Why Footprints Stay On The Moon and 60+ Other Amazing Facts

It’s a great big world out there with all
kinds of wonders and surprises. So here are some cool little tidbits to fill your plate
with food for thought. Bon appétit! As you’re sitting there watching this video,
you might think you’re totally still. Relatively speaking. But, in fact, you, (along with the
entire solar system) are moving. Really fast, at that! Our Milky Way Galaxy is rotating
at about 145 miles per second! Sorry officer I really realize I was speeding! In Switzerland, you’re not allowed to have
just one guinea pig. The reason is that they’re social creatures, and, therefore, must have
a buddy. Everybody needs somebody, right? A small village in India has a very interesting
tradition: every time a baby girl is born, people there plant 111 trees in her honor. The bat is the only mammal that can fly. No,
flying squirrels don’t count! Sorry, little fellas, but you’re just falling in style! Scientists believe that diamonds as big as
jewels rain down on Saturn and Jupiter. The lightning burns up methane into a kind of
carbon. They clump together and form graphite, which turns into diamonds that fall from the
sky. Wait, Don’t I see Lucy up there? There’s no sound in space. Yes, if you shout,
nobody’s gonna hear you! And that’s because there are no molecules in the vacuum of space
for the soundwaves to travel through. Astronauts in space can lose about 1% of their
muscle mass each month if they don’t stick to an exercise regimen lasting 2 hours every
single day. Well, that’ll motivate ya! In Alaska, it’s prohibited to whisper in
someone’s ear when they’re moose-hunting. Save your secrets for another time! It’s estimated that for every human being
on Earth, there are one million ants. I’ll let you do the math while I scratch the sudden
itchy feeling all over my body. Ugh! The highest peak in our Solar System is on
Mars. At 15 miles high, Olympus Mons squashes our great Everest like a bug! Or an ant? Heh-heh! Forget about Roy G. Biv – there’s no set
number of colors in a rainbow. The reason is that each hue mixes seamlessly with the
next one without a concrete boundary. Next time you see a rainbow in the sky, try counting
how many colors you see! The average person spends about 1/3 of their
life sleeping. Think about that next time you wanna sleep in on the weekends! The size of your eyes never changes. It remains
the same from birth, while your nose and ears keep growing! About 85% of people breathe out of just one
nostril at a time. And depending on which nostril you’re breathing out of at any given
moment, it affects your whole body and particularly your brain! The average person’s nose produces about
3 pints of mucus a day. Most of it goes back into your throat and gets swallowed. Yum yum! And for your final nose fact for the day:
rhino-till-exo-mania is an obsessive-compulsive disorder of picking your nose uncontrollably. Don’t ever keep a goldfish in a dark room
– it’ll become pale! Then it’ll be asking you for a spray tan. Oh, brother! There’s a disease called Werewolf Syndrome.
It’s characterized by abnormal hair growth all over the body. Ow-woow. Female lions do about 90% of the hunting.
So, yeah, next time you imagine a lion on the prow, you should really be thinking of
a lioness! Footprints left on the Moon won’t disappear
anywhere because there’s no wind. So, that small step for man is still up there! Venus is a champ when it comes to volcanoes
– it has about 1,600 major ones on its surface. However, none of them is known to erupt. There are more stars in the night sky than
there are grains of sand on this planet. You might doubt that, but only because just a
small portion of stars is visible in the sky! At any given moment, there are about 2,000
thunderstorms happening on Earth. Trust me, I counted! Ok, maybe I didn’t, but still… Coca-Cola was the first commercial drink to
be consumed in space. So that’s one giant glug for the Atlanta-based soda manufacturer! Speaking of cola, the average American drinks
about 45 gallons of soda a year. Oof, our poor stomachs! Actually, our stomachs do ok with all that
soda pop. I mean, the hydrochloric acid in your stomach can dissolve metal, after all! Cows can sleep while standing… but they
can only dream lying down. What they’re all dreaming about, though, is beyond me! About 40% of women apply body or hand cream
at least 3 times a day. So, now ya know! You might’ve heard that dust is 80% dead
skin cells, but that’s a misconception. Two-thirds of dust comes from outside in the
form of pollen and soot. The rest of it is either pet dander or just carpet or clothing
fibers. That’s not to say you don’t lose plenty
of dead skin cells, some of which become part of the dust in your house. But that’s just
an insignificant fraction of the 9 pounds of dead skin you lose each year! The diameter of an aorta, which is the largest
artery in the human body, is about the same as a garden hose. In New Zealand, babies often sleep on sheepskins.
