Random Facts #17

  • In China there is canned fresh air
  • There are more lifeforms living on your skin then there are people on the planet
  • It takes around a little less then 1 month for a person to starve to death
  • In Vietnam everyone celebrates their birthday on the same day(Vietnamese New Year)
  • The worlds largest mall is in Dongguan, China and it contains an indoor rollercoaster
  • On December 24, North Koreans celebrate a Christmas like holiday celebrating Kim Jong II’s mother
  • An interesting custom in India is that the residence only eat using their right hand because the left had is used to clean oneself
  • There are over 50,000 people in Japan that lived past the age of 100
  • There is a man in Turkey that is 8ft 3in tall and a woman in China that is 7ft 8in tall
  • The average American will likely spend 5 months of their life on the phone
  • People often say a continuous series of small accomplishments will feel more fulfilling then a few major accomplishments in ones life
  • Sleep deprivation can shorten you life span
  • The island of Borneo and Sumatra are the only place you can find wild Orangutans
  • The name “India” is said to come from the river Indus
  • The Indus Valley civilization is considered the worlds oldest, largest and continuous civilization
  • The Dragon’s Breath chili pepper is so hot it can cause a type of anaphylactic shock that could lead to potential death
  • The Canary Islands are actually part of Spain. In Spain the island is called “Islas Canarias”coming from the Latin phrase “Canariae Insulae” meaning “Island of dogs”
  • According to a study made by the United Nations the ozone layer that protects the planet and its inhabitance from the sun UV rays will be making a full recovery in 50 years

Random Facts #12

  • Since a black hole’s gravitational pull is so strong that even light can’t escape, black holes would technically be invisible to people
  • Bone is five times stronger than mild steel
  • In 2012 over 1.3 billion people lived in China making it the country with the largest population
  • In China, if your grandparents are over 60, you have to by law, visit them
  • There are 54 countries in Africa
  • BMW is a German car company
  • The largest number in the world is a Googleplexian(1 followed by 100 zeros)
  • There are 9 different time zones in Russia
  • The first satellite was launch by the Soviet Union during the Cold War in 1957
  • The Cold War lasted from 1947-1991(44 years), but there was never any direct military conflict between the Soviet Union and the U.S.A.
  • Caffeine is considered a drug since it stimulates your body and gives you an energy boost
  • Sleep deprivation can cause a person to experience mood swings and memory lost
  • The creators of the Angry Birds app are from Finland
  • Canada is rich in zinc, nickel, lead and gold
  • Pesäpallo is the national sport of Finland
  • The country of Czechoslovakia split in 1993, becoming the countries of Slovakia and the Czech Republic
  • French is the second most studied language in the world
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Bulgaria, Greece, and Georgia share borders with Turkey
  • Troy was located in northwest coast of modern day Turkey
  • The Ukraine is the largest country in Europe(233,062 mi²)
  • Keiv is the capital city of Ukraine and around 2.8 million people made their home there