The world is an amazing place


Regardless of whether you’re young or old, there were, are and always will be things in this world which you could never imagine existed. It is, quite simply, impossible to know everything.

The world is an amazing place

  1. Every two minutes, we take more photographs than all of the human race took in 19th century.
  2. Right now, the year 1998 is as many years in the past as 2030 is in the future.

  1. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
  2. New York is actually further south than Rome.
  3. Mammoths became extinct only a thousand years after the Egyptian pyramids were built.
  4. When the fax machine was invented, serfdom still existed in Russia.
  5. ’The Simpsons’ has been running for so long, that the people who finish studying at university this year were born at a time when the series had already been on TV for several years.

  1. Carrots were originally purple.
  2. At the time when the first ’Star Wars’ film was released, people could still be executed in France by guillotine.
  3. It’s hard to believe, but in the USA there are more libraries than there are branches of McDonald’s.
  4. Human DNA is 50% the same as that of a banana.
  5. In Welsh folklore, fairies rode around on the back of Corgis.

  1. If a piece of paper is folded in on itself 42 times, it’s thickness will be equal to the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
  2. Hundreds of new trees grow every year because squirrels forget where they buried their acorns and pine cones.
  3. Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia.
  4. The name ’Jessica’ was invented by William Shakespeare for his play ’The Merchant of Venice’.
  5. During the entire time between the moment of its discovery and the point when it lost its status as a planet, Pluto did not complete a single orbit of the Sun.

  1. The surface area of Pluto is smaller than that of Russia.
  2. On Jupiter and Saturn, it rains diamonds.
  3. In one glass of water, there are more atoms then there are glasses of water in all the world’s oceans.
  4. Strawberries are not, in fact, berries. But bananas are.

  1. Avacadoes and watermelons are also berries.
  2. Alaska is simultaneously the most northern, the most western and the most eastern state of the USA. The Aleutian Islands, which are part of Alaska, lie on the 180th Meridian, and are therefore the most eastern part.
  3. Dolphins have names for each other.
  4. You’re twice as likely to be killed by a vending machine than you are to be eaten by a shark.

  1. For pigs, orgasms last for thirty minutes.
  2. The likelihood that the glass of water you’re drinking contains a molecule of water which was at one point in the body of a dinosaur is almost 100%.
  3. There are more fake flamingos in the world than there are real ones.

  1. Cleopatra lived closer in time to the moment when the iPhone was invented than to the era when the Egyptian pyramids were erected.
  2. One day on Venus lasts longer than an entire year.
  3. When you recall any given event, you are in fact remembering the last time you remembered it, and not recalling the event itself.
  4. Finland and North Korea are separated by only one country…

  1. An octopus has three hearts.
  2. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who provided the voice-over for Mickey an Minnie Mouse, respectively, were husband and wife in real life.
  3. No one knows why the letters of the alphabet are arranged in the way that they are.
  4. The possible combinations for shuffling a deck of cards are greater than the number of atoms on Earth.
  5. Goats have accents.

  1. We can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.
  2. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland.
  3. The length of time between the extinction of Tyrannosaurus Rex and the appearance of mankind was shorter than that between Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus.
  4. And finally, the whole of your previous life has led you to precisely to this moment.


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