25 Random Facts You Didn’t Expect To Hear!

INTRODUCTION

We live in a world full of interesting and some mind-blowing facts! Did you know that cows moo in different accents and oranges were originally green? So, here are 25 random facts that you didn’t expect to hear.

FACTS

25. According to scientists from Brown University, the human brain remains half-awake when sleeping in a new environment for the first time. Our brain is in survival mode when we sleep in a new place.

Fig: Human Brain

24. 7-Up was originally called Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda. It contained lithium citrate up until 1950.

Fig: 7 up

23. The human eye is so sensitive that on a clear, moonless night a person standing on a mountain peak can see a match being struck as far as 50 miles away.

Fig: Human Eye

22. We weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead. This is because the moon is attracting us and the gravitational force of the Moon reduces the gravitational force of Earth a little.

Fig: Moon

21. Chocolates can kill a dog. Theobromine is a bitter alkaloid of the cocoa plant found in chocolate. Although harmless to humans, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, and even death in animals that digest theobromine slowly, such as dogs.

Fig: Chocolate or Cocoa

20. Flamingo milk is red in color. It is due to a pigment called canthaxanthin. They store it in their liver. This pigment is deposited in their feathers when they grow. Male flamingos can produce milk too as they have the hormone prolactin just like females.

Fig: Red Milk

19.  Diamonds can be billions of years old. Because diamonds are so old and grow very slowly, they are perfect to learn more about the history of the Earth.

Fig: Diamond

18. Every 14 days a language dies. As many as half of the world’s 7,000 languages are expected to be extinct by the end of this century as communities abandon native tongues in favor of English, Mandarin, or Spanish.

Fig: Language

17. According to psychology professors at Iowa State University, surgeons who play video games make fewer mistakes during surgery. The study said, “video games can improve fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, visual attention, depth perception, and computer competency”.

Fig: Video Game

16. The giant Pacific Octopus has 3 hearts, 9 brains, and blue blood.

Fig: Octopus

15. What’s the time? It is one of the most frequently asked questions. It’s no surprise that the word ‘time’ is the most commonly used noun in English.

Fig: Time

14. The Eiffel Tower is taller in summer than in winter. This is because it is made of iron and iron expands in heat and contracts in the cold. In summer, the tower grows nearly 6 inches.

Fig: Eiffel Tower

13. The human brain takes in 11 million bits of information every second from the environment. But the conscious mind is able to process only 50 bits per second.

Fig: Human Brain

12. Arabic words are written right to left, but Arabic numbers left to right. So, it’s a little tricky to read sentences with numbers.

Fig: Arabic Language

11. A photon of light takes only eight minutes to get to the Earth from the surface of the Sun. But it can take 100,000 years from the core of the Sun to get to the surface.

Fig: Photon

10. Crows in Japan have been found to place nuts on the road to break open their tough shells by the moving vehicles. They even know to wait for the red light of traffic signals to retrieve the nuts. Now, that’s smart.

Fig: Crow

9. Sharks have been on earth longer than trees have. Trees didn’t appear on earth until the late Devonian period, some 360 million years ago. Sharks have been around for at least 400 million years.

Fig: Sharks

8. Bees can see ultraviolet light. UV allows them to see vein-like patterns in a flower. It is like a map that allows them to locate their treasure, nectar.

Fig: Bee

7. Turritopsis dohrnii is a jellyfish that can live forever. After the adult form has reproduced, they transform themselves back into their juvenile polyp state. They can do this over and over again. This is the only known immortal creature.

Fig: Jelly Fish

6. Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen volcano spews out blue lava. This phenomenon is caused when the volcano’s sulfuric gases come into contact with the air temperature above 360 degrees Celsius.

Fig: Volcano

5. According to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, chewing gum while studying makes you get better at math. Students who chewed gum showed a 3% increase in standardized math scores and their final grades were better compared to those who didn’t chew gum. This could be because chewing gum reduces stress, which leads to better concentration and focus.

Fig: Chewing Gum

4. Nepal’s flag is triangular. It is the only country that does not have a rectangular national flag.

Fig: Nepal Flag

3. The center of the galaxy tastes like raspberries. In 2009, astronomers were able to identify a chemical called ethyl formate at the center of the Milky Way. Ethyl formate is responsible for the flavor of raspberries.

Fig: Galaxy

2. In 1915, Charlie Chaplin entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest in San Francisco. Not only did he not win, he failed even to make the final. There were a total of 40 participants and he won the 27th position.

Fig: Charlie Chaplin

1. Honey is the only food that truly lasts forever. Honey may change color or crystallize over time, but you can still use it.  Thanks to its magical chemistry and the handiwork of bees.

Fig: Honey

CONCLUSION

These were same short random facts that might have amazed you. Let us know in the comments which facts you found the most astonishing!


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