Cool Random Facts

Trivia is one of my favorite things. I like being able to remember some of the odd things I’ve heard over the years, but I don’t recall ever hearing any of these. These ARE some cool random facts and knowing things like this can help you out in a pinch when you’re trying to think of something to say to someone you don’t know very well.  It shows more imagination than discussing the weather...

Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.

The crocodile has the most powerful bite on the planet, about 5,000 psi. 

The pupil in a goat’s eye is rectangular.

Einstein’s final words died with him. The nurse at his bedside did not speak German.

April 18, 1955 — Dr. Einstein Is Dead At 76. — Image by © Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS

Ancient Chinese committed suicide by taking copious amounts of salt. In fact, you only need to ingest 1 gram of salt to 1kg of body weight for it to be fatal.

Only 2% of the world’s population has red hair.

A lightning bolt generates temperatures 5 times hotter than those found at the sun’s surface.

Lightning is an electrical discharge. Lighting typically extends ~5 km high and is 2 to 3 cm in diameter. Note: it appears thicker than it really is. Temperature in lightning channel can reach up to ~50,000°C (most ~30,000°C) Five times hotter than the surface of the sun! Kills an average of ~70 people per year in U.S. Odds of you getting struck in your lifetime (assuming you live to be 80 years old) ≈ 1/5000.

So there you have just a few random facts we managed to dig up.  Do you know something odd and out of the ordinary?  Leave us a comment, we’d be pleased to hear your random fact.

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