We made it to the moon only 66 years after the Wright brothers invented human flight.
The first humans did not have language as we know it. They still had thoughts.
And similar to that – Deaf people don’t hear voices when they’re schizophrenic. Occasionally they’ll see disembodied hands signing to them.
Every five seconds nine people die and twenty-two are born. In the time it took you to read this approximately fifteen more people have died.
For any given language, the most common word will occur 2x as often as the second most common word, 3x as often as the third most common word, and so on. It’s called Zipf’s Law and it works.
Human hair has a stronger tensile strength than steel (when of equal size). Spider silk/webbing is even stronger still.
One strand of hair could lift on average 100g before breaking. Combined, like your whole head worth of hair, you could lift several tonnes.
There was a chicken that had its head cut off and lived for 18 months, called Mike. Died in 1947.
Your toddler children will likely live to the year 2100
Most people don’t realize the vast differences between Millions, Billions, and Trillions. To put it into perspective I’ll use time as an example.
1 million seconds is 11 1/2 days
1 billion seconds is 31 3/4 years
1 trillion seconds is 31,710 years
This completely blew my mind because I never actually realized how much of a difference there is between them. It still blows my mind just looking at the numbers. It puts wealth into an entirely new perspective for me
John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States, still has living grandchildren.
If you are 25 years old, about 1/3 of the people that were alive when you were born, have died.
“Every machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.”