Ready to learn 17 interesting and fun facts? Whether you’re fascinated by computers or human behavior, you’ll enjoy these random tidbits of information. Pick your favorites and share them with friends!
- Some people can scroll Facebook and simply go on with their day. Others are constantly online to share their status updates and to keep an eye on their feed due to fear of missing out, also known as FOMO. If you’ve ever thought you might be addicted to Facebook, you could be right. Facebook Addiction Disorder is now an actual disorder that can be treated by a psychologist.
- Fiction writers have the power to change people as they read. Readers relate to fictional characters and take on the traits of the character to be part of the story. This is called “experience-taking.”
- You can play Atari breakout in Google Images by simply Googling the words “Atari Breakout.” Once you click the images tab, the game begins. Be warned, this game is a classic for a reason and can quickly become addictive.
- The physical definition of money would be the paper we hold in our hands and pass to others as payment for a good or service. Today, only 8% of the money being circulated can be held in our hands because most currency is now exchanged with computers. The money that you use to pay for things from a debit card, credit card (or online services such as PayPal), is stored by computer systems that processes each payment. These payment programs also update the amount of money you have left in the system. Quick, easy, and organized, virtual money has replaced cash as the norm.
- Let’s say you decide to flip a coin. The likelihood that it will land on the side it was facing before you flipped it is 51%.
Why is Search Engine Optimization so important to so many companies? This is because over 75% of these searchers rarely go beyond the first Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Our minds are less interested in the content that doesn’t show up first because we believe the first page of search results is most informative and trustworthy.
Does it seem like your children are always asking you questions? That’s because they are. Small children are so inquisitive that they often ask more than 400 questions a day.
- On average, humans blink 20 times a minute. When we get on the computer, we only blink 7 times each minute because we’re so focused on what we’re reading. This change in normal human functioning may be the reason people get dry eyes after being on the computer for long periods of time.
- Type “do a barrel roll” in Google search. Google will listen, and you can watch your page roll. This trick is a great way to add in some visual fun as you do online research.
- Taking a selfie could be more dangerous than you think. In 2015, more people died from selfie-related injuries than shark attacks. To clarify, shark attacks are not as common as you may think. 2015 set a new record for attacks with 98 attacks around the world and six deaths. Still, be careful when and where you take your selfies!
- We all know the delicious cereal starring the famous Cap’n Crunch. But what’s his real name? Horatio Magellan Crunch.
- We know that Monday may not be your favorite day of the week, but let’s try to change our mindsets about the beginning of the work week. As it turns out, Monday is the day that most people have heart attacks. Heart disease is common in our society. Whether Monday attacks are coincidence or induced by the stress of Monday tasks has yet to be determined.
- We often overlook them, but there are more ants than humans on our planet. If you compared the combined weight of all ants and all people, the ants would weigh more.
- No matter how great of a multitasker you may be, you simply cannot do some things at the same time. For example, it’s impossible to sneeze while keeping your eyes open. Do you snore or have dreams? You may do both, but you can’t snore and dream at the same time.
- Avocados are delicious and good for most of us, but not every living creature can enjoy their health benefits. Avocados possess a toxin called persin. Persin kills birds, cattle, and other large animals.
- Animals can be monogamous in their relationships. Swans, along with many other birds, choose to be with one partner and won’t mate with another swan. They experience deep sadness when a mate dies and will not choose a new partner for years.
- Left-handed people are unique thinkers and often have to adjust to standard equipment made for right-handed users. This can pose a problem for some lefties. More than 2,500 left-handed people die annually from using equipment incorrectly because it was made for right-handers.