100 Amazing Facts Around the World
85. There are some turtles, such as the Australian Fitzory River turtle and the North American eastern painted turtle, that can breathe through their bottom as well as mouth.
84. The praying mantis can actually camouflage itself by changing color. It can vary from dark brown to green to blend in with tree bark and leaves. This enables it to hide from predators.
83. Research from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences shows that people who ate spicy foods six to seven times a week had a 14% lower risk of premature death for all causes, rather than people who ate less spicy foods.
82. Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly designed a ring shaped bridge on Uruguay’s southern coast called the Laguna Garzon Bridge, to encourage people to slow down and take in a view.
81. All surface water of the Atlantic Ocean is significantly saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
80. There is a 30-foot replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
79. 3.5 billion years ago, a mega-asteroid that was likely 30 miles across slammed into Earth in Australia. The impact caused tsunamis and craters bigger than many US states.
78. Scientists say that dieting could force your brain to eat itself.
77. On July 11, 2016, an Indian village in the state of Uttar Pradesh set a new Guinness World Record for planting nearly 50 million trees within 24 hours.
76. The Yakuza, Japan’s largest organized crime syndicate, provided water, food, blankets, etc. during both the 1995 and 2011 earthquakes at a much faster response rate than the Japanese Government.
75. The brain isn’t fully operational for learning until after 10 am, science has proved that school begin way too early.
74. Intelligent men and women are easily annoyed by people in general, but tend to remain silent in attempt to avoid meaningless arguments.
73. In 1986, a Soviet pilot made a bet with his co-pilot that he could land the plane blind. He curtained all cockpit windows and crashed the airplane into the landing strip killing 70 out of the 87 passengers on-board.
72. In a German village called Fuggerei, the rent hasn’t been raised since 1520, it costs only 88 cents to live there for an entire year.
71. If you travel across Russia, you will cross eleven different time zones.