Discovering Fun and Fascinating Facts

Did you know that honey never spoils? Archaeologists have even found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible.

The shortest war in history lasted only 38-45 minutes! It took place between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896.

Nutella was invented during World War II when a chocolate shortage led an Italian pastry maker to mix hazelnuts into chocolate to extend the supply.

If you could fold a piece of paper in half 42 times, it would reach the moon!

The shortest place name in the world is Å, which is a village in Norway.

The world’s oldest toy is a stick, which has been used for centuries by kids to invent countless games and activities.

The Great Wall of China is not visible from space, contrary to popular belief. Astronauts have confirmed that it’s too narrow and blends in with the surrounding landscape.

The first oranges weren’t orange, but green! The fruit obtained its color mutation due to a crossbreeding with mandarins.

There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the observable universe.

The average person will spend six months of their life waiting for red traffic lights to turn green.

The voice actors behind Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, were married in real life.

The world’s largest snowflake, recorded in 1887 in Montana, was 15 inches wide!

The Eiffel Tower grows 6 inches taller in the summer due to metal expansion from the heat.

Discovering Fun and Fascinating Facts part 2

Every year, more people are killed by selfies than by shark attacks.

The world’s oldest known joke is a Sumerian proverb from 1900 BC that says, Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.

The Great Pyramid of Giza weighs about 6 million tons, which is equivalent to 30 Empire State Buildings.

Cats have five toes on their front paws, but only four toes on their back paws.

The original name for the search engine Google was Backrub.

The longest wedding veil ever made was longer than 63 football fields.

The oldest known musical instrument is a 35,000-year-old flute made from a vulture’s bone.

A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis, but it only takes 225 Earth days to orbit the Sun.

The world’s largest ever recorded snowflake was 15 inches across and fell in Montana in 1887.

The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after just 38 minutes.

In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

There are only three countries in the world that don’t use the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States.

Cows have best friends and can become stressed when separated from them.

Humans have more in common genetically with bananas than with monkeys.

The average cloud weighs approximately 1.1 million pounds.

Giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae as humans – seven.

The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 BC.

The average person falls asleep in approximately seven minutes.

The world’s largest pizza was 122 feet 8 inches in diameter and weighed over 26,000 pounds.

Sloths only poop once a week.

In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon.

The longest tennis match in history lasted over 11 hours.

There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the observable universe.

The world’s longest traffic jam occurred in China in 2010 and lasted for 12 days.

The world’s oldest known customer complaint is a Babylonian clay tablet from 1750 BC, complaining about the quality of copper ingots.

The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896, and lasted only 38 minutes.

The word typewriter can be typed using only the top row of keys on a keyboard.

Astronauts’ height can increase by up to 2 inches when they are in space due to the lack of gravity compressing their spines.

Human saliva contains a painkiller called opiorphin that is six times more powerful than morphine.

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