Fun facts

Fun facts

The world is a pretty strange place; things often don’t happen according to plan, and weird coincidences are generally the norm. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that there would be unexpected facts about everything from pencils, to history, to science, and everything in between. Soo let's see some of the most amazing random fun facts .

Samsung test phone durability with a butt-shaped robot.

People stash their phones in their back pockets all the time, which is why Samsung created a robot that is shaped like a butt—and yes, even wears jeans—to “sit” on their phones to make sure they can take the pressure.

Turkeys can blush.

When turkeys are scared or excited—like when the males see a female they’re interested in—the pale skin on their head and neck turns bright red, blue, or white. The flap of skin over their beaks, called a “snood,” also reddens.

I want gold.

If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our lovely little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.

Thanks to 3D printing, NASA can basically "email" tools to astronauts.

Getting new equipment to the Space Station used to take months or years, but the new technology means the tools are ready within hours.

Armadillo shells are bulletproof.

In fact, one Texas man was hospitalizedwhen a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw.

Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter.

The chemicals reduce the surface tension of plain water so it’s easier to spread and soak into objects, which is why it’s known as “wet water."

The longest English word is189,819 letters long.

We won’t spell it out here (though you can read it here), but the full name for the protein nicknamed titin would take three and a half hours to say out loud.

Octopuses lay 56,000 eggs at a time.

The mother spends six months so devoted to protecting the eggs that she doesn’t eat. The babies are the size of a grain of ricewhen they’re born.

Blue whales eat half a million calories in one mouthful.

Those 457,000 calories are more than 240 times the energy the whale uses to scoop those krill into its mouth.

That tiny pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watches.

The original jeans only had four pockets: that tiny one, plus two more on the front and just one in the back.

The American flag was designed by a high school student.

It started as a school project for Bob Heft’s junior-year history class, and it only earned a B- in 1958. His design had 50 stars even though Alaska and Hawaii weren’t states yet. Heft figured the two would earn statehood soon and showed the government his design. After President Dwight D. Eisenhower called to say his design was approved, Heft’s teacher changed his grade to an A.

Only a quarter of the Sahara desert is sandy.

Most of it is covered in gravel, though it also contains mountains and oases. Oh, and it isn’t the world’s largest desert—Antarctica is. Don’t miss these other 30

You only have two body parts that never stop growing.

Human noses and ears keep getting bigger, even when the rest of the body’s growth has come to a halt. Learn more about the phenomenon and what it means.

No number before 1,000 contains the letter A.

But there are plenty of E’s, I’s, O’s, U’s, and Y’s.

Walk around the world .

The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.

More Random fun facts .

  • In 2006 someone tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The price got up to $3,000 before eBay shut it down.

  • A man from Britain changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.

  • A woman from California once tried to sue the makers of Cap’n Crunch, because the Crunch Berries contained “no berries of any kind.”

  • A Swedish woman lost her wedding ring, and found it 16 years later- growing on a carrot in her garden.

  • The toothpaste “Colgate” in Spanish translates to “go hang yourself”

  • Cockroaches can live for several weeks with their heads cut off, because their brains are located inside their body. They would eventually die from being unable to eat.

  • ATM’s were originally thought to be failures, because the only users were prostitutes and gamblers who didn’t want to deal with tellers face to face.

  • A traffic jam lasted for more than 10 days, with cars only moving 0.6 miles a day.

  • The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body.

  • Every year more than 2500 left-handed people are killed from using right-handed products.

  • Ever wonder where the phrase “It’s raining cats and dogs” comes from? In the 17th century many homeless cats and dogs would drown and float down the streets of England, making it look like it literally rained cats and dogs.

  • It takes about 3,000 cows to supply enough leather for the NFL for only one year.

  • Male dogs lift their legs when they are urinating for a reason. They are trying to leave their mark higher so that it gives off the message that they are tall and intimidating.

  • Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures and have demonstrated the ability to do simple mathematical calculations.

  • A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. That is the equivalent of a human jumping the Empire State Building.

  • There are 5 temples in Kyoto, Japan that have blood stained ceilings. The ceilings are made from the floorboards of a castle where warriors killed themselves after a long hold-off against an army. To this day, you can still see the outlines and footprints.

  • There is a snake, called the boomslang, whose venom causes you to bleed out from every orifice on your body. You may even turn blue from internal bleeding, and it can take up to 5 days to die from the bleeding.

  • 68% of the universe is dark energy, and 27% is dark matter; both are invisible, even with our powerful telescopes. This means we have only seen 5% of the universe from earth.

  • The founders of Google were willing to sell Google for $1 million to Excite in 1999, but Excite turned them down. Google is now worth $527 Billion.

  • In the past 20 years, scientists have found over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system.

  • There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

  • If a pregnant woman has organ damage, the baby in her womb sends stem cells to help repair the organ.

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