Facts that will make you feel smarter.
They are certain facts that make you feel smarter but do not necessarily have anything to do with your actual level of intelligence.
Below are the 10 facts that will make you feel smarter.
There are polka-dotted zebras.
Zebras are known for their striking black and white stripes, but it turns out that not all of the creatures are born with a lovely lined pattern. Some rare zebras are born with spots, such as the polka-dotted baby zebra that was spotted in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve in 2019. Named Tira, the foal has a coat that is primarily dark but has white dots, a coloring thought to be due to a genetic mutation called pseudomelanism. Although the little one looks quite a bit different from the rest of his family, he seems to be fitting in just fine.
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Babies don’t blink nearly as much as adults.
Humans blink to keep our eyes clean and moisturized. However, it turns out that some of us blink much more than others. Specifically, adults tend to blink around 15 times per minute while babies only blink an average of two or three times at the same time.
There’s only one continent without grasslands.
Antarctica is an amazing place that boasts incredible frosty landscapes, unbelievably low temperatures, and volcanic activity.
It’s also the “windiest, driest, and iciest place on Earth,” according to National Geographic. Another thing that sets it apart? It’s the only continent on Earth that can’t naturally support grasslands.
Lungs are the only human organ that can float on water.
Every day, the average human breathes around 22,000 times and, according to the Lung Foundation of
Australia, no matter how hard a person exhales, their lungs will still have about one liter of air lingering inside,
which makes the organ buoyant enough to float on water.
No other organ in the human body has the same ability.
Africa is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres
As you already know, planet Earth is divided into four hemispheres: north, south, east, and west. But only one of the seven continents can lay claim to being located in all four, and that’s Africa.
Family members share a smell
The natural smells of any two family members are similar, according to research out of Wayne State University. Researcher Glenn Weisfeld believes that shared scent could explain why stepchildren are often treated differently than children living with their biological parents. “I think it’s an important mechanism in how people discriminate against stepchildren,” he told New Scientist in 2001.
Men’s tongues are usually longer than women’s tongues
Humans come in all shapes and sizes, but in general, women tend to be smaller than men in various ways—and that includes the tongue.
While the average length of men’s tongues is around 3.3 inches, women tend to have tongues that are slightly smaller at 3.1 inches.
Jellyfish can be as big as humans
In July 2019, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott and wildlife biologist and presenter Lizzie Daly were
diving in the U.K.’s Celtic Sea when they came across something incredible: a giant barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma Pulmo)
that was as big as the humans themselves. Abbott was able to capture a video of the creature.
These jellyfish are not even as big as the lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata), which can float around the ocean
at a full length of 120 feet.
Fish skin can heal burns.
In Brazil, doctors lacking the supplies of medical professionals in the United States might use are instead utilizing
tilapia skin to bandage and treat second- and third-degree burns.
The fish skin reportedly cuts down on healing time, reduces the need for pain medication, and helps with
scarring, due to the abundant amount of collagen proteins.
In 2018, scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore also discovered that, in general, fish
scale-derived collagen can help heal wounds.
Some trees are fire-resistant.
The bark of older Redwood and Sequoia trees builds up over time to protect them from the elements.
The bark, which can grow up to one foot thick, contains tannin, which protects against fire and fungus.
There’s a person buried on the moon
There’s only one human who’s made the moon their final resting place.
Eugene Shoemaker was considered one of the founders of planetary science and after
a career filled with stellar accomplishments, he spent his days traveling around the world to study impact craters.
When he passed away in 1997 during one of his trips, his wife, Carolyn, who had once discovered a comet with
her husband sent his ashes to the moon in a metal cylinder that was inscribed with a quote from Romeo and Juliet: ”
And, when he shall die/Take him and cut him out in little stars/And he will make the face of heaven so fine/That
all the world will be in love with night/And pay no worship to the garish sun.
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