85 Amazing Facts That Will Make You The Smartest Person In The Room

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The world is filled with mysteries. Some solved, some you can’t believe and some that remain completely unknown. But then, there comes a time when the unknown becomes known, and once verified, it becomes fact. So, here are some amazing facts from around the world that will really leave you amazed.

1. Benjamin Franklin Only Received Two Years Of Formal Education

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After spending just two years at the Boston Latin School, Benjamin Franklin left formal education behind to work at his family’s candle and soap-making business before becoming an apprentice at his brother’s printing shop.

However, Franklin continued his education independently by reading whatever books, essays, and articles he could get his hands on. His studious ways not only helped him become a revered writer, politician, and inventor, but also allowed him to earn honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Oxford and the University of St. Andrews. 

2. It’s Against The Law To Die In The Town Of Longyearbyen, Norway

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According to IFL Science, “Even if you’ve lived in Longyearbyen, Norway all your life, if you are terminally ill, you will be flown off the island to live out the rest of your days. If you do happen to die suddenly in Longyearbyen, your body will be buried elsewhere.” 

That’s because, in 1950, it was discovered that bodies in the local cemetery in Longyearbyen were not decomposing as usual because there was so much permafrost in the area. That meant that viruses could survive in the human remains and eventually infect those living nearby when the ground thawed each year. 

3. There Are A Ton Of Misspellings On The Stanley Cup

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Winning the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal for anyone in the National Hockey League. And if you do win it, you’ll have your name onto the trophy itself. Unfortunately, whoever is responsible for that task has committed plenty of errors over the years.

It involves accidentally spelling the Toronto Maple Leafs as “TORONTO MAPLE LEAES” and the Boston Bruins as “BQSTQN BRUINS.” Hall of Fame goaltender Jacques Plante won the Stanley Cup for five consecutive years and his name is spelled differently each time, according to the NHL.

4. NASA Detected The First “Marsquake”

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Earthquakes are expected in many places on Earth, but it turns out they can happen on other planets as well—although they’re obviously not called “earthquakes.” On April 6, 2019, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recorded a tremor that they believe was a “marsquake,” making it the first quake recorded outside of either the Earth or the Moon. 

5. No “B” Until One Billion

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If you were to write out every number (one, two, three, etc.), you wouldn’t use the letter “b” until you reached one billion. If you spelled out every number, you’d get all the way to one billion before you’d need the second letter in the alphabet. 

6. “Witzelsucht” Is A Condition That Causes People To Have An Uncontrollable Urge To Make Jokes

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Comedians, clowns, and comics like to make people laugh. But for people with witzelsucht, telling silly stories and making groan-worthy puns is an uncontrollable impulse.

According to a 2016 article published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, patients with this condition can’t resist “excessive and often inappropriate joking and facetious humor” as well as “a childish or silly excitement.” 

7. There Are 10 Quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) Insects Alive At Any Time

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Unfortunately for anyone who’s afraid of bugs, the creepy (yet crucial) critters certainly hold their own population-wise. There are around 900,000 known species of insects on Earth and an estimated 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) of them alive at any given time.

8. “Overmorrow” Is The Day After Tomorrow

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Most people don’t know about this fact but it is damn true. You can accurately refer to the day after tomorrow as “overmorrow.” For example, you might say, “We’re leaving on vacation overmorrow.” 

9. Birth Control For Men Exists

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Taking birth control is not just for women. In 2016, scientists announced that they had developed an injectable male contraceptive that was found to be 96% effective in the men who used it.

Using the hormones progestogen (which affects sperm production) and testosterone (which reduces the effects of the progestogen), the treatment could help equalize the burden of control between the sexes.

10. World War I Boosted The Bra Market

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During the First World War, the U.S. War Industries Board asked American women to forgo their corsets—which required significant amounts of metal to construct, according to NPR.

Instead, they were expected to switch to the less-demanding bra. The ladies did their part for the cause, freeing up to 28,000 tons of metal—enough to build two battleships—and changing female fashion from that moment forward.

11. Eating Pistachios Can Help Reduce Erectile Dysfunction

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For a 2011 Turkish study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, 17 men with erectile dysfunction were given 100 grams of pistachios to eat for lunch every day for three weeks.

The subjects were then measured on the International Index of Erectile Function—and the pistachios proved to improve blood flow and the dilation of blood vessels. Hey, it’s certainly a cheaper option than Viagra!

12. The Oldest Still-Operating Amusement Park In The World Opened In Denmark In 1583

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The Guinness World Records lists Bakken in Klampenborg, Denmark, as the oldest still-operating amusement park in the world. The park, which opened in 1583, features more than 150 attractions, including a wooden roller coaster that was built in 1932.

According to the records book, Bakken wasn’t totally unique in its time. These gardens featured live entertainment, fireworks, dancing, games, and some primitive amusement rides.

13. The Olympic Games Were Originally A Religious Festival

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These days, the Olympics represent the ultimate achievement for many of the world’s top athletes. But when the prestigious games first started in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C., they were part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of Greek gods and goddesses.

14. Humans Move Their Eyes More Than 1,00,000 Times A Day

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If your eyes tend to feel tired at the end of the day, it’s because they do a ton of work. Humans generally move their eyes around three times a second, which is more than 1,00,000 times every single day. 

15. One Brazilian Island Has So Many Venomous Snakes That The Government Banned Visitors

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The government of Brazil has banned tourists from visiting Ilha de Queimada Grande, an island that has the highest concentration of venomous snakes in the world. By some estimates, there’s one snake for every square meter.

The island is crawling with thousands of golden lancehead vipers. And when these snakes strike, their venom can kill the victim in under an hour. So yes, you should plan your vacation somewhere safe!

16. Montana Has A Super Toxic Lake

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If you’re looking for a place to go swimming in Montana, avoid Berkeley Pit at all costs. This super toxic lake opened in 1955 as a copper mine, which operated until 1982. Now, the lake is a mix of chemicals and heavy metals, such as copper, arsenic, cadmium, iron, and zinc.

To understand just how toxic the lake is, a flock of geese settled near the pit in 1955. Within a few days, their insides had been charred and some 340 birds were found dead, according to the Washington Post.

17. The World’s Largest Plane Is Wider Than Two Football Fields

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The largest plane in the world is the Stratolaunch. With a 385-foot wingspan and six engines, the plane made its maiden voyage over the Mojave Desert on April 13, 2019. In the future, the Stratolaunch is expected to be used as a stratospheric launch platform for space rockets. 

18. Hippos Produce A Natural Skin Moisturizer And Sunblock

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Hippopotamuses spend their days under the blazing hot sun, which means their skin could really start to feel the effects of sun damage if they didn’t do anything about it. Fortunately, the creatures produce an oily substance known as “hippo sweat” that acts as both a natural moisturizer and a sunblock.

19. Ocean-Dwelling Species Are Disappearing Twice As Quickly As Land Animals

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Climate change is wreaking all kinds of havoc on our planet, including altering habitats, threatening the creatures that live in them. And while every organism on Earth is affected in one way or another.

A 2019 study published in the journal found that species that live in the ocean are disappearing twice as fast as those who spend their time on land. That’s because they can’t adapt to or escape the rising water temperatures effectively.

20. The African Bush Elephant Only Sleeps For Two Hours Per Day

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The African Bush Elephant holds the Guinness World Record for being the mammal that requires the least amount of sleep per day. When researchers at South Africa’s University of Witwatersrand conducted a field study on the giant creatures, they found that the elephants, who sleep standing up, snooze multiple times throughout the day. However, those four or five naps only add up to two hours in total.

21. It’s Illegal To Kill Bigfoot In British Columbia

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“It has long been rumored that a previous governor of British Columbia declared that killing a Sasquatch is illegal,” according to British Columbia Magazine. The magazine notes that “the laws of British Columbia do declare that wildlife is owned by the government and can’t be hunted without a specific license”.

22. Canada’s National Parks Are Bigger Than Many Countries

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Canada is famous for its abundant natural landscape and stunning scenery. But it may surprise you to find out that the northern land’s national parks are so massive that they’re actually bigger than the total area of many other countries.

For instance, either Albania or Israel could fit inside the 11,602 square miles that make up the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories. Denmark or Switzerland could fit inside the 17,300-square-mile Wood Buffalo National Park, which reaches into both Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

23. Gmail Was Originally Called Garfield Mail

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Introduced by Google in 2004, Gmail is currently one of the most popular email services in the world. The original Gmail was a feature offered to fans of Garfield, the snarky cartoon cat.

Described as “e-mail with cattitude” and available via gmail.garfield.com, users received an address suffix that ended in “@catsrule.garfield.com,” according to Gizmodo.  

24. Barnacle Geese Jump Off Cliffs When They’re Just A Day Old

In order to keep their babies safe from predators, barnacle geese make their nests on hard-to-reach cliffs that are hundreds of feet high. However, the mother geese can’t provide their babies with food in the nest and the newborn birds need to eat within 36 hours of hatching.

Therefore, the goslings, who still cannot fly, have to leave their perch, which means jumping from staggering heights when they’re just a day old. The chicks are usually able to make the jump due to the fact that “they are light and fluffy, often appearing to bounce off rocks as they fall.”

25. The Largest Book Ever Weighs More Than 3,000 Pounds

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Avid readers won’t be intimidated by a hefty novel, but they’ll still surely be impressed by what’s been deemed the largest book ever. Weighing more than 3,000 pounds and measuring 16.40 feet by 26.44 feet with 429 pages inside, the book, which is titled “This the Prophet Mohamed”, was created in 2012 by 50 people working together in the United Arab Emirates.

26. One Man Who Urinated In A Reservoir Ruined 8 Million Gallons Of Water

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In 2011, one 21-year-old man thought it would be funny to urinate in the city reservoir of Portland, Oregon. His little gag ended up requiring the city to get rid of 8 million gallons of the treated drinking water as a result.

27. In Japan, It’s Considered Good Luck For Sumo Wrestlers To Make Your Baby Cry

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There is actually a competition at the annual Nakizumo festival, going back four centuries, in which sumo wrestlers make babies cry. The longer the wail, the better for the kid’s health and fortune.

28. The World’s Longest Man-Made Beach Is In Mississippi

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The next time you plan a beach vacation, you might want to forget about Florida and California and head to Mississippi instead. That’s because the Mississippi Gulf Coast is the world’s longest man-made beach. At 26-miles long, the beach boasts stunning white sand from Biloxi all the way to Henderson Point.

29. There’s A Mammal That Mates For 14 Hours Straight Until It Dies

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The antechinus, a small, mouse-like mammal in Australia, kills itself for sex. When the males of the species hit their first mating season, they mate for as many as 14 hours straight with as many females as they can encounter.

Ultimately though, the animal’s fur falls off, he bleeds internally, and his immune system fails, causing him to die. By the end of the mating season , females are, not surprisingly, avoiding them.

30. “Shivviness” Is A Word For The Uncomfortable Feeling Of Wearing New Underwear

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If you’re the kind of person who needs a little time to get used to a fresh pair of panties, boxers, or briefs, then you can add “shivviness” to your vocabulary. This word refers to the uncomfortable feeling of wearing new underwear.

31. Male Platypuses Are Venomous

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They may look silly and harmless, but platypuses can be dangerous—at least certain ones. The males come equipped with sharp stingers on the heels of their rear feet that can add some extra pain to a kick via venom. This venom is present in other animals also such as snakes, starfish, and spiders.

32. The Biggest Bat Colony Is In Texas

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The biggest bat colony belongs to Bracken Cave, Texas. This location, about 20 miles outside of downtown San Antonio, hosts the largest bat colony—consisting of more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats that pack onto cave walls, with as many as 500 per square foot when they are pups.

33. The Mona Lisa Has The Highest Insurance Value For A Painting In History

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In 1962, the painting’s value was $100 million. So if you adjust that for inflation, the value today would be around $780 million. That means it has the highest insurance value for a painting in history, according to the Guinness World Records.

34. The World’s Largest Family Stays In India

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Ziona Chana has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren. They live in a 100-room, four storey house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram.

35. Humans Have 15 Other Senses

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Along with the five traditional senses of sound, sight, touch, smell and taste, humans have 15 “other senses.” These include balance, temperature, pain and time as well as internal senses for suffocation, thirst, and fullness.

Some One Line Facts :-

1. Vending machines kill 4 times as many people as sharks per year.

2. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

3. The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day.

4. Humans shed 40 pounds of skin in their lifetime, completely replacing their outer skin every month.

5. More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year from using equipment meant for right-handed people.

6. The average adult human has two to nine pounds of bacteria in his or her body.

7. Starfish can re-grow their arms. In fact, a single arm can regenerate a whole body.

8. Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. But Excite turned them down.

9. The total weight of all the ants on Earth is greater than total weight of all the humans on the planet.

10. In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.

11. Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the “Like” button the “Awesome” button.

12. The population of Ireland is still 2 million less than it was before the potato famine, 160 years ago.

13. There’s a basketball court above the Supreme Court. It’s name is the Highest Court in the Land.

14. There is a garbage swirl in the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas.

15. Jousting is the official sport of the state of Maryland.

16. “Rain of fish” is an annual weather event in which hundreds of fish rain from the sky onto the Honduran city of Yoro.

17. A mosquito has 47 teeth.

18. The longest interval between the birth of twins is 87 days.

19. More people in the world currently suffer from obesity than from hunger.

20. A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a ballpoint pen.

21. Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

22. Human fingers are so sensitive that if your fingers were the size of Earth, you could feel the difference between a house and a car.

23. The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a case of dancing mania that occurred in Germany, where people danced without rest for a month straight.

24. In 30 minutes, the human body gives off enough heat to bring a gallon of water to a boil.

25. Prairie dogs say hello with kisses.

26. Airplane food isn’t very tasty because our sense of smell and taste decrease by 2050% during flights.

27. 54 million people alive right now will be dead within 12 months.

28. A Blue Whale’s heart is the size of a VW Beetle and large enough that you could swim through it’s arteries.

29. Goats have rectangular pupils.

30. Sloths will mistakenly grab their arms instead of the branches of a tree, which can lead to fatal falls.

31. In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans annually.

32. Jupiter and Saturn have diamond rain.

33. There are more cars than people in Los Angeles.

34. Bubble wrap was originally designed to be used as wallpaper. But unfortunately, people are using it to wrap things instead of walls.

35. You replace every particle in your body every seven years. So you are literally not the same person you were 7 years ago.

36. All of the gold mined in the history of the world would fit into a 20x20x20 meter cube.

37. Neptune was the first planet to get its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope.

38. The world’s longest musical piece lasts 639 years.

39. 90% of the world’s population lives in the Northern Hemisphere.

40. You’re more likely to become the President than you are to win the lottery.

41. The entire state of Wyoming only has two escalators.

42. In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.

43. Jacuzzi is a brand name. You can also buy Jacuzzi toilets and mattresses.

44. The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.

45. For $45, the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing will sell you a 5-lb bag with $10,000 worth of shredded U.S. currency.

46. New Mexico State’s first graduating class in 1893 had only one student—and he was shot and killed before graduation.

47. Prince Charles & Prince William always travel in separate planes in case there is a crash, one needs to survive.

48. Worldwide, women earn US$18 trillion but spend US$28 trillion.

49. Microsoft has a patent for opening a new window when you click a hyperlink. It expires in 2021.

50. If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand-trillion operations per second.

65 Amazing Facts About Animals That Will Make You Smile

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With an estimated 7.77 million species of animals on the planet, the animal kingdom is an undeniably diverse place. Our animal kingdom brings millions of majestic, mysterious, and magnificent species that are a lot more intelligent than you think.

These wonderful creatures that live on our land, beneath the dark blue oceans, and beyond will surely make you smile when you will discover amazing facts about animals. From furry creatures you never realized kissed to those who enjoy getting tipsy, these amazing animal facts are sure to wow even the biggest animal lovers out there.

1. Koala Fingerprints Are So Close To Humans’ That They Could Taint Crime Scenes

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Koalas might not seem to have a lot in common with us, but if you take a closer look at their hands, you’d see that they have fingerprints that are just like humans’. In fact, Australian police feared that criminal investigations may have been hampered by koala prints. Any koalas who want to commit crimes would be wise to do so wearing gloves.

