Crush a skull and make it into tea! That would be Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie, the two businessmen who created the candy-coated chocolates. The law actually arose as a legend and the people demanded the truth. During her career, she infected at least 51 people, three of whom died, before she was isolated in enforced quarantine for the last decades of her life. What the large majority failed to notice in the video was a girl walking through the middle of the court with an umbrella, because they were so focused on counting. You've heard of police dogs, but police geese? Partially set in Transylvania, a mountainous region in central Romania, the story cemented the legend of the vampire in mainstream European and American culture. Born January 22, 1959. I bounced back. You can thank both sides of your noggin for contributing to your unique personality. This is not just a nice, round number: it is said that these folds represent the number of ways to cook an egg, though an investigation by Bon Appetit failed to track down where that saying originated. When this happens, our ears pick up the signal with no sound distortion. "So, as the snow lands on the silicone, a charge is produced and then captured." Readers got to see smooth animation, and a superhero gained a new power. English, Portuguese, Latvian, Pashto, and Greek all sound very different today, but these languages all have a common ancestor called Proto-Indo-European. The smells of cherries and barbecue were turn-offs, but "banana nut bread also had positive effects.". Scientists also speculate that there may be many smaller-sized dinosaurs that we know nothing about because their bones were too small to fossilize well. 21 fun facts about the brain. The legend of the Loch Ness Monster goes back nearly 1,500 years. There's a country where twins are most likely to be born. In protecting their hives from outsiders, some "guard bees" will stay by the entrance and sniff the bees that come in, says Marianne Peso from the biology department of Macquarie University. The rodents, which had clearly been a part of some sort of ritual, were adorned with earrings and necklaces made from colorful string. And though our first post certainly covered a great deal, we soon realized that there are countless other unbelievable trivia facts out there. Actually, "cider" is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apples, and only apples. Although this might seem like an odd choice, Visit Scotland explains that unicorns played an integral role in the country's history. Trees are young'ns compared to the geezer sharks that rule the sea. The thought of any creature devouring its babies may be horrific to us, but for some animals, such as certain fish, reptiles, and amphibians, that's not the case, according to 2019 research published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Perfect for pulling out at your next dinner party. Two to three teaspoons of raw nutmeg can induce hallucinations, convulsions, pain, nausea, and paranoia that can last for several days. The birds are just two and a quarter inches long and weigh less than a dime. The story goes that "people who are left brain dominant are more quantitative, logical, and analytical, while right-brained individuals are more emotional, intuitive, and creative free spirits," writes Psychology Today. Saudi Arabia is known for its vast expanse of desert, so it may seem unbelievable that they rely on Australia to supply them with animals that dominate their landscape. No word in the English language rhymes with month. That tiny dot above lower case "I" and "j" letters has an actual name: tittle. Think of it like the spark of energy you create when you rub a balloon against your hair. A 70-year-old woman once completed seven marathons in seven days, across all seven continents. Neuroscientist Nenad Sestan, who participated in the experiment, explained that the result might allow us to "better understand how brain cells react to circulatory arrest" and "test whether some cellular functions can be restored in the brain after death.". The jellyfish evolved this skill in order to survive throughout history, specifically when latching onto ships. The state is not only responsible for 95 percent of the world's bourbon, according to The Atlantic, but there is also so much of it that the 4.7 million barrels in the state's distilleries outnumber the 4.3 million people living in the area. The scientists guessed that Cook may have in fact spotted a "pumice raft" of floating volcanic stone and gas. But what you might not have been aware of is that the president had a bodyguard named John Frederick Parker with him on that fateful night, according to Smithsonian Magazine. The bones were discovered during a 1998 renovation of the house and were identified as being from nearly a dozen people, including six children. The man who founded Atari also started Chuck E. Cheese. In 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for the mistreatment of these people. Cows kill more Americans each year than sharks do. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience included the fact that researchers had identified brain activity patterns that predict states of anger during dreams. As of 2013, 12 police stations in a rural area of China have begun to use geese as sentries. In order to save them from harm when crossing the street, conservation organizations installed more than 800 fences along popular roadways. In 16th and 17th century Europe, cannibalism was actually a fairly common practice, and it was all for medical purposes. Valentine's Day Fun Facts 1 Valentine's Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards. Naima Ivansdóttir. Apple announced its own product just 22 days later, and Cisco sued for trademark infringement. Linda Blair. "Put your hands up!" Even the concept of putting apples in pie traces back to a recipe from England in 1381. And if you took all those ants (about ten thousand trillion) and put them on one side of a giant scale, you could almost put all of the people in the world onto the other and balance things out. Unsurprisingly, dogs respond best to short words, as well as words with hard consonants like "t" or "r," which may explain why they can hear "treat" from three rooms away. Just take a look at the world's first one: The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). You may have been told at some point in your life that you're either left-brained or right-brained. It becomes mutually beneficial to have more furry friends in the group to take on other roles in survival—whether that be hunting, gathering, or just simply cute companionship. However, you've probably never heard of the Cisco iPhone. It is illegal to sell a "bounceless" pickle to somebody in Connecticut. Venus spins clockwise. A 2013 U.K. study from online retailer Littlewoods.com observed young children and recorded the questions they asked the adults around them. Nearly all species to have ever existed on Earth are extinct. 