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There Aren’t Many Surprises Left in the World, but Here Are 15+ Facts That Prove the Opposite

This world still hides many mysteries and secrets. Maybe that’s the reason why no living person is able to know absolutely everything about our planet. In this article, we tried to find some answers to some of the mysteries surrounding our globe.

Bright Side collected 16 amazing facts that may change your idea of the world. At the end of the article in the bonus section, you will see proof that necessity is the mother of invention.

  • The tallest men live in the Netherlands. The average height of the Dutchman is 6ft. And the tallest women are Latvians — their average height is 5’7″.
  • Baby rabbits are called kittens and not bunnies as we’re all used to thinking.
  • In the Middle Ages, men often wore earrings. In general, jewelry wasn’t as gendered as it is now, and men often wore similar ornaments that women wore. However, women’s jewelry tended to be more elaborate and richer by comparison. Likewise, men were more likely to reserve jewelry for special occasions, like holidays, while women were more likely to wear their jewelry casually. Because of this, laws restricting wearing jewelry were more likely to concern women than men.
  • The Coca-Cola company sells more than 1 billion items of its product daily.
  • The correct way to use bobby pins is to keep the grooved side down. This side prevents the bobby pin from falling due to a better linkage with hair.
  • Cows from different countries moo differently. They have their own regional accents just like humans.
  • Astronauts’ helmets have special devices to scratch the nose.
  • Dolphins, birds, and crocodiles have an incredible ability of unihemispheric slow-wave sleep. While one hemisphere is asleep, the other is awake and the hemispheres can switch.
  • There is an International Federation dedicated to the game “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Since 2002, annual international championships have been held with a prize fund of $50,000.
  • In a hospital in Eastern China, men are offered a very unusual service — a simulation to let them feel the process of childbirth using electrical shocks.

  • Tomatoes came to Europe only in the early sixteenth century. For a long time, tomatoes were considered inedible and even poisonous. European gardeners bred them as an exotic decorative plant.
  • There are about 4 grams of iron in the human body. It is enough to make a nail as long as 7.5 cm.
  • The Netherlands is not the birthplace of tulips. It is believed that tulips appeared in northern Iran and in the mountains of Central Asia in the 10th century. In Europe, tulips appeared only 600 years later.
  • There are a lot of nerves in cats’ scruff area. When a cat lifts its kitten by its scruff, the kitten stops moving. It helps mother cats securely transfer their kittens.
  • The world-famous font for blind people was created by the 15-year-old son of the shoemaker, Louis Braille, who went blind as a result of an injury.
  • Not only is McDonald’s tasty, but it’s educative as well. More than 275,000 people graduated from Hamburger University, founded by a well-known fast food chain, with a degree in the field of Hamburgerology.

Which of these facts amazed you most of all? Are you aware of other interesting facts that you would like to share with us? Let us know about them in the comments!.

Please note: This article was updated in August 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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