55 Interesting Facts About Practically Everything

Welcome to the ultimate expedition of discovery at FastNFact! In a world teeming with marvels and curiosities, our compilation, “55 Interesting Facts About Practically Everything,” beckons you on an exhilarating journey through the extraordinary and the everyday. Prepare to be captivated by a kaleidoscope of facts that traverse the vast landscapes of science, history, nature, and more.

FACT#1. Traffic-related air pollution raises blood pressure. (Source: University of Washington)
FACT#2. Facial hair can help keep the skin young and in good condition. The hair stops water from leaving the skin – Keeping it moisturized – by protecting it from the wind, which dries the skin and disturbs the protective skin better. (Source: University of Southern Queensland)
FACT#3. The human body has a protein content of around 6-8g/ 100ml, about the same as an average ready-to-drink protein shake.
FACT#4. The countries with the largest average breast size are the USA, the UK, and Venezuela. There is a high correlation between increased breast size and high rates of obesity.
FACT#5. The Oldest man to ever father a child recognized by the Guinness World Records is Colley, an Australian man who had a child at 92 years old.
FACT#6. Green eyes are the most rare eye color in the world. Only about 2 percent of people in the have naturally green eyes.
FACT#7. The average person has 67 different species of bacteria in their belly button.
FACT#8. Metabolism for both men and women doesn’t significantly drop off until you reach the age of 60.
FACT#9. The fastest-moving muscle in the human body is the orbicularis oculi. We have two of these, one in each eye and they control the closing action of the eyelids.
FACT#10. At any time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So approximately 56 million people are drunk right now.
FACT#11. It’s illegal to sell alcohol on election Day in Thailand.
FACT#12. More than 40% of Australian workers are willing to accept a pay cut in exchange for the flexibility of remote work. On average, employees who can effectively perform their duties from home are willing to give back around four to eight percent of their salary.
FACT#13. Emotions are expressed more intensely on the left side of the face.
FACT#14. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
FACT#15. Taking a hot bath combats feelings of isolation and exclusion.
FACT#16. People who are naturally early risers are less likely to develop mental health problems than “Night Owls”.
FACT#17. For high-intensity contact sports, warm colors like red or orange can help enhance aggression and intensity, giving athletes a psychological edge. These colors can activate the fight-or-fight response, increasing adrenaline levels and boosting performance. (Source: The Journal Nature)
FACT#18. The average person needs $1.2 million in the bank to be happy. For Millennials, happiness would come from a $525,000 annual salary. (Source: The Harris Poll)
FACT#19. Anger can lead to better results when tracking tricky tasks, in comparison to other emotions such as sadness, desire, or amusement. (Source: The journal of personality and social psychology)
FACT#20. Daytime napping could help to preserve brain health by slowing the rate at which our brains shrink as we age.
FACT#21. Parents of newborn babies miss out on 6 months’ worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child’s life.
FACT#22. Podophobia is an overwhelming fear of feet. People with this condition might be scared of their own feet or other people’s feet.
FACT#23. Koumpondophobia is a word that means the fear of clothing buttons.
FACT#24. Rats make high-pitched, happy squeaks when in the company of another rat.
FACT#25. Just like humans, dogs can also struggle to get a decent night’s sleep because of stress. Even a short period of being separated from their owner or the presence of a threatening stranger can throw off their whole sleeping pattern.
FACT#26. Otters were the size of lions 3 Million years ago.

FACT#27. Starfish don’t have a body, they are all heads and no tail.
FACT#28. Koalas can sleep for up to 20 hours a day, due to their low energy diet, and the intense amount of energy required to break down toxic leaves.
FACT#29. Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear while humans have only 6.
FACT#30. The expectancy of spayed cats was 39% greater than that of intact female cats, and the life expectancy of neutered cats was 62% greater than that of intact male cats.
FACT#31. African Savanna animals fear human voices more than the sound of lions (Source: The journal Current Biology)
FACT#32. An Ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
FACT#33. Plants in Europe are more productive on Weekends. Industrial production is reduced and fewer people commute on the weekends, so the atmosphere is clear with daylights that boost the rates of photosynthesis in plants.
FACT#34. “Rizz” has been named as Oxford’s 2023 word of the year. (Source: Oxford University Press.)
FACT#35. In the Philippines, the common greeting “tao po” is a shortened version of an older phrase that means “ I am Human and not a spirit.
FACT#36. The Word “Mortgage” is a French law term that means “death contract.”
FACT#37. Languages that originate in humid environments are more likely to have a wide range of tones because human vocal folds become more elastic in humid environments
FACT#38. In 2020, Ireland’s Court ruled that “Subway” bread is not Bread beacuse of its high sugar content.
FACT#39. Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
FACT#40. The Big Mac (MCdonals) Index is an informal way to measure relative prices and Purchasing power across the world. The Most expensive Big Mac (MCdonals) in the world is in Switzerland, and the cheapest is in Taiwan.
FACT#41. Whamageddon is a game played during the 24 days before Christmas in which players try to go from December 1 to the end of Christmas Evening without hearing ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham!.
FACT#42. It takes sunlight an average of 8 Minutes and 20 seconds to travel from the sun to Earth.
FACT#43. Elon Musk’s private jets took 441 flights and flew over 1161 hours in the year 2023.
FACT#44. All of the bacteria in our body collectively weigh about 4 pounds. Source: National Institutes of Heath
FACT#45. Chino pants were known in Spanish as pantaloons chinos (Chinese Pants) because the original chino cloth was made in China. The name later got shortened to Chinos.
FACT#46. The average onset of menstruation in 1840 was at year 17. In 2000 it was at 12 years old.
FACT#47. James Cameron intentionally cast people shorter than 5’8” 172.72cm) as a background performer in Titanic to make the sets look bigger.
FACT#48. In February 2023, a Dutch policeman pursued a suspected spy balloon for several miles before realizing it was a bird poo on his windscreen.
FACT#49. Anne Hathaway was originally cast as a black Cat in Sam Riami’s ‘Spider-Man 4’ before the film was scrapped.
FACT#50. A teen named Peter Park passed the California Bar exam at the age of 17 and is now one of the state’s youngest practicing attorneys.
FACT#51. The year 2100 will skip being a leap year.
FACT#52. A full-time musician at a major orchestra can earn between USD 1,00,000 to 1,50,000 a year.
FACT#53. It takes around 65-75 hours to read the entire bible.
FACT#54. Brad Pitt and Beyonce are both related to King Henry II.
FACT#55. Genghis Khan is Believed to have fathered over 1000 to 3000 children. His DNA is present in about 16 million men today.

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