“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive” – Elbert Hubbard.
It is true that one should find joy in small things and take life as it comes without stressing too much over petty matters. Sometimes hilarious funny facts revolve around our daily lives but we are too busy with our monotonous routines to learn them, and get amused by them. We will be listing down a few of them to spread a smile on your face.
Veggies have cosmetic benefits
We are all aware of the fact that vegetables are an integral part of our daily diet. However, who knew it could also have cosmetic benefits?
Surprisingly, eating vegetables may help you attain the much-desired tan that you have always longed for. Forget sunbathing, researchers at the University of St. Andrews and those at Leeds University have discovered that veggies with yellow and red pigments may help individuals attain a tan-like radiance on their skin.
We all have tongue prints!
As ridiculous as it may sound, every individual has a distinctive tongue print, just like fingerprints.
Isn’t this a hilarious funny fact that most of us were unaware of? However, the only way to put this information to any use would be during an inquiry regarding missing food.
The next time you see leftovers from a half-eaten food, you might be able to demand an investigation involving tongue prints to reveal who ate it.
Ownership of the moon cannot be claimed
Not that anyone planned to own the moon, but better safe than sorry. Therefore, The Outer Space Treaty forbids any country to claim ownership of the moon or other stellar objects, irrespective of how much money they have invested in research and development of the space.
Cats lack the ability to detect “sweet” taste.
If you think your cat enjoys every dessert you share with it, you are mistaken.
It has been scientifically proven that cats cannot identify the “sweet” taste, and hence to them, it is non-existent.
Fun Fact: Cats are the only mammals to lack this ability of tasting sweet items.
“Heads or tails?” determined an actual brand name
There are countless times we have all planned to start a business with our friends, but have you wondered how would we, who use a coin toss to decide the venue for lunch, handle different opinions regarding complex business situations?
Probably, the very same way!
This was proved by founders of the hardware company HP or Hewlett-Packard. Its owners David Packard and Bill Hewlett decided whose name would come before in the brand name via the flip of a coin.
Crocodiles cannot chew
We all fear crocodiles, and rightly so. However, not many of us are aware of the fact that instead of chewing their food, crocodiles directly swallow it.
This is because they can’t move their tongue. However, the strong digestive juices in their stomach make up for this inability by helping digest anything – even a metallic nail.
The creator of M&M’s never got to eat them
Imagine, you develop a recipe for a cuisine that no one can stop praising. Your dessert or savory item becomes an instant hit and people all over the world are willing to have it.
How would you feel if you, yourself were not able to taste your creation?
This is exactly what happened to Forest Mars, the creator of the famous peanut-coated chocolate M&M’s. He couldn’t even try his own invention because he was allergic to peanuts.
The dot over letter “I” actually has a name!
In today’s insanely busy world, where we even tend to forget names of the people whom we interact with occasionally, a hilarious funny fact to know would be that the dot above the letter “i” also has a name.
It is called a Tittle.
Not that you have to remember that, but no harm knowing it by its name.
The first passengers of a hot-air balloon weren’t humans!
Even though humans may have been bragging about their bravery and courage for centuries, it is interesting to note that whenever there is a risk involved, they are usually hesitant to participate in the experiment.
You would be amused to know that the first passengers to ride the earliest hot-air balloon were three animals; a sheep, a duck and a rooster.
Humans cannot lick their elbow!
One of our favorite hilarious funny facts is that at least 75% of our readers would try to prove this wrong by licking their elbows.
This behavior is called reactance and is a psychological phenomenon that supports the fact that humans are free to do whatever they want, without having opinions imposed on them. Therefore, telling anyone that they can’t perform a particular activity actually increases their motivation to carry it out and prove us wrong.
There is a long, never-ending list of hilarious funny facts but we have shared the ones we found the most amusing. If you enjoyed reading them, do let us know in the comments and tell us which one was your favorite.