Amazing Facts from all categories

This article is a sincere attempt to group awesome and amazing facts from all possible categories which include technology, websites, human body, animals and birds,nature and planets,countries etc., I am pretty confident that you will enjoy this collection and share them with your friends.They are not just amazing but also educative.Guys these are just filtered So without any delay, let’s jump into the facts.

Topic 1: Human related amazing facts

It is funny to know that staring at women, men spend almost a year of their lives. To decide what to wear, women spend nearly one year of their lives.

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On an average we have 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day.If you could harness the power used by your brain,you could power a 10 watt light bulb.

thought and amazing facts

Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back.Grab a tennis ball and squeeze it tightly: that’s how hard the beating heart works to pump blood.

amazing facts and heart facts

Eyes can process 36,000 bits of information every hour. Under the right conditions, the human eye can see the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.

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It is unknown why people develop dandruff.A single hair can support up to 100 grams in weight and a whole head of hair could support up to 12 tonnes – the equivalent of two African elephants!

HansLangseth and amazing facts
Hans Langseth, King Whiskers
as he was called, who holds the record for
the world’s longest beard, 18 feet 6 inches long.

If we could stretch out all blood vessels in human body,they would be about 60,000 miles long.That’s enough to go around the world twice.

Blood and its components and amazing facts
Educative facts: About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.If all blood donors give three times a year, blood shortages would be a rare event.

Randy Gardner holds the scientifically documented record for the longest period a human has intentionally gone without sleep not using stimulants of any kind. In 1965—as a 18-year-old high school student in San Diego, California—Gardner stayed awake for 264 hours (eleven days), breaking the previous record of 260 hours held by Tom Rounds of Honolulu.

amazing facts about sleep

Our mouths are houses for bacteria.When people kiss each other they exchange approximately 10 million to 1 billion bacteria. I don’t know whether those beauty creams would help you preventing the development of wrinkles or not.But kissing would for sure help you in preventing wrinkles as it puts in 29 facial muscles in motion.People who kiss daily would live for 5 more years than the normal life time.

kiss and amazing facts
The romance portrayed in this painting (Romeo and Juliet) is phenomenal.

Topic 2: Technology amazing facts

There are about 30 million dead people on Facebook.Every day around 600,000 hacking attempts are made on Facebook accounts. For unfriending someone on Facebook, few people have been murdered.It is the most endearing website of most of the people.

facebook keyboard shortcuts and amazing facts

Google’s first tweet was in binary format and it means “I’m feeling lucky”.”Google” is added as a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary in June 2006. Over 1 billion search requests per day are handled by Google. It is done by using over 1 million computers.

tweet and amazing facts
I’m feeling lucky

10 people are employed by McDonalds to run their Twitter account.  40% of  Twitter users don’t tweet. They read news, click links and follow accounts.

Evolution of twitter and amazing facts

Samsung manufactured Retina Display for Apple iPad. Do you use ‘slide-to-unlock’ feature? Apple has patent for it and it sued Samsung for infringing on its patent. Apple Inc doesn’t trust freshers, it keeps them on fake projects and put through a rigorous testing period.  In this way it evaluates their trustworthiness.

Image credit :-Matthew Yohe uploaded to wikipedia.

Have you used Nokia 1100? Nokia 1100 was the best selling electrical gadget in history with more than 250 million pieces sold.Your mobile phone has 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.In Britain more than 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down in the toilet every year.

facts about mobile phones and amazing facts
90% of mobile phones in Japan, are waterproof.This sounds odd, but you can charge your phone by using urine, scientists developed it.

Most of the people think that the name of Android’s logo character is also Android, but its not true.  The actual name of Android Mascot is Bugdroid. Though this is not official, Google’s team members call it by this name. There is a Android running device in space!NASA equipped Floating space robots with Nexus S handsets.  These devices run on Android Gingerbread.

facts about android and amazing facts
I am Bugdroid

Topic 3: Animals related amazing facts

A small Pekingese dog is literally hidden up in the emperor’s sleeves as his last line of defense, in ancient China. Keep seeds of apples and pears away from dogs, as they can kill your dogs. They contain arsenic. $ 1 billion a year, this is the amount of loss caused due to dog bites. Only dog that does not bark in the world is Basenji.

amazing facts about dogs

Do you know that cats have been blamed for the global extinction of 33 species? Disneyland owns more than 200 feral cats and they are released in the nights to feed on hundreds of rodents.Your cat can make more than 100 sounds, where as a dog can make only 10.

facts about cats and amazing facts
Did you ever notice whether you cat has eyelashes or not? Most of the cats don’t have eyelashes.

