20 Unrelated Facts that will Blow Your Mind, Part 4

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

1. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.


2. The place with the longest name in the world is a hill in New Zealand. It’s called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanaahu.

Mattgrosso at English Wikipedia, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

3. Honey does not spoil. Archeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are thousands of years old and still perfectly edible.


4. A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus.

Processed using ultraviolet (365nm & 283nm) filtered images of Venus taken by Akatsuki on December 23 2016. JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Kevin M. Gill

5. Oranges were originally green and those grown in warmer parts of the world, such as Vietnam and Thailand, stay green throughout their lifetime.

green oranges
Shubert Ciencia from Nueva Ecija, Philippines via Wikimedia Commons

6. Russia has more surface area than Pluto, with 6,601,668 square miles of landmass, it beats Pluto’s 6,427,805 square miles of surface area.

map of russia
Jamie Eilat via Wikimedia Commons

7. Typing keyboards used to be arranged alphabetically.

Keyboard in alphabetical order
by u/Gorbalob in mildlyinfuriating

8. The human brain is the fattest organ in the body.


9. In 1830s, ketchup was believed to be a medicine that could cure almost anything, including indigestion, diarrhea, and even jaundice.

heinz ketchup

10. Ice pops were accidentally invented by an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson in 1905.

Ice pops

11. The Atacama Desert in South America is the driest place on Earth.

Atacama Desert
Robin Fernandes via Wikimedia Commons

12. You tend to blink your eyes about 20 times a minute, which equals ten million times a year.

13. Your heart can sync to the rhythm when you listen to music.

human heart

14. Antartica is the only continent without any reptiles or snakes.

Joe Mastroianni, National Science Foundation, Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

15. Video games have been found to help surgeons perform better.

surgeon doctor

16. The Etruscan shrew is the smallest living mammal in the world, weighing in at an average of 1.8 g (0.063 oz)

Etruscan shrew
Trebol-a via Wikimedia Commons

17. Camels have three eyelids.


18. Nutmeg is a hallucinogen.


19. Humans are the only animals that blush.


20.  The first dentists began practicing in the year 7,000 B.C.


Written by Pete

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