2. The Mantis Shrimp Has The World’s Fastest Punch

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You might think that boxers have the most impressive jabs, hooks, and uppercuts on the planet, but it’s the mantis shrimp that boasts the world’s fastest punch. Traveling at about 50 mph, when a shrimp punches, its little fist of fury (which, of course, isn’t a fist at all) is accelerating faster than a .22-caliber bullet, according to Science.

3. Female Lions Do 90% Of The Hunting

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While male lions attract their fair share of attention thanks to their impressive manes, it’s the female lions who do the bulk of the work when it comes to feeding their families. Lionesses hunt around 90% of the time, while the males protect their pride.

4. Narwhal Tusks Are Really An “Inside Out” Tooth

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Narwhals are unlike most other whales because they have what appears to be a giant tusk. But that’s not actually a tusk at all—what you’re seeing is a tooth. Harvard University’s Martin Nweeia told the BBC that the “tooth is almost like a piece of skin in the sense that it has all these sensory nerve endings and it’s essentially built inside out.”

5. The World’s Oldest Known Breed Of Domesticated Dog Dates Back To 329 BC

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Dogs are well known for being man’s best friend, and it turns out that’s a relationship that goes back longer than you might expect. According to Guinness World Records, the oldest known breed of domesticated dog goes all the way back to 329 BC. “Saluki dogs were revered in ancient Egypt, being kept as royal pets and being mummified after death,” they note.

6. Puffins Use Twigs To Scratch Their Bodies

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Puffins surely have enough to be proud of with their beautiful beaks, but the seabirds also happen to be quite clever. According to a 2019 study published in PNAS, Atlantic puffins in both Wales and Iceland were observed “spontaneously using a small wooden stick to scratch their bodies.” Indeed, in a video shared by Science, a little puffin can be seen picking up a tiny twig before using it to scratch an itchy spot on its belly.

7. Cows Painted With Zebra-Like Stripes Can Avoid Being Bitten By Flies

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Luckily, farmers can now protect their animals by painting them with zebra-like stripes. According to a 2019 study published in PLOS One, “the numbers of biting flies on Japanese Black cows painted with black-and-white stripes were significantly lower than those on non-painted cows and cows painted only with black stripes.” 

IFL Science suggests this might work because “the stripes may cause a kind of motion camouflage targeted at the insects’ vision, confusing them much in the way that optical illusions confuse us.”

8. Some Sharks Glow In The Dark

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Sharks boast some enviable—and terrifying—features, like their sleek design and razor-sharp teeth. And while glow-in-the-dark sharks sound like something you’d see in a sci-fi film, they’re totally real, as noted in a 2019 study published in Science.

Researchers were already aware that some shark species produce a glow that only other sharks can see, but now scientists have discovered that “previously unknown small-molecule metabolites are the cause of the green glow,” according to CNN.

9. A Grizzly Bear’s Bite Is Strong Enough To Crush A Bowling Ball

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Those who find themselves in the presence of a grizzly bear will surely want to stay out of reach of this animal’s super sharp claws. But they’ll certainly also want to keep out of the grizzly’s mouth, because these creatures “have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals,” according to National Geographic. That means grizzly bears can literally crush a bowling ball between their jaws.

10. Humpback Whales Use Bubbles To Hunt

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You might think that a whale’s massive size is the only edge they’d need when it comes to hunting in the open waters. But humpback whales actually team up to use a “bubble-net” technique in order to catch their prey. “Sometimes, the whales will swim in an upward spiral and blow bubbles underwater, creating a circular ‘net’ of bubbles that makes it harder for fish to escape,” Science News reports.

11. Koalas Sleep Up To 22 Hours A Day

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If you thought your cat was sleepy, just wait until you hear about koalas. According to the Australian Koala Foundation, these cuties sleep between 18 and 22 hours a day. The koalas’ diets require a lot of energy to digest, which is why they sleep so much.

12. Reindeer Eyes Turn Blue In The Winter

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Reindeers have beautiful baby blues—but only in the winter! The eyes of Arctic reindeer change color through the seasons from gold to blue, adapting to extreme changes of light levels in their environment. The change in color impacts how light is reflected through the animals’ retina, and improves their vision.

13. Giraffes Have Black Tongues

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Scientists believe that it’s so they don’t get sunburns while they eat. The animals’ tongues are also around 20 inches long. The end of their tongue tends to be black and may be more pink or purple near the top since that portion is not as exposed to the sun.

14. Painted Turtles Survive Winter By Breathing Through Their Butts

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Not all creatures head to warmer climates when it gets cold out, and that means they need to learn to survive in chilly conditions. Painted turtles need to adapt to frozen ponds, which restrict their access to the air above the water. They do that by breathing through their butts. Thanks to a specific process called cloaca respiration, the turtles are able to get oxygen directly from the water around them.

15. Otters Have The World’s Thickest Fur

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They’re thought to have up to one million hairs per square inch. Unlike most other marine mammals, otters lack a blubber layer. Instead they depend on their dense, water-resistant fur to provide insulation. Their fur consists of two layers and is designed to trap a layer of air next to their skin so their skin doesn’t get wet.

16. Crocodiles Can Live Up To 100 Years

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Nile crocodiles can live for a full century. And they can do a lot of damage over the course of those 100 years. Approximately 200 people die every year from Nile crocodile attacks. The Nile crocodiles jaws can apply 5,000 pounds of pressure per square inch – the strongest bite of any animal in the world which is also 10 times more powerful than that of a great white shark.

17. Butterflies Taste With Their Feet

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Not only do butterflies taste using their feet—the receptors on their legs are also 200 times stronger than human taste buds. When a butterfly lands on a plant, they use these sensors to determine whether or not what they’re standing on is edible.

18. The Spur-Winged Goose’s Diet Makes It Poisonous

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Don’t plan on eating a spur-winged goose if you happen to come across one during your travels. These birds, natives of sub-Saharan Africa, have flesh that’s often poisonous to humans, thanks to their diet of blister beetles, which contain the deadly cantharidin poison.

19. Wombat Poop Is Cube-Shaped

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Wombats use their droppings to warn other animals to stay off their turf. Luckily, their cube-shaped poop makes it easy to see that a spot is governed by wombats, as the little squares tend to stay put more easily than spherical droppings would.

20. Parrots Are The Only Birds Out There Who Can Eat With Their Feet

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This is because parrots have zygodactyl feet, meaning that they have four toes on each foot, two facing forward and two facing backward. This makes it easier for them to pick up objects such as food and bring it to their mouth, quite like we humans do with our hands.

21. Squirrels Are Responsible For Planting Thousands Of Trees Worldwide

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They may be small, but they play a key role in our environment in ways you wouldn’t imagine. These little furry friends plant thousands of trees every year, worldwide, to simply remember where they buried their nuts.

22. Rats Laugh When Tickled

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A study was conducted at the University of Berlin to explore what happens in the human brain when we are tickled. National Geographic wrote that the testing on rats showed that they, love to be tickled, especially on their backs. When tickled, rats let out an extremely high-pitched sound, associated with laughing. They even search for the experimenter’s hand when they stop and ask for more.

23. Ducks Love To Surf

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Ducks love to go catch a wave or two in our deep-blue sea. They have been observed riding the waves of the ocean to shore and swimming back out again to do it all over. Could this be their favorite hobby? Let me know in the comments section.

24. An Octopus Has Three Hearts, Nine Brains And Blue Blood

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The giant Pacific octopus is truly something magnificent. With three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood, these eight-armed creatures are nothing short of extraordinary. One main brain controls their nervous system with eight smaller brains controlling each of their eight arms.

Two hearts pump blood to their gills with one larger heart circulating blood to the rest of the body. They can also camouflage for protection when hunting for food and release a toxic ink when alarmed.

25. Male Seahorses Give Birth To Their Young Ones

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Unlike every other living creature on our planet, seahorses are the only species where the male experiences pregnancy and gives birth to their young. Male seahorses have pouches on their stomachs which carries up to 2,000 babies at a time.

26. Penguins Propose To Each Other With Pebbles

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Just as humans propose to one another by exchanging a ring, penguins use the same method but with a pebble. When they see another penguin that they like, they bring a small stone over to them to represent their lifelong commitment to each other.

27. Most Venomous Snake Can Kill 100 People In Just 30 Minutes

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The Inland Taipan (also known as, the Western Taipan) is the most venomous snake in the world. A single bite contains enough venom to kill at least 100 fully grown men, and can kill within just 30 minutes, if left untreated.

They very rarely ever come in contact with humans, however. Every reliable identification of a snake bite victim from an Inland Taipan have been treated. They have all survived, due to successful treatment with antivenom.

28. Horned Lizard Shoots Blood

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The horned lizard is able to shoot blood from it’s own eyes, up to a distance of 3 feet away. The rather bizarre and disgusting act is a defensive mechanism to confuse predators. Their blood contains a chemical that is noxious to predators, and this isn’t it’s only trick. Short-horned lizards are also capable of inflating their bodies up to twice their size to scare anything away. 

29. Giant Anteaters Consume Up To 35,000 Ants And Termites In A Single Day

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They use their long sticky tongues to slurp up hundreds of ants per minute. Interestingly, anteaters purposefully never destroy an ant nest, preferring to leave some ants alive to rebuild, so it can return and feed again in the future.

30. The Most Venomous Fish In The World

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The most venomous fish in the world is the Stonefish. They have 13 sharp fin spines on their back, each with two venom glands. Their stings are extremely painful, can be lethal to humans, and mostly occur as a result of stepping on the creature.

31. Only 5% Of Cheetah Cubs Survive To Adulthood

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A study in the 90’s in the Serengeti found that 95% of cheetah cubs died before reaching adulthood. Many deaths were due to Lions, but also other predators and disease. Unfortunately, they were not saved by their loved ones!

32. A Polar Bear’s Hair Is Not White

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It’s colourless. Each thick strand of hair is hollow and reflects the light, making the polar bear appear white. Beneath this transparent fur, the skin is black, to soak up any warmth from the sun and keep the bear as warm as possible.

Some One Line Facts :-

1. A newborn Chinese water deer is so small it can almost be held in the palm of the hand.

2. The leg bones of a bat are so thin that out of the 1,200 species of bats, only 2 can walk on ground. These are the Vampire bat and the Burrowing bat.

3. A tarantula spider can survive for more than two years without food.

4. For every human in the world there are one million ants.

5. To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaw, push your thumb into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.

6. Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death!

7. Ants never sleep. Also they don’t have lungs.

8. The flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. This is equal to a man jumping the Empire State Building in New York.

9. The ostrich has two toes on each foot which gives it greater speed.

10. No two tigers ever have the same stripes, and this is how individual tigers can be identified.

11. A ‘haw’ is the third eyelid of a cat, which can only be seen when the cat isn’t well.

12. At birth, a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.

13. The word “peacock” doesn’t actually apply to both the male and female birds. It’s only the males that are called peacocks, while the females are called peahens.

14. The most popular female dog name is Maggie. The most popular male dog name is Max.

15. A starving mouse will eat its own tail.

16. Sharks are immune to cancer!

17. Starfish have five eyes – one at the end of each leg.

18. The animal on the Firefox logo is not a fox, but a red panda.

19. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph.

20. The Basenji is the world’s only bark-less dog.

21. There is a shark called ‘goblin shark’ which has only been seen around 50 times since its discovery in 1897.

22. Goats and octopus’ pupils of their eyes are rectangular.

23. A snail can sleep for three years.

24. Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump.

25. A rhinoceros’ horn is made of hair.

26. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

27. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.

28. Around 50 percent of orangutans have fractured bones, due to falling out of trees on a regular basis.

29. Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats could have created over 1 million relatives.

30. Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.

31. There are no male or female earthworms. All earthworms have both male and female parts but it still takes two of them to reproduce.

32. A chameleon’s tongue is at least as long as its body, but it can grab prey in a fraction of a second.

33. If a starfish is split into five pieces, so long as each piece contains part of the central disc, then five starfish will survive.

80 Interesting Funny Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Studies have proven that laughter is the best medicine. So, we’ve assembled some of the best funny facts for you. In fact, some of these may be the weirdest, funniest, jaw-dropping factoids of all time.

Take a break and read ’em all. It may seem like you’re wasting time online, but you’re actually making yourself smarter and healthier.

1. The Supreme Court Has Its Own Private Basketball Court With An Amazing Nickname

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There’s a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s nickname is “the highest court in the land.”

2. Hunting Unicorns Is Legal In Michigan

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Lake Superior State University in Michigan offers a unicorn hunting license. Unsurprisingly, the “chief herald of the Unicorn Hunters” was once quoted saying: “The pursuit of the unicorn is a lonely quest.” We wish them nothing but good luck!

3. Someone Actually Paid $10,000 For Invisible Artwork

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An art collector once paid $10,000 for a “non-visible” sculpture created by actor James Franco. The artwork was billed as an “endless tank of oxygen.” Um, yeah… it’s called air. We’re breathing some now… for free! 

4. A U.S. Town Had A 3-Year Old Mayor

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In the small town of Dorset, Minnesota, where a new mayor is picked every two years by drawing names out of a hat, a three year old named Robert Tufts was elected mayor in 2015. His governing style: “Being nice and no poopy talk”.

5. Americans Have A Trouble Understanding The Computer Code

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According to a 2014 study conducted by VoucherCloud and published by the L.A. Times, 1 in 9 Americans—exactly 11 percent of the population—think HTML is actually a sexually transmitted disease. Oof!

6. There’s An American Town With A Population Of One

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Monowi, Nebraska, is the only town in the United States with an official population of one person. Yes, she owes taxes… To herself! She’s in her 80s, and she’s employed as the village’s mayor, librarian, and bartender.

7. Some Passengers Go Insane To Avoid Baggage Fees

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In 2012, a man wore 60 shirts and nine pairs of jeans on an 11-and-a-half hour flight from China to Africa because he didn’t want to pay the extra baggage fee. Though hilarious, we don’t recommend it.

8. One Programmer Had An Unusual Way Of Weaning Himself Off Facebook

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Maneesh Sethi, a computer programmer, hired a woman (at $8 an hour) to slap him in the face every time he tried checking Facebook during working hours! Smartphone Addiction is real people!

9. Lobsters Communicate With Their Pee

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Lobsters have bladders on either side of their heads, so they communicate by urinating at each other. If they want another lobster to know that they’re happy or sad or angry or interested in a relationship, they say it with pee!

10. Dolly Parton Lost In Her Own Look-Alike Contest

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Dolly Parton once entered a celebrity look-alike contest, without revealing her true identity, at a club in San Francisco. She lost to a drag queen.

11. Latin America Has Flowers That Look Like Lips

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There’s a flower in the rainforests of Central and South America that resembles a puckering mouth covered in lipstick. It called Psychotria Elata, and it nicknamed Hooker’s Lips!

12. There’s Only One Letter That Doesn’t Appear In Any U.S. State Name

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Can you guess the answer to this random fact? You’ll find a Z (Arizona), a J (New Jersey), and even two X’s (New Mexico and Texas)—but not a single Q.

13. Scotland Has 421 Words For “Snow”

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Yes—421! That’s too many fun facts about snow. Some examples: sneesl (to start raining or snowing); feefle (to swirl); flinkdrinkin (a light snow). 

14. Samsung Tests Phone Durability With A Butt-Shaped Robot

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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.

15. Armadillo Shells Are Bulletproof

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

16. Octopuses Lay 56,000 Eggs At A Time

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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 rice when they’re born.

17. Cats Have Fewer Toes On Their Back Paws

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Like most four-legged mammals, they have five toes on the front, but their back paws only have four toes. Scientists think the four-toe back paws might help them run faster. Do you know any other fun facts about cats?

18. Blue Whales Eat Half A Million Calories In One Mouthful

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

19. That Tiny Pocket In Jeans Was Designed To Store Pocket Watches

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

20. Most Disney Characters Wear Gloves To Keep Animation Simple

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Walt Disney might have been the first to put gloves on his characters, as seen in 1929’s The Opry House starring Mickey Mouse. In addition to being easier to animate, there’s another reason Disney opted for gloves: “We didn’t want him to have mouse hands because he was supposed to be more human”.

21. The Man With The World’s Deepest Voice Can Make Sounds Humans Can’t Hear

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The man, Tim Storms, can’t even hear the note, which is eight octaves below the lowest G on a piano—but elephants can.

22. The Current American Flag Was Designed By A High School Student

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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.

