20 Mind-Blowing Facts
You read that correctly. Out of all the crazy, mind-blowing facts, these 20 are some of the most unbelievable ones you will ever come across. We’re not sure whether to be amazed, horrified, or just plain confused by some of these stats and facts, but one thing is for sure – they are fascinating!
So if you’re looking for an excellent way to kill some time today or impress your friends with your knowledge of random trivia, keep reading our crazy fact list – you won’t regret it.
Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
Did you know that the average person spends about six months dreaming? That’s a crazy amount of time!
And speaking of dreams, did you know that it’s possible to die from them? It’s called dream-death, and it occurs when someone dies during a particularly intense or vivid dream.
While it’s rare, it happens, so beware the next time you have a nightmare!
Some crazy facts are so hard to believe that you won’t even want to try. For example, did you know that there’s a species of ant that can explode? It’s true!
When these ants feel threatened, they burst open and release a sticky substance that traps their attacker.
The universe is a pretty big place. It’s so big that we can’t even comprehend how vast it is. But did you know that there are an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe? That means there are approximately 100 billion times more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on Earth!
Speaking of stars, our sun is pretty huge too. It’s so big that it could fit approximately 109 piles of Earth inside it! And our sun isn’t even the biggest star out there.
The red supergiant star Betelgeuse is about 700 times the size of our sun, and if it were placed in the center of our solar system, its outer edge would reach past Jupiter’s orbit!
We don’t always think of them as being alive when it comes to plants, but they are. All plants are technically considered to be alive. But did you know that some plants can move on their own?
The Venus flytrap is one example of a plant that can move as it closes its leaves around insects that land on them. Another example is the sundew plant, which uses sticky tentacles to trap insects.
Now let’s move on to some crazy animal facts. Did you know that the average human brain weighs about three pounds? That’s about two percent of our total body weight, but it takes up about 20 percent of our total energy! The brain is also pretty interesting in that it can create new neurons, even into adulthood.
We all know that elephants are significant, but did you know that they’re the largest land animals on Earth? They weigh in at around two hundred sixty to two thousand pounds, and their trunk alone can weigh as much as four hundred pounds! And despite their size, they’re pretty agile and can run up to thirty miles per hour.
Gates Of Hell
I could go on and on with crazy facts like these, but I’ll leave you with one more. Did you know that there’s a place called “the Gates of Hell”?
It’s located in Derweze, Turkmenistan, and it’s a 230-foot wide crater burning for over 40 years!
Another crazy fact is that a Filipino diver found the world’s largest pearl in 1934, weighing 14 pounds.
Human DNA And Bananas
Did you know that humans share around 60% of their DNA with bananas? That’s crazy! We also share approximately 50% of our DNA with tomatoes and 80% with dogs.
So next time you’re feeling down about yourself, remember that you’re just a giant walking fruit salad.
More Crazy Facts
Did you know that:
-The average person spends about one year of their life blinking?
-There are more atoms in a single grain of sand than stars in the Milky Way galaxy?
-Every day, the sun loses 360 million tons of material enough to create over 200,000 planets the size of Earth
-The human brain is more active at night than during the day
-There are more chickens in the world than there are humans
-A single tree can provide enough wood to make 170,000 pencils
-The Statue of Liberty’s torch located in the moment of New York City
-There are more than 100 million-year-old stars in the Milky Way galaxy
-The average person will walk the equivalent of three times worldwide in their lifetime
There you have it, 20 mind blowing facts that will make you question everything you thought you knew. So next time someone tells you that something is impossible, remember that anything is possible in this crazy world.
Who knows, maybe we’ll find a way to visit other galaxies one day! Until then, keep your mind open and stay curious.