Mind-Blowing Facts That You Will Never Believe

Interesting facts that will blow your mind.

Julia Tucker, Columnist

Here are some fun, weird facts in case you’re bored:

  • Scotland has 421 words for snow or relating to snow. Some include feefle, fyole, glaister, strinklin, snaw-broo, glush, and blin-drift (BBC).
  • The first oranges weren’t orange, they were actually green. Tangerine-pomelo hybrid is where oranges originated, and they are green. (GIZMODO)
  • A regular deck of cards has a deeper meaning behind the kings of each suit. Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, Diamonds – Julius Caesar’. (SAVIT)
  • “American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.” (SAVIT)
  • Scientists found scaly foot snails, yeti crabs, and sea cucumbers in deep sea volcanoes. They believe that some types of those species are undiscovered. (BestLife)
  • Scientists have only discovered 5% of the ocean, meaning we are nowhere close to knowing everything that is happening on Earth. (WWB)
  • Flowers are starting to change color due to climate change. The flower’s UV pigmentation increases to protect itself from the sun’s rising radiation. (BestLife) 
  • The first person recorded “Speeding” was going at a rate of 8mph. This person was Walter Arnold on Jan. 28, 1896. (BestLife) 
  • In 2021, the world’s smallest reptiles were found in northern Madagascar. (EarthSky)
  • The heads on Easter Island have bodies. They were originally built above ground but got buried after over 500 years of erosion. (LiveScience)

The world can be weird sometimes, so it’s fun to know more about it.