We will visit the Caverns of Curiosity and the Tundra of Tantalizing Trivia in the Lands of Knowledge.

Some internet users have been sharing interesting facts about the world. Some of the facts and tidbits shared on the r/AskReddit subreddit might blow your mind and make you see the world in a different way. Remember to upvote the facts that you found most interesting when you scroll down.

Steven Wooding, a member of the Insitute of Physics in the UK, as well as a member of the Omni Calculator Project that creates cool things like the Weird Units Converter, said, “Scientists have to be curious about how the world works and persistent in their work, as it may take years for it to pay off. Creativity to imagine what might be possible and attention to detail to gain knowledge are also very important.” “We have to be open-minded to new facts and let data guide the way, rather than just what we think. On the other hand, we should also be critical of data. One experiment doesn’t make a fact. A fact comes from experiments that can be repeated and verified many times over.”




 

1.

Female reindeer don’t lose their antlers in the winter. The sleigh is pulled by a team of women.

 

Steven agrees that our attention spans seem to be getting shorter with the advent of platforms like Twitter and TikTok.

“If you feel you are time-pressured, it’s probably only natural that you don’t want to invest a chunk of time on one article but instead scan the headlines to get lots of little bits of information. I have certainly noticed myself being less likely to read a long article unless it’s something that genuinely interests me,” Steven explained that our natural interests, as well as our desire to save our time and energy limit how much attention we give to each and every bit of news we come across. Unfortunately, this means that some of us tend to stay at a superficial level.

“The negative impact is that we won’t reach a deeper level of understanding of something and end up missing out. This is ironic, as people today rush around trying not to miss out on things,” he explained.

 

2.

Natural redheads have a genetic resistance to anesthesia and a high tolerance for pain. I think the latter is to compensate for the former.

I had a terrible fear of the dentist because they would give me the normal dose of novocaine, then think I was lying when I said it didn’t work. Fun times! When I finally found the right dentist, he took one look at me and told the tech to load up four times the novocaine – what he called the redhead dose.

 

3.

Jupiter’s wife, who was sent to Jupiter by NASA, was in Roman mythology. Jupiter’s moons are named after his mistresses. NASA sent Jupiter’s wife to spy on him. This was cool.

 

The expert gave his take on how to avoid getting stuck in a stagnant mindset, as though we already know everything.

 

“It’s essential to have a growth mindset and realize that you probably know very little. We can only gain more profound knowledge of the world by investing time in exploring it. This issue goes back to short attention spans, which gives us a broad, but the shallow spread of knowledge. Take the time to read a book on a subject, and you are bound to learn more,” he suggested that we find the patience to delve deeper into a subject.

 

4.

Most people know that dogs have a good sense of smell, but I recently did some research into the full extent of it.

40% of the brain is devoted to smell. Unlike humans, they have a completely different organ that is designed to take in the smell and not the oxygen they breathe.

We can taste a small amount of sugar in our coffee. They could smell the sugar in the swimming pools.

A dog marked a mole on a woman’s arm. They tested it and it was negative. Due to the dog’s behavior, they decided to retest and found a small fraction of a cancer cell in the spot.

 

5.

The breeding of bitter oranges and citrons resulted in the creation of lemons. We made lemonade and lemons. Screw you, life!

 

6.

We can’t hear the sound of the Sun because we can’t travel through space’s vacuum. The Sun is extremely loud.

 

We should be aware that some information is spread on the internet.

“Red flags to watch out for that a claim may be fake: it’s outlandish, it’s too good to be true, you haven’t seen the claim anywhere else, you’ve never heard the source, the source isn’t reputable, you can’t find two other sources making the same claim, your gut tells you, ‘this can’t be true,'” Mike Sington, an entertainment, pop culture, and lifestyle expert from Los Angeles, who knows how social and traditional media works, explained to me earlier.

He mentioned that the reliability of information has suffered because of how popular social media has become. “The rise of social media has decreased the reliability of the information because misinformation can spread so quickly before it can be corrected,” he said.

 

7.

Cats don’t meow to other cats. They use a different language to talk to us.

 

8.

People who are born with deafness or have scurvy see random hands sign to them.

 

9.

It is possible to make a sword out of your enemies’ blood.

If you separated the iron from the blood of 300 adults, you could smelt it. The ingot would be enough to make a longsword.

 

One way to double-check a source is to start with a simple search on the internet. Continue to be skeptical if you can’t find any more evidence.

“Do this and think before reposting or you may be contributing to the problem. Amplification doesn’t make a claim true or accurate,” he said.

The New York Times is one of the sources that the expert trusts the most. “They employ fact-checkers and editors that ensure the information they post is correct. They’re basically doing the research and homework for you. There are literally too many online sources to list that can’t be trusted and should be avoided. Anyone can basically post anything they want… proceed with caution,” the expert warned.

 

10.

Diamonds are not valuable or rare. An international corporation that specializes in everything diamond created an advertising campaign saying that a man should spend two months of his salary on an engagement ring. They created a costly illusion that generations of people still consider it to be a mandatory part of the marriage, after raising prices, restricting supply, and creating this costly illusion.

 

11.

