No matter how old or experienced you are in life, there are some things you won’t know about. Also, no matter your level of education, knowledge, and intelligence, you can’t know everything. There will definitely be a lot of things that you do not know about. No man is an island of knowledge. We all learn every day by the things we see, hear, and read.
This post will look at some interesting random facts that you should know about. Though these are just random facts, they are worth knowing. So, without any further ado, let’s look at these random fun facts today.
Only One Alphabet Doesn’t Appear in Any US States’ Name
All the names of states in the United States contain all alphabets except one. For example, you will find an X (Texas), you will find a Z (Arizona), and so on. The only letter or alphabet that doesn’t appear in any US state’s name is Q. Have you ever thought about this before? Well, if you haven’t, now you know.
421 Words Can be Used For Snow in Scotland
This may sound unbelievable at first, but it’s nothing but the truth. In Scotland, there are 421 words that can be used for snow. For example, some of these words include feefle (swirl), sneesle (meaning to start snowing or raining), flinkdrinkin (meaning light snow), and so on. So, don’t be surprised when you find yourself in Scotland and you hear people using different words to describe snow.
The Term “Windy City” Has Nothing to do With Weather in Chicago
This is one of the interesting facts you should know, especially if you live in Chicago. Chicago, which is usually referred to as the Windy City, actually has nothing to do with Chicago’s weather. This nickname was only used by journalists in the 19th century while referring to the locals as being full of hot air and windbags. That was how the name stuck since then.
The Longest Word in the English Language Has 189,819 Letters
This may seem like one of the funny facts, but it’s actually true. The word is a protein and may take three hours 30 minutes to pronounce. The protein was eventually nicknamed Titin due to the longness of the name.
An Octopus Lays 56,000 Eggs
Octopuses usually lay about 56,000 eggs at a time. Once an Octopus finishes laying these eggs, it spends approximately 6 months to protect the eggs. And eventually, when the eggs are hatched, they are usually like the size of a rice grain.
Cats Do Not Have The Same Number of Toes on Front and Back Paws
Like many 4 legged mammals, cats have 5 toes on their front paws. However, they only have 4 toes on their back paws. According to scientists, the 4 toes on the back paws enable them to run very fast.
These are some of the interesting random facts you should know. You can read more random fun facts today to learn new things that you are not aware of.