- A female ferret will die if she doesn’t have sex for a year.
- A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops.
- The oldest condoms ever found date back to the 1640s (they were found in a cesspit at Dudley Castle), and were made from animal and fish intestines.
- The German for “contraceptive” is Schwangerschaftsverhütungsmittel. By the time you’ve finished saying it, it’s too late.
In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory
- Wearing high heels can negatively affect a woman’s orgasm
- Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.
- Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
Female kangaroos have three vaginas
- A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
- The best-selling work of fiction of the 15th century was “The Tale of the Two Lovers,” an erotic novel by the man who later became Pope Pius II
- The founder of com, Gary Kremen, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on match.com
- The American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality as a mental illness until 1973.
- An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
- Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long.
- The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter (jaw muscle).
- . Casu marzu is a Sardinian cheese that contains live maggots. The maggots can jump up to five inches out of cheese while you’re eating it, so it’s a good idea to shield it with your hand to stop them jumping into your eyes.
The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades — but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond.
- All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.
- Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
- The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes — it uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.
Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy
The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface.
Sweat itself is odorless. It’s the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor
There’s more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
Experiments show that male rhesus macaque monkeys will pay to look at pictures of female rhesus macaques’ bottoms.
Most of the dust
underneath your bed
is actually your own
In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.
- Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague of inexplicable dancing in Strasbourg, in which hundreds of people danced for about a month for no apparent reason. Several of them danced themselves to death.
Ears and Nose never stop growing
- When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb.
If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.
A family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are thought to have gained their blue skin through combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia.
- Powerful earthquakes can permanently shorten the length of Earth’s day, by moving the spin of the Earth’s axis. The 2011 Japan earthquake knocked 1.8 microseconds off our days. The 2004 Sumatra quake cost us around 6.8 microseconds.
- In 2008 scientists discovered a new species of bacteria that lives in hairspray.
- Col. “Mad” Jack Churchill was only British soldier in WWII known to have killed an enemy soldier with a longbow. “Mad Jack” insisted on going into battle armed with both a medieval bow and a claymore sword.
The tiny parasite Toxoplasma gondii can only breed sexually when in the guts of a cat. To this end, when it infects rats, it changes their behaviour to make them less scared of cats.
- The katzenklavier (“cat piano”) was a musical instrument made out of cats. Designed by 17th-century German scholar Athanasius Kircher, it consisted of a row of caged cats with different voice pitches, who could be “played” by a keyboardist driving nails into their tails.
- . An epidemic of laughing that lasted almost a year broke out in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1962. Several thousand people were affected, across several villages. It forced a school to close. It wasn’t fun, though — other symptoms included crying, fainting, rashes, and pain.
41. The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine. Apparently it works. Please don’t do it, though.
42. There are around 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. If you took them all out and laid them end to end, they’d stretch around the world more than twice. But, seriously, don’t do that either.