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  • Writer's pictureSiheli Siyathra

Unbelievable Facts

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

The statue of liberty is made of copper, so it was originally the same colour as a penny. It has turned completely green because of oxidation in 1920.

One glass of water has more atoms in it than there are glasses of water in all the oceans.

Some mountain ranges have pink snow that tastes and smells like watermelons.

An ear of corn always contains an even number of rows. Normally 16. And 800 kernels on average.

Rain smells like a mixture of plant oil, bacteria and ozone.

The Sargasso Sea has no shores. It’s located smack dab in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean. Its borders are all-natural. They are four ocean currents.

When you sneeze, the air blows out of your nose at 160 km/h.

To find out if cranberries are ripe, growers drop them to see if they bounce. Only the ripe ones make it.

90% of the world’s population lives in the Nothern Hemisphere.

Ketchup used to be a medicine that was sold as pills across the US in the 1800s.

An adult is made up of seven octillion atoms. That’s seven with a boatload of zeroes.

A blue whale’s heart is as large as a small car. You can hear it beat from 2 miles away.

Dolphins call each other by special name-whistles.

Bubble wrap was supposed to be a textured wallpaper.

A bolt of lightning has enough energy to toast 100,000 pieces of bread.

In 1992, over 30,000 rubber ducks were dropped into the Pacific from a cargo ship. People still keep finding them from Australia to Alaska.

There’s a bridge built for squirrels over a highway in the Netherlands. But only 5 squirrels cross it per year.

The hole in a padlock allows water to drain, in case it’s exposed to rain.

The largest snowflake was the size of a frisbee. It fell in Montana in 1887.

Roosters have built-in earplugs that keep them from going deaf from their own noise.

Croissants are considered a symbol of France. But they were originally invented in Vienna, Austria. They only came to France in the 1830s.

The world’s largest pyramid isn’t in Egypt. It is in Puebla, Mexico.

If your brain was a computer, it would perform 38,000 trillion operations per second. Even the most powerful supercomputer in the world has only 0.002% of that capacity.

To become a cab driver in London, you’d have to memorize 320 routes, 25,000 streets and 20,000 sites. Using GPS is just cheating.

The expiration date of bottled water is meant for the plastic, not the water. Water never goes bad.

The most successful pirate was a woman named Ching-Shih. She had 80,000 men under her command.

The average human checks his phone every six minutes. That’s 150 times a day.

The African continent is the only one that sits in all four hemispheres. Both the equator and prime meridian pass through it.

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