As we all know we need to learn something new every day. We might not know a lot about the world yet compared to how much is out there, but we always discover new things about it. This huge selection of fun facts will definitely make you the most interesting person.
Bangkok is the world’s most visited city.
Video games help surgeons perform better.
According to a 2007 study, surgeons who play certain video games at least 3 hours a week performed 27% faster with 37% less errors during surgery.
The brain is the fattest organ.
The stomach may be our body’s fattest part, but the fattest organ is our brain. The brain is composed of nearly 60% fat.
Toilet paper in France is generally pink.
What is usually found in our homes as a stark white is a lively pink for the French. Pink toilet paper is commonly found in the bathrooms and kitchens of France as a regional preference. In the 1950’s, colored toilet paper was also the rave in the U.S. however, health and safety concerns over the dye caused it to be discontinued in the early ‘2000s.
Four out of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.
Out of the 130 largest statues in the world, China has the most at 35 statues. This is followed by India at 25 statues. It’s no surprise that a chunk of these 130 statues depict Buddha who originated from India and one of the main religions in China. The Spring Temple Buddha in the Lushan county of Henan, China stands at 128 m (420 ft) and is the second-largest statue in the whole world.
Half of all bank robberies in the U.S. are done on a Friday.
According to 2011 government statistics, bank robberies in the U.S. take place most often in mid-morning, on Fridays and in the southern and western states. Out of the total stolen US$43 million in 2011, only a measly US$8 million was recovered.
In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found in a search party for herself.
A missing tourist in the Eldgja Canyon was found in the search party tasked to locate her. She was last seen in the tour bus nearing the volcanic canyon. However, when she changed out of her clothes, she was reported missing. The search progressed from evening until the wee hours of the morning. The tourist group – and likely the tourist herself – were in for the surprise of their lives when they found the missing person in the search party itself.
Sneezing while traveling at 60 mph makes you close your eyes for 50 feet.
In a not-so-fun fun fact, the few milliseconds you spend sneezing can make you lose track of the distance you travel. No matter how amazing that may be, it is very hazardous for the road. About 2,500 road accidents occur in a U.K. winter due to colds and sneezing.
People don’t sneeze in their sleep.
While asleep, humans are actually more prone to sneezing because the mucous membranes swell when lying down. However, the brain shuts down the neuroreceptors that stimulates our sneezing reflex. That way, only very strong stimuli can wake one to sneeze.
February used to be the last month of the year.
We may know January and February as the first two months of the year, but these months were actually the last couple of months added to the Gregorian calendar. Before, the Roman calendar only recognized 10 months. However, the winter period was measured in these two months – making February the last month of the calendar. This is also why February has the shortest number of days in a month.
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