Some Interesting facts you should know

Facts: just one word that covers everything in the universe. There’s information about all we see around us. You might not know many facts, but you surely know some! If you enjoy learning random facts, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some interesting facts that might be new to you. Are you ready to give your brain a feast of knowledge?

Do you know these facts?

  1. Most people can’t touch their elbow with their tongue.
  2. Crocodiles can’t stick out their tongues.
  3. A shrimp’s heart is located in its head.
  4. Pigs can’t look up at the sky.
  5. The phrase “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is a really hard tongue twister.
  6. Sneezing too hard might break a rib.
  7. Using headphones for an hour can make a lot of bacteria grow in your ear.
  8. While you sleep over your lifetime, you might swallow around 70 bugs and 10 spiders.
  9. Some lipsticks are made with fish scales.
  10. Cat pee glows if you shine a black-light on it.
  11. Everyone’s tongue has a unique pattern, just like fingerprints.
  12. Rubber bands last longer if you keep them in the fridge.
  13. There are 293 different ways to give someone a dollar using change.
  14. When typing the right way, your left hand does most of the work.
  15. Sharks can blink with both eyes.
  16. The longest words in English with one syllable are “scraunched” and “strengthed.”
  17. The word “dreamt” is the only one that ends with “mt.”
  18. Almonds are related to peaches.
  19. Maine is the only U.S. state with a name that’s just one syllable.
  20. Only four English words end with “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
  21. The full name of Los Angeles is really long and in Spanish.
  22. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
  23. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  24. Tigers have stripes on their skin, not just their fur.
  25. Watches in ads usually show 10:10.
  26. Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street got their names from characters in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
  27. A dime has 118 ridges on its edge.
  28. The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal.
  29. It takes most people about seven minutes to fall asleep.
  30. “Stewardesses” is the longest word you can type using only the left hand.
  31. A cloud is very heavy, like a million tonnes heavy. But it can float because it’s a tiny bit lighter than the air around it.
  32. Lightning strikes giraffes more frequently than it does people. Because they are so tall, they are 30 times more likely to experience lightning strikes.
  33. Even identical twins have different fingerprints. That’s because tiny differences in the womb affect how fingerprints form.
  34. The Earth spins a little slower over time. So, days are getting longer, but very slowly.
  35. Your brain cleans itself by eating up its old cells. This keeps it healthy.
  36. The biggest dinosaur poo ever found is really big, like over 30cm long. It helps scientists learn what dinosaurs ate.
  37. The average color of the Universe is a beige-white color called ‘Cosmic latte’.
  38. Smaller animals might see things in slow motion compared to us. Their brains process things faster.
  39. Water isn’t actually wet. Wetness is about how liquids touch solid things, so water makes other things wet.
  40. There was a chicken that lived for 18 months without its head. It could live because it still had part of its brain.
  41. If you stacked all the bacteria in the world, they would be super long, like 10 billion light-years long.
  42. Wearing a tie too tight can make less blood go to your brain. This can give you a headache or make you dizzy.
  43. The word for being scared of long words is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. It’s a very long word itself.
  44. The oldest dog ever was 29.5 years old, and the oldest cat was 38 years old.
  45. The sun makes sounds, but we can’t hear them. They’re like waves of pressure.

Bending the laws of nature

At Primorsky National Park, Russia, a tiger refused to eat a goat and made it his best friend. Timur, the Goat didn’t flee when offered to Amur, the tiger. Amur didn’t attack her in response to Timur’s confusion; instead, he gradually became her friend. The inseparable friends walk and play together. Though many think this friendship will not last longer, this unlikely duo is proving everyone wrong. Also, Timur’s presence has made Amur relaxed and calm. Do you have such unlikely friendship in your life?

Invention for safety

A sudden break during a car drive would have smashed you directly into the windscreen had it not been for the Three-point-Seat-belt to keep you safe. This unnoticed protector is actually a smart invention from Volvo. This Swedish automobile manufacturer created a safer vehicle with this wonderful invention and the best part is that they gave away the patent for free use. They decided human life is more valuable than making money. This wonderful invention has saved millions of lives till now and the numbers are counting.

