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14 Interesting facts you always get wrong!

14 Facts you always get wrong
October 30, 2018

There is no end to facts and thus there isn’t any end to entertainment. However, when we usually read facts, we often skip the questions as to “Why” or “How” a factual statement being made is valid or possible.

In this post we are going to look at some interesting facts with their valid explanations/research. So without further ado:

Can lightning strike in the same place twice?

Yes, as per National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the 3rd and 4th strokes usually follow the same path as the 2nd.

Eye patches helped pirates see better in the dark?

The eye sporting the patch adapted better to darkness as the pirates moved between decks.

In comparison to others, the sun is only a medium-sized star?

Yes, it is indeed a medium-sized star, even though it looks bigger because of its “close proximity” to earth.

The universe is not expanding?

No, distant galaxies are moving apart, which is an evidence of an expanding universe.

Are humans genetically related to bananas?

Yes, humans and bananas share 50% of their DNA.

You cannot smell when you are sleeping?

Yes, the olfactory sense isn’t active while you are sleeping.

Does an Octopus have 3 hearts?

Yes, 2 hearts move blood beyond its gills and the 3rd one helps in pumping blood around the body.

The main ingredient used in guacamole is avocado?

Yes, the dip, generally served with tortilla chips, is originally from Mexico.

Can adults breathe and swallow at the same time?

No, when swallowing, the pharynx — through which the air flows — changes from an airway to a food channel.

Jersey Royals are a kind of onions?

No, they are types of potatoes planted in Jersey from January to April.

Did Feta Cheese originate in Italy?

No, made from sheep and goat’s milk, Feta Cheese originated in Greece.

The Amazon is the largest river in the world?

No, The Nile at 4,132 miles beat The Amazon by a huge margin as the latter is ‘just’ 3,976 miles in length.

The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space?

Yes, according to NASA, the wall can be seen from space only through radar imagery. It isn’t visible to an unaided eye

Is Brazil the largest coffee-growing nation in the world?

Yes, Brazil has held this tag for around 150 years now.

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