20 Facts That Change The Way You See The World

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20 Facts That Change The Way You See The World
We’re in the business of “seeing,” so we like to think of ourselves as pretty perceptive (patting ourselves on the back) but ever so often someone will say or do something that completely changes the way we think about (or see) the world around us. So, we rounded up some of the most mind-blowing facts around… a few of them we still find hard to believe!

1. You can’t hum while holding your nose.

2. There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs.

3. The probability of you drinking a glass of water that contains a molecule of water that also passed through a dinosaur is almost 100%.

4. There are more fake flamingos in the world than real flamingos.

5. At one point in the 1990s, 50% of all CDs produced worldwide were for AOL.

6. Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.

7. In the mid-1980s, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown's sister Sally.

8. If a piece of paper were folded 42 times, it would reach to the moon.

9. The Milky Way has two billion Earth-like planets.

10. The 50-star American flag was designed by an Ohio high school student for a class project. His teacher originally gave him a B–.

11. If you start counting at one and spell out the numbers as you go, you won't use the letter "A" until you reach 1,000.

12. Oceans represent 99 percent of the living space on Earth.

13. It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.

14. Every two minutes, we take more pictures than all of humanity did in the 19th Century.

15. Alaska is simultaneously the most northern, the most western, and the most eastern state in the U.S.

16. The order of the alphabet is completely random.

17. A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.

18. The world’s entire ant population weighs the same as the entire human population.

19. Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.

20. There’s an opera house on the U.S.–Canada border where the stage is in one country and half the audience is in another.