We want to know everything there is to our existence. Small things, big things – it doesn’t matter as long as we constantly feed our minds with bits of information. Besides, knowing stuff is good even if you understand that you’d probably never need that knowledge. Just think about it, curiosity is an essential part of our everyday life, all that social media, magazines, books, TV shows – we’re always learning, yet we’re never fully satisfied.

We want to know exactly how the universe was formed; we want to know if we’ll be stuck in traffic on the way back home tomorrow and whether that new movie truly is as great as people say it is. Our brain constantly processes things, and sometimes all you need is to read about some facts to have a good night’s sleep.

A member of one of Reddit’s online communities asked fellow Redditors to share a few random facts that folks absolutely needed to know. The post received over 7K upvotes and 5.1K comments, revealing things about everything and anything.




1.

Eugene Aldrin, the father of the famous moon landing astronaut Buzz Aldrin, not only witnessed the Wright brothers’ first flight but also went to see his son land on the moon in his lifespan.

We’ve been quick!

2.

Corgi is a translation of the welsh for dwarf dog. Cor gi. In the Mabinogion, the welsh book of myths and legends, corgis were the battle steeds of fairies

3.

Human’s ability smell petrichor (smell of wet earth from rain) is greater than a Shark’s ability to smell blood in water.

4.

the first 1080p video on youtube was the muppet’s rendition of bohemian rhapsody

5.

Honeybees can be trained to sniff out land mines in war zones! Obviously dogs can do it but to avoid blowing up poor unsuspecting doggos, they figured out that bees could do the same thing and swarm the area without setting the mine off to alert people to its presence

6.

Tigers are orange and black to humans, but to animals with hooves, their prey, they appear green and black and blend in with the jungle around them.

7.

The figure in Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is not screaming but is, in fact, reacting to hearing the scream.

8.

Bob Ross was a Drill Instructor. When he stopped working as that, he promised he would not raise his voice at someone again. That’s why he was so soft spoken.

9.

Some people don’t have a inner dialogue, some can’t picture in their mind, and some have / can do both.

10.

Lamborghini started making supercars because Enzo Ferrari was being a jerk to Ferruccio Lamborghini.

11.

The sun is not yellow. When viewed outside earths atmosphere it is white. It only looks yellow due to our atmosphere “pulling” the blue light out, leaving it looking yellow. It’s an illusion.

12.

Sharks existed before trees existed.

13.

There are more people living in California than in the whole of Canada

14.

There are so many different varieties of apple that if you ate a different one every day for 20 years you will still not have eaten them all.

16.

If you type the word “askew” into the Google search box, the entire page will tilt slightly.

17.

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. Their wings can rotate 180 degrees in every direction.

18.

Australia is wider than the moon

19.

That the patent for the fire hydrant was lost in a fire

20.

Elizabeth II has been Queen of England for 70 years. Only 9% of the world’s population is older than 65. This means that only about 1 out of 12 people in the world today have lived in a world where she was not the queen.

21.

If you find a four leaf clover then there is a good chance you’ll find more not too far away.

22.

Dogs that are slightly underweight live an average of two years longer than dogs that are slightly overweight.

23.

Komodo dragons are the largest animals in the world capable of reproducing asexually

24.

It was forbidden to ride on moose in sweden until 1973. An old law forbade such for fear of rebels

25.

There was a short period of time when Picasso and Snoop Dogg were both alive together.

26.

The first person to write about tofu in the English language was Benjamin Franklin.

27.

It’s against the law to use an elephant to plow a cotton field in North Carolina.

28.

Finland isn’t scandinavic, its nordic (its not random but people still think its scandinavic)

29.

When a person receives a kidney transplant they don’t take out the old kidneys, they just shove em to the side and leave em in there.

30.

If you also know facts that are as random as these, don’t forget to share them in the comment section.