Fun Facts- Did You Know?

Mohinur Bakaeva, Reporter

1) The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger, because it’s the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart.
2)  Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
3) The reason the taste of artificial banana flavoring, and artificial banana flavored products, doesn’t taste like bananas is because it is based on a type of banana that was wiped out by a plague in the 1950’s.
4) The directors of the film Despicable Me actually wrote their own language for the Minions called Minionise.
5) The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn.
6) In 1969, a musician named Jim Sullivan recorded an album called “U.F.O.,“ which featured strange lyrics about leaving his family and being abducted by aliens. Sullivan disappeared six years later without a trace, the only piece of evidence being his abandoned car found on a desert road.
7) If you wore glasses that flipped images upside down, your brain would eventually correct your vision, and you’d see things the right way up.
8) The average heart beats 72 times a minute! This adds up to around 100,000 times a day, and 3,600,000 a year!
9) It has been seen that there is a considerable drop in the levels of stress hormones after a good laughing session.
10) The brain can live for 4 to 6 minutes without oxygen, and then it begins to die. No oxygen for 5 to 10 minutes will result in permanent brain damage.
11) 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
12) Eyes are the second most complex organ in the body, after the brain.
13) A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.
14) The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665.
15) One blink usually lasts around 100 – 150 milliseconds, and we blink 5.2 million times a year on average.
16) Sea otters hold hands when they sleep, so they don’t drift away from each other.
17) Our Sun is just one of approximately 100 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy!
18) The stripes that a tiger has are as unique as human fingerprints.
19) Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

20) Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, enjoyed a successful career as a architect despite having dyslexia and a paralyzing fear of heights.