25 More Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

25 More Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Interesting things are always happening around us. It’s just that our busy lives prevent us from learning about them. However, for your learning pleasure, we have gathered a list of facts, some of which you have never heard before. For instance, did you know that Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a correspondence course? Or that a city was named by a coin flip? So, without further ado, here are some more amazing facts for those who like to learn amazing facts.

1. A cat’s tail contains nearly 10% of all the bones in its body.

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Image: Matheus Bertelli

It is estimated that a cat’s tail has about 19 to 23 vertebrae, that provides them with amazing mobility.

2. Volvo gave away the 1962 patent for their revolutionary three-point seat belt for free, in order to save lives.

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Image: KML

The revolutionary invention could have netted Volvo a fortune but they found it to have more value as a free life saving tool than something to profit from. Millions of lives have been saved by the 3-point safety belt since then.

3. Central Park’s lampposts contain a set of four numbers that can help you navigate.

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Image: Jermaine Ee

The first two tell you the nearest street, and the next two tell you whether you’re closer to the east or west side of the park (even numbers signal east, odd signals west).

4. Portland was named by a coin flip.

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Image: Zack Spear

Had the coin landed the other way, the city would be Boston, Oregon.

5. If drivers adhere to the 45 mph speed limit on a stretch of Route 66 in New Mexico, the road’s rumble strips will play a rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

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Image: Jakub Gorajek

6. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State.

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Image: Willis Lam

They decided to split one course.

7. Bubbles keep your bath water warmer longer.

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Image: Pixabay

The bubbles insulate the top surface of the water and reduce heat loss via straight diffusion into the surrounding air and in regards to water evaporation.

8. In 1965, a Senate subcommittee predicted that by 2000, Americans would only be working 20 hours a week with seven weeks vacation.

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Image: Tim Mossholder

9. A group of pugs is called a grumble.

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Image: Pexels

10. Jellyfish, or jellies as some call them, are not exactly fish.

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Image: Leonid Danilov

They belong to an animal group called invertebrates, because they do not have backbones.

11. Hummingbirds’ wings can beat up to 200 times a second.

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Image: Pixabay

They are also the only known birds that are capable of flying backwards as well.

12. Your hair contains traces of gold.

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Image: Pexels

Each strand of hair can contain traces of 14 elements, including gold. Darker hair also tends to have more carbon present than lighter hair.

13. Depending on the speed of the wind, some clouds travel up to 100 miles per hour across the sky.

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Image: Pixabay

14. The tv remote is the dirtiest item in a typical household, hospital, or hotel room.

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Image: Oleg Magni

Light Switches, telephones and faucets contained the second highest levels of contamination.

15. Hearing is the fastest human sense.

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Image: Valeria Boltneva

A person can recognize a sound in as little as 0.05 seconds.

16. If Earth were the size of a grain of sand, the sun would be the size of an orange.

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Image: Pexels

17. Uranus only has 2 seasons- summer and winter.

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Image: NASA

Each lasts 42 Earth years.

18. Green eyes, found in only 2 percent of the population, are more common in females than males.

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Image: Carol Oliver

And among celebrities than the general public.

19. In 1963, a cat named Felix became the first feline in space.

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Image: Unsplash

She launched atop a Véronique AG1 rocket and flew nearly 100 miles above the Earth, where she briefly experienced weightlessness.

20. All Scandinavian countries have a cross on their flags.

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Image: Mikita Karasiou

21. It would take a snail nearly 4,575 years to circle Earth.

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Image: Alex Blăjan

22. When you’re awake, your brain generates enough electricity to power a lightbulb.

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Image: Alessandro Bianchi

23. Relative to their bodies, Chihuahuas have the biggest brain in the dog world.

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Image: Alicia Gauthier

They’re quick-witted and easy to train.

24. When times get tough, elephants will comfort their loved ones with their trunks and emitting small chirps.

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Image: Anaïs Buan

They are among the most exuberantly expressive of creatures on planet Earth.

25. A reindeer’s eyes change color through the seasons.

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Image: Norman Tsui

They’re gold during the summer and blue in the winter.

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