One of the most beautiful things in life is that we never stop learning. Our brains have the capability to absorb an unlimited amount of information. And just when we think we know everything, we are humbled by just how little we actually do know. Of course, not every piece of data is created equal. Some may make you an academic while other types just make you the interesting person to talk to at the next meeting, get together, or neighborhood chat. Here are random facts you can throw around to appear wiser than most.For example, nails that have no moon, are brittle, and soft could be the result of an overactive thyroid.
Originally they were named Baby Gays until the name changed to Q-tips. The Q stands for quality.
The name comes from a small town in Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth bag was made from in the mid-17th century.
That means the average heart is beating 35 million times a year.
Up until 1916, Harrods sold cocaine and morphine over the counter.
Ride was asked by reporters about bathroom facilities and what makeup she was taking up to space. But perhaps the dumbest question she was asked was if she cried when things didn’t work?
The new species is called microbacterium hatanonis. It is related to the microbacterium oxydans found in milk, cheese, beef, eggs, and patients suffering from leukemia. The related species is also found on catheters and bone marrow. Further testing is required to know if the new species is a threat to humans.
Consequently, they took a $5 correspondence course through Penn State to learn how to make ice cream in 1978 and that’s how Ben and Jerry’s came to be.
Alaska is the only state whose letters are all found in one row of keys. You looked didn’t you?
It was originally sold as a cure to treat maladies like diarrhea. Keep in mind the original recipe included mushrooms, walnuts, oysters, and mussels.
François Blanc was a French casino operator who was credited with introducing the single 0 style roulette wheel. Urban legend says Blanc made a deal with the devil to know the secrets of the roulette, thus, the sum of all the numbers from 0 to 36 is 666. This is referred as the number of the beast.
Just in case you want to tell them, obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.
Therefore, it only makes sense for the Vatican Bank’s ATMs to give the option to use Latin for its transactions.
James Avery not only did TV but he also lent his voice to the character of Shredder on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” cartoon.
To maintain their pearly whites they used urine to clean their teeth.
Prior to that she was a writer for Nickelodeon’s “Clarissa Explains it All.”
A sequel titled “Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian” was written in 1990 but it was never brought to fruition. Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, and Wynona Ryder have all voiced interest to work together again.
As part of their 2008 divorce settlement, Hasselhoff got to keep his nicknames “Hoff,” “Malibu Dave,” and the catchphrase “Don’t Hassel the Hoff” in many countries. He also kept the rights to his 1984 album Night Rider.
The word is German meaning intrinsic gray. This is the colour humans see in the absence of light.
At his request, his children placed some of his ashes in a Pringles container.
The designers were actually looking for the word coca in the dictionary at their local library but stumbled upon the word cocoa instead. They loved the shape so much that they took it as inspiration.