Waiting for today’s random facts list? Well, the wait ends now. Here is today’s first list of 20 random facts that you might enjoy…
841. About 600 lightning bolts hit the Statue of Liberty every single year.
842. Till 1995, registering domain names was completely free.
843. Meat is eaten by a majority of Hindus. About 20 to 40% don’t eat meat.
844. In Russia, around 50,000 people die each year because of reasons related to alcohol.
845. Studies have found that happiest marriages are those in which wives calm down quickly after an argument ends.
846. 26 calories are burned if you kiss someone for 60 seconds.
847. In 2010, the number of tourists in Syria well-exceeded the number of tourists in Australia.
848. 10 highest-earning channels on YouTube made anywhere between USD 2.5 million and 12 million in 2015.
849. Once a FedEx pilot pinned down a hijacker to the plane’s ceiling by inverting the cargo jet and then performed a number of maneuvers that are beyond any capabilities known to humans to eventually land the plane safely.
850. India’s national animal is the Bengal Tiger.
851. The longest marriage on record had lasted for 91 years and 12 days.
852. If adjusted for inflation, ‘Gone with the Wind’ is world’s highest grossing movie that has been ever produced.
853. Of women who look at fashion magazines for 3 minutes straight, 70% start feeling depressed.
854. You get tears when cutting onions? Want to reduce it significantly? Stick the onions in your refrigerator for around 15 minutes before you start cutting them.
855. Anywhere between 20 and 40% of all Indians are vegetarians either by choice or because of religious beliefs.
856. Mangrove trees are literally ‘desalination plants’. They live in salt water and 99% of the salt is filtered out through their roots.
857. Three former PayPal employees actually founded YouTube.
858. In Texas, the Death Row inmates are not allowed to choose their last meal.
859. Angry teen rioters in Northern Ireland’s Belfast are calmed down by police by using the music on ice-cream vans.
860. In Chinese city of Chongqing, a road runs above the roof of the houses.