Here are 50 crazy facts that will melt your mind. From cows mooing with accents to mosquitoes peeing on you this is a wild collection of 50 amazing facts!
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50. Facebook shut down a pair of its artificial intelligence robots, nicknamed Alice and Bob, after they started talking to each other in their own language.
49. That pleasant scent that lingers when rain breaks a period of warm, dry weather is called ‘petrichor’.
48. Bears have favourite trees and will walk for miles just to scratch their backs on them.
47. Ray-Bans are called ‘Ray-Bans’ because they ban rays of sun from your eyes.
46. The Truman Show delusion is a syndrome in which sufferers believe they’re living in a staged reality TV show or are convinced they’re being watched by cameras.
45. Steve Jobs never wrote a single piece of programming code during his career at Apple.
44. Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten or ignored by colleagues, friends and family.
43. In a 1989 issue of the comic ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, it is revealed that Peter Parker lives at 20 Ingram Street in Queens, New York. Turns out that this address is real, and the family living there have the surname ‘Parker’.
Stranger still, their neighbours have the surname Osborne, which is the alias the Green Goblin uses when incognito.
42. A whopping 800 different languages are spoken in New York City, which makes it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
41. Language specialists have suggested that cows moo with different accents depending on where they’re from.
40. It is reported that 12% of all Coca-Cola in the United States is consumed in the morning during breakfast.
39. According to a 2011 study by the UK’s ‘Center for Retail Research’, cheese is the most stolen food in the world.
38. The reason airline food is perceived as bland is due to a variety of reasons. First, cabin air pressure and humidity is extremely low which can affect your sense of smell, making the food less tasty.
Secondly, a study commissioned by German airline Lufthansa has shown that dry, low pressure environments, like those found in airplanes, affect our sensitivity to sweet and salty foods by as much as 30%.
So next time you insult the steward for serving dull, uninspired food keep in mind it’s actually your fault.
37. You have a new set of eyebrows every 64 days. That’s right, every single strand of eyebrow hair on your head is renewed in that period.
36. A 2013 study by the American Psychological Society found that people of the ages 18-33 are the most stressed out demographic on Earth.
35. When a mosquito bites you, chances are it pees on you too. As the insect fills its belly with your blood it needs to balance its salt and fluid levels, thus releasing droplets of urine.
34. 10% of the world’s population is left handed.
33. Iceland is the only country in the world that has no mosquitoes.
32. Ketchup was once sold as medicine in the United States.
31. A 2015 study conducted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau found that more cars are stolen on New Years Day than any other day.
30. For the frugally inclined, you can reuse your 2017 calendar on the following years: 2023, 2034, 2045, 2051, 2062, 2073, 2079, 2090, 2102 and 2113.
29. Snails can sleep for 3 years!
28. A 70 year old man by the name of Lawrence Ripple, robbed a Kansas City bank of $3000 dollars. Instead of fleeing the crime scene he waited in the bank’s lobby for police to arrive. He later stated that he’d rather go to jail than go home to his wife.
27. Sea otters have a pouch on their legs that they use to store their favourite rock. Each otter uses their unique rock to break open clams and shellfish.
26. Bill Gates owns a McDonald’s ‘Gold Card’. The mysterious, highly sought after card, grants him free, unlimited food at any McDonald’s restaurant in the world.
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