25 Curious facts that will make you look at our world from a different angle


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There are many people who traveled a lot and may claim they know everything about our world. But let’s don’t agree with them: our planet still keeps so many mysteries! Did you know about these amazing facts?

1. Honey has no expiration date. It will not go bad either in a year or in ten years. Actually — never!

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2. Turritopsis nutricula is the only biologically immortal organism on Earth

Photo: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Public domain)

 

3. A heart of a whale is so big, that a man can freely swim along his arteries…

Photo: By Apeksha roy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

4. …but his throat is not bigger than a saucer in diameter

Photo: By Whit Welles Wwelles14 (-) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. For every person on Earth 1,6 million of ants are related

Photo: Fractality, https://www.flickr.com/photos/fractality23/8843866341/ (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

 

6. An octopus has three hearts

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7. Feng Shui appeared as the art of choosing the best place for the tomb

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8. There are diamond rains on Jupiter and Saturn

Photo: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

 

9. There are more bacteria than cells in a human body

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10. The probability that in a glass of water that you drink, there is a molecule of water that once was in the urine of dinosaurs, reaches 100%

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11. Frankenstein is the name of the creator of the monster, but not of the monster properly

Photo: By André Koehne [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

12. The catfish can distinguish 27 thousands of different tastes, which is five times higher than a human can

Photo: Cliff, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nostri-imago/3148919051 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

 

13. Classic round bowl is the worst home for a golden fish

Photo: Kay Kim, https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaykim/3883340152 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

 

14. Reading in dim light or using a computer in darkness does not make any harm to health

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15. The university of Oxford is older than the Aztec Empire

Photo: By Arnaud Malon from Paris, France (DSC02870.JPG) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

16. In Cyprus, Santa Claus is called Saint Basil (Agios Vasileios in Greek)

Photo: By Anna Anichkova (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

17. Nobody managed to tame an African elephant yet

Photo: By Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

18. Due to the lack of sleep you may start to see an enemy in every person around you

Photo: Alyssa L. Miller, https://www.flickr.com/photos/alyssafilmmaker/3628914665 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

 

19. Wrinkles on the fingers that appear if you spend a lot of time in the water, help to improve grip. Thus it will be safer to grasp a wet surface

Photo: nathanmac87, https://www.flickr.com/photos/nathanmac87/5348138562 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

20. A small groove separating the lips from the nose is called the labial groove. It is formed during development in the second or third month of pregnancy

Photo: Wagner Cesar Munhoz, https://www.flickr.com/photos/orofacial/8220706092 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

 

21. The development of rounded butts goes back to the distant past. They formed when a human had to run fast for hunting. For the same reason we have long legs, light feet and round, muscular toes that soften the impact of walking

Photo: By Alex Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Dom Dom Dim! Dim Dim Dom!) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

22. A heart of a woman beats faster, but a heart of a man is bigger

Photo: By Bryan Brandenburg (http://bryanbrandenburg.net/wikpedia-heart-3d//) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

23. If Jupiter was at the same distance from the Earth as the Moon is, we would have seen it like this:

Photo: pexels.com (CC0),
By NASA/JPL/USGS [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

24. The sand looks much more different under a microscope

Photo: By Wilson44691: Mark A. Wilson, Department of Geology, The College of Wooster (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 

25. A candle on Earth (left) VS a candle on zero gravity (right)

Photo: 2il org, https://www.flickr.com/photos/78134895@N03/12673259883 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)


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