We’ll admit it, we’re suckers for facts, especially when it comes to the ones that sound fake, but are totally true. And that’s why we’ve brought you here today! So our best hope is that one day you’re on Jeopardy and one of these facts is the answer to a question so you can’t say the space these facts are about to occupy in your brain is not for nothin’. Let’s get started!
Hippo milk is pink. This is something we probably (definitely) would have never learned on our own, so, thank you internet, and the people that work this closely with hippos.
Let’s talk tigers and how messed up zoos and big cat people are. And just to clarify, zoos, not rescue centers. There are more tigers living in captivity in the United States than in the wild (living free) worldwide. So the next time you’re considering a trip to the zoo, do some research and maybe donate to a charity that helps big cats instead.
It’s no secret that we live in a very social media-based world, so this doesn’t come as a shock necessarily, but it certainly puts things into perspective. Every two minutes, we collectively take more photos than all of humanity did in the entirety of the 19th century.
We can probably all agree that clouds look like cotton candy, right? And we imagine them being fluffy and weightless, correct? Well a single cumulus cloud, on average, weighs 1.1 million pounds.
Turtles can breathe out of their buttholes. That’s it. That’s the fact.
Hey plant people, don’t get frustrated if it seems like that pineapple isn’t doing much. It takes two years for a pineapple to grow into something we can eat.
We all know we probably shouldn’t have our eyes open underwater for too terribly long, but the thing is, our eyes were meant to function underwater. This is also precisely why we can’t see below our nose, even after millions of years.
Big or small, cats are pretty cute. Cheetas are slightly terrifying, but they can’t roar like most big cats, they, in fact, meow like domestic cats. We do feel inclined to tell you that that does not mean you should approach one.
Kangaroos can’t fart. Why you ask? (Because we certainly did.) There is a low-methane-producing bacteria known as ‘archaea’ living in their guts and they just don’t produce much gas. Is this something that can be purchased? Asking for a friend.