A musician named Jim Sullivan mysteriously disappeared 6 years after recording an album called “U.F.O.“
The 1969 album featured strange lyrics about leaving his family and being abducted by aliens. Sullivan disappeared six years later with only his abandoned car found on a desert road in New Mexico as evidence.
Did you know that four out of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas?
Out of the 130 largest statues in the world, China has the most at 35 statues. This is followed by India at 25 statues. It’s no surprise that a chunk of these 130 statues depict Buddha who originated from India and one of the main religions in China. The Spring Temple Buddha in the Lushan county of Henan, China stands at 128 m (420 ft) and is the second-largest statue in the whole world.
Lettuce is a part of the sunflower family.
The sunflower is also a member of the daisy family. Lettuce is most often used for salads and also for soups and wraps.
Did you know..your eyes blink around 20 times a minute?
That’s over ten million times a year!
Avocado was not called avocado originally.
The avocado was originally called āhuacatl by the Aztecs when they discovered it in 500 BC, and it actually translates to “testicle”. However, its name was changed by the Spanish to “aguacate”, which eventually became the word “avocado” today.
Did you know that Mongolia’s horse population outnumbers its human population?
Mongolia is a broad landlocked country spanning from Russia in the north to China in the south. It may not be the world’s largest country in size, but it can feel that way because it has the world’s lowest population density. In some regions, it’s possible to go days without coming across another person.
Did you know Around 8% of the world population has an extra rib.
This is known as the cervical rib and it comes from the seventh cervical vertebra. This is considered a congenital abnormality that is located above the normal first rib. There is a 1 in 500 chance that a person will be born with this condition.
French fries were invented in Belgium.
Historians claimed that the first instances of potatoes being cut and fried began in the late 1600s. Street vendors would often sell this before the outbreak of the French Revolution.
Did you know that the human brain is 78% water?
Up to 60% of the adult human body is made up of water. Research has indicated that both the human brain and heart are around 73-78% water.
Did you know that the human tongue heals the fastest compared to all body parts?
This is due to the rich supply of blood that circulates the tongue. It may also be because the mouth is constantly replenishing your taste buds.
Did you know that the hair of a reindeer is hollow?
The hair inside their noses are also efficient heat exchangers that warm up the cold air they breathe in. This makes them good insulators.