Picasso and Alice Cooper were pen pals.

 

12.

Woodpeckers have tongues around their skulls to prevent them from getting concussions.

 

“Our attention spans have been reduced to mere seconds at a time because that’s the way information and entertainment are fed to us now. People get tiny bite-sized bits of news by scrolling a Twitter feed, they entertain themselves by scrolling quickly through Instagram and TikTok. It’s creating a habit that doesn’t have to be,” Mike warned that we’re being changed by what we consume.

“The good news is there’s plenty of long-form entertainment and news available, you just have to seek it out. I believe the benefit is worth it. I’ve discovered it improves your ability to focus, it’s more calming, you retain more information, and it gives you a more balanced and nuanced view of the world.”

 

13.

People live closer in time to T Rex than T rex lived to stegosaurus.

 

14.

Apple seeds don’t yield the same apple. Every apple seed is unique. If you want the same apple, you have to cut a branch off the existing tree and transplant it onto another tree.

 

15.

The smell of grass after it is cut has a purpose. The smell of the plant is supposed to be marked so that the predator would associate it with prey. The grass is trying to kill us when you hurt it.

 

16.

After the death of the mother in childbirth, fathers are able to breastfeed. The fathers tried to breastfeed. Start making viable milk. It has been documented many times.

 

17.

Anything can be regenerated if they stay within their original climate and pool of water. Salamanders can’t regenerate if they stay outside of the pool or the chemicals change. I’m hoping that scientists will be able to clone their genes and use that regeneration genome for people in need of regeneration therapy.

 

18.

Neil Armstrong backward is Gnorts Mr. Alien

 

19.

The brain is the only thing that we know of that has named itself.

 

20.

There is bromelain in pineapple.

The proteolytic function of bromelain is to degrade the proteins that make it up.

The stinging you feel when you eat pineapple is because the pineapple is also eating you.

 

21.

Crows have a good memory and can get their relatives to recognize people they’ve already recognized

 

22.

The lighter was invented before the match.

 

23.

If you’re near a fallen powerline, bunny hop or slides your feet side-to-side to get away from the pole. Lifting your feet off the ground will cause a difference in voltage causing electrocution.

 

24.

A woman’s lifetime supply of eggs in their bodies when they’re unborn, inside their pregnant mothers as a fetus, means the egg that would become you as ultimately also existed inside your grandmother via your mother.

 

25.

It was only 66 years between the first successful flight test by the Wright brothers and the landing of the first man on the moon that my brain broke.

When money isn’t an issue and barriers are removed, human ingenuity knows no bounds.

 

26.

I researched subliminal messaging and mental health through virtual environments for my class. Negative messages in the morning can ruin a person’s day and can affect their mood and work ethic. I found that the opposite is also true with my research and experiment. The problem is with the different brain waves as you wake up.

The paper was written in a senior seminar, so I don’t remember the waves exactly. The brain releases four waves depending on consciousness. It’s important to go through all four. If you look at your phone in the morning, you skip from the first to the last wave, which leaves you mentally and emotionally vulnerable.

The opposite is true. I used a test group of 5 people who had been diagnosed with depression and/or anxiety, as well as one person who had no history of depression or anxiety. I would send a personalized text message to each of them every night at 3 am, assuring them that they’ll have a good day and that if times are hard, the best they can do is try their hardest. Had put a lot of effort into these, and every week I checked in on them, taking into account changes in their personal lives.

When I connected all the data, I found that people with anxiety and depression had a better work ethic and took more initiative to solve their problems. They noted that levels of anxiety were slightly lowered. He noticed a general increase in positivity and work ethic when he was a participant who had no mental health problems.

If you love someone who has been down recently, send them a text when they wake up. The effects take about a week to set in and end at around a month and a half in from what I saw. This is not a cure for depression and anxiety, but it is a small thing that someone can do for a loved one.

This study has made me realize that I want to use my computer science degree to help people’s mental health, and why I decided to get my master’s in computer science and get a degree in psychology while I’m at it. It’s time someone tried to fix technology’s bad effects on mental health. I’d like to help pave the road for the guy that is, but I don’t think I’m that man.

Encouraging messages to be read as soon as someone wakes up is a great way to help someone with their mental health problems.

 

27.

The placebo effect is real. It needs to be accounted for in human trials.

Our minds have the ability to affect healthcare outcomes.

 

28.

For 1 600 billionths of a second, the core of the sun is 15 million degrees Celsius.

 

29.

Since its discovery in 1930 Pluto has yet to orbit the sun and won’t until 2178.

 

30.

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, you have traveled 2,200 miles through space.

 

31.

Your tongue rests on the roof of your mouth, not the base.

 

32.

Babies didn’t feel pain in the 70s. I had my first operation when I was a day old, to put a sac full of exposed nerves back into my spine.

 

33.

Multiplying any two-digit number with eleven is the sum of the two-digit inserted between the two digits 63×11=> (6+3) => 693

 

34.

Our universe would be the size of the continental United States if our Sun was the same size as a white blood cell.

 

35.

Humans create the same amount of heat as a bulb. When workers enter the greenhouse, a single 100-watt bulb burns. It keeps the temperature constant.