50 Random Facts I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know

ArmadilloTime for another Facts I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know post.

I keep a list in my phone of all the random facts I learn that I feel like I should have known or that would have been awesome to know, but that for some reason I am just learning. When it gets long enough, I share it with you.

50 Random Facts I Didn’t Know That I Didn’t Know

1. Apparently, children grow faster in the spring time.

2. Elephants are the only animals on earth with four knees.

3. Humans can smell skunks from more than a mile away.

4. When Eisenhower created the Freeway system, it was mandated that one mile in every five was perfectly straight for emergency airplane landings.

5. It is possible to have twins with two different fathers. This is called Heteropaternal Superfecunda.

6. John Madden is an accomplished ballroom dancer.

7. Soldiers in every country on Earth use their right hand to salute.

8. Half of all us Americans are homebodies. We live within 50 miles of our birthplace.

9. In a study of online dating, it was found that women’s biggest fear was meeting a serial killer. Men’s biggest fear was meeting someone fat.

10. In another study of attraction, it was found that for every inch under 5’10” that a man is, he has to make $40,000 more dollars to be considered “as attractive.”

11. Only 3% of mammals are monogamous.

12. HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all started in garages.

13. You can housebreak an armadillo.

14. When ants wake up, they stretch.

15. If you chew gum while you peel onions, it will keep you from crying.

16. A giraffe can lick the inside of her own ears clean.

17. One out of every four American couples meets online.

18. There are more stars than there are grains of sand on the Earth.

19. Pepsi didn’t start out as Pepsi. It started out as Brad’s Drink.

20. If you have more than one ferret, you have a business of ferrets.

21. If you can hack into Facebook, they’ll pay you $500 when you tell them how.

22. The same guy that does Sponge Bob’s voice narrates Power Puff Girls.

23. There is no height you can drop an ant that will kill it. It’s just not heavy enough.

24. Hugo Boss designed and shipped the uniforms for the Nazis.

25. Indian police get paid extra for having a mustache.


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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!