They say ignorance is bliss…and it’s totally true for these next 25 facts. Get ready for your stomach to turn and your mind to be blown!
#1. When you smells something, the molecules of the object are actually sticking to the inside of your nose.
#2. No toothpaste? No problem! The Romans used crushed mice brains as toothpaste!
#3. FDA regulations will allow 10 insects and 25 fruit fly eggs per 8 oz of raisins – ENJOY!
#4. The FDA also allows 150 bug fragments and 5 rodent hairs in 1 pound of peanut butter. Smooth!
#5. Here’s a fun fact: 20% of office coffee mugs contain faecal matter!
#6. Almost everything we know now about the stages of hypothermia came to us from Nazi human experiments.
#7. There are at least 200 dead bodies on Mt. Everest and they are used as way points for climbers.
#8. Did you know that your mattress will double in weight over the course of 10 years? That’s just because of the cute little dust mites…and their poop!
#9. If a male lion takes over a pride, he will execute (kill) all of the cubs
#10. The odds of you dying on your way to buying a lottery ticket are much greater than of you actually winning the lottery
#11. Around 2,500 left-handed people die each year as a result of using equipment designed for right-handed people
#12. Koala babies eat their mother’s poop. True story.
#13. Gimme a smooch! More than 40,000 parasites and 250 types of bacteria can be exchanged through one kiss.
#14. According to the FDA, the average person consumes about a pound of insects per year without even knowing it!
#15. Restaurant ice machines are not usually cleaned. They actually contain a part called “a slime guard” and if you actually saw it, you’d probably never order anything with ice in it again.
#16. 15% of the air you breathe in a subway station is actually…HUMAN SKIN!
#17. During WWII an American plane crashed on a Japanese island (Chi Chi Jima). There were 9 men on board. Eight of them were captured and eaten. The one who was rescued was George H W Bush.
#18. Your feet will sweat out about 20 litres of fluid per year.
#19. Instead of blowing their noses, Eskimo mothers will suck the snot out of their babies’ noses.
#20. A lot of the times, male chicks are tossed into the grinder since roosters don’t taste as good as hens.
#21. 16% of cell phones have faecal matter on them. Yours probably does too!
#22. Sometimes, butterflies enjoy sucking blood.
#23. There are more vacant homes than homeless people in the US
#24. Depending on the brand of toilet paper you use, poop can actually travel through 10 layers of paper!
#25. Go ahead – drink out of the bowl! Your desk, kitchen sink, grocery cart, cellphone, restaurant menu, and ATM all have more bacteria than your toilet bowl