Fascinating (and Random) Facts That Make You Think

by Lindsay Shapka in ,

I recently stumbled across this article that lists 20 interesting and weird facts that are sometimes tough to wrap your brain around! Here are a few of them, click the link to see the full list.

  1. Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Mayans, and Chinese.
  2. Honey does not spoil... ever. You could feasibly eat 3,000 year old honey! 
  3. Dead people can get goosebumps.
  4. The wooly mammoth was still around when the pyramids in Egypt were being built.
  5. If we found a way to extract all of the gold from our planet's core, it would cover the surface of the the earth up to our knees. 
  6. The Spanish national anthem has no words.
  7. Basically anything that melts can be made into glass.
  8. In 1903 the Wright Brother flew a plane for the first time. Just a short 66 years later, man landed on the Moon.