Picture yourself sitting around the dinner table with family and friends, exchanging conversations and stories about one another’s day. Moving to a discussion about the news and some interesting factoids, you are suddenly sharing a wealth of information that no one else has ever heard about.

Fascinated by this incredible information, your friends and family are fixated, lost in the moment, hanging off your every word.

Sound like fun? You can make this a reality, you simply need to dedicate a little bit of time to researching and learning new information each day.

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Here are 24 interesting facts to impress your friends and family:

#1 – The next time that you experience a part of your body ‘falling asleep,’ the simple solution to ‘wake it up’ is by shaking your head.

#2 – Never underestimate the power of the human brain. It possesses the capacity to store 5 times as much information as you can find on Wikipedia!

#3 – Are you a fan of apples? Great news! There are so many different varieties for you to try that if you ate a new apple every day it would take you over 20 years to work your way through the list.

#4 – If you’re looking for a sweet treat, give this one a try. Salting a pineapple will make it become even sweeter.

#5 – Your odds of finding your doppelganger are higher than you think. There are at least 6 people in the world that look exactly like you, and with this many running around, there’s a 9% chance that you will meet one of them in your lifetime.

#6 – Feeling a little warm? It’s no surprise after all the body gives off enough heat over the span of 30 minutes to boil 6 cups of water.

#7 – If you are stuck in a survival situation pay attention to this fact: You can live for weeks without eating, however, you will only survive 11 days without sleeping.

#8 – Interested in what attracts the attention of your friends and family? There are three things that will never fail to attract the attention of the human brain – food, attractive people and danger.

 

#9 – If you’re a proud dog owner, here’s an interesting fact. Did you know you can identify your dog by their nose? The imprint of your dog’s nose is just as unique as a human fingerprint!

#10 – In order to operate our brain requires as much power as a 10-watt light bulb.

#11 – If you are looking to make a great first impression, pay attention to what shoes you are wearing. Shoes are the first thing that people subconsciously notice.

#12 – Feeling a little down? Slap on a smile, experts say that one simple act is a powerful antidepressant.

#13 – Albert Einstein was quoted saying that all human beings would be dead within 4 years if honey bees were to disappear from the Earth.

#14 – The sperm is the smallest cell that can be found in the human body while the ovum egg is actually the largest.

#15 – Looking to save a little money next time you are out buying bedding? Sleeping without a pillow has been found to keep your spine stronger and reduce back pain.

#16 – Hummingbirds are not only beautiful, they are also talented little birds. They are the only species of bird capable of flying backward.

 

#17 – Statistically, those who laugh a lot are in better health than those who don’t.

#18 – Your stomach acid is incredibly powerful. It is even strong enough to dissolve smaller objects like razor blades.

#19 – If you work an office style seated job and need encouragement to get up and moving here it is – If you are seated for more than 11 hours a day, there is a 50% chance that you will die within the next 3 years.

#20 – Looking for a solution for the smell coming out of your gym bag? Try placing dry tea bags in the bag or in your smelly shoes, they will absorb the odor.

#21 – Time to get up and moving! Inactivity and laziness have been found to kill as many people as smoking.

#22 – Many people claim that gambling is evil, but here’s a fact to support that claim. If you add up all the numbers on the casino roulette wheel they will total 666 – the devil’s number.

#23 – If you’re looking to identify where you get your size from, experts say that your height is determined by your father’s genetics while your weight comes from your mother.

#24 – Pay attention next time you are eating to see just how true this fact is for you: You are most likely to chew on the same side as your dominant hand.

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