#1 You can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.
#2 You can’t hum while holding your nose.
#3 If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach to the moon.
If you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, the thickness would be enough to reach the moon. A standard sheet of paper is about 0.1 mm so 42 folds would give us this: 0.1 * 2 42 = 439,804,651,110 mm.
#4 Coconuts kill more people than sharks every year. Same with cows.
#5 “umop apisdn” is “upside down” spelled upside down with different letters of the alphabet.
#6 Brussel sprouts grow on stalks like this:
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#7 Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPad than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
There are more trees on Earth than stars in the galaxy.
There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach on Earth.
#9 Some of the apples you can buy in a grocery store are over a year old.
#10 Pineapples grow out of the ground like this:
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#11 The toy Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
#12 Every Froot Loop tastes the same. The color doesn’t matter.
#13 Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you as a shark is.
Woody from Toy Story has a full name — it’s Woody Pride.
Mr. Clean’s full name is Veritably Clean.
Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid.
#15 Carrots were originally purple.
#16 The word “swims” upside-down is still “swims”
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#17 The Lion King was released closer to the moon landing than to today.
#18 Not once in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme does it mention that he’s an egg.
#19 Armadillos nearly always give birth to identical quadruplets.
#20 Betty White is actually older than sliced bread.
#21 Every “C” in Pacific ocean is pronounced differently.
#22 The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
#23 A strawberry isn’t a berry, but a banana is. Avocados and watermelons are also berries.
#24 New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.
#25 North Korea and Finland are separated by one country.
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#26 Mammoths went extinct 1,000 years after the Egyptians finished building the Great Pyramid.
#27 There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.
#28 If you put your finger in your ear and scratch, it sounds just like Pac-Man.
#29 Maine is the closest US state to Africa.
#30 The name Jessica was created by Shakespeare in the play Merchant of Venice.
#31 Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barbara Walters were born in the same year, 1929.
#32 There are more tigers in Texas than the rest of the world.
#33 John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, had a grandson who was alive this year.
#34 There are fewer atoms on Earth than there are ways to arrange a deck of cards.
#35 The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur. You know, dinosaur pee, is almost 100%.
#36 Humans share 60% of their DNA with bananas.
#37 There have been studies that show that goats, like us, have accents.
#38 The lint that collects in the bottom of your pockets has a name: gnurr.
#39 The difference in time between when Tyrannosaurus Rex lived and Stegosaurus lived is greater than the difference in time between Tyrannosaurus Rex and now.
#40 Oxford University is older than the Aztec empire.
#41 Beethoven and George Washington were alive at the same time. In fact, George Washington was in his forties when Beethoven was born.
#42 Pluto never made a full orbit around the sun from the time it was discovered to when it was declassified as a planet.
I’m tellin’ ya, a billion is a lot:
A thousand seconds is about 16 minutes.
A million seconds is about 11 days.
A billion seconds is about 32 years.
#44 There’s enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of water.
#45 There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the US.
#46 It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.
#47 Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did in the 19th century.
#48 A “butt load” is an actual unit of measurement, equivalent to 126 gallons.
#49 Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln have the same exact birthday, down to the year.
#50 Scotland is farther north than Alaska.
#51 Not only is Reno, Nevada, west of Los Angeles, but so are six state capitals.
#52 If you’re in Detroit and you walk south, you’ll actually walk into Canada.
#53 Every single odd number has an “e” in it.
#54 This is what Pluto looks like compared to Australia:
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#55 The dot over an “i” is called a “tittle.”
#56 “Will Will Smith smith?” and “Will Smith will smith” are sentences that make complete sense.
#57 There is 10 times more bacteria in your body than actual body cells.
And 90% of the cells that make us up aren’t human but mostly fungi and bacteria.
#58 The pyramids were as old to the Romans as the Romans are to us.
#59 If you dug a hole to the center of the Earth and dropped a book down, it would take 42 minutes to reach the bottom.
#60 If you say “Jesus” backwards it sounds like “sausage.”
#61 The “ueue” in “queue” is silent. And so is the “ea” in “tea.”
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#62 Turtles can breathe out of their butts.
#63 There are more atoms in a glass of water than glasses of water in all the oceans on Earth.
#64 Speaking of the world, it’s just a cat playing with Australia:
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#65 At the time the current oldest person on Earth was born, there was a completely different set of human beings on the planet.
And at the time you were born, you were briefly the youngest person in the entire world.
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