58 WTF Fun Facts And Trivia To Enjoy

38 WTF fun facts and trivia to enjoy 0

We all love a good dose of random trivia and useless facts, right? Well, here are 58 more for you to enjoy!

  1. The average person spends about 2 years of their life dreaming.
  2. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  3. Giraffes only sleep for 20 minutes a day.
  4. A single cloud can weigh as much as 1 million pounds!
  5. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks to prevent itself from digesting itself. Yum!
  6. Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil – it will actually get more delicious over time!
  7. Babies are born without knee caps – they don’t start to form until around 6 months old.
  8. Humans have been on Earth for around 200,000 years, but the first recorded history is only about 5,500 years old. That means there’s a whole lot we don’t know about our early ancestors!
  9. The average lifespan of a human is about 70 years, but the oldest person ever officially recorded lived to be 122 years old.
  10. The longest word in the English language is “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”, which refers to a lung disease caused by inhaling very fine ash and sand particles.
  11. The largest living creature on Earth is the blue whale. These gentle giants can weigh up to 200 tons and grow up to 100 feet long!
  12. The smallest mammal in the world is the pygmy shrew, which weighs in at only about 1/14 of an ounce and is around 3 inches long from nose to tail.
  13. There are more than twice as many cells in your body than there are stars in our galaxy!
  14. There are more cells in your gut than there are neurons in your brain.
  15. You produce about one litre of saliva every day – enough to fill two swimming pools over the course of a lifetime!
  16. The average person farts around 14 times a day. Gross!
  17. A bolt of lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun – around 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit!
  18. Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, was rejected by 27 different publishers before finally finding success with his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
  19. A single cup of coffee can contain up to 1,000 different chemical compounds.
  20. In Japan, it is considered good manners to slurp your soup.
  21. During the California Gold Rush of 1849, miners spent more money on whisky than they did on gold.
  22. At any given time, 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.
  23. There are over 100 verses in the Bible that specifically mention alcohol or wine.
  24. The word “flammable” and its counterpart “inflammable” both mean “capable of being set on fire.”
  25. The world’s youngest country is South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
  26. Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.
  27. There are more public libraries in the United States than there are McDonald’s restaurants.
  28. Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, with a population of just over 800 people.
  29. Canada has more lakes than any other country in the world, with over 3 million lakes!
  30. If you were to hit every key on a standard keyboard, you would produce enough heat to make a cup of tea.
  31. A single dust mite produces about 20 waste droppings each day! Ew…
  32. A hummingbird weighs less than a penny!
  33. It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  34. The world’s largest pyramid isn’t in Egypt – it’s actually in Mexico!
  35. Crocodiles can live up to 100 years!
  36. Feather beds used to be illegal in England because they were considered too luxurious!
  37. In France, it is legal to marry a dead person as long as you have proof that they planned on marrying you while they were alive!
  38. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  39. A day on Venus lasts longer than a year on Venus – 243 Earth days long, to be precise!
  40. A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
  41. Every day, 13% of the world’s population consumes Coca-Cola products.
  42. You can fit all of the planets in our solar system between Earth and the Moon!
  43. On average, we blink around 20 times per minute – that’s over 10,000 times per day!
  44. The “sixth sense” is actually a real thing and is called proprioception – it is the ability to sense where your body parts are without looking at them directly (like knowing where your hand is without looking at it).
  45. It would take 11 Empire State Buildings, stacked on top of each other, to equal Mount Everest’s height!
  46. ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’ was almost canceled after its first season because it was “too slow-paced.”
  47. In 2015, a woman in China gave birth to twins – one of them had microcephaly due to the Zika virus.
  48. The process of making tequila actually starts with a type of worm that lives in the agave plant!
  49. It would take you over 31 million years to watch all the content on Netflix currently available.
  50. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts – and she has an extensive resume including being an astronaut, doctor, and even president!
  51. One atom of uranium is heavier than 118 atoms of lead!
  52. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed, but he wrote with his right hand to prevent smudging the ink while he drew with his left hand at the same time!
  53. During WWII, American soldiers used chewing gum to help fix tanks – they chewed it into a sticky mass and applied it to leaks!
  54. There are more atoms in a single glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.
  55. If you took all the blood vessels out of your body and laid them end to end, they would stretch for 100,000 miles – that’s enough to go around the world 4 times!
  56. It would take a tortoise about 150 years to walk around the entire circumference of our planet.
  57. Caterpillars have 12 eyes – 3 pairs on each side of their head!
  58. A full moon is not actually white – it just looks that way because it’s reflecting all the sunlight that hits it.

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