73 Amazing Facts That Will Surprise Even the Most Intelligent Person


If you don’t know it, you Google it. Today we have all information at our fingertips. Literally. But apparently Google and other sites do not know everything. In real life there are still endless  mysteries in the world that humans can’t solve nor explain. So here you are – keep reading. We have compiled 39 worldly facts that are sure to make even the most intelligent and knowledgeable person wide-eyed and surprised!

Did you know that……

  1. A strawberry is nota berry, but a banana is a berry
  2. There are on average eight insect pieces in each chocolate bar
  3. Stars in the sky outnumber grains of sand in the world
  4. When a male bee climaxes, their testicles explode then they die.
  5. There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.
  6. There is a garbage swirl in the ocean the size of Texas.
  7. Humans completely replace their outer skin every month
  8. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all wars in history
  9. You’re twice as likely to get killed by a vending machine than a shark
  10. For every human on earth, there is 1.6 million ants
  11. The adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body.
  12. A total of 165,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history, as of 2009.[1] This is roughly equivalent to 5.3 billion troy ounces or, in terms of volume, about 8,500 cubic meters, or a 20.4m cube.
  13. When your mother was born, she was already carrying the egg that would become you.
  14. A tree is the opposite of your lungs. Physically and functionally.
  15. The sun is 400x further from the earth than the moon, but the moon is 400x smaller than the sun.
  16. All the humans on the planet could fit into 1 cubic mile.
  17. Goats have rectangular pupils.
  18. France was still executing people by guillotine up until 1977
  19. The word ‘set’ has the most number of definitions (464) in the English language
  20. In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator
  21. The jaw is the most commonly used joint in the human body
  22. Starfish are not fish (they’re sea urchins) and killer whales are not whales (they’re dolphins)
  23. Dolphins can actually call each other by name
  24. One piece of space junk returns to earth every day
  25. 54 million people alive right now will be dead within 12 months.
  26. You replace every particle in your body every seven years. You are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.
  27. If there was no space between any of its atoms, Earth would be the size of a baseball.
  28. If you put all the earth’s ants in one pile, and all the earth’s humans in another pile, the pile made of ants would be bigger (have more mass).
  29. Penguins will give their mate a pebble as a way of proposing.
  30. Butterflies are cannibals.
  31. The naked mole rat is immune to cancer and can live with almost no oxygen
  32. Due to gravity, the theoretical maximum height of a tree is 130 meters
  33. The mouth of a blue whale can hold its own bodyweight in water
  34. Blue whales heart is the size of a VW Beetle and that you could swim through some of its arteries.
  35. An average adult contains 7 quintillion joules of potential energy (or, 30 hydrogen bombs)
  36. Turtles can breathe out of their butts
  37. A small percentage of static on televisions is actually radioactive resonance from the big bang 13 billion years ago.
  38. It takes a photon, on average, 200,000 years to travel from the core of the Sun to the surface, then just a little over 8 minutes from the Sun’s surface to your eyeball
  39. A pigs orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
  40. Velociraptors were just slightly bigger than chickens.
  41. A pencil has the potential to draw a line 38 miles long.
  42. There is a species of jellyfish that is immortal (turritopsis nutricula).
  43. The technology in one Gameboy exceeds all the computing power used to put man on the moon
  44. 99% of the earth’s gold is located in its core
  45. Getting struck by lightening heats skin up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit
  46. Honey is the only food that does not spoil
  47. The Hawaiian alphabet only has twelve letters (A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W)
  48. The lighter was invented ten years earlier than the match
  49. The strongest muscle in the human body (proportional to its size) is the tongue
  50. Whips make a cracking sound because the tip actually moves faster than the speed of sound, creating a small sonic boom
  51. Charles Darwin was the first person who thought of attaching wheels to his office chair to move around more quickly
  52. To tell the difference between a real diamond from a fake one, breathe on it; fake ones will fog up while real ones will stay clear
  53. The 3 most sold products in human history are the iPhone, Harry Potter books, and Rubik’s Cube
  54. A cockroach can live a few weeks without its head, before eventually dying of hunger.
  55. Besides the 5 senses, you also have proprioception, awareness of the position of your body parts
  56. Lighters were invented before matches.
  57. If a man never cut his beard, by the time he dies it would be 30 feet long.
  58. You have 0.5% chance of being related to Genghis Khan.
  59. Napoleon was not unusually short. The French inch was longer than the British inch, so while he was thought to be 5’2″ by most of the world, in reality he was closer to 5’7″, an average height for a Frenchman.
  60. If you keep going North, you will eventually go South. If you keep going East, you will never go West.
  61. A Mosquito has 47 teeth.
  62. The Spanish word ‘esposas’ means both ‘handcuffs’ and ‘wives’
  63. When you gain or lose weight, your fat cells don’t disappear — they simply change in size
  64. 99% of the microbes that live inside humans are unknown to science
  65. Paper cuts are more painful than regular cuts because such a wound almost never bleeds; instead, nerve endings stay open to the air which irritates them
  66. If you wanted to burn 1 calorie by clicking on a mouse, you would need to click a mouse button 10 million times
  67. There are more atoms in a single glass of water, than glasses of water in all the oceans of the Earth.
  68. Half of all humans who have ever lived, died from malaria.
  69. Alcohol is considered a performance-enhancing drug in competitive shooting competitions.
  70. Once Charlie Chaplin entered a contest for “Charlie Chaplin look-alikes” and he came in third.
  71. If you make ice cubes with tap water, they will be white; if you use boiled water, they will be transparent
  72. It takes such little electricity to charge your phone that if you calculated the yearly cost of it, it would be less than $1
  73. Animals avoid power lines because they are scared of ultraviolet flashes invisible to the human eye

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