23. Cows Don’t Have Upper Front Teeth

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They do have molars in the top back of their mouths though. Where you’d expect upper incisors, cows, sheep, and goats have a thick layer of tissue called a “dental pad.” They use that with their bottom teeth to pull out grass.

24. Dogs Sniff Good Smells With Their Left Nostril

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Dogs normally start sniffing with their right nostril, then keep it there if the smell could signal danger, but they’ll shift to the left side for something pleasant, like food or a mating partner.

25. The French Have Their Own Name For A “French Kiss”

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This interesting fact doesn’t date that far back. The word hasn’t been around for long. In 2014, galocher—meaning to kiss with tongues—was added to the Petit Robert French dictionary.

26. Mercedes Invented A Car Controlled By Joystick

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The joystick in the 1966 Mercedes F200 showcase car controlled speed and direction, replacing both the steering wheel and pedals. The car could also sense which side the driver was sitting in, so someone could control it from the passenger seat.

27. The CIA Headquarters Has Its Own Starbucks, But Baristas Don’t Write Names On The Cups

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Its receipts say “Store Number 1” instead of “Starbucks,” and its workers need an escort to leave their work posts. 

28. Bees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest

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Bees can fly higher than 29,525 feet above sea level, according to National Geographic. That’s higher than Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.

29. Ancient Egyptians Used Dead Mice To Ease Toothaches

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In Ancient Egypt, people put a dead mouse in their mouth if they had a toothache, according to Nathan Belofsky’s book “Strange Medicine”. Mice were also used as a warts remedy during Elizabethan England.

30. Humans Have Jumped Further Than Horses In The Olympics

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The Olympic world record for the longest human long jump is greater than the world record for longest horse long jump. Mike Powell set the record in 1991 by jumping 8.95 meters, and the horse Extra Dry set the record in 1900 by jumping 6.10 meters.

31. The Terminator Script Was Sold For $1

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James Cameron is the award-winning director of movies like Titanic, Avatar, and The Terminator. In order to get his big break with The Terminator, he sold the script for $1 and a promise that he’d be able to direct.

32. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak And Ron Wayne Started Apple Inc. On April Fools’ Day

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The three technology innovators signed the documents to form the Apple Computer Company on April 1, 1976. Thirty years later, the company was renamed Apple Inc. and is no joke. In 2018, Apple Inc. became the country’s first trillion-dollar company.

33. Baseball Umpires Used To Sit In Rocking Chairs

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People have been playing baseball since the mid 19th century. In the early games, umpires would officiate the games reclining in a rocking chair that was located 20 feet behind home plate. By 1878, the National League also declared that home teams must pay umpires $5 per game.

34. Neil Armstrong’s Hair Was Sold In 2004 For $3,000

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The lucky buyer, John Reznikoff, holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of hair from historical celebrities, reports NBC. The barber Marx Sizemore, who cut Armstrong’s hair, received threats of being sued by Armstrong’s lawyers who said he violated an Ohio law that protects the rights of famous people.

35. Wimbledon Tennis Balls Are Kept At 68 Degrees Fahrenheit

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The temperature of tennis balls affects how the ball bounces. At warmer temperatures, the gas molecules inside the ball expand making the ball bounce higher. To make sure the best tennis balls are there, Wimbledon goes through over 50,000 tennis balls.

36. World Record For The Holder Of The Most World Records

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Ashrita Furman, who’s set more than 600 records and currently holds more than 200. His records have ranged from fastest mile on a pogo stick, longest time to hula hoop underwater and greatest distance travelled on a bicycle balancing a milk bottle on the head.

37. The Longest Wedding Veil Was Longer Than 63 Football Fields

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If you thought Meghan Markle’s wedding veil was long, get this: there’s a woman in Cyprus who set the Guinness World Record for the longest wedding veil. How long was it, you ask? Nearly 23,000 feet, which is the same length as about 63.5 football fields.

38. You Can Hear A Blue Whale’s Heartbeat From More Than 2 Miles Away

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The world’s largest animal’s heart weighs about 400 pounds — approximately the size of a small piano

39. The Odds Of Getting A Royal Flush Are Exactly 1 In 649,740

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Poker fiends have a slightly better chance of laying down a straight flush: Try 72,192 to 1. Out of the 7,462 distinct five-card poker hands, you have a 42% chance of getting a single pair though.

40. 57 Varieties Of Heinz Ketchup

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There actually aren’t “57 varieties” of Heinz ketchup, and never were. Company founder H.J. Heinz thought his product should have a number, and he liked 57. Hint: Hit the glass bottle on the “57,” not the bottom, to get the ketchup to flow.

Some One Line Facts :-

1. There is a technical name for the “fear of long words”. It is “hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.”

2. The Four Corners is the only spot in the US where you can stand in four states at once: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. 

3. Wombats are the only animal whose poop’s shape is cube. This is due to how its intestines form the feces. The animals then stack the cubes to mark their territory.

4. The wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles was watched by 750 million people worldwide in 1981. But sadly, 2.5 billion watched her funeral in 1997.

5. The word “strengths” is the longest word in the English language with only one vowel.

6. Humans can never land on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune because there are gases but no solid surface.

7. People started wearing pajamas, originally spelled “pyjamas,” instead of nightgowns so they’d be prepared to run outside in public during World War I air raids in England. 

8. There are farts which are at a speed of 10 feet per second (7 mph).

9. Every human being starts out as an asshole: it’s the first part of the body to form in the womb.

10. If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.

11. There’s a “DUMB Starbucks” where every product has the word “dumb” in front of it.

12. Mariah Carey’s legs are insured for US$1 billion.

13. The Sun City Poms is a cheerleading squad in Arizona that only people 55 or older can join.

14. The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn’t Z — it was the letter J.

15. The British royal family isn’t allowed to play Monopoly.

16. For a brief time, Melbourne had the best name on the planet: Batmania.

17. Canadians say “sorry” so much that The Apology Act was passed in 2009, declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission of guilt.

18. “Horizontal refreshment” was 19th century slang for sex.

19. Sea otters have a pouch under their forearm to store their favorite rocks.

20. People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a mili-second.

21. If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.

22. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

23. Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

24. Guinea pigs and rabbits can’t sweat.

25. The duckbill platypus can store as many as six hundred worms in the pouches of its cheeks.

26. Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

27. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.

28. The odds of seeing three albino deer at once are one in seventy-nine billion, yet one man in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, took a picture of three albino deer in the woods.

29. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks – otherwise it will digest itself.

30. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.

31. A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.

32. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.

33. Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the most often stolen book from Public Libraries.

34. “Almost” is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

35. Rome is on every continent except Antarctica.

36. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.

37. If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

38. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.

39. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

40. No Number Before 1,000 Contains The Letter A. Some of these fun facts will have you counting. But there are plenty of E’s, I’s, O’s, U’s, and Y’s.

33 Facts About Success That Will Help You To Achieve It

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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life but as by the obstacles which he has overcome”.

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work” – Stephen King

The greatest victory is the one which is obtained with hardest struggles of life. Failure is a part of success, since it tests our limit and shines our capability to achieve the desired goal. Our society doesn’t reward defeat, and you’ll find few failures documented in history books.

In fact, experience is life’s greatest teacher and experience comes from failures of life. One of the greatest examples of failure turning into success is Thomas Edison who failed 1000 times but without accepting defeat he invented the light bulb in his next turn.

On the hunt for success? Here are some success facts to take note of –

1. Failure Is A Part Of Success

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Failure can and will happen, regardless of how awesome your work ethic is. The most successful people understand the reality of failure and its importance in finding success. While you may want to run and hide after you fail, you must learn from your mistakes to ensure you don’t fail in the same way the second time around.

2. Set Smart Goals 

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Those who are successful set daily achievable goals. Find success by solidifying goals that are S.M.A.R.T. — specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely. Get rid of long-term goals and establish small daily goals to achieve your vision more easily.

3. It’s Not Always About Luck

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It’s all too easy to chalk up success to being in the right place at the right time. While this certainly is an element of success, you can’t forget the crucial involvement of blood, sweat, and tears.

Don’t hold yourself back by waiting for the perfect timing or idea. Some of the most successful people got there by hitting the ground running, even if timing wasn’t perfect.

4. Carefully Track Your Progress

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Often, success comes down to keeping your eye on the prize while regularly monitoring behaviors, strategies, and tactics. You can’t make adjustments if you don’t know how you’re doing. Be sure to hold yourself accountable by checking your progress as often as possible and getting feedback when it’s due.

5. Don’t Wait To Act

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Successful people don’t always know the right answer, but they keep moving anyway. Taking action will lead to answers, so don’t let obstacles stall you when you’re searching for the right solution.

6. Connect The Dots

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Those who are successful have the ability to see the greater picture. Look at things in a “past, present, and future” context to receive favorable results. You will be able to see what failed and what was the most important turn in your life.

7. Harness Your Confidence

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You’ve got to truly believe in your abilities. Assess yourself to gain a clear understanding of what you are able to accomplish, and use this as fuel to light your own fire.

8. Commit To Your Goals

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Success doesn’t come without effort. The most successful individuals are often the most committed to what they’re working toward. Go the extra mile every day and make no exceptions.

9. Notice The Impact

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Awareness breeds success. If you’re not keyed in to your environment, you’re sure to miss opportunities. Listen to what’s being said about your company, constantly hone feedback, and keep your eyes and ears on your entire industry.

10. Communicate Like A Pro

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Those who are successful have an ease for convincing others. They don’t manipulate or pressure but logically explain the benefits. Communicating with confidence will allow you to more easily negotiate your visions.

11. Display Humility 

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Success doesn’t have to come with an ego. In fact, many successful people don’t have one. This is because they understand that while extraneous factors come into play, some failure can be chalked up to their own shortcomings. Never forget to hold yourself accountable for every aspect of your life. This is how you’ll remain focused and humble.

12. Success Isn’t All About Talent

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In her new book Grit, psychologist Angela Duckworth investigates the characteristics of people who achieve great things. She finds that being successful isn’t all about having the right genius and talents. It has much more to do with grit – a unique blend of passion and perseverance.

The great news is that your ability to achieve doesn’t depend on what you were born with. If you want to be successful, you can stop focusing on your natural talents and start developing your grit.

13. Success Is Relative

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Your benchmark for success is different from someone else and will probably change quite a few times. Try to make a note of what your benchmark is (write it down if you must) so you can give yourself the kudos you deserve when you achieve it.

14. It’s Sometimes Hard To Recognise That You’re Successful When You Do Become Success

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Even though your motivation for success seems very apparent, when you achieve it and are ultimately “successful”, it’s so easy to get lost in the journey to success that you forget to stop and take a look at what you’ve actually achieved. Try to pause from time to time and give yourself a pat on the back for what you’ve achieved.

15. You Should Celebrate Yourself

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No one will if you don’t. It is really essential for you to know that you have achieved something that others have not. So, by celebrating you are praising yourself and giving the reward that you deserve.

16. There’s Just No Substitute For Hard Work 

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Yes, sometimes luck can contribute to success but regardless of what anyone tells you, no successful person is ‘just lucky’. Luck can provide you with a good start or put you in the right place to start your journey to success but hard work is what will see you to success. Luck is like a matchstick, yes it can start a fire but you’ll need so much more to keep that fire going.

17. People Won’t See The Hard Work You Put And Will Probably Scold You

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It’s just not because they’re being unkind but because they just don’t know how much time and effort it’s taken you to get to where you are. They will most likely focus on the nicer side of things and not give you the credit you deserve for your hard-work.

Never let that get to you. If people just think you’re lucky, it’s probably because you’ve worked so hard and done a fantastic job at work so seamlessly.

18. You Need To Immerse Yourself In Your Field

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You can’t be a successful Formula 1 racer without stepping foot into a car. Even ‘outsiders’ have some involvement in the fields they are looking to be successful in, they just have a different approach/viewpoint from everyone else. You really need to surround yourself with something relevant to your field which should be fairly easy to do if you have a genuine interest in the field.

19. Know How to Get Along

You can’t cook an omelette without cracking a few eggs, but if you crack too many eggs you’ll get a heartburn. Knowing how to tolerate conflict is important, but being in conflict constantly means getting distracted from your goal. Pick your battles, and know when to step down.

 20. Being Old Doesn’t Matter

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The writing is on the wall: “Being more efficient and productive with time matters more in the long run than your age”.

Just because older people have had more time to stack up their successes doesn’t mean being older is everything in success. A study conducted on over 3,000 physicists showed that the likelihood of making important contributions to their field was directly correlated to the amount of time they put into their work.

21. Don’t Dangle That Carrot

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Passion and intrinsic motivation are key factors to success and completing a task. According to psychologists, if we enjoy and are passionate about a task, we will do it without any desire for an external reward; we will be intrinsically motivated.

22. Unleash Your Creativity

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When we are intrinsically motivated to do something, studies suggest that we are actually more creative about the task at hand, which can help us better perform at our work.

23. Impostor Syndrome Is Real

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Impostor syndrome—that little voice inside our heads that tell us we can’t do something or don’t belong somewhere—is a very real thing, and has very real consequences. A study by Mirjam Neureiter and Eva Traut-Mattausch found that impostor syndrome is correlated with lower salaries and fewer promotions.

Some One Line Facts :-

1. Both success and failure are on the same road. Success is little far than the failure milestone.

2. You do not fail when you don’t achieve your goal, but when you give up.

3. Some people fail again and again. While some succeed after learning lessons from every failure.

4. People who become successful never let the failure get to their heart.

5. Failure teaches us to think different. This way people who fail learn to act smarter in life.

6. Never give up attitude with consistent effort can convert even a biggest failure into giant success.

7. Every successful person has dealt with failure in different circumstances of life. Fear of failing never let you win.

8. Losers quit when they fail. But winners learn from failures with consistent efforts until they succeed.

9. To achieve something, one must loose something. So if you want to achieve your goal, move out from your comfort zone.

10. Most people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.

100 Amazing Life Facts Which Will Make Your Day

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Human life facts are genuinely fascinating, but have you ever thought how many random facts had been accumulated throughout the history of our civilization? Probably thousands, if not more.

So to expand your knowledge about the life we live, I have put together a list of life facts you probably didn’t know. Be sure to remember at least one of these facts of life, as they might be useful some day.

Have you ever wondered how many times you’ve walked around the world? Or where your smallest bone is? And what has China done? Well, get your answers here.

So pull up a chair, get comfortable – and enjoy this awesome list of the top 100 most random life facts.

1. You’ll Yawn More Often Than You Eat Breakfast

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Over the course of a lifetime, you’ll yawn approximately 250,000 times, according to one expert on the subject. If you live to 70, that’s about 10 yawns per day.

2. You Can’t Breathe And Swallow Simultaneously

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“This is because the food and fluids we swallow and the air we breathe in both travel down the same part of our throat,” according to psychiatric nurse James Steinmetz.

3. The Size Of Your Social Circle Is Related To The Size Of Your Brain

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A scientist at Oxford discovered that the size of a person’s “orbitomedial prefrontal cortex” (the part of a brain that identifies other people’s moods and personalities) can predict the size of that person’s social circle. The average prefrontal cortex averages out to around 147.8 friends in a social network.

4. Women Can Give Birth After They Die

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It’s very rare, but it has been known to happen. Called “coffin birth,” it’s a phenomenon that occurs when a pregnant woman delivers a child spontaneously after her death—due to gases that built up in the abdominal area, putting pressure on the mother’s uterus and forcing the baby out the birth passageway.

5. High Heels Were First Designed For Men

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Though closely identified as a female fashion staple today, high heels were first designed for men. At the end of the 16th century, Persian-inspired style was all the rage in Europe, according to the J. Paul Getty Museum, and heels were seen as being virile and masculine—and a great way to boost your height a few inches.

6. There’s A Brewery In Japan That Makes Beer From Elephant Dung

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The brewery, Sankt Gallen, produces a beer called Un Kono Kuro, made with coffee beans that have passed through an elephant. It’s a huge hit, according to Fox News.

7. Snow Is A Terrible Way To Stay Hydrated

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When it comes to snow, it’s water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. It requires a lot of energy for your body to convert something from a solid to a liquid, and while snow will provide a tiny amount of hydration, it will also lower your body temperature in the process, making you more prone to hypothermia.

