As we are all aware by now, I do love me some solid random facts. And, as we are all aware by now, I don’t know why I enjoy reading random-ass facts so much, but I do, so leave me alone.
It’s an odd interest, I know. I’m not even entirely sure you can call this an interest, but let’s go with that.
I was trying to think of what particular subject matter to look into some facts about, and in my internet sleuthing I came across some interesting facts about life in general. This information comes from bestlifeonline.com.
“Victorians once used leeches to predict the weather.
Your funny bone is actually a nerve.
The chief translator of the European Parliament speaks 32 languages fluently.
The most requested funeral song in England is by Monty Python.
Research shows that all blue-eyed people may be related.
Charles Darwin’s personal pet tortoise didn’t die until recently.
The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red lights to turn green.
A bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread.
President Lyndon B. Johnson owned a water-surfing car.
David Bowie helped topple the Berlin Wall.
Cherophobia is the word for the irrational fear of being happy.
You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from two miles away.
Nearly 30,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992 and are still being discovered today.
There’s a Manhattan-specific ant.
The inventor of the frisbee was turned into a frisbee after he died.
There’s a bridge exclusively for squirrels.
Subway footlongs aren’t always a foot long.
Marie Curie’s notebooks are still radioactive.
Blood banks in Sweden notify donors when blood is used.
Instead of saying ‘cheese’ before taking a picture, Victorians said ‘prunes.’
Roosters have built-in earplugs.
The Netherlands is so safe, it imports criminals to fill jails.
Yes, you can smell rain.
London cabbies have to memorize literally everything,” the web page states.
Check back tomorrow for a continuation of some more facts about life.