35 Random “Did You Know” Facts

These funny and interesting 'did you know' facts are worth a read
  1. Did you know that the lifespan of a human eyelash is 150 days?
  2. Approximately 20% of Earth’s oxygen comes from the Amazon rainforest.
  3. Random fact: Crocodiles cannot extend their tongues, but alligators can.
  4. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  5. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out; this is only a problem for pre-teen crocs when their parents ask them to do chores.
  6. Approximately 100 individuals lose their lives to choking on ballpoint pens every year on average.
  7. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
  8. Did you know that messages from the brain travel through nerves at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour?
  9. The cat is the only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible.
  10. A quarter of the world’s population speaks at least some English.
  11. The Pringles inventor is interred in a Pringles can.
  12. Chickens outnumber humans worldwide.
  13. Most pandas worldwide are on loan from China.
  14. Red hair and blue eyes constitute the rarest human color combination.
  15. Barbed wire was invented in 1845, leading to the decline of cowboys’ businesses due to inexpensive fencing.
  16. Did you know that a flea can jump 350 times its body length?
  17. Hummingbirds are the only animals capable of flying backward.
  18. Estivation, or sleeping through summer, is common among snakes, turtles, crocodiles, and salamanders.
  19. The male praying mantis cannot mate with its head attached; the female initiates mating by decapitation.
  20. Queen Elizabeth visited the Game of Thrones set but refrained from sitting on the Iron Throne due to protocol.
  21. Did you know that one stamp lick consumes one-tenth of a calorie?
  22. The average person has four to six dreams each night.
  23. Random fact: Consistent flatulence for 6 years and 9 months can generate energy equivalent to an atomic bomb.
  24. Humans spend approximately two weeks of their lives kissing, if you add up the time.
  25. According to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, it is possible to go slower than light and faster than light, but it is impossible to go at the speed of light, and there is a particle called tachyon that is supposed to go faster than light.
  26. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  27. Busta Rhymes Island is located in Massachusetts.
  28. The world record for the most T-shirts worn simultaneously stands at 260.
  29. Random fact: A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  30. The longest name of a place still in use is a hill in New Zealand: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
  31. More than 2,500 left-handed individuals are killed annually using right-handed products.
  32. Hurricanes release more energy in 10 minutes than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.
  33. The “#” key on the keyboard is called an octotroph.
  34. In English, “TYPEWRITER” is the longest word that can be typed using only one row of the keyboard.
  35. In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.