Top 50 Unbelievable Facts (General)

You see,as much as some people hate to be taught and trained, there are few of us who can resist learning something interesting. It’s in our blood. The need to know.

As a way to keep my young man’s interest alive, I spent the rest of that course trawling up as many interesting and credibility-busting facts as I could. Even if I had to stretch their relevance to the subject of my course.

And it’s a trick you can keep up your sleeve too. Just make a file on your computer called “Strange Facts” and put in it any fascinating facts that you come across while surfing or training.

Here are 50 outstanding ones to start you off…

1. If you are struck by lightning, your skin will be heated to 28,000 degrees Centigrade, hotter than the surface of the Sun.

2. If you trace your family tree back 25 generations, you will have 33,554,432 direct ancestors – assuming no incest was involved.

3. The average distance between the stars in the sky is 20 million miles.

4. It would take a modern spaceship 70,000 years to get to the nearest star to earth.

5. An asteroid wiped out every single dinosaur in the world, but not a single species of toad or salamander was affected. No one knows why, nor why the crocodiles and tortoises survived.

6. If you dug a well to the centre of the Earth, and dropped a brick in it, it would take 45 minutes to get to the bottom – 4,000 miles down.

7. Your body sheds 10 billion flakes of skin every day.

8. The Earth weighs 6,500 million million million tons.

9. Honey is the only food consumed by humans that doesn’t go off.

10. The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

11. A donkey can sink into quicksand but a mule can’t.

12. Every time you sneeze your heart stops a second.

13. There are 22 miles more canals in Birmingham UK than in Venice.

14. Potato crisps were invented by a Mr Crumm.

15. Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in their correct order.

16. Eskimoes have hundreds of words for snow but none for hello.

17. The word “set” has the most definitions in the English language.

18. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating its letters is uncopyrightable.

19. Windmills always turn counter-clockwise.

20. The “Sixth Sick Sheik’s Sixth Sheep’s Sick” is the hardest tongue-twister.

21. The longest English word without a vowel is twyndyllyngs which means "twins".

22. 1 x 8 + 1 = 9; 12 x 8 + 2 = 98; 123 x 8 + 3 = 987; 1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876; 12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765; 123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654; 1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543; 12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432; 123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

23. The word "dreamt" is the only common word in the English language that ends in "mt".

24. Albert Einstein never wore any socks.

25. The average human will eat 8 spiders while asleep in their lifetime.

26. In space, astronauts cannot cry because there is no gravity.

27. Hummingbirds are the only creatures that can fly backwards.

28. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

29. Cockroaches can live 9 days without their heads before they starve to death.

30. A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.

31. The lighter was invented before the match.

32. The average left-handed person lives 7 years LESS than a right-handed person.

33. The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!

34. Scientists with high-speed cameras have discovered that rain drops are not tear shaped but rather look like hamburger buns.

35. The first Internet domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.

36. When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone back in 1876, only six phones were sold in the first month.

37. Approximately 7.5% of all office documents get lost.

38. Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold: for $7.5 million.

39. In 2001, the five most valuable brand names in order were Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IBM, GE, and Nokia.

40. In Canada, the most productive day of the working week is Tuesday.

41. In a study by the University of Chicago in 1907, it was concluded that the easiest colour to spot is yellow. This is why John Hertz, who is the founder of the Yellow Cab Company picked cabs to be yellow.

42. It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.

43. On average a business document is copied 19 times.

44. The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people.

45. Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday." They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.

46. All babies are colour-blind when they are born.

47. Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.

48. Each nostril of a human being registers smells in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left. However, smells can be detected more accurately when made by the left nostril.

49. Humans are born with 350 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.

50. May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.

73 comments:

sanjana sheetal said...

fantastic.i don't know most of them.

Sumit Singh said...

nice
• Colour of Facebook is blue because the Mark Zukerberg is suffering of colour blindness.
• The word google is derived from word googol that means 1 followed by hundred zeroes.
• 80% of students misspell world vacuum as vaccum.
• Longest word that can be made from a single row keys by your keyboard is typewriter.
• The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long.
• No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.
• The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.7 million people.
• You share your birthday with at least 9 other million people in the world.
• The most liked word by a person is his name.
• The White House has a movie theater, swimming pool, bowling lane, jogging track, and a tennis court.


catch me here : sumit.d.singh.26@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Number 3 is incorrect, the sun is 93 million miles away from the earth for starters.

Anonymous said...

@sumit singh Mythbusters folded a piece of paper 11 times http://www.nidokidos.org/threads/45971-MythBusters-Folding-Paper-Seven-plus-times

Anonymous said...

