knowledge Facts

1) Oranges were originally green.

The first oranges ever imported from to the West were from Southeast Asia and were tangerine-pomelo hybrids that were green in color. In fact, oranges grown in warmer parts of the world such as Vietnam and Thailand stay green throughout their lifetime.

2) You can fire an arrow around an object to hit a target.

Both English and Arabic historic sources have mentioned skilled archers curving arrows around objects.It has become a practice among some modern-day archers who have proved it can be done.In fact, an arrow can even be fired with a 180 degree curve to hit an object on the other side of a wall – amazing right?!

3) The first ever 3D film was released in cinemas in 1922.

Released in September of that year, The Power of Love was a silent film and was released in cinemas worldwide.It even came with alternative ending that was decided by closing one eye or the other!Sadly, the film is lost and hasn’t been found for decades!

4) Scientists genetically modified goats to spin spider silk from their udders.

US Professor Randy Lewis transplanted a gene into the goats from a spider that allows the goats to produce milk containing an extra protein.

This is then extracted from the goat milk and spun into spider silk thread

5) “OMG” was first used in writing in 1917.

Although people might have said it before then, the popular acronym for “Oh My God” was first used in writing in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917.

It was used by John Arbuthnot Fisher, a retired Admiral of the British Navy, who said in his letter “I hear that a new order of Knighthood is on the tapis, O.M.G. (Oh! My God!)”.

6) In 1960, a cow got hit by a chunk of falling U.S. satellite in Cuba.

This was during a time where tensions between Havana and Washington were at their highest.

So the Cubans decided to make the best out of a bad situation and had a good laugh at their American neighbors.

They paraded a cow through the Cuban streets with a sign on it that said “Eisenhower, you murdered one of my sisters!”

7) In 1997 a cargo ship lost 4.8 million Lego bits in a storm. They are still washing up today.

The container ship Tokio Express was hauling cargo across stormy seas on February the 13th, when a rogue wave crashed over the decks and caused some of her cargo to become loose and wash overboard.

One such container contained a shipment of lego including octopuses, dragons, flippers and flowers.

These pieces are often found on the beaches of Cornwall in the UK, whenever there’s a particularly bad storm.

8) In England, pigeon poop is property of the Crown.

This is because pigeon poop could be used to make gunpowder.

Because of this, King George I declared all pigeon poop to be property of the Crown in the 18th Century.

9) A man survived being hit by a car and thrown 118 feet.

Off-duty paramedic Matthew McKnight was hit by a car travelling 70 miles per hour and was catapulted 118 feet!

He suffered some fairly serious injuries but amazingly managed to recover.

He now holds the Guinness World Record for furthest distance thrown by a car!

10) Belgium once tried using cats to deliver mail.

In the 1870s, the town of Liège came up with the idea of employing felines as their new mail couriers.

The mail was loaded into waterproof bags that were tied around the kitties’ little collars and they were sent to their destination.

However, this was quickly dropped as the Cats  proved slower and more unreliable than human post couriers. Go figure.

Unknown Facts

  1. Germany had highest numbers of asylum requests in 2015

2) Lighting hasn’t brought down a plane since 1963, due to careful engineering that lets the electric charge of a lightning bolt run through the plane and out of it

3) For many Icelanders, WW2 is actually known a “the blessed war” because the country has the war to thank for its independence

4) When Steve Jobs was at his deathbed, he asked for five different oxygen masks so that he could choose the one with the best design.

5) If you want to learn about monsters and ghouls in real life, you can get a PhD in Parapsychology at the University of Edinburgh.

6) In 1916, there was a proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would put all acts of war to a national vote. Anyone voting “yes” would have to register as a volunteer for service in the army.

7) An IKEA in the Netherlands had to cancel their 1 euro breakfast special because it attracted too many customers and caused traffic jams on the highway.

8) After just under a year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly’s gene expression changed significantly and it’s different to his identical twin brother’s DNA.

9) Amazon’s largest warehouse is the size of 17 American football fields.

10) When you first meet people it is common to forget their names – a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line’ effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they’ll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they’re introduced to.

RUNDOM FACTS

1) The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

2) Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission to guilt

3) Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon

4) The only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table is J

5)One habit of intelligent humans is being easily annoyed by people around them, but saying nothing in order to avoid a meaningless argument.

6) If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear

7) There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started communicating in a language they made for themselves

8) Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil. Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima. Almost 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds have been sold to the people of the city

9) The Buddha commonly depicted in statues and pictures is a different person entirely. The real Buddha was actually incredibly skinny because of self-deprivation

10) The largest known prime number has 17,425,170 digits. The new prime number is 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, minus 1.

RUNDOM FACTS

1) The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia

2) Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission to guilt

3) Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon

4) The only letter that doesn’t appear on the periodic table is J

5)One habit of intelligent humans is being easily annoyed by people around them, but saying nothing in order to avoid a meaningless argument.

6) If a Polar Bear and a Grizzly Bear mate, their offspring is called a “Pizzy Bear

7) There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started communicating in a language they made for themselves

8) Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil. Japan is using this to rehabilitate Fukashima. Almost 10,000 packets of sunflower seeds have been sold to the people of the city

9) The Buddha commonly depicted in statues and pictures is a different person entirely. The real Buddha was actually incredibly skinny because of self-deprivation

10) The largest known prime number has 17,425,170 digits. The new prime number is 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, minus 1.