42 mind-blowing facts you probably never heard before

In the era of the Internet, people gained access to all sorts of information. Even though you shouldn’t believe everything you see online, there are still some accurate and mind-blowing facts that you probably never knew before. The list of facts is endless, so why only 42? Because according to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

  1. A day on Venus takes longer to complete than a year on Venus. How? It simply takes longer for Venus to do one complete rotation around its own axis, than it does for the planet to rotate around the sun.
  2. Dogs can tell when you’re coming home by how much of your scent is left in the house if you have a daily routine. In other words, dogs can smell the passage of time.
  3. Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks .
  4. A Siamese cats fur color is dependent on its body temperature. That’s why the colder areas of the body such as the nose, paws, and tail are darker than the rest.
  5. Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue.
  6. From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planethood, it still hadn’t made one complete revolution around the sun.
  7. In Switzerland, it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig; if you have any, you have to have at least two. They get lonely!
  8. There’s an island in Japan populated only by fluffy bunnies.
  9. Pineapples are a collection of berries. As a matter of fact, bananas are berries too. Can it get any stranger? Yes, because strawberries aren’t berries.
  10. Giraffe tongues are black.
  11. Kangaroos can’t hop backwards.
  12. Horses have roughly a 350 degree field of vision around them with one of their two blind spots being in the front. They can’t see directly ahead for up to about four feet.
  13. Earthworms have 5 hearts.
  14. Hippopotamus milk is pink.
  15. Most people have more than the average number of arms.
  16. It takes a little over 8 minutes for the light from the Sun to get to earth. So if the sun dies, we wouldn’t know for 8 minutes.
  17. Cows can walk up stairs, but they can’t walk down.
  18. There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.
  19. A polar bears skin is black, because black is the best for absorbing energy from the sun.
  20. A group of owls is called a parliament.
  21. Making pennies cost more than their actual value.
  22. Humans are bio-luminescent and glow in the dark, but the light that we emit is 1,000 times weaker than our human eyes are able to pick up.
  23. Butterflies smell with their feet.
  24. Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons.
  25. Broccoli is classified as both a vegetable and a flower.
  26. A single strand of spaghetti is a spaghetto.
  27. Car keys will always travel further than the car they operate.
  28. Zebras are black with white stripes, not white with black stripes.
  29. The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.
  30. A lion can jump higher than a building because buildings can’t jump.
  31. A human’s ears and nose never stop growing.
  32. Kangaroos will often lead predators to water, then continuously jump on and off of their heads to drown them to death.
  33. At the atomic level, all matter is mostly empty space.
  34. There are more airplanes in the ocean than submarines in the sky.
  35. A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
  36. The first sandwich eaten in space was corned beef, and the astronauts had to sneak it onto the spacecraft.
  37. If you sneeze too hard, you could fracture a rib.
  38. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  39. You are closer to death now than you have ever been.
  40. As far as we know, Mars is entirely inhabited by robots.
  41. The entirety of all the planets in the solar system can fit in between the Earth and the moon.
  42. Male kangaroos are called boomers & females are called flyers.

This was our list of mind-blowing facts for today. We hope you enjoyed it and maybe learned something new or interesting!