Regardless of whether we’re young or old, the world in which we live is full of incredible things and phenomena of which we’ve yet to learn. That’s how it is, how it’s always been, and how it always will be. One simply can’t know everything.
1 – There’s an almost 100% probability that the glass from which you drink contains at least one molecule of water that once passed through the body of a dinosaur.
2- The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backward.
3- The bacteria living in your body outnumber the cells of which they are composed by 10 times.
4- The fingerprints of a koala bear are indistinguishable from the fingerprints of a human, even when studied under an electron microscope.
5- Three Kidneys
When you have a kidney transplant, your original kidneys are left in the body and the transplant kidney is surgically attached lower in your body in the pelvis. So, you have three kidneys after the surgery. This is done because removing a kidney is dangerous so if there’s no reason no to remove the old ones then they don’t.
6- The Only Plant You Can Hear
You can hear rhubarb grow when it’s grown in the dark by candlelight.
7- Whiners Get Placebos
In a 2008 study, nearly 50% of Chicago area doctors admitted they had given their patients placebos for their symptoms at some point, mostly because their patients were freaking out over nothing.
8- Cans Pre-Date Can Openers
The can opener was invented long after food was already available in cans. Canned food first appeared in the late 1700s while the can opener wasn’t invented until 1855. The one that’s actually in your home and that you likely used wasn’t invented until the 1980s. Before the can openers invention people a chisel and a hammer to open cans.
9- Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.
10- The Most Dangerous Tigress Ever
The most deadly to humans tiger to ever live was a female Bengal Tiger known as the Champawat Tigress who lived in Nepal and India in the late 19th and early 20th century. All told, she killed 436 people. She was shot in 1907 by a British hunter after she had killed a 16-year-old girl. Upon examination of her teeth it was found that half of her canine teeth were broken which had likely kept her from pursuing her natural prey and pushed her towards hunting humans.
11- Hippo milk is pink.
12- Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.
13- The heart of a blue whale is so big, a human can swim through the arteries.
14- Mammoths went extinct 1,000 years after the Egyptians finished building the Great Pyramid.
15- Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
16- The difference in time between when Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus lived is greater than the difference in time between Tyrannosaurus Rex and now.
17- Honey is the only food that never goes bad. And by that we don’t mean that you can safely keep it for a year or two. What we mean is you can keep it forever!
18- An octopus has three hearts.
19- this is what sand looks like under a microscope:
20-If a piece of paper were folded 42 times, it would reach to the moon.
21- If you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a book down, it would take 42 minutes to reach the bottom.
22- Peanuts are not nuts. They grow in the ground, so they are legumes.
23- Earthworms have five hearts.
24- A day on Venus lasts longer than a Venusian year.
25- On Saturn’s moon Titan, the gravity is so low and the atmosphere is so dense that if you had small wings in place of hands you could fly.
26- 14 years before the maiden voyage of the Titanic, a novel was written about a ship of the same name sinking under similar circumstances.
27- Neil Armstrong had to fill out an immigration form when he returned to United States soil from the Moon
28- French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
29- An in-depth exploration of almost any Wikipedia article’s cross-references and links sooner or later brings you to the subject of Philosophy.
30- If we were capable of hearing noises lower than 20Hz, we would be able to hear our own muscles contracting.
31- One of 10 Icelanders will author and publish a book at least once in his or her lifetime.
32- 99% of the energy used by a microwave is consumed in standby mode and not during heating.
33- The flag of Norway incorporates the flags of six other countries: Indonesia, Finland, the Netherlands, Thailand, Poland, and France