"The Guinness book of records was invented by the Guinness beer folks. They figured a book of verifiable facts would help stop bar arguments."
"Eugene Aldrin, the father of the famous moon landing astronaut Buzz Aldrin, not only witnessed the Wright brothers’ first flight but also went to see his son land on the moon in his lifespan.
We’ve been quick!"
"Corgi is a translation of the welsh for dwarf dog. Cor gi.
In the Mabinogion, the welsh book of myths and legends, corgis were the battle steeds of fairies"
"If you type the word "askew" into the Google search box, the entire page will tilt slightly."
"The figure in Munch's 'The Scream' is not screaming but is, in fact, reacting to hearing the scream."
"Bob Ross was a Drill Instructor. When he stopped working as that, he promised he would not raise his voice at someone again. That's why he was so soft spoken."
"There was a phantom poop on an Apollo mission. A poop, floating around, that none of the astronauts said was theirs."
"If you skip to the end of a long YouTube video and press replay you can watch the whole thing without adds"
"The technology for the fax machine was invented in 1843. The feudal era in Japan ended in 1868 abolishing the samurai class. Abraham Lincoln lived until 1865. All of this combined lead to a 22 year period in which Lincoln could have received a fax from a samurai."
"Human's ability smell petrichor (smell of wet earth from rain) is greater than a Shark's ability to smell blood in water."
"Honeybees can be trained to sniff out land mines in war zones! Obviously dogs can do it but to avoid blowing up poor unsuspecting doggos, they figured out that bees could do the same thing and swarm the area without setting the mine off to alert people to its presence"
"You know that feeling like you’re falling you get when you’re falling asleep? That happens because sometimes your muscles relax and your heart rate slows down too quickly that your body thinks you’re dying. So, it gives you that falling sensation which jolts you awake."
"Some birth control pills can cause vitamin B deficiency. Vitamin B is used to make seratonin. I’ve know a few people that got super depressed after starting birth control and taking B complex made a huge difference
*consult your doctor"
"Australia is wider than the moon."
"Andrew Jackson had a interesting assassination attemp. The person who was going to kill him pointed his gun and it jammed. Jackson then beat him up wjth his cane. The guy got back and pulled out the second gun which also managed to jam. This is a 1 in 125,000 chance."
"Some people don’t have a inner dialogue, some can’t picture in their mind, and some have / can do both."
"When the Rubix Cube was first released a mathematician said it would take the average person 30 years, working 8 hours a day, to solve a cube saying it was impossible for someone without a master's in mathematics to solve it in under a month."
"NASA discovered a planet outside of the milky way a few days ago for the first time in human history"
"German chocolate cake was invented by an English-American baker named Samuel German and has nothing to do with the country of Germany."
"Opossums generally cannot get rabies. Their body temperature is too low for the virus.
Also the stomach acid of a vulture is so highly acidic it kills rabies virus and most bacteria, which is why they can eat dead disgusting rotting things."
"That the patent for the fire hydrant was lost in a fire"
"Putting enough eye drops in someone’s food or drink will, in fact, kill them."
"The sun is not yellow. When viewed outside earths atmosphere it is white. It only looks yellow due to our atmosphere "pulling" the blue light out, leaving it looking yellow. It's an illusion."
"There’s a vast difference between a million and a billion. A simple way to visualize it: a million seconds is over 11 days. A billion seconds is just under 32 years."
"When a Camel spider (or wind scorpion) is chasing you, it's just chasing your shadow. All they want is a little bit of shade! They'd never have the intent of harming you"
"When a person receives a kidney transplant they don’t take out the old kidneys, they just shove em to the side and leave em in there."
"There was no “s” sound for the letter c in ancient Roman Latin. Thus Gaius Julius Caesar was pronounced “Gaius Julius Kaiser”. His name is where the Germans and Russians got their name for king (Kaiser and Tzar respectively)."
"Gases and particles in Earth's atmosphere scatter sunlight in all directions. Blue light is scattered more than other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. Now you know why the sky is blue."
"More people die from vending machines than sharks"
"Komodo dragons are the largest animals in the world capable of reproducing asexually"
"There was a short period of time when Picasso and Snoop Dogg were both alive together."
"Emma Morano of Italy was the last (documented and verified) person to die that was born in the 1800s. 29th November 1899 - 15th April 2017"
"The shell is part of the turtle’s skeleton."
"Stephen Hawking died on March 14, the Pi Day, which is also the birthday of Albert Einstein."
"Butterflies and Moths can drink blood and tears in order to get nutrients. It’s called Mud-puddling. I think more horror movies should use this."
"90% of the population on Earth lives in the Northern Hemisphere."
"The amount of water in, on, and above planet earth does not increase or decrease. It's always in a constant cycle. Even the water humans use."
"Sharks existed before trees existed."
"If you stare at your own reflection in dim lighting for a few minutes, your face will begin to distort and you will essentially begin to hallucinate. Don’t do it. It’s a trap."
"Your oral health is very important , poor oral health is more than just bad teeth / bad breathe it can lead to heart problems , infections and more"
"The “Easter Island Heads” actually have bodies, and some were excavated in 2017."'
"Penguins trade nice rocks for sex."
"You can make tasty fresh bread yourself in four or five hours with flour, salt, yeast and water, no kneading and zero skill. It literally takes less than 10 minutes of actual effort. Since finding out about this last year I've done it dozens of times. Google no-knead bread!"
"Hyenas are actually more related to cats than dogs. Hyenas are part of the Suborder Feliformia along with cats."
"Spit will instantly harden super glue."
"A platypus makes venom. One of several interesting things about them."
"Shaq hit almost 12,000 baskets in his career. Exactly 1 of them was a 3-pointer."