As humans, our brain is our most valuable tool. Our brain controls every single thing that we do. It’s an absolutely incredible machine, but like any other muscle, our brain must be exercised in order to keep it strong. Constantly learning is essential to its strength. Whether you’re reading books, or playing trivia games, you’re doing exactly what you need to be doing in order to keep your brain working properly. Even if it seems like it’s just “useless trivia,” it’s extremely healthy for your mind. So, take a little time every day to learn something new. You can start right now with these fun trivia facts!Starting in the 1900’s, people believed putting a piece of their clothing into the refrigerator would bring them good fortune. Today, we use pillows, so if you need a bit of good luck, grab your pillow and head to the kitchen!
Not only can they live up to 29 years, they do it with never taking a second to sleep. No one could ever accuse an ant of being lazy, that’s for sure.
Scientists believe that people with a higher IQ tend to dream more often. It is also said they dream more vividly and are more susceptible to lucid dreaming.
Human hair is almost invincible. It can’t be destroyed by any force of nature other than fire, and it decays so slowly that it pretty much doesn’t deteriorate.
Because of their narrow layrnx, the basenji don’t bark. Instead, they sound more like their yodeling.
The bacteria, called petrichor, appears when it rains after a long dry spell. It also occurs when soil-dwelling bacteria are released once the rain hits the ground.
Studies have shown that people who are obese tend to have a loss of brain mass. Brain loss can lead to dementia, which is the aging of the brain.
According to studies, every age range has a very particular smell. Older people tend to have a more pleasant smell then the younger ones.
In an MITCogNet study, it showed that what people remembered being whispered into their left ear, was higher than when it was whispered into their right ear. The results were even higher when it was something emotional that was being whispered.
A data science team discovered that people who post about their breakups on Facebook get quite a bit more attention than other posts. So, don’t worry if you feel alone, Facebook friends have your back.
In the entire state, they only have two! Apparently, it’s because elevators are less expensive, and stairs are safer in an emergency than escalators.
Antarctica is actually considered a desert. This is because it has so little amount of precipitation falling from the sky. It’s the largest desert in the world!
When you’re plummeting down on a roller coaster, you may feel secure, but your organs are getting a little air-time. This may seem scary, but don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe!
Studies show that consuming too much food can lead to short-term hearing loss. I wonder if that’s why arguments sometimes break out at holiday dinners; they just can’t hear each other.
Will Keith Kellogg promoted Corn Flakes by saying, “Wink at your grocer, and see what you get.” I wonder how many people actually did it.
Maria Assunta had no family when she died, so she left her entire estate to her cat. Due to Italian laws, money can’t be left to animals, so the money was left to her nurse, who took great care of the cat.
Paul Winchell was the voice behind Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, and Gargamel from the Smurfs. Winchell also held patents for over 30 devices including the disposable razor, a retractable ball point pen, battery-operated heated gloves, and the first artificial human heart.
When they would shake hands, they could feel the weapon, or it would become dislodged. Shaking hands was proof that you could be trusted.
I wonder how we got that mixed up. Seems a bit silly to me.
Some say it was Sir Hans Sloane from Ireland, and some say the people of Jamaica were making this delicious drink long before that. Either way, it doesn’t matter who came up with it, I’m just glad we have it!
They do this to limit the amount of cars on the road at any given time. Hopefully, there isn’t an emergency on the day you’re not allowed to drive.
According to studies, Norway is a lot more sexually liberated. I’m not sure if this is a good thing, or a bad thing.
Talk about keeping it in the family. Both famous scientists were happily married to their first cousins.
Women like to see men that have no problem with commitment. Taking care of a dog is definitely a full-time job.
When you follow a vegetarian diet, you’re actually conserving land that would have been cleared for raising livestock. Thanks for doing your part.