30 Not-So-Common Facts That Might Blow Your Mind, As Shared In This Online Thread

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In the vast and varied landscape of the internet, Reddit stands out as a treasure trove of knowledge, anecdotes, and shared experiences. It’s a platform where users from all walks of life gather to discuss, debate, and delve into topics ranging from the mundane to the extraordinary.

Recently, a thought-provoking question surfaced on Reddit: “What is something that most people don’t know?” The responses poured in, offering glimpses into hidden realms of information and insight. Here are some of the most fascinating answers that emerged from this digital dialogue.

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Font describes the variation in style in which something is written: size, italic, bold, all caps etc.

Typeface is the variation in the style of letters (Arial, Times New Roman, Comic Sans) that most people refer to as fonts.


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Most the people involved in the Hindenburg disaster lived.


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The Amazon River is over 4,000 miles long and doesn’t have any bridges that cross it.


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If you want to stop and have a chat, you won’t die if you move out of the walkway.


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Ctrl Backspace deletes the entire word.


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A burial plot is called a graveyard if it’s part of a church lot. It’s called a cemetery if separate.


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A company called Warner Chappell Music collected licensing fees for use of the song “Happy Birthday to You” all the way until 2015. That’s why characters in movies often sing other songs like “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” and restaurant chains often have their own birthday songs they sing to customers.


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The only difference between chemistry and biology is life. If it’s alive, it’s biology, if it’s not its chemistry.


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Scuba is an acronym, standing for self contained underwater breathing apparatus.


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When you get killed by army ants it’s not the poison or biting that kills you.

>!But the invasion of lungs!<.


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Sharks predate trees.


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The chances of a good recovery after CPR is abysmal.


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The only Spanish-speaking country in Africa is Equitorial Guinea. Its capital, Malabo, is on an island slightly northwest of the country’s mainland.


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The tip of a shoelace is called an aglet.


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Bananas are berries, and Antarctica is a desert.


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Everything is made of chemicals and every single one of them will kill you with a sufficient dose.


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Your eyes have a separate immune system from the rest of your body. If they get damaged in such a way that it affects anything other than your eyes, your regular immune system can attack the damage and will not recognize them, meaning your own body can permanently blind you.

What’s worse, your body cannot tell the difference between either eye. If one of them gets infected or damaged, your immune system can attack your healthy eye and take away your sight entirely.


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Irukandji jellyfish grow only to about 1 cubic cm in size, but have an incredibly painful sting. One symptom of the sting is a strong impending sense of doom. Victims have begged their doctor to be killed as they were certain they would die anyways.


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Squirrels run faster up trees than on flat surfaces.


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SONAR stands for SOund NAvigation and Ranging.


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The difference between a million and a billion, is approximately a billion.


Image source: RhiannonCrystalLady, Andrea Piacquadio

If your nerve is broken in the wrong way, the nerve will send a pain signal to the brain and it won’t stop.


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The bow-wow theory of language (aka the onomatopoeic theory), which states that our imitation of natural sounds is the basis of language development.


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An 18 inch pizza is more than two 12 inch pizzas.
And to do the math, the surface area of a circle is pi x r squared.
Pi is the constant. 18 in pizza has a 9 in radius, or r. 12 inch has
6. 9 squared is 81, 6 squared is 36. 36 x 2 is 72. 81 is greater than 72.


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The amount of [crimes] that happens on cruise ships. Most of them unresolved too.


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Centralia PA, Its a ghost town in Pennsylvania. Somehow they managed to set a coal mine on fire and its been burning since 1962. There are still a few people living there apparently but there are noxious fumes venting out of the ground so the government doesn’t allow new people to go there.


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Water doesn’t conduct electricity.

Edit cuz I should probably explain; pure water doesn’t conduct electricity. Getting water to that level of purity is relatively costly however.


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If you get a tooth abscess on the maxillary (top arch) canine to canine. It needs to be taken care of ASAP. The area is called the triangle of death when it comes to abscess or infections.

Source: Dental Hygienist


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Migatte-no-Blakae said:

A broken clock is right twice a day, but a clock ticking in reverse is correct FOUR times a day.

peckx063 explained:

Start one at midnight going forward and one backward. After six hours they’ll both be at 6, after another six hours they’ll both be at 12, after another six hours they’ll both be at 6,after another six hours they’ll both be at 12.


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You can collapse your lungs from laughing.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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