20+ Short Facts That’ll Turn Your Life Upside Down

year ago

The joy of discovery is truly the liveliest thing our mind can ever feel. And the world is still full of different wonders, ’whys,’ and ’how this is even possibles.’ People voluntarily removing all their teeth, trees that live for thousands of years, and avocados that may be toxic or not — it’s hard to believe in all these things. But with them, our world will always be a never-ending source of many great surprises.

Bright Side has found many, even more fascinating, facts that may change how you look at certain things forever.

  • In the early 20th-century people considered having all their teeth removed as the perfect gift for a 21st birthday or a newly married bride.
  • Octopuses have 3 hearts: one pumps blood around the body, the other 2 pump blood to the gills.
  • When you blow out the candles the number of bacteria on the cake increases by 1,400%.
  • The oldest ever documented baobab tree was about 2,450 years old. 2 other ’record-holders’ were approximately 2,000 years old.
  • Today you can insure yourself even against UFO abduction. It costs approximately $155 a year. And some niche insurance companies will pay about $160,000 to anyone who can prove they’ve been abducted by an alien. Also, they will double the payment if the person gets pregnant during the event.
  • Some sea otters sleep holding each other’s hands so they don’t drift away from each other at night. And if a sea otter doesn’t have anyone to hold onto, it just wraps itself in kelp.
  • The wedding ring is worn on the left-hand ring finger because the Romans thought a vein in the finger, referred to as the “Vena Amoris” or the “Vein of Love,” was directly connected to the heart.
  • A baby giraffe falls more than 5 feet (1.52 m) to the ground as its mother gives birth standing up.
  • Scientists suggest being lazy is a sign of high intelligence. People with a high IQ get bored less easily, leading them to spend more time engaged in thought.
  • Beavers possess transparent eyelids which enable them to see underwater with their eyes closed.
  • The nail on the middle finger grows faster than on all the others.
  • Kangaroo rats can go without water longer than a camel. Actually, they obtain enough water from the seeds they eat to survive and they do not have to drink water at all.
  • An albatross can soar for hours without a single flap of its wings, choosing the necessary airflow. Some albatrosses can spend up to 6 years at sea, never touching land. But despite these great abilities they still have to touch the water’s surface from time to time to feed and go back to land to find a mate.
  • Rabbits can see behind their backs without turning their heads.
  • The menu is the dirtiest thing in any restaurant. They are rarely if ever given a thorough cleaning, especially if they’re paper. So scanning a menu is not such a bad idea.
  • Female tarantulas can live for up to 30 to 40 years. And without food, some species can live for up to 2 years, as long as they have water available.
  • Due to the force of gravity, the maximum height that a tree can theoretically reach is 130 meters (426.5 feet). This limit exists because trees will not be able to pull water any higher to their trunks.
  • One of the most toothy creatures in nature is a snail. It has between 1,000 and 12,000 teeth.
  • There are also left-handed and right-handed... or should we say left-pawed and right-pawed animals.
  • A domestic cat purrs at a frequency of 26 cycles per second — at the same velocity as a diesel engine.
  • The length of a giraffe’s tongue reaches half a meter (19.68″). And with it, they routinely clean their ears.
  • After the zipper was invented, it took 20 more years to convince the fashion industry to promote this new closure on garments.
  • Avocados may be a healthy addition to our diet, but they are poisonous for birds and horses.

Have we missed any other unbelievable facts that are truly worth people’s attention? Are there any other astonishing wonders worth sharing? Let’s take a look at the comment section below and see!


Lucky you! This thread is empty,
which means you've got dibs on the first comment.
Go for it!

Related Reads