Interesting Facts

Human 1.01 – No Wisdom Teeth! Are you one of the more evolved?

March 26, 2017

Many people have suffered from impacted third molars, also known as wisdom teeth. But there are also a lucky few who are missing a wisdom tooth or two (or even all four). Why do some people have wisdom teeth, while others don’t? A long time ago, a random mutation arose which suppressed the formation of […]

Were the first Klan members Democrats? Read on!

March 25, 2017

The first Klan was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, by six veterans of the Confederate Army. The name is probably derived from the Greek word kuklos (κύκλος) which means circle, suggesting a circle or band of brothers. Although there was little organizational structure above the local level, similar groups rose across the South and […]

32,000-Year-Old Plant Brought Back to Life—Oldest Yet

March 24, 2017

Here’s one to ponder… It’s in National Geographic. A Russian team discovered a seed cache of Silene stenophylla, a flowering plant native to Siberia, that had been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near the banks of the Kolyma River (map). Radiocarbon dating confirmed that the seeds were 32,000 years old. The mature and immature […]

Actually, they had never been to a ball game…

March 22, 2017

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, which has basically become the second national anthem for the United States of America. Despite the song’s incredibly popularity, neither writers of the song had attended a baseball game before they initially wrote the jingle. The idea […]

Until the 1770’s, the western world considered kangaroos mythical beasts: Interesting Facts!

March 21, 2017

Europeans have long regarded kangaroos as strange animals. Early explorers described them as creatures that had heads like deer (without antlers), stood upright like men, and hopped like frogs. Combined with the two-headed appearance of a mother kangaroo, this led many back home to dismiss them as travellers’ tales for quite some time. The first kangaroo […]

As a punishment for misbehavior, Thai cops have to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands

March 20, 2017

A police chief in Bangkok, Thailand instituted a new policy for Bangkok cops in 2007. They have to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands with hearts on them as punishment for misbehaving. This punishment could be for just about anything: breaking the law, littering, showing up late to work, parking in the wrong place. “This new […]

Drinking coffee makes you more open-minded

March 19, 2017

The coffee you drink as a pick-me-up in the morning could also make you more open to persuasion, researchers say. Evidence from a new study suggests that this happens because caffeine revs up the brain, not because it generally boosts mood. Previous studies have show that consuming caffeine can improve one’s attention and enhance cognitive […]

The Head of King Henry IV of France was found preserved in an attic in 2010

March 18, 2017

It might seem a little strange that the head of a king was in the attic of a tax collector, instead of located on his buried body. The explanation is no less strange. King Henry IV ruled France from 1589 to his death in 1610. Many attempts had been made on his life as king. […]

What do cats do for about 70% of their lives?

March 17, 2017

We all wish we could sleep our days away sometimes. Who doesn’t love the occasional long, lazy nap or sleeping in on the weekends? Cats, however, take this penchant for sleep to a whole new level. If you have a cat, you know they spend the majority of their time lounging about, basking in the […]

Pigs are actually quite intelligent

March 16, 2017

Pigs aren’t actually as stupid as nursery rhymes make them out to be. Sure, they spend most of their free time wallowing in their own droppings, but something’s definitely going on inside their tickled pink heads. Researchers have found that they can respond to a given name within a week of birth. Could you do that when […]

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