Facts that you don’t know

Knowledge is power as we all know. We must continue to amass it until we die.

According to Michael Scott, the day we stop learning is the day we die. “Once you stop learning you start dying”, Albert Einstein.

Here are a few and interesting things everyone needs to know.

Did you know 11% of people are left handed

Did you know August has the highest percentage of births

Did you know unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it

Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes

Did you know a bear has 42 teeth

Did you know an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries

Did you know 8% of people have an extra rib

Did you know 85% of plant life is found in the ocean

Did you know Ralph Lauren’s original name was Ralph Lifshitz

Did you know rabbits like licorice

Did you know the Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters

Did you know ‘Topolino’ is the name for Mickey Mouse Italy

Did you know a lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue

Did you know armadillos have 4 babies at a time and are all the same sex

Did you know reindeer like bananas

Did you know the longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds

Did you know birds need gravity to swallow

Did you know the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E

Did you know the 3 most common languages in the world are Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English

Did you know dreamt is the only word that ends in mt

Did you know the first letters of the months July through to November spell JASON

Did you know a cat has 32 muscles in each ear

Did you know Perth is Australia’s windiest city

Did you know Elvis’s middle name was Aron

Did you know goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light

Did you know the smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear

Did you knowcats spend 66% of their life asleep

Did you knowSwitzerland eats the most chocolate equating to 10 kilos per person per year

Did you knowmoney is the number one thing that couples argue about

Did you knowmacadamia nuts are toxic to dogs

Did you knowwhen lightning strikes it can reach up to 30,000 degrees celsius (54,000 degrees fahrenheit)

Did you knowspiders are arachnids and not insects

Did you knoweach time you see a full moon you always see the same side

Did you knowstewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand

Did you knowhoney is the only natural food which never spoils

Did you knowM&M’s chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie

Did you knowthat you burn more calories eating celery than it contains (the more you eat the thinner you become)

Did you knowthe only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia

Did you knowthe longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)

Did you knowabout 90% of the worlds population kisses

Did you knowCoca-Cola originally contained cocaine

Did you knowthe Internet was originally called ARPANet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) designed by the US department of defense

Did you knowtoilets use 35% of indoor water use

Did you knowthe fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco

Did you knowKoalas sleep around 18 hours a day

Did you knowthe first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954

Did you knowall insects have 6 legs

Did you knowthe croissant was invented in Austria

Did you knowIn eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas

Did you knowAfrican Grey Parrots have vocabularies of over 200 words

Did you knowa giraffe can clean its ears with its 21 inch tongue

Did you knowAustralia was originally called New Holland

Did you know’Lonely Planet’ for travelers is based in Melbourne Australia

Did you knowthe sentence “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English alphabet

Did you knowthe Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs

Did you knowall the blinking in one day equates to having your eyes closed for 30 minutes

Did you knowyour foot has 26 bones in it

Did you knowthe average human brain contains around 78% water

Did you know1 nautical knot equates to 1.852 Kph (1.150 mph)

Did you knowif you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively (1 + 2 + 3…) it totals 5050

Did you knowsponges hold more cold water than hot

Did you knowlightning strikes the Earth 6,000 times every minute

Did you knowfire usually moves faster uphill than downhill

Did you knowcats have over 100 vocal chords

Did you knowcamel’s milk doesn’t curdle

Did you knowelephants sleep between 4 – 5 hours in 24 period

Did you knowit’s possible to lead a cow up stairs but not down

Did you knowfrogs can’t swallow with their eyes open

Did you knowelephants are the only mammal that can’t jump

Did you knowa 1/4 of your bones are in your feet

Did you knowyour tongue is the fastest healing part of your body

Did you knowon your birthday you share it with 9 million others

Did you know1 googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros

Did you knowa 1 minute kiss burns 26 calories

Did you knowyou burn more calories sleeping than watching TV

Did you knowfrogs don’t usually swallow water (they absorb most of the moisture they need through their skin)

