Did you know? 43 Amazing Facts about life
Would you consider yourself a critical thinker? This means one who goes beyond biased party line thinking and does their own homework to find out the truth on a topic.
Are you the curious type? Are you someone who absolutely cannot stand to be in the dark on a topic? Do you have to know everything about that fascinating piece of trivia? Then you've come to the right place because we can definitely get along!
I tend to consider myself a voracious reader. I can't stand not knowing things. Not only that, I'm someone who has to find the truth out about what I'm researching. A great bible verse that I think gives great wisdom in this is found in Acts 17.
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
So basically, I've learned not to just take people's words for it on really important subjects, I try to do my own research to find out if things are true. I take it from this passage that it means someone is of noble character because they take the time to be a critical thinker.
But life is just too darn interesting not to find out about. And I didn't want to just create a simple list of facts that everyone seems to know. I wanted to put together a creative fun mixture of facts, some that are well known and some not so much, and categorize them by topic to make it easier to find the things that interest you.
So scroll on down and make your brain bigger!
Fun Nature Facts!
Nature is one of the more incredible designs of a Creative Mind. You'll find many weird and amazingly fun facts about it here:
- Even though the male Lion is considered the King of the Jungle, the female lion does 90 percent of all the hunting. (We know who wears the pants in that family!)
- If you're into eating bugs, some people report beetles having an apple like taste. (Protein and fruit in one bite baby!)
- A crocodile can actually digest pieces of steel.
- A giraffe's tongue is so long it can actually clean it's own ears! (Mmmmm....earwax)
- Got a black light? Go check out some cat pee, it actually glows. (Funny enough, so can a human's......wait, are you seriously going to go and check the next time you go? That's gross man.)
- A hummingbird weighs less than a coin in your pocket.
- It's really too bad if a rat or a horse eats something poisonous, they're incapable of vomiting.
- Humans aren't the only ones who try to change sex. Clams are asexual and start out as males, but at some point in their lives, there are those that decide to be female. (No plastic surgery required!)
- A female praying mantis, while mating, will bite off the head of the male. (No comment)
WEIRD BUT TRUE APPLE FACTS.
- During the early 80's, Apple's name recognition was so low in Japan that refrigerated trucks were used to deliver Apple computers because the workers thought the boxes contained perishable fruit!
- You know that Macintosh you like so much? Imagine if it were called the Bicycle! Steve Jobs used to say that computers were like a bicycle for our minds and even suggested the name be changed to reflect that!
The world pretty much revolves around the "Digital Age" now. It's hard to walk around and find anyone without a "smart phone" of any type. Here's some fun facts you may not know:
- The very first computer "mouse" was made in 1964 by a man named Doug Engelbert. The fascinating thing: it was wooden!
- In the original arcade Donkey Kong game, Mario was actually called Jumpman and he was a carpenter, not a plumber.
- By July 2008, GOOGLE had indexed over 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) pages on the Internet! And we wonder why it's hard to write about subjects that haven't been written yet.
- The maximum score you could possibly achieve in a game of PAC-MAN 3,333,360 points. That's a lot of quarters!
- GOOGLE incorporated in 1998.
- A normal human being blinks about 20 times per minute. Someone using a computer typically tends to blink only 7 times a minute. (I find this one fascinating.)
- 1 out of every 8 married couples in the United States in 2012 met online. So E-harmony wasn't lying!
- Facebook pays at least $500 dollars if you can actually figure out how to hack the site. (Tell that to them now!)
- HP, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT AND APPLE were all started in garages. (Technically, Apple started in a bedroom. Entrepreneurship and Capitalism at it's finest!)
- For every "1" normal webpage, there are 5 porn pages! (That explains why you see nude women when you google things like toasters or whatever!)
- On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 Miles! (Sounds like my friend Billybuc has a lot of finger mileage)
DID YOU KNOW?
Speaking of germs.
