I have always loved learning, especially about things that I don’t think about on a daily basis. That’s why I have decided to create a 30 Random facts category, this will be the first post within it. Please let me know if you see any errors so that we can fix them! Thanks!
30 Random Facts:
1 – Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
2 – There is an island known as “Just Room Enough Island” that has just enough room for a tree and a house. Read more!
3 – The FBI tracks animal abuse just like homicide, arson and assault. Read more!
4 – Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other. Read and Watch more!
5 – The Pokémon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based off of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Read more!
6 – Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
7 – It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on the 18th February 1979. Read more!
8 – In 2015, a silver coin with Superman on the heads side was made which is legal tender in Canada. There was only 350,000 produced. Read more!
9 – The highest speed ever achieved on a bicycle is 166.94 mph by Fred Rompelburg. Read more!
10 – Rowan Atkinson – also known as Mr. Bean – is the voice of Zazu in The Lion King.
11 – There is an opposite of albino animals, which aren’t white, but black. These are known as Melanistic animals. To see some Melanistic animals click here!
12 – ‘Digging a hole to China’ is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina. Read more!
13 – Rolo is the most awesome person in the whole world. Follow me on Instagram!
14 – A small population of Mammoths survived on the Wrangel Island until 1650 BC, about 900 years after the construction of The Great Pyramid of Giza were completed. Read more!
15 – In 2013 Toy Story was remade shot-for-shot with real toys and real people! Watch here!
16 – For every child born in Wales since April 2014, the Welsh Government have donated a fruit tree to Ugandan families, to celebrate the birth or adoption of every child. Read more!
17 – The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. Read more!
18 – In China, 2013, scientists were able to grow a human tooth from scratch using stem cells taken from urine. Read more!
19 – There is a blind man in America, Daniel Kish, who uses echolocation to navigate in the same way as a bat! He does this by producing a clicking sound with his tongue and then listening intently for the sound waves to bounce back. Read more!
20 – When written down, the word ‘almost’ is the longest word in the English language to have all of its letters in alphabetical order.
21 – Archeologists in London have found a Mesolithic tool-making factory that gives substantial proof human beings were living on the River Thames 7,000 B.C. That’s over 9,000 years ago!
22 – The bumblebee bat is not only the world’s smallest bat, but it is also the world’s smallest mammal. These cute little creatures weigh only 2 grammes. They are 29 to 33mm in length, with a wingspan of approximately 170mm!
23 – Colombian drug-lord Pablo Escobar kept four Hippos in his estate before his death in 1993. Deemed too much hassle to move by authorities, his Hippos were left there and have since bred and escaped becoming an invasive species of Colombia.
24 – The elephant is the only animal with 4 knees.
25 – The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
26 – Dyslexia is not limited to visual reading. Blind dyslexics are also affected when reading braille.
27 – The largest number of children born to one woman is recorded at 69. From 1725 to 1765, a Russian peasant gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. Read more!
28 – A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away.
Again, if you see any errors please let me know in the comments below or via email!
Contest!: If you click on the link for Random Fact #12, it will redirect you to an amazing page where you will be able to find out where you would land if you were to dig down! Use the comments below to tell me what country you started in and in what country you landed on! One of my future blog posts will be based on those countries!
Note: If you land in a body of water, list the closest country to it! Thanks!