The older we get, the more difficult it is for things to amaze us. However, all we have to do is be open to curiosity and exploring new horizons. We compiled a list of astonishing facts about ordinary things that surround us. Beware: they can turn your world view upside down.
Your chance of being bitten by a shark are actually twice as lower than your chances of being killed by a vending machine.
There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos
For his play Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare made up the name “Jessica”
New York City is farther south than Rome, Italy
Maine is the closest US state to Africa
Ten percent of all the photos ever taken were taken in the last 12 months
If the Sun were the size of a white blood cell then the Milky Way Galaxy would be the size of the United States
There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world
For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants
The total weight of all those ants, however, is about the same as all the humans
Nintendo was a trading card company at the beginning
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid
Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire
Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto
There are 10 times more bacteria in your body than actual body cells
An octopus has three hearts
North Korea and Finland are separated by only one country.
John Tyler, the 10th president of the US, was born in 1790. He has a grandson that is alive today.
A strawberry is actually NOT a berry