Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

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  • 41
    You can hear the blood flowing through your ears if you find a quiet place and cover them tightly.
  • 42
    The hole in the soda can tab is actually used to hold a straw in place and stop it from rising.
  • 43
    Sudbury Valley School allows students to do whatever they want; no curriculum, tests, homework, or even classes unless requested. 82% of students get accepted to college, as opposed to the 63% national public school average.
  • 44
    Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. The rest exists only on computers.
  • 45
    At the time of your birth, you were, for a few seconds, the youngest person on the planet.
  • 46
    Macklemore and his hit “Thrift Shop” was the first time since 1994 that a song reached number 1 on the Hot 100 chart without the support of a major record label.
  • 47
    The French named one of their aircraft carriers after Ferdinand Foch, a man who once said "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value".
  • 48
    The top sales at Walmart as a storm approaches are Pop-Tarts and beer.
  • 49
    At 90 degrees below zero, your breath will freeze in mid-air and fall to the ground.
  • 50
    In Georgia, there is an airtight room called the Crypt of Civilization that was sealed in 1940. It contains numerous artefacts documenting what life was like at the time of sealing, and is scheduled to be opened in the year 8113 to show people of the future exactly what life was like.
  • 51
    Listening to music while working helps to create a positive mood, and helps you to become more productive.
  • 52
    An underwater forest off the coast of Alabama that is 50,000 years old was uncovered by Hurricane Katrina.
  • 53
    Some nursing homes in Germany have fake bus stops to keep Alzheimer's patients from wandering away.
  • 54
    The 1 yen coin can be used as a weight, because it weighs exactly one gram. Also, it can float on water.
  • 55
    The Gate Tower Building skyscraper in Japan has a highway passing through its fifth, sixth and seventh floors.
  • 56
    An Australian study found that homework is of little to no academic value to students in elementary and junior high schools.
  • 57
    Not swinging your arms when you walk increases the effort of walking by 12%, the equivalent of walking 20% faster or carrying a 10 kg backpack.
  • 58
    It's impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath.
  • 59
    Anuptaphobia is the fear of staying single.
  • 60
    We forget why we have entered a room because passing through doors creates an ‘event boundary’ causing the brain to file away what we were just thinking about.
  • 61
    Group "brainstorming" makes each individual in the group less creative and doesn't work as efficiently as the same number of people working alone and then later pooling their ideas.
  • 62
    A man earned 4 million airline miles for free without breaking any laws by using his credit card to purchase free-delivery $1 coins from the U.S. mint.
  • 63
    The chills you sometimes feel when listening to music is called "musical frisson."
  • 64
    The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.
  • 65
    In 1976, an underachieving Princeton junior undergraduate wrote a term paper detailing how to make a nuclear bomb. He got an "A", but never got his paper back because it was seized by the FBI.
  • 66
    If the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels.
  • 67
    Mentally doing a task makes you better at it. Your mind can barely tell the difference.
  • 68
    The full moon causes a tidal wave to roll up the Amazon river once in day and once in night for a period of only three weeks in a year. This results in continuous 4m high wave that can be surfed for up to 13km.
  • 69
    Wearing red increases attraction.
  • 70
    The cat featured in the popular internet meme "grumpy cat" has a permanently grumpy face is due to feline dwarfism. Her real name is Tardar Sauce.
  • 71
    If you chew gum when you study a subject and then chew the same flavor when you take the test, it will help you remember!
  • 72
    "Big Ben" in London isn't a tower, the bell inside the tower is called "Big Ben", the tower itself is called "The Elizabeth Tower".
  • 73
    There's a plant that has survived in a sealed bottle for 63 years. It was watered just once in 53 years.
  • 74
    Sunflowers can be used to clean up radioactive waste.
  • 75
    To get a song out of your head, try doing something like a puzzle or Sudoku.
  • 76
    In the case of an emergency, a Crayola crayon can be used as a candle and will burn for about 15 minutes.
  • 77
    Teddy bears were named after U.S. President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt.
  • 78
    The harder you concentrate on falling asleep, the less likely you are to fall asleep.
  • 79
    NYC's Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) dumps old subway cars into the ocean to serve as artificial reef.
  • 80
    The strangers in your dreams are actually people that you've seen in real life.

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