As humans, our brain is our most valuable tool. Our brain controls every single thing that we do. It’s an absolutely incredible machine, but like any other muscle, our brain must be exercised in order to keep it strong. Constantly learning is essential to its strength. Whether you’re reading books, or playing trivia games, you’re doing exactly what you need to be doing in order to keep your brain working properly. Even if it seems like it’s just “useless trivia,” it’s extremely healthy for your mind. So, take a little time every day to learn something new. You can start right now with these fun trivia facts!
#1. Make sure to put your pillow in your fridge on May 29th!
Starting in the 1900’s, people believed putting a piece of their clothing into the refrigerator would bring them good fortune. Today, we use pillows, so if you need a bit of good luck, grab your pillow and head to the kitchen!
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#2. Ants can never get a break.
Not only can they live up to 29 years, they do it with never taking a second to sleep. No one could ever accuse an ant of being lazy, that’s for sure.
#3. This could be why you dream so often.
Scientists believe that people with a higher IQ tend to dream more often. It is also said they dream more vividly and are more susceptible to lucid dreaming.
#4. Your hair is as strong as a bulletproof vest!
Human hair is almost invincible. It can’t be destroyed by any force of nature other than fire, and it decays so slowly that it pretty much doesn’t deteriorate.
#5. The basenji can’t bark, but it sure can yodel.
Because of their narrow layrnx, the basenji don’t bark. Instead, they sound more like their yodeling.
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#6. Most people think they love the smell of rain, but it’s actually bacteria they’re smelling.
The bacteria, called petrichor, appears when it rains after a long dry spell. It also occurs when soil-dwelling bacteria are released once the rain hits the ground.
#7. Being obese can cause your brain to age faster.
Studies have shown that people who are obese tend to have a loss of brain mass. Brain loss can lead to dementia, which is the aging of the brain.
#8. That “old-people smell” is real.
According to studies, every age range has a very particular smell. Older people tend to have a more pleasant smell then the younger ones.
#9. Hearing “I love you” whispered into your left year has a stronger impact than if it’s whispered into your right ear.
In an MITCogNet study, it showed that what people remembered being whispered into their left ear, was higher than when it was whispered into their right ear. The results were even higher when it was something emotional that was being whispered.
#10. This is certainly one way to get attention on Facebook.
A data science team discovered that people who post about their breakups on Facebook get quite a bit more attention than other posts. So, don’t worry if you feel alone, Facebook friends have your back.