Random Facts That May Amuse You

By Dickson Osas

There are many facts like fun facts, crazy or weird facts, and interesting facts that might amuse you. These are things you once count as myths, but in truth, they are facts that genuinely exist.

Below are a few facts you might find interesting.

The attractive Odor of a new car is a result of heavy chemicals

As much as the Odor of a new car is pleasing to smell, it is of a truth that the scent results from over fifty different types of volatile chemicals which disappear quickly with time. Nevertheless, these chemicals are not harmful to life.

The human nose perceives different odors.

According to recent research, Human noses can perceive about one trillion different types of odors and smells, and they possess the capacity to differentiate them appropriately.

The longest nail

According to the Guinness book of record, the longest human fingernails were measured at twenty-eight feet long, and the name of the human with the longest nails is Redmond Lee, an American who started to grow her nails in 1979. The record was proven in 2008, and she eventually lost it in an accident.

Google image was created in 2000

The google image was started in the year 2000 after Jennifer Lopez wore a magnificent dress to the Grammy award. Many music lovers began to find every means to search for her dress. This made Google introduced the google image in the same year.

Missing letter alphabets in the state names

“Q,” the only letter in the alphabet that is absent, does not appear in any state names in the United States. The letters “J” and “z” are only used in New Jersey and Arizona, respectively.

The world’s longest word

The longest word in any place is eighty-five letters, a word from New Zealand. The term “Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu” is shortened to Taumata Hill.

Four national Anthems without Lyrics

There are only four national anthems in the world with no official lyrics. The countries are Spanish (Marcha Real), San Marino, Kosovo, and Herzegovina.

In the past, competitive art was an Olympic sport.

In the past, The International sporting competition granted prizes for special categories like Sculpture, painting, music, and architectural designs from1912 to 1948. It’s a shame the iconic pottery scene from Ghost didn’t become more popular because it might have quickly taken home both an Olympic medal and the best writing Oscar.

The longest syllable

The terms “scrunched” and “strengthened” are the longest one-syllable words in English. Some people argue that “squirreled” could be added. However, most dictionaries state that squirrel is meant to be pronounced as two syllables (squirrel). Other lengthy one-syllable words include “screeched” and “strengths,” but they only contain 9 letters each.

German chocolate origin

German chocolate cake is not native to that country. However, Sam German, who developed a kind of baking chocolate for Baker’s in 1852, is the man in whose honor the product was called.

Putter fish can kill

Because pufferfish use tetrodotoxin as a defense mechanism against predators, eating any of its parts can result in death. One pufferfish contains enough poison to kill thirty people, and there is no cure. However, pufferfish, known in Japan as fugu, is a highly treasured delicacy that skilled chefs can only cook.

Flamingoes are not born Pink.

The carotenoids found in the algae and fish (which also eat the algae) that flamingoes consume give them their pink color; when they are hatched, their feathers are grayish-white.

The total length of an arteries

The total length of an adult human’s blood arteries, if they were all laid end to end, would be approximately 100,000 miles, or four complete rotations of the planet.

Portmanteau meaning

A portmanteau is a combination of two words that creates a new word, such as breakfast and lunch becoming brunch or motel from motor and hotel. In case you were wondering, the term “portmanteau” is a compound word that refers to a double-sided suitcase and is not, in fact, a portmanteau.

The tallest living man

Sultan Kosen, a 39-year-old Turkish man who stood 8 feet, 2.8 inches tall, and broke the record in 2009, is the tallest man alive. His pituitary disorder also contributes to his development.

The first football game

The first collegiate football game was played on November 6, 1869, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, between Rutgers and Princeton (then known as the College of New Jersey).