Cats meow loudest during the summer. Dogs called Larry are jealous of balloons. These are the type of facts that everyone knows. Prepare yourself, then, for a barrage of facts that are so mind-bogglingly real that you might have to have a drink of water.
THE MOON HAS MOONQUAKES!
Just like Earth, the moon can have quakes and were first discovered by Apollo astronauts. They’re not as severe as ones on Earth and can last for up to an hour!
ONLY HUMANS BLUSH!
Whenever we’re embarrassed or shy, the veins in our face open and cause our faces to redden. This response is unique to humans, or it just means other animals are very good at hiding it.
YOUR NOSE WORKS ONE NOSTRIL AT A TIME!
Think about it. Your nose never stops working. It helps you breathe or appreciate that amazing waft when you first go into a cinema. To stop your nostrils drying out or cracking, they take turns and give each other a break from detecting smells. Teamwork makes the dreamwork, even for noses.
CHILDREN ASK 300 QUESTIONS A DAY!
A special study revealed that 4-year-old children ask up to 300 questions during an average day. An author called Warren Berger says that by the time you’re 5, you’ll have asked a staggering 40,000 questions!
WATER MAKES DIFFERENT POURING SOUNDS IF IT’S HOT OR COLD!
When you pour boiling water out of a kettle, it makes a higher pitched sound because its molecules are moving around really quickly when compared to cold water.
THE MAN WHO WROTE ‘DRACULA’ HAD A HUGE IMAGINATION!
Irish novelist Bram Stoker published his classic Dracula story in 1897, which vividly depicts the vampire’s kingdom in Transylvania. The thing is, it was all guesswork as he’d never visited that part of Eastern Europe, now known as Romania. Still, a great story.
SWEAT DOESN’T ACTUALLY SMELL AWFUL!
It’s true. That particular smell happens when the bacteria on your skin breaks down the acids contained in your sweat. Still, nice to use soap and water regularly, even if you have an excuse now.
CROWS HOLDS GRUDGES!
In 2011, scientific research showed that crows don’t forget a face, and if you’re mean to a crow, they won’t forget and may dive-bomb you when you least expect it. So, be kind to all animals – but especially crows!
THE LONGEST TITLE OF A BOOK IS 3,777 WORDS!
Author Vityala Yethindra holds the Guinness World Record for the longest book title, which we’re going to call ‘The Historical Development Of The Heart’ to save time. And there are even more words inside! That’s value for money.
THERE IS A TOWN IN NEBRASKA WITH A POPULATION OF ONE!
The town of Monowi has just one resident. 84-year-old Elsie Eiler has several jobs, including mayor, librarian and treasurer. We expect the post office is pretty quiet.