Fun Facts

Here it is, the ultimate and final cut of the facts that everyone should know in life. Since diet hacks, to random information about animal kingdom, you can become the king of small talk, win every trivia night at your local pub or with your family by only reading this list, or simply kill some time while you're at work. Have you ever heard of "heavy users"? Did you know how much time do you spend waiting? Who was the United States former president who used to set free slaves many centuries ago? You can read all about it below. Enjoy!


 

 

 

 

Gold

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If you eventually found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our planet Earth, you will be able to cover the entire land in a layer of gold that would cover all the way up to your knees.

Heavy Users

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McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food "heavy users." How many times you must go per month to be called like that? At least 10, or more. They say these users make up the 75% of their sales.

Waiting, always waiting:

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Do you ever wonder how much time do you spend waiting at things to happen? For example, the average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.

Snowflakes

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People are always claiming to see giant snowflakes from all over the world, but the largest one recorded was in Keogh, Montana during year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.

Diet

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If you're trying to lose some weight, maybe you should go to sleep. That's right. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. That's because we don't consume calories while sleeping and the body is at rest and uses the energy to restore itself

Under my skin

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Ok…this is a gross fact. There are more forms of life living on your skin than there are people on the planet. So, you could say your body is a planet. Still gross

Otters

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Sea otters have some sort of flaps of skin beneath their foreleg they use as pockets. When they are diving, these come in handy to store rocks or even food

Bad Pig

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In the middle ages animals were arraigned in court in Europe for their "human crimes". One of the most famous cases was in France, when a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child. They even had a lawyer to defend the animal.

Aliens

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They walk among us? A poll showed that one in every five adults think aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans. Most of them are from India or China, and men tend to believe in life from outer space more than women do.

Common people

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If you believe that you're one in a million, don't feel so special, there are approximately 7,184 more people that look just like you. In fact, it's probable the number increases day by day, since there over 7 billion people all over the world.

Clouds are heavy

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They look all fluffy and cute, but a single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds. The average cumulus cloud (the ones you usually see in the sky during a sunny day) weighs 1.1 million pounds

Yummy?

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Are you a fan of bugs? They say a human will eat around 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping during their lifetime. Someone once told me they about one time he was living in a converted attic and woke up with a tiny spider in his mouth. Gross.

A nice person

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James Buchanan maybe wasn't the most famous President of the United States, but he should. He was morally against slavery and used to buy slaves with his money in Washington and set them free in Pennsylvania.

Chess

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There are more possible legal moves of a game of chess than there are atoms in the existence of the universe. There's something called The Shannon Number, the result of a calculation that assumes that at some point you have 30 legal moves approximately, and every game has a total of 80 moves.

Walk this way

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An average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime. That means an active human takes approximately 7500 steps a day. If you maintain this type of exercise until the age of 80, you would've walked a distance of 11.000 miles

Lighting

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Men are 5 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women. This was shown in a report made by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Lightning Safety Specialist, John Jensenius. From 2006 to 2012, the 82% of the fatalities occurred to man.

Green Coca Cola

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There's no way to find out what Coca-Cola mysterious ingredients are. But we know one thing: it would be green if coloring wasn't added to it. Some people say this is just a rumour, due to the fact that it has at times been bottled in green glass bottles.

Dreaming

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When you see someone in your dreams, even tho you might now know who they are, is a signal that is someone you've seen awake. We can actively remember every face we've seen in our entire life when we are sleeping.

Gum

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There's an old fact that says when you swallow gum it remains in your stomach for seven years. This is, after all, a lie. It will pass through your system because it cannot be digested.

Coyote

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A male coyote can hear a mouse moving underneath snow. In fact, they can travel around 100 miles to find food if their current home is overpopulated. They are quick animals, running 40 miles per hour

Volcanoes

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Erupting volcanoes can shoot bolts of lightning, this is one of the most incredible and dramatic events in nature. However, scientists tried to explain this phenomenon and this is still being debated all over the scientific world.

Geographic Facts

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The shortest place in the world is named Å, a village located in Norway and also in Sweden. The tiniest country area is the Vatican, and there's not a single river in Saudi Arabia.

Money money money

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The one dollar bill's design, which represents war and peace, had no changes since 1963, because it's infrequently counterfeited. These bill usually falls out of circulation, on average, after 5.8 years.

Sneezing

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You shouldn't contain yourelf when you're about to sneeze. There are not many cases reported, but attempting to hold it can cause the rupture of blood vessels in your eyes, in the brain or ruptured ear drums.

Space travel

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You can attempt to cry in the space, but your tears won't fall. That's because water floats up there, like bubbles. This means tears can form in your eyes, but the weightless environment won't allow them to fall.

Sloth

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Sloths tend to keep their stomachs full. If their body temperature drops so low, the bacteria in charge of food process stops working, so they could make them die of starvation.

