50 Surprisingly Mind Blowing Facts That will Shock You

50 Surprisingly Mind Blowing Facts That will Shock You

By BuzzFeed on July 13, 2014

1. You can’t hum while holding your nose.
2. Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.
3. Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year.

4. Mars is populated entirely by robots.
5. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

6. New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.
7. Mammoths went extinct 1,000 years after the Egyptians finished building the Great Pyramid.
8. 1998 is as far away as 2030.

9. Carrots were originally purple.
10. France was still executing people with a guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out.
11. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

12. An octopus has three hearts.
13. There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building known as the “highest court in the land.
14. If a piece of paper were folded 42 times, it would reach to the moon.
15. You can spell the word “upside down” upside down by using other letters of the alphabet: umop apisdn.

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16. There are more nipples on Earth than there are people.
17. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.
18. The name Jessica was created by Shakespeare in the play Merchant of Venice.
19. The YKK on your zipper stands for “Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha.”

20. If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.
21. It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.
22. There are more atoms in a glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.
23. Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did in the19th century.

24. Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa.
25. A straw has only one hole in it.

26. Dolphins have names for one another.

27. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you as a shark is.

28. The toy Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
29. A strawberry isn’t a berry but a banana is.
30. So are avocados and watermelon.
31. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.

32. Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
33. When you remember a life event, you are remembering the last time you remembered it, not the actual event.
34. North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.

35. Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was at the beginning of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
36. A pig’s orgasm can last for 30 minutes.
37. A Venus day is longer than a Venus year.
38. There has been studies that show that goats, like us, have accents.

39. “Jesus” backwards sounds like “sausage.”
40. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who respectively voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were married in real life.
41. There’s no reason for the alphabet to be in the order it is.
42. There are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.
43. Pluto never made a full orbit around the sun from the time it was discovered to when it was declassified as a planet.

44. You can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.
45. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
46. The oldest person on Earth was born closer to the signing of the United States Constitution than to now.

47. German is the second-most spoken language in North Dakota.

48. A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
49. There is less time between the existence of the Tyrannosaurus rex and the existence of humans than there was between the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Stegosaurus.
50. And, finally, your entire life led up to this very moment.

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