There are a lot of incredible trivia facts about our vast world that will surprise and delight you. Some of them are whimsical and some are extraordinary, while others are simply weird. These incredible trivia facts, however, are sure to make you a hit at any social gathering! Here, we share some of the coolest, most interesting trivia facts we could find to help you amaze and impress your friends.
Back in 1905, An 11-year old, from the San Francisco Bay area accidentally invented the popsicle. How? By mixing some sugary soda powder and water which inadvertently he left out overnight. It happened to be a cold night and the concoction froze. Viola! The very first popsicle!
This trivia fact is too difficult to wrap one’s head around if you are a fan of this favorite childhood cereal.
Marketing of Froot Loops tends to make you believe that each one of its colored “loops” has a distinct flavor. How many times have you eaten a pile of yellow, red, or green Froot Loops and declared the pile tasted exactly like lemon or cherry or lime!?
Sadly, this is not true. Each color is the exact same flavor. Devastating.
Did you know that everyone’s tongue has its own print? Just like fingerprints, out tongues have unique markings that are unique to every single individual. Some people say that the tongue offers even more reliable identification opportunities than fingerprints.
In 1881, Alfred Southwick invented the electric chair.
He was not an electrician as many people assume. Southwick was a dentist.
Southwick allegedly got the idea after witnessing the accidental death of a man who was electrocuted. He became an advocate of using electricity to execute criminals in a humane manner and began using his dentist chair to experiment with electricity on animals. He even consulted with Thomas Edison. Hence the electric chair was born!
Your supermarket apples are likely anywhere from 5 months to one year old. After harvest, apples can be stored for up to a year before hitting the store shelf. They are held “controlled atmosphere storage” which preserves their texture and flavor, stopping it from spoiling. Don’t worry it is safe!
Japanese culture places great value on the health of their babies. Japanese sumo wrestlers believe that a good long cry can do wonders for the health of babies and provide a dose of good luck. Every year there is a “crying sumo” festival in Tokyo and other places in Japan where people come and hold their crying babies toward the sky so their tears are closer to heaven.
It is impossible to hum while holding your nose. Why? Humming requires air to escape. With your mouth closed to hum and your nose closed, air can’t escape and you can’t make any noise.
This fun trivia fact is hard for many people believe. Nearly everyone who hears it will try anyway!
Natural honey, sealed properly, does not spoil. The combination of its sugar content, moisture content, PH level and the bees’ honey making process, make it nearly impossible for it to spoil.
The number of unique phone numbers in any given area code can approach nearly 8 million. How do you know? Here is the math formula: N=8×10^6=8000000
Good luck trying to figure it out on your own! Just take our word for it!
Not sure who thinks you can but it is a hard fact that you CAN’T kill yourself by holding your breath. Your survival instinct will kick in and your body will respond by forcing you to open your mouth or nose or otherwise try to breathe.
Octopuses might not have any bones but they do have a lot of heart! Like most cephalopods, ctopuses have three hearts. One pumps blood to the extremities while the other two pump blood to the gills.
Octopuses also have nine brains and blue blood.
Similar to human fingerprints and tongue prints, dogs have unique prints of their own. Every single dog has its own unique nose print. Think about this next time you find a wet nose print on your glass door!
Yep, you’ve read this correctly! Adolph Hitler was recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939 – just three months before he had Germany invade Poland to start WWII.
Erik Gottfrid Christian Brandt of Sweden made the recommendation which sparked outrage. Brandt expressed confidence that Hitler could pacify Europe and possibly the world. Wow. Wrong.
“Typewriter” is the longest word you can type using one line-only of your keyboard. If you look at your keyboard, you can see that all of its letters appear in the top row.
These Italian words have been adopted into the English (and other) language. But did you know that these words are plural? Have you ever wondered what the singular form of these words are? You are about to know: one piece of spaghetti is spaghetto; one piece of broccoli is broccolo; a piece of confetti is confetto; and a singular act of graffiti is graffito.
Lobsters have small hairs on their legs and feet that help them to identify food. Also, lobsters chew with their stomachs. They have teeth-like things in their stomachs that help them to break down their food. Another fun fact? Lobsters will eat each other if there is no alternative food around.
Studies show that the lighting you surround yourself with can affect your mood and actions-especially how we eat.
For example, yellow, and green lighting stimulate hunger. Exposure to blue light during meals leads people to consume more calories. Orange lighting can increase your hunger and brain function. Grey, brown, or black lighting reduce hunger as well as souring one’s general mood. Think about this the next time you are out to dinner!
We all know someone who is allergic to cats. Itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing misery.
Did you know that cats can be allergic to people? Symptoms of cat allergies can include hair loss, scabby dermatitis, and even coughing.
P.S. Cats and dogs can also be allergic to each other!
Singapore has banned gum-chewing since 1993. The policy was implemented to avoid vandalism and related litter that often results from gum-chewing.
In 2004, the ban was partially lifted to allow for chewing gum with therapeutic value such as nicotine gum.
It has been roughly estimated that over 150 million males on earth have the name Mohammed, making it the most common name by far.
The 5th tallest skyscraper in the USA and 28th in the world has its own ZIP code which is 10118. It is not the only building in NYC large enough to have its own zip code though. There are at least 10 others.
It was bought by Mark Fraser, a broken laser pointer collector in 1995 for $14.83. In case you really want to impress your friends, other items sold the first week eBay “opened” included underwear autographed by “Markey” Mark Wahlberg, a car, and a superman lunchbox.