only be heard through a hydrophone .
Roosevelt was famous for his many pets, including a one-legged rooster, a badger, a pony, and a small bear. And he’s not the only one who had an interest in unusual animals—here are more bizarre pets owned by U.S. presidents. When there was a cotton shortage during World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed a thin, flat cotton substitute that the army tried to use as a filter in gas masks. The war ended before scientists perfected the material, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead. On average, a giant Pacific octopus will lay 56,000 eggs at the end of a pregnancy, over the course of about a month, NPR reports.
There’s a Word for When You Can’t Remember a Word
This makes medical error the third leading cause of death in the country. According to local lore, a man by the name of Henry Ruschmann from Bernardsville, New Jersey, invented glitter by accident in 1934 while working on a cattle ranch. The New York Times reports that in the popular origin story, Ruschmann, a machinist, was trying to find a way to dispose of scrap material by crushing it into tiny pieces. Plastic went in, glitter came out, and the rest is commonly accepted as history.
The average person produces roughly one ounce of saliva every hour. Recent research at the University of Bristol found that only 0.006% of the Korean population has the ABCC11 gene. This gene is the cause of armpit odor. Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun. People in the 1900s didn’t have refrigerators and instead would hang a piece of cloth in their larders. The second disease humans eradicated was Rinderpest.
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That pineapple-ham concoction named after America’s most scenic state was actually invented in Ontario in 1962. In February 2019, photographer Sergio Pitamitz came across an extremely rare “blonde” zebra.
At first, these new babies float through the surrounding water unattached to one another or their mother. But then the mother gathers each egg—which is about the size of a grain of rice—and weaves them into braids, allowing her to keep an eye on everyone at the same time.
Fact: The Windy City nickname has nothing to do with Chicago’s weather
More people are killed by vending machines than sharks. Also, more than 90% of shark attacks are on males. The Supreme Court has its own private basketball court called “the highest court in the land.” Pretty clever, if you ask us.
What’s the happiest thing ever?
- Birth of a first child (12.3 per cent of vote)
- Wedding day (11.5 per cent)
- Birth of grandchildren (10 per cent)
- Birth of another child (8.5 per cent)
- Day of retirement (7.4 per cent)
- Moving into a new home (6.7 per cent)
- Seeing your child's first steps (5.5 per cent)
At 170,890 square feet—the equivalent of more than 12 Olympic-size swimming pools—the image carved out of natural sand is so massive that it can be seen from space. Titled “Prince of Humanity,” the piece features the image of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait. “Juvenile penguins don’t have their tuxedos until they go through their first adult molt,” she said.
There Are More Than 60 Different Species of Eagles But Only Two Live in North America
According to a 2017 report published in Nature Communications, there’s evidence that extinct Kumimanu biceae penguins once stood close to 6 feet tall and weighed more than 200 pounds. Penguins and polar bears don’t even live in the same pole. Polar bears and Penguins live in the exact opposite side from each other. Yes, but none live in the Northern Hemisphere. The habitats of polar bears and penguins coincide nowhere . Polar bears also have difficulty in removing the wrappings. I have very little faith in these facts however birds and reptiles create uric acid rather than urea which is released from the same orifice and at the same time as their other waste.
- Wine experts sampled the champagne and described it as “sometimes cheesy” with “animal notes” and elements of “wet hair.” Mmm.
- I’m starting an airplane blog in that case.
- They can also stand within 20 minutes of birth (though they can’t see for a while, and instead sense their mothers through sound and smell).
- The left eye closes when the right half of the brain sleeps, and vice versa.
- Abrams was Einstein’s eye doctor.
She parked her car to go shopping, and returned to a car covered in bees! The bees were safely removed from the car, and the lovely old lady made her way home. 95% of people text things they could never say in person. Known as the “Great Firewall of China,” the online restrictions and censorship within its country are expansive. That’s how important recycling is!
The Very Middle of America is 2 Miles Northwest of Lebanon, Kansas on a Pig Farm
Yes, there was a real John Chapman who planted thousands of apple trees on U.S. soil. But the apples on those trees were much more bitter than the ones you’d find in the supermarket today.
- The war ended before scientists perfected the material, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead.
- By the 1700s, aristocrats started eating tomatoes, but they were convinced the fruits were poisonous because people would die after eating them.
- In the 16th and 17th centuries in the country of Turkey, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
- The Vessel Boiling Electric heats water for tea and can also be used by hungry soldiers to cook food.
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that New Hampshire residents drank 4.76 gallons of alcohol per capita in 2016, more than any other state.
- Vatican City is actually the smallest country in the world at only 0.2 miles wide.
More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed each year by using products that are made for right-handed people. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is “shake,” and the 46th word from the last word is “spear.” If NASA sent birds into space, 200 Fun Facts That You will Love To Know they would soon die; they need gravity to swallow. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down—hence the expression “to get fired.” A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat so you can eat your plate. Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe.
Fact: The man with the world’s deepest voice can make sounds humans can’t hear
Think of how versatile a stick is. You can use it to play fetch with your dog, swing it as a bat, or use your imagination to turn it into a lightsaber. That’s why, in 2008, the National Toy Hall of Fame inducted the stick into its collection of amazing toys as, very possibly, the oldest toy ever. But wait—we aren’t done with interesting facts just yet!
They actually have the slowest metabolic system of any mammal. Is one of your favorite movies of all time, then you’ll be interested to know that someone squished their hands in jelly to make the sound effect for E.T. The most expensive film ever made was Pirates of the Caribbean, which cost more than 375 million dollars to create.
Fact: The CIA headquarters has its own Starbucks, but baristas don’t write names on the cups
So long, in fact, that it takes one drop of water approximately 90 days to travel its entire length. In school, we were taught that most of the planet’s surface is covered in water. While that’s true, humans can use only 0.007 percent of that water, according to National Geographic. That’s because only about 2.5 percent of Earth’s water is fresh water, and only 1 percent of that is accessible.
- Six of an octopuses tentacles are used in the same way we would use our arms and are used for purposes such as eating.
- Celery has negative calories!
- The league’s CEO and founder,Nicholas Horbaczewski, told Forbes, “It allows you to really focus on the innovation of technology, and gives a platform to test and refine it.”
- When Mary Stuart was just six days old, she became the Queen of Scotland.
There’s a town in Norway called Hell. Ironically, it never gets very warm there at all. In fact, the temperature regularly dips below zero degrees.
Fact: Bananas glow blue under black lights
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. 71% of office workers stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange https://quickbooks-payroll.org/ for a chocolate bar. Louis XIV of France really was as unpleasant a fellow as he’s been depicted. Inn the great fire of 1666, half of London was burnt down but only six people were injured.