20 random Trivia facts to blow your mind!

I love facts, that might not be a secret anymore. So, here we are, with some Trivia facts that’ll blow your mind! Ever since I first heard about them, they definitely blew my mind!

1. Hashtag symbol

The hashtag symbol is technically called an octothorpe. The ‘octo-‘ prefix refers to the 8 points on the popular symbol. What the ‘thorpe’ means, remains a history. Some claim it comes from the Old English word for ‘village.’

2. Chef’s hat

The 100 folds in a chef’s hat represent 100 ways to cook an egg. So, that tall, pleated white hat that chefs wear (called a toque) has 100 folds for a reason. The pleats used to signify a chef’s level of experience, for example, the number of ways the chef knows how to prepare eggs.

3. Allergic cats

Some cats are allergic to people. To those who are allergic to cats, they might be allergic to you too. It’s uncommon, due to the fact that we bathe ourselves, don’t shed as much hair or dead skin. But yes, it does happen.

4. Apple pie isn’t American

Next time you say: ‘as American as apple pie’, you might want to consider the fact that neither apple pies nor apples originally came from America. They’re native to Asia and the first recipe for apple pie was written in England.

6. Scotland’s national animal is a unicorn

It’s a fabled creature, we all know that. But Scotland has chosen the mythical unicorn because of its association with dominance and chivalry as well as purity and innocence in Celtic mythology.

7. M&M’s name explained

It stands for Mars and Murrie. Forrest Mars (son of the Mars Company Founder) spotted the British confection Smarties during the Spanish Civil War and noticed the candy shell preventing the chocolate from melting. He teamed up with Bruce Murrie (son of Hershey Chocolate’s president).

8. Blue whale’s heartbeat

You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than 2 miles away. His heart weighs about 400 pounds. The size of a small piano.

9. Royal Flush

The odds of getting a royal flush are exactly 1 in 649,740. Poker participants have a slightly better chance of laying down a straight flush. Try 72,192 to 1. Out of the 7462 distinct five-card poker hand, you have a 42% chance of getting a single pair.

10. English language

Four times more people speak English as a second language than as a native one. It’s the most widely spoken language in the world, with nearly two billion people learning it as a second language. 350 million people speak it natively.

11. Cucurbita Pepo

Pumpkins, squash, gourds, zucchinis, Jack o’ Lanterns, are one and the same species. It originated in Mexico more than 10,000 years ago. Farmers have developed the many cultivars we know and eat today.

12. Models T’s colours

Not every Model T was black. For the first few years of production, Ford’s famous car came in grey, green, blue and red. It was after 1914 that customers could order ‘any colour so long as it is black.’ The dark paint dried faster, which was the reason why.

13. Lincoln Logs

Frank Llyod Wright’s son invented Lincoln Logs. The famous architect’s design for the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo inspired John Llyod to produce the interlocking log beams on a smaller scale for kids.

14. Fears in names

Fear of number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia. If you don’t find it hard pronouncing that, try the fear for clowns, coulrophobia, or the fear for bridges, gephyrophobia.

15. The Crown Jewels

They contain the two biggest cut diamonds on Earth. They both descend from the Cullinan Diamond, a 3106-carat gem found in the 1905s in South Africa. The largest stone called the Great Star of Africa is in the Sovereign’s Sceptre. The second-largest is mounted in the Imperial State Crown.

16. Baby sea otters can’t swim

Their mums will wrap them in pieces of kelp while they hunt until the otter pups learn how to paddle around on their own. A raft of otters will hold hands while sleeping, so they don’t drift apart.

17. The word for partial pigment loss

There’s a word for animals who suffer from partial pigment loss. Albinism is the congenital absence of any pigmentation or colouration, but leucism is where some pattern or colour remains.

18. Facebook as its own country

If Facebook was a country, it would have 1 billion more people than China does. Facebook overshadows China’s (1.4 billion) and India’s (1.3 billion) population with 2.45 billion Facebook users. Even Instagram has three times as many people as the U.S.

19. Grapes in wine

About 700 grapes go into one bottle of wine. That’s approximately 2.6 pounds.

20. Baby puffin

A baby puffin is called a ‘puffling.’ To feed its chick, the parents will carry around 10 fish in its beak. The record holder amongst puffings though seems to be one who could keep 62 fish in its beak.

Which facts are new to you? 

Love, Deem ❤

You can also follow me on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Twitch

Image source: Pexels


14 thoughts on “20 random Trivia facts to blow your mind!

Een reactie plaatsen

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s