Did You Know : Random Facts

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  1. Women blink twice as often as men
  2. Flamingos get their distinctive color from the foods they eat
  3. 70% of red meat eaten worldwide is goat meat
  4. US tap water costs 250 – 10,000 times less than bottled water
  5. The iPad 2 would have been the world’s fastest computer in 1994
  6. Only 20% of Americans have passports
  7. The total weight of all ants in the world is about the same as the weight of all the world’s humans
  8. Only three countries have not officially adopted the metric system (United States of America, Liberia, and Myanmar)
  9. 8 of the 10 costliest disasters in US history have been caused by hurricanes
  10. The world consumes about 2 liters of oil per person per day
  11. Black cats are considered bad luck in the US but good luck in Japan
  12. Butterflies taste with their feet
  13. Lightning strikes Earth about 8 million times a day
  14. Whether you walk or run, you burn about 100 calories per mile (or 60 calories per km)
  15. Dolphins sleep with one eye open
  16. Humans are born with 300 bones but since many fuse together, adults only have 206 bones
  17. Turtles can breathe through their rear-ends
  18. A flea can jump about 130 times its height. That’s like a human jumping over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis
  19. Australia’s fluctuating kangaroo population sometimes outnumbers its human population more than 2-to-1
  20. About 11% of Earth’s land surface is used to grow crops
  21. The brain is only about 2% of a person’s body mass but requires about 20% of its oxygen and calories
  22. Bullfrogs do not sleep
  23. China produces more pigs than all other countries combined
  24. About 97% of the water on Earth is undrinkable
  25. Vanilla makes up almost 1/3 of the world’s ice cream sales
  26. The diameter of the moon is less than the distance from Los Angeles to New York
  27. People don’t sneeze when they’re asleep
  28. Only about 10% of the world’s population lives in the Southern Hemisphere
  29. Almost half of the people in Manhattan live alone
  30. A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes at least twenty minutes to stop
  31. The Eiffel Towers gets about 6 inches (15cm) taller in the heat of summer
  32. A pineapple isn’t a single fruit – it’s a group of berries that have fused together
  33. There are more chickens than people in the world
  34. The hair on a polar bear isn’t white, it’s transparent

 

The gambler’s fallacy, also known as the Monte Carlo fallacy

monte carlo roulette
On August 18, 1913, at the casino in Monte Carlo, black came up a record twenty-six times in successionin roulette. There was a near-panicky rush to bet on red, beginning about the time black had come up a phenomenal fifteen times. In application of the maturity of the chances doctrine, players doubled and tripled their stakes, this doctrine leading them to believe after black came up the twentieth time that there was not a chance in a million of another repeat. In the end the unusual run enriched the Casino by some millions of francs.

Shortest scary stories which will scare the hell out of you

Check out these 10 short and scary stories.

1. Wife screams at her funeral

2. Just saw my reflection blink

3. We lost internet access. Forever

4. Hard drive failed, no backups

5. WhatsApp chat shared on Facebook

6. You awoke suddenly, buried alive

7. Alone in bed. Blanket shifts

8. Last person alive, hears knocking

9. Someone enjoys watching you sleep

10. Locked door opens by itself
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