50 amazing facts to blow your mind

Here are 50 amazing facts to blow your mind.

50 amazing facts

  1. When he collided with another player during a basketball game, from that point on, he spoke and sang with a less posh accent and more of a street accent.

  2. The tusks of an elephant can weigh up to 200 pounds and grow up to 10 feet long.

  3. Cows have over 800 blood types.

  4. Tokyo subway system transports 3.1 billion people a year.

  5. According to astronauts that have been to the moon, moondust smells like spent gun powder.

  6. A 105-year-old Swedish woman, Dagny Carlsson, is the oldest blogger in the world. At the age of 99, she took a course in informatics and had been blogging ever since.

  7. The first drug law in America was put in place to prohibit Chinese opium dens.

  8. In Japan, May 9 is officially recognized by the Japanese Anniversary Association as Goku Day. May, because in Japanese, the number five is pronounced go, and the number nine is pronounced Ku.

  9. The giant red spot on Jupiter is a storm that has been going on for 150 years or longer and is twice as wide as Earth. The largest and most powerful hurricanes ever recorded on Earth spanned over 1000 miles across with wind speeds gusting up to around 200 miles per hour, and that is dwarfed by the giant red spot, which has wind speeds twice as fast.

  10. In 2005 an avid computer gamer from China with the nickname Snowy died of fatigue after playing World of Warcraft for three days straight. But amazingly, over 100 gamers visited a virtual cathedral inside the game where a service was held for her. She actually holds the Guinness World record for the most people at a virtual funeral.

  11. Chickens can detect and see the light in color shades better than humans. Chickens also have a better motion-sensing ability than we do, which is actually important for farmers to know because artificial lights need to be avoided as they flicker, and it may cause a flock to start actually fighting each other. Oh, the lights again.

  12. There are 173 known moons in our universe. However, if we open that up to dwarf planets that have objects orbiting them, the number climbs to 182.

  13. It is actually possible for a man to fracture his penis. It’s extremely painful and will actually cause a loud cracking sound. Folks, please be careful when you’re doin’ the nasty.

  14. Serbian woman Bojana Danilovic has a rare brain condition called Spatial Orientation Phenomenon, which causes her to see everything upside down. She uses a special inverted computer screen and keyboard at work as well as special work forms that are easier to fill upside down. And yes, at home she watches upside-down TV.

  15. During the 2007 writer’s strike, David Letterman paid the Late Show staff out of his own pocket.

  16. There’s a muffin shop in San Francisco called Double Or Muffin that will actually double your muffin order for free if you flip a coin and it lands on heads. Twice the chub.

  17. Adventurer Bear Grylls named his sons Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry. When Mick Jagger was a teenager, he actually bit off the tip of his tongue.

  18. In 2014 a massive underground city was discovered in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. It’s the size of 65 football fields and housed about 20,000 people. It contained everything from churches, waterways, fountains, kitchens, and even wineries and oil presses.

  19. There’s a company called Hangover Helpers that, for $20 a person, will bring you Gatorade, cook you a homemade burrito for breakfast, completely clean the room that your party was held in, and do all the dirty dishes.

  20. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was president of Mexico 11 times from 1833 to 1855.

  21. The longest engagement on record lasted 67 years. Octavio Guillen and Adriana Martinez, both 82, finally tied the knot in June of 1969 in Mexico City.

  22. The United Kingdom is the only country that doesn’t feature its name on its stamps. But, all UK stamps do have a picture of the monarch’s head.

  23. In 2000, 19-year-old Kathy Summers paid $1,025 on eBay for Justin Timberlake’s leftover French toast. After he finished a breakfast interview at the studio of New York area radio station, Z100, the DJ put it on eBay, and the rest was history.

  24. According to the Guinness World Records, the smallest adult of all time is Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nopal. He was only 1.79 feet tall. Damn, that even makes me feel talk,

  25. According to the American Kennel Club, as of 2015, the Labrador Retriever has been America’s most popular dog for the last 25 years consecutively. What about a pug, Americans?

  26. There are 2.4 trillion red blood cells in one pint of blood, and while under stress, the human body can produce 119 million red blood cells per second.

