the list of hundred random facts - did you know

Hundred random and weird facts

 

  • The sound we hear when we receive a new text message acts as a dopamine cue and can cause us to feel like we’re addicted to texting.
  • According to a study, men experience an IQ dip of 15 points while multitasking, while women experience a five-point drop in IQ.
  • People who are curious about science often engage with information that runs counter to their politics, making them more open-minded.
  • If you get a phone call asking,”Can you hear me?” don’t say yes—the scammer on the other end will use that “yes” to affirm purchases.
  • Men are more likely to have sons if they have more brothers and are more likely to have daughters if they have more sisters.
  • People generally read 25% slower on a computer screen in comparison with a printed page, according to a study.
  • Humor is associated with intelligence and honesty – This is why women tend to be more attracted to men with a sense of humor.
  • All of the American flags on the Moon are still standing, but they have turned white from exposure to the Sun.
  • Beast from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has the head of a buffalo, body of a bear, mane of a lion, tusks of a boar, with the legs of a wolf.
  • Mouse sperm is larger than elephant sperm.
  • The brain treats rejection(breakup) like physical pain.
  • Soda is so corrosive that without a liner, the liquid would eat through the aluminum can after three days.
  • If your name is easy to pronounce, people will favor you more.
  • Santa Claus is a Canadian Citizen, according to the Canadian federal government.
  • The calling code for a number in Russia is 007.
  • Girls who have high trust with their fathers, also tend to have high trust with their boyfriends. s
  • The Curiosity Mars Rover sings “Happy Birthday” to it’s self every year on August 5th, the day it landed on Mars.
  • Walking around with no true destination is called “mopery.”
  • Sir Isaac Newton dropped out of school at an early age to help out with the family farm.
  • Globally, women earn $13 trillion but spend $20 trillion every year.
  • Apple sometimes makes their employees work on fake projects until they can be trusted.
  • Lamborghini cars were invented when the Lamborghini tractor company was insulted by the creator of Ferrari.
  • The dot on top of the letters “i” and “j” is called a tittle – The cross on top of a “t” is called a tattle.
  • A puma, cougar and mountain lion are all the same exact animal.
  • Most smart students don’t help struggling students.
  • 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of their delivery.
  • Couples who use pronouns like “we,” “our,” and “us” solve conflicts better than those who use “I,” “me,” and “you.”
  • Not only are certain humans allergic to cats, it’s possible for certain cats to be allergic to humans.
  • People who conceal big secrets are more likely to suffer headaches, back pain, and nausea.
  • Singing during your morning shower can actually help boost immunity and improve your mood, helping you have a better day.
  • If the world was scaled down to 100 people, 48 would live on less than $2 per day.
  • To avoid bad bacteria in the shower, you should let it run for a while before you get in.
  • The world’s shortest horror story is only two sentences long: “The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock at the door.”
  • 60,000 plastic bags are used in the U.S. every five seconds.
  • If you still feel tired after a good night’s sleep, you’re probably dehydrated. Drink some water after you wake up.
  • China has 64 million vacant homes, including entire cities that are empty.
  • “Billie Jean” was about a girl who climbed over Michael Jackson’s wall one morning and accused him of being the father of one of her twins.
  • Unborn babies drink their own urine.
  • Sitting straight upright in your chair is bad for your back. You should slouch at an angle of 135 degrees instead.
  • You are 60 times safer in a city bus than in a car in the U.S.
  • 1.7 billion servings of Coca-Cola are sold every day.
  • The sun is 400 times larger than the moon but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the same size in the sky.
  • Jupiter can have a triple eclipse, in which three moons cast shadows on the planet simultaneously.
  • People who drink several cups of coffee a day are the least likely to become diabetic.
  • Forty is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order.
  • 40% of the world’s land is in 6 countries.
  • Your music preferences can determine how smart or dumb you are.
  • The company “Nike” was originally going to be called “Dimension 6.”
  • If you bought $100 worth of Bitcoin 7 years ago, you’d be sitting on $73 million right now.
  • Approximately 100 billion people have lived on earth.
  • Supermarkets hide dairy products and other essentials on the back wall so you have to go through the whole store to get to them.
