Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know
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Amazing Facts Everyone Should Know



Sometimes, it’s hard to judge what information should be considered common knowledge. Just when you start to assume that everyone knows that whales are not actually fish, you meet a person who is shocked to find out that they are, in fact, mammals. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that there would be unexpected facts about everything from pencils, to history, to science, and everything in between. This is why we have found the 15 most amazing facts everyone should know – interesting, funny, educational and absurd!


  1. Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses. So if you have what is probably a viral infection (like a cold or most throat infections) do not take them and don’t pester your doctor for them. Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, flu, most sore throats, and bronchitis. Even many sinus and ear infections can get better without antibiotics. Instead, symptom relief might be the best treatment option for these infections.


  1. There is a city called Rome on every continent.


  1. Princes Charles and William will never travel on the same plane so that in the event of a crash, at least one will survive to protect the throne.


  1. More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes. In fact, bee and wasp stings may be more lethal and pose the biggest public health threat, rather than snakes, spiders or jellyfish.


  1. It is against the law to have a pet dog in Iceland. It sounds shocking but it’s true. However anybody can get an exception. The regulation basically says that every dog has to be registered to both an address and an individual. The individual cannot have any animal abuse charges or criminal charges that suggest the dog will be used as a guard or attack dog.


  1. If you are wearing jacket, pants or have a bag with a zipper on, take a closer look at your zipper. See the initials YKK? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.


  1. If you open your eyes in a pitch-black room, the colour you’ll see is called eigengrau. The term comes from German, it translates loosely as intrinsic gray but eigengrau is also referred to as dark light, or brain gray.


  1. Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand. Two of the eyelids have eye lashes which help protect their eyes from sand. The third is a very thin lid which works as a sort of “windshield wiper” to clean off their eyes.


  1. The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy. In Europe, it’s cheese. In Latin America, it’s meat.


  1. Juggling while jogging is also a marathon phenomenon. It’s called joggling. Jogglers say that the arm motions of juggling with three objects feels natural with the action and pace of jogging.


  1. Ctrl+Shift+T restores your closed tabs in Chrome, and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T restores entire closed windows.


  1. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.


  1. Ketchup was used as a medicine back in the 1930’s. In 1834, Dr. John Cooke Bennet added tomatoes to ketchup and claimed it could cure diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice and rheumatism.


  1. Honey never spoils. Besides its delicious taste, it’s pretty much the only food that does not spoil while in an edible state. The processing and sealing of honey also adds to its indefinite shelf life. Despite being low in moisture, honey’s sugars are hygroscopic, which means that they take in moisture from the air.


  1. The strangest and probably most dangerous diet included consuming indigestible objects. Michel Lotito, known as Monsieur Mangetout, was a French entertainer, famous for consuming indigestible objects. His nickname was literally translated as “eats everything”. Michel started eating glass and metal on a regular basis at the age of sixteen until his death. He made up an unusual diet in 1966 which included eating 18 bicycles, 7 televisions, 6 chandeliers, 2 beds, 1 Cessna aircraft and 15 shopping carts! Michel’s method for eating all of this metal and glass was to simply break it in to small pieces before eating. He suggested drinking mineral oil while swallowing the metal. However, this diet was approved and done only by Michel Lotito. So, if you do not have an appetite for airplanes or metal, it is very dangerous and poisonous for your health! Michel’s diet was considered extremely risky and life-threatening. Lotito’s strange diet got him into the Guinness Book of Records, section of unusual skills.

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