One of the most enjoyable aspects of becoming a human is amassing random information and trivia throughout our life. Random interesting facts are excellent ways to break the ice, wow a date, or win a pub quiz. However, you do not have to have a purpose for these small nuggets of mind-blowing knowledge to make their knowledge useful. Simply reading these completely odd interesting facts regarding science, history, food, celebrities, human body, and the universe will cause at least one of your jaws to drop. Additionally, for more bizarre facts, check out these wonderfully interesting facts that will make you doubt everything.

1. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

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2. There are no muscles in your fingers: Their function is controlled by muscles in your palms and arms

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3. The heart of the blue whale, the largest animal on earth, is five feet long and weighs 400 pounds. The whale in total weighs 40,000 pounds.

4.Polar bears have black skin. And actually, their fur isn’t white—it’s see-through, so it appears white as it reflects light.

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5.The hardest working muscle in your body is your heart: It pumps more than 2,000 gallons of blood a day and beats more than 2.5 billion times in a 70-year life span.

6.Whale songs can be used to map out the ocean floor.

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7.Mount Everest is bigger now than the last time it was measured.

8.The world wastes about 1 billion metric tons of food each year.

9. Servants were coated with honey in ancient Egypt to attract flies away from the Pharaoh.

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10.Virginia is the only state that has the same state flower and state tree, the Dogwood.

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11.Pilots and their co-pilots are required to eat different meals before flights so that they don’t both end up with food poisoning.

12.While listening to music, your heart can sync to the rhythm.

13.Most department stores tend to play slower music, in order to slow down customers and keep them shopping longer. The opposite is true for restaurants.

14. Despite taking about three hours to play out, the average baseball game only has about 18 minutes of active playing time.

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15.Human body contains enough fat to make about seven bars of soap.

16. Goosebumps emerged to make our forefathers’ hair stand up, giving them a more frightening appearance to enemies.

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17.In their lifetime, the average person walks the equivalent of five times around the Earth.

18.The hottest chili pepper in the world is so hot it could kill you.

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19.The world’s most densely populated island is the size of two soccer fields.

20.The world’s quietest room is located at Microsoft’s headquarters in Washington state.

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21.The Earth’s ozone layer will make a full recovery in 50 years.

22.People who are currently alive represent about 7% of the total number of people who have ever lived

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23.The most expensive coin in the world was sold for more than $7 million.

24.You lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during flight.

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25.Chewing gum boosts concentration.

26.According to recent research, the human nose can distinguish at least a trillion different odors. 

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27.There are more than 24 time zones around the world.

28.Preserves are like jam but made with more whole fruit. Marmalade is preserves made from citrus fruit.

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29.The tallest building in the world is the Burg Khalifa in Dubai, standing at over 2,700 feet.

30.Contrary to popular belief, it’s really, really hard to see the Great Wall of China from space, particularly with the naked eye.

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31.A game of chess has more potential iterations than there are atoms in the known cosmos.

32.Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.

33.The tongue seems to be the only muscle in the body that connects from one end to the other.

34. On average, when standing and doing nothing, a 150-pound individual burns 114 calories each hour.

35.The human eye is so sensitive that, if the Earth were flat and it was a dark night, a candle’s flame could be seen from 30 miles away.

36.Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system that do not have any moons.

37.5 billion Google searches are performed on the Internet each day! What are all these people searching for?

38. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

39. Dragonflies are one of the fastest insects, flying 50 to 60 mph.

40.A cat’s tail contains nearly 10 percent of all the bones in its body.

41.Hearing is the fastest human sense. a person can recognize a sound in as little as 0.05 seconds.

42.Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.

43.The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind.

44.Violin bows are commonly made from horse hair.

45.75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plant and five different animal species.

46.At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse.

47.By directing your vehicle keys toward your head, you may extend the range of the remote’s signal.

48.The human brain will grow three times its size in the first year of life. It continues to grow until you’re about 18 years old.

49. During pregnancy nails and hair grow faster.

50. Until you’re an adult many feet bones don’t harden.

51.Pineapple acts as a natural tenderizer for meat.

52.The wood frog’s bladder may retain urine for up to eight months.

53.A chef’s toque contains 100 folds.

54.Copper door knobs are self-disinfecting.

55.The healthiest place in the world is in Panama.

56.Water makes different pouring sounds depending on its temperature.

57.Riding a roller coaster could help you pass a kidney stone.

58.Glaciers and ice sheets hold about 69 percent of the world’s freshwater

59.Climate change is causing flowers to change color.

60.Indonesia is home to some of the shortest people in the world.

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