Oddly Satisfying Facts You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know

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Ever thought you knew it all? Think again. Dive into this list of quirky facts that’ll make you question everything you thought was ‘common knowledge’—and maybe even give you a leg up at your next trivia night.

1. Duluth’s Unique Geographic Distinction

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Duluth, Minnesota, is the most westward Atlantic port in America. Pretty amazing, considering it’s about as far from the east coast as it is from the west coast!

2. Bananas and Humans: The Surprising DNA Connection

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Bananas share about 60% of the same DNA as humans. So, if you ever feel like you’re going bananas, it might just be in your genes!

3. Honey Is the Timeless Sweetener

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Honey never spoils. Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly good to eat.

4. A Day’s Worth of Heartbeats

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The average person will experience around 100,000 heartbeats in a day. Heart to believe, isn’t it?

5. Penguins Southern Domain

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All 17 species of penguins are found exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere.

6. The Peculiar Shape of Wombat Droppings

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Wombats produce cube-shaped poop. This unusual shape helps the droppings stay in place and mark their territory.

7. The Hidden Height of Mauna Kea

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When measured from base to peak, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world, surpassing Mount Everest.

8. The Uniqueness of Our Tongues

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Just like fingerprints, everyone has a unique tongue print. (How many other things can you name like this? I’ll start…Snowflakes! No two are alike.)

9. Jellyfish: The Immortal Sea Creatures

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Some species of jellyfish are immortal. They can revert back to their juvenile form after reaching.

10. Venus’ Peculiar Time

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A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus. This is because it takes Venus about 243 Earth days to rotate once on its axis but only 225 Earth days to orbit the Sun.

11. Octopuses: Three-Hearted Marvels

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Octopuses have three hearts. Two pump blood to the gills, while the third pumps it to the rest of the body.

12. The Neck Mystery of Giraffes

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Despite their long necks, giraffes have the same number of neck vertebrae as humans.

13. The Gigantic Heart of the Blue Whale

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The blue whale’s heart is so large that a human could swim through its arteries.

14. Gold in Oceans

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There’s enough gold in the Earth’s oceans for every person on the planet to have 9 pounds of it. However, it’s so diluted that it’s difficult to extract.

Facts About Castle Living That Prove You’d Trade Turrets for Toilets in a Heartbeat

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Ever fancied yourself perched on a throne, presiding over a medieval court from the comfort of your castle? It’s a daydream that’s crossed nearly everyone’s mind at some point. But before you trade your modern comfort for stone walls and drawbridges, it’s time for a reality check.

Facts About Castle Living That Prove You’d Trade Turrets for Toilets in a Heartbeat

Facts About the Mayflower That Prove Most of Us Would Not Have Been Brave Enough

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The Mayflower, the ship that carried the Pilgrims to the New World, is often romanticized in American history. However, the reality of the journey was far from idyllic. The conditions were harsh, the journey was perilous, and the future uncertain. Here are some often-overlooked facts about that famous voyage that prove most of us would have stayed put in Europe instead of willingly stepping foot aboard the Mayflower!

Facts About the Mayflower That Prove Most of Us Would Not Have Been Brave Enough

Versailles: 20 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About the Infamous French Palace

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You may recognize some of the incredible photos of the Palace of Versailles, like the famous Hall of Mirrors or the massive view of the backside of the building. But how many of these facts did you know? (Plus, enjoy these fabulous photos of the Palace while you ponder the trivia.)

Versailles: 20 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About the Infamous French Palace

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Karee Blunt is a nationally syndicated travel journalist, focused on discovering destinations and experiences that captivate and inspire others through her writing. She is also the founder of Our Woven Journey, a travel site focused on inspiring others to create memory-making adventures with their loved ones. Karee is passionate about encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone and live the life they dream of. She is the mother of six kids, including four through adoption, and lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Karee on her about me page.