Interesting Facts of the World

20 Interesting Facts

They say that ‘knowledge has a beginning but no end’ this is very true and soon you too will agree with this after reading these astonishing and unheard facts. Read them all and test your knowledge, how many of these facts did you already know?

  1. Snakes can literally eat so much that they can explode, proof of that was found in the body of a 13-foot python when it tried to snack on a 6-foot alligator. Yes foodies, we have found your spirit animal.
  2. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground, it will be unable to hop.
  3. During 2015, more deaths occurred through injuries caused by taking selfies than by shark attacks.
  4. You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
  5. Any idea who were the first passengers on a hot air balloon? This honor was bestowed on a duck, a sheep, and a rooster.
  6. Hitler’s mother had considered abortion, but the doctor had persuaded her to keep the baby.

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                                         Hitler’s Mother, Klara Hitler
  7. Nutella was created during World War 2 when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts with chocolate in order to increase his ration.
  8. Australia has over 10,000 beaches, so you can visit a new beach every day for 27 years!
  9. At average, the human nose can remember up to 50,000 different scents
  10. The name for the shape of Pringles is called ‘hyperbolic paraboloid.’
  11. Strawberries can also be white or yellow and because of their color, their taste changes as well and some might actually taste like pineapples.
  12. The University of Minnesota is older than the state of Minnesota itself.
  13. Ever wondered why people don’t sneeze in their sleep? This is because their brain shuts down this reflex.
  14. George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.

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    .                                            W.Bush Cheerleading
  15. Due to the moist and humid conditions, a sloth lives in, moss and other similar plants would grow in its hair. This paired with the fact that they have poor eyesight often leads to sloths grabbing their own arm, thinking that it is a branch and falling to their death.
  16. This one is for the tea-lovers; did you know that the ‘tea bag’ was an accidental invention? In 1908, a tea merchant named Thomas Sullivan sold his tea samples in silken bags, the customers did not understand that they were samples and dunked them soon Sullivan got more orders for his ‘tea bags.’
  17. The word students and teachers use so commonly today, the deadline has a history behind it. During the American Civil War, prisoners would have lines drawn around them in the dirt and if they crossed that line, they would be executed by the guards. Soon both, prisoners and guards, came to call this line the ‘deadline.’ 
  18. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown around the world. It would take you more than 20 years to try them all if you ate one a day!
  19. It is estimated that in the Amazon Rainforest, there are 20-40 million different species of animals along with 40,000 species of plants.
  20. Ironically, the word ‘oxymoron’ itself is an oxymoron. In Ancient Greek the word ‘oxy’ means ‘sharp’ and ‘moros’ means ‘stupid.’