6 freshly baked trivia facts that would leave you awed
Still think you know more facts about science and history than the average person does? Think again! We're about to let you in on some crazy unknown facts that would make you wonder with your mouth open. Are you ready?
#1 Sharks have existed long before trees
With a 100 million years gap between their existence, sharks first showed up about 450 million years ago before trees came into the scene.
#2 Nepalese honey hunters climb high altitudes to retrieve "mad honey"
Himalayan giant honey bees produce this honey which is insanely sought after because of its hallucinogenic effects. A pound sells for $60 - $80!
#3 Vast majority of Canadians live below the 49th parallel
People believe that the 49th parallel borders Canada and the US. However, 72% of Canadians actually live below it.
#4 Half Australian dollar bills are worth half their face values
What this means is that you don't need to be scared when your AUD 100 bill, for instance, cuts in half. Because each half would still be worth AUD 50. Crazy, right?
#5 Sticky rice prevents the Great Wall of China from collapsing
The Chinese often come up with brilliant ideas that surprise the rest of the world and now we get to discover that the brilliant use of sticky rice as mortar is what keeps the Great Wall standing to this day.
#6 Tea bags were invented by accident
In 1908, Thomas Sullivan had intended to send tea samples packaged in bags, so he came up with the idea of tea bags. Quite soon people decided to drop the entire bag and its content in hot water.
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