What is something that most people don’t know

1. There is a place in Africa, that is owned by no country, called Bir Tawil.

It is uninhabited land on the border of Egypt and Sudan and it is owned by neither country. Both Egypt and Sudan think that they don’t own it so they kind of just agreed to leave it owned by no country. It was created in 1902 and to this day still nobody has taken official claim to the land.

Multiple people have tried to claim it but it has never been taken seriously by other countries. The most recent person was an American who traveled to Bir Tawil and tried to make it his own country so his daughter could be the princess of what he called the Kingdom of North Sudan.

2. There is a tape that is considered as world’s strongest tape.
Braeön is lightweight, moldable tape that can hoist more than 900 kg.

One of the sad truths about materials is that if they are strong, they are also probably heavy; if they are lightweight, they are also probably weak and breakable.

What makes Braeön so cool?
A single ribbon of the stuff can pull incredible weight but an entire roll weighs less than a football.

It is tested & proven to withstand extreme force and conditions. LITERALLY as strong as steel, as flexible as rope and as malleable as putty. It is a high strength, lightweight plastic ribbon that molecularly fuses to itself in a matter of seconds. Simply heat, press and repeat to form the plastic into any desired shape. Once cooled, the self-bonding plastic hardens, creating a bond as strong as steel.

3.The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.

 
4.Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
 
 
5. A 75 year old person will have slept about 23 years.
 
 
6. There are as many chickens on earth as there are humans. 
 
 
7. One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny.
 
 
8. Sharks can live up to 100 years.
 
 
9. Mosquito are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.
 
 
10. Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.



11. About 75 acres of pizza are eaten in in the U.S. everyday.
 
 
12. The largest recorded snowflake was 15 Inch wide and 8 Inch thick. It fell in Montana in 1887.
 
 
13. Former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency.
14. Koalas and humans are the only animals that have finger prints.
 
 
16. There are 200,000,000 insects for every one human.
 
 
17. Octopus have three hearts.
18. If you ate too many carrots, you would turn orange.
 
 
19. The body has 2-3 million sweat glands.
20. 250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
21. A Blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant.
 
 
22. Bamboo can grow up to 3 ft in 24 hours.
 
 
23. An eyeball weighs about 1 ounce.
24. The largest continent in landmass and population is Asia. Asia has the world’s 60% of population that accounts to almost 4 billion people.
 

 

What is something that most people don’t know

Take a square sheet of paper


Fold it in half to bring the opposite sides together, as shown in the picture below


Now fold it perpendicular to the first fold, as shown in below picture


This means that after first fold you make the square paper a rectangle of 1:2 ratio of its sides.

Now go on folding the paper in half…till you get something like this



What do you think now? How many times can you fold the paper?

SIX…!



Now push yourself really hard…and apply some more force and you will get the seventh fold…!

That’s it…!!!

You can only fold any paper 7 times in half… That’s it…!!!

Now try doing more folds… Let’s see how many you can get. 😛



And another interesting fact 


Wonder if you have a large enough paper and sufficient energy to fold it beyond 7th fold- like as many folds as you want. Now you started folding the paper easily for as many folds as you want. Now the biggest problem is, once you get near to 100th fold, the size of the folded paper would be equal to around the observable universe…! Hell yeah…!!! 93 billion light-years…!!!

Now once you get near the 40th fold…you can really climb using your paper till the MOON…!!! Oh my god!

 

What is the most interesting fact that you know and I don’t, but I should?

  • Nissan cars for ads/ racing normally use the number 23 because in Japanese, a 2 is pronounced ‘ni’ and a 3 is pronounced ‘san’.
  • Penguins have glands under their eyes to extract and secrete excess salt. These are powerful enough that they allow them to drink seawater as their primary water source.

  • Frogs neck muscles are so weak because of the ribbity thing they do that they use their eyes to push food down their throat. It looks like they’re blinking but they suck their eyes down into their bodies to push food into their stomach


  • Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s. To cure digestive problems. That’s after ketchup was made using tomatoes. Before then it was made from mushrooms or fish.


  • Longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

  • In 2012, Walmart’s most sold item was the banana.

  • Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were college roommates.

  • Japanese honeybees cook hornet scouts that enter the hive by swarming them and then vibrating until they reach a temperature they can stand but the hornet can’t.

  • Only a fifth of the Sahara Desert is sand. Rest of it is likely extremely arid land. A desert is classified based on lack of rainfall, with Antarctica being the largest.

  • The octopus has three hearts, two to pump blood to the gills while the third pumps the blood throughout the body. It also has nine ‘brains’. A big one in the head and smaller ones in each tentacle.


