10 Interesting Random Facts That Will Make You Go, “OMG!”

Random Facts
Source: New Scientist, Good News Network, Petsmount & Getty Images

The world is a strange, bizarre, and an intriguing place and so, we’ve got plenty of interesting random facts to share with you.

1. The Blue Whale’s Heart Is Massive

The heart of a blue whale, the world’s biggest animal, is five feet long and weighs 400 pounds. The whale weighs 40,000 pounds in total.

Random Facts Blue Whale
Source: Getty Images

2. The Moon Plays a Part in Defining the Number Of Hours

The moon adds around 1.4 milliseconds to a day every hundred years. Days were 23 and not 24 hours long when dinosaurs roamed the earth, according to NASA.

Random Facts Moon
Source: NASA Solar System Exploration

3. Water Can Kill You

Excessive water consumption might be fatal. When consuming an excessive amount of fluids, you may have water intoxication or hyponatremia, which happens when an excessive amount of water is consumed.

Glass of water
Source: John Hopkin’s University

4. Dolphins Have Names

You’ve undoubtedly heard that dolphins are very intelligent, but this is impressive. Dolphins have names for one another and use a distinct whistle to identify each other.

Random Fact Dolphins
Source: Noldus

5. Peanuts Aren’t Nuts

Merriam-Webster defines a nut as “a hard-shelled dry fruit or seed having a detachable shell and internal kernel.” This indicates that walnuts, almonds, cashews, and pistachios are also not nuts.

Source: Everyday Health

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6. Cats’ Back Paws Have Fewer Toes

Cats have five toes on their front paws, like other four-legged animals, but only four on their rear paws. Scientists believe that the four-toed back paws help them sprint faster.

Cat Paws
Source: Petsmount

7. The Small Pocket Isn’t for Change.

That small pocket in your pants was meant to hold your pocket watch. The original pants had just four pockets. The tiny one, two in the front, and one in the back.

Small Pocket Jeans
Source: Self

8. Humans Aren’t The Only Ones Who Dream.

According to research, rats dream about finding food or running through mazes. Because most mammals go through Random Eye Movement sleep, the cycle in which dreams occur. Scientists believe all the animals dream.

Source: Good News Network

9. Your Heart Is A Hard Worker

Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body, pumping more than 2,000 liters of blood every day and beating more than 2.5 billion times in a 70-year life span.

Source: MIT News

10. There Were Active Volcanoes On The Moon When Dinosaurs Were Alive

The majority of the volcanoes likely ceased to exist one billion years ago, but NASA studies show that there may have been active lava flow 100 million years ago on the moon when dinosaurs were still roaming.

Source: New Scientist

How many of these interesting random facts did you already know? Let us know in the comments.