39 Facts About the World That Will Surprise the Most Intelligent People

39 Worldly Surprising Facts

The people at nowadays, who have a Wi-Fi connection has the world at their fingertips. Thanks to the internet, you have the possibility to know basically everything in and about our world. However, in the reality, there are still countless mysteries in the world and they are still unsolved.

We will present you here 39 worldly facts that make even the most intelligent and knowledgeable person wide-eyed and surprised:

1. The average chocolate bar contains eight insect pieces

2. A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is a berry

3. Humans completely replace their outer skin every month

4. There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand in the world

5. You’re twice as likely to get killed by a vending machine as a shark

6. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all wars in history

7. France was still executing people by guillotine up until 1977

8. The word ‘set’ has the most number of definitions (464) in the English language

9. For every human on earth, there are 1.6 million ants

10. The jaw is the most commonly used joint in the human body

11. In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator

12. Killer whales are not whales they’re dolphins and starfish are not fish – they’re sea urchins

13. Dolphins can actually call each other by name

14. The naked mole rat is immune to cancer and can live with almost no oxygen

15. One piece of the space junk returns to earth every day

16. The mouth of a blue whale can hold its own bodyweight in water

17. Due to gravity, the theoretical maximum height of a tree is 130 meters

18. An average adult contains 7 quintillion joules of potential energy, which is equal to 30 hydrogen bombs

19. 99% of the earth’s gold is located in its core

20. The technology in one Gameboy exceeds all the computing power used to put man on the moon

21. Honey is the only food that does not spoil

22. Getting struck by lightening heats skin up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit

23. The lighter was invented ten years earlier than the match

24. The Hawaiian alphabet consists only twelve letters (A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W)

25. Because the tip actually moves faster than the speed of sound, whips make a cracking sound, creating a small sonic boom

26. The strongest muscle in the human body (proportional to its size) is the tongue

27. The first person who had the idea to attach wheels to his office chair to move around more quickly was Charles Darwin

28. The 3 most sold products in human history are the Harry Potter books, iPhone, and Rubik’s Cube

29. To recognize a real diamond from a fake one, breathe on it. Result – the fake ones will fog up while real ones will stay clear

30. Besides the 5 senses, you also have proprioception, awareness of the position of your body parts

31. A cockroach can live a few weeks without its head, and he will die of hunger.

32. The Spanish word ‘esposas’ means both ‘handcuffs’ and ‘wives’

33. When you gain or lose weight, your fat cells simply change in size, they don’t disappear

34. Almost 99% of the microbes that live inside humans are not known to science

35. When people cut themselves with the paper they experience more pain than in case of regular cuts. The reason why is because such a wound almost never bleeds. These wounds stay with open nerve endings to the air, which irritates them

36. To burn 1 calorie by clicking on a mouse, people would need to click a mouse button 10 million times

37. The ice cubes with tap water are white, while with boiled water are transparent

38. The yearly cost of electricity to charge your phone that would be less than $1

39. Animals are scared of ultraviolet flashes invisible to the human eye and avoid power lines


Having in mind these surprising facts we are aware that there’s so much more to explore.



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