2021, File Under Stupid, NaBloPoMo, Random Facts, Truth

Random Trivia

It’s been a while but here is another list of random pieces of trivia that live rent free in my brain. There was no Googling needed for these facts, they stay stuck in my head at all times.

Did you know there is a difference between a cemetery and a grave yard? A grave yard is a plot of land owned by a family or a church where people who belong to that family or church are buried. It is usually only available to certain people. A cemetery is a plot of land used to bury people for profit.

Feet are enormously complex parts of the body. They contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and 19 muscles EACH. Your bones in your feet don’t harden until you are the age of 21. The range of motion and movement in the foot is more than any other part of the body.

There is no other cider than apple cider, it is a fermentation process that only apples go through. When you drink pear, peach, or blueberry cider – the name is being used only for the alcoholic beverage.

Your nose has what is called the “nasal cycle” and this is dictated by the same nervous system that regulates heart rate, digestion, and other unconscious bodily functions. This nasal cycle is set on an hourly basis and when you breathe in and out one nostril does the majority of the work, with the nostrils switching hourly. This is why when you get a stuffy noes, only one side does at a time usually.

Most laughter isn’t from thinking something is funny, but actually the brains response to an awkward or uncomfortable situation.

Saudi Arabia gets its camels from Australia. While camels are not native to Australia, they originally imported them to be used for transport across the vast island continent. They were let loose and this caused and unwanted spike in population of camels.

Unlike other large cats, Cheetahs can’t roar. They do however purr, meow, hiss, bark, and growl.

The Earth’s ozone layer actually replenishes itself and makes a full recovery about every 50 years.

There are more than 24 time zones around the world, and France has 12 of them.