22 Amazing Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know

By August 4, 2018 Science

There are a lot of things in this world that we know but there is even more that we don’t know. I come across astonishing facts just about every day.

While you might not think much about these things they are good to know. This world is a very strange place and sometimes a lot of things end up being quite unexpected. The facts below will both be educative and entertaining, to say the least. Which ones were you already aware of?

22 Amazing Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know:

1. We all have different tongue prints.

Just like we all have different fingerprints we also have our own tongue prints. Have you ever noticed the up close ridges in your tongue? Those are like no one else’s.

2. Most broken clocks are right two times every day.

This is something that makes a lot of sense when you think about it. As long as the hands are in place the clock will be correct at least twice each day. With that being said, if the hands are no longer present it’s never correct.

3.  There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name ‘Q.’

Yes, Q is the only letter not present in any US state name. If you don’t believe me take a look. Have you found a state with the letter Q in its name yet?

4. The first thing people tend to notice is your shoes.

While you might not think about your shoes as often as you should they really are something most people notice. When we first meet someone we notice their appearance quite prominently. Their shoes, hair, and eyes are often the first things we really take in.

5. You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.

Give it a try, I can’t do it and neither can anyone I’ve ever met. Sure, it sounds simple enough but it isn’t. See what I mean?

6. Right-handed people usually chew food on their right side.

If you are right-handed you know this to be true. You don’t chew on your left side much at all unless you’re thinking about it, right? This is also true for me.

7. People who laugh more tend to be in better health than those who do not laugh much.

Laughter is one of the best medicines. The more we laugh the better health we are going to be in. Laughing more is beneficial to us all.

8. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

When you think about it this one makes a lot of sense because of how similar we are to gorillas genetically. While you might not see very many if any gorillas taking human birth control it will work on them. Isn’t that interesting?

9. Cooked earthworms taste like fried bacon.

Don’t believe me? Feel free to try one for yourself. Many say cooked earthworms are the same as fried bacon.

10. We inherit our height from our mothers.

Don’t get me wrong, we’re not always going to be the same height as our mothers but a lot of our height-related genes do come from her side of things. Who do you think you take after in this aspect, your mother or father?

11. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

Outside of water when we hold our breath we end up passing out. Once this happens our bodies begin working for us and thus breathing for us. You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

12. Birds don’t urinate.

Birds just kind of doing everything at one time and don’t urinate separately. Their poop is also their pee. I know, it’s gross.

13. Mountain lions can whistle.

If you’ve never heard this sound you are very lucky. Mountain lions in general sound terrifying but their whistles are quite shocking in many ways. Look them up in YouTube, your mind will be blown.

14. Elephants can’t jump.

Elephants don’t have the spring in their step that they would need to push off the ground to be able to jump. They have to protect themselves in other ways. While you might have seen elephants jump in cartoons that would not be possible in real life.

15. Cockroaches can live for at least one weeks with their heads cut off.

This is something a lot of people know but many don’t. It is both disturbing and astonishing. This is due to their open circulatory system.

16. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.

Yes, before coloring is added to Coca-Cola it is green in color. Chances are you would have never known this without me making it known. Would you drink green Coke?

17. When a male bee climaxes, his testicles explode and he dies.

What a sex life, am I right? The male honey bee does not make it far after ejaculating. He, for the most part, dies on the spot.

18. There are more fake flamingos than real flamingos.

Fake flamingos are something widely manufactured. There are millions and millions of fake flamingos in the world and not anywhere near as many actual flamingos. How many real flamingos have you seen in comparison to the plastic ones? Exactly!

19. People could fit inside the arteries of a Blue Whales heart.

Blue whales are enormous and this just proves how truly gigantic they are. Yes, small children could literally swim through their arteries. Isn’t that fascinating?

20. Lighters were invented before matches.

While you would assume matches came before lighters you would be wrong. Lighters were around long before matches were thought of. Isn’t that mindblowing?

21. Vending machines kill 4 times more people than sharks do.

Sharks really don’t kill anywhere near as many people as most think that they do. Vending machines are much more deadly. Yes, I am being serious.

22. The banana is a berry.

Yes, the banana is a berry. So is the tomato and the kiwi when you really break things down. All are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit.

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