Did you know that worms eat four to six times their weight each day? Or that trained pigeons can tell the difference between Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso? Who knew?
But there are dangers out there, too. Your cell phone is infested with bacteria (see below) and traces of the bubonic plague have been found in the New York City subway. It turns out, when you dig a little deeper, things that you’ve taken for granted or that seem perfectly normal can surprise you. With that in mind, here are some weird little interesting facts you’ll likely be surprised to learn. For more informative tidbits to get your mind racing, here are some interesting facts to Make You Smarter This Week.
The mass of clouds floating in the sky:
Many of us think of clouds as light floating objects like cotton, but in reality they are not. The size of a normally sized cloud floating in the sky is much larger than what we see with the naked eye. So its mass is much higher. The mass of such a piece of cloud is more than 100 elephants, that is about 1 million pounds!
Multiple brain animals:
If the brain is the measure of an animal’s intelligence, then the octopus is the most intelligent animal. Because the number of their brains is nine! In addition, octopuses have three hearts. One is for the gills or the respiratory system only, one is centrally for everything and the other is a heart for the octopus legs only.
Even if you don’t want to do anything else in winter, there is one thing you have to do, and that is to cut your nails. This is because nails grow faster in winter than in other seasons.
The most powerful creature on earth:
Bacteria are the most powerful organism on earth. Bacteria are tiny microorganisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and they are the most powerful organisms on earth! Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aunt for me either. So know that a bacterium is capable of carrying 100,000 times its own body weight.
Where the most oxygen comes from:
We have known since childhood that oxygen, the essential element of survival, comes from trees. In the process of photosynthesis, we survive on the oxygen produced by the tree. But now you know, half of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere comes from the sea? Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Phytoplankton, the tiny unicellular marine plant that lives in the oceans, is about half the amount of oxygen released into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The amount of bacteria in the human body:
You may be surprised to learn that the number of cells in your body is 10 times that of bacteria! On the way back every human being is a bacterial sanctuary! No matter how much soap, spray, handwash or anti-germwash you use, it is impossible to get rid of bacteria. But the funny thing is that almost all of these bacteria are good for our body. Not only sound education but his alertness and dedication too are most required. It is impossible for us to survive without them.
The time when light reaches our eyes:
The light we see in our eyes is the result of photons from the sun. After these photon particles originate in the center of the Sun, it takes about 160,000 years for the surface of the Sun to reach the surface. And it takes only 6 minutes to come to our eyes from that surface. This means that the light we see now was created inside the sun more than 200,000 years ago. And now what is being created would have to wait another two hundred thousand years to reach the earth.
Total amount of water in the oceans:
We have a total of 32 crore cubic miles of water in all the oceans of the world. This water occupies 81 percent of our world. Now if all these seawater were dried up, the amount of salt that would be left behind would mean that our continent would be able to easily lose 6 continents below 500 feet. Now the way our Antarctica is covered under ice, everything will be covered under the wheels of deeper salt.
Length of veins in the human body:
If the number of veins, sub-veins and other blood vessels in a human body could be arranged vertically one after the other, its length would be 72,000 kilometers. This means that you can cover the whole world two and a half times only with the veins of your body.