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The apple story

The fruit that tempted Eve might be some other fruit than Apple. In Genesis, Peri, a Hebrew word, describes the forbidden object, meaning fruit. However, during Latin translation, the meaning changed. It is the result of the confusion between two very similar words: Malum meaning Evil and mālum meaning Apple.

Your skin is a planet

There are more microorganisms residing in your skin than the number of people on this earth. No, this is not an exaggeration. Referred as Skin Microbiota, there are different species that have made your skin their permanent shelter.

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Rarest Bombay Blood Group

Remember how the villain in movie Kahaani was busted because of his rare blood type. Ladies and gentlemen that is Bombay Blood Group for you. This is an extremely rare ABO group blood type that is a result of inter-breeding or close community marriages. A person having ABO blood group can only accept blood from the same group.

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The bloody death

Boomslang, the funny named innocent looking snake is one of the deadliest that you can come across. One bite can make you bleed out from all your body openings besides profound internal bleeding. The worst part is that it can take someone up to 5 days to die due of this snakebite.


By William Warby from London, England, Boomslang Snake Uploaded by Richard, CC BY 2.0, Source

The real terminator

No, not the robotic act by Arnold Schwarzenegger, but this is an actual term describing the line that separates the light and dark sides of the moon or any other planetary body.

The Killer sound of silence

In our busy life, all we want is to catch few moments of silence but can we stand complete silence? Anechoic Chamber at Orfield Laboratories located in Minneapolis designed world’s quietest room. It is 99.99% sound absorbent. However, the longest someone was able to stay in the room was 45 minutes. A longer stay will evoke hallucination followed by other fatal implications. In the quietness of the room, you can hear the sound of your own blood flow, lungs, bowel movements, and the stomach. It is excitingly interesting at first but slowly turns into a disorienting experience.


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Selfie is the new shark

In a recent survey, more people died while taking selfie than from shark bite. The phenomenon spreading so fast that Russia government has released a guide describing the ways ‘not to die’ while taking a selfie. Are you a selfie addict? Then, better be cautious before trying any dangerous stunt of clicking your daring picture.


By Ameily radke, Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Image Source

The inspiration is mosquito

A needle glides painlessly into the skin just like a mosquito bite is the latest invention from engineers at Kansai University in Japan. It worked flawlessly during testing and soon to hit the market.


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Unconventional weight loss ideas

Become a formula 1 driver to shed 4 kgs of weight after each race. As the drivers endure very high heat during the racing, so they tend to shed weight. Thinking of joining a team?
Meanwhile, happy news for lazy potatoes! Drinking one glass of red wine can save you from 1 hour of exercise at the gym.


Image By Brian Snelson from Hockley, Essex, England (source)

Fighting for existence

The embryos of the Sand Sharks fight with each other for their existence. Generally, the oldest and the strongest survive on the nutrition it gets by eating others. As the sharks have two uteri, so this ‘intrauterine cannibalism’ is existent among both.


By UND77: Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, source

The wonder of nature

Kingfisher is such a bird that dives from air into the water creating very less sound while catching fishes. Using this fact, the Shinkansen bullet trains in Japan were remodeled to create less sound while entering any tunnel. It also reduced the electricity consumption by 15%. It seems nature has all the answers; we just need to look hard.


Blame it on genes

If your handwriting is hardly readable, you can now blame your genes for the same. Bad or good handwriting is not of your own making but the one you have inherited by birth.

Sleep story

Needing less sleep or no sleep at all is because of a gene. ‘Period 3’ or ‘Clock gene’ makes you require much less sleep than the normal one. Many famous personalities claimed that they needed very less sleep. The record of longest period without sleep goes to 64-year-old Thai Ngoc who claims to have gone without sleep for 33 years. Do you too need less sleep or is a sloth in human disguise?


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The life of life

A female child is born with her fixed number of ovarian eggs during birth and it stops at a certain age when the reserve is emptied. On the contrary, the male child produces sperm after birth and produces it lifelong under normal circumstances.

Fun with words

Here are few facts which you may know or have completely skipped your notice. Education is a word that contains all the vowels and Rhythm is a word that has none.
Almost is the longest word in English that has the letters in the alphabetical order.
Queue the only English word where the last four letters are useless and the word will have same pronunciation if they are removed.


By Alborzagros own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, source

Enter the emotions

There are only six emotions that can be expressed universally. They are happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, fear, and surprise.