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The Eiffel Tower Actually Moves
The Eiffel Tower can sway back and forth in the wind and can grow up to six inches due to the heat of the sun.
The Most Talented Beatle?
George Harrison of the Beatles could play 26 different instruments.
Golf Balls are Tiny but Detailed
Golf balls have 336 indents.
Hummingbirds Have a Unique Way of Drinking Nectar
Hummingbirds have w-shaped, hairy tongues that help them slurp nectar.
Bananas’ Strange Fruit Classification
Bananas are considered berries.
Ketchup as Medicine?
In the 1830s, people used ketchup as medicine to cure gastrointestinal illnesses.
Rice’s Role in the Great Wall of China
Parts of the mortar on the Great Wall of China are made from sticky rice.
The Many Genres of Music
Over 1,300 genres of music exist.
Finland Is Obsessed With Saunas
There are over 3 million saunas in Finland.
Goats Have Their Own Language
Goats have accents they adjust based on their social surroundings.
Try This Trick Out
You can’t hum while you are plugging your nose.
All but the Letter “A”
Spelled out, numbers 1 to 999 do not include the letter “a.”
Your Eye Color Might Have a Name for It
Some people are born with two different-colored eyes, a condition called Heterochromia.
You’ll Never Roll Dice the Same
Opposite sides of dice always add up to seven.
In the U.S., over 10 billion donuts are made every year.
Bees Have More Than Two Eyes
Bees have five eyes.
Your Heart Works Really Hard
Your heart can beat up to 100,000 times each day.
Not All Oranges Are Orange
Some oranges are green.
Dolphins Have a Cool Sleeping Habit
Dolphins usually sleep with one eye open.
Guess How Much Your Brain Weighs?
An adult human brain weighs around three pounds.
A Group of Kittens Has This Adorable Name
A group of kittens is commonly referred to as a kindle.
Sharks Are Super Old
Sharks are older than Saturn’s rings.
Sneezes Travel Pretty Fast
A human sneeze can travel up to 100 miles per hour.
There’s Been a Lot of Repeat Mr. Olympia Winners
From 1965 to 2020, there have only been 16 winners of the Mr. OIympia bodybuilding competition.
Rainbows Can Happen Anytime
Rainbows can happen at night and are called moonbows.
This is a Surprising Use for Sunflowers
Life jackets were originally filled with sunflower stems, which are extremely buoyant.
How many cells can the human body make?
The human body makes around 330 billion cells each day.
Do you know what slime is made of?
Nickelodeon slime is made of vanilla pudding, oatmeal, applesauce, and green food coloring.
High Heels Weren’t Always for Women
High heels originated in Persia and were first worn by men.
Giraffes and Humans Have This in Common
Humans and giraffes have the same number of neck bones.
The Danish Flag is Older Than Everybody Else’s
Denmark has the oldest national flag in the world at over 800 years old.
How many thoughts do you have per day?
A human can have between 12,000-60,000 thoughts each day.
A Diamond Has Many Sides
The average diamond has 58 facets.
Most Tulips Don’t Have a Scent
Over 80% of tulip varieties are odorless.
Apple Pie Isn’t Entirely American
Apple pie originated in England, not America.
Eyelashes Don’t Last Forever
An eyelash can last up to eight weeks.
Flying on a Plane Doesn’t Help Your Taste Buds
You can lose around 30% of your taste buds during an airplane flight.
America Sure Loves Cashews
The United States consumes 90% of the world’s cashews.
There’s More Than One Lady Liberty
There are over 100 replicas of the Statue of Liberty, with more than 30 copies in France.
What is the strongest muscle in your body?
The masseter, which is used for chewing, is the strongest muscle in the body.
Butterflies Don’t Taste With Their Tongues
Butterflies taste their food with their feet.
Nepal’s Flag Shape Is Pretty Unique
Nepal is the only country with a non-quadrangular flag.
Fruit Salad Trees are a Real Thing
Fruit salad trees are trees that grow up to 6 different fruits on one tree.
Antarctica Has a Higher Birth Rate Than You’d Think
Eleven babies have been born in Antarctica.
Cosmetics Have Been Around for Awhile
Makeup originated in ancient Egypt in about 4000 BCE.
The First Female Senator Wasn’t in Office Very Long
In 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton became the first woman on the United States Senate, and served for just 24 hours.
Cheetahs Are Similar to Housecats
Cheetahs can meow and purr just like pet cats.
Lobster Wasn’t Always a Luxury Food
Before the 1800s, lobster was served as prison food.
Pianos Have a Ton of Moving Parts
The average piano has about 10,000 moving parts.
Do you know Barbie’s real name?
Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
This Dracula Actor Took His Role to the Grave
The original Dracula actor Bela Lugosi was buried in his vampire costume.
Camels’ Eyes Are Fascinating
Camels have three eyelids and two rows of eyelashes.
Guess How Many Ridges a Bottle Cap Has?
A standard bottle cap has 21 teeth.
Oceans Get Their Color from the Sun
The ocean gets a blue tint from absorbing red light waves from the sun.
This Moroccan University Is Older Than Everyone Else’s
Founded in 859, the University of al-Qarawiyyin in Morocco is the oldest university in the world.
A Star on the Walk of Fame Isn’t Free
You pay $50,000 to have your name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Purple Is the Least Common Flag Color
Only two countries, Dominica and Nicaragua, use the color purple on their national flags.
Dogs’ Feet Have a Specific Scent
Natural bacteria can make dogs’ feet smell like corn chips.
Metallica Has Performed on Every Continent
Metallica was the first band to perform a concert on all 7 continents.
We’ve All Been Calling LEGO the Wrong Name
The plural of “LEGO” is either “LEGO” or “LEGO bricks.”
Hippos’ Milk Isn’t White
Hippos’ milk is pink due to the reddish acid they produce.
Marco Polo Didn’t Record His Adventures While On The Road
Marco Polo’s memoir, The Travels of Marco Polo, was written while he was in prison.
There’s Hundreds of Corn Kernels on a Single Cob
An average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged into 16 rows.
A Smell Can’t Wake You Up
You cannot smell anything while you are asleep.
This Country Has the Most Time Zones
Russia has 11 time zones, the most out of any country in the world.
The World’s First Speeding Ticket Wasn’t That Fast
Issued in 1896, the world’s first speeding ticket was for going 8 mph in a 2 mph zone.
What does yellow and red equal?
Combined, yellow and red can spark hunger in people, which is often referred to as the “Ketchup and Mustard Theory” in marketing.
The Giza Pyramids Are Huge
Combined, the bricks from the three Giza Pyramids could build a 10-foot tall wall around France.
People Steal This Food Most Often
Cheese is the most commonly stolen food.
Cheetah Claws Are Unique Compared To Other Cats’
Cheetahs are the only cat species that can’t fully retract their claws.