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Some interesting facts

  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match stick.
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Psyche, was the first film in history to show a toilet being flushed on-camera.
  • If you remove all the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on Earth, the entire population would fit in an apple.
  • The small percentage of static you see on “dead” channels are actually residual radiation from the Big Bang.
  • More than fifty percent of the world’s population hasn’t made or received a phone call.
  • There are more possible iterations in a game of chess than there are atoms in the entire observable universe.
  • The China Highway 110 traffic jam lasted more than 10 days.
  • It’s impossible to watch every video on YouTube. Every minute you spend watching a video, 100 more hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube.
  • There are over 200 dead bodies on Mount Everest.
  • 315 entries in Webster’s 1996 English dictionary were misspelled.
  • The world’s oldest chewing gum is 5,000 years old.
  • The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale, and it’s so lonely that it hasn’t had any response to its mating call for decades.
  • The average lead pencil can be used to write around 50,000 English words.
  • The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain.
  • A glass ball can bounce higher than a rubber ball, as long as it doesn’t break.
  • The kangaroo mouse never needs to drink water.
  • Spending a few months in Antarctica can shrink your brain.
  • A couple once tried to name their child Brfxxccxxmnpccccll-lmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, pronounced “Albin.”
  • A parking spot in Hong Kong sold for almost 1 million dollars.
  • Oxford University is older than the Aztecs.