Did You Know?


The world is a pretty strange place; things often don’t happen according to plan, and weird coincidences are generally the norm. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that there would be unexpected facts about everything from pencils, to history, to science, and everything in between. Just read through and you will discover some facts you have been missing, or never thought about:

It is impossible to lick your elbow (busted)

A crocodile can’t stick its tongue out.

A shrimp’s heart is in its head.

People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because, when you sneeze, your heart stops for a second. Seriously?

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

Rats and horses can’t vomit.

If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib.

If you try to suppress a sneeze, you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck, and you could die.

If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out. (Bet you will close your eyes when next you want to sneeze)

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders. (This is really hard to believe).

Most lipstick contains fish scales. (Now this is really weird)

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.

A crocodile can’t move its tongue and cannot chew. Its digestive juices are so strong that it can digest a steel nail.

A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.

If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you will feel thirsty. If it’s reduced by 10%, you’ll die.

Hot water is heavier than cold.

Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open!

Two Nigerians – Ben Enwonwu and Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy – have painted official portraits of Queen Elizabeth II.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.

Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.

Coca-Cola was originally green.

You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning

The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump!

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!