Even More Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

Orange, In Fact

The fruit orange isn’t named after the colour; it’s the other way around. Before the late 15th century, orange was considered a shade of red. That’s right: until the Renaissance, “yellow-red” was the only term the English language had for orange. Whatt!?

During World War II, British intelligence spread the rumour that the Royal Air Force pilots enjoyed superior night vision because they ate copious amounts of carrots. Spoiler: it was a total lie. The truth was the RAF was using their newly invented radar to spot German planes in the dark. It was a massive military secret, and in order to keep German intelligence “in the dark” they made up the carrot fact. They actually do have some sort of strange vitamin to help your eyes

Just to be clear, vitamin A in carrots is good for eye health…it just probably won’t help you detect enemy airplanes in the dark. Yeah probably

The Truth About Chameleons

Chameleons don’t change their colour to blend in with their environment. Colour change is a critical part of chameleon communication: they use colours to signal moods, aggression, territorial behaviour, and intention to mate. Cool

Wild, right? Evolution produces some wild adaptions.

Seconds From Sickness

On average, every adult human body contains two to nine pounds of bacteria.

Not sure if that fact counts as fun, or disgusting… It’s a good piece of trivia, though. Ermm

 The Case Of The Curious Mummy

Found in 1991 in the Ötztal Alps, Ötzi “the Iceman” is the earliest natural human mummy ever found in Europe.

Ötzi was alive from sometime between 3400 and 3100 BCE. The most surprising thing about him? He had tattoos! And not just a couple…researchers have identified a total of 61 different tattoos covering his body. That means he’s not only the oldest tattooed person ever found, but also (probably) one of the oldest ancestors to today’s Brooklyn hipsters. The oldest Hipster!

The tattoo ink itself was produced from ash or soot and is believed to have been used as a form of pain relief. What the..

 Fun Facts About Dangerous Snacks

Sharks may have a vicious reputation, but it isn’t really deserved. Statistically speaking, 4 times as many people are killed each year by vending machines than are fatally bitten by sharks. Yeah just dont shake the vending machine..

Turns out Jaws would be much scarier if there was a giant Coke machine in the water.

8 thoughts on “Even More Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

  1. I think you’re more likely to be killed by the stuff INSIDE the vending machine. All that sugar and junk. Ugh.

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  2. I enjoyed it. Thanks.

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  3. Excellent post, Ben. My favourite is always about facts. Thank you.

    Joanna

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  4. I don’t want to be rude or anything, BUT the opposite color of orange is blue. You can look up the color wheel and it shows the opposite color of every color! But a lot of the facts are cool and i would like to keep hearing more!

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    1. Is it? I will certainly search it up also I dont get offended by much

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      1. well ok thank you for your understanding and all I just didn’t mean to offend, that’s all

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      2. Oh yeah I know, you didnt offend after all it’s just a colour! 🙂

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