More germs are actually transferred shaking hands with someone rather than kissing them? (The French have all the fun!)
Intriguing Health Tidbits.
We're all so concerned about our health aren't we? What is best for us, what can we do to keep fit, how do we avoid the flu, etc. Here's some fun ones I've dug up recently:
- If you love listening to music on your iPhone, iPod, whatever....listen up! Wearing headphones for even an hour can increase the germs and bacteria in your ears by almost 700 times. (Use disinfectant wipes man, just saying.)
- For all of you wearing thick glasses, bad eyesight is normally associated with having a higher IQ! (I have contacts and glasses, so this one made me feel pretty darn special.)
- Farting a lot? It's normal according to a study showing that the average adult produces a quarter of a gallon of flatulence a day.
- It's recommended that you keep your toothbrush at least 6 feet away from the toilet to avoid anything hitting it when you flush the toilet.
- Baby Orajel can cause infants to stop breathing and turn blue.
- If you're a fan of muffins with poppy seeds, you might not want to eat one before your next drug test for a job position. The seeds can make it show up positive.
- Feel like you have indigestion? Some heart attack symptoms have been mistaken for this.
- Have a cut? Clean the wound first, then use black pepper to stop the bleeding, it's a natural remedy.
- Speaking of open wounds, use honey to disinfect it. Studies show that honey kills almost every strain of bacteria found in open wounds.
- Want to lose weight? Recent studies have shown that taking two spoonfuls a day of coconut oil helps to burn fat off.
- You know every time you breathe, your ribs move. They actually do this about 5 million times a year!
- About 1 in every 2000 babies are born with a tooth.
Awesome Historical Facts!
I love history, particularly American History. I absolutely hate revisionist history. I want the pure stuff, the truth.....even if it's something that doesn't paint America in a good light. If researched and asked with "honest" questions, history teaches us much about why things are the way they are now.
We could truly learn from so many mistakes we've seen others make in history if we would just sit down and do the digging to know. Knowledge is power baby!
- Contrary to popular belief, almost all of the Founding Fathers of the United States were, in fact, Christians. As a matter of fact, at least 29 signers of the Declaration of Independence had attended schools in preparation of entering ministry.
- The U.S. Capitol was used as a major church building in the States from 1800 to almost the end of the 19th century.
- Thomas Edison is most famous for inventing the light bulb, but did you know he also invented the moving picture (movies) and the phonograph (Recordable sound machine). His voice is the very first voice to be recorded in human history with his recitation of "Mary had a little lamb."
- Two famously assassinated U.S. Presidents share a few things in common. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946, Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. A hundred year difference. Another amazing fact is that they were elected as President a hundred years apart as well, 1860 and 1960. Both had men with the last name of Johnson as their successors to the White House.
- Beethoven was once told by a music teacher that he has no talent for music.
- There's actually not enough concrete evidence to prove that pirates ever made a person "walk the plank."
- The Republican party was officially formed by 20 House Members after a congressional vote was held by Democrats in 1854 to extend slavery to the Northwestern territories of the United States. One of its main purposes, according to the members, was to Anti-slavery principles and freedom of the slaves.
- In 1869, The first African American member of Congress served in the Senate. His name was Hiram Rhodes Revels from Mississippi.
Well I hope you learned a little more and even questioned some of the facts listed. I'm all about you not taking my word for it and doing your own research. I even found a few facts listed and I had to research them for hours before I listed them to make sure I was being as accurate as possible. But I welcome you to double check on these because no matter how hard someone researches, mistakes are bound to happen. Healthy debate is fine, but arguments are not worth anyone's time.
I'm paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson when I quote this. "Question with boldness, even the very existence of God" Basically saying, don't always sit back and let your favorite talking head explain things to you, do your own homework as well! But when you question, be honest and actually do the hard work to find the evidence to any topic you have a question about!
Kasman will return with another hub soon!
Thanks so much for reading.
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