@the person who said #3 is incorrect. You are actually incorrect because Earth is not a star and it specifically said "between the stars".

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Anonymous said...

@ the person who said #3 could be correct... If you do any sort of research on astronomy, you'll find that the sun is the only star in our solar system. This would make it impossible for another star to be a mere 20 million miles away considering earth is 93 million miles away from the sun. Also, look up the term "goldilocks zone" in astronomy. This term is used to describe our distance from the sun; not too hot, not too cold. If the average distance between stars was 20 million miles, our orbit around the sun would be much closer than the perfect 93 million miles away we are at present, which would result in a furnace-like, uninhabitable planet. #3 is far from correct, and things aren't looking good for #4 either. TTHE SUN IS THE CLOSEST STAR TO EARTH! We've already sent probes much further than this, past the outer gas giants and toward the outskirts of our solar system. If you're going to post "facts" or comment on the credibility of postings, please do a small amount of research and try to be correct! My furthest level of education is a diploma and I can figure this stuff out!

Dr.Hafiz Muhammad Aeymon said...

It says average distance between stars!!
And also we know that sun is a star but when we say star we don't mean sun. It means (not technically speaking) the stars we see at night....

Anonymous said...

Ok, so what you actually mean is the average distance between the observable stars in the night sky is 20 million miles apart, which would most likely be referring to the stars in our galaxy. So the average distance between stars in the Milky Way is 20 million miles? Try again. I've read from several credible sources (boojum.as.arizona.edu being one, the U of A website) that the average distance between stars in the Milky Way is closer to something like five light years, which at 6 TRILLION miles per light year, is more like 30 trillion miles between stars. And also, if you know the sun is the closest star, maybe you (or whoever posted this stuff) should be more specific. Saying something like "other than the sun, the closest star to earth..." would easily rectify any confusion here. Like I said, all it takes (for the most part) is a little research to distinguish fact from fiction. One more thing, Alpha Centauri, the closest star to our sun, is 4.2 light years away, or about 25 trillion miles. And the average distance between stars is 20 million miles? Just wondering how that's possible... If I'm wrong I'll gladly admit it but, as I have done, I'd like you to give me something to take other than your word for it...

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, and even binary star systems are more often than not more than 20 million miles apart. Too many holes my friend...

Anonymous said...

Thies facts are awsom !!!

Bibiana said...

These facts are such fun, and so educational! However, what amazes me the most is human nature. Every person is completely unique -and every person has a story.

Anonymous said...

stop arguing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hmm the closest star to d sun is proxima centauri...its 4.24 light yrs from d sun ie 27000 times that of the distance between earth and sun...

Anonymous said...

So many of these "facts" are wrong. Here's some examples, business.com is the fifth most expensive domain name. It was the most expensive in 1999. insure.com was sold for $16 million. That was as of 2009, so even this possibly outdated information disproves it.

Aang is Aleut (eskimo language) for hello. Also, the many words for snow applies to many of their words. This also applies to countries like sweden. It is a quirk of grammar.

There are many other errors, that I don't feel like looking up sources for.

As for those additional facts Sumit Singh posted...

The word googol doesn't really mean "1 followed by 100 zeroes", that is just what it is. The word has no other meaning than the number itself. It was a made up word.

Anonymous said...

all words are made up retard, why you need to prove a point? when your the only bitch complaining

Anonymous said...

Although it may seem that your heart takes a break during a sneeze, this is actually not the case. When you first inhale before sneezing, the pressure in your chest increases. Then, as you exhale forcefully during the sneeze the pressure drops. Alterations in blood flow to your heart produced by these pressure changes can affect the heart rate. However, the electrical activity in the heart marches on unimpeded–you remain very much alive throughout your sneeze!

Anonymous said...

That's why it says 'the average'

Anonymous said...

"The word googol doesn't really mean "1 followed by 100 zeroes", that is just what it is. The word has no other meaning than the number itself. It was a made up word"... the reason why you couldnt find the definition for GOOGLE is because you spelled it wrong. the search engine was named after the number...

Anonymous said...

I think this is amazing.
And today I am really happy because I am right handy

Anonymous said...

I know them all

Anonymous said...

Fscts. Only net noobs and the retarded (related) would take this rubbish and think it was fact. That Sumit Singh added more rubbish speaks volumes about his intellect and mental state. Might be because he is Indian and therefore an arrogant, ill-informed fool. Might not be though. Could be the same idiot from Bangladesh or Pakistan, same thing really.

Anonymous said...

google is 1 follwed by 100 zeros you retard, haha gtf mate!

Anonymous said...

Although previous comments have probably clarified this, #3 is definitely incorrect as 20 million miles of travel wouldn't even get you to Mars, so how could it be the average distance between stars if it wouldn't even get us out of our own solar system?

