11 Mindblowing Facts You Won’t Believe

Twister with Bill Paxton was the first movie to be released on DVD.

It takes almost 2 years for a pineapple to grow. The fact that it takes us 2 mins to consume puts things into perspective.

The average horse is capable of almost 15 horsepower.

There is a town called Okay, Oklahoma. On maps it is written as Okay, OK.

The largest shadow ever photographed was cast by the rings of Saturn onto the planet’s surface.

A mantis shrimp hits with 2500 times its own bodyweight. If a human could punch with that ratio he would crush steel.

The difference between a million and a billion, is that a million seconds from right now is in 11 days, while a billion seconds from right now is in 30 years.

There’s no predetermined waiting period before you can file a missing persons report to the police.

The original height of Mount Everest was calculated to be exactly 29,000 ft high, but was publicly declared to be 29,002 ft in order to avoid the impression that an exact height of 29,000 feet was nothing more than a rounded estimate.

The majority of educated people in the Dark Ages never seriously thought that the world was flat. The idea that the earth is a globe has been well-known and established since antiquity. The argument of Galileo and the Pope was about whether or not the earth revolves around the sun, not about the shape of the thing.  And the reason that Galileo got in trouble was not for arguing that the earth revolves around the sun, but for making personal attacks against the Pope while doing so.

The US launched a man hole cover into space at 41 miles per second.
If it hits the aliens, that’ll be the day we’re invaded.


Sorry about the long post. Here’s a gif of The Milky Way getting photobombed.

Aurora Borealis photobombs the Milky Way

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Zahra Jahmeerbacus

Zahra is a junior copywriter at Consider Digital and is based in Malaysia.

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