top 10 mind blowing facts
Fact 1. The first oranges weren't orange
The original oranges weren’t orange were tangerine-pomelo hybrid, and they are actually green in colour. In fact, oranges in warmer regions like Vietnam and Thailand still stay green through maturity.
Fact 2. The longest English word is 189,819 letters long
We won’t spell it out here (though you can read it here), but the full name for the protein nicknamed titin would take three and half years to say out loud.
Fact 3. Peanuts aren’t technically nuts
According to Merriam-Webster, a nut is only a nut if it’s “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed with a separable rind or shell and interior kernel actually they are legumes. It means walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios aren’t nuts either. They’re seeds.
Fact 4. Armadillo shells are bulletproof
Shells of armadillo are bulletproof.In fact, one Texas man was hospitalized when a bullet he shot at an armadillo ricocheted off the animal and hit him in the jaw.
Fact 5. Blue whales eat half a million calories in one mouthful
These random facts are mindblowing! The 457,000 calories are more than 240 times the energy the whale uses to scoop those krill into its mouth
Fact 6. You only have two body parts that never stop growing
At some age the body parts start stop growing but the two parts of the body nose and ear never stop growing.
Fact 7. Mercedes invented a car controlled by joystick
The joystick in the 1966 Mercedes F200 showcase car controlled speed and direction, replacing both the steering wheel and pedals. The car could also sense which side the driver was sitting in, so someone could control it from the passenger seat.
Fact 8. There’s only one U.S. state capital without a McDonald’s
Montpelier, Vermont, doesn’t have any Mcdonald’s shop.
Fact 9. The inventor of the microwave appliance only received $2 for his discovery
- Percy Spencer was working as a researcher for American Appliance Company (now Raytheon) when he noticed a radar set using electromagnetic waves melted the candy bar in his pocket. He had the idea to make a metal box using microwaves to heat food, but the company was the one to file the patent.He received a $2 bonus but never any royalties.
Fact 10. Medical errors are a top cause of death
According to a johns Hopkins research team , 250,000 deaths in the United States are caused by medical error each year. This makes medical error the third-leading cause of deaths in the country.