8. You Can Use Amazon For Charity

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Use Amazon Smile instead of plain old Amazon, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchases to a charity of your choosing.

9. Many Phones Attach GPS Data To Your Photos By Default

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Many phones, including iPhones, track your location and attach that information to every picture you take by default. You can turn it off in your settings, but that doesn’t remove the information from pictures you’ve already taken.

10. “I.e.” And “E.g.” Are Not The Same Thing

I.e. is an abbreviation of id est, which means “that is,” but you can remember what it means with the phrase “in essence”. E.g., on the other hand, stands for exempli gratia, which means “for the sake of example,” but can easily be remembered as “example given.”

11. You Can Blur Your House On Google’s Street View

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Go to your house, click on it, and then click “report a problem” at the bottom of the screen. You can also do this for your face or your car.

12. Fake Smiles Can Actually Harm Your Long-Term Health

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It’s thought that faking happiness can lead to withdrawal and may actually provoke further detrimental health problems later on in life.  Therefore, it’s probably better you only try and show that you are happy when you mean it!

13. Koalas Share A Strange Similarity With Humans

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That we both have fingerprints. However, even stranger is the fact that it’s impossible for you to instantly tell between them.  In fact, even experts struggle to separate koala fingerprints from human ones.

14. It’s Always Important To Thoroughly Wash Your Hands

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In fact, doing so could help to save almost one million people around the world each year.  If there’s anything the recent worries over COVID-19, or the Chinese Coronavirus, has taught us, it’s that hand washing is crucial!

15. Banging Your Head Against A Wall For One Hour Burns 150 Calories

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Alternatively, you can walk your dog for 45 minutes, which also burns 150 calories – and is much less painful.

16. In Switzerland It Is Illegal To Own Just One Guinea Pig

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This is because guinea pigs are social animals, and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone. Why isn’t this a law everywhere?!

17. Pteronophobia Is The Fear Of Being Tickled By Feathers

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It’s also a fear of feathers themselves. The word “ptero” is the Greek word for feather, and “phobia” is also Greek, meaning fear.

18. Snakes Can Help Predict Earthquakes

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They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away (121 km), up to five days before it happens.

19. Cherophobia Is An Irrational Fear Of Fun Or Happiness

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That’s one phobia I wouldn’t like to have… it would probably mean they would fear these fun life facts!

20. 7% Of American Adults Believe That Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows

I know 7% doesn’t sound like a lot, but that actually works out at 16.4 million American adults. Sounds like a lot now right?

21. If You Lift A Kangaroo’s Tail Off The Ground It Can’t Hop

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Kangaroos use their tails for balance whilst hopping, so if you elevate their tail, they would have no balance and fall over.

22. Bananas Are Curved Because They Grow Towards The Sun

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Bananas go through a process called “negative geotropism.” Instead of growing towards the ground, they start growing towards the sun.

The fruit grows against gravity, which gives the banana its familiar curved shape.

23. Billy Goats Urinate On Their Own Heads To Smell More Attractive To Females

Billy goats, or bucks is the other name of male goats. Generally they urinate on themselves in late summer through fall, and for humans, it’s not a pleasant smell.

24. During Your Lifetime, You Will Produce Enough Saliva To Fill Two Swimming Pools

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An average human produces between 1 to 2 liters of saliva each day, which is a maximum of 730 liters per year.

The average life expectancy is just over 70 years, which gives a maximum of 51,100 liters of saliva produced in an average lifetime. This is more than enough to fill two swimming pools.

25. Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Happen On A Monday

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Okay this isn’t exactly a fun fact, but it is interesting! Heart attacks increases by 20% on Monday. The most common time for them to happen is between 4-10 a.m.

26. In 2017 More People Were Killed From Injuries Caused By Taking A Selfie Than By Shark Attacks

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There was only 5 deaths due to shark attacks in 2017, which is lower than the average year. The average amount of deaths caused by sharks is 6. Worldwide, there were 35 deaths caused by taking selfies in 2017.

27. A Lion’s Roar Can Be Heard From 5 Miles Away

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To be more specific, a lion can roar as loud as 114 decibels, which is roughly 25 times louder than a gas-powered lawnmower.

28. A Baby Spider Is Called A Spiderling

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Spiders aren’t cute, but this name kind of is! Spiderling is the official name for immature spiders. On top of that, spiderlings are often born in groups of thousands!

29. A Baby Octopus Is About The Size Of A Flea When It Is Born

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You would think this would make them hard to spot. But since eggs are laid by the tens of thousands, it would be hard to miss a massive cluster of pea-sized octopuses!

30. In Uganda, Around 48% Of The Population Is Under 15 Years Of Age

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Of the 41 million inhabitants, nearly half of those are youths. If you were to expand the age to just 30, that brings the percentage up to 77%!

31. The Average Male Is Not Fond Of A Shopping Trip After 26 Minutes

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Meanwhile, women are fond of shopping and they can shop until around 2 hours! So next time you see a couple at a retail store with a bored looking boyfriend, you know they’ve been out for more than half an hour.

32. In The 16th Century, Turkish Women Could Initiate A Divorce If Their Husbands Didn’t Pour Coffee For Them

Today, this would be unheard of. But back then, coffee was an integral part of Turkish society. So much so, that it was “grounds” for divorce. No one knows why exactly this was acceptable, but the fact remains that it was.

33. Recycling One Glass Jar Saves Enough Energy To Watch Television For 3 Hours

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Yup, that’s how important recycling is! The average person has the chance to recycle 25,000 cans in their lifetime – that’s 75,000 hours of television!

34. Facebook, Instagram And Twitter Are All Banned In China

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Those aren’t the only ones either – over 8,000 domain names are also in the list. Other major banned social network sites include Pinterest and Tumblr.

35. A Swarm Of 20,000 Bees Followed A Car For Two Days Because Their Queen Was Stuck Inside

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When the car parked, the thousands of bees swarmed onto the car and had to be taken off by beekeepers. The next day, the bees were back on the car because the queen was still inside and the swarm had to be taken off again.

36. Nearly 3% Of The Ice In Antarctic Glaciers Is Penguin Urine

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Because the temperature in the Antarctic is well below zero, the urine can’t evaporate and just combines with the glaciers.

37. A Crocodile Can’t Poke Its Tongue Out

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Because their tongues are stick to the roof of their mouths, crocodiles cannot poke their tongues out – although their very similar counterparts, alligators, can.

38. Sea Otters Hold Hands When They Sleep So They Don’t Drift Away From Each Other

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This is a method to keep a mother and her pup to prevent them from separating. Other than holding hands, they may also wrap themselves in kelp to keep from drifting away!

39. A Small Child Could Swim Through The Veins Of A Blue Whale

If you consider how large a blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car, it’s no surprise that a small child, around 3-4 years old, could swim through the massive veins of a blue whale.

40. There Are Total Of 1,710 Steps In The Eiffel Tower

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Standing 108 stories tall, there are 1,710 steps to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower. However, guests can climb the stairs until the first platform. From there, they must take a lift to the top.

41. Gust of Wind Saved Her Life

Elvita Adams tried to commit suicide by jumping off the Empire State Building. She jumped from the 86th floor but was blown back onto the 85th floor by a gust of wind.

Standing almost 1,500 feet tall, there’s no way anyone could survive that fall. The worst injury she sustained was a fractured hip.

42. Los Angeles’s Full Name Is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”

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The original name was quite a mouthful. It translates to “town of our lady the Queen of Angels of the River Porciuncula.” Now, Los Angeles is just “The Angels.”

43. The Twitter Bird Actually Has A Name – Larry

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The name comes from Larry Bird, who is a famous Hall of Fame basketball player. The species of Larry the Bird still remains a secret!

44. It Snowed In The Sahara Desert For 30 Minutes On The 18th February 1979

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So far, this is the only known time in history that it snowed in the Sahara! Unsurprisingly, the snow melted away very quickly.

45. Mike Tyson Once Offered A Zoo Attendant 10,000 Dollars To Let Him Fight A Gorilla

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As it is, Tyson bribed a worker to open the zoo for just him and his wife to see the animals. While on this romantic stroll, he also tried to bribe a zookeeper to let him fight a gorilla. But the zoo attendant said no.

46. The Most Venomous Jellyfish In The World Is The Irukandji

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While it’s not the most deadly jellyfish, it is number two! Even more shocking, is that this tiny jellyfish is smaller than your fingernail. Its venom is 100 times more powerful than a cobra’s!

47. Queen Elizabeth Can’t Sit On The Iron Throne From Game of Thrones

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Queen Elizabeth went to the set of Game of Thrones, but because of an obscure rule, she wasn’t allowed to sit on it – the ruling monarch can’t sit on a foreign throne, even if it’s fictional, apparently.

48. Vincent Van Gogh Only Sold One Painting In His Lifetime

Just a few months before his death, Van Gogh sold his painting “The Red Vineyard.” It was sold in Brussels, Belgium for 400 francs.

49. A Company In Taiwan Makes Dinnerware Out Of Wheat, So You Can Eat Your Plate!

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Not only do they make plates out of wheat, but spoons, bowls, and chopsticks as well. The dishes can be kept for months as long as they stay dry!

50. The Average Person Walks The Equivalent Of Five Times Around The World In Their Lifetime

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Assuming the average person lives until they’re 80, they will walk about 110,000 miles in their lifetime. The circumference of the equator is 24,900 miles.

51. Michael Jackson Offered To Make A Harry Potter Musical, But J.K. Rowling Rejected The Idea

Rowling said she refused a lot of adaption opportunities, and Michael Jackson’s just so happened to be one of them.

52. The World Record For Stuffing Drinking Straws Into Your Mouth At Once Is 459

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Manoj Kumar Maharana, from India, broke the world record on 28th August 2017 for stuffing 459 drinking straws in his mouth at once! In order to break it, he had to keep them in his mouth for at least 10 seconds.

53. Tears Contains A Natural Pain Killer Which Reduces Pain And Improves Your Mood

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It’s actually an endorphin, which is why you can tend to feel better after a good cry! So next time you feel the need to break down, don’t be shy!

54. Squirrels Forget Where They Hide About Half Of Their Nuts

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While not all squirrels bury their nuts, the ones that do only recover around 26% of their nuts.

55. Millions Of Birds A Year Die From Smashing Into Windows In The U.S. Alone

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The actual number is somewhere between 365-988 million!

While the exact number of the bird population is uncertain, this comes out to about 2 to 10 percent of birds in the United States.

56. In June 2017, The Facebook Community Reached 2 Billion Active Users

Meaning, more than a quarter of the world’s population uses this popular social media outlet!

57. In 1998, Sony Accidentally Sold 700,000 Camcorders That Had The Technology To See Through People’s Clothes

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These cameras had special lenses that use infrared light meant to be used as night vision, but it also allowed you to see through some types of clothing.

58. During Your Lifetime, You Will Spend Around Thirty-Eight Days Brushing Your Teeth

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This equals out to about 35.5 days in total. At about two minutes per day, this equates to 0.1% of your life!

59. Ronald McDonald Is “Donald McDonald” In Japan Because It Makes Pronunciation Easier For The Japanese

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Ever since the first McDonald’s opened in Japan in 1971, the mascot has been called Donald McDonald. Often, Japanese people are surprised to learn that he has a different name everywhere else.

60. Ants Leave Maps For Other Ants When They Walk

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Ants leave pheromone trails when they walk as maps for other ants to follow, meaning they can travel the fastest route to food or their hive. The more ants that walk that route, the stronger the map is for others to follow.

61. The Smallest Bone In Your Body Is In Your Ear

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The stapes is a bone in the middle ear of humans that which helps conduct sound vibrations for identification.It is only roughly 0.04 inch (1mm) in size.

62. Most Korean People Don’t Have Armpit Odour

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Only 0.006% of the Korean population have the ABCC11 gene, which is the cause of armpit odor. As a result deodorants are rarely sold in Korea.

63. Only 5% Of The Ocean Has Been Explored

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Alongside this only 1% of the seabed has been discovered and explored. Sea exploration and mapping didn’t truly start until the 1960s due to the lack of technology beforehand.

64. Human Brain Is More Powerful Than Computer

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It’s thought that the human brain is able to compute 38 thousand trillion executions and operations each second. Compare this to some of the world’s most proficient computers, which are only able to work to around 1% of this power.

Some One-Line Facts :-

1. Injured fingernails grow faster than uninjured ones

2. The suits on a deck of cards initially symbolized something: heart stood for the Church, spades – the military, clubs – the agriculture, and diamonds – dedicated to the merchants.

3. There are 10 human body parts that are only written with 3 letters (jaw, rib, lip, eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, and gum).

4. The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

5. Kangaroos in Australia are about 40 million. Twice more than people.

6. “Goodbye” originates from “God bye” which came from “God be with you.”

7. Elephants are the only animal to have four forward-facing knees. All other four-legged animals have at least one pair of legs with knees that face backwards.

8. Greece and Australia haven’t missed Olympic Games since 1896.

9. It’s highly likely that you will spend at least three months of your life sitting on or going to the toilet. This probably going to be even longer if you take a smartphone in there with you!

10. France is the country with the most time zones in the world.

11. The average meat-eating person eats about 7,000 animals in their lifetime.

12. It’s possible to sail a boat from Pakistan to Russia if you sail in a completely straight line. 

13. The fur of polar bears is not white but transparent.

14. Your four year old son or daughter is likely to ask you more than 400 questions a day.

15. Your skin replaces itself regularly without you ever feeling it. In fact, it is likely to do this around 900 times during your lifetime.

16. In China, the day a baby is born, the baby is considered 1 year old.

17. When a species is suspected as extinct but then discovered to still be alive, it is classified as a member of the Lazarus Species

18. Human eye’s resolution is estimated to be 576 mega pixels.

19. Male koalas have two penises; luckily female ones have two vaginas.

20. Human life expectancy has increased more in the last 50 years than in the previous 200,000 years of human existence

21. Men spend almost a year of their lives staring at women.

22. A steady stream of minor accomplishments makes you more satisfied
with your life than a few major accomplishments

23. In his lifetime, a man spends almost six months shaving.

24. Women spend over 4 years (in total) of their lives menstruating.

25. Most people can survive for up to 2 months without eating,but people can only live up to 11 days without sleeping.

26. The average British woman spends US$160,000 on make-up in a lifetime.

27. There are plenty of strong muscles in the human body, but the strongest is the tongue.

28. Speaking of tongues, you are actually likely to lose half of their taste buds by the time you reach the age of 60.

29. Babies are only able to see in black and white from birth, as they will develop color vision later in life.

30. Twins are, generally, likely to be born one after the other in quick succession. However, there has been a case where one twin continued gestating for a further 87 days after the birth of the first!

31. The average person spends two weeks of his life kissing.

32. Women spend nearly one year of their lives deciding what to wear.

33. Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child’s life.

34. You’re likely to spend around 10% of your whole life blinking. Don’t try and measure for this too much!

35. You won’t develop fingerprints as soon as you are born. These will develop when you are around three months old.

36. The probability of living 110 years or more is about 1 in 7 million.

50 Delicious Facts About Chocolate

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Chocolate is so much more than a snack to eat while binge watching Netflix all night long. Just one piece has so much history and hidden usages behind it, you would be surprised how powerful it really is and how many interesting chocolate facts exist.

Here we’re going to look at 50 delicious facts about chocolate.

To make things more fun, I want you to grab a chocolate and then read this blog!!

What Is Chocolate?

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Chocolate is made from the fruit of the Theobroma cacao, a tropical tree which means “food of the gods” in Greek, according to an online exhibit by the Cornell University Library.

Chocolate Is Actually A Vegetable

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Cacao beans produces chocolate, which grows on the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), an evergreen from the family Malvaceae (other members of the family include okra and cotton). This makes the most important part of the sweet treat a vegetable.

White Chocolates Are Not Chocolates Really!

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Because it doesn’t contain chocolate liquor more than 10%, white chocolate isn’t chocolate in the strict sense. But One of the main components of white chocolate is cacao, or cocoa, beans—mainly cocoa butter.

Hot Chocolate Was The First Chocolate Treat

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Cacao was brewed in both Mexican and Aztec culture, though the result was nothing like today’s hot chocolate—it was a typically bitter concoction that was often used for ceremonial occasions like weddings.

Cacao Was Once Used As Currency

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The Aztecs and Mesoamericans loved and valued the cacao bean so highly that they used it as currency during the height of their civilization.

