Learning new things is not only great for your mind, but it can be pretty fun if you make it! One fun way to learn new things we’ve been exposed to and using since we were kids is fun fact or fact-based information. There are still loads of new things you can learn about the world around you! What new things can you take in today? Here are 20 of the most interesting facts you’ll ever hear.
1 Recent Droughts Are Huge
Especially in Europe but in many other regions of the world, recent times have brought major unprecedented droughts. Europe’s recent dry spells were the worst in over two thousand years.
2 Glaciers Rule
Buried in glaciers are some impressive fossils, fossilized plant life, and over half of the world’s water supply. Glaciers and ice formations on the planet are truly impressive!
3 Flower Downgrades
Over time since UV radiation has increased slowly, flower pollen has actually degraded and over time that has led to changes in the flower’s coloration. This is similar to how the world has been impacted by climate change in other ways.
4 Teeth Work is Ancient
Dentistry as a practice is quite expensive and lucrative for workers, which means there are often dentists everywhere near you. But ancient working on and drilling teeth has been recorded as far back as over seven thousand years ago.
5 Almost All Coca Cola
This soda company giant owns or holds shares in many stores and countries, but two places won’t serve Coca Cola. These are North Korea and Cuba. You could technically access it if you really tried, but it’s quite difficult.
6 Crowd the Population
Want to have a visual for just how much space the world’s population takes up? According to National Geographic, if the entire billions of people in the world were shoulder to shoulder we’d take up about 500 square miles (the size of L.A.).
7 Too Hot to Survive
Dragon’s Breath chili pepper is the proclaimed hottest pepper in the world as of right now, and it can actually cause damage. If eaten on it’s own it could do so much damage to your senses that it would literally close your airways from shock.
8 Colombia’s Crowded Island
Located off of Columbia’s coast is a tiny island only the size of approximately two soccer fields. This is the world’s most densely populated island because it is home to 500 people in such a small area.
9 Short Folk in Indonesia?
Indonesia is host to some of the world’s shortest individuals, which is interesting considering how widespread height ratios normally are. But Indonesia’s data compiled from sources in 2017 led people to find it has some of the shortest folk.
10 Tallest In the World
On a similar note, the same data from our last fact came to the conclusion that the Netherlands hosts the world’s tallest people. In comparison to adults averaging 5 feet tall in Indonesia, the Netherlands’ averages 6 feet tall!
11 Microsoft Silence
The quietest room in the entire world is located in Washington state at Microsoft headquarters. It measures background noise well below human hearing thresholds, which is far quieter than other attempts at the quietest room.
12 Outlier System
Metric measurements are widely used across the entire world to allow easy conversion and references across multiple countries. The few countries that didn’t use this system planned to adopt it, all except the United States which still doesn’t use it.
13 How Many Babies?
Exactly how many new babies are welcomed into the world each day? Hundreds of thousands! About four babies are born every second on the planet, which calculates to 360 thousand babies each day.
14 Climate Change Can Recover
If important measures to reduce pollution and climate change are put and kept in place, the Earth’s deteriorating ozone layer that is cause to increased UV damage to the planet can recover. This was supposed to be possible in 50 years, but policies slipped.
15 Largely Still Living Population
Our population has cycled and changed a lot over time, but the current people on the planet actually account for a huge portion of the number of humans that ever lived. Out of thousands of years of existence, 7% of the humans ever alive exist today.
16 Most Popular Name
Muhammad is the world’s most popular name and is the name of millions of boys and men in the world. This is because it is a part of a religious tradition for Muslims to name their first sons after the prophet Muhammad.
17 Where Rural Populations Lie
People everywhere will gravitate towards city or rural living depending on their beliefs and surroundings. But, Africa and Asia are home to 90 percent of the world’s rural population which is quite the majority!
18 Oyster Survival
Maine created the world’s biggest man-made reef for oysters due to the population in Chesapeake Bay dying off from overfishing and sickness among the oysters. This reef is home to over a billion oysters and researchers hope it’ll allow the species to survive.
19 Youngest Country
You’ve probably wondered what country has been established in our world for the longest, but what has been around the shortest? Currently, South Sudan is the newest country having gained independence and becoming established in 2011.
20 Most Island Country
Plenty of island-based or island surrounded nations exist out there, but Sweden takes the cake. Sweden has the most islands of any country on Earth. It has over 200 thousand islands. But, a very small portion of those are actually inhabited as well.
Some of these tidbits might not be new to you, but hopefully at least a few are! You can take in so much information about things depending on what you want to learn, and today’s 20 most interesting facts you’ll ever hear are quite a great addition to your knowledge. You can also share fun facts with your friends and family in the future for some enjoyment or enriching everyone’s minds.