Did you know the heart of a shrimp is located in its head? Or that a snail can sleep for three years? Here are other unusual facts that you can use to impress your friends the next time you get together.
Totally Random (But Interesting!) Trivia Facts
July 2, 2021 · CLASSMATES FUN
- The hashtag symbol is technically called an “octothorpe.”
- High heeled shoes were originally created for men. They were first worn by Persian soldiers in the 10th century to elevate their feet.
- The word “orange” was first used to describe the fruit, not the color.
- Baby porcupines are called “porcupettes.”
- Beer is one of the oldest recorded recipes in the world, with documentations of the beverage dating back to around 5,000 BC and the ancient Egyptians.
- Bubble Wrap was originally intended to be used as 3D wallpaper. In 1957, two engineers sealed two shower curtains together, creating air bubbles.
- A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance.”
- Many lipsticks contain fish scales because they have a pearly glow.
- After three-letter airport codes became standard, airports that had previously been using only two letters simply added an “X.”
- Prairie dogs say “hello” by kissing.
- The medical term for a gurgling stomach is “borborygmus.”
- There’s a village in Norway called Hell, and it freezes over every winter. It reaches sub-arctic temperatures as low as -13 degrees Fahrenheit.
- “S.O.S.” does not stand for anything. It was created as a universal distress signal because it is a simple, unmistakable message when sent via Morse Code.
- Tootsie Rolls (owned by Tootsie Roll Industries) were used as part of the rations for World War II soldiers.
- “Aulophobia” is an exaggerated or irrational fear of flutes.
- The U.S. Supreme Court has previously ruled that tomatoes are vegetables.
- Coca-Cola ® was the first soft drink in space.
- About 700 individual grapes go into one bottle of wine.
- Printing a $1 bill costs around 5 cents.
- “New car smell” is the scent of dozens of chemicals.
- Hair and nails grow faster during pregnancy.
- The moon has moonquakes.
- The wood frog can hold its pee for up to eight months. This helps them stay alive during hibernation.
- Your nostrils work one at a time. The process of alternating between congestion and decongestion is called the “nasal cycle.”
- Cotton candy was invented in 1897 by a dentist.
- The English word with the most definitions is “set.”
- Bees sometimes sting other bees in order to protect their hives. However, certain types of bees are more likely to sting than others, like Guard bees and Queen bees.
- “E” is the most common English letter and appears in over 11 percent of all English words. The second most common is the letter “A,” which appears in over 8 percent of all English words.
- The dot over the lower case “i” and “j” is called a “tittle.”
- You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than two miles away. Its heart weights about 400 pounds, which is around the size of a piano.
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