There are over 7 billion people in the world and each one has at least one interesting story to tell.
Here are 5 Mind-Blowing facts that you’ve always wanted to know:
Some Fungi Species Can Create Zombies
The tropical fungus Ophiocordyceps infects ants’ central nervous systems.
By the time the fungi been in the insect bodies for nine days, they have complete control over the host’s movements.
They force the ants to climb trees, then convulse and fall into the cool, moist soil below, where fungi thrive. Once there, the fungus waits until exactly solar noon to force the ant to bite a leaf and kill it.
How do you actually say “snow” in Scotland?
There are over 421 words for snow in Scotland..
421?! That’s too many fun facts about snow.
Some examples: sneesl (to start raining or snowing); feefle (to swirl); flinkdrinkin (a light snow).
Kleenex tissues. What were they intended to?
When there was a cotton shortage during World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed a thin, flat cotton substitute that the army tried to use as a filter in gas masks.
The war ended before scientists perfected the material for gas masks, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead.
Turkeys can blush
When turkeys are scared or excited—like when the males see a female they’re interested in—the pale skin on their head and neck turns bright red, blue, or white.
The flap of skin over their beaks, called a “snood,” also reddens.
The American flag was designed by a high school student
It started as a school project for Bob Heft’s junior-year history class, and it only earned a B- in 1958. His design had 50 stars even though Alaska and Hawaii weren’t states yet. Heft figured the two would earn statehood soon and showed the government his design.
After President Dwight D. Eisenhower called to say his design was approved, Heft’s teacher changed his grade to an A.