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30 Interesting Facts That Blow Your Mind When You Learn

There are so many interesting facts that it is possible they blow your mind when you learn. You will be surprised when you learn these facts from the word’s oldest tree to arctic foxes. A Reddit user asked, “What’s a fact that just blows your mind?” and here 30 of the best responses.

1.

interesting factsjayantadey1996

When you dream, one part of your brain is making up the story, and another part is experiencing those events and is genuinely surprised by all the twists in the plot.

2.

harpo-polo

2006, which doesn’t feel THAT long ago, saw the death of two colossally old tortoises. The first, Harriet, was reportedly collected by Charles Darwin when he visited the Galápagos on the HMS Beagle. She belonged to Steve Irwin at the time of her death. Charles Darwin and Steve Irwin shared a “pet.” Estimated to have lived 176 years.

The second, Adwaita, was born before the United States declared its independence from England. Think of it: just 14 years ago, there was a land creature alive that was older than our country. Just incredible.

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interesting factstheguy4785

November 2, 2000 was the last time all humans were on the planet together. Since then at least one person has remained on the international space station.

4.

Rob_Vegas

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank were born in the same year.

Also, that same year, Betty White was already 7 years old.

5.

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The oldest living tree in the world methuselah is 4851 years old

6.

TheRhinoMonk

That the Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire

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The sound made by the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people 40 miles away, traveled around the world four times, and was clearly heard 3,000 miles away.

That’s like you standing in New York and hearing a sound from San Francisco

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brad-corp

If time travel were possible, you would need a time-and-space-machine to survive the trip, otherwise, when you traveled back in time, the planet would be at a different point in its rotation around the sun and our solar system would be at a different point in space as it rotates, which means you’d travel back in time and be in an empty part of space

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The International Space station is closer to the earth than San Francisco is to L.A

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Weeneem

Arctic foxes can survive temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius