15 Mind-Blowing Facts You Still Won’t Wrap Your Head Around After Reading This

Let’s face it, some things are just bizarre! There are things you might hear about that you will just never be able to wrap your head around. Well, strap yourself in because we are about to let you in on 15 facts that will leave you with your jaw on the ground.

The brain is capable of having up to 50,000 thought a day.

These thoughts are impossible to track, but if you were able to keep up with all of them, you would find that many are the same thoughts you had the day before.

Children would have to play for two days straight to burn off all the calories from the candy they collect on Halloween night.

Remember hoarding all that candy the entire year until next Halloween?

One in five people develops a new type of brain wave when they text.

Now there’s a biological reason why we shouldn’t text and drive. Stay safe!

Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth.

Well, we’ll be damned.

When lovers look into each other’s eyes, their heart rates synchronize.

If that isn’t adorable, we don’t know what is.

Carrots are synonymous with the color orange, but did you know the first carrots were purple and yellow?

The Dutch cultivated them so they became orange as a tribute to William the Orange.

In the past, wearing black was only appropriate if you were grieving.

Widows wore black for two years after their husband’s death. Can you imagine telling that to a punk band now?

The first computer was almost 2.5 meters high and weighed nearly 30,000 kg.

Thank goodness we upgraded.

Peeing in a pool can damage your health.

When urine and chlorine combine, they can make dangerous chemicals. One such chemical is cyanogen chloride, a chemical warfare agent that can damage your heart and lungs.

The word gymnasium is derived from the Greek word gymnos, which means naked.

Which is why Greek men used to exercise naked.

It is a scientific fact that flowers grow faster if they listen to music.

*sets boom box next to bonsai tree*

Babies are born with 300 bones.

That’s approximately 100 more than adults have. The bones have cartilage between them that help them move through the birth canal and it also allows for rapid growth. As babies grow older, the bones fuse, leaving them with the 206 that make up the adult skeleton.

Polar bears are nearly undetectable by infrared cameras.

That is because the cameras detect heat loss by a subject as infrared. Polar bears are experts at keeping in heat. This makes it very difficult for cameras to detect them.

Did you know there is such a thing as black apples?

Black Diamond apples are found in Tibet and, other than their dark color, they are identical to the Red Delicious breed.

The kangaroo mouse never needs to drink water.

This mouse in the Nevada desert has learned to get all the hydration it needs through the food it eats.


Which of these mindblowing facts do you find most amazing?


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