15 totally random facts that will shock you

#1 It’s All About Water. Since jellyfish are 98% water, they can evaporate into thin air if exposed to the sun. Humans are roughly made up of 60-70% water.

#2 A Natural Fear. On average, people tend to fear spiders more than they do death. Some statistics show 50% of women and 10% of men suffer from a case of arachnophobia.

#3 No Humming Allowed. You actually can’t hum while you’re holding your nose closed. Try it out for yourself!

#4 A Numbers Game. Next to Three and Five, Four is the only number known to have the same amount of letters as its actual numeric value.

#5 Not Common Knowledge. Though the public education system puts a major emphasis on sciences, only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is actually a star.

#6 Spiritual Thrifting. The Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter and The Twilight series all present worthy cases, but the Bible is actually the number one most shoplifted book of all time.

#7 Rhyming And Scheming. No word in the English language or the refined instalment of the Oxford Dictionary rhymes with orange, purple, month or silver.

#8 Endless Conversations. According to calculations, the average woman speaks more than 7,000 words a day. The average man only speaks about 2,000 words or less.

#9 A Lucky Exit. Statistics and research show an individual is more likely to die on their way to buy a lottery ticket than they are to actually win the lottery.

#10 A Familiar Mutation. Not widely known, blue eyes are actually a mutation rather than a natural trait. The alteration takes place in a woman’s womb where the OCA2 gene, which is involved in the production of melanin, is disrupted to make the eyes blue rather than brown.

#11 An Unlikely Fear. Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world, there is a duck watching you. This specific type of phobia develops from an earlier childhood experience as most birds, such as geese and swans, are known for their aggressive tendencies.

#12 The Black Sheep Of Berries. Strawberries aren’t actually berries because it isn’t a fleshy fruit developed from a single seed, but bananas can be technically classified as one for the same reason the aforementioned isn’t.

#13 A Seashell From The Seashore. Though it’s commonly told otherwise, when you put a seashell next to your ear, you actually hear the sound of your blood surging through your veins, not the sound of the ocean.

#14 Cracking your knuckles isn’t so bad after all. Remember when your mom scolded you for cracking your knuckles? “You’re knuckles will get fat and you’ll get arthritis!” Cracking your knuckles is actually beneficial for your bones. The sound is made by bursting gas bubbles.

#15 How to stop your yawn. The next time you’re tired and let out a yawn, touch your tongue. It’s impossible to yawn if you touch your tongue!

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  1. REALLY????!!!! I am genuinely shocked! Blue eyes mutation… That's rich!

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail