If you think you know all there is to know about life, wait until you read through our list of facts. Some are well believable while others are mind-boggling facts that you won’t believe. What’s even more mysterious is that they are true. No matter how bizarre they may seem, these facts are well worth your time.
From your body to animals, technology and science, there’s a lot you don’t know about life yet. With our list, your knowledge level will definitely be peaked to the brim. Get ready to be ‘knowledgeified’ with our compiled list of sixty mind-boggling facts.
20 Odd Facts about Animals
- An iguana can stay underwater for 28 minutes.
- Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You’ll lose him or her every time.
- Horses can’t vomit.
- A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
- Slugs have four noses.
- Butterflies taste with their feet.
- The leg bones of a bat are so thin that no bat can walk.
- Penguins can jump as high as six feet in the air.
- Koalas sleep up to 22 hours in a day. It helps them to digest their notorious food of Eucalyptus leaves.
- All polar bears are left-handed.
- It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
- An eagle can kill a young deer and fly while carrying it.
- A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
- Snails can sleep for three years.
- Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
- The chicken is one of the few living things that man eats before it’s born and after it’s dead.
- A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
- Some dogs can predict when a child will have an epileptic seizure and even protect the child from injury. They’re not trained to do this; they simply learn to respond after observing at least one attack.
- It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
- A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
10 Bizarre Historical Facts
- The world’s youngest parents were age 8 and 9. They lived in China and had their child in 1910.
- About 3,000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30.
- The youngest pope was 11 years old.
- The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
- The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.
- In Ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
- The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
- Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
- Millie, the White House dog, earned more than four times as President Bush in 1991.
- Abraham Lincoln’s dog, Fido, was also assassinated.
8 Cool Facts About the English Language
- The “sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick” is supposedly the
toughest tongue twister in the English language.
- The word “testify” is based on the Ancient Roman practice of making menswear on their testicles when making a statement in court.
- “Go,” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
- In England in the 1880s, “pants” was considered a dirty word.
- If you were to spell out numbers, you would you have to go until 1,000 until you would find the letter A.
- The dot that appears over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
- There are only four words in the English language which end in “-dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous and hazardous.
- No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.