There are so many things in life we know nothing about. With over 7 billion people in the world and millions and millions of miles apart–you can bet your last dollar that there are facts we have just never learned. Thanks to brilliant sites like Reddit and their genius userbase, we are blessed with the ability to learn from, well, everyone on the web.
Recently, user EstVeritas asked the question to the site: What’s a “Let that sink in” fun fact? While you may have some of your own, some of these facts are so wild you’ll need to take a few minutes to just sit and process them.
Alaska is so big, if you cut it in half Texas would be the third biggest state.
If you make $34,000 a year or more, you are in the top 1% of the world
Your fingernails grow at the same speed the continents move.
Oxford university is older than the Aztec Empire
I am remotely, in time and space, influencing what you are thinking as you read this.
NASA invited people to sign their autographs, which were etched into rocks on Mars by the rovers. One person was a Simpsons director/animator. He drew Homer rather than an autograph. There is a rock somewhere on Mars with Homer Simpson etched on it. Cowabunga, dude.
You could remove 1 BILLION people from each of the 2 most populous nations on Earth, & they would STILL be the 2 most populous nations on Earth….. (China & India)
17% of Americans that are over 7 foot tall are in the NBA.
Miami FL has had more days with recorded snow than days exceeding 100 degrees.
There are many places you could be on earth where the closest living people would be on the ISS when they pass over
Pineapples take up to 2 years to grow.