Anonymous said...

Very good facts. I love these!

Anonymous said...

ok....you're all smart..just shut up!!!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he meant to say average of 20 trillion miles? I don't know, but isn't that almost equal to the quoted five lightyears between whichever stars the angry "smart" guy mentioned?

Mark Hughes said...

Stars toward the centre of a galaxy are more densely spread and closer together. We're on the edge of a spiral arm and on the outside of the galaxy, that's why the distance is MUCH greater than 20 million miles here, but there are also generally more stars in the centre of a galaxy than the outskirts, which would explain the AVERAGE of 20 million miles

Anonymous said...

abe pagalo jada dimag mt na ladao sare facts 100 tkka sahi hai you fools from gujjar boy

Anonymous said...

U niggas need to get some pussy

Tushar Ugale said...

This distance is average between stars not between star and a planet

Anonymous said...

"29. Cockroaches can live 9 days without their heads before they starve to death."
I just proved it wrong bitch.

Anonymous said...

Most of these "facts" are myths.

Anonymous said...

#29 interestingly cockroaches can survive that long without SOME of their brain. A large portion of the cockroaches brain isn't in their head.

Anonymous said...

These are amazing facts. I was only researching this for my son, but then I didn't give the iPad back. :-)

Anonymous said...

50 boring facts ha ha ha only a joke they are so fun and interesting I could not put it down.

Anonymous said...

Stupid/useless

Anonymous said...

There are 365 days in a year and over 1400 dreams????????

Anonymous said...

For the fucker who thinks indians are fools. huh... small wet bastard sucker boy with a black pant that eventually turned white O.o

1. Population: With over 1.2 billion people, India is second only to China and will likely overtake China if current growth continues.

2. Land size: In order to accommodate the huge population, India does have the seventh largest land area in the world.

3. One quarter of the work force: It’s estimated that in the next two to three years, 25% of people entering the workforce will be Indian.

4. Millions: There are over a million Indian millionaires. However, the gap between the rich and poor is still very big, with many living on a poverty level.

5. Language: The national language is Hindi, with English also widely spoken and both are considered the official language of India.

6. Value of PI: Baudhayana, an Indian mathematician first calculated the value of PI. He is also said to have discovered other mathematical theorems still in use.

7. University: The first university is said to have been started in Takshila in 700 B.C. Thousands of students from all over the world studied a variety of subjects.

8. Largest postal system: India still uses the postal system and it shows. They still have the largest postal system in the world.

9. Trains: India has the world’s second largest train network, and it is the largest civilian employer.

10. Varanasi: Having been visited by Buddha in 500 B.C. Varanasi is the oldest continuously habituated city in the world.

11. Wonder: The Taj Mahal is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife.

12. Food: Cooking and eating are a large part of Indian culture and tradition. It’s not uncommon for meals to require hours of preparation time and most festivals and gatherings center around food.

13. Roads: The world’s largest road network is in India—over 1.9 million miles of roads cover the country.

14. Chess: Chaturanga—Sanskrit, meaning “four members of an army” was invented in India. Now known all over the world, chess had its beginnings in India.

15. Name: The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat Ganarajya. Even today, it is often called Bharat by young and old.

16. Origin of India name: The name “India” comes from the Indus River, which is where earliest settlers made their homes. The Indus valley is one of the world’s earliest urban civilizations.

17. British rule: The British ruled India from 1858-1947, although their presence and trade had been going on for some time before then.

18. Independence: On August 15, 1947, India gained independence from the British, after a successful nearly non-violent independence movement.

19. Government: India is governed under a parliamentary system and is a federal constitutional republic. There are 28 states and 7 union territories in India.

20. Capital: The capital city of India is New Delhi. It is the center of government and is also home to 2 UNESCO heritage sites.

21. Diamonds: Until 1986, the only place where diamonds had been officially found was in India.

22. Multi-lingual: There are 1,652 dialects and languages spoken in India. It is not at all unusual for an Indian to speak at least two and often more languages well.

23. Recognized languages: There are currently 22 recognized languages in India, with Standard Hindi and English being the standard languages.

24. English speakers: Because so many Indians speak English, India now has the largest population of English speakers in the world.

25. Borders: India shares land borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka and the Maldives are neighboring ocean countries.

Anonymous said...

I think some stars are larger than 20 trillion miles in diameter

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Anonymous said...

44 is wrong.americas military system is the largest employer..more than 3.2 million employees

Anonymous said...

44 is wrong..americas military is the largest employer in the world..more than 3.2 million employees

Anonymous said...

everybody who thinks they're smart....just shut the fuck up!!!