Cocoa And Cacao Are The Same Thing

The words are interchangeable! It’s all one bean.“Cacao” is how you say “cocoa” in Spanish.

Napoleon Bonaparte Loved Chocolate

The French leader wanted wine and chocolate available to him and his senior advisers even during intense military campaigns.

Making Chocolate Is Intensely Hard

Despite its regal background and revered status, the cacao bean doesn’t just magically turn into chocolate—it takes about 400 beans to make a single pound of the good stuff.

The First Chocolate Bar Was Made In England

Way back in 1842, the Cadbury company made the very first chocolate bar. The company is still in existence, and is perhaps most famous for their delightful Easter-themed treats.

Chocolate Has A Special Melting Point

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Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93°F(32°C) , just below the human body temperature. That’s why chocolate melts so easily on your tongue.

Cacao Trees Are Immortal, Almost

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That may sound impressive, but the Cacao trees, which are tropical beauties, may actually live up to 200 years. However, interestingly, they produce viable beans for just 25 years of their lifespan.

Chocolates Are Not For Pets

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Chocolates and cocoa products may be dangerous for your pet as it contains a toxic component called theobromine. While humans can easily metabolise this component, it takes time for the pets to process, which only builds up to the toxicity.

Growing A Cocoa Tree Is No Joke

It takes about a year for a cocoa tree to produce enough pods to make about 10 small-sized chocolate bars.

Know The Number Of Chocolate Flavors Available Across The Globe

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Chocolates have more than 500 flavors available, while wine has just about 200. Wonder how many have you tasted?

Chocolate Can Produce Alcohol

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Around 1400 to 1100 B.C. civilization fermented cocoa beans to create alcoholic drinks. Researchers in Honduras learned that it was first farmed for this purpose before it was eventually used to create the sweet dessert we eat in today’s modern culture.

It Can Improve Your Memory

A experiment conducted at the Columbia University proved that chocolate can improve your memory. The participants were instructed to drink the beverage that contains a high dose of cocoa flavanols every day for three months. The group who consumed this drink had a 25% better performance than the normal people.

Chocolate Holidays

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There are a number of holidays devoted only to chocolate. July 7th is known as Chocolate Day. This is to celebrate the day in 1550 when chocolate was first brought to Europe. There is also the July 28th celebration of National Milk Chocolate Day and International Chocolate Day on September 13th.

The Ivory Coast Is The Single Largest Producer Of Cacao

Despite its Amazonian roots, most cacao—nearly 70 percent of the world’s supply—comes from Africa.The world’s largest producer of cacao is the Ivory Coast in West Africa, which account for about 30-40% of all production worldwide.

Chocolate Invented Microwave

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Chocolate actually inspired the Microwave. Percy Spence, a scientist working on WWII radar loved chocolate. When near a magnetron, he noticed a chocolate bar in his pocket had melted. He realized magnetrons could be used to heat food quickly and discovered the microwave oven.

World’s Most Expensive Chocolate Bar

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Cadbury offers The Wispa Gold Wrapped Bar. It was a marketing campaign to relaunch their brand of caramel chocolate bars, Wispa Gold. And we get this expensive version in an edible gold leaf. It cost around 1430$ per bar.

Process Of Making The Chocolate

Did you know making chocolate is not a piece of cake? Despite its regal background and revered status, the cacao, or cocoa, beans do not just magically turn into chocolates; it takes quite the processing.

Cacao seeds are harvested by hand because machines could injure the trees, according to Cornell. Workers remove the pods, which are orange when they are ripe, and open them with a machete. The seeds are placed in large fermentation trays that are stacked and covered in banana leaves, where they are left for two to seven days.

Fermentation produces the chocolate flavor and aroma. It also destroys the seed’s embryo, preventing unwanted germination, and causes the white pulp to fall away from the seeds.After fermenting, the beans dry out on sunny platforms.

Workers turn them several times a day for three to five days to complete drying. The beans can dry faster in rotary driers but sun-dried beans taste the best, according to Cornell.

Next, the beans are taken to the chocolate factory, where they are cleaned. The beans are roasted in large, rotating ovens. The roasting draws out flavor and removes the beans. Roasted beans go into a winnowing machine, which cracks the beans and removes hulls. The remaining part of the bean is the nib. Nibs become chocolate.

Types Of Chocolate

Fine chocolate falls into three categories: dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.

  • Dark chocolate has chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, lecithin, sugar and vanilla.
  • Milk chocolate has all of the above plus milk fats and milk solids.
  • White chocolate contains everything milk chocolate does except chocolate liquor.

Health benefits of chocolate

1. Good heart food

Several recent studies have examined the role that chocolate may have on heart health. Cacao beans are full of phytonutrients, which act as antioxidants and provide additional benefits. Furthermore, cacao beans are rich sources of iron, copper, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus.

A study in the journal in 2017 proves that adults who eats chocolate at least once a month has 10 to 20 percent lower rates of having heart attacks than those who never or rarely eats chocolate.

2. Good mood food

Chocolate is often associated with positive effects on mood, but the reasons why it makes some people feel good are debatable. However, these substances are in very low concentrations — too low to induce an antidepressant effect.

Chocolate may interact with neurotransmitter systems that contribute to appetite, reward and mood regulation, such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, according to the 2013 article in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

3. Chocolates Can Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Your mouth plays a home to bacteria that turn sugar into acids, further eating away the tooth’s surface causing cavities. The antibacterial agents in cocoa beans tend to inhibit the growth of these bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Choose to eat dark chocolate as it contains more cocoa. However, this doesn’t mean you eat chocolate daily.

Some Short One-Liner Facts :

1. There are an estimated 1.5 million cocoa farms in West Africa.

2. Cacao leaves can move 90 degrees, from horizontal to vertical, to get sun and to protect younger leaves.

3. The average size of a cocoa farm in West Africa is 7 to 10 acres.

4. Worldwide, 40 million to 50 million people depend upon cocoa for their livelihood.

5. Spanish royalty gave cakes of cacao in their dowries.

6. The Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 cups of cacao a day from a golden chalice.

7. The French celebrate April Fool’s Day with chocolate-shaped fish, or “Poisson d’Avril.”

8. In 2014 U.S. chocolate sales were $21.1 billion, that alone shows the significance and the demand for the product.

9. The chocolate industry is worth approximately $110 billion per year.

10. Three Musketeers bars were originally three pieces; chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. They switched to just the one bar after strawberry prices increased.

11. In 1947, hundreds of Canadian kids went on strike and boycotted chocolate after the price of a chocolate bar jumped from 5 to 8 cents.

12. The largest chocolate bar ever weighed over 12,770 lbs (5,792 kg), created in the UK in celebration of Thornton’s 100th birthday.

13. Darker chocolates can have as much caffeine as a can of Coca-Cola.

14. Americans buy 58 million+ lbs (26 million+ kg) of chocolate on Valentine’s Day, that’s 5% of yearly sales.

15. Brussels Airport is the world’s biggest chocolate seller, selling over 800 tons of chocolate a year.

16. Lays sold limited edition crisps covered in milk chocolate said to have a “salty-sweet combination, along with the texture contrast of warm melted chocolate and a crunchy chip”.

17. 1 in every 200 workers, or around 17,000 people in Belgium work in the production and promotion of chocolate.

18. The biggest chocolate sculpture ever made is a 12 by 12 foot high chocolate pyramid weighing 18,239.5 lbs (8,273.3 kg) in Irvine,California by Qzina Speciality Foods.

19. Blue packaged chocolate doesn’t sell in Shanghai or Hong Kong, as the Chinese relate blue with death.

20. Hershey’s produce 70 million Kisses a day, and enough a year to make a 300,000 mile (around 483,000 km) line of Kisses.

21. Chocolate and chili is a well-known combination, but Firebox took it a step further producing the “instant regret chili chocolate” infused with 6.4 million Scoville chili extract.

22. A cocoa tree takes almost a year to produce enough pods to make 10 normal-sized Hershey bars.

23. The largest chocolate ever made was in the Derbyshire(UK). The chocolate made by the Thorntons plc weighed 12,770 lbs (5,792.5 kg).

24. Eating 10 kilograms of Chocolate could kill a human.

25. According to the International Cocoa Organization, Europeans account for almost half the world’s chocolate consumption. They estimate the average Brit, Swiss, or German eat 11 kilograms (24 pounds) of chocolate a year.

26. Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply.

27. Contrary to popular belief, mice actually prefer chocolate over cheese every time! Mice love sweet smelling food because they are more tempted by a piece of chocolate than a chunk of cheese.

28. A jewel thief made off with $28 million dollars of gems in 2007 because he was able to gain the trust of the guards working in the bank in Antwerp, Belgium, by repeatedly offering them chocolate.

29. Soldiers were sometimes paid in chocolate during the Revolutionary War.

30. In 1930, Ruth Wakefield mixed Nestle chocolate pieces into her cookie dough after running out of baker’s chocolate whilst making chocolate cookies. Instead she created chocolate chip cookies, and later sold the idea to Nestle for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

20 Facts About Sex Education That Are Not Believable

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When you’re young, there are lot of rumors and myths when it comes to sex, which is why sexual education is so important. However, even as we get older, not everyone receives the most comprehensive education. But it doesn’t mean it’s too late to learn a few things about your body and safe sex practices.

Sex education helps people to gain the information, skills and motivation to make healthy decisions about sex and sexuality throughout their lives.

You may have learned the basics, but there are likely way more facts to know about your sexual health than you even realized. Here are nine interesting things you should have learned in sex education, but didn’t.

1. Female Masturbation Is Normal

“The idea that ‘boys will be boys’ as far as masturbation is often addressed but female sexual drive is frequently skipped. This should also include the fact that masturbation is a natural behavior, and while it is private, should not be demonized or avoided in the presentation.”

2. No Ruining The Mood Or No Sex

Sure, in theory you know it’s best not to have sex without a condom, but in the heat of the moment, it’s harder to make those decisions with so many other factors at play.

“This isn’t something women should say sorry about,” it is just what they choose, and their partner has to accept this or they aren’t going to have sex,” says McGough. I’ve seen many women have a lot of insecurity about speaking up and expressing their own needs, or fear of ‘ruining the mood.’

3. You Can Still Get Sexually Transmitting Diseases(STD) With A Condom

Although condoms are highly effective at preventing STDs that travels through bodily fluids, other STDs are spread by just skin-to-skin contact. This means you can still get STDs like the human papillomavirus (genital warts), genital herpes, and syphilis, even if you wear protection.

4. You Need To Pee After Sex

While you may want to fall right to sleep after a heavy love-making session, using the bathroom is essential for flushing out bacteria that can travel through the urethra to the bladder, causing infection.” Yes, you can still take a couple of minutes to cuddle after sex, but try to hit the bathroom sooner rather than later, but at most within the next few hours.

5. There Are Multiple Types Of Birth Control

Most of us just hear about condoms or the pill, but those aren’t the only type of birth control available, or it might not even be the best kind for your body. In addition to those contraceptives, there are also Intrauterine Device(IUDs), rings, implants, shots, and patches that are all viable options.

6. A Lot Of Women Don’t Orgasm From Penetration Alone

If you have a hard time orgasming from sex that only involves penetration, there’s nothing wrong with you — and you’re definitely not alone. The vast majority of women need clitoral stimulation to climax, but many sexual positions don’t do this.

To help achieve orgasm, it’s best to cycle through a variety of vaginal sex, oral sex, and manual stimulation, according to research from the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

7. Stay Away From Oil-Based Lube When Using A Condom

Although oil-based lubricants such as coconut oil can seem like a cheap and easy option. But they come with a dark side. It can make latex condoms less effective, which means you’re at risk for STDs or pregnancy. If you’re using condoms, stick to water-based and silicone-based lubes instead.

8. You Can Get Pregnant On Your Period

Contrary to popular belief, you can still get pregnant on your period. This was a common belief because it wasn’t well explained during school that while technically you are shedding your uterine lining and the egg is going along with it, there is still the possibility for sperm to meet egg.

9. Only Have Sex With Someone If You Want To – Period

Our sex education text books might cover the “sexual pressures” we face from strangers. But they never really mentions what to do when the person you’re already having sex with wants to bang, and you absolutely do not.

Even if you’ve had sex a thousand times with this person, you have every right to say no if you don’t feel like doing it. You don’t have to make up excuses or feel guilty. Your body is yours and you can have sex whenever you feel like it. (If your partner is cool with it too, of course.)

10. Hymen Can Still Be Intact

Urban legends from ancient times suggest that the hymen is this thick wall of skin that can only be broken when you lose your virginity. In reality, it’s more like tissue with a hole in it that can be stretched out by various sorts of objects.

You can break your hymen in a thousand ways, most of them not including sexual intercourse. Likewise, you can have sex and still have a hymen that is intact to some degree.

11. All Vaginas, Boobs And Butts Are Unique

I was so ashamed of my body as it changed, because I had no idea what was “normal” and what wasn’t. My mom never really told me what would happen as I grew older, so my transforming self was really not satisfied.

It took a long time for me to realize that the perfect vagina, perfect breasts, and perfect butt were non-existent. So don’t be ashamed of yours,nobody is perfect.

12. Use Lube. Do Not Hold Back.

I know you will want to be naturally oozing with bodily fluids when the time comes to get it on. But sometimes it just doesn’t work out. Or even if you are good to go, lube makes everything better and less painful. Because sex can sometimes hurt, and usually that pain can be handled with proper lubrication.

13. Orgasms Take Practice, And You Probably Won’t Get There The First Few Times

Sex is not like the movies. It takes time to be “good” at sex and fully enjoy it. The best thing you can do for yourself if get comfortable with your body and with your partner.

14. Don’t Have Sex To Prove Anything To Anyone

Don’t use sex as a measurement for anything, including your self-worth, how much your boyfriend or girlfriend likes you, or your level of coolness.

15. If A Guy Refuses To Use A Condom, Do Not Waste Your Time With Him

If a dude doesn’t want to use a condom because “it doesn’t feel as good”. Then tell him that he can go and f*ck himself. But seriously, don’t let a guy be selfish enough to refuse putting on protection. He’s doing this for himself and you.

A condom isn’t there to enhance his sexual experience. It’s there to make sure you two don’t pass any heinous cooties between you, and to ensure that he doesn’t squirt baby sauce up into your vagina-hole. These are, in fact, non-negotiable things. Do not negotiate condom use with anyone ever.

16. Your Boobs Will Get Sore From Time To Time

Depending on your hormones and birth control method, boob soreness is totally normal. It usually means they’re growing, or your hormone levels are shifting. Do check yourself for breast cancer on the regular, though. They should definitely be teaching girls how to feel themselves up for safety.

17. Sexuality Is Totally Fluid

Homosexuality and bisexuality almost never got covered in sex education, and that’s a serious shame. Hopefully our society will progress enough to include these topics. Because it would save a lot of unnecessary frustration, depression and guilt.

If you’re a girl and you’re like both girls and guys, that is totally fine. If you’re a boy and only like boys, that’s perfectly okay too. Don’t let anyone make you feel that your sexuality is abnormal. And furthermore, don’t let anyone pressure you into deciding “what you are”. Because our preferences can change and labels are just a social construct.

18. Most Of The Sex Education Online Is Not Accurate

The websites teens turn to for sexual health information often have inaccurate information. For example, of 177 sexual health websites examined in a 2010 study by the Journal of Adolescent Health, 46 percent of those addressing contraception and 35 percent of those addressing abortion contained inaccurate information.

