15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019, 4:06 pm
By:James Fraser

The world may look like it is a small place because of the technological advancements we have today, but it is actually huge. Our planet is 4.5 billion years old, and we have millions of species of animals, birds, reptiles, bugs, etc. living here. We see and use many things in our lives, but most of us don't know how they are made, or how they really work. The reality around us is larger than we can imagine. Here are fifteen interesting facts that almost sound fake, but are actually true.
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1.Ant Population

Here is a bonus fact, the total human population on earth is about 7.3 billion. Can you guess how many numbers of Spiders live on this planet? 3,500 TRILLION!


Ant Population-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True

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2.This Surprise Shark Fact

The number of people who were killed by sharks is very less. From the 15th century to the current day, only 548 people were killed by sharks. 


This Surprise Shark Fact-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


3.France Used Guillotine Until It Abolished Capital Punishment in 1981

Guillotine is mechanical beheading equipment used by France to carry out executions by beheading. The last man to die on a guillotine was Hamida Djandoubi in 1977.


France Used Guillotine Until It Abolished Capital Punishment in 1981-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True

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4.Ships are Huge

Unless you live near an ocean or sea, you don't get the opportunity to see some of the biggest ships. When there are ships that measure about half a kilometer in length (0.3 miles), you would expect them to pollute the air in a big way.


Ships are Huge-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


5.This Gun Stat

To add more to this fact, 100+ kids die in United States every year from accidental or unintentional shooting either by other kids or their own family members.


This Gun Stat-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True

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6.This Interesting Stat

It looks like senators found no better guy than Adolf Hitler when they have to compare present day leaders or other politicians. So far, senators have used Adolf Hitler's name 1,771 times during their discussions at United States Capitol.


This Interesting Stat-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


7.Smartphones are Getting Powerful

Today, our smartphones have more computing power than those computers that were used in Apollo spacecrafts. And, we still complain about lag!


Smartphones are Getting Powerful-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True

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8.Strange, But True

'Jackie, the Baboon' was a brilliant South African monkey that officially became a soldier. A soldier named Albert Marr owned the monkey. Other soldiers and officials were highly impressed by the monkey's ability to detect enemy movements, so they promoted him to corporal rank. 


Strange, But True-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


9.So Many people

So, that is about 443,380 miles in distance. Now, you will understand how big our population is, and how big Earth really is!


So Many people-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True

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10.This STD fact

Note that this is a global stat. Many 3rd world countries don't practice safe sex. The problem is not uncommon even in developed countries.


This STD fact-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


11.This Interesting Body Fact

The inner-lining of the human mouth and vagina is formed of the same type of skin cells. The same 'stratified squamous epithelium' cells are also found in cornea, esophagus and rectum as well. 


This Interesting Body Fact-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True

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12.Napoleon Wasn't a Short Guy

Many people see Napoleon as a short guy. He wasn't that short. He was 5 feet 6 inches tall. His height was listed as 5 feet 2 inches at the time of his death. 5 feet 2 inches in French units is equivalent to 5 feet 6 inches in international units.


Napoleon Wasn't a Short Guy-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


13.How Humans Evolved

Over the years, human brain got bigger in size, while the size of their teeth got shrunk significantly. We used to look very different in the beginning. 


How Humans Evolved-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


14.Hippopotamus Milk Looks Pink

Hippopotamus milk looks pink in color! It looks pink because of the presence of some acids in milk, which protect the hippopotamus baby from sunburn. 


Hippopotamus Milk Looks Pink-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


15.Another Body Fact

Approximately 50% of genetic information found in human gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) doesn't match anything that is classified before. Biologists just call it 'biological dark matter'. 


Another Body Fact-15 Amusing Facts That Are Actually True


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