Daily dose of interesting facts

  • The fingerprints of Koala and Humans are very much similar so much so that they were confused with human prints at a crime scene.
  • You cannot hum by closing your nose. You tried it didn’t you ?
  • The mother of irony: The inventor of fire hydrant is not known because patents filed were burnt in a building which caught fire. However, the invention is credited to Frederick Graff Sr, there is no further evidence indicating that Graff was the first person to develop the fire hydrants.
  • Horse is the only animal that cannot vomit.
  • Earth is the only planet which is not named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess. No one knows who named The earth.
  • Kiribati is the only country in the world which is on all 4 hemispheres.
  • Antarctica is the largest desert in the world. Whereas Sahara is the largest sand desert in the world. The word Sahara itself means desert in Arabic. Atacama is the driest desert in the world.
  • Uncopyrightable is the longest word in English without any repetition of letters.
  • Leap years as we all know are the years that are divisible by 4. So is the year 1900 a leap year? Most of you said “yes” because it is divisible by 4. But it is not, centennial years must be divisible by 400 to acquire the tag of leap year. So the years 1600, 2000 are leap years and the years 1700, 1800, 1900 are not leap years. This is primarily done to adjust the gregorian calendar which we use to align with earth’s revolution around sun.
  • A pinch of irony Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

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