Like many people with a smartphone, I love to read google news articles while having my morning coffee (I prefer the freshly printed paper but gotta roll with the times). I love to further my education in any way possible and learning useless info is super fun! This is a mix of random PG stuff I found on the web, it’s safe to tell your kids but in the back of your mind, you know who told you. *WINK WINK*
- A narwhal’s tusk reveals its past living conditions.
Much like the rings of a tree can tell you its age and provide clues about the life it has lived, so too does the long tusk of the narwhal.
2. The first person convicted of speeding was going eight mph.
According to Guinness World Records, the first person to be charged with speeding was Walter Arnold of the English village of Paddock Wood, Kent. On Jan. 28, 1896, Arnold was spotted going four times the speed limit in his 19th-century Benz—but since the speed limit at the time was just two miles per hour
3. “New car smell” is the scent of dozens of chemicals.
Few odors are as pleasing as “new car smell“—and not just because it’s nice to be in a brand new car. But while the scent may be strangely satisfying, the fact is that it’s pretty much just a combination of 50+ chemicals (known as “volatile organic compounds”) that are released into the car, decaying quickly over time.
4. The severed head of a sea slug can grow a whole new body.
The severed head of a sea slug can grow a whole new body.
5. The space between your elbow crease and your wrist is the size of your foot.
Did you put it up to your forearm yet?
6. The world’s smallest reptile was first reported in 2021.
A tiny chameleon discovered in northern Madagascar and measuring just 28.9 millimeters is believed to be the smallest reptile on Earth. The itty bitty chameleon was recently discovered and reported in the January 2021 issue of Scientific Reports. But there’s one thing about these critters that’s big for its size: The genitalia of the males measures almost 20% of its body length.
7. Many feet bones don’t harden until you’re an adult
Each foot contains 26 bones, as well as 33 joints and 19 muscles, which work together to allow for a huge range of motion and movements. But many of these bones remain cartilage throughout a person’s childhood, slowly ossifying into bone as the years go on.
8. Some sea snakes can breathe through their skin.
You might think that it’s just fish that have gills, but there are several species of sea snake that breathe through their skin as well. For example, the Hydrophis cyanocinctus has been found to breathe through the top of its own head. It has a small hole and collection of blood vessels at the top of its head for picking up oxygen from the seawater and sending it to the reptile’s brain while it moves underwater.
9. The heads on Easter Island have bodies.
The iconic stone heads protruding from the ground on Easter Island are familiar to most, but many don’t realize what lies beneath the surface. In the ’10s, archaeologists studying the hundreds of stone statues on the Pacific Island excavated two of the figures, revealing full torsos, which measure as high as 33 feet.
10. The feeling of losing time in the mall is known as the Gruen transfer.
We’ve all heard how casinos are designed to deliberately disorient visitors, causing them to lose track of time and where exactly they are. But did you know that there’s a similar strategy behind the design of shopping malls as well? Officially known as the “Gruen transfer,” this phenomenon was named after Austrian architect Victor Gruen, who identified how an intentionally confusing layout could lead to consumers spending more time and money in a shopping venue (though he would later disavow the approach).
Yes, this was the PG13 version.
The XXX version will release on Wednesday March 2nd
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