35 Little-Known Facts About Random Things In Our World

Published 9 months ago

The beauty of the digital age is that knowledge and information are readily shared among people from all walks of life. One of the most engaging platforms for such sharing is the internet, where individuals come together to exchange intriguing tidbits about our planet.

Check out some mind-boggling facts Reddit users have recently shared, and don’t forget to write in the comments what you find particularly shocking!

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Image source: stumr, Ginny

Buffalo sauce is just hot sauce and butter. Rocked me to the core.


Image source: reydolith, Tima Miroshnichenko

Your skeleton is wet while you’re using it.

It makes perfect sense but it DEEPLY upset my brain to have 2 and 2 put together.


Image source: ouchimus, Universal Pictures

Cindy Lou Who from the Grinch with Jim Carrey is now the singer of a punk rock/metal band: The Pretty Reckless


Image source: Maimzy55, Pressebilder Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann

That there were different species of human. Neanderthals in particular absolutely blew my mind. I only really understood this was absolute fact in my early 20’s. (Catholic school, not taught about evolution)


Image source: FluffyPill0w, Janis Zv

The fact that there are more trees on Earth than stars in our galaxy


Image source: YoSo_, https://www.pexels.com/photo/girl-wearing-a-jacket-thinking-7327772/

Not everyone has an inner monologue


Image source: Response_Proper, Aleks Magnusson

The famous circus music we all know is actually an 1897 military march called ‘Entry of the Gladiators’.


Image source: anon, Sue Thompson

The salinity in the human body almost equals that of the sea.

It was less the fact itself but the realization that we have such a strong connection to where we all came from.


Image source: paigezero, Berna Tosun

Cats are safe from injury in any fall as long as they fall from a certain height or higher. Basically, small animals are so light that air resistance slows their fall to a safe speed. For cats, they have to have enough time to adjust their body and spread out to increase resistance and slow their fall.


Image source: EdgelordZeta, https://www.flickr.com/photos/oettingde/9653599443/

More people have been to space than have explored the depths of the ocean.


Image source: Appropriate-Swim1803, Benjamin KRAFT

It’s not heli-copter. It’s helico, meaning spiral. And pter, meaning wings. Like pterodactyl.


Image source: Worried-Elevator-443, m01229

Mine is that baby carrots aren’t real, they are just cut and shaved full size carrots.


Image source: staggere, Julius Tejeda

There are 30% less birds in North America now than there was in 1970.


Image source: Piggy_Smalls, Ralph

Squirrels can’t die from falling from any height


Image source: EchoingEchoes, Jonathan Chen

The mammoths died out after the pyramids in Egypt were built.


Image source: spytez, Stephen Noulton

Dragon flies used to have a 21 inch wing span. They are also the greatest fliers of all flying creatures even better than humming birds. They are also the most successful predator in the world with a success rate of 75% to 80%. Most canine and feline species are at around 8%.


Image source: Ryukotaicho, Mike Sinko

Blucifer (the Blue Mustang sculpture located at the Denver International Airport) killed its creator, Luis Jiménez, when a section of the sculpture fell on him, severing and artery in his leg


Image source: RolyPoly1320, cottonbro studio

That we have a means of transplanting a full heart into a human being but if your colon stops working the best thing we have is to make a hole in your navel and have you s**t in a bag.


Image source: Hlodvigovich915, NASA

You can easily fly a spacecraft through the asteroid belt because asteroids are very far apart and there’s an extremely small chance of colliding with one.


Image source: anon, Greg Goebel

Tetris helped a group of scientists learn some pretty intresting s**t about Alzheimer’s.
We learnt that our brains will still store memories, but they can’t retrieve them anymore.
This was discovered from a experiment involving people who had akzeiheimers, playing Tetris.
It was found that people could subconsciously dream about tetris with out remembering having ever seen it or played it.
The phenomenon was called “the Tetris effect”.


Image source: LadyDemise, Angela George

Betty White is older than sliced bread.


Image source: anon, George Allen & Unwin

The year JRR Tolkien died is the One Ring verse but backwards.


*Three rings for the elven kings*

*Seven for the Dwarf Lords*

*Nine for mortal men*

*One Ring to rule them all*


Image source: LuciditySpice, Amina Filkins

Heteropaternal superfecundation. It’s a thing.

“In rare cases, fraternal twins can be born from two different fathers in a phenomenon called heteropaternal superfecundation. Although uncommon, rare cases have been documented where a woman is pregnant by two different men at the same time.”


Image source: silentnightz, Animal ASMR

Yesterday I was on YouTube and I stumbled upon animal ASMR. And there I was watching a snail eating a yellow watermelon. I never realized they make sounds too when they eat. Man I feel bad. Snails are underrated.


Image source: anon, cottonbro studio

*Regarding cremations:*

The word “ashes” is typically used instead of *cremains*.

But contrary to common belief, cremains are not ashes at all. For the most part, they are dry calcium phosphates together with some other minerals, including potassium and sodium, which in simpler terms means bone matter.


Image source: aristocrat_of_life, Mike McBey

Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn!


Image source: NOTMEMEJA, Luis Quintero

Bananas are berries and strawberries arent


Image source: shalomitsdylan, Mican Drushal

Mine is that there’s only 2 escalators in the entire state of Wyoming. I don’t know why it’s so surprising to me but it is.


Image source: Xx_Krampus_xX

71% percent of the green house gasses emitted in the world come from only 100 corporations. Not sure if it’s true, but if it is, WTF.


Image source: Psychological_Fudge6

The Anno Domini dating system wasn’t created until 525 AD.


Image source: B**bieFaceMcgee

I was mostly surprised because I thought “man, wouldn’t it be cool if that existed?” So I googled it and found out it existed!! A language made of whistles. That way you can communicate from far off.

It was developed in some mountainous place where people had to communicate from mountain peak to mountain peak before the use of binoculars.


Image source: DrMaitland

Elected official get things like lifetime healthcare or lifetime pensions after leaving their elected job, NO MATTER HOW LONG THEY SERVED.


Image source: stanselmdoc

Humans can regrow the tips of their fingers if they get cut off below the nail bed.


Image source: fanofclutch

That Kyle Gass from tenacious d is a julliard graduate with a masters degree in classical guitar. He’s also the youngest master from there, earned at 12 years old. I knew he was good but that blew my mind.


Image source: Maimzy55

Sharks have been around longer than trees.

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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