This is thought to help them gain weight faster and keep their body heat. The average cumulus cloud (that’s the big
poofy kind) weighs just over 1 million pounds. That’s the weight of about 100 fully-grown
elephants floating above your head on a cloudy day! Most lipsticks contain fish scales. Actually,
the substance is called pearl essence, and many brands today prefer to use an artificial
version of it. Beware of the danger of ballpoint pens. Well,
their caps to be specific. Each year, about 100 people choke on them! Keep the pen out
of your mouth, dummy! Next time you’re planning to lick a stamp,
think twice. Every time you lick one, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie! Yeah, we can
measure that. A snail can sleep for 3 years. So, now I guess
you can feel better about sleeping 1/3 of your life away… Dolphins sleep with one eye open. If I shared
a house with sharks and barracuda, I probably would too! The youngest monarch in history was Alfonso
XIII of Spain. He became king on May 17, 1886… that is, the day he was born! The electric chair was invented by dentist
Dr. Alfred Southwick. See? I always knew there was a reason for my fear! “Stewardesses” is the longest word that can
be typed using only the left hand. Go ahead, try it out! Now, “typewriter” is the longest word that
can be made using the keys on only one row of the keyboard. There are only 4 words in the English language
that end in -dous: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. Can you think of
any more? How about making up a new one? Hey, maybe a really big duck with a green head
could be called “Mallardous”. Or not. One in every 4 Americans has been on TV. I
guess Andy Warhol was right when he predicted that everyone in the future will be famous
for 15 minutes! Almonds are members of the peach family. Yeah,
useful stuff! You might’ve heard of déjà vu (the feeling
that you’ve experienced something before), but what about déjà rêvé? That’s when
you feel like you’ve already dreamed a situation you might be in at the moment! Speaking of dreams, the average person has
about 3 to 5 each night. It’s just that you forget most of them as soon as you wake
up. Sharks are the only fish that can blink with
both eyes. But it’s not to clean or hydrate them – they blink to protect their eyes
while biting into their prey! In one recent study, most Americans who were
asked what their favorite smell was answered “banana”. What about you? Do you love
the smell of it? In 18 months, two rats can have a million
descendants. And seahorses can have up to 2,000 babies
in one litter! Here’s one that’ll annoy you: mosquitos
can live perfectly fine on flower nectar instead of sucking your blood. In fact, it’s only
the females that bite humans, and they do it because they need blood to produce eggs. The largest flower in the world also happens
to be the stinkiest. With a bloom about 3 feet across and weighing roughly 15 pounds,
the Corpse Lily is said to smell just like, well, the name says it all… Over half of the world’s population have
never made or received a telephone call. Ah, a life without telemarketers, imagine! One million Earths could fit inside the Sun.
By the way, the size of our Sun is quite average in comparison with other stars in the universe. If someone could fly a plane to Pluto, it’d
take them about 800 years. An 800-year-long flight, that sounds like my worst nightmare… Approximately once a year, an asteroid the
size of a car enters the Earth’s atmosphere. But don’t worry – they always burn up
before reaching the surface! Every year, the Earth’s rotation slows down
by about 1.4 milliseconds. So if you’ve always wanted more hours in the day, just
be patient! Very, very patient… Do you have any more interesting tidbits to
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