Did you know that chocolate can actually protect your teeth against tooth decay?
And that, 95% of us report washing our hands after using a public toilet….but a study of 8,000 people in big US cities found that the figure was actually closer to 67%? (Gross!)
Cats happily climb up trees, but do you know why they can’t find their way down? Turns out a cat can’t climb down headfirst because every claw on its paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
Filling your head with random facts like these will not make you the next Einstein, but they’re great ice-breakers. Check out one of these fun sites and attend your next networking event, party, or even a family dinner with a tidbit or two to entertain the group http://webfact.mystrikingly.com/.
This site has many categories to choose from. You can grab a few facts about the latest gaming craze, Pokémon Go, or learn some crazy facts about the justice system.
Random Fact: October is both American Cheese Month and Toilet Tank Repair Month. I don’t think Hallmark has caught wind of that yet.
This one is a blog for interesting and funny facts. They post about health, celebs/people, places, animals, history information, and much more.
Random Fact #6532: In some countries it is not illegal to escape prison as long as no laws are broken, as it’s human nature to want to escape. Not sure about you, but I wouldn’t want to live next door.
This site even offers a few fun quizzes to check your facts knowledge. I scored pretty high on dog facts.
Random Fact: Drinking too much water can be fatal. Water intoxication is a potentially fatal disturbance that is caused by consuming too much water during a short time. The normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside safe limits when too much water floods the system. Infants are prone to water intoxication, as are athletes, and even competitive eaters. Symptoms of this condition include changes in behavior, confusion, irritability and drowsiness. Occasionally there is difficulty breathing, muscle weakness and pain or twitching. The brain may swell which can interfere with the central nervous system, resulting in seizure, brain damage, coma or even death.
This site offers quite a few topics, ranging from food to sexuality.
Random Fact: When a foot suddenly begins to kick, it is usually a good indicator of discomfort. This is seen in people being interviewed as soon as a question is asked that they don’t like. Watch for this telling body language response when you interview job candidates.
At Space facts you’ll learn scientific, historical, and cultural facts about space, galaxies, the planets, and other objects in the solar system.
Random Fact: One day, our days will be twenty-five hours long instead of twenty-four. Though not for another one-hundred-forty years, as the earth imperceptibly slows approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years.
Here you’ll find interesting facts in these categories: entertainment, funny, language and words, love and attraction, just weird.
Random Fact #1796: While children of identical twins are legally first cousins, genetically, they are actually half siblings. I found this one particularly interesting because I have twin daughters.
With longer stories and explanations on things you never thought you’d want to know, Today I Found Out will certainly feed your brain.
Random Fact #986: While Neil Armstrong got to be the first to take a step on the moon, Buzz Aldrin managed his own historic first, becoming the first person to urinate on the moon. (Take that, Mr. One Small Step!)