Did you knowat birth dalmations are always white

Did you knowhummingbirds are the only bird that can fly backwards

Did you knowa duck can’t walk without bobbing its head

Did you knowa hummingbird’s heart beats at over a 1,000 times a minute

Did you knowdragonflies have 6 legs but can’t walk

Did you knowa crocodile can’t move its tongue

Did you knowthat the first MTV video played was ‘Video killed the radio star’ by the Buggles

Did you knowin 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names

Did you knowpop corn was invented by the Aztec Indians

Did you knowan average person will spend 25 years asleep

Did you knowhippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal

Did you knowan elephants ears are used to regulate body temperature

Did you knowthe Arctic Ocean is the smallest in the world

Did you knowthe most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression

Did you knowthe word laser stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation’

Did you knowcrocodiles never outgrow their enclosure

Did you knowreindeer hair is hollow inside like a tube

Did you knowyour skin is the largest organ making up the human body

Did you knowcows don’t have upper front teeth

Did you knoweveryday is a holiday somewhere in the world

Did you knowthe coins thrown into the Trevi fountain in Italy are collected for charity

Did you knowfrench fries are originally from Belgium

Did you knowthere are 31,557,600 seconds in a year

you knowthere are 22 stars in the Paramount studios logo

Did you knowin a deck of cards the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache

Did you knowblack on yellow are the 2 colors with the strongest impact

Did you knowthe safest car color is white

Did you knowthe most commonly forgotten item for travelers is their toothbrush

Did you knowCoca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961

Did you knowapples are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee

Did you knowroom temperature is defined as between 20 to 25C (68 to 77F)

Did you knowan octopus pupil is rectangular

Did you knowthe hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other

Did you knowthe Australian aircraft carrier QANTAS stands for Queensland And Northern Territories Aerial Service

Did you knowthe movie Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make with $5 million going towards actor’s salaries

Did you knowthere are only 4 words in the English language which end in ‘dous’ (they are: hazardous, horrendous, stupendous and tremendous)

Did you knowthe oldest word in the English language is ‘town’

Did you knowcats can’t move their jaw sideways

Did you knowgrapes explode when you put them in the microwave

Did you knowits physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky

Did you knowyour most sensitive finger is your index finger (closest to your thumb)

Did you know’Bookkeeper’ and ‘bookkeeping’ are the only 2 words in the English language with three consecutive double letters

Did you knowVenetian blinds were invented in Japan

Did you knowthe average golf ball has 336 dimples

Did you knowthe word ‘Strengths’ is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel

Did you knowthe movie ‘Wayne’s World’ was filmed in two weeks

Did you knowthe Amazon rainforest produces half the world’s oxygen supply

Did you knowa group of frogs is called an army

Did you knowa group of rhinos is called a crash

Did you knowa group of kangaroos is called a mob

Did you knowa group of whales is called a pod

Did you knowa group of geese is called a gaggle

Did you knowa group of owls is called a parliament

Did you knowthe first sailing boats were built in Egypt

Did you knowBrazil is named after a tree

Did you knowBrazil covers 50% of the South American continent

Did you knowBrazil borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador

Did you knowHilton was the first international hotel chain

Did you knowthe brand Nokia is named after a place in Southern Finland

Did you knowMonopoly is the most played board game in the world

Did you know96% of candles sold are purchased by women

Did you know42% of men and women 25% don’t wash their hands after using a public toilet

Did you knowif you filled a matchbox with gold it could be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court

Did you knowJamaica has 120 rivers

Did you knowa cats urine glows under a blacklight

Did you knowwhite cats with blue eyes are usually deaf

Did you knowcats have a peripheral vision of 285 degrees

Did you knowsmall dogs usually live longer than larger breeds

Did you knowdomestic cats dislike citrus scents

Did you knowcats can jump up to 7 times their tail length

Did you knowChina manufacturers 70% of the worlds toys

Did you knowThe Great Wall of China is approximately 6,430 Km long (3,995 miles)

Did you knowpaper originated from China

Did you knowthe wheelbarrow is invented in China

Did you knowtree hugging is forbidden in china

Did you knowthe film ‘Mary Poppins’ was filmed entirely indoors

Did you knowall of the clocks in the movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ are fixed to 4:20

