People on Twitter are sharing the most random facts they know
There are no words to describe how incredibly complex the universe is. I mean, the universe is absolutely everything. It's all the atoms and molecules that make up essentially everything in existence, and it's the countless processes that go on inside of and outside of our bodies on a daily basis. It's simply everything.
And so it follows that there are endless random facts about our world that the average person is totally unaware of.
So when one Twitter user asked her followers: "What’s the most random fact you know? I mean RANDOM random,", the responses she received were fascinating, to say the least.
The responses covered everything from social norms and customs to obscure scientific facts:
One person said: "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. Just you. 10% of THOSE will give up their energy to cause a chemical reaction that—literally—makes them a part of you."
Here's a new fact to add to the collection - scientists have found a new organ in humans:
Another added: "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..."
A third replied: "Snails can sleep for up to three years when the weather doesn’t suit them."
A different Twitter user wrote: "Up until a certain age, babies don’t have a sense of object permanence, which means if something is no longer in their field of perception, they believe it is gone from the universe. It’s why peekaboo is so exciting."
A final user added: "The lyrebird can mimic almost any sounds it hears — including chainsaws. Wildlife watchers have recorded the Australian species copying not only other birds but other animals, like koalas, and artificial sounds such as car alarms and camera shutters."