Do you know which country is the most visited in the world is? (It’s France) Or which product was first bar coded ever? (It’s Wrigley’s chewing gum). Some of these trivia facts can be fun to guess. They can also be used at kid’s birthday parties. They are also an excellent conversation starter or ice breaker. Let’s take a look at some of them below.
Did you know?
- The number of twins is currently highest the world has ever seen. This is because the odds of having twins keep on increasing as the mother is older in age. Given today when most marriages happen at a later age in life, and pregnancies are even later, this is no surprise.
- Our bodies are made up of two to nine pounds of bacteria.
- Its better you know everything about everything if you are planning to have a child. An average growing kid of about four years is said to speak sentences ending in questions over 400 times a day.
- A human being sheds 40 pounds of skin in their lifetime. The skin on the outer surface is replaced every month.
- You can drink Coke (Coca Cola) in every corner of the earth (officially) except in Cuba or North Korea. This is because of the trade restrictions these countries have with the US.
- As per the National Geographic channel, the world’s humungous population could all fit within the 500 square miles of the city of Los Angeles. That is if everyone stood next to each other, shoulder to shoulder.
- A chili pepper rightly named the Dragon’s breath is so hot that it can actually kill the person who tries to consume it. It was developed as a pain killer and not for regular consumption or use.
- Did you know where the longest traffic jam ever took place? It was in Beijing in the year 2010 and was a 100 kilometers long. It lasted for 10 days.
- One cool fact you know about star fish already is that it can regenerate a limb that has been cut off from its body. But did you know that lost limb could create a whole star fish as well?
- Canary Islands, as the name suggests, could be named after the canary birds. But the truth is they are named after dogs. Being part of Spain, the Spanish name for the place is Islas Canarias –which translates to the island of dogs.
- As per a 2017 survey, there is more number of short people in Indonesia than anywhere else in the world. Whereas the home to the tallest people in the world is the Netherlands, where the average height of a person is over 6 feet!
- Did you know where the world’s quietest room is located? It’s in Redmond, Washington inside the headquarters of Microsoft. If you moved your head inside this room, you would hear it.
- The year 2016 saw the world leaders agreeing unanimously over one thing: climate change. The Earth Day of 2016 saw the highest signatures of countries in a single day, when 174 country leaders came together and signed the Paris Agreement. Climate change continues to remain the greatest threat to human life and civilization even today.
- Ever wondered why leaves turn red/yellow and fall off trees during winter? This is because the lack of sunlight prevents the production of chlorophyll – the pigment responsible for the production of the green color in leaves.
- Suppressing a sneeze can cause a blood vessel rupture in the brain. Don’t suppress a sneeze!
- A town in Honduras sees fish raining once every year. Scientists don’t know what causes this.
- Jelly fish will melt in the sun. this is because it is made up for 95% water.
- China owns all of world’s pandas.
- Mandarin Chinese is the most popular language over the world and is spoken by over 1 billion people.
- Speaking of China, it has a record of the highest number of bicycles in the world.
- Today 86% of the adults over the world are capable of reading.
- Facebook has over 2 billion people on its network.
- Even after being frozen, lobsters can come back to life.
- Japan has the oldest hotel in the world. It has been operational since 705 CE.
There are so many facts waiting to be uncovered in our amazing world. The variety and diversity the world has to offer is mind boggling if only we cared to look.