Random Facts That You Won’t Believe Are True!

Princess Ballados Education April 19, 2024

Source: Kidsactivities.com


While you sleep you can’t smell anything – even really, really bad or potent smells.

Some tumors can grow hair, teeth, bones, even fingernails.

Your brain uses 10 watts of energy to think and does not feel pain.

Your fingernails grow faster when you are cold.

A typical cough is 60 mph while a sneeze is often faster than 100 mph.

Your feet typically produce a pint of sweat every single day.

20% of all the oxygen you breathe is used by your brain.

All babies are born with blue eyes.

When you look at a bright sky and see white dots, you are looking at your blood.  Those are white blood cells.

Your small intestine is the largest internal organ in your body.


Giant Pandas eat approximately 28 pounds of bamboo a day – that’s over 5 tons per year!

Some fish cough.  Really.

Cats are not able to taste anything that is sweet.

Snails take the longest naps with some lasting as long as three years.

American Black bears are not just black but include bears of varying colors including blonde, cinnamon, brown, white and even silver-blue.

A horse’s canter is a 3-beat gait.  On the second beat, opposite front and rear legs hit the ground at the same time.  After the third beat is a “rest”, or suspension, when all three legs are off the ground.

Kangaroos can not walk backwards.

Sea Lions have rhythm.  They are the only animal able to clap to a beat.

Baby koalas are fed poo by their parents after they are born which helps them digest Eucalyptus leaves later in life.

Hippopotamus milk is pink.

Don’t like mosquitoes?  Get a bat.  They could eat 3,000 insects a night.

Birds can not live in space – they need gravity to be able to swallow.

Goats have rectangular pupils in their eyes.

Many mammals, including cats and dogs, walk on their toes in contrast to humans, who walk on the soles of their feet.

If a Donkey and a Zebra have a baby, it is called a Zonkey.

Cows can walk up stairs but not down them.

Tiger shark embryos begin attacking each other in their mother’s womb before they are even born.



The Nobel Peace Prize is named for Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.

One of the ingredients needed to make dynamite is peanuts.

The largest living organism in the world is a fungus.  It is in Oregon, covering 2,200 acres and is still growing.

The shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes.

Glass balls can bounce higher than rubber ones.

The smallest country in the world takes up .2 square miles: Vatican City.

The average person spends two weeks of their life waiting at traffic lights.

Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by astronauts.

Because of the 4 stages of the Water Cycle – Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation and Collection – water falling as rain today may have previously fallen as rain days, weeks, months or years before.

There are 31,556,926 seconds in a year.

Cans of diet soda will float in water but regular soda cans will sink.

Some perfumes actually have whale poo in them.

The snow on Venus is metal.

You can cut a pie into 8 pieces with only three cuts.

The most difficult-to-pronounce town is in Wales: 

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll llantysiliogogogoch.

The surface of Mars is covered in rust, making the planet appear red.

A tsunami can travel as fast as a jet plane.

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