23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

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Our planet is a delightful place. There is so much interesting information about her that you probably haven't even heard about some things. Fortunately, users of the Reddit site have collected a whole collection of cool facts about life on Earth that will simply blow your brain: from a tiny bear that can survive in a vacuum to the strange sports traditions of the state of Maryland. Enjoy.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

The largest living organism on Earth is a mushroom. The giant sawdust stretches 3.8 kilometers underground in the Blue Mountains (Oregon, USA).

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

Miss Piggy from the Muppet Show and Master Yoda from Star Wars speak in the same voice: they were voiced by actor Frank Oz.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear, fought for the Poles during World War II. He eventually rose to the rank of corporal, and also often drank beer and smoked cigarettes.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy: vegetation wins over the luminaries with a score of 3 trillion : 100 billion.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

Since the discovery of Pluto in 1930 and until its exclusion from the number of planets in the Solar System in 2006, it did not have time to make even one complete revolution around the Sun: it takes about 248 years.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

In Japan, it takes more paper to create manga comics than it does to produce toilet paper.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

There are no words in the Spanish anthem.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

Honey does not spoil. You can safely eat 3000-year-old honey.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

Mantis crabs can swing their claws at such a speed that water boils around and flashes of light appear.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

A corpse's skin can also goosebumps.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

A small percentage of the ripples that we see on the TV screen when setting up contain radiation that has existed since the Big Bang. We are able to observe the residual effects of the creation of the universe.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

The main sport of Maryland is jousting tournaments.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

When we breathe through our nose, we always inhale more air through one of the nostrils than through the other. They change every 15 minutes.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

If you remove all the empty space from the atoms that make up all the people on Earth, the population of the planet would fit in one apple.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

When the pyramids were built, woolly mammoths still lived on Earth.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

There are more possible variants of the layout of chess games than there are atoms in a known part of the universe.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

If you scatter all the gold contained in the core of the Earth on its surface, it will cover the planet with a knee-thick layer.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes (assuming that each makes one bite) to drink all the blood of an average person.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

To understand when it's time to mate, male giraffes butt the females in the bladder area until they urinate. Then the males taste the urine - this helps them understand how ready the female is for mating.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

It may take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the solar core to the surface of a star, but only 8 minutes to fly from the Sun to the Earth.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

Tardigrades, or small water bears, are usually only 0.5 mm in length and can survive almost anywhere. Even in a vacuum.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

From everything that melts, you can make glass. You just need to cool the molten material before its molecules have time to rearrange themselves into the order in which they were before melting.

23 unknown facts about our world that will make you think

Writing was invented independently by the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese and Maya Indians.

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