Magic mirror on the wall, who is the smartest one of all?
Famed is thy beauty, Majesty. But hold, a lovely reader I see… currently, scrolling through this article is smarter than thee.
So, you’re seeking a recipe for being smarter than your classmates, but the Magic Mirror has already answered and regarded you as the smartest one of all. This is because the desire for being the smartest one has led you to this article, and guess what? You’re already halfway through accomplishing your quest of knowledge!
Keeping a healthy dose of curiosity about worldly knowledge can help you sharpen your mind, make you smarter and confident, and even help you to be more productive.
Curiosity is a blessing in disguise! In fact, Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” So, if you are curious to know about the world that lies beyond the boundaries of your room, you have come to the right place!
If you really want to reap the benefits of being the smartest one in the group, go through these ten amazing facts we’ve gathered for you with the help of an assignment writing service. They are interesting, they are fun, and will definitely satisfy your curiosity. The below interesting facts will help broaden your knowledge and make you feel like a genius in the group. Above all, with these facts, you can now flex your smartness among your friends, and make them feel less smart by all means!
So, without further ado, let’s get into it!
1. Over half of the characters in Shakespeare’s plays die in the same way
Guess the greatest author of all time, William Shakespeare might have run out of ideas to kill off his characters.
When The Guardian analyzed the data from Open Source Shakespeare in 2016, they discovered that the majority of character deaths are caused by stabbing. Almost 54 out of 100 characters in all of his plays died in the same way. And the playwright’s second most favorite cause of death was being poisoned.
2. Babies don’t blink as much as adults
Blinking is a natural process to keep the eyes clean and moisturized. However, the number of times we blink does not remain the same as we grow up. Adult humans tend to blink around 15 times in a minute, whereas babies can only blink about two or three times per minute. So next time, when you decide to play “who blinks first?” with babies, keep this information in mind!
3. Human corpses can move for over a year even after death
This fact seems like a scene from a zombie movie, but it’s one of the most common natural phenomena. Published in the journal Forensic Science International: Synergy, a 2019 study concludes that corpses can still move for more than a year after death.
It does not mean that zombies are real. In fact, the movements in the dead body are due to decomposition, which causes the dead ligaments to dry out and shrink, pulling the limbs as the process continues.
4. Crows remember human faces and hold grudges for long
Next time if a crow poops on you, you know he has a grudge for you!
The researchers at the University of Washington have found plenty of evidence from wildlife biologists that crows are highly intelligent birds capable of recognizing individual human faces, even if the person who wronged them wears a mask.
5. Deja Vu is just your brain processing the events that happened previously
Though it hasn’t entirely been proven, scientists believe that deja vu happens when there’s a second’s delay of transporting information from one side of the brain to the other, so your brain collects the information twice, particularly processing the events as if they have happened before. Consider it as your computer glitches and opens the file twice.
6. “J” is the only letter that does not appear in the periodic table
After reading this fact, go through the periodic table again and see if there’s any letter J. among hydrogen, potassium, lithium, you will find every other letter except the letter “J.”
However, this fact is irrelevant for those belonging to countries like Norway, Poland, Sweden, Serbia, or Croatia, which denote ‘iodine’ with the name “jod.”
7. Family members share a specific smell
According to research by Wayne State University, at least two members of each family share one specific natural smell. With this study, researchers argue that this is probably the reason why stepchildren are treated differently than the children of their own blood. This specific smell often causes discrimination against stepchildren, says the researcher in his study.
8. Astronauts grow up to two inches in space
Astronauts don’t feel the pressure of gravity in space; hence, they float around. This causes their vertebra to enhance and relax, which means their bodies expand up to three percent taller. So, every time astronauts go to space; they come back with increased sizes. However, the extra height does not last long; they shrink back to their normal sizes within a few days of landing back on earth.
9. Men’s tongues are usually longer than women’s
Naturally, women are smaller than men physically, and that includes their tongue as well. The average length of men’s tongues is around 3.3 inches, while women usually have slightly smaller tongues at 3.1 inches.
10. The famous acronym “OMG” was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917
No, it’s not a modern acronym used in our daily chatting. Actually, it first appeared in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917. Lord Fisher, an admiral and naval innovator, wrote to the British prime minister and was anticipating to be honored for his services and those in his line of work. He wrote, “I hear a new order of Knights in on the tapis – O.M.G (Oh! My God!)— Shower it on the Admiralty!”
11. Dogs know when humans are in fear
Dogs can smell your fears and are pretty much aware of all your moods. There is a reason why they are called man’s best friends! All thanks to their extremely sensitive nose, which can smell just about anything! According to Psychology Today, dogs would know when you’re happy, sad, or also in fear by picking up “chemosignals,” the odor of your body produced in human armpits.
12. There’s a phobia of all the phobias
We have heard about the phobias of height, small spaces, spiders, lizards, water, and whatnot. But some people actually have a phobia about all the phobias themselves, known as phobophobia.
13. Canadians have a habit of saying “sorry” a lot; a law was made so that an apology can’t be submitted as an admission of guilt for a crime.
Canadians are widely known for their extremely polite nature; perhaps they can’t even help it! That’s the reason why, in 2009, a law was passed by the province of Ontario called “Apology Act”, which says that a “sorry” (an expression of regret or empathy), can’t legally be regarded as an admission of guilt or fault.