Anonymous said...

Tushar Ugale...1 light year = 5.88 million million million miles...would's traveling at the speed of light for 1 year)
Proxima centauri (our nearest star from the sun) is 4.3 light years away...4.3 x 5.88 million million million... If the average was 93 million miles then
A) we wouldnt need the light year as a measurement of distance and
B) the gravitational pull on all the stars would be so powerful it wpuld cause a cataclysmic event.

Anonymous said...

Dr.Hafiz Muhammad Aeymon if that was the average distance between stars then the stars would engulf one another. The RADIUS of the sun alone is almost half a million miles. How the hell did you become a doctor? This is easily found online. I can categorically state that there are NO stars that close and harbouring planets. Any star that tries to form 20 million miles from an already established star will just be turned to dust and engulfed. You would have to travel 8 minutes at the lightspeed to reach our sun. The nearest star other than the sun is 4.3 YEARS at lightspeed. FFS EARTHS ORBIT AROUND THE SUN IS ALMOST 200 MILLION MILES so there's on average 10 stars between earth and the sun? haha.

Anonymous said...

Any star 20 million miles from another will be engulfed by the bigger star. Our sun radius is almost half a million miles long and it's far from the biggest star we know of. There is absolutely no chance of 2 stars being that close unless they were the size of earth and they would almost be impossible to detect. Average or not there is absolutely no way they can be that close. Also to include the sheer distances of the galaxies that can be seen in our sky, the other stars must be really really really close in order to bring this distance down to an average of 20 million miles. This stuff is EASILY researched. Why can't people understand that 20 million miles in space is miniscule. The earths orbit is almost 200 MILLION miles

Anonymous said...

You dream on average 5 to 6 times a night. Waking up and restarting dreams

Anonymous said...

big boy facts

Anonymous said...

Such brilliant facts !

Anonymous said...

These facts are awesome! can people not be rude and state any correction in an appropriate manner plz...

Anonymous said...


These facts are awesome! can people not be rude and state any correction in an appropriate manner plz...

Anonymous said...

Wow, absolutely amazing, loving this shit, reminds me of my astronaut dad........by the way dad, by the time you get back from outerspace,these experts at everything will no longer be here...mum sends her love.xx

Thee brightone said...

Number for is incorrect.
The closest star to earth is the sun, which is 1 au.
Mars at its closest approach to earth is .5 au.
That would take 150 to 300 days to reach from a spacecraft, so after about a half of year toward the sun it would rapidly change to 69,500 years left?

Thee brightone said...

*number 4
69,999.5 years

Thee brightone said...

#3 is nonsense.
the distance between the earth and sun(star) is 93 million miles.
The next closest star to the sun is 11 au now multiply that by 93 million.
Unless there is a orgy of stars practically holding hands , I believe this is wrong

Anonymous said...

The distance between a horses eyes is always exactly the same as its cock

Anonymous said...

why dont you also talk about the negative stuff about India you cocksucker.

Anonymous said...

Is there any proof of all this things...different websites are providing different facts

Anonymous said...

these facts are worthwhile 2 know

Anonymous said...

Billy ass burp says ijun curry make his ass hot

Anonymous said...

Smartarse

Anonymous said...

Him say biggy star eatum small star.anyone got a spare macdonalds hamburger? Only asking as its waining outside. Factual fact; water is wet! No really it is!

Anonymous said...

Billy ass burp here! Anyone goffin for a smeg? Only asking as im doinse general knowledge for gabbanal and its going well ah say its goin well.

Anonymous said...

Yes if you are a sad loser friendless nerd who has a penchant for pub quizes

Anonymous said...

Peter wain of catedunal shat out a live bing! Fact.check it at t%.+&-$%-)(&.com!

Nagavardhani Idupulapati said...

to all the @aaholes who r talking about point 3 please read the sentence correctly its on an average its not the minimum distance....

Anonymous said...

Poop

Anonymous said...

F****** is good for health
F****** is good for mind
drink water after F******
take rest after F******
So what is F*******
GO DOWN
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So Fasting is necessary
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Anonymous said...

chameleons have the longest tongues compared to all other animals.

Anonymous said...

Earth is not a star..

Anonymous said...

the idiot who said this: "Sumit Singh added more rubbish speaks volumes about his intellect and mental state. Might be because he is Indian and therefore an arrogant, ill-informed fool." is discriminating openly. if i find him i will sue him

Anonymous said...

the blithering idiot who said this: Sumit Singh added more rubbish speaks volumes about his intellect and mental state. Might be because he is Indian and therefore an arrogant, ill-informed fool." is discriminating openly. if i find him i will sue him!

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