20 Unrelated Facts that will Blow Your Mind, Part 3

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Here are another 20 amazing facts you’ll want to remember!

1. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.


2. Wearing headphones for just an hour could increase the bacteria in your ears by 700 times.


3. Three presidents, all Founding Fathers—John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe—died on July 4. Presidents Adams and Jefferson also died the same year, 1826; President Monroe died in 1831.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson. Rembrandt Peale, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

4. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, from Willows, Wisconsin. Her birthday is March 9, 1959, when she was first displayed at the New York Toy Fair.


5. In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by notifying Coca-Cola.

6. There actually aren’t “57 varieties” of Heinz ketchup, and never were. Company founder H.J. Heinz thought his product should have a number, and he liked 57.

heinz ketchup

7. The moon has moonquakes, similar to earthquakes on earth.


8. The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain.


9. Australia is wider than the moon.

Australia on globe
TUBS via Wikimedia Commons

10. There’s a good chance that we will swallow 10 spiders and 70 types of insects (or more) in the course of our lifetimes.


11. You probably can’t smell anything while you sleep – even really, really bad or potent smells.


12. The dot over the small letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.

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13. Japan has 23 vending machines per person.

14. The national flag of Libya was formerly just the color green.

Libya flag green
Zscout370 via Wikimedia Commons

15. The shortest war in history lasted for only 38-45 minutes. This war was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896.

Destroyed Palace and other buildings after the attack in the Anglo-Zanzibar War. In Stone TownZanzibar City. Richard Dorsey Mohun (1865-1915), Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

16. CONPLAN 8888-11 (also known as the Counter-Zombie Dominance) is a 2011 document outlining how the United States will protect its land from zombies. While it’s a very real document, we should note that it was created for training purposes. Here it is.


17. Men can get periods, kind of. The National Library of Medicine says that “Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS) is a behavioural state of nervousness, irritability, lethargy and depression that occurs in adult male mammals following withdrawal of testosterone (T).”

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18. According to a 2019 report by Bloomberg News, “China’s Breeding Giant Pigs That Are as Heavy as Polar Bears.”

forest pigs

19. People used to wash their clothes with urine.

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20. If you chill onions before cutting them, you won’t cry.


Written by Pete

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