Top 10 Amazing Facts of The World:
Fact: About 68% of people experience “phantom vibration syndrome”, where they think that their phone is buzzing in their pocket.
Fact: A lego brick can withstand 950 pounds of force before breaking.
Fact: The word “dude” first appeared in the 19th century to describe young men who were way too engrossed in the task of being fashionable.
Fact: Michael Nicholson from Michigan is the most credentialed person in the history. He has 1 bachelor’s degree, 2 associate’s degrees, 22 master’s degrees, 3 specialist degrees & 1 doctoral degree.
Fact: Genetic memories can transmit specific sets of fears, ideas, and knowledge to descendants.
Fact: After running late to a class, George Dantzig copied down 2 problems he thought were homework & solved them. The 2 problems were in fact 2 famous unsolved problems in statistics, which later earned him his doctorate.
Fact: In 1847, Robert Liston amputated a man’s leg in 2.5 minutes. The operation was so quick that he amputated the fingers of his assistant as well. Both later died from gangrene, and a spectator reportedly dropped dead from fright. This is the only known operation with a 300% mortality rate.
Fact: Study reveals that babies learn the accent in which their mothers talk and then try to emulate her accent while they cry.
Fact: The ‘Sator Square’, first found in the ruins of Pompeii, is a word square containing 5 Latin palindromes. Each word that is carved into it can be read top to bottom, bottom to top, left to right & right to left.
Fact: The ‘Wright Brothers’ only flew together once. Their father was always terrified of losing them both in an airplane accident, so they promised him that they would never fly together.
Fact: ‘Jamais Vu’ is the phenomenon of experiencing a situation that feels very unfamiliar, even though it’s something you should recognize.
Fact: Most mammals, from elephants to shrews, live for the same number of heartbeats, about 1.5 million, before dying.
Fact: When wolves howl together, they harmonize rather than sing on one note to give the illusion of greater numbers.
Fact: Sniffer bees & wasps have been trained to detect illegal drugs & explosives. Their ability to do so rivals sniffer dogs.
Fact: A typo prevented hackers of stealing US$1 billion in 2016. They misspelled “foundation” as “fandation” in a wire transfer request, prompting bank authorities to investigate.
Fact: ‘Turophobia’ is the fear of cheese.
Fact: Once you learn about something new, you start noticing it everywhere. It’s called the “Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon.”
Fact: The Aztecs were the 1st to combine domesticated tomatoes & chilies to make what we now call ‘salsa’.
Fact: Duelling with wax bullets was once an Olympic sport.
Fact: Dyslexia is not limited to visual reading. Blind Dyslexics are also affected when reading Braille.
Fact: The first Olympic disqualification for drug use was against a Swedish pentathlete who drank 2 beers before his shooting event, to calm his nerves.
Fact: The American gangster John Dillinger escaped from jail with a wooden pistol. After whittling it in his cell, he used the fake weapon to intimidate 33 people before getting a real machine gun.
Fact: “Apophenia” is the tendency to see faces where there aren’t any.
Fact: An Apollo astronaut lost his wedding ring during his trip to the moon & found it again during a spacewalk.
Fact: If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months & 6 days, you would have produced enough energy to heat 1 cup of coffee.
Fact: Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles.
Fact: Hot drinks taste different according to the cup colour.
Fact: The 1st European who learned to smoke from the natives was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by evil.
Fact: There is no left brain/right brain divide. It’s a myth. They work together.
Fact: In 2015, the 4th most powerful supercomputer in the world took 40 minutes to simulate just 1 second of human brain activity.
Fact: A red blood cell can make a complete circuit of your body in 30 seconds.
Don’t go through life, grow through life.
Fact: Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.
Better a broken promise than none at all.
Fact: In Japan, Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald due to lack of a clear “r” sound in Japanese.
Fact: 51% of people think that stormy weather affects cloud computing.
Fact: 1 in 10 Americans think that HTML – the language of web pages, is a sexually transmitted disease.
Fact: In the U.S., there is an official Rock Paper Scissors league.
Fact: Koko the gorilla, who knows sign language, met Robin Williams in 2001 & he made her smile for the 1st time in 6 months. When Koko was given the news of the actor’s death, she signed the word “cry.”
Fact: Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.