35 amazing facts you should know

Our world is a pretty strange place where most things don’t always happen as planned, but the weird coincidences are supposedly, in God’s unfathomable knowledge, power and creativity, intended to emphasize on His awesomeness.

With this in mind, it’s not surprising that there are some unexpected facts about everything: from pencils to animals, then history, science, geography and everything in between. The following are a few facts I have compiled for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!


  • Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
  • According to Amazon, the most highlighted books on Kindle are the Bible, the Steve Jobs biography, and The Hunger Games.
  • A broken clock is right two times every day.
  • A U.S. dollar bill can be folded approximately 4,000 times in the same place before it will tear.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
  • A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.
  • It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.
  • 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
  • Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
  • There are more collect calls on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.
  • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer
  • You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
  • A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough to fit a 4-foot-tall child in.
  • Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.
  • A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.
  • 10% of the World’s population is left handed.
  • Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.
  • New York drifts about one inch farther away from London each year.
  • Bolts of lightning can shoot out of an erupting volcano.
  • A coyote can hear a mouse moving underneath a foot of snow.
  • The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old!
  • Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
  • Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
  • The largest recorded snowflake was in Keogh, MT during year 1887, and was 15 inches wide.
  • McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food “heavy users.”
  • The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
  • The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime.
  • In 1386 a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
  • There are more lifeforms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.
  • James Buchanan, the 15th U.S. president continuously bought slaves with his own money in order to free them.
  • If you believe that you’re truly one in a million, there are still approximately 7,184 more people out there just like you.
  • A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.
  • One in every five adults believe that aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans.
  • A single cloud can weight more than 1 million pounds.

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