This was shared to me via email from a friend of mine and I wanted to repost using different images. Not sure how accurate these are BUT they’re really neat and interesting to think about.
If you eat a polar bear’s liver, you will die of a vitamin C overdose.
All the American flags on the moon have been bleached white by radiation from the sun.
A blue whale’s heart is roughly the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and its aorta is large enough for a human to crawl through.
There are 18.6 million vacant houses in the United States. That’s enough for every homeless person in America to have six.
In 1977, researches detected a strong radio signal from space that lasted 72 seconds. It hasn’t been detected since.
The planet Neptune has barely completed one orbit since it was discovered in 1846.
Pluto hasn’t completed a full orbit since it’s discovery, and won’t until March 23, 2178.
The combined weight of all ants on Earth is about the same as the combined weight of all humans.
It takes our brains 80 milliseconds to process information. That means we are all living ever so slightly in the past.
Putting dry tea bags in smelly shoes will absorb the odor.
There are more possible games of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
Alexander the Great conquered half the known world by age 22.
Breathing in Mumbai for one day is equivalent to smoking two and a half packs of cigarettes.
Insect wings have tiny pillars that kill bacteria by physically tearing it to shreds.
John Tyler, America’s 10th president, has two grandsons who are still alive today.
Every human is born with the ability to wiggle their ears. If you don’t discover it early, the muscle atrophies.
110 people once tied for second prize in the Powerball lottery after playing the same lucky numbers from a fortune cookie.
Collectively, humans have spent almost 13,261 years watching the ‘Gangnam Style’ video.
The sound of every shrimp snapping their claws at once would reach 246 decibels, potentially making shrimp the loudest animal in the ocean.
Because it takes so long for their light to reach Earth, many stars you see at night are long gone.
The entire current population of Earth could fit inside Texas, and it would still be less crowded than New York City.
Maudie Hopkins was the last known widow of a Civil War veteran. She died in 2008.
A can of Diet Coke floats in water, but a can of regular Coke sinks.
In 2010, workers at Ground Zero found an 18th century wooden ship underneath the World Trade Center ruble.
Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard. Some people fake it to look committed to their job.
Kin George V’s physician gave the dying king a lethal dosage of morphine and cocaine to hasten his death so that it could be announced in the morning edition of The Times rather than “less appropriate evening” journals.
If you eat a teaspoon of sugar after eating something spicy, it will completely neutralize the heat.
If too many pistachios are shipped in a single container, they will self-heat and experience spontaneous combustion.
When adjusted to inflation, John D. Rockefeller is the richest man in the history of the world, with a net worth 10 times more than Bill Gates.
In Germany there are fake bus stops outside many nursing homes to prevent confused senior citizens from wandering off.
Before there were clocks, there were candle clocks that burned a set amount of hours. If you wanted a reminder or alarm, you pushed a nail at the desired time length in the candle and when it melted to that point, the nail would fall and clank on the metal holder alerting you.
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