The world is an interesting place.
There are so many things that we don’t know. Even if science has taken huge steps to understand what the world and this galaxy holds, there are still many questions that are left unanswered. Our world is a giant mystery and we are always one day closer to discovering it. However, in the meantime, we can learn a few things. That is why we have compiled some of the most interesting facts for our viewers to read about.
From tortoises that may be older than humanity to our brain playing games on us, there is always something new a person can learn. After all, it is always a good thing to learn at least one new thing before the day ends. If we don’t try to expand our horizons, we will just get stuck in one place and wouldn’t be able to prosper. So just scroll below to take a look. Most of these facts might not help you in daily life.
But everyone loves that person who spouts weird facts at a party, right?
#1 Prankster brain.
When you dream, one part of your brain is making up the story, and another part is experiencing those events and is genuinely surprised by all the twists in the plot.
#2 A very old tortoise.
2006, which doesn’t feel THAT long ago, saw the death of two colossally old tortoises. The first, Harriet, was reportedly collected by Charles Darwin when he visited the Galápagos on the HMS Beagle. She belonged to Steve Irwin at the time of her death. Charles Darwin and Steve Irwin shared a “pet.” Estimated to have lived 176 years.
The second, Adwaita, was born before the United States declared its independence from England. Think of it: just 14 years ago, there was a land creature alive that was older than our country. Just incredible.
#3 Every human on the planet.
November 2, 2000, was the last time all humans were on the planet together. Since then at least one person has remained on the international space station.
#4 A good year for humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank were born in the same year.
Also, that same year, Betty White was already 7 years old.
#5 Oldest tree in the world.
The oldest living tree in the world methuselah is 4851 years old.
#6 The Oxford University.
That the Oxford Univeristy is older than the Aztec Empire.
#7 The loudest noise ever heard.
The sound made by the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people 40 miles away, traveled around the world four times, and was clearly heard 3,000 miles away. That’s like you standing in New York and hearing a sound from San Francisco.
#8 How time travel works.
If time travel were possible, you would need a time-and-space-machine to survive the trip, otherwise, when you traveled back in time, the planet would be at a different point in its rotation around the sun and our solar system would be at a different point in space as it rotates, which means you’d travel back in time and be in an empty part of space.
#9 International space station.
The International Space station is closer to the earth than San Francisco is to L.A.
#10 Cold temperatures.
Arctic foxes can survive temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius.
#11 Bubbles underwater.
If an underwater bubble is collapsed by loud sound, light is produced and no one knows why.
#12 Your inner voice.
Some people don’t have an inner monologue like they literally don’t have a voice in their head.
I bet this one will make everyone think whether they have an inner voice or not. After all, it is really easy to get confused and get stuck in your head. However, if you are asking whether you have a voice in your head, then you probably do. It is quite hard to explain but it is not an actual clear voice for many. And usually, you can’t even describe if there is sound, it is just how one processes thoughts.
#13 Impossible odds.
A woman once jumped off the 86th floor of the Empire State Building but the wind pushed her back and she fell on a ledge on the 85th floor. She survived.
#14 All the colors in the world.
The fact that nobody knows that if we all see colours the same way.
#15 Music haters.
That there are people in the world who don’t like music. Not one specific type, but music as a whole.
That both blows my mind and disturbs me.
#16 Teddy Roosevelt.
I still can’t get over the fact that Teddy Roosevelt got shot and continued to give a three-hour speech.
#17 Ant’s life span.
Ant biologists still don’t know the maximum life span of most ant queens. They just live too long to keep track, and they’re not too easy to keep in captivity. The longest one on record is like 30 years old, and there could easily be species that live longer than that.
#18 Termite mounds.
There is a termite colony in the Amazon Rain Forest that is the size of Great Britain and is almost 4,000 years old. There are also hundreds of millions of termite mounds.
#19 Zombie protocol.
The U.S government has an official for a Zombie apocalypse. CONPLAN 8888 also known as Counter-Zombie Dominance was written in 2011. And just in case you think it’s weird bureaucratic humor, the first line reads, ‘This plan was not actually designed as a joke.’
#20 A neutron star.
A neutron star is so dense that a teaspoon of material from one would weigh around 10 million tons.
That the biggest bacteria species known, Thiomargarita namibiensis, can have a maximum diameter of 0.7 millimeters, which is big enough for you to see it without a microscope. That’s insane if you consider that your average bacteria species has a diameter of 0.001 millimeters.
#22 How the brain works.
The way the human brain works. These cells that are powered by tiny jolts of electricity are collectively having conscious thoughts, coming up with morals and empathy, and every human behavior.
#23 The neutrinos.
The Neutrinos have mass and every second of every day about a billion of them are going through every square inch of your body – but the space between your atoms is so huge there’s pretty much a 0% chance they will ever hit you.
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