27 Unbelievable But True Facts

  1. A single strand of spaghetti is called a “spaghetto.”
  2. There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.
  3. The Great Wall of China is not a single, continuous wall, but a series of walls and fortifications.
  4. The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, and lasted only 38 minutes.
  5. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
  6. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
  7. The oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old.
  8. There is a species of jellyfish that is essentially immortal.
  9. The human nose can detect over 1 trillion different scents.
  10. Honey never spoils – it can last for centuries if stored properly.
  11. A group of hedgehogs is called a prickle.
  12. The world’s largest snowflake on record was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
  13. There are more possible iterations of a deck of cards than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
  14. The shortest commercial flight in the world is only 90 seconds long.
  15. The longest wedding veil on record was longer than 63 football fields.
  16. Cows have best friends and get stressed when separated from them.
  17. The world’s largest grand piano was built by a 15-year-old in New Zealand.
  18. A sneeze travels at an average speed of 100 miles per hour.
  19. The tallest mountain in our solar system is Olympus Mons, which is located on Mars.
  20. The world’s largest snow maze covers over 2,000 square meters.
  21. The world’s deepest postbox is located in Susami Bay, Japan, and is 10 meters underwater.
  22. It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  23. The Great Pyramid of Giza weighs about 6.5 million tons.
  24. The largest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
  25. Sea otters hold hands while they sleep so they don’t drift apart.
  26. The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.
  27. The longest time a person has gone without sleep is 11 days.

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