Learn Something New. Something you didn’t know until now. Get educated. Have fun. Be entertained. Our fifteen did you know facts. Enjoy the list.
1. Every human being has 99 percent of their DNA in common. A parent and child share 99.5 percent of the same DNA, and you have 98 percent of your DNA in common with a chimpanzee
2. Studies show “being nice” makes women appear more attractive to men, but it makes men look less attractive to women.
3. Before the 17th century, science and scientists were not truly recognized. At first, people like the 17th-century genius Isaac Newton were called natural philosophers, because there was no concept of the word “scientist” at the time
4. The man who created the Pringles can, Fredric Baur, was so proud of his invention that he had some of his ashes buried in one when he died in 2008.
5. Christina of Sweden was a 17th-century monarch who ruled as a king. Born covered in hair, she had a cry so deep that everyone thought she was a boy. Happy to learn she was a girl, her father decreed she would have the education of a prince and made her his heir. She inherited the throne at the age of 6 and ruled for years as a blunt, unmarried, lady king who often disguised herself as a man for political and safety reasons.
6. People who find it easy to keep time musically are more likely to have a high IQ. Even if you’re not a ‘musical person’, if you can accurately tap out a beat, you’re probably more intelligent than someone who can’t.
7. There are tea bags shaped like little goldfish that swim around in your mug.
8. theuselessweb.com helps you waste your time by taking you to countless random websites that are entertaining, but completely useless.
9. After Albert Einstein’s death in 1955, pathologist Thomas Harvey at Princeton Hospital conducted an autopsy in which he removed Albert Einstein’s brain. Rather than putting the brain back in the body, Harvey decided to keep it for study. Harvey did not have permission to keep Einstein’s brain, but days later, he convinced Einstein’s son that it would help science.
10. An ice cube takes up about 9 percent more volume than the water used to make it.
11. Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, was known for smoking in public, swearing at officials, riding in cars with men, late-night partying, and owning a pet snake during an era where women were expected to conform. When an offended dignitary asked the president if he could control his daughter, he replied, “I can do one of two things. I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both.
12. On Mars, iron oxide forms a rust dust that floats in the atmosphere and creates a coating across much of the landscape.
13. The inventor of rolled toilet paper filed an original patent in 1891 that included illustrations of the paper hanging OVER the roll, not under it.
14. Six elements account for 99 percent of the mass of the human body: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. The human body contains enough carbon for 9,000 pencils.
15. The loudest sound ever heard on Earth was the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. The Indonesian volcano ruptured the eardrums of sailors 40 miles away, and people 3,000 miles away reported it as “a distant roar of heavy guns.” it would be like being in Boston and hearing a noise that came from Dublin.