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32 Interesting Facts that might Teach You A Thing Or Two

Have you ever wondered how many facts are in the world that you didn't know about? This world we are is filled with so many fun and interesting facts. Below are some facts about literally everything thing you could think of.

1.

The only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table is J.

2.

If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear”.

3.

A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.


4.

There is actually a difference between coffins and caskets. Coffins are typically tapered and six-sided, while caskets are rectangular.

5.

To leave a party without telling anyone is called in English, a “French Exit”. In French, it’s called a “partir à l’anglaise”, to leave like the English.

6.

If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you’ll be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species.

7.

In Colorado, USA, there is still an active volcano. It last erupted about the same time as the pyramids were being built in Egypt.

8.

At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse.

9.

Forrest Fenn, an art dealer and author, hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth over 1 million dollars. It still has not been found.

10.

The world’s largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand. The piano is a little over 18 feet long and has 85 keys – 3 short of the standard 88.

11.

After the release of the 1996 film Scream, which involved an anonymous killer calling and murdering his victims, Caller ID usage tripled in the United States.

12.

Elton John tried to commit suicide once by sticking his head in an oven with the gas on low and windows open. He was found and stopped by his best friend Bernie Taupin.

13.

Ed Sheeran bought a ticket to LA with no contacts. He was spotted by Jamie Foxx, who offered him the use of his recording studio and a bed in his Hollywood home for six weeks.

14.

Venetia Burney, an 11-year-old girl proposed the name for Pluto after the Roman god of the Underworld.

15.

Octopuses and squids have beaks. The beak is made of keratin – the same material that a bird’s beak, and our fingernails are made of.

16.

An estimated 50% of all gold ever mined on Earth came from a single plateau in South Africa: Witwatersrand.

17.

Apple paid a couple $1.7 million dollars for their plot of land, which was only worth $181,700. While Apple was building a huge data center in the middle of North Carolina, they wanted to occupy the area of a couple that lived there for 34 years. When the couple refused to leave, Apple paid them $1.7 million dollars for their land.

18.

‘G-mail’ was once the name of a free email service from Garfield’s website. This was available long before Google launched its webmail service. However, only little record of this service survives today.

19.

Ice cream headaches have a scientific term. The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia, but it is also better known as the brain freeze. It is often caused by the rapid constriction of blood vessels at the roof of the mouth.

20.

The ‘&’ symbol is called the ampersand. The word ampersand is a combination of the phrase ‘and per se and’ which was generally accepted as just ‘and’. This symbol was taken from the Latin letter et.

21.

It takes an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a lollipop. Depending on the size and brand of the lollipop, it may take fewer or more licks to reach the center of the candy. Over 20 people were gathered to conduct this experiment.

22.

A statue of Nikola Tesla provides free Wi-Fi. This is one of the amazing facts about a particular statue located in Silicon Valley. This statue of Nikola Tesla not only provides free Wi-Fi but also contains a time capsule that is dated to be opened in the year 2043.

23.

The bent joint in the legs of the flamingo is its ankles. Flamingos have long legs that they use to balance all day. However, scientists reveal that they stand on their tiptoes and not their feet. Their knees are also hidden by their feathers which are located closer to the body of the bird.

24.

It is illegal to waste food in French supermarkets. French stores must either compost their food or donate it to charity. They cannot be thrown away into the trash. The law also states that any unsold food must be given to food banks if it cannot be donated to the homeless.

25.

The pupil of a goat is rectangular. This allows them to see approaching danger from their peripheral vision. Goats can see up to 320 degrees around them and they also have excellent night vision.

26.

Dogs can understand up to 250 hand gestures and words. Dogs are believed to be as smart as a 2-year-old child. The average trained dog can learn over 165 words or more depending on the breed and how long it has been trained for.

27.

Watching horror movies increase a clotting protein in the bloodstream. Dutch researchers have found that acute fear can curdle the blood. This phenomenon is also believed to be an important evolutionary benefit by preparing the body for blood loss during situations that may be life-threatening.

28.

There is an underwater version of rugby, unsurprisingly called “underwater rugby”. It is a contact sport between 2 teams of 6 competing underwater in a pool to score goals while freediving.

29.

There is a punctuation mark used to signify irony or sarcasm that looks like a backwards question mark ⸮

30.

The Nigerian Civil war was placed on hold for two days to watch a soccer match. This temporary ceasefire was done so that both sizes could watch Pele in an exhibition match. After the game, the two sides came back to their old habits and began the war again.


31.

Chihuahuas have the largest brain in the dog world. These dogs are quick-witted and are very easy to train. However, because of their small bladders, they are not easy to housebreak .

32.


If you point your car keys to your head, it increases the remote’s signal range. This works by using your brain to act as a radio transmitter.


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