Knowledge does not take up space and it never hurts to learn new things. If you think you know everything, you are very wrong , as you will see after reading these X curious facts that will change the way you see the world around you. 35 curious facts that will change the way you see things
As the famous Greek philosopher Socrates would say, knowledge begins with wonder. There is something special in discovering things that we did not know, something that drives us to know more about things. 1. More than 30% of the world’s people have never made or received a phone call.
This number is most surprising, but it reminds us that we live in a reality very different from that of the third world.2. The cockroach can live nine days without its head, before starving to death.
More than a curious fact is a very disgusting fact. 3. The International Space Station is the most expensive object in the world and its value amounts to 15,000 million dollars.
Like to break something up there.
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4. All other planets in the solar system fit between the Moon and Earth.
The measurements of the universe make us feel very small. 5. In 2008, hackers gained control of a NASA spacecraft, but did nothing.
Another curious fact, and not exactly reassuring. 6. Blue whale songs get deeper in pitch with each passing year. There is no clear explanation for this phenomenon, although it could be due to climate change. 7. Marie Curie’s notes are still radioactive.
For this reason, we recommend that you find another way to document yourself on the radio. 8. Before there was Gmail, there was an email service called G-Mail.
And wasoffered by the Garfiel cat website , as incredible as it may seem. 9. In 1980, Detroit gave Saddam Hussein the keys to the city.
A courtesy gesture they would regret a decade later. 10. The first ATMs, in the United States, were only used by prostitutes and stalkers.
Fortunately, that has changed over time. 11. Male giraffes know if a female is fertile by tasting her urine.
Luckily we humans don’t have to do the same. 12. By your 31st birthday, you have lived 1 trillion seconds.
The important thing is not the amount, but what we do in each of those seconds . Think wisely.13. Killing a panda bear in China is punishable by death.
You’re warned. 14. Elephants are the only land animals that cannot jump.
If they could do so, they would crush a multitude of animal and plant species. 15. Elephants weigh less than the tongue of a medium-sized whale.
So you have a rough idea of how big a whale is. 16. Mario Bros hits the blocks with his hand, not his head.
You have spent your entire childhood and adolescence deceived. 17. The current CEO of YouTube is the same woman who rented a garage from the creators of Google.
The twists and turns of life. More than 12 years ago Google bought the platformof streaming services. 18. When a person loses weight, they lose 84% of their fat through the lungs.
And it is that fat turns into carbon dioxide and is expired. 19. Contrary to popular belief, coffee originates from Ethiopia.
What remains a mystery is the origin of its first manufacture.
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20. Pyrite is the only mineral that manages to form a perfect cube.
One of those curious facts of nature that is worth discovering. 21. Coca-Cola was initially green in color
That color was due to the combination of herbs on which its secret formula is based. It was sold in pharmacies as a medicine. 22. Every time you sneeze your heart stops for a thousandth of a second.
We could say that each sneeze is like a small death. 23. A pig’s orgasm lasts about 30 minutes.
This is because he can ejaculate about 300 milliliters of semen. 24. Drinking 100 cups of coffee a day is practically suicide.
Although there are people who are close to that figure, such an amount of coffee causes a caffeine overdose . 25. On average, we lose between 50 and 150 hairs a day.
Do not worry about this fact, because in most people it grows back just as quickly. 26. Mosquitoes have 50 teeth.
Another rather horrifying fact. 27. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
Too bad some use it to say nonsense. 28. Nutella with marijuana exists and is sold in some pharmacies in California.
It is an alternative medicine to relieve pain , and its name is Nugtella. 29. The skin is renewed about 1,000 times throughout life.
Only it does it at such a slow pace that we don’t notice. 30. The first name that God gave was not Eve.
In fact, it was Adam himself who gave his wife a name .
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31. Hitler’s mother considered abortion, even though the doctor convinced her to have the baby.
If she had only known what she was going to get involved with… 32. About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.
A really curious fact, but not very relevant. 33. The city of Los Angeles owes its name to its Spanish founders. The original name of the town was El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de la Porciuncula. We assure you that it is totally true. 34. The chicken came before the egg, or so it is said in Genesis 1:20-22.
Mystery solved. 35. George W. Bush was an entertainer.
With this curious (and somewhat disturbing) fact we conclude the list.