12 Common Facts Of The World that You Probably Missed

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With the Internet available at our disposal whenever we want or need to now more than ever it is easy to think people ought to know the common facts of the world. But that isn’t the case most of the time. There are high chances of missing out or excluding certain information unknowingly because there is too much out there.

Of course, you’d expect that most people including yourself would know the things that are so easy to get access to. Or things that are connected to our day to day life. Well, the truth is these things have a way of sliding right off of our radar and we let them. One of the main reasons being we take them for granted.

You’d be shocked to find out how come you never knew these facts earlier. You’re welcome!

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1. Greenland has more ice than Iceland and Iceland has more green than Greenland. Yeah you’re in disbelieve right now, aren’t you?

2. Antibiotics are for sicknesses that are bacterial, not viral. They kill bacteria, so whenever you take them for viral flu it might end up harming you instead.

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3. It is a myth that a missing person can’t be filed unless the person has been missing for 24 hours or more. Movies have been using this tactic for dramatic reasons to keep the viewers’ interests.

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4. Shaking Polaroid pictures is not needed anymore since the modern version of Polaroid film dries behind a clear plastic window.

“Almost everybody does it, thinking that shaking accelerates the development process, but if you shake it too vigorously you could distort the image. A casual shake typically doesn’t affect it.” – Polaroid company.

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5. If you ever wondered why water towers always have that same structure and kept high above ground level.

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Because of the pressure of the water, it gives a faster flow so that humans can use the water in different levels of their households through pipelines.

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6. Chew-able aspirin gets dissolved and absorbed faster by the body than any other form of aspirin.

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7. The most famous fish pet own by most homes, the Goldfish. It is a fact that life is more dangerous for them living inside a fishbowl. Due to low surface area and unclean water, they tend to die easily.

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8. If you eat more than 2 ounces of black licorice even for a week it would lead to some serious illnesses. It contains the sweetening compound called glycyrrhizin which lowers the potassium levels in the body. This leads to abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, edema (swelling), lethargy, and congestive heart failure.

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9. Barbecue in an enclosed area is extremely harmful. It produces carbon monoxide that displaces oxygen in the blood. Then it deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen.

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10. Drowning isn’t what it actually looks like. What they show in the movies again is not how it seems. The person drowning doesn’t splash water gasping for air swinging their limbs everywhere.

What actually happens: “Head low in the water, mouth at water level, head tilted back with mouth open, eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus, eyes closed, hair over forehead or eyes, not using legs – Vertical, hyperventilating or gasping, trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway, trying to roll over on the back, appears to be climbing an invisible ladder.

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11. Doing crunches isn’t really the way to get those juicy abs. The abs are already covered under layers of fats. All you gotta do is follow a proper meal and the correct exercise. Now you know why your crunches aren’t showing results.

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12. The differences of stroke symptoms between women and men.

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Hoping that was informative enough and you feel 12 times wiser.

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