31 Interesting Facts

The world around us is strange and magnificent, if we’re only willing to take the time to look. There are so many interesting facts surrounding us that, if we were to really understand our world, our brains just might explode. We even have organizations – like the Guinness World Records – to keep track of interesting facts for us.

Here are 31 interesting facts for you to enjoy:

1. The Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps.

2. A soccer player will run an average of seven miles each game.

3. When you see an advertisement for a watch, the hands are set to 10:10. This allows the watch’s brand name to be framed by the hands.

4. A rooster can’t crow if it can’t extend its neck.

5. Dalmatians have no spots when they’re born.

6. Handedness determines how you tend to chew your food. If you’re left-handed, you’ll tend to chew on your left side and vice versa.

7. Handedness also seems to affect longevity. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

8. If you chew gum while you peel an onion, it can help to prevent tears.

9. The first ocean vessel to use the SOS Morse code signal was the Titanic.

10. Your eye’s pupil expands by about a third when you look at something pleasing.

11. The rabbit and the parrot can both see behind themselves without turning their heads.

12. Laughter lowers your stress level and boosts your hormones.

13. An average six year-old will laugh around 300 times every day. The average adult laughs about 15 times.

14. The sweat of a hippopotamus will turn red when it is stressed or upset.

15. The MGM lion has a name: Volney.

16. Google gets its name from the numerical term “google,” which means a number with one million zeroes.

17. The Chevy Nova had a hard time selling in Spanish speaking countries. “No va,” means “Doesn’t go.”

18. Your fingernails and your hair will continue to grow for a few hours after death.

19. Women tend to blink, on average, about twice as often as men blink.

20. The three famous monkeys have names: Mizaru(See no evil), Mikazaru(Hear no evil), and Mazaru(Speak no evil).

21. There are 365 steps on the front of the U.S. Capitol Building – one for every day of the year.

22. A kangaroo can jump as far as 30 feet in one jump.

23. The flea, however, can jump 350 times its body length.

24. Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.

25. The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.

26. The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.

27. Babies who wear disposable diapers are five times more likely to develop diaper rash than those that wear cotton diapers.

28. Leonardo da Vinci was dyslexic, and he often wrote backwards.

29. Marie Curie, the Nobel prize winning scientist who discovered radium, died of radiation poisoning.

30. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.

31. Henry Ford produced the model T in black colour because the black paint appears to be the fastest paint to get dry during the time of creation.

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