Think that when your doggo sees you he/she can only see a walking grey person like you're some kind of food delivering zombie? Not true. Their color spectrum is just more limited than ours. They can see yellows, blues and violets just fine.
You know how they told you that The Great Wall Of China is the only man-made thing you can see from outer space? That's not actually true either. First of all, it's really hard to see because of low visibility factors. But your porch light? If you knew exactly where it was, you'd be able to see that. Why? It's shiny and the Great Wall isn't.
Penguins mate for life and live happy little lives with their perfect penguin soulmates. Right? Don't they? Oh no. Only some do, but if they need to mate and they need to mate now, they might just choose the closest available female. Can anyone's love story work out for once?
You probably thought that forbidden fruit that they were talking about the whole time in the bible was an apple right? That's what all the drawings made it out to be. But it most likely wasn't one at all. Some think it may have been a pomegranate. It also may likely have been a fig, because the next verses mention sewing together fig leaves to make clothing.
Maybe no one told Frank about the breathing underwater thing, but he can remember you better than you might think. He's got more than a five second attention span. Goldfish have responded to specific tones for up to five months, even when moved to different locations. So their memory might actually be better than yours.
You've probably heard of this guy in history class. And you've probably also heard he was really short. We're picturing around five feet whenever someone says something about having a Napoleon Complex. But actually, he was 5'7". So he wasn't the tallest guy in the room, but that height was actually fairly average for the time.
You may have heard it around here or there that we only use 10% of our brain's capacity, and felt a little less stupid for failing your math test. Well, sorry to break it to you, but we actually don't use just 10%. It's unknown for sure, but scientists estimate that we use almost all of our brain, just not all at the same time.
You know all those stories about George Washington's chompers being made of wood? It's true he had some wacky teeth, but they were not made of wood. When they were studied, they were found to be made of gold, ivory and lead. And, wait for it - other actual humans' teeth. Someone you descended from may have helped out George with their own teeth. Good on ya.
If you are as blind as a bat, well, count yourself lucky. You probably have really good vision. Many bats actually have excellent eyesight. But since they sort of live in caves, they've adapted to, you know, living in the dark. That's where the echolocation comes in handy.
When you're sitting around in the pool or the bathtub and start to get all wrinkly, it's not because you're absorbing all the water around you. It's actually because of our autonomic nervous system. It's thought to have evolved this response to be able to give us better grip in our environment. So, take a bath, go rock climbing.
Remember that story that when The War Of The Worlds was read over the radio, it caused mass panic because people thought it was real? That's just what it was — a story. Newspapers played up that story, because they wanted to get an edge on their competition and make people think that radio was bad.
You can't drop a penny from the top of the Empire State building and kill someone with it. A penny dropped from there would go up to 64 mph at its fastest. That's fast, but it's not going to kill you. It's not going to be super fun to have that dropped on your head, but hey, you'd be alive.
We know Columbus didn't discover America, really, because there were people already living there. But he really, really didn't discover America. He sailed to Barbados and some of South America. He actually never even got close to America. Way to go, Columbus.