Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

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    When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
  • 2
    Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
  • 3
    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • 4
    The most children born to one woman was 69, she was a peasant who lived a 40 year life, in which she had 16 twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.
  • 5
    Your fingernails grow faster in summer.

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  • 1
    The oldest living person smoked cigarettes from the age of 21 to 117.
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    You can immediately cool down a car that has been sitting under the sun by rolling down the window on one side and opening-closing the door on the other side 5-6 times.
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    According to an assistant professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, wearing red increases your chances in things like dating and hitchhiking.
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    If you're one in a million, there are about 7,234 people just like you.
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    Studies show that the colder the room you sleep in, the more likely you are to have a bad dream.
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    By peeing in the shower, you can save 1,157 gallons of water a year.
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    There is a bed called the Cuddle Mattress, where it is divided into layers of foam for your arm to slip though.
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    "Strategic incompetence" is the art of avoiding certain tasks by pretending you don't know how to do them.
  • 9
    The Statue of Liberty is made out of copper. When originally built, it looked like a shiny new penny!
  • 10
    Over its lifetime, the average microwave requires more energy to display a digital clock than to heat food.
  • 11
    On average, every dollar bill you touch has over 3,000 different types of bacteria.
  • 12
    When watching a DVD press stop-stop-play-skip to skip the ads and go straight to the movie.
  • 13
    The chlorine smell in swimming pools is accentuated by the chemical's reaction with impurities (like poop.)
  • 14
    There is a superhero supply store in Brooklyn with a cape fitting room that has a wind tunnel. They also sell oxygen gum, bottled chaos and have an invisibility testing center.
  • 15
    Since 1982, a radio frequency emanating from Russia has been broadcasting a buzzer-like sound and, periodically, an unknown voice reads orders, names, and numbers. No one knows where exactly it is coming from or what it means.
  • 16
    ‘Tree shaping’ is the art of growing trees and roots into things like bridges, chairs, “people trees”, ladders, fences, jungle gyms, tunnels, and, theoretically, could even be used to grow homes.
  • 17
    Daydreamers are better at solving complex problems.
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    The scent of women’s tears temporarily reduces sexual arousal and testosterone production in men.
  • 19
    Déjà vu occurs when your brain tries to apply a memory of a past situation to your current one, fails, and makes you feel like it's happened.
  • 20
    People who laugh more are better able to tolerate pain - both physical and emotional.
  • 21
    There's a cruise ship named "The World" where residents permanently live as it travels around the globe.
  • 22
    WWOOF is a international program that allows you to travel the world, with food/accommodations covered, in exchange for volunteer work.
  • 23
    Playing Tetris after a traumatic event can prevent the development of traumatic memories and reduce the chance of having flashbacks.
  • 24
    There are approximately three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, worth billions in value and treasure.
  • 25
    There's a company in China that allows you to hire someone to stand in line for you for $3-$5 an hour.
  • 26
    The Band-Aid was originally made for the inventor's wife, who often cut and burned herself while cooking.
  • 27
    Taking a nap after learning something can help your retention of it.
  • 28
    The chocobo in Final Fantasy was based on a real creature called a “Gastornis” that existed 45 million years ago.
  • 29
    According to the New York Times, a study conducted during the 1980's found that men who kiss their wives before leaving for work live longer, get into fewer car accidents, and have a higher income than married men who don't.
  • 30
    The most expensive license plate is the number '1', bought by an Abu Dhabi businessman - costing a staggering $14.3 million!
  • 31
    The higher someone’s I.Q. the more likely they are to be sleep deprived.
  • 32
    Money can buy happiness, but researchers have found that its emotional well-being benefits max out at a salary of about 75K a year.
  • 33
    The small pocket in the larger pocket of your jeans was designed for pocket watches.
  • 34
    Drying your hands with paper towel will reduce the bacterial count by 45 - 60% on your hands. However, using a hand dryer will increase the bacteria on your hands by up to 255% because it blows out bacteria already living in the, conveniently, warm moist environment.
  • 35
    A Swiss man replaced his car's broken heater with a fully functional wood burning stove.
  • 36
    There's a love mattress that is specifically designed for couples who sleep on each other's arms.
  • 37
    There is a fake village with fake shops and restaurants that is actually a care home for elderly dementia sufferers in the Netherlands.
  • 38
    Any domino can knock over another object up to 1.5x its size. The 32nd object would be big enough to knock over the Empire State Building.
  • 39
    In Dubai, there’s a fridge magnet that orders a pizza delivered to your door.
  • 40
    The world’s smallest book, “Teeny Ted from Turnip Town”, is 100×70 micrometers in size and requires a scanning electron microscope to read, as light beams are too large.

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