Facts About The World That Will Surprise Even The Most Intelligent People

1. If you make ice cubes with tap water, they will be white. If you use boiled water, they will be transparent.


2. It takes so little amount of electricity to charge your cellphone overnight. After a quick calculation, it actually costs a whopping DOLLAR.


3. The Hawaiian alphabet only has twelve letters (A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P, and W)


4. Honey is the ONLY food that DOES NOT spoil.


5. Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.

Although it’s not a major change, in certain parts of Canada a person weighing 150 pounds (68 kilograms) can find themselves to be 1/10th of an ounce lighter. One explanation could be that mantle rocks underneath the surface area are slowly flowing downward. Mark Tamisiea, a geophysicist in Liverpool, England compares the phenomenon to being on a raft in the rapids:

“If the water was flowing downward in a sinkhole, the raft would be pulled down as well.”


6. 99% of the earth’s gold is located in its core. All you gold miners, have fun getting the 1%.


7. Due to gravity, the theoretical maximum height of a tree is 130 meters.


8. Dolphins can actually call each other by name.

Scientists have found further evidence that dolphins call each other by "name". Research has revealed that the marine mammals use a unique whistle to identify each other. A team from the University of St Andrews in Scotland found that when the animals hear their own call played back to them, they respond. The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


9. In an average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.


10. For every human on earth, there is 1.6 million ants.


11. You’re twice as likely to get killed by a vending machine than a shark.


12. Mosquitoes have killed more humans than all wars in history.


13. There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand in the world.


14. The average chocolate bar contains eight insect pieces.


15. Strawberries and raspberries aren't really berries in the botanical sense.

They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds.