38 Astonishing Random Facts Guaranteed to Give You Child-Like Wonder – Part 256




Most watches advertised online and instore display the time 10 past 10. This is because the 10:10 position is symmetrical, and the human brain tends to appreciate symmetry and orderliness. Also, the 10:10 hands look “happy” due to the fact that the hands look like a smile.

27. The Chicagoland Tylenol murders still remain unsolved and no one was ever charged. In 1982, 7 people were murdered via cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules; leading to industry-wide tamper-proof seals and phasing out of capsules.

28. The cinematographer for the music video of REM’s “The One I Love” was chef, Alton Brown. Reportedly, between takes, he would watch cooking shows and thought he could do better.

29. Around 1000 years after the great pyramids were built, most mammoth populations had died out. However, in Wrangel Island in Russia, there were around 500-1000 mammoths still alive.

30. Steven Spielberg watched Seinfeld episodes while filming Schindler's List to cheer himself up.

31Memory of Mankind

Memory of Mankind

The Memory of Mankind is a sophisticated time capsule project in Austria designed to last a million years. The designers made a system for the capsule to be discovered by a future society and even planned for the possibility of it being discovered by alien life.

32. Charles Goodyear is credited with inventing the chemical process to create and manufacture pliable, waterproof, moldable rubber. Goodyear was at the Eagle India Rubber Company where he accidentally discovered that combining rubber and sulfur over a hot stove caused the rubber to vulcanize.

33. Kobe Bryant is the only person to have won both an Olympic Medal and an Oscar in 2017 for the film Dear Basketball.

34. In Austria, people get 14 pay packets per year. The 13th and 14th are paid in Summer and at Christmas, so you get double pay for the holidays.

35. Hypertumor is a type of tumor that forms on top of an existing tumor and kills it. This happens more on larger animals, which may explain why blue whales don't die of cancer often.-

36Plant albinism

Plant albinism

Plant albinism exists and because of the lack of chlorophyll on their leaves, they have to suck energy from the roots of neighboring plants making them essentially, vampires.

37. Almonds are a member of the rose family, same as a peach, apricot, plum, and cherry. Because the fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed, they are not a true nut.

38. Andrew Carnegie once tried to give the Philippines $20 million so that they could buy independence from the United States.