Did You Know?

Yea the first ever did you know I’m posting and I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did.

Did you know Perth is Australia’s windiest city

Did you know Elvis’s middle name was Aron

Did you know the flag for Libya is unlike any other being a solid green color

Did you know goldfish can see both infrared and ultraviolet light

Did you know the smallest bones in the human body are found in your ear

Did you know cats spend 66% of their life asleep

Did you know Switzerland eats the most chocolate equating to 10 kilos per person per year

Did you know money is the number one thing that couples argue about

Did you know macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs

Did you know when lightning strikes it can reach up to 30,000 degrees Celsius (54,000 degrees Fahrenheit)

Did you know spiders are arachnids and not insects

Did you know each time you see a full moon you always see the same side

Did you know that you burn more calories eating celery than it contains (the more you eat the thinner you become)

Did you know the only continent with no active volcanoes is Australia

Did you know the longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada measuring 1,896 km (1,178 miles)

Did you know birds need gravity to swallow

Did you know a lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue

Did you know the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes

Did you know a bear has 42 teeth

Did you know?
The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.

The world’s deepest postbox is in Susami Bay in Japan. It’s 10 metres underwater.

In 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor tried to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee. It didn’t work.

In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead— he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.

Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

Most Muppets are left-handed. (Because most Muppeteers are right-handed, so they operate the head with their favoured hand.)

Casu marzuis is a Sardinian cheese that contains live maggots. The maggots can jump up to five inches out of cheese while you’re eating it, so it’s a good idea to shield it with your hand to stop them jumping into your eyes.

The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades — but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond.

The spikes on the end of a stegosaurus’ tail are known among paleontologistsas the “thagomizer” — a term coined by cartoonist Gary Larson in a 1982 Far Side drawing.

During World War II, the crew of the British submarine HMS Trident kept a fully grown reindeer called Pollyanna aboard their vessel for six weeks (it was a gift from the Russians).

The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes— it uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.

The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges

A family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are thought to have gained their blue skin through combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia.

Powerful earthquakes can permanently shorten the length of Earth’s day, by moving the spin of the Earth’s axis. The 2011 Japan earthquake knocked 1.8 microseconds off our days. The 2004 Sumatra quake cost us around 6.8 microseconds.

There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. (It’s actually oxidised salty water.)

The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches

The longest musical performance in history is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. The performance of John Cage’s “Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)”started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is set to finish in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013; the next change isn’t due until 2020.

There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another

An epidemic of laughing that lasted almost a year broke out in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1962. Several thousand people were affected, across several villages. It forced a school to close. It wasn’t fun, though— other symptoms included crying, fainting, rashes, and pain.

The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine. Apparently it works. Please don’t do it, though.

There are around 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. If you took them all out and laid them end to end, they’d stretch around the world more than twice. But, seriously, don’t do that either.

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