24 Things You Didn’t Know

by Ishraaq Shams

You know there must be a time when knowing some obscure facts can come in handy. Well, they’re not completely useless; you can show off your knowledge in conversation, or make a scientific discovery in the future using these facts.

So here we go:

1.  India has a Bill of Rights for cows.

2. There is a place called named “Y” in France.

3. A law in Virginia states that all bathtubs must be kept inside the house.

4. It has been discovered that frogs could throw up on space missions.

5. Sharks are the only fish that can blink.

6. Bees have 5 eyes: 3 small ones on the top of the bee’s head and 2 large eyes.

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7. “Rhythm” is the longest English word without a vowel.

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

9. Beetles taste like apples.

10. Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

11. Half of all bank  robberies happen on a Friday.

12. A “French kiss” in the English-speaking world is the same as the “English kiss” in the French-speaking world.

13. The ostrich’s brain is smaller than its eye.

14. All polar bears are left-handed.download (2)

15. You would have produced enough energy to heat a cup of coffee if you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days.

16. Each time you lick a stamp, you consume a tenth of a calorie.

17. Lady Gaga and Adele are younger than Carly Ray Jepsen.

18. The longest place name that is still in use is: Taumatawhakatangihangaoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokai-whenu a kitanatahu – which is a New Zealand hill. Admit it. You didn’t read the whole thing.

19. More people are killed by donkeys than airplane crashes.download (1)

20. The most common name in the world is “Mohammed.”

21.  The sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” uses every letter in the alphabet.

22. Elephants are the only mammal that cannot jump.

23. Smart people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

24. Coca-cola was originally green.green-coke1