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Interesting Little Known Things That Will Blow Your Mind

There’s a lot of things you may not know about. Here is the list of some fascinating, and simply amazing facts. All these facts were collected from Quora, where people share amazing information.

The local word for Pineapple is the same in, over 30 languages, the word is “ananas”.

pineapple

Bluetooth is named after King Harald Bluetooth who united  Scandinavia into a single kingdom. The logo is his initials HB written in old Nordic runes.

bluetoothImage Source – bgr.com

Bluetooth was borrowed from the 10th century, second King of Denmark, King Harald Bluetooth; who was famous for uniting Scandinavia just as we intended to unite the PC and cellular industries with a short-range wireless link.” Jim Kardach – eetimes.com

In zero gravity, a candle’s flame is round and blue.

candle-zero-gravity

Source – Tumblr

Otters hold hands whilst sleeping so they do not drift away from one another

otter

image – giphy.com

It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees

paper-recycling


Americans eat more CORN than any other society in the world

You may not know it, but many products in the United States are made with corn.Even a movie has been made about this: King Corn (film)

Children may take on father’s the last name, but mothers inherit more DNA.

Conventional wisdom tells us that the mother passes 1/2 of her DNA and the father passes 1/2 of his DNA. However, reality is that there is another kind of DNA called mitochondrial DNA that only passes along from the mother to offspring – Mitochondrial DNA

Most bugs/germs are good and we have pounds of bacteria.

You go to a drug store and buy hand sanitizer because it kills 99.9% of bacteria. The truth is that the majority of bacteria is beneficial. In fact, there is more bacteria in our bodies than the number of cells we have. In fact, humans carry about 2-9 POUNDS of bacteria normally – Bacteria and Human Body Weight


Mexico’s official name is not Mexico, but United (Mexican) States.

mexico-united

Most people think that the name of Mexico is Mexico (including Mexicans); however, the official name is “Estados Unidos Mexicanos”.

The color orange was actually named after the fruit

oranges

The first computer mouse was made of wood.

first-computer-mouse

Starfish don’t have brains.

StartfishImage – Ferran Vega


  • The words written on Twitter every day would fill a book of 10 million pages.

  • Yahoo was originally an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchically-Organized Ontology”

  • The brain uses more than 25% of the oxygen used by the human body

  • The earliest cockroach fossils are about 280 million years old

  • No matter its thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times

  • Humans share 50% of our DNA with a banana

  • Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all the wars in history combined.


Source – Quora

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