Did you knowinstant coffee was invented in 1901

Did you knowthe human body of a 70 kg person contains 0.2mg of gold

Did you knowrice is the staple food for 50% of the worlds population

Did you knowPearls melt in vinegar

Did you knowa hard boiled eggs spin (uncooked or soft boiled dont)

Did you knowthere is no butter in buttermilk

Did you knowgiraffes and rats can last longer without water than camels

Did you knowthe dot on top of the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle

Did you knowthe electric chair was invented by a dentist

Did you knowyou’re more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

Did you knowa crocodile can’t stick out its tongue

Did you knowrubber bands last longer when kept refrigerated

Did you knowwomen blink twice as much as men

Did you knowostriches don’t bury their heads in sand

Did you knowonly female mosquitoes bite

Did you knowScotland has the most redheads

Did you knowhousehold dust is made of dead skin cells

Did you knowthe past tense for the English word ‘dare’ is ‘durst’

Did you knowhummingbirds can’t walk

Did you knowwind doesnt make a sound until it blows against an object

Did you knowthe naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953

Did you knowIndia has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000)

Did you knowIndia is home to over 200 million cows

Did you knowthe Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of marble

Did you knowBali has the worlds largest variety of flora

Did you knowBill Gates began programming computers at the of age 13

Did you knowevery single possible 3 character .com domain has been registered

Did you knowthe word ‘uncopyrightable’ is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter

Did you knowthe word ‘testify’ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles

Did you knowthe word typewriter is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard

Did you knowthat you can spell the word ‘level’ the same backwards

Did you knowMadonna and Michael Jackson were both born in 1958

Did you knowalmonds are members of the peach family

Did you knowan egg contains every vitamin except vitamin C

Did you knowowls can’t move their eyes from side to side

Did you knowyou take over 23,000 breaths everyday

Did you knowgold never erodes

Did you knowscorpions glow under ultra violet light

Did you knowwhen water freezes it expans by 9%

Did you knowants stretch when they wake up in the morning

Did you knowyour foot and your forearm are the same length

Did you knowdiamonds are the hardest natural substance

Did you know111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

Did you knowthe longest possible eclipse of the sun is 7.31 minutes

Did you knowHalley’s comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062)

Did you knowthere is no sound in space

Did you knowtennis was originally played with bare hands

Did you knowthe Olympic flag was designed in 1913

Did you knowa bowling pin will fall at a tilt of 7.5 degrees

Did you knowthere are 31,536,000 seconds in a year

Did you knowa piece of paper cannot be folded more than 7 times

Did you knowthe opposite sides of a die always adds up to 7

Did you knowVHS stands for Video Home System

Did you knowthe WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacer

Did you knowthe electric toothbrush was invented in 1939

Did you knowPorsche also builds tractors

Did you knowthe Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps

Did you knowIsaac Newton invented the cat door

Did you knowthe Titanic was built in Belfast

Did you knowBuckingham Palace has over 600 rooms

Did you knowHawaii was originally called the Sandwich Islands

Did you knowAmericans eat 35,000 tons of pasta a year

Did you knowHawaii is the only US state that grows coffee

Did you knowAmericans throw away 44 million newspapers a day

Did you know Einstein slept 10 hours a night

Did you know Germany borders 9 other countries



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    Good article

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    and lastly do you know a man died in my street today and he ran away

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    wow, this is so interesting and informing

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    Wow I act6took my time to read all this…it’s wow I must say

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    There is a lot we don’t know

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    Interestingly rich

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    There is so much that we do not know. Thanks for this, it’s really interesting.

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    I don’t know about all these until now

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    The highest birth rate is in August? Wawuu
    Wait, if Einstein slept 10 hours every night, he actually slept more than I do these days.
    Does it mean science inventions might be my second calling. Thank you so much for this.
    Very educative write up

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    Wow…I’m so sharing this with my friends..so educative…lots of things that I didn’t even know till now

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    Very nice article
    Thanks for sharing

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    Good info

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    Thanks for sharing this info

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    Really interesting

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