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Fact Drop #5

Another week, another list of facts to share with unwanting strangers. What better way is there to show someone you’re taking the conversation serious other than dropping a random, completely unrelated fact?

  1. Hummingbirds are the only animals that can fly backwards.


  2. If you think kissing is gross, just remember that you spread more germs shaking hands than locking lips. In saying that, it’s still probably not a good idea to go for the kiss with business partners.
  3. Want longer nails faster? Just seriously damage them! Injured nails grow faster than uninjured ones (probably also not a good idea though).
  4. Ever wish upon a shooting star? At best guess, 18,000 to 84,000 meteorites bigger than 10 grams per year hit the surface of the Earth. That’s a lot of wishes.

  5. The average human grows around 950 kilometers of hair in their lifetime.
  6. A can of spam is opened every 4 seconds. Gross.

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  7. Antarctica is the only continent without any kind of reptile, including snakes – that doesn’t mean that I’d recommend living there, though.
  8. It takes 37 hours after death for your brain to stop sending out signals. Spooky.
  9. Feeling a little rusty? Hopefully not as much as Mars, which gets its red colour from being covered iron oxide – fondly known as rust.
  10. The Sea of Tranquility is neither a sea, or that tranquil. It’s an area of the moon.

So there you have it. Some knowledge zingers to make you smarter everyday. Go forth and spread the good word!

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