When Helium is cooled to almost absolute zero ( -460’F or -273’C, the lowest temperature possible), it becomes a liquid with surprising properties: it flows against gravity and will start running up and over the lip of a glass cont
Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence and admission to guilt, as well as to protect them from themselves.
There were two AI chatbots created by Facebook to talk to each other, but they were shut down after they started communicating in a language they made for themselves.
In 2009, Stephen Hawking held a reception for time travelers, but didn’t publicize it until after. This way, only those who could time travel would be able to attend. Nobody showed up to the meeting.
Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons before his teacher advised him to stop taking lessons and to never deviate from his natural voice.
Standing around burns calories. On average, a 150 pound person burns 114 calories an hour while standing and doing nothing.
Researchers have found that flossing your teeth can help your memory. Flossing prevents gum disease, which prevents stiff blood vessels, which can cause memory issues.
During WWII, a U.S. naval destroyer won a battle against Japanese submarine by throwing potatoes at them. The Japanese thought they were grenades.
A man with severe OCD and a phobia of germs attempted to commit suicide with a gun to his head, the bullet eliminated his mental illness without any other damage.
Popularized by the Shakespeare play, many people think Julius Caesar’s last words were “And you, Brutus?” In reality, he said “You too, my child?”
Brain Fibers lose 10% of their total length every decade, they can shrink even more so under acute stress.
Chewing gum boosts mental proficiency and is considered a better test aid than caffeine- but nobody knows why.
The hottest temperature ever recorded in Washington state was at Ice Harbor Dam at 118’F (47.8’C) on August 5, 1961.
When you exercise, the burned fat metabolizes to become carbon dioxide, water, and energy. Meaning: you exhale the fat you lose.
The group of spikes at the end of stegosaurid tails are called the “thagomizer”. They had no distinct name until the term was coined in 1982 by a cartoonist.
There is a correlation between pulling an all-nighter and snapping out of depression. This is because the brain gets more active the longer it goes without sleep.
Adult cats only meow at humans, not other cats. Kittens meow to their mother, but once they get a little older, cats no longer meow to other cats.
A study from Harvard University finds that having no friends can be just as deadly as smoking. Both effect levels of a blood-clotting protein.
Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower. This means that pineapples, bananas, watermelons, pumpkins, and avocados are all berries.
In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000 rubber duckies fell overboard. They washed up around the world for the next 20 years.
There is a company in Japan that has schools that teach you how to be funny. The first one opened in 1982. About 1,000 students take the course each year.
A 26 sided shape is called a rhombicuboctahedron.
The military has used silly string to detect trip wires in Iraq. Before entering a room, they can squirt it inside. If it hangs in the air, it may have revealed a wire.
By applying even pressure on an egg, it is nearly impossible to break the shell by squeezing it.