To get a sense of how short human beings have been around, from Bill Bryson:
Perhaps an even more effective way of grasping our extreme recentness as a part of this 4.5-billion-year-old picture is to stretch your arms to their fullest extent and imagine that width as the entire history of the Earth. On this scale, according to John McPhee in Basin and Range, the distance from the fingertips of one hand to the wrist of the other is Precambrian. All of complex life is in one hand, ‘and in a single stroke with a medium-grained nail file you could eradicate human history.'”
We know more about the surface of the moon than we do the ocean floor.
Wooly mammoths were still around when the Pyramids were being built.
Pretending to be confident will eventually make you more confident and forcing yourself to smile will improve your mood if you’re down.
Apple seeds have trace amounts of cyanide in them. Also Wild Almonds also contain high amounts of Cyanide. Around 20 can kill an adult. But if you ever accidentally eat one, just smoke some cigarettes. The smoke will suffocate the bacteria.
When you have two large masses (the Earth and Moon for instance) one doesn’t really orbit the other. Instead, both orbit a point in between the two. The location of this point is based on the ratio of the masses. For the Earth and Moon, this point is inside the Earth. In other cases this isn’t necessarily the case. Pluto is one such case. It and Charon orbit a point between the two. Depending on the definition you use, this could make the two binary dwarf planets rather than dwarf planet and moon.
There are more trees on earth than there are stars in the Milky Way.
Young elephants suck on their trunks just like young children suck on their thumbs.
There is a Japanese person who survived the Titanic. When he came back to Japan everyone hated him for not dying with all the rest and “being a coward”.
You do not eat approximately 8 spiders a year in your sleep. Rest easy my friends. Except if you live in Australia, then spiders eat you in their sleep. Fact.
A butterfly has to wait until its wings are about 72 degrees so it can fly. That’s why you see them sun bathing with their wings spread.
Roughly 7% of all humans who have ever lived are still alive today.
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