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25 Facts That Will Make You Think Again

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We live in a world that we often don’t know. However, it is never too late to start exploring or keep on learning.To inspire your curiosity, we’ve put together a list of 25 mind-blowing facts that put the world into perspective and show you a new side of every-day topics.

SCIENCE…did you know that

  1. If you align an average person’s DNA molecules, one after the other, you could go from the Sun to Pluto 17 times (Zmescience.com).
  2. The Amazon Rainforests is responsible for 20% of the Earth’s oxygen. An average person takes in 550 liters of pure oxygen every day. (Howitworksdaily.comsharecare.com)
  3. If there was a tunnel going from the top of the Earth to the bottom, it would take around 42 minutes to cross it (urbantimes.co)
  4. Venus experiences metallic snow and sulphuric rains. So far two new metals have been discovered: galena & bismuthinite. (Ebaumsworld.com, emgn.com)
  5. The deepest part of the ocean lies at 11,000 meters bellow sea level. The pressure at the deepest point can reach 8tons per square inch, which is equivalent to an average woman carrying 48 airplanes. (Seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov)

 

POLITICS-PEOPLE…did you know that

  1. The CIA established the “Acoustic Kitty” program in the 1960s to spy on Russia. The program entailed installing microphones and other gadgets inside real cats. (All-that-is-interesting.com)
  2. In 2004 former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded a Grammy for his voice contribution in the recording of “Peter & The Wolf.” (Grunge.com)
  3. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn (Thefactsite.com)
  4. The Nazis were the first modern group to start an anti-smoking campaign. (Thefactsite.com)
  5. Hungary got its name from the “Huns” who invaded the area in the first years of the Middle Ages.

 

ART-TECH…did you know that

  1. Painter and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci could write and paint at the same time. (All-that-is-interesting.com)
  2. Today’s smartphones are more powerful than the computers used in the first moon landing. (percentagecalculator.mes.fm)
  3. Vincent Van Gogh created 900 pieces in his lifetime but only sold 1. (Webdesignschoolsguide.com)
  4. In 2012, the Indian film industry produced 1,602 films compared to 476 produced by the American film industry (forbes.com)
  5. Pablo Picasso’s real name was: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso (quora.com)

 

ECONOMICS-INDUSTRY…did you know that

  1. The world consumes 1.9 billion servings of Coca-Cola beverages every day.(Percentagecalculator.mes.fm)
  2. Apple’s assets equal the GDP of Hungary. (Huffingtonpost.com)
  3. Bill Gates, 61, is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $86 billion. (Forbes.com)
  4. In 2010 the world produced 275M metric tons of plastic, of these around 5-15M metric tons ended up in the ocean. (Time.com)
  5. The world spends around 3 billion hours a week playing videogames (Ted.com)

 

HISTORY…did you know that

  1. Cleopatra lived closer to the first moon landing than to the construction of the Pyramids of Giza. (Businessinsider.com)
  2. Casualties from the Black Plague round up to 200million (percentagecalculator.mes.fm)
  3. Adolf Hitler’s relatives agreed to never have children so the family would die out once and for all. (Blazepress.com)
  4. In the Middle Ages, myths and stories were fueled after people found dinosaur fossils and took them for dragon remains. (Blazepress.com)
  5. Guatemala was once the capital of the Federal Republic of Central America. (Wikipedia.org)

 

Interesting, Huh? How many of these facts did you know already?

If you found this post useful, or want to add an interesting fact to the list…please let us know in the comments!

SOURCES:

  1. http://www.zmescience.com/other/feature-post/10-quick-scientific-facts-will-blow-mind/
  2. https://www.howitworksdaily.com/15-amazing-science-facts-that-will-blow-your-mind/
  3. https://urbantimes.co/2014/05/40-interesting-science-facts-that-will-blow-your-socks-off/
  4. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/30-scientific-facts-that-will-blow-your-mind/83744023/
  5. http://emgn.com/entertainment/20-crazy-scientific-facts-that-will-legitimately-blow-your-mind-2/
  6. https://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/oceanography_conditions_1.html
  7. http://all-that-is-interesting.com/interesting-facts-about-the-world#5
  8. https://www.sharecare.com/health/air-quality/oxygen-person-consume-a-day
  9. http://www.grunge.com/9761/strange-facts-never-knew-former-world-leaders/
  10. https://www.thefactsite.com/2015/04/100-mind-blowing-facts.html
  11. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-interesting-and-weird-facts-2015-5/#e-woolly-mammoth-was-still-around-when-the-pyramids-were-being-built-10
  12. https://percentagecalculator.mes.fm/interesting-facts/19-billion-servings-of-cocacola-products-consumed-daily
  13. https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2014/09/03/bollywood-indias-film-industry-by-the-numbers-infographic/#d5e895d2488b
  14. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/03/economy-facts-that-will-blow-your-mind_n_2792286.html
  15. https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-mind-blowing-facts-about-art-history-or-literature
  16. https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/
  17. http://blazepress.com/2014/09/17-historical-facts-that-will-blow-your-mind/
  18. http://time.com/3707112/plastic-in-the-ocean/
  19. https://www.ted.com/conversations/44/we_spend_3_billion_hours_a_wee.html
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Republic_of_Central_America

 

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