13 Random Facts that you Might Have Heard the First Time
Who among you here likes facts? You’re in luck, we have decided to make a list of some did you know facts that will surely tickle your pickle. Are you one of those people who like to question a lot of things? If you are, then you are in for a treat!
One of the best things to ever happen in our lives is to learn new stuff, and at the same time to be able to gain new knowledge. Whether we like making quizzes, impress our friends and family, or know a lot of things, a useful fact is an excellent thing to learn. It’s nice when you get to say the words “Did you know” and then follow up with the truth, right?
Even if we are already finished with school, we have realized that we never actually stopped learning. Some of these facts may seem weird or completely random, but you’ll never know when this will come in handy. So now, here are a few random facts that we would like you to know.
There Are Only 10% of Left-Handed People in the World
Our first of many did you know facts on this list is about the people who write with their left hand. Did you know that some studies have said that whether you are a right-handed or left-handed person, depends on the time you spent in your mother’s womb? It is also suggested that family heritage may also be a factor in establishing your dominant hand.
Bears Have 42 Teeth
Unlike humans who only have 32 teeth, when a bear becomes an adult, they have already had fully developed a total of 42 teeth. This contains ten molars, 16 premolars, four curved canine teeth, and 12 incisors. Likewise, their teeth are even longer than the claws on their feet.
We now turn to a more scientific fact about lobsters. The blood of lobsters does not have any color. However, when exposed to oxygen, it changes to the color blue. This is due to the presence of copper in their blood, which is found in the blue Hemocyanin molecule. The next time you cook lobsters, go and see for yourself whether it does turn blue.
Look Up, Pig
Did you know that pigs can’t look upwards? It is anatomically impossible for them to look up because they can’t bend their necks upward. The reason for this is that the body of a pig is mainly designed in prioritizing in search of food. The next time someone calls you a pig, look up, and that will show them that you are not.
Thigh Bones Are Stronger Than Concrete
Well, this is a no-brainer fact at all. Thigh bones support the whole weight of our bodies and are estimated to be eight times stronger. It doesn’t mean that it is eight times stronger than concrete that it’s not prone to breaking. They are still breakable when serious injury is imposed on the bone.
Abundant Plant Lives are located in the Ocean
Known species of plants located in the Ocean are estimated to be a total of 228,450, and around 2 million are yet to be discovered. Most plants based in the Ocean are seaweeds, kelp, seagrass, and algae, which are all divided into three categories: Euphotic, Aphotic, and Despotic-zones
A Cat Sleeps a Lot
It is observed that a cat spends an average of 15 hours a day sleeping, and some can even sleep up to 20 hours a day. These cats mostly sleep during the day as they are more active during night-time. So, humans who like to sleep are more cat-like.
Honey is Eternal
Sweetened fact on the list is about honey. When heated, strained, and sealed correctly, it won’t be able to suck up moisture and would be able to stay fresh forever. Better than your “honey,” right? The oldest honey jar to have ever been discovered is estimated to be 5500 years old!
Giraffe Cleans Their Ears with Their Tongues
Imagine a person who cleans their tears with their tongues, isn’t it straight up disgusting? Well, not for giraffes. It’s a fact that their tongues are exceptionally long with a length of twenty-one inches, which is also used to reach for leaves when they want to eat.
The Arctic Ocean is the Smallest Ocean
We all know that there are four oceans in the world, namely the Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Southern Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. Out of these five ocean basins, the smallest would be the Arctic. The Arctic Ocean is also the shallowest, and the coldest of the five ocean basins. It’s also great to know that the Arctic Ocean is 1.5 times larger than the U.S.
Most Played Board Game is Monopoly
Over 275 million board sets of Monopoly have been sold, which makes it the most played board game in the world. Aside from the English, it has been translated into 47 other languages to make them playable by other countries.
Want to know an insect-related fact? We’ve got your back! Only female mosquitoes are known to bite us, humans, because they need the nutrition from our blood to develop their eggs in contrast to male mosquitoes who only feed on the flower’s nectar.
Owls Can’t Move Their Eyes
It’s a known fact that owls can’t move their eyes sideways. But did you know why? It’s because their eyes are too big for them to run it in any direction. Instead of moving their eyes, they have adapted so that they can now turn their heads 270 degrees.
These are just some of our random did you know facts, but we still hope that they entertained you in one way or another. So, there are still so many out there on the internet if you want to know more random facts. You have to look for them, and have fun with.