Sometimes it seems that you’ve seen so much in this life that nothing will be able to surprise you ever again. And then you accidentally overheard someone mentions something amazing, like the fact that Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest… and lost it! Yeah… There are a looot of strange things in the world.

Do you know, for example, where the quietest room in the world is? Or which countries still use the imperial units? Or in what town you can see the fish rain? Or what animal can clean its own ears with its tongue? Oh, the world is such an amazing place! And just because we grow up, it doesn’t mean that our curiosity about the world around us goes away!

  • If you have a kid, be prepared for question bombardment: an average four-year-old asks something over 400 times per day.
  • Scientists believe Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw pictures with the other at the same time.
  • Only three countries still use the imperial units: Liberia, Myanmar, and the US.
  • Starfish can not only regenerate their lost limbs, but even a limb can regenerate the whole starfish.
  • Domestic chicken is the closest relative of dinosaurs. Yes, including the mighty T-Rex.
  • Bart Simpson should be older now than his mother was in the first season of the show.
  • There’s a town in Honduras where every year, at around the same time of the year, it rains fish.
  • Jeep is actually an abbreviation: originally, it was called a G.P., or a general purpose vehicle.
  • The first Native American to greet the pilgrims, whose name was Samoset, could speak English even before he met them.
  • In 2012, twin girls Amy and Katie were born 87 days apart. They’re now in the Guinness World Records for the longest gap between the birth of twins.
  • If you were to watch every video on YouTube, you’d have to spend 1,000 years on that.
  • If your fingertips were the size of Earth, you’d feel the difference between a one-story house and a car.
  • Lobsters, due to their cold-blooded nature, can come back to life after being frozen and thawed again.
  • Some of the first graffiti of the similar kind we have today appeared in Pompeii.
  • Cows are highly social creatures, and they even have best buddies they spend most of their time together with.
  • There’s archeological evidence of an extinct penguin species that was about 6-foot tall.
  • High heels were originally men’s wear. In Ancient Egypt, butchers wore them to avoid blood on the floor.
  • There’s a thunderstorm in Venezuela that occurs every year and lasts for about 140-160 nights.
  • Black belt in martial arts, such as karate, translates from Japanese as “first step.” That’s because achieving the black belt is just literally the first stage of mastering the art, with much more to come yet.



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