Elisa Mancera, Staff Writer

Do you ever just wonder if things were true, for example are we the only species in the Universe? Or if Pringles are made of potato chips? Feel free to visit https://bestlifeonline.com/random-fun-facts/ that carries random information if you are ever curious about something. This website contains about 175 facts that you might not have known to be true. Out of 175 facts, here are the top 29 that stand out:

  1. A single sneeze can travels 100 miles per hour and shoots 100,000 germs into the air.
  2. Cheese is the most shoplifted food in the world because its high demand and mobile formats to conceal.
  3. It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose, if both your mouth and nose are closed the air cant escape. 
  4. Hair and nails grow faster during pregnancy, this is due to changes in hormones as well as increasing blood circulation and metabolism.
  5. Your nostrils work one at a time, it is called the nasal cycle.
  6. Your stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve metal but plastic toys that go down the hatch will come out the other end as good as new.
  7. The hottest spot on Earth is El Azizia Libya, where the highest temperature was measured.
  8. Chewing gum boosts concentration in visual memory task.
  9. Golf is the only sport that has been played on the moon. In 1971, Alan Shepard hit two golf balls on the lunar surface with a makeshift 6-iron.
  10. The English word with the most definition is “set” with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English dictionary.
  11. In Alaska, the wood frog can hold its pee for up to 8 months.
  12. Blue whales hearts weigh about a ton and beat every 10 seconds, it beats so loudly that you can hear it about 3km away through sonar equipment. 
  13. Sharks can live for five centuries, its the worlds longest living vertebrate species.
  14. The heads in Easter island have bodies, in fact each one are incomplete statues.
  15. A dog’s sense of smell is so good that it can direct a teaspoon of sugar in a million gallons of water.
  16. Lobsters used to be so cheap that they were used to feed prisoners, apprentices, slaves and children during colonial area and beyond.
  17. Ancient Romans used urine to disinfect and whiten their teeth, urine remained as an popular mouthwash ingredient.
  18. Toilets seats are cleaner than your cell phone, they carry about 10 times more bacteria than most toilets.
  19. Crows hold grudges, crows are able remember the face of their abductor even years after the incident.
  20. American Charles Osborne had the longest hiccuping attack that lasted 68 years.
  21. The world wastes about 1 billion metric tons of food each year.
  22. Germany uncovers over 2,000 tons of unexploded bombs every year. During World War II Allied forces dropped over a total of 2.7 million tons of bombs on Germany.
  23. A dozen bodies were found underneath the elegant house of Benjamin Franklin’s basement.
  24. Sharks existed before trees, they have existed for about 400 million years. While trees became their own official species only 350 million years ago. 
  25. Our European ancestors were cannibals, this took place across prehistoric western Europe.
  26. Humans are just one of the estimated 8.7 million species on earth, its the most accurate estimate yet of life on Earth.
  27. Harriet Tubman was even more heroic than you thought, she was also a hero of the Second American Revolution.
  28. The Bermuda Triangle isn’t any more likely to cause a mysterious disappearance than anywhere else.
  29. America accidentally dropped an atomic bomb in South Carolina in 1958, the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.