  • Space is black because the universe is constantly expanding — the only nearby source of light is the Sun.
  • If you’ve got an itch in your throat, scratch your ear.
  • “Death by powerpoint” is a term relating to the intense boredom/hatred of useless powerpoint presentations.
  • NASA used computer-calculated mathematics for the first time in 1962 — before that, they did all their math by hand.
  • When you walk into a room and you forget why you walked in there in the first place is the phenomenon known as “event boundary.”
  • The Sun makes a full rotation once every 25-35 days.
  • If you heated the head of a pin to the temperature of the center of the Sun, it will kill anyone within 1,000 miles of it.
  • The sun makes up 99% of our solar system’s mass.
  • Researchers have found that the average person will form about 400 friendships during a lifetime, but only 33 will last.
  • An unborn baby can taste what it’s mother is eating and develop a preference for the foods that she eats.
  • “Going to your happy place” reduces operative pain.
  • We change our voice when we talk to people we like.
  • Night vision goggles are green because the human eye can tell difference between more shades of green than any other color.
  • Pirates wore eye patches to have one eye adjusted for the top deck and the other already adjusted for the darkness when going below deck.
  • Babies can typically start making simple jokes at 9 months of age.
  • Michael Jackson was so desperate to play the role of Spiderman in the movie that in the 1990s he tried to buy Marvel Comics.
  • Men and women have the exact same hormones — the differences lie in the hormone levels and patterns.
  • Girls outperform boys in educational achievement in 70% of the world.
  • It can take 200 years for a human to count to 7 billion out loud.
  • Reading can make you more empathetic and open to new experiences.
  • Listening to information while sleeping can allow you to remember it better.
  • Relationships are stronger and tend to last longer when both people are afraid of losing one another
  • An elephant can smell water up to 3 miles away.
  • People who feel depressed in the winter and happier in the summer are said to suffer from “Seasonal Affective Disorder.”
  • On average, 27,000 trees are chopped down every day just to make toilet paper.
  • London has the most billionaires of any city in the world.
  • If your definition of “famous” is “notable enough to have a Wikipedia page,” then one out of every 10,000 people on Earth today are famous.
  • When a black hole consumes a star, it belches out huge “spitballs” of gas that weigh as much as several Jupiters.
  • File-sharing is an official religion in Sweden.
  • Your reflection in a spoon is upside-down because the photons bounce off the concave surface differently than a flat one.
  • “Game of Thrones” has the same production budget as “Friends” – $10 million an episode.
  • The surface area of a cat, including all the fur, is roughly equivalent to the surface area of a Ping-Pong table.
  • Scientists claim that chins have no use and humans have prominent chins as a side effect of the rest of the face evolving to be smaller.
  • North Korea is the world’s only necrocracy—the only government that still operates under the rules of a former, dead leader.
  • Your face turns red when you’re angry because your heart is beating faster to send more blood to your muscles, preparing you for a fight.
  • George Washington preferred not to shake the hands of visitors. He would bow instead.
  • Ice cubes look white due to oxygen and other impurities. If the water is boiled before it’s frozen, the resulting ice cubes will be clear.
  • Netflix was founded on August 29th, 1997 – Nearly 20 years ago.
  • Inside your belly button are thousands of bacteria that form an ecosystem the size of a rainforest.
  • Ironically, more energy is used to manufacture a hybrid than a traditional car, which results in greater amounts of air pollution.
  • The giraffe has the highest blood pressure in the animal world because its heart must pump hard against gravity to reach its head.
  • NASA has two satellites named Tom and Jerry that chase each other, measuring gravitational anomalies in the distance between them.
  • Stomach rumblings are caused by air moving through your digestive tract and doesn’t always mean you are hungry.
  • “Dammit I’m Mad” is a palindrome and can be read the same way when spelled backwards.
  • A thin mirror tends to bend under its own weight and distort reflections, so if you want to know how you really look, get a thick mirror.
  • It takes 9 hours, 36 minutes, and 10 seconds to reach the 1,048,576th row of an Excel spreadsheet by perpetually pressing the down arrow.
  • The more a child practices an instrument, the better they are at paying attention, managing anxiety, and controlling their emotions.
  • Human muscles are limited by our brain – we actually have the strength to move cars and boulders.
  • The human brain can read up to 1,000 words per minute