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[random facts]Get ready! Up your trivia game with these ten random facts

  With the world being a weird, wacky, and fascinating place, we have compiled the following 10 bits of random trivia to share with your friends.?

  1.Hot water will turn into ice faster than cold water

  Even with more ground to cover to freeze, the temperature of the hotter water can drop at a faster rate than the cooler water. So the next time you refill your ice cube tray, try using warmer water. You might have ice cubes to cool your drink even sooner.

  2.The sentence, “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language

  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is an English-language pangram—a sentence that contains all of the letters of the English alphabet. Owing to its brevity and coherence, it has become widely known.

  3. Ants take rest for around 8 Minutes in 12 hour period

  YES, THEY DO – but not in the sense we understand sleep. Research conducted by James and Cottell into sleep patterns of insects (1983) showed that ants have a cyclical pattern of resting periods which each nest as a group observes, lasting around eight minutes in any 12-hour period.

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  4.It is impossible to lick your elbow

  It’s physically impossible to lick your elbow. The reason being that from any angle that you take your tongue is instantly too short to reach the tip of your elbow. … Unless you have an unusually sized tongue or you are incredibly flexible, you won’t be able to perform this act.

  5.It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky

  It is physically impossible for pigs to look up straight to the sky. It’s the anatomy of their neck muscles and the spine that limits the movement of their head and restricts them to look totally upwards.

  6.The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

  The cigarette lighter was invented before the first conventional, friction-based match. The German chemist Johann Dobereiner invented the lighter in 1823 using hydrogen and platinum. The friction-match was invented in 1826 by English chemist John Walker.

  7.Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand

  Stewardesses is the longest word typed with the left hand on QWERTY. Using the QWERTY keyboard, the longest English word that you can type only with the left hand is “stewardesses “. The QWERTY layout was designed primarily to prevent jamming in typewriters during bouts of fast typing.

  8.When the moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less

  When the moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less. The gravitational force of the Moon acting directly above the object reduces the gravitational force of Earth a little. This is the reason, Weight (force of gravity acting on the object) reduces when Moon is directly overhead.

  9.Baby rabbits are called kits

  The female rabbit is called a doe, giving birth is called kindling and baby rabbits are called kittens. Rabbit kits are born with their eyes and ears sealed shut, and completely furless.

  10.Nutmeg is a hallucinogen

  Nutmeg contains myristicin, a natural compound that has mind-altering effects if ingested in large doses. The buzz can last one to two days and can be hallucinogenic, much like LSD.

  Spices such as fennel, dill, cinnamon, saffron, and anise also contain psychoactive substances that are chemically similar to myristicin, which can induce sedation, stimulation, or hallucinations.

  Enjoy your trivia game!

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