The universe doesn’t stop to surprise us. Life forms in space as well as above and below the water have zillions of properties that many of us are not aware of. In addition, there are many well-kept secrets in the entertainment, history, science, art and other areas.
FeedFond has collected top 25 astounding facts about the many facets of this earth. Read on to discover!
Contents & Quick Navigation
- #25 Ouch!
- #24 Photography
- #23 Anomaly
- #22 A New High
- #21 Confused
- #20 Fly to the Moon
- #19 Probabilities
- #18 The Beginning of Life
- #17 Answer from the Other Side
- #16 Spiritual Guidance
- #15 Sniff
- #14 I Swear!
- #13 Arty
- #12 Royal descendants
- #11 The richest
- #10 Handwriting that kills
- #9 Live and die
- #8 Oldest wealth
- #7 Dead before living
- #6 Friendship paradox
- #5 You’ll be blessed
- #4 Expulsion from the earth
- #3 Dying Dialects
- #3 Relatives
- #2 Celebrity suspect
- #1 Freezing summers
Circumcision was first performed in ancient Egypt, using stone scissors.
Of all the photos taken in the world, 10% have been taken within the past one year.
Jerome K. Jerome’s book —Three Men In A Boat—starts with an arresting line: “There were four of us.”
#22 A New High
In the beginning, heroin was promoted as a cough medicine.
Psychologists are yet to agree on the definition of personality.
#20 Fly to the Moon
Have you ever smelled moon dust? It smells like gunpowder.
The chance of dying in a flight is only 3 times more than being mauled to death by a puma.
#18 The Beginning of Life
IKEA is such a strong brand in Europe that it’s believed that every 10th child in Europe is conceived on an IKEA bed.
#17 Answer from the Other Side
When a medium went into a trance during a séance and told the audience to ask any question, Groucho Marx, the celebrated American comedian, asked a very serious question – “What’s the capital of North Dakota?”
#16 Spiritual Guidance
In China, more people attend the church on Sundays than those who do the same in all of Europe.
Airport security keeps gerbils to spot terrorists. Gerbils can sense the change in the adrenaline of the suspect.
#14 I Swear!
There are road signs in Austria that are called Fucking. These are made of cement and prevent theft.
From 1912 to 1948, art was a part of the official Olympics.
#12 Royal descendants
In Central Asia, every 10th resident is a descendant of the mighty Genghis Khan.
#11 The richest
Anyone who earns more than $18,000 annually belongs to the top 4% richest people in the world.
#10 Handwriting that kills
Thanks to the infamously illegible handwriting of doctors, 1.5 million US citizens have impaired health and 7,000 citizens die every year.
#9 Live and die
The chances of dying on your birthday are 14% higher than that for any other day.
#8 Oldest wealth
Most diamonds are at least 3 billion years old.
#7 Dead before living
Do you know how many people don’t live till their 1st birthday? 40% of the world population.
#6 Friendship paradox
Most people have fewer friends than their friends do, on average.
#5 You’ll be blessed
Guess who’ll bless you for oversleeping? St. Vitus, the patron saint of over-sleepers.
#4 Expulsion from the earth
If you jump from a hole that goes straight from one end of the earth to the other end, it will take you 42 minutes and 12 seconds.
#3 Dying Dialects
Every 14 days, one dialect of a world language dies out.
Beyonce Knowles is a distant relative of the composer, Gustav Mahler. She’s an 8th cousin, 4 times removed.
#2 Celebrity suspect
Pablo Picasso was among the suspects when the “Mona Lisa” went missing from the Louvre in 1911.
#1 Freezing summers
Even though the temperature is -328-degrees Fahrenheit, it’s summer in planet Neptune and the season lasts for 40 years.
Wow! Those were some pretty surprising facts and figures. What do you think? Let us know in the Comments section below. You could also read 15 Surprising Mysteries Of The Universe Scientists Can’t Explain