50 Fascinating Facts about Everything #1

50 Fascinating Facts about Everything #1

#26. Anne Hathaway’s husband looks very similar to William Shakespeare and coincidentally Shakespeare’s wife’s name was Anne Hathaway. -Source

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#27. Santa Clause’s birthday is on March 15. -Source

#28. When Elon Musk was in college, he turned his house in a nightclub to pay the rent. -Source

#29. 2 students from Korea made a raft out of potato chip bags to prove they have too much air in them and they succeeded in making it functional. -Source

#30. Once in every year, the sun hits Yosemite’s waterfall just right to make it light up in a golden flame. -Source

#31. The entire world’s population could fit inside L. A. -Source

#32. There’s a jail in Brazil that permits inmates to pedal stationary bicycles, providing electricity to a close-by city, in exchange for reduced sentences. -Source

#33. There is a snake in Africa whose venom causes your blood to not only stop clotting but to return running out of each hole in your body. It’s called the boomslang snake. -Source

#34. Army ants are used as ‘natural sutures’ – their jaws are so powerful, natives staple wounds by forcing ants to bite them and break off the body. -Source

#35. Every February the Takhini Hot Pools in Whitehorse, Canada host a hair freezing contest. Visitors dunk their hair in the hot water at 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees Fahrenheit and then let it freeze in the chilly air above which is less than -30 degrees Celsius or -22 Fahrenheit. -Source

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#36. Each brick in the Pyramid of Giza weighed more than an Elephant. -Source

#37. US law says that eggs sold in supermarkets must be washed and the EU law requires that eggs sold in supermarkets must not be washed. Both countries do this to prevent salmonella. -Source

#38. Bees can get drunk if they somehow consume an alcoholic substance and ‘Bouncers’ at the hive will refuse to let them in until they’re sober. -Source

#39. A newly discovered shark, called the ‘Ninja Lanternshark’ has a jet-black body and a head that can glow. -Source

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#40. Most oxygen comes from the ocean as opposed to trees (70%). -Source

#41. Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night and saw a decrease in crime and suicide rates. -Source

#42. If you make Ice Cubes with tap water, they will be white and if you use boiled water, it will be transparent. -Source

#43. The most expensive school in the world is the institute “Le Rosey” in Switzerland. It costs the US $87,000 in tuition fees. the school has 400 students enrolled with 150 teachers. -Source

#44. The Netherlands has built 5 artificial islands to preserve wildlife. In the first 2 years, around 30,000 birds and 127 kinds of plants have been reintroduced. The Netherlands keeps to impress us. -Source

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#45. The famous billionaire Warren Buffet made 90% of his total wealth after the age of 60. -Source

#46. Blood donors in Sweden get a text message whenever their blood saves someone’s life. -Source

#47. In Finland, slot machines are monopolized by a non-profit company that gives all its earnings to charity. -Source

#48. A trained bloodhound is the first animal whose evidence is legally admissible in some U.S. courts. -Source

#49. In 1977, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team was killed in a plane crash. One player didn’t make the trip due to an illness. He was killed in a car wreck two weeks later. -Source

#50. The fangs of an Australian funnel web spider can penetrate fingernails and shoes. -Source

Prithvi Raj

Prithvi raj is the founder of knifefeed.com. He's a professional blogger and been contributing to social works. He loves to read a lot of books and travel. He likes to share interesting info and fun facts on what he learned from books and his travel