Squirrels bury nuts and then forget the place where they hid them.  Millions of trees are planted in this way only.Thanks to these little creatures.If a snail loses a eye, it can grow back a new one.Ants don’t have lungs and these little creatures never sleep. Beaver teeth never stop growing.  If they didn’t maintain them, their teeth would grow into their brain. Oysters can change their gender!  They change gender depending on which is best for mating.

hummingbird amazing facts
Do you know that Hummingbirds can fly backwards? Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. They fly backwards with their wings beating up to 80 times per second.

When a shark is turned upside down it will go into trance.The only fish that has eyelids is shark.People kill 11,417 sharks per hour while sharks kill 12 people per year. Sharks sense of smell is so powerful, that they can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic-sized pool. Pollution in water leads to change of sex in fish. According to studies 1/3rd of male fish in British water are changing sex due to pollution. The weird lipsticks which girls use daily for their lips to look glossy and to attract men contain fish scale.Almost all the top brands use the fish scale. Farts are the mode of communication for herrings!

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Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump. 24,000 pounds(10,886 kgs) is the weight of the largest elephant on record, with a height of 13 feet. Elephants are scared of bees.An adult elephant drinks around 210 liters of water a day and use its tusks to dig for ground water. Elephants have no natural predators, the main risk to elephants is from humans for their tusks.

facts about elephant and amazing facts
An adult elephant can consume up to 136 kg of food in a day.

Without resting a polar bear can swim up to 100 miles. Panda bears have an extra “thumb” just for holding onto bamboo stalks and can eat over 45 lbs of bamboo per day. To determine the age of a bear the most accurate way is to count the rings in a cross section of its tooth root under a microscope. The largest land predators on Earth are polar bears, weighting over 1,700 lbs and standing over 11′ high.

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The giant panda is actually a bear

Topic 4: Maths related amazing facts

Even computers can’t find the value of Pi.Humans studied Pi for almost 4000 years.With the help of Hitachi SR 8000, a powerful computer, a Japanese scientist found 1.24 trillion digits of Pi, breaking all the previous records. Chao Lu holds the world record for remembering the value of Pi up to 67,890 digits. You can never find the true circumference or area of a circle because we can never find the true value of pi. Most people say that there are no corners for circle, but actual fact is circle has infinite number of corners.

amazing facts about pi
The most recognized mathematical constant is Pi.

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC. Googol is the number “one” followed by one hundred zeros. In-fact Google’s name came from misspelling of this word. The opposite sides of a dice always add up to seven. From number 0 to 1000, the letter ‘A’ only appears in 1000 (One thousand). Zero is the only number known with so many names which include zip, zilch, nil, nought, naught. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10^6 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10^53 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera : 10^12.

dice and amazing facts
2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end with a 2 or a 5.

Topic 5: Amazing Facts related to Food and Drinks

Peanuts are used to make dynamites.The most stolen food in the world is cheese.Honey can last for 3000 years, it is the only food item that will never get rotten. In emergencies, coconut water can be used as a substitute for blood plasma. Onions, potatoes, and apples all taste the same when eaten with your nose plugged. The food item that has zero fat content is carrot.

amazing facts about food
Every year almost 50% of the world’s food is thrown away as waste. Nutritious food costs up to 10 times more than junk food ounce by ounce.

What do you think the first webcam was built for? You will be laughing after knowing this. To check the status of a coffee pot the first webcam was made in Cambridge.Do you know that water and coffee in order are the two most popular beverages on Earth. Most of us don’t know that coffee was originally a food and not a drink. Dutch coffee merchants presented the King of France, Louis XIV, in 1715 with a coffee tree. Thanks to Chevalier Gabriel Mathieu de Clieu who stole some cuttings from the tree and began cultivating in the Caribbean and millions of trees sprung from that tree in this way within 50 years. There are over 20 million trees on Caribbean islands within 50 years.

amazing facts about coffee
You will be wondered to know that after petroleum, coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity.

Do you know that 1 in 9 people lack access to an improved and cleaner water source on planet earth! If you are reading this,it means that you have access to purified water. Do you know that one plastic water bottle takes 500 years to decompose and Americans empty 2.5 million plastic water bottles in an hour. An average person in a developing country slum uses less water for an entire day than an American taking a five-minute shower. You will be surprised to know that water is the only substance found on earth naturally in three forms: solid, liquid, and gas.

islands in Japan and amazing facts
Don’t waste water as drinkable water is only 1% of the world’s water.

At least 50 inches of rain a year is needed for tea plants. Do you know that in China , Black tea is called “red tea”. Tea is an important part of the day and an expression of hospitality  in many parts of the world. The world’s best selling tea brand is Lipton.You will be surprised to know that the Lipton Tea Factory produces 5 billion tea bags a year, present in Jebel Ali, Dubai.

facts about tea and amazing facts
You will be surprised to know that there are around 1,500 different types of tea.

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