03 The Day of the Dead was not originally celebrated in northern Mexico until the 20th century. Dogs like squeaky toys for a dark reason. Once they identified the suspect in question, they would threaten them by diving down and swarming the person that they had felt threatened by years before. The American outlaw, who was born in 1868 and was killed in 1908, took his now-historical moniker from the only town that put him behind bars: Sundance, Wyoming. Nevertheless, the phrase "as American as apple pie" turned up by 1924 and became a common saying during the years of the Second World War. A tick bite can make you allergic to red meat. In March 1958, a B-47 plane was headed to the United Kingdom and was armed with an atomic bomb. But in addition to smuggling escaped slaves through the Underground Railroad, during the Civil War she was the first woman to lead an armed assault. By the end of the year, Barbieri was 180 pounds. The first mobile device to be called an "iPhone" was made by Cisco, not Apple. from its formation from Annelida: Earthworm, Lugworm, Rag worm, Amphitrite, Freshwater worm, Marine worm, Tubifex, Leech. Blue Whale calves grow 200 pounds per day for the first year they are alive. Baby blue whales grow 200 pounds per day. The Twitter bird's official name Is Larry. While there are currently no female players in Major League Baseball, there have been plenty of women in professional men's leagues. Members of the Marsili family handle injuries remarkably well and that's because they only experience pain for a moment before it fades away. This process is called bone conduction, and while technology has evolved, the science is the same: Vibrations are transferred from the conductive metal into our bones. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky. That includes the intense amount of radiation that they're exposed: According to NASA, it's the equivalent of anywhere between 150 to a staggering 6,000 chest X-rays. It wasn't until the 1940s, when animators for a new animated series decided it would be too difficult to routinely draw him bending his knees, that it was decided that Superman could take off into the air. King George II started the tradition in 1748 because his own birthday was in November, which was too cold for an annual parade. Due to the fact that there is no atmosphere on the moon and therefore no wind or water to blow or wash anything away, Arizona State University scientist Mark Robinson told Space that traces of the Apollo exploration could last between "ten and a hundred million years. They can also hear up to 1,000 miles away in the ocean. While there, Saint Columba heard stories of a "water beast" that attacked and killed the local people when they went in the river. When President Carter pardoned draft dodgers, only half returned. In 2005, Australian Parliament took a few citizen complaints a little too seriously and banned anyone on their staff from using the word "mate" while at work. As they say, "nothing is certain but death and taxes." 04 The first day is dedicated to deceased infants and children. This fun trivia is sure to remind you what a fascinating place the world can be. It finally ends with, "Solutions of above inquisitiveness are included in this book," which you think would go without saying, but perhaps not if you want your title to set a world record. The iconic stone heads protruding from the ground on Easter Island are familiar to most, but many don't realize what lies beneath the surface. Only two mammals like spicy food: humans and the tree shrew. 2. You might not have noticed it because, during his time on Star Trek, directors did the best they could to avoid showing the injury on screen. What is not as widely known is that these crafty creatures were used by the U.S. and Soviet Union during the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Although NASA can't predict what will happen to the storm that was "once big enough to swallow three Earths with room to spare," they do know that it "seems to have increased in area at least once along the way, and it's growing taller as it gets smaller.". Wombat poop is cube-shaped.. 16. Saturn and Jupiter are gas giant planets that produce a truly unique form of weather. Back in 1875, nearly 18 percent of people examined had a fabella. Apples originally come from Asia. Back in their day, dinosaurs lived on every continent on Earth, including Antarctica. A 2017 study from Rover.com conducted over three years found that 54 percent of dog owners are willing to end a relationship if their pup doesn't like their partner. Need more distractions? No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.". Some owners of disobedient dogs may have trouble believing this, but dogs can learn to recognize a vocabulary of about 165 words. This device was supposedly able to identify gay men and lesbian women by monitoring subjects as they were shown pornographic images with homosexual content. However, even non-redheads can carry the red hair gene, and it can pop up unexpectedly in generations down the line. Miraculously, he survived with burns across his face and arms, but made it home to Nagasaki. Which ancestor of human being first started to walk with the help of two limbs?" The human body emits a small quantity of visible light ("visible" in the technical sense—the illumination is about 1,000 times less intense than levels of light that we would actually be able to see). The "M's" in M&Ms stand for "Mars" and "Murrie.". Babies have 300 bones and around 10,000 tastebuds all over their mouth. Today, bacteria and fungi eat away at fallen trees, but that wasn't always the case. 7 Surprising Facts About D-Day D-Day was a historic World War II invasion, but the events of June 6, 1944 encompassed much more than a key military victory. Lighter was invented ten years before the match was. 1. And he goes, 'What number do you got?' ", However, when a researcher at the University of Siena, where Letizia works, noticed her unusual tolerance for pain—which is something her mother, sister, and son all share—the two decided to collaborate to see what was going on. Currently, the most expensive car in the world is a Rolls-Royce Sweptail that sold for $13 million. 