19. Let’s talk about the situation in U.S.

  • A study revealed that 93% of teens aged 15-19 receive formal instruction about STIs and HIV, and 84% learn about abstinence. But a third of teens have never had any formal instruction about contraception.
  • By the time of high school graduation, 41% of teens reported knowing very little about condoms, and 75% had never been introduced to the pill.
  • By their 18th birthday, 60% women and more than 50% teenage men have had sexual intercourse.
  • Every year, roughly nine million new sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) occur among teens and young adults in the United States as compared to rates among teens in Canada and Western Europe.
  • One in five teachers believe that restrictions on sex education are preventing them from meeting their students’ needs.
  • The majority of teachers believe that topics such as birth control methods and how to obtain them, the correct way to use a condom, sexual orientation, and factual and ethical information about abortion should also be taught by the end of the 12th grade. These topics are currently being taught less often.
  • 82% of adults support comprehensive sex education that teaches students about both abstinence and other methods of preventing pregnancy and STDs.
  • Despite the decline, the United States continues to have one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world—almost twice as high as those of England, Wales and Canada, and eight times as high as those of the Netherlands and Japan.
  • Overall, in 2011–2013, 43% of adolescent females and 57% of adolescent males did not receive information about birth control before they had sex for the first time.
  • Among 15-17 year olds, 52.4 % of boys and 60.3% of girls have never had any sexual contact with the opposite sex, which includes sexual activities that are not limited to sexual intercourse.
  • Between 1991 and 2015 the percentage of high schoolers that never engaged in sexual intercourse increased by 28%.
  • In the past 20 years, the percent of high school females who are waiting for sex has increased 24%. While, the percent of high school males who are waiting for sex has increased 30%.
  • The most recent data reports that about 30% of pregnancies among 15-19 year olds end in abortion, down from 46% in 1986. Of the approximately 750,000 teen pregnancies that occur each year, 82% are unintended.
  • Sexually active high school students were 7% more likely to use a condom in 2009 than in 2015.
  • 57% of sexually active high school students used a condom during last intercourse. It is the only contraception that also reduces the risk of acquiring an STD.
  • Young adults (age 15-24) contract about 10 million new STDs each year, costing about $8 billion in direct medical costs.
  • About 40% of sexually active teen girls (aged 14-19) have at least one STD.
  • The four most common STDs among teen girls are : HPV, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, herpes, and gonorrhea. Herpes and HPV can easily transmit even with the use of a condom because they can spread by skin-to-skin contact.
  • About 40% of teens say that their sex education classes make them feel pressured to have sex. 32% say they feel pressure from their dating partner.
  • Almost 3/4 of parents opposes to premarital sex both in general and for their own adolescents.
  • If a male teen initiates sex by 14, he has almost a 75% likelihood of having 6 or more partners by the time he reaches 20 years of age. While a teen girl has 58% likelihood of 6 or more sexual partners by that age.

20. Now Let’s Talk About The Situation In India

  • After years of sex education not being available in many Indian states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out a sex education program in 2018. This training is vital since India is number three in the world’s HIV epidemic.
  • This education involves role-playing and activity-based modules that are taught by trained teachers and student peer educators. In this training, students learn about sexual violence and sexual health among other topics. The whole training in total is 22 hours. Each week the schools set aside one period for the training.
  • Better India conducted research in 2017 and found that 77% of males and 54% of females use the internet. Projections show that internet usage will reach more than 600 million people by 2021.
  • In a society where sex is taboo, learning about sex education privately online is a better solution. Media content on sex education in Hindi has become popular. MDhil’s videos on sex and STDs have received 1.2 million views on YouTube. The shareability of this content increases the reach of sex education.
  • There are over 2.3 million people over 15 years with HIV infection. In India, about 31% of the total population has AIDS/HIV.
  • Only 45% young men and 28% young women seem to have a comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS and its prevention. This is more in cities than in rural areas.
  • Same is the knowledge about HIV/AIDS testing facilities with only 42% young men and 30% young women, among the 15-19 year olds, ever having heard of resources to get such a health check-up.
  • The sad reality of rural and a bit of urban India are underage marriages. Young girls even below 15 years of age are getting married to older men. This brings about a disproportionate amount of high-risk pregnancies among adolescents. About 62% of rural women mothering at least one kid when they have barely turned the corner from childhood themselves.
  • Unwanted pregnancies are also dealt with by unsafe means. Because many are unaware of the risks of back-alley abortions or the fact that there are perfectly legal means to seek abortions before 20 weeks, for special circumstances.
  • A dearth of knowledge of menstrual well-being is also perpetuated by a reluctance of talking about menstrual periods openly. It is usually shrouded in secrecy, as if it is a crime to bleed and show signs of being perfectly healthy.
  • Nearly 50% of boys and girls, each, face sexual abuse in their young lives in India, according to a survey by MWCD. It is the responsibility of adults to empower these young people with the knowledge to protect themselves against such abuse.

So, next time your kid asks where do babies come from, resort to facts and not storks. Because without proper sex education we’d be letting our young out into a world very different from our wishful moral utopia.

60 Surprising Facts About Sex That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You

We should all know the basics when it comes to sex: Ask for consent, use protection at all times, respect your partner’s needs, and have fun. But knowing the simple steps to getting down and dirty doesn’t lead you to a gold mine. It’s the lesser-known facts that can not only make you smarter in bed but can also improve your sex life. Here, you can count on us by exploring some of the additional benefits that sex can give you.

1.Less Sex, More Work

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The study asked 32,000 people to describe their sex and work habits. The researchers found that 36 percent of men and 35 percent of women who have sex only once a week plunge themselves into their work.

The more work you have, the more stress you have — and the more stress you have, the less sex you have. It’s a truly vicious cycle.

2. Sex Relieves Pain

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Sex can make you feel good in more than one way. There’s the obvious physical benefit, and then the less obvious: pain relief. During arousal and orgasm, the hypothalamus in the brain releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin. Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey found that this surge of oxytocin may actually help women feel less pain, especially during menstruation.

3. Orgasm Improves Sperm Quality

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Frequent sex may improve a man’s sperm quality, reduce DNA damage to sperm, and increase fertility. According to the European Study, men who had sex daily, or ejaculated daily, had more viable and higher quality semen after seven days than men who did not have sex. The study suggests this approach may help couples with mild fertility problems conceive.

4. Consider Safety

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Sex is a chance for couples to explore their passions, connect with one another, and enjoy their relationship. It also has several additional benefits that are icing on the cake. Of course, to maintain a healthy sex life, don’t forget to practice safe sex. Use protection, especially if you’re not in a monogamous relationship, and get tested for sexually transmitted infections regularly.

5. The Average Sex Session Goes For 100-500 Thrusts

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A 2017 survey of 3,836 people conducted by UK-based dating website SauceyDates.com found that couples in the United States stay in the game for about 17 minutes and 5 seconds. (That’s just intercourse, not foreplay.) It might seem strange that how long you last between the sheet. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to see how you stack up!

6. The Female Orgasm Is Three Times More Powerful

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What can we say, women have some pretty serious orgasmic advantages in the bedroom. First of all, the typical female orgasm lasts about 20 seconds, Michael Reitano, MD, physician in residence at men’s health company Roman, previously told Health. That’s more than three times longer than the male experience, which clocks in at just 6 seconds. Women also have the upper hand when it comes to being able to have multiple orgasms and G-spot orgasms. Ah, it’s great to be a woman!

7. People Love To Think About Brad Pitt When They Masturbate

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Sex toy company TENGA surveyed 13,000 people between ages 18 and 74 across the world and asked which celebs they think about while they’re under the sheets solo. Beyoncé made the top five list for most-masturbated-to female celebs (obviously), along with Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, and Kylie Jenner.

For the men people fantasized about, the list consisted of Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Cruise, and Chris Pratt. Did your celeb crush got his name?

8. Post-Sex Sadness Is Normal

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Have you ever cried after sex, even really good sex? If the answer is yes, you might be relieved to hear that this actually is very common, and there’s even a name for it. Post-coital dysphoria (PCD) is characterized by intense feelings of sadness, anger, and distress after sex, most likely after orgasm. PCD can even happen after masturbating.

There isn’t enough research on PCD to know exactly why it occurs, but it has to do with surges in certain hormones. It can also come from past trauma stemming from a prior sexual assault. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the post-sex blues, seeing a therapist might be able to help you get to the bottom of it.

9. You Really Can Turn A Guy On With Your Voice

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A 2014 study by Albright University found that women were able to consciously manipulate their voices, while counting from one to 10, to sound more attractive. (When the guys in the study tried to do the same, they actually came off sounding less attractive. Sorry dudes!)

What kind of voice change makes a woman sound sexier? Men are attracted to a deep, breathy voice, according to the researchers not because they prefer women with lower voices but because when a woman drops her voice, she’s signaling she’s interested—a hint men certainly aren’t blind to.

10. Your Partner May Be Fantasizing About Another During Sex

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According to a British study, nearly half of all women fantasize about other men while in bed. The survey showed 46% of women fantasize about another person during sex with their partner, compared to 42% of men.

Who knows the real reason why straight women are thinking of someone else during sex, but maybe it’s because some of their partners aren’t fulfilling their needs in the bed.

11. Besides Men, Lesbians Have The Most Orgasms

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A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 6,151 single adults by observing the connection between sexual orientation and how many times someone has an orgasm. For men, the results aren’t surprising. Straight men climax 85.5 percent of the time, gay men 84.7 percent of the time, and bisexual men climaxed 77.6 percent.

However, women showed the largest gap. Straight women achieved an orgasm 61.6 percent of the time, Lesbian women the most at 74.7 percent,, and bisexual women 58 percent.

No matter who you are sleeping with, get creative in bed and prolong foreplay. Women are more complex than men when it comes to sex, but that’s what makes it exciting.

12. “Cutting the lawn” Could Make You More Prone To Diseases

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People who like to shave their pubic hair frequently are at a higher risk for syphilis, herpes, and HPV according to doctors at University of California, San Francisco.

The study was published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections and found that people who have shaved at least once are twice as likely to get infected, and those who shave frequently are four times as likely. Shaving any hair from your body causes small tears in the skin, and if you’re doing the deed right afterward, the open wounds make it easier for bacteria to get in.

“Pubic hair is there for a reason”. “It’s a mechanical barrier, like your eyebrows. It traps bacteria and debris. And there could be health consequences to removing it.”

13. Men In The U.S. Have Average Size Penises

Men’s penises in the U.S. are on average 5 inches long, landing in the middle of the spectrum compared to other countries. France takes the cake with some of the largest penises erecting at 6.2 inches and South Korea with the smallest at 3.6 inches.

Something to keep in mind is penis size doesn’t matter all that much, it’s all about how you use it that counts.

14. Lubricants Increases Your Chances Of Having An Orgasm

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Multiple studies have shown that using lube increases your chance of having an orgasm, especially for women. Some of the best lubes are natural and simply enhance your experience, while others provide totally new sensations.

Don’t have name-brand lubrication on hand? Check your kitchen cabinets. Your go-to cooking and moisturizing fave, coconut oil, is also all-natural, anti-fungal, and great at providing long-term lubrication.

15. Breast Preference

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In a bizarre experiment, 266 men were recruited from across the socioeconomic spectrum. They were each then shown pictures of five women with varying breast sizes and asked to rate their attractiveness.

By a wide margin, poorer men preferred the women with comically large breasts, while the rich guys were cool with less top-heavy girls. Interestingly, the correlation remained consistent across the scale—the poorest liked the biggest breasts, the middle-earners liked middle-sized breasts, and the top earners preferred tiny breasts.

16. If You Don’t Cuddle After Sex, Then You Can’t Satisfy Your Partner

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Women have been demanding it for ages, but looks like men will have to finally agree to cuddle their partners in bed, after a rocking sex session and that’s all thanks to a University of Toronto study, which has proven that cuddling post-sex is as important to relationship satisfaction as the intercourse.

And, this satisfaction has everything to do with the release of oxytocin, which is produced when a couple indulges in a loving session of cuddling.

17. Sex With Male Penguin

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Male penguins have been observed having sex with other male penguins, having sex with dead penguins and having sex with unwilling female penguins. When this was discovered in 1912, it was considered too lewd to publish.

18. Having Trouble Sleeping? Have Some Sex

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If you want a good night’s sleep, then sex might actually be the best possible activity. The oxytocin produced by sex, combined with increased cortisol production, puts us into a state of optimum relaxation. And in women, the sex-fueled boost in estrogen can have a “positive impact” on REM sleep, according to a 2008 Journal of  Women’s Health study.

Plus, sex leads to sleep which in turn leads to more sex. And a recent study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine found, “One extra hour of sleep was linked to greater sexual desire. Not only that, but women who had one more hours of sleep were 14% more likely to have sex with their partner the next day,” reported Mic’s Kate Hakala.

19. Which Country Has The Most Sex?

Despite the United States’ tendency to proclaim “we’re number one!” about, well, everything, when it comes to sexual frequency across the globe, it turns out they don’t come first, not even in the top 20. The U.S. falls at number 25 on this list, with a paltry rate of 52 percent per week of sex.

According to Durex’s Sexual Wellbeing Survey and Face of Global Sex report, which surveyed 26,000 people across 26 countries, age 16 and up, the top 5 countries that have the most sex per week are –

1. Greece – 87%

2. Brazil – 82%

3. Russia – 80%

4. China – 78%

5. Italy – 76%

20. Who Has The Most Children?

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The world record for baby-making goes to an 18th-century Russian woman, Feodor Vassilyev who gave birth to 69 children in her lifetime (67 of whom survived infancy). This exhausted and unsung hero of a woman had 27 pregnancies, which included 16 sets of twins, 7 triplets, and 4 quadruplets.

21. You Should Probably Call It “Sexercise”

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When you’re planning your daily workout, is sex on the agenda? It could be. Research out of the Université du Québec à Montréal measured the energy expended during sex versus during running. The results? We burn enough calories during an average sex session for it to be considered moderate exercise. 

As Patti Britton, author of The Art of Sex Coaching, explained, during sex, “we’re releasing and contracting all the muscles within the body.” A romp may not replace your weekly kickboxing session. But if you’re looking for a quick way to get that heart rate up and burn some calories, feel free to try a few of the sex positions.  

22. Getting Kinky Can Make You A Better Communicator

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While BDSM may be “trendy” right now thanks to a certain film, the medical community thinks there may be some benefits to saying goodbye to the vanilla sex.

“Because doing BDSM means communicating with your partner, usually at an intense level because you are negotiating guidelines and discussing fantasies in depth, it gives you a greater sense of trust in your partner, and that leads to a greater sense of intimacy with them, and that, ultimately, is very psychologically balancing,” Gloria Brame, a sex therapist specializing in BDSM and author of Sex for Grown-Ups, told Mic previously.

23. Starting A Day With Morning Sex Can Be Good

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While morning breath may be a bit of a deterrent, a morning session may put you in the right mindset for the day. 

To the extent that it’s a form of exercise and, at orgasm, is linked with the release of prolactin and oxytocin, then it can help people to feel more bonded and satisfied all day long.

24. If You Want Better Skin, Sex May Be The Answer

“When you have sex, you’re bathing the skin in anti-inflammatory molecules such as oxytocin and beta endorphins,” which have anti-aging benefits, dermatologist Amy Wechsler told the Huffington Post.

That estrogen mentioned before? Well, like plenty of other chemicals released during sex, it is a multitasker, including fighting acne and aging. Oh, and sex increases blood circulation, according to Brame, and the extra oxygen can brighten your skin’s appearance. Yes, the “glow” might just be real.

25. Self-Esteem Boost

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The sex and self-esteem boost has two sides: people who have sex feel good about themselves, and people have sex to feel good about themselves. A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior looked at the many reasons why humans have sex and found that one of the most common driving factors is the self-esteem boost many get from doing the deed.

These same people report that sex makes them feel powerful and more attractive. Also, some people in the study had more altruistic intentions and wanted their partner to feel good about themselves.

26. Golden Condom

There was an all girl band named Rockbitch that would throw a ‘Golden Condom’ into the audience. And whoever got it, male or female, was taken backstage to have sex with band members.

27. Love Drug

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Breastfeeding invokes in the mother the neurochemical oxytocin, otherwise known as the “love drug,” which helps to focus her attention and affection on her baby. It’s now been theorized that men can make themselves more desirable by stimulating a woman’s breasts during foreplay and sex.

28. Sex At Work

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56% of men claim to have had sex at work. The other 44% can only hope. They’re the ones that hear about their coworkers bumpin’ uglies in the office, and they’re extremely jealous about it.

29. Long Live Sperm!

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After ovulation, a female’s egg is fertile for 24 to 48 hours, and a man’s sperm can live 72 hours inside the female body. Do the math, and be careful. There have been documented cases of live sperm discovered eight days after sex.

30. Food Improves Sex

There are some foods that boost your sex drive, one of them being black raspberries. This phytochemical-rich food enhances both libido and endurance. Watermelon contains citrulline amino acid which is good for the cardiovascular system. And it also helps in relaxing the blood vessels that increase your sex drive.

