Twitter can be a real cesspool of negativity sometimes, but once in a while it really gives us a great thread full of great information.
And this thread is a great example!
This tweet got the ball rolling.
What’s the most random fact you know?
I mean RANDOM random.
— brittany packnett cunningham (@MsPackyetti) January 28, 2020
And then the responses poured in. Here are 13 of the best.
1. They are cute, though.
Koalas are really really not smart.
If you change the form of their food (put eucalyptus on a plate, for example) they will starve to death rather than eat it bc they can’t recognize it. https://t.co/732YnZKErZ
— Jessi (@OlMumsyJess) January 28, 2020
2. Think about that one…
We live closer to when T. Rex lived than T. Rex did to when Stegosaurus lived. https://t.co/f4UVS5dh10
— Josh (@joshnorthsouth) January 28, 2020
3. Just for you.
When you look at a flower, some of the photons that entered your eye just ended a 100,000-year journey from the center of the sun.
Nobody else sees them.
10% of THOSE will give up their energy to cause a chemical reaction that—literally—makes them a part of you. https://t.co/LK339c4jym
— ➖Dustin Miller➖ (@spdustin) January 28, 2020
4. I’m not trying to kill you.
The act of touching glasses to cheers comes from medieval suspicions of poisoning each other, so youd slam mugs together to spill each others drinks into your own to show trust you werent trying to kill them. Europeans man…
— james beard (@beardjam) January 28, 2020
5. Elvis will never die!
they can’t ever close Elvis’ estate unless it stops making money, because he died without a will. there’s a captive law firm that does nothing but Elvis law as a result. https://t.co/Dc3AXWQ9YQ
— Space Witches, Esq. (@popelizbet) January 28, 2020
6. Wooly males.
Just like humans, male sheep have more wool
And the wool quality is higher if the sheep are castrated (not sure if that’s true for humans) https://t.co/1h5mnWBPKm
— Flint Dibble 🍖🏺📖 (@FlintDibble) January 29, 2020
7. Just in case.
The stickers on fruit are made to be edible, just in case.
— Tammy Howe (@thowe555) January 28, 2020
8. Times have changed.
The original Black Panther costume had a hole cut out of the mask for the mouth and nose, but higher-ups got worried last second and had the artist fill it in so potential buyers wouldn’t be scared off by a black superhero on the cover. pic.twitter.com/bRp1VFt1qY
— tyler huckabee (@TylerHuckabee) January 28, 2020
9. Who will be the winner?
Great White Shark babies fight and kill each other in the womb. The winner gets to be born.
But upon birth, it has to swim away fast, or else the mama shark will eat it. https://t.co/1dRrHyjDNY
— Syd 🔬🎨🧬 (@PixScienceCo) January 28, 2020
10. That is mindblowing.
Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name is Slaghoople.
— Kim Brill (@Kim_Brill) January 28, 2020
11. Mystery flavors.
The mystery flavor Dum Dum lollipop originally existed because they didn’t clean the machines between flavors. It was the result of the previous batch mixing with the next one. https://t.co/HNmvMJjpDV
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 28, 2020
12. Isn’t that something?
The vertical indentation in the middle area of the upper lip is called the philtrum, which in Greek means “love charm” pic.twitter.com/xapVYKB15c
— Monk E. (@tdm_now) January 28, 2020
13. This changes my entire childhood!
The “tag” in when you play tag stands for “touch and go”
— Leora Wolf-Prusan (@Leorawp) January 28, 2020
Those are great! I feel like I learned something today!
Okay, now it’s your turn, our dear readers. What is the most random, most interesting fact that you know?
Let us know in the comments. Please and thank you!