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These days there are many things that most people don’t know about. Some of these facts even surprise them. For instance; if you were to tell a person, ‘Banging your head against a wall for an hour burns 150 calories.’ That’s a shocker, right? Well now that you know this one fact what if you knew more.


A lion’s roar


Everyone knows that a lion is one of the strongest, fearless, most dangerous cat the world has seen. And not to mention how powerful their roar can be. But what if you were to know that a lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles. Pretty cool right.


“That sound reasonable. That seems like a chance that it’s true.” Kali Wade said.


What she didn’t believe was that an eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it. Or that king Henry the eighth slept with a giant axe.


Heart attacks on Mondays


Did you know that heart attacks mostly happen on Mondays?


“I can see the stress that comes from Mondays and being able to trigger a heart attack.” Maegan Hicks said.


Other facts like; In 2015 more injuries killed people by selfies than shark attacks. And you can’t dream and snore at the same time.


“I kind of feel like America is going downhill right now.” She said about the selfie fact.


“People are doing so much crazy stuff with photos.” Said Johnathan Manjarrez.


Strawberries aren’t berries?


Have you ever heard someone say, ‘Strawberries aren’t really berries, instead squash, bananas and pumpkins are?’ Doesn’t seem like the truth right? Guess what. It is. A berry is a fleshy fruit formed from the ovary of a single seed, or seeds, imbedded on the inside of the plant. To put it simple, to consider whether a fruit is a berry of not, there has to have seeds on the inside of the fruit. And a strawberry has it studded all around. Yep, that also means raspberries aren’t barriers either. Who knew.


What about Facebook addiction disorder? Ever heard about that.


“I think I’ve actually heard of that before and I see it every day in class.” Sara Hanztis, English language arts teacher said.


A small child can fit through the veins of a blue whale


  1. They are the largest animals on the earth.


  1. Reach to about 100 feet long and weigh the 150 which is equivalent to 30 elephants.


  1. While blue whales sleep they swim. Only half its brain is active.


  1. Around 100 people could fit into a blue whale’s mouth, yet, they eat the smallest creatures on the planet, krill.


  1. Blue whales use their lungs. The nostril of a blue whale, the blowhole, is big enough for a baby to crawl through it. And the blue whale can exhale the water up to 30 feet in to the air (about the height of a three story building).


Sadly, the blue whale population has drastically decreased in the first half of the 20th century when whalers hunted them near to extinction. They are endangered animals with less than 4500 left on earth. Besides hunting, blue whales are threatened by pollution, oil spills, climate change, and the increase in sea traffic. Blue whales usually die by head on collisions with boats.


Well now you know about, strawberries, lions, blue whales, and more. If you ever want more random fun facts go to You never know when you’ll find out something intriguing to you or you know, just to pass time.


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