50 Amazing Facts You Can’t Believe

50 Amazing Facts You Can't Believe

1.The World’s Biggest Giant Pumpkin Scales More Than a Sports Car

2. There is an Island in Japan Named Ōkunoshima Almost Totally Populated by Rabbit

3. The Pacific Ocean Houses a Mysterious Singing Whale

4. Purdue University Created a Licking Machine which took an average of 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop

05. Snail Teeth Are Hardest Natural Material

06. There Are Over a Million Ants For Every Person on Earth

07. Female Lions Do More Hunting Than Males

08. The World’s Oldest Tortoise is Twice as Old as Queen Elizabeth

09. Hearing is the fastest human sense. A person can recognize a sound in as little as 0.05 seconds.

10. The TV remote is the Contaminated item in a typical household, hospital, or hotel room.

11. Depending on the speed of the wind, some clouds travel up to 100 miles per hour (160 kmph) across the sky.

12. Scientists believe that people who dream about an activity will actually get better at it in real life.

13. All apes laugh when they are tickled.

14. Not all moons are dry and dusty like ours. Jupiter’s Europa has a liquid ocean under an icy crust.

15. Komodo dragons can Swallow 5 pounds (2 kg) of meat in less than a minute. Any extra fat they eat is stored in their tails.

16. The Beagle Brigade, used in 21 international airports in the U.S., keeps a yearly average of 75,000 illegal items out of the country.

17. A seahorse can move its eye’s in opposite directions—all the better to scan the water for food and predators.

18. Because the speed of Earth’s rotation changes over time, a day in the age of dinosaurs was just 23 hours long.

19. Scientists say that the best time to take a nap is between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. because that’s when a dip in body temperature makes us feel sleepy.

20. Some people used to believe that kissing a donkey could relieve a toothache.

21. The Chinese giant salamander can grow to be 6 feet (1.8 m) long, making it the largest salamander in the world.

22. Jellyfish, or jellies as scientists call them, are not fish. They have no brain, no heart, and no bones.

23. The Nile crocodile can hold its breath underwater for up to 2 hours while waiting for prey.

24. A human baby has 99 more bones than an adult

25. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body. The largest blood vessel is the aorta, which is just over an inch in diameter.

26. People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance. Interestingly, they also have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependency.

27. If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels. Currently, the most expensive digital camera in the world has 200 megapixels.

28. Your brain accounts for only 2% of your body weight, yet it uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.

29. If uncoiled, the DNA in all of your body’s cells would stretch 10 billion miles, which is long enough to reach from here to Pluto and back.

30. In a lifetime, your brain’s long-term memory can hold up to 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) bits of information.

31. Your heart will pump about 1.5 million barrels of blood during your lifetime. That’s enough to fill 200 train tank cars.

32. The highest recorded body temperature in a human being was a fever of 115.7°F. A fever over 107.5°F is enough to damage the brain and, if untreated, cause death

33. There is no scientific evidence that shaving or waxing will make your hair come back thicker. There are believed to be two reasons that the myth continues to flourish. First, humans just aren’t the best observers. Second, hair often does grow back thicker when people first start to shave, but this isn’t caused by shaving. When an adolescent boy shaves his mustache for the first time, it’s likely to grow back thicker. This isn’t because shaving caused this; it’s because the hormonal changes in his body (which occur regardless of shaving) are encouraging new and thicker facial hair growth.

34. Without your pinky finger, you would lose about 50% of your hand strength. While the index and middle fingers function with the thumb in pinching and grabbing, it’s the pinkie that teams up with the ring finger to provide grip power.

35. The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It receives oxygen directly from the air.

36. Muscle comes from the Latin “musculus.” Musculus means “little mouse,” and this was used to describe muscles because biceps were thought to look like mice.

37. When telling a lie, people blink less frequently than normal. After the lie is told, they speed up to around eight times faster than usual.

38. More than 3% of people are born with phonagnosia: they can’t recognize the voices of familiar people. People suffering from phonagnosia do not suffer from aphasia (an inability to comprehend and formulate language), which suggests that separate areas of the brain govern linguistic comprehension and voice recognition.

39. The human heart is approximately equal in size to that of a person’s fist. An adult’s heart weights 220-260 grams.

40. At birth, there are 14 billion cells in the human brain. This number does not increase throughout a person’s lifetime. After 25 years, the number of cells falls by 100,000 every day. About 70 cells die in the minute it takes you to read a page in a book. After 40 years, the decline of the brain accelerates sharply, and after 50 years neurons (that is, nerve cells) shrink and the brain gets smaller.

41. A strong cough forces air out of the airways at speeds up to 620 mph, which is almost as fast as the speed of sound.

42. We can’t digest grass because our bodies don’t have what it takes to break down the cellulose found in the plant. Grass also contains a lot of silica, an abrasive that quickly wears down teeth, so your dentist wouldn’t be thrilled about a grass diet. Grazing animals have teeth that continually grow to replace worn tooth surfaces.

43. Bones are about 5 times stronger than steel.

44. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

45. If a man never cut his beard, by the time he dies it would be 30 feet long.

46. Psychology is the brain trying to comprehend itself.

47. Lighters were invented before matches.

48. In the morning, a person is about 8 millimeters taller than in the evening

49.It takes a photon, on average, 200,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, then just a little over 8 minutes from the Sun’s surface to your eyeball

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