1001 Facts to Make your Brain Explode! In a nest overlooking the Mississippi River, one female and two male eagles were found raising three babies together in April 2019. The word pharaoh itself means "great house," as in the house of God. Officially known as the "Gruen transfer," this phenomenon was named after Austrian architect Victor Gruen, who identified how an intentionally confusing layout could lead to consumers spending more time and money in a shopping venue (though he would later disavow the approach). After arriving three hours late for his shift, the officer left his post protecting the president to get a drink at the Star Saloon next door to the theatre. Unfortunately, as humans have become heavier, this probably wouldn't hold up today—but it once did. The urine actually helps keep the animal alive while it hibernates, with special microbes in their gut that recycle the urea (urine's main waste) into nitrogen. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt were believed to be literally divine. She fulfilled her dream by wearing a lace veil that stretched 22,843 feet and 2.11 inches, or as long as 63.5 football fields. The moon is very hot (224 degrees Fahrenheit, average) during the day but very cold (-243 degrees average) at night.. 2. Tornados used to be called "twirlblasts" and "twirlwinds" in the 18th century. Astronauts in space are exposed to the same amount of radiation as 150 to 6,000 chest x-rays. This, unfortunately, led to the wrongful persecution of many of Canada's fine citizens. Too much nutmeg, however, can be toxic. For hours, librarians in the state scanned past archives of laws within the state until one librarian eventually found the truth in the Hartford Courant. Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived both nuclear attacks to Japan when the U.S. dropped atomic bombs during World War II. The Apollo astronauts' footprints on the Moon could stay there for 100 million years. Here are 54 more facts you can impress your friends with! Dr. Seuss, the popular children's book author who is known for his rhyming skills, was born with the name Theodor Seuss Geisel. Studies have revealed that your risk of heart attack and stroke increases on the day you were born by about 22 and 19 percent, respectively. Alcoholic beverages can be made from pears, but that drink is known as "perry." Detroit undercover cops in a drug ring once fought another group of undercover cops. This area in the North Atlantic Sea is also called "The Devil's Triangle" because it is an area of the ocean that stretches between the tip of Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Seuss' college friend Alexander Liang even wrote a poem about the common misconception. While in the trenches of World War I, the U.S. First Infantry Division found themselves unable to communicate with other troops because shellfire had damaged the telephone wires. The Iowa State Fair holds quirky competitions like a beard-growing contest and a husband-calling contest. This type of behavior is much like the domestic cats we keep in our homes. For more pieces of trivia to impress your friends, here are 50 Facts So Strange You Won't Believe They're True. When Maria Paraskeva, a woman from Cyprus, got married in August 2018, her goal wasn't just to say "I do." A mermaid "documentary" once fooled so many people that the U.S. government had to issue a statement. And while the stories may be make-believe, the language is a fully developed form of communication that you can learn yourself thanks to an online course from Duolingo. The CDC says you can nix this from your routine. Patrick Lyon was imprisoned as the prime suspect, as he had been the carpenter that worked on the vault doors. You lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during flight. Many of this tiny town's 3,000 residents live and work and play in a gorge beneath a huge rocky outcropping, where homes are built right into the rock. Despite what you may have seen on other lists of random trivia, your fingernails and hair do not, in fact, continue to grow after you die. ", When you see footage of astronauts floating peacefully in space, do you ever wonder, What do space smells like? Her birthday is March 9, 1959,... 3. There are 18 different animal shapes in the animal cracker zoo. You probably know that Harriet Tubman was a former slave who became a political activist for the abolition movement. The next time you see a can of Pringles, take a closer look—you won't see the word "chip" anywhere on the packaging. Live smarter, look better, and live your life to the absolute fullest. During pregnancy, a pig must not be caged or even tethered such that it can't turn around freely. The total weight of ants on earth once equaled the total weight of people. This "medicine" claimed that "it soothes the child, it softens the gums, [and] allays all pain." "You just call the 1-800 number," filmmaker Theodore Melfi, who directed Murray in St. Vincent (2014), told USA Today. There may be 2,000 active serial killers in the U.S. right now. I started calling once a week … He never called back. Human beings may dominate the planet with our sprawling cities and far-reaching technology, but we are, in fact, just one species among some 8.7 million that live together on planet Earth. Likely another unfortunate result of climate change, scientists have found that pollen counts across the Northern Hemisphere have increased over the last 20 years and that pollen season is increasing 0.9 days a year worldwide. The day is known as ‘The Day of the Dead’ Or ‘Día de Muertos’ in Spanish. … "No, you put your hands up!" Greenland Sharks are known to be some of the oldest living animals in our world. The ensuing laughter, however brief, helps form social bonds since people who laugh together grow closer.