  • The door opening noise from Star Trek was a piece of paper being taken out of an envelope. Rain in a movie is often bacon sizzling


  • Before clocks, “clockwise” was called “sunwise” and “counterclockwise” was called “widdershins”!


  • A second is called a second because it is the 2nd division of the hour by 60, the 1st division being a minute. So why is a minute called a minute? It comes from the Latin pars minuta prima which means first small part as in first division of an hour.
  • Priapism, the condition you get when you’ve had an erection lasting longer than four hours, is named after Priapus, a minor rustic fertility god, protector of livestock, fruit plants, gardens and male genitalia.
  • The plural of fish can be fish or fishes. If all the fish are the same species, then the plural is fish (two salmon are fish). If there is more than one species, the plural is fishes (a salmon and a haddock comprise fishes). Same with money and monies. People and peoples.
  • The release of the original Spider Man movie was delayed because of the 9/11 attacks. They spent the following months editing the twin towers out of every scene. But they missed one. What scene did they miss? It’s the one where he first climbs up the wall and he jumps from roof to roof. It’s in the top left corner for a very split second.
 

  • The difference between a cemetery and a graveyard – graveyards are attached to churches, cemeteries are stand-alone.

 

The Best Tech Trick You Should Know

Need to remember something in the morning? Send yourself a text before you go to bed, but don’t open it until the next day.

Install multiple applications at once with the help of Ninite. It’s the ultimate time-saver.

When your phone battery is low, switch to airplane mode. The battery will last much longer.

Want a quick way to unfreeze a frozen phone? Plug it into its charger.

Find yourself in a hotel without your charger? Check the TV for a USB plugin.

If you want to ignore someone, simply add them into your phone contact list as “Ignore” and make the ringtone of that contact silent.


If the taxi driver asks if you are “ from around here”, lie and say yes. Sometimes they drive farther ( driving up the price) for tourists.

 


Never use your favorite song as your alarm clock…you will just end up hating it.


Someone’s incessant morning alarm is going off but the owner is refusing to get up and turn it off? Call the phone to turn it off for them. 


Whenever you make a packing list for a trip, make two copies. Use one to pack and the second to make sure you bring everything back.


Store some emergency cash in between the small space of your phone and its phone case, just in case.



    

What are some of the awesome facts you believe very few people know?

1. Apple and No Smoking
Apple has a No Smoking bans on all of their computers. It may sound ridiculous, but is actually true. If you smoke while using an Apple Computer, you void the warranty.

2. Glass
Basically anything that melts can be made into glass. You just have to cool off the molten material before its molecules have time to realign into what they were before being melted.

 

3. Honey
This fact is going to blow your mind if you are a die-hard fan of honey. Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000-year-old honey.

 

4. Birth Place Of Lord Buddha
I guess there are few people in this world who are unaware of Lord Buddha. But many people are unaware about the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Actually, he was born in Lumbini, presently located in Nepal.



5. Google and Excite
Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down.

 

6. Octopus is Awesome
We all are familiar with Octopi. But many people aren’t aware about its amazing facts. Octopi have 9 brains, 3 hearts and blue blood.

 

7. Relationship Between Google and Backrub
Backrub may be an odd word for most of the readers, but Google was originally called Backrub.

 

8. Einstein During Birth
At birth, Einstein’s Head had a weird shape. It is being said that the back of his head was very large, but within the first few weeks, the shape gradually changed to normal.

 

9. Toilet Paper and France
Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink in color.

 

10. Amazon Site Down
Last year, when Amazon’s site went down for 49 minutes the company missed nearly $5.7 million in sales.

 

What Should You Never Buy In Life

Butter Stick- You seriously could not take 3 minutes to take a knife and rub butter on your bread? REALLY?

 

USB pet rock- It really amazes me that there are people who buy this..


Goldfish waker- I think your fish is happy in its bowl..


Deformed Watering Can-Why…just why??


Cat Duster Slippers- because cleaning your floor is SOOO hard.

 

Umbrella Rain Tube- This is really portable and an umbrella totally isn’t enough! Plus, you will get made fun of in the streets! How lovely.

 

 

What are some rare pictures that we may have never seen

It’s the Hoover Dam…but without water

 

 

Graham Jackson Sr playing the accordion…at President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger after he got his American citizenship


Arnold in New York City for the first time


Einstein’s report card, on a scale of 1–6. See? Even Einstein didn’t get perfect grades!

Grounded Canadian planes on 9/11

Times Square before all the TV screens

The day after Sweden decided to drive on the right

Halloween, 1900

 

First Summer Olympics in Athens, the marathon, 1896

Walt Disney and family, Disney Studios grand opening

Winston Churchill at the beach

1863, Brighton swim club (that one guy with the extra long top hat)

This is actually a real gun, called a “punt gun” that fired a pound of shot