Did you know?

Knowledge is power. Photo: Pixabay. For illustrative purposes.

It’s good to learn or discover at least one new thing every day. Here are some interesting and fun facts you might have not known:

1. If you somehow found a way to extract all of the gold from the bubbling core of our lovely little planet, you would be able to cover all of the land in a layer of gold up to your knees.

2. McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food “heavy users.”

3. The average person spends six months of his/ her lifetime waiting for a red light to turn green.

4. The largest recorded snowflake was found in Keogh, Montana during 1887. It measured about 37cm across its widest point.

5. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

6. There are more life forms living on your skin than there are people on the planet.

7. Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.

8. In 1386, in France, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

9. One in every five adults believes that aliens are hiding on our planet disguised as humans.

10. If you believe that you’re truly one in a million, there are still approximately 7 184 other people out there just like you.

11. Earth has traveled more than 8 046 kilometres in the past 5 minutes.

12. It would take a sloth one month to travel one-and-a-half kilometres.

13. 10 per cent of the World’s population is left-handed.

14. A broken clock is right twice every day.

15. According to Amazon, the most highlighted books on Kindle are the Bible, the Steve Jobs biography, and The Hunger Games.

16. Bob Marley’s last words to his son before he died were. “Money can’t buy life.”

17. A mole can dig a tunnel that is about 90 metres long in only one night.

18. A hippo’s wide open mouth is big enough for a 1,2 metre tall child to stand upright in.

19. Chewing gum while you cut an onion will help keep you from crying.

20. A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.

Source: www.livin3.com

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