Random fun facts that are truly amazing, very weird, sometimes
crazy, very unusual and extremely funny.
In 1913, a survey was carried out among US children working in tough
conditions in factories. 412 of the 500 surveyed children said they would
rather continue working in the sweatshops than face the “monotony,
humiliation and cruelty” of school.
A Malaysian species of ants has a suicidal form of
defense – when the worker
ants are disturbed by intruders, they rupture their stomach membrane,
releasing a mix of chemicals that immobilizes the invader – also causing
their own death. Think about it the next time you disturb your colleague.
Steve Jobs’ father was a Syrian immigrant.
25% of all bottled water (in the US at least) comes from
the city tap.
Soviet tenor, Victor Ivanovich Nikitin, had such a captivating voice that as
he sung to his Soviet comrades, the German troops on the Eastern Front
during WW2 stopped their fire to listen to him.
The Indian village of Marottichal put a ban on alcohol. The entire
population turned to chess and now boasts 100% chess literacy and the
nickname of “Chess Village”.
The human heart can squirt blood to a distance of 30 feet.
To encourage their young to train for combat, adult lions pretend to
be really hurt by the cubs’ nips.
Orange juice tastes bad after you’ve brushed your teeth because the
toothpaste blocks the sweetness receptors on your tongue.
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