As stated in yesterday’s post, the following is a continuation of providing all of you with some quirky and intriguing facts to browse through. Brought to you by womansday.com again, these facts are equally entertaining and as random as they were yesterday.
“The oldest living animal is reportedly a Seychelles giant tortoise named Jonathan.
Only 5% of the ocean has been explored.
Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
The British royal family isn’t allowed to play Monopoly because it gets too competitive.
There’s an island in Japan that is only inhabited by bunnies.
The Supreme Court has its own private basketball court called ‘the highest court in the land.’
More people are killed by vending machines than sharks.
There’s a town in Norway called Hell. Ironically, it never gets very warm there at all.
If you put together all the time of characters sitting in silence in Twilight, it would amount to 26 minutes. Vampires really are that dramatic.
Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton lookalike contest … and lost.
Jennifer Lawrence has a tattoo that says ‘H2O‘ on her hand to remind her to drink water.
Ryan Gosling was almost in the Backstreet Boys.
Jennifer Aniston was almost a Saturday Night Live cast member — yes, before Friends.
When Lady Gaga went to NYU, a group of students started a Facebook group about how she would never be famous.
Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake Gyllenhaal’s godmother.
Lorde has an Instagram account where she rates onion rings from around the world. Because why not?
Lana del Rey’s real name is Lizzy Grant.
Strawberries are not actually berries.
Bananas are berries, though.
You can actually hear rhubarb grow — it pops!
You can eat the labels on fruit. They’re totally edible… they just might not taste that good.
Until 2011, anything lower than 11% ABV was not legally considered alcohol.
Green, yellow, and red bell peppers might look like different versions of the same vegetable, but they’re not!
White chocolate isn’t actually of chocolate at all.
Honey will never go bad, so that’s one last thing you have to throw out when you clean out your pantry.
Carrots were originally purple, not orange. You can still find delicious purple carrots around, though, even though they’re not the most popular version.
If you put grapes in the microwave, they will explode.
Nutmeg can be hallucinogenic if consumed in large quantities.
Raspberries are actually a member of the rose family.
Broccoli contains more protein than a lot of meats, including steak.
Pistachios are technically fruits.
SPAM actually stands for spiced ham.
Most countries don’t refrigerate their eggs.
Whether you realize it or not, you blink around 20 times per minute.
Earwax is technically a form of sweat.
Over the course of an average lifetime, most people will spend an entire year sitting on the toilet.
You’re taller in the morning than at night.
The average adult human has 2000-4000 taste buds.
Humans are the only animals on earth with chins.
On average, hair grows about 6 inches per year.
Blushing is caused by a rush of adrenaline.
Every two weeks, another language or dialect goes extinct.
There are more than 200 languages that have been invented just for television or movies.
Dogs’ sense of smell is 40 times more powerful than humans’.
Dogs can also breathe and smell simultaneously.
Dogs have a dominant paw like humans have a dominant left or right hand.
Dogs’ noses are like human fingerprints; each one is unique.
Dolphins literally sleep with one eye open.
Alfred Hitchcock was scared of… eggs.
Umbrellas were once only used by women,” the web page states.
That will be the last of the random facts for a while, but rest assured they’ll make an appearance sooner than later.