  27. The Welwitschia plant that grows in the Namib Desert can live for 1000 years. In fact, there are some species that exist right now that, through carbon dating, are shown to be 1500 years old. That plant has seen it all.

  28. 7 Up was originally called Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda. It was invented in 1929 by Charles Leiper Grigg, who has included lithia in it, a naturally occurring substance found in minute quantities of bubbling waters fed by underground springs. Lithia is better known as lithium, a drug used to even out mood swings.

  29. The United States capital subway system in Washington is an exclusive transit system used only for members of congress and capitol hill staff members.

  30. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis invented a diaper that is equipped with a waterproof baby wipe holding compartment. She actually spent a lot of time caring for children, meaning that she’s docked a lot of hours changing diapers, so it’s not much of a surprise that this on the go mom thought that the conventional diaper system could use some tweaking.

  31. In 1996, Kermit the frog, delivered the commencement address at Southampton College to 245 graduates.

  32. There’s a pipeline beneath the cobbled streets of Belgium City that can pump 1,057 gallons of booze an hour or the equivalent of 12,000 bottles. It runs 1,864 miles from a brewery into the center of Bruges, to a bottling plant on the outskirts of the city. There are 150 billion red blood cells in one ounce of blood.

  33. A skunk can spray a victim as far as 10 feet away.

  34. There’s an olive tree located in the village of Al Walaja within the Bethlehem district of Palestine that is over 4,000 years old. It was named Al Badawi after a wise villager who lived in Al Walaja over 200 years ago. The tree is 39 feet tall and 82 feet in diameter and is compared to that of 10 average-sized olive trees put together.

  35. Strong, Maine is considered the toothpick capital of the world because up until 2003, they manufactured 90% of the US supply of toothpicks, producing 20 million toothpicks a day.

  36. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is the world’s largest cathedral. It’s 610 feet in length, has an inside area of over 163,000 square feet, and the main dome is 446 feet high. It can accommodate 20,000 players at one time.

  37. The senior crayon maker at Crayola, Emerson Moser, who worked at Crayola for 37 years, made an announcement when he retired that he is, in fact, colorblind.

  38. Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, wasn’t actually Irish. His exact birthplace and date are not known. However, it is believed that he was born around 375 AD in Scotland, and his real name is believed to be Maewyn Succat, and he took on the name Patrick upon becoming a priest.

  39. The Peregrine falcon can dive bomb their prey from above, going up to 199 miles per hour.

40.bThe planet Uranus has 27 moons. Five of the moons are large, and the rest are much smaller. The five large moons are called Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, and Oberon.

  1. The growth cycle for eyelashes in only three months, which is one reason they don’t grow very long. They actually fall out daily. In fact, anywhere from one to five will drop out of your face every day.

  2. More than 180 languages and dialects are spoken in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In fact, Toronto is the most multicultural city on the planet, with half of its population born outside the country.

  3. The term mayday is used internationally as a distress signal. It was derived from the French “Venez m’aider,” which means “Come help me.”

  4. Singultus is another name for hiccups.

  5. Musician Frank Zappa had a quilt made entirely out of unwashed panties that were thrown on stage by women as his shows.

  6. Koalas rarely drink water. The majority of their water comes from gum leaves or from dew or rainwater on the surface of the leaves. They receive over 90% of their hydration from the eucalyptus leaves that they eat and only drink when ill or at times when there isn’t enough moisture on the leaves, like during very dry weather.

  7. The world’s largest gold nugget ever found was near Denali, Victoria, Australia, on February 5, 1869. It weighed in at a whopping 159 pounds and measured two feet by one foot. It was melted into ingots and shipped to the bank of England.

  8. In 2012, Costa Rica became the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport. People who broke this law could face up to four months in prison or a fine of $3,000.

  9. If you purchase a new car in Denmark, you have to pay a registration tax on the new vehicle of 150%. Believe it or not, this was actually reduced by the Danish government from 180%. This was all part of its 2016 budget.

  10. Black Friday of 2016 was a record-breaking day for gun background checks in America. The FBI processed 185,713 background checks, 400 more than 2015. Black Friday is usually the biggest day of the year for gun sales because of the deep discounts offered. Yeah, that’s wanna hear now that I live in LA.

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