13 Stunning Facts That Show How Little You Really Know About The World

The biggest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has more than 6,035,554 articles in the English language alone and this number is growing every day. They contain a lot of facts about all sorts of things. According to an urban legend: if you click the first (non-italicized) term on nearly any Wikipedia entry, eventually you end up at their “Philosophy” page. And yes, Wikipedia has already created an entry called “Getting to Philosophy,” which describes this phenomenon. According to them the effect is true for 97% of all entries, and it was first discovered in 2008. Of course, no one could ever replace Wikipedia, but we also have some facts that can impress even those people who think they know everything. You’ll be surprised to know that there are still some things in the world we didn’t know about, so we want to share this as soon as possible.

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1 A Lion’s Mane

The growth of a Lion’s mane depends on the amount of testosterone level present in him. This is the reason why mane’s don’t grow on sterilized males and female lions. There are few exceptional cases from many years ago, like in Botswana National park, there are 5 females lions which have manes but they aren’t as big and busy as those of male lions.

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2The Longest word

In English Language, the longest word contains 189,819 letters which is the chemical name of the largest known protein known as titin. It will take you 3.5 hours to pronounce the full word. Linguists state that titin’s full name cannot be considered as an English word and debates about it are still on.

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3Food can affect our speech

Science has proved by studies that the presence of soft food in our diet has affected the way we speak. Consuming plant foods has changed the structure of our jaws and teeth so as to pronounce sounds “F” or “v” easily.

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4Platypuses don’t have stomachs

Platypuses are very weird and their babies hatch from eggs which have to be breastfed by their mother and they do not have stomachs. According to some studies, they have lost the genes which are responsible for the formation of this organ while going through evolution.

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