Left

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12% of the World's population is left handed, they are more likely to have allergies, suffer migraines and be insomniac. But not everything is negative about them, usually they are on the highest poles of the intelligence scale.

Clocks

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There's something called chronostasis, and it is when you look at a clock, and the second hand appears to freeze for a little bit. That's your brain generating a false memory actually, and the perception of time becomes slower.

Holy Bible

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The Bible is around 611.000 words long, but that changes according to the language is translated. It seems a lot, but it's not by any chance longer than reading the entire Harry Potter saga

Bob Marley

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Bob Marley's original name was Nesta Robert Marley, but when he moved to Jamaica with his family an inmigration official thought Nesta was a little bit like a girl's name, so they changed it to Robert Nesta Marley

Mole

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Moles are considered the loners of the animal kindom, since they spend almost their entire lives alone and underground in the tunnels they dig. You'd be lucky to fin more than two living within the same area.

Hippo

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Hippo's spend the majority of their time in water to protect their skin from the sun, which is quite sensitive. But that doesn't mean they can swim or float. And don't try to get between the and the water, they can become really aggressive

Onion

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They say that that onions cut in half can become highly poisonus (developing a bacteria that might cause a stomach infection) after one night, but this is, in fact, a myth.

Slinky

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Did you play with slinkys when you were a kid? They weren't originally designed as toys. During the war in Vietnam, American soldiers used them as a mobile radio antennas

Limo

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Al Capone had an armored limousine, that was taken by the government after he was sent to prison, and was used to protect Franklin Roosevelt after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Phone calls

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When Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone) died in 1922, all the telephones stopped ringing for an entire minute as a tribute to his memory. 14 million of telephones were affected by this in the United States and Canadaa

Headaches

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There's something called "rebound headaches" and it is caused by taking too much medication on a regular basis. This goes away when you stop taking the medication at all.

Morse Code and Nokia

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Nokia used lots of morse code for their tones. The famous Nokia tone for receiving text messages is Morse code for the acronym SMS, the "Ascending" means "connecting people", and Standard tone means "message"

Teeth

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A crocodile has 24 teeth that use to grasp and crush their food, but they can't chew it. They usually swallow stones and use it to grind food inside their stomachs.

Piggy

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Piglets learn to run by the voice from their mothers when they are newborns. In fact, they can recognize their own name after the first two weeks of life. Quite clever, right?

Book

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The three most read books in the entire world and history are The Bible, Harry Potter and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tre-Tung. The three of them were probably read by most of the Icelandic, since they read more than anyone

Fruit

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Grapefruit can cause several dangerous reactions to some medications. That's because it contains natural chemicals that make your gut to absorb much more of the drug, causing high blood pressure

Soda fountains

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The soda fountain was created as an attempt to replicate mineral waters bubbling up from the earth. The first patent was received in 1807, for the method of combining water with carbon dioxide.

Potassium

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this is not found free in nature, due to its high reactivity. In fact it has to be stored under stuff like kerosene because it can cause a quick ignition from the heat

Blueberries

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Blueberries are not only yummy, but they are very important for your health. They protect you against memory loss, because they cleanse your brain from toxin proteins.

Coconuts

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Coconuts aren't nuts, but stone fruits. The name was given by Portuguese sailors many centuries ago and means "laughing face" because of the resemblance the holes give the fruit to a human face

Medicine

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Around 1835 Ketchup was considered medicine and was sold as "tomato pills", since tomatoes can cure indigestion, for example. This led to many fake imitations, provoking the collapse of the market in 1840

Honey bee

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Honey never spoils, if its sealed in an airtight container. That's because of its chemical compound: is naturally acidic and low in moisture, so bacteria can't grow in that kind of environment.

Diet

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If you are expecting a baby and want your kid to have a healthy life, you should start eating fruits and vegetables right away. A study indicated that mother who ate junk food had babies who were likely to prefer the same

Egg

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Eggs have a bad reputation for causing cholesterol problems, but you should consider start eating them for breakfast. They have six grams if high quality protein, no carbs and no sugar.

Avocados

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Avocados have a fun etymology, it comes from the Spanish word "aguacate", and sometimes it's called "the alligator pear" because of its shape and rough greenish skin. They are full of flavor and healthy nutrition, too.

More diet tips:

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Chewing gum can become quite helpful in many different situations. For example it can help you concentrate, since it improves long-term and working memory, reduce the tension, and increase alertness.

Under the sea

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You mike think that water animals can live forever under the ocean, but that's not entirely true. Some of them will drown if they are kept underwater for too long. For example: alligators, dolphins and whales.

Sneeze or you die:

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Sneezing is considred some sort of workout, since it engages your throat, chest, diaphragm and abdomen. Also, your brain send a signal to close your eyes, so you can't keep the open.