Health Benefits of Sex

1. Lowers Your Blood Pressure

Research suggests a link between sex and lower blood pressure, says Joseph J. Pinzone, MD. “One landmark study found that sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure.” That’s the first number on your blood pressure test.

2. Lowers Heart Attack Risk

Intercourse certainly gets your heart beating, but that’s not where the heart health benefits end. A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Trusted found that sex can actually decrease a man’s risk for a fatal heart attack.

Researchers found that men who had sex two times or more each week were less likely to die from a heart attack than men who had sex less often. But the study found no relationship between the frequency of intercourse and the likelihood of dying from a stroke.

3. Lowers Prostate Cancer Risk

According to some research, men aged 50 and over who have frequent sex are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than men of their same age who do not have sex often.

A study published in the journal BJU International Trusted found that intercourse and masturbation may reduce the risk of prostate cancer in older men. Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Trusted found that frequent ejaculations in a man’s 20’s may also help decrease his risk of prostate cancer.

4. Improves Sleep

You may nod off more quickly after sex, and for good reason. “After orgasm, the hormone prolactin is released, which is responsible for the feelings of relaxation and sleepiness”, says Sheenie Ambardar, MD.

5. Eases Stress

Intercourse may cut your stress level. A study published in the journal Biological Perspective asked participants to take part in a stressful activity, such as giving a speech or taking a complicated math quiz.

The participants who had vaginal intercourse before a stressful task had lower levels of stress and lower blood pressures. While the people who had no sex, those who masturbated, and those who had sexual contact without intercourse had more stress.

6. Sex Burns Calories

According to a study by researchers from the University of Quebec, getting busy between the sheets for an hour can burn as many calories as 30 minutes of jogging!

As per the study, men burn an average of 4.2 calories a minute during sex, while women burns about 3.1. Overall, men and women burn about 101 and 69 calories per session, respectively.

Some One-Liner Facts –

1. A 2014 UC Berkeley survey found that Arts and Humanities majors have most sex. While Science and Engineering majors had least sex, over half of the engineering major respondents were virgins.

2. The record for the biggest gang bang ever is held by porn star Lisa Sparks who had sex with 919 men.

3. There was a custom in ancient Babylon compelling all women at least once in their lives to go to the temple of Aphrodite and have sex with a stranger.

4. A Buddhist master named his penis “Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom,”. He told women that they could achieve Nirvana through sex with him and had them pay him in beer for sex rendered.

5. The sex noises in Rocket Queen by Guns N’ Roses were real. It was Axl Rose having sex with Steven Adler’s girlfriend in the studio.

6. The average man will ejaculate 18 quarts of sperm in his life. That’s just pretty gross actually.

7. The average erect penis size is 5.16 inches long. While the smallest is an impressive 1 cm (May God Bless Him!)

8. In the U.K., 90 percent of adults admitted to having some form of sexual interaction in the office.

9. Still have that condom from a while back? Toss it! The average shelf life of a latex condom is three to five years.

10. The world’s largest recorded penis belongs to 54-year-old Roberto Esquivel Cabrera Saltillo, Mexico, measuring 18.9 inches. But he is now registered as disabled because of his huge penis.

11. Candles are the phallic objects after fingers and vibrators, used most often by female masturbators. Unlit ones, hopefully.

12. When two people kiss, they exchange between 10 million and 1 billion bacteria.

13. The average vagina is three to four inches long but can expand by 200 percent when sexually aroused. Yes, it’s an optimistic organ.

14. Despite what men claim, only 15 percent have a penis longer than seven inches. Only 3 percent have a penis more than eight inches long.

15. The record for the most female orgasms is 134 in one hour. On the other side,the male world record is 16 in an hour. 

16. Top 10 Most Sexually Satisfied Countries(in minutes) –

  • Denmark – 44
  • US – 41
  • Finland – 39
  • Canada – 37
  • Sweden – 33
  • Norway – 33
  • United Kingdom – 33
  • Germany – 32
  • Czech Republic – 32
  • Ireland – 31
  • Sadly, Austria ranked last with only 27 min.

17. A woman may experience more powerful orgasms during her period. Because there is an increase in blood circulation around the genitals.

18. Gymnophoria is the sense that someone is mentally undressing you.

19. The vagina and the eye are self-cleaning organs. So you don’t have to put anything up the passage to clean it.

20. Studies have found that people who sleep on their stomachs report having more sex dreams. Why? Because sleeping in this position puts physical pressure on the genitals that gets transferred into our dreams.

21. Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.

22. People who have sex about three times sex per week look four to seven years younger.

23. 20 minutes of exercise before having sex with your husband will improve your sexual response.

24. 82% of the people who say they are sexually happy also say that their partner respects them during sex.

35 Best Facts About Girls Which I Bet You Don’t Know

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All of those books on how to understand women have nothing about the biological and social facts of the fairer side of humanity. For example, why they live 2–5 years longer than men across the world. Come and get to know little incredible things that turned out to be true about women.

Which one is the biggest surprise for you? Let me know in the comments section.

1. Let’s Kick off With the Word Itself ‘Woman’

Ever wonder where the word came from? Many people say it comes from the Middle English word ‘wifmon’, meaning ‘wife of the man’.

2. They Have the Gift of Gab

Girls are naturally chatty. While both boy and girl babies say their first word around their first birthday, girls usually have more words at 16 months than toddler boys do. Girls are also first to hit the 300-word vocabulary mark.Women speak about 20 000 words a day. That’s 13 000 more than the average man! Just keep chatting! 

3. They’re Depressed

Before adolescence, equal numbers of boys and girls faces depression. About 10 to 15 percent of all children report normal to extreme signs of depression. By age 13, a dramatic shift occurs, and more than twice as many girls as boys are depressed. Two possible reasons? Girls mature faster and are more prone to self-esteem issues.

4. They Know How You Feel

After reviewing more than 100 studies, researchers concluded that girls, even in infancy, are better at figuring out people’s emotions based on their facial expressions. They also recognize faces more readily than boys. 

5. They’re Mean

1 in 3 girls worldwide between the ages of 13 and 15 experiences bullying regularly. This includes direct bullying such as teasing or making fun, indirect bullying such as spreading rumors, and cyber-bullying.According to the Cyber-bullying Research , teenage girls are much more likely to engage in cyber-bullying than boys. Their preferred method of attack? Spreading nasty rumors.

6. They Have Good Hearing

According to studies, girls have more sensitive hearing than boys right from birth, and the gap gets greater with age. Girls’ hearing is more sensitive to speech patterns, making it easier for them to hear what you’re saying … and their verbal processing develops earlier so they understand better, too.

7. They’re Born Afraid of Bugs

Girls are four times more likely than boys to fear spiders in all of their creepy crawly glory. Researchers states that girls are genetically predisposed to develop fear for potentially dangerous insects. Baby girls start to associate pictures of spiders with fear at only 11 months old while boys remain indifferent.

8. They’re Born Crybabies

Girls are biologically wired to shed tears more than boys. The male tear duct is larger than the female’s, so if a girl and a boy both tear up, the girl’s tears will flow down her cheeks quicker. It’s not all about sensitivity … it’s about science!BTW-Women cry between 30 and 64 times a year while men only cry between 6 and 17 times (amateurs!).

9. The Female Body has a Lower Resistance to Alcohol

Believe it or not, but alcohol is even more dangerous for women as they are more prone to liver disease like hepatitis (an inflammation of the liver) and are more likely to die from liver cirrhosis (a chronic disease). It is also more likely that women will suffer brain damage from alcohol like loss of mental functions and reduced brain size.

10. The Average Woman eats 3 kg Lipstick in her Lifetime

When you take the average number of lipsticks bought throughout a lifetime and their average wearability, it comes down to women licking off or eating with food about 3kg of lipstick in their life. That translates to 533.76 lipsticks. Of course, for some women, this number is way too big (or not big enough), so that’s why it’s an average — it varies with country and culture.

11. Style Over Comfort

This curiosity does not have a scientific explanation — rather a social one. Society and media have been pressing women for centuries to hold themselves to a certain standard, be it small feet or a perky behind, and that results in the majority of women choosing stylish presentation over comfort.

12. Heels Were for Men

In the 1600s, women’s fashion’s introduced heels to mimic the men who wore heels as a sign of their masculinity and status.

13. Long Live Women!

Sometimes the life duration differences between men and women can be up to a decade, but on average it is at least 2–5 years all over the world. And this is not only true for human females. Female orangutans and chimpanzees also outlive their male counterparts.

14. A Huge Number of Girls are Abused

A quarter of girls report being victims of some form of physical violence. That includes girls ages 15 to 19 worldwide—approximately 70 million girls—who reported violence since the age of 15. That figure only includes reported cases; many more go unnoticed.

15. Sexual Violence is a Big Problem

1 in 10 girls have experienced forced sexual acts. That’s about 120 million girls under 20 worldwide. A third of them are between the age of 15 and 19 and married, and have been victims of emotional, physical or sexual violence committed by their husbands or partners.

16. Most Violence Against Girls Goes Unreported

In some countries, as many as 70 percent of girls never seek help. Nearly half of girls ages 15 to 19 think a man is justified to beat his wife or partner under circumstances such as refusing to have sex, leaving the house without permission, arguing, neglecting children or burning dinner.

17. Child Marriage is Common

More than 700 million women around the world were married before their 18th birthday. Around a third—about 250 million are married before the age of 15.

18. Three Nippled Ladies

About 2% of women have supernumerary or a third nipple.This is in addition to the two typical nipples on the breasts. The third nipple, or the presence of multiple nipples, is also known as polymastia or polythelia.

19. Turns out all We need is a Hug

A woman will more easily trust somebody who hugs her for at least 15 seconds. It doesn’t mean that you’ll hug her unnecessarily. She should also like it.

20. Liar Liar Pants on Fire! 

Men lie 6 times a day, twice as much as women. This may explain why men drive women so crazy. But it doesn’t prove that men are not loyal.

21. Two Vaginas

Some women are born with two vaginas. It may not be easily noticeable at first but if weird menstrual cycles or excessive bleeding occurs it may be a sign.

22. Richest Woman

The richest woman in the world is Françoise Bettencourt Meyers worth $49.3 billion, she got a stake in L’Oreal, which accounts for most of her fortune.

23. Uneven Breasts 

One breast is always larger than the other. It’s usually a small enough difference to not be noticeable. But no woman has equal-sized breasts.

24. Why women over 40 experience more Orgasms?

A woman’s clitoris grows all throughout at her life and when she hits menopause it actually becomes almost 3 times as large as when she was a teenager.

25. Public Area….

 Women need to go easy on the razors down-the-reef because shaving the pubic area completely has been correlated to increased chances of spreading STI(Sexually Transmitted Infections).

Now let’s talk about the feelings of girls –

What Girls Like

There are many things a girl likes but prefer not to say it verbally but with actions. They give you hints, but we know that you can’t catch it every time, so we just listed some of the things girls like.

1. Girls can easily get scared and would often run away if danger is nearing them, but sometimes, that fear even makes this world more dangerous for them. So girls prefer guys who can protect them and make them feel safe.

2. Girls, however, do not like guys who are overprotective. They have had enough with their parents; they don’t want another protective guard when they enter a relationship.

3. Girls like surprises. A guy might be tired of organizing surprises, but some girls will never be tired of these cutesy stuff.

4. Girls like to hold hands with their boyfriends. They like to feel their lover every time they’re taking a stroll in the park or somewhere else.

5. Girls want to be asked for pieces of advice. It makes them feel that they are trusted.

6. When they think you look good with a certain clothing, they want you to wear it more often.

7. Girls prefer guys who don’t only talk about sex. They want relationships that are more than just a series of physical affection.

8. Girls do not like guys who are too flirty. If you’re serious with a girl, then quit playing.

What Girls Don’t Like

1. Girls dislike guys who keep on talking about their exes. It makes them think you are still not over her.

2. Girls dislike being pushed to their limit. If you see her not in the mood, then let her be.

3. Girls dislike guys who lie. They are way too suspicious, so if you start lying, they’ll know it.

4. Girls dislike guys who make them say the same thing more than once. They hate to repeat what they just said. They will think you are not paying attention to all that they said.

5. Girls dislike guys who talk to the people they hate. This may not be true with everyone, but most of them act that way.

6. Girls dislike guys who can’t keep a secret. They tend to share their deepest secrets once they feel that it’s safe with you. If you reveal them, you’re going to hell.

How Girls Want to Be Treated

1. Girls want to be told sweet things, especially when they are not in the mood.

2. Girls prefer being called sweet and beautiful and lovely rather than hot.

3. Girls want to be cuddled a lot.

4. Girls want guys to show that they are better than their exes.

5. Girls like it when the guy stares at them. It melts their hearts.

6. Girls want guys who reply to messages immediately. And when they are having a conversation with a guy, they want immediate responses to keep it going.

7. Girls like to be hugged by their boyfriend even at random times.

Why Girls Take Time To Style Themselves

1. Girls don’t just stay in the bathroom to sleep while sitting on the toilet bowl. They want to check every part of their body so they’ll look perfect in front of their lovers. But they don’t want it to be taken for granted.

2. Girls have a tendency to think that they don’t look good enough, that they could look better. Guys should be there to tell them that they are look pretty good.

3. Girls want guys to appreciate them even if they are at their worst appearance.

4. Girls want to hear guys talk about the things they love about their physical appearance. For example, they want to hear them say that they have the most beautiful smile.

Real Meaning Of Girl’s Action

1. If a girl flirts, don’t judge her immediately. She doesn’t always mean it.

2. Girls want guys to keep the notes they write for them. Their feelings are embodied in those notes.

3. A girl’s ultimate lie can be summed up in two words: “I’m okay.” If she says she’s all right, she’s lying. It can mean everything is wrong.

4. When a girl says no, she doesn’t want you to give up just like that. She wants you to keep trying.

5. When your girl hugs you tight, let her be. She wants that moment to last longer than you think.

6. If a girl touches a guy, it’s not by accident. She wants to convey that she has interest in you.

7. If you want to know if you really are important to a girl, stare at her eyes and you’ll get the answer you need.

8. When a girl shares with you the things she likes doing, however cheesy they could get, listen to her. It’s those secrets that tell you how she feels about you.

I have told you more than enough facts about girls but as you know it’s endless. So here comes 10 more!!

26. Captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj has scored five centuries in One Day International matches throughout her career, a first for any Indian women cricketer.

27. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II commissioned a shade of red lipstick customised to match her coronation robe. This shade is known as ‘The Balmoral Lipstick’, because of her Scottish country home.

28. Women spend nearly a year of their lives deciding what to wear. I thought it would have been even longer!

29. Girls account for 74% of all new HIV infections among adolescents in Africa. And speaking of the world, more than 16.4 million women have HIV/AIDS.

30. In sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls spend 40 billion hours a year collecting water—the equivalent of a year’s worth of labor by the entire workforce in France.

31. Girls usually gossips more than boys because they can’t keep secrets for more than 47 hours. They would share it with someone definitely.

32. Every 90 seconds across the world, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth.

33. In China, women who are unmarried by their late 20s or 30s are called, ‘Sheng nu’ which means the leftover woman. This makes us sad.

34. Of the 123 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 who cannot read or write, 61 percent of them are women.

35. Half a billion women couldn’t read this list.

50 Amazing Earth Facts

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Earth is the third planet from the Sun and largest of the terrestrial planets. Surprisingly, while it is only the fifth largest planet in terms of size and mass, it is the densest (5,513 kg/m3) of all the planets.

Earth was formed somewhere around 4.543 billion years ago– almost one-third of the age of the universe and is currently the only known planet to support life – and lots of it.

Earth Statistics:

  • Population: 7.53 billion (2017) Trending, World Bank
  • Distance from Sun: 92.96 million mi
  • Radius: 6,371 km/3,959 miles
  • Polar Radius: 6,356 km/3.949 miles
  • Orbital Period: 365.24 days
  • Mass: 5.972 × 10^24 kg
  • Surface Area: 510 million km2/197 million miles2
  • Volume: 1 trillion km3/ 260 billion miles3
  • Number of Moons: 1

How much does the average person really know about the planet Earth? You’ve lived on Planet Earth all of your life, but how much do you really know about the ground underneath your feet? So read and find it out yourself!!

