39 Facts About Your World That Are Guaranteed To Catch You Off-Guard

Avatar EWAO | January 17, 2018

The Wi-Fi made our world connected, and now any information you want to know is literally at your fingertips. But, in reality, there are countless mysteries in the world unsolved. Here you will find 39 worldly facts that are sure to make even the most intelligent and knowledgeable person wide-eyed with surprise!

  1. To burn one calorie by clicking on a mouse, you would need to click that mouse button 10 million times.
  2. Humans replace their entire outer skin every month.
  3. A typical chocolate bar contains eight insect pieces.
  4. It takes less than $1 of electricity per year to charge a mobile phone.
  5. A strawberry is not a berry. However, a banana is a berry.
  6. France was still executing people by guillotine up until 1977.
  7. More stars exist in the night sky than grains of sand.
  8. Mosquitoes killed more humans than all wars in history.
  9. You’re twice more likely to get killed by a vending machine than a shark.
  10. 1.6 million ants exist to every human being.
  11. The word ‘set’ has the most definitions (464) in the English language.
  12. We use the jaw the most out of all joint in the human body.
  13. On average, by the ends of one's life that person would have walked the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  14. The naked mole rat can live with almost no oxygen, and it's immune to cancer.
  15. Starfish are not fish (they’re sea urchins) and killer whales are not whales (they’re dolphins).
  16. The technology in one Gameboy exceeds all the computing power used to put man on the moon.
  17. Dolphins call each other by name.
  18. The blue whale's mouth can hold its body weight in water.
  19. One piece of space garbage returns to earth every day.
  20. Because of gravity, the theoretical maximum height of a tree is 130 meters.
  21. Honey never spoils, the only food to have this ability.
  22. An average adult contains seven quintillion joules of potential energy (or, 30 hydrogen bombs).
  23. The lighter was invented ten years earlier than the match.
  24. 99% of the earth’s gold is located in its core.
  25. Getting struck by lightning heats skin up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
  26. The three most sold products in human history are the iPhone, Harry Potter books, and Rubik’s Cube.
  27. 99% of the microorganisms that live inside humans are unknown to science.
  28. The Hawaiian alphabet only has twelve letters (A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W).
  29. Whips make a cracking sound because the tip moves faster than the speed of sound, creating a small sonic boom.
  30. The powerful muscle in the human body, proportional to its size, is the tongue.
  31. Charles Darwin was the first person who had the idea to attach wheels to his office chair to move around quickly.
  32. Besides the five senses, you also have proprioception, awareness of the position of your body parts.
  33. To know if a diamond is real or fake, you need to breathe on it because fake ones will fog up while real ones will stay clear.
  34. The Spanish word ‘esposas’ means both ‘handcuffs’ and ‘wives.’
  35. Cockroaches are able to survive for a few weeks without their head. They eventually die of hunger.
  36. When you lose weight or gain weight, your fat cells don’t disappear; they just change in size.
  37. Paper cuts are more painful than typical cuts because the wound almost never bleeds. Instead nerve endings stay open to the air, which feels more irritating.
  38. If you make ice cubes with tap water, they will be white. But if you use boiled water, they will be transparent.
  39. Animals avoid power lines because they are scared of ultraviolet flashes invisible to the human eye.


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