21 Unbelievable Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

1)  We take more pictures in two minutes today than were taken in the entire 19th century.

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2)  The University of Oxford in England is older than the Aztec Empire.

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3) Betty White is older than sliced bread. She was born in 1922, six years before the first loaf of prepackaged sliced bread was sold.

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4) Technically Strawberries are not berries – but bananas are. Other odd members of the berry family include kiwis, pomegranates, and tomatoes.

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5)  For every human on earth, there are roughly 1.6 million ants. Surprisingly, the total weight of the ants is equal to the weight of the humans.

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6)  Anne Frank was born in 1929, the same year as Martin Luther King Jr. If they were still alive today, they’d be 87 years old.

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7) ‘Diamond rain’ falls on Saturn and Jupiter.

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8)  The rhyme “Humpty Dumpty” never says that he’s an egg. Sing it, If you don’t believe.

 

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9) Eskimos keep their food in refrigerators to keep it from freezing.

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10) There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones.

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11) Each year more beachgoers are killed by falling coconuts than shark attacks.

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12) Shakespeare invented the name Jessica for his play, “The Merchant of Venice.”

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13) Octopuses have three hearts.

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14) Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy because he “didn’t understand the part.”

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15) Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

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16) Did you know that Shakespeare lived during the same time as Pocahontas?

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17) Lobsters were considered poor people’s food until it came into fashion i.e after World War II.

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18) When “Star Wars: A New Hope” hit theaters in 1977, France was still executing people with a guillotine. The practice continued until 1981 when the country abolished the death penalty.

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19) The chances of you drinking a drop of water that passed through a dinosaur’s body is nearly 100 percent.

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20) Cleopatra was born closer to Steve Jobs’ invention of the iPhone than the construction of the Great Pyramid.

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21) Whoa! 1990’s are further away than 2030. Where did the time go?

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