Formation

The Earth is believed to have formed around 4.543 billion years ago and the duration for this formation has been estimated to have lasted around 10-20 million years.

Slowly, the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans were formed by volcanic activity and out-gassing.So, it is believed that water vapour condensed into the oceans being increased by water and ice from asteroids, protoplanets and comets.

The atmospheric greenhouse kept the oceans from freezing when the newly formed Sun had only 70% of its current luminosity. When the Earth’s magnetic field was established it helped to prevent the atmosphere from being stripped away by the solar wind.

A crust formed when the molten outer layer of Earth cooled to form a solid. There are two models who propose that the landmass steadily grew to present-day forms, or, more likely that it grew rapidly early in Earth’s history, followed by a long-term steady continental area. The continuous loss of heat from Earth’s interior, helped continents form through – plate tectonics. 

Through periods of hundreds of millions of years, the supercontinents have assembled and then broke apart and then about 750 million years ago, the earliest known supercontinent Rodinia began to break apart.

The continents later rejoined and as a result combined again to form Pannotia about 600 to 540 million years ago. This happened again and the supercontinent of Pangaea formed but also broke apart about 180 million years ago.

These are patterns that suggest that ice ages began about 40 million years ago. t is believed that the last continental glaciation ended 10.000 years ago.

Interior

Similar to the other terrestrial planets, Earth’s interior is believed to consist of three components: a core, a mantle, and a crust. At present, the core is thought to be comprised of two separate layers— inner core composed of solid nickel and iron, and an outer core composed of molten nickel and iron.

The mantle is very dense and almost entirely solid silicate rock; its thickness is roughly 2,850 km. Finally, the crust is also composed of silicate rock and varies in thickness. While the continental crust ranges from 30 to 40 km in thickness, the oceanic crust is much thinner at only 6 to 11 km.

Furthermore, these plates are in constant motion. Along the boundaries of these plates two processes, known as subduction and spreading, can occur. During subduction two plates come into contact (sometimes violently, producing earthquakes) and one plate is forced under the other. While on the other hand, separation is when two plates are moving away from each other.

Distance and Size

Depending upon their current orbital positions, either Venus or Mercury are the closest planets to Earth. It has an equatorial radius of 6.371 km / 3.958 mi, and a polar radius of 6.356 km / 3.949 mi, which meaning it is not completely spherical but rather bulged at the equator due to rotation.

The diameter of Earth is around 12.756 km / 7.917 mi being the fifth largest planet from the solar system, and the largest of the terrestrial planets (Venus, Mercury, Mars).

The Earth is so big that almost 50 moons could fit inside it. Earth has a mass of about 6.6 sextillion tons and a volume of about 260 billion cubic miles / 1 trillion cubic kilometers.

Orbit and Rotation

It actually takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds for the Earth to rotate once completely on its axis, which astronomers refer to as a Sidereal Day.It takes Earth 365.25 days to complete one trip around the Sun.In order for calendars to maintain their consistency with this orbit, every 4 years one day is added – this is called a leap day – as well as a leap year.

But remember that the Earth orbits around the Sun. Every day, the Sun moves compared to the background stars by about 1° – about the size of the Moon in the sky. And so, if you add up that little motion from the Sun that we see because the Earth is orbiting around it, as well as the rotation on its axis, you get a total of 24 hours.

Earth’s orbital speed averages 29.78 km/s (107,208 km/h; 66,616 mph), which is fast enough to cover the planet’s diameter in 7 minutes and the distance to the Moon in 4 hours.

Atmosphere

The atmosphere of Earth is a layer of gas above the crust. Earth’s atmosphere is thickest within the first 50 km from the surface or so, but it actually reaches out to about 10,000 km into space.It is not solid and thus it fades away with height. Karman Line is the line between Earth’s atmosphere and space which is about 100 km / 62 miles up. Technically, anyone, who goes above it is an “astronaut.”

The bulk of the Earth’s atmosphere is down near the Earth itself. In fact, 75% of the Earth’s atmosphere is contained within the first 11 km above the planet’s surface. However, the outermost layer (the Exosphere) is the largest, extending from the exobase – located at the top of the thermosphere at an altitude of about 700 km above sea level – to about 10,000 km (6,200 mi). The exosphere merges with the emptiness of outer space, where there is no atmosphere.

The ozone layer is situated at a height of 25 km / 15.5 mi on average. This is a molecule of oxygen that absorbs very well solar ultraviolet light. This type of light is dangerous to biological molecules thus the ozone layer is critical for our protection and survival.

The atmosphere of Earth comprises of roughly 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.97% argon and carbon dioxide and about 0.04% other gases and water vapor. The mixture of gases is commonly known as air.

The atmosphere of Earth is divided into 6 major layers:

(1). Troposphere – The lowest starting at ground level and extending upward to about 10 km / 6.2 miles. Most of the weather occurs here and most clouds are present.

(2). Stratosphere – It extends from the top of the troposphere to about 50 km / 30 miles above the ground. This is where the ozone layer is present. Unlike the troposphere, it gets warmer upwards which means a lack of turbulence for commercial jet plane rides.

(3). Mesosphere – It extends upward to a height of about 85 km / 53 miles above the surface of the Earth. Most of the meteors burn up in the mesosphere and unlike the stratosphere, the temperature drops again with the top temperature reaching about -90 degrees Celsius / -130 degrees Fahrenheit.

(4). Thermosphere – A layer with very rare air and high-energy X-rays and radiation from the Sun being present but absorbed by the thermosphere. This raises the temperatures considerably and most satellites orbit the Earth in this layer. The top of the thermosphere varies between 500-1.000 km / 311-621 miles above the ground.

(5). Exosphere – Considered the final frontier of Earth’s gaseous envelope. The air here is extremely thin and leaks into space. The top once again varies: 100.000-190.000 km / 62.000-120.000 miles above the surface of Earth.

(6). Ionosphere – It is not a distinct layer as the previous ones. It is rather a series of regions in parts of the mesosphere and thermosphere where high-energy radiation from the Sun has knocked electrons loose from their parent atoms and molecules.

How did Earth got its name?

If you notice, Earth is the only planet not named for a mythological god or goddess. The other seven planets in the solar system were named after Roman and Greek gods or goddesses. This Roman method was also used after the discovery of Uranus and Neptune.

Another thought is that the name “Earth” is derived from the Old English word “ertha” as well as the Anglo-Saxon word “erda”, which means soil or ground.

You probably have lots of interesting facts rattling around in your brain, but here are 10 more interesting facts about Earth that you may, or may not know.

1. 70% of the Earth’s Surface is Covered in Water

When astronauts first went into the space, they looked back at the Earth with human eyes for the first time. Based on their observations, the Earth acquired the nickname the “Blue Planet” and it’s no surprise, seeing as how 70% of our planet is covered with oceans. The remaining 30% is the solid crust that is located above sea level, hence why it is called the “continental crust”.

2. The Earth’s Molten Iron Core Creates a Magnetic Field

The Earth is like a great big magnet, with poles at the top and bottom near to the actual geographic poles. The magnetic field it creates extends thousands of kilometers out from the surface of the Earth – forming a region called the “magnetosphere“. Scientists also think that the molten outer core of the Earth generates this magnetic field, where heat creates convection motions of conducting materials to generate electric currents.

Be grateful for the magnetosphere. Without it, particles from the Sun’s solar wind would hit the Earth directly, and it would expose the surface of the planet to significant amounts of radiation. Instead, the magnetosphere channels the solar wind around the Earth, protecting us from harm. Scientists estimates that Mars’ thin atmosphere is due to it’s weak magnetosphere as compared to Earth’s, which allows solar wind to slowly strip it away.

3. A year on Earth isn’t 365 days

It’s actually 365.2564 days. It’s this extra .2564 days that creates the need for a Leap Year once ever four years(.25*4 = 1 day). So that’s the only reason we tack on an extra day in February every four years – 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, etc. The exceptions to this rule is if the year in question is divisible by 100 (1900, 2100, etc), unless it is divisible by 400 (1600, 2000, etc).

4. Earth is the Only Planet Having Life

Scientists have discovered past evidence of water and organic molecules on Mars, and the building blocks of life on Saturn’s moon Titan and we can see amino acids in nebulae in deep space. Scientists have also speculated about the possible existence of life beneath the icy crust of Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Titan. But Earth is the only place having life.

But if there is life on other planets, scientists are building the experiments that will help find it. For instance, NASA just announced the creation of the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS), which will spend the coming years going through the data sent back by the Kepler space telescope (and other missions that have yet to be launched) for signs of life on extra-solar planets.

5. 95% of Our Oceans are Unexplored

While space is considered the “final frontier” for many, there is a much closer region of our solar system that remains unexplored: our oceans.About 95 per cent of the ocean hasn’t been explored.

The problem is two-fold: one, our oceans are vast, accounting for more than 70 per cent of our planet. And another is that accessing regions is difficult for us: we weren’t built to live under water, so tools and technology are needed to assist us.

6. Highest and deepest points on Earth

The highest point:   The closest point to space on Earth is not Mount Everest. Rather it is Mount Chimborazo, a 20,000 plus foot mountain in the Andes. Even though Mount Everest is taller from sea level. At this point, the Earth’s bulge is greatest.

The deepest known place:  The deepest known place on Earth is “Challenger deep” – near a trench named as “Mariana Trench” beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean to the southeast of Japan. This trench is nearly 10.9 km below sea level, it is further than the peak of Mount Everest.

7. Hottest and coldest locations

The highest recorded temperature: The hottest recorded temperature location on the Earth is in El Azizia, Libya with temperatures hitting 136 degrees F/57.8 degrees C in 1922.

The coldest permanently inhabited place: The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was at Antarctica’s Vostok station-(-89.2 degree Celsius).

8. Wettest and driest places

Wettest place: Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India is the wettest place on land on Earth. It receives an average annual rainfall of 11,871 mm. This place is just 10 miles away from the town of Cherrapunji (another record holder for the wettest month and year ever.)

Driest place: Dry Valleys in Antarctica is the driest place on Earth because this place has seen no rainfall for the past 2 million years and this is a 4800 square kilometer region with no ice, snow or water.

9. Longest River on Earth

The Nile is the longest river on Earth that extends 6,695 km from its source in Burundi to the Mediterranean sea. But Amazon is the biggest river in the world in terms of the water that flows down it.

10. Carbon Dioxide Spitting Lakes 

There are three crater lakes – Nyos, Monoun, and Kivu, that sits in Cameroon and on the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These lakes spit carbon dioxide at an enormous level and have been the cause of deaths of hundreds of people in the past. This phenomenon happens because of the presence of magma below the surface of the lakes and this magma releases carbon dioxide into the water which causes the resulting spewing of the gas into the atmosphere.

There is a possibility that some asteroid/comet may hit earth and cause devastation to life. A similar event 65 million years ago happened and wiped out the dinosaurs from the planet.

11. The Oceans Hold $771 Trillion Worth of Gold

Not that you’d be able to get at any of it. But scientists estimate that the oceans of the world contain approximately 20 million tons of gold. Not on the ocean floor—in the water itself, in tiny particles of approximately 13 billionths of a gram per liter.

12. The Greatest Vertical Shift Is in Canada

If you’re looking for a seriously steep cliff, you’ll find it on Canada’s Baffin Island in Auyuittuq National Park in the northern part of the country. It’s name is Mount Thor and it has a 4,000-foot rock face that has proved daunting for climbers, with 30 attempts made before a four-man team from America finally succeeded in 1985 (it only took them 33 days).

13. The Deepest (Non-Ocean-Covered) Place on Earth Is in Antarctica

Technically it is under deep layers of ice so ocean does not cover it…The Bentley Subglacial Trench in Antarctica goes down 8,382 feet below sea level.

14. The Largest Earthquake in the World Hit Chile

The worst earthquake to ever hit the Earth struck Chile on May 22, 1960. The 9.5-magnitude quake in Valdivia,Chile killed as many as 6,000 people and left 2 million people homeless, according to the Chilean government.

15. Hawaii Is Also Home to the Most Active Volcano

Speaking of Hawaii, the Aloha State also is where you will find Kilauea, the most active volcano on Earth, with 61 eruptions recorded in its current cycle, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and it’s been erupting continuously since 1983. 

16. The rotation of the Earth is gradually slowing down

The deceleration of the Earth’s rotation is very slow, approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years. Eventually this will lengthen our days but it will take around 140 million years before our day will have increased from 24 to 25 hours.

17. Protector of Earth

The Earth has an Ozone Layer which protects it from harmful solar radiation.This shell is a special type of oxygen that absorbs most of the Sun’s powerful UV rays.

18. Have you ever wondered why we have different seasons?

I’ll tell you –– it’s because the Earth is tilting 23.4 degrees on its ‘axis’ and an imaginary line straight through the middle of the planet forms the North Pole to the South Pole. This means that different parts of the globe are slanting towards the sun at different times of the year (or at different times during its orbit).

19. The water is 3% fresh and 97% salted. In that 3% freshwater, ice sheets and glaciers comprises over 2%. So it means that lakes, rivers, and the underground includes less than 1% freshwater.

20. In regards to land, the continent of Asia covers about 30% of all the land and it also has around 60% of the world’s population.

21. Why do we have daytime and nighttime?Not only does Earth zoom through space, it also spins on its axis. As the planet rotates, the side facing the sun receives daylight and the the other is in darkness.

22. There is a ‘garbage patch’ in the Pacific Ocean that is just a twisting and turning vortex of trash and waste. Its size is twice of continental American and it can contain nearly 100 million tons of garbage.

23. The queen of the UK is the owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface.

24. One-third of Earth’s land surface is moderately or entirely desert.

25. If the Earth did not have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.

26. Seven-hundred-million years ago, the entire Earth was covered in ice.

27. Hawaii is moving towards Japan at the speed of 10 cm a year because they are on different tectonic plates.

28. The Niagara Falls are located on the border of the USA and Canada.

29. Rock found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is around 2 billion years old.

30. America’s forests are reducing for building materials and fuel. So, only 4% of America’s forests are remaining now.

31. We only use 11% of the Earth’s surface to grow food.

32. We gain 77 million people each year, which means that the needs are rising and the resources are reducing.

33. It is a fascinating fact to note here that 99% of all species that existed on the Earth are now extinct.

34. The thickest of all the four layers of the earth is the mantle because it is 2900 kilometers thick. This layer has a consistency of caramel and comprises of a hot mixture of molten rock.

35. There is enough gold in the Earth’s core to cover the entire surface of the Earth in 1.5 feet of the sparkling mineral.

36. The longest known cave system on earth is the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. It stretches for more than 390 miles, and that’s just what has been explored. Scientists believe it may be over 600 miles long.

37. The temperature of the Earth’s core is 5,500 degrees Celsius. As hot as the sun!

38. Earth’s Amazon rainforest is home to one third of the planet’s land species.

39. The Earth’s plates move just a few inches a year—about as fast as a person’s fingernails grow. This continental pattern predicts that 250 million years from now, a new supercontinent will be born.

40. Mount Augustus in the Australian Outback is the largest rock on Earth. So,it can be seen from almost 100 miles away and is about 2,352 feet high.

41. There is no solid land under the North Pole, just sea ice.

42. Antarctica has little vegetation and a snowy landscape. So it is one of the best places to find meteorites because most meteorites have been found in Antarctica than anywhere else in the world.

43. The tallest waterfall on Earth is Angel Falls, which is 3,212 feet high. It is as tall as a 300-story building.

44. Lake Baikal in Russia holds 20% of Earth’s unfrozen freshwater and it is the deepest and oldest lake in the world.

45. The tallest known tree on Earth is a redwood tree in a California forest because it is about twice as tall as the statue of liberty, at 380 feet high.

46. Antarctica holds about 90% of the Earth’s ice and 70% of Earth’s fresh water. Sea levels on Earth would rise about 60 m (200 ft) if all the ice in Antarctica were to melt.

47. The world’s largest desert, outside of the polar regions, is the Sahara Desert. This massive desert covers about 1/3 of Africa.

48. The Sun is considered to be an average-sized star, but 1 million Earths could fit inside.

49. Point Nemo (Latin for “no one”) lies at least 2,688 km (1,670 mi) from the nearest land so it is the most remote location on Earth and it is located in the Pacific Ocean.

  • If there were a tunnel through one end of the earth to another, then it would take about 42 minutes to fall all the way through.