Last updated on August 26th, 2017 at 12:15 am
Facts – this simple word contains an unending world. Everything we see around us has information related to it. There are few facts that you know and there are many you don’t! However, if you love knowing random facts then you are at the right place. Here are some of the interesting facts that you may or may not know but you should. Ready to feed your brain with a sumptuous meal?
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. Confused by Timur’s reaction, Amur didn’t attack her and instead slowly became her friend. The inseparable friends walk and play together. Though many think this friendship will not last longer but 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 has 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 they gave away the patent for free use. They decided human life is much valuable than making money. This wonderful invention has saved millions of lives till now and the numbers are counting.
The apple story
The fruit that tempted Eve might be some other fruit than Apple. In the 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.
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.
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 SnakeUploaded by berichard, 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.
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.
Image Source: jentavery/Creative Commons
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.
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?
source : quora
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.