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Trivia: Give Your Brain a Boost

What a blessing to accelerate your brain, and keep it intact and healthy.

Fun Learning Facts

The gist of learning different facts can be fun, practical, and enlightening. The 'feel good' dopamine released is beneficial to your health. Humans are the only animal where the brain shrinks. Learning can improve your cognitive skills, so let's explore some facts and stimulate your brain.

This is an article of facts just for fun to enjoy.

Here are a few SPORTS FACTS:

  • Minora Yosida of Japan set a record of 10,507 push-ups in a row
  • Usain Bolt set a record for the 30 fastest 100-meter sprints
  • James Fixx created the word "jogging" and died of a heart attack while jogging
  • Michael Phelps won more Gold Medals in the history of the Olympic games
  • Dick Hoyt and son Rick, who was paralyzed, completed countless sporting events as TEAM HOYT and nine Iron Man events
  • Archer Matt Stutzman holds the world record for the longest shot with a bow and arrow of 930 ft with no arms, only using his feet.
  • The average distance a man walks on foot during his life is equal to four times around the world.
  • Jesse Owens once broke four records in 45 minutes.
  • Wilt Chamberlain of the NBA never fouled out of a game.
Minora Yosida

Minora Yosida

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James Fixx

James Fixx

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

Dick Hoyt, son Rick

Dick Hoyt, son Rick

Matt Stutzman

Matt Stutzman

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Did You know?

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A Few Miscellaneous Facts

Here are a few miscellaneous facts:

  • In 2013 Google went offline for five minutes, taking 40% of the internet with it
  • You have to pay for your star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame $30,000.
  • The "funny bone" (ulnar nerve)is the largest nerve in the body
  • More than 90% of Monarch Butterflies have vanished in the last 25 years
  • Humans are just one of 8.7 million species
  • The letter "e" is the most common letter appearing in 11% of English words
  • A golf ball can reach 179 miles per hour
  • The original Stanley Cup was 7 1/2" tall today; it measures 35" tall
  • The highest temperature recorded in Canada was 113 degrees
  • Madison Square Garden has not paid property tax since 1982 because a ten-year tax abatement was inadvertently made perpetual by a clerical error. Thus, New York City lost 200 million.
  • The first can-opener patent was issued 1858, fifty years after the can was invented.
  • Mozart was in the top 5% of wage earners but squandered most of his money and was buried in a paupers grave
  • The original name of Google was Backrub but was renamed Google
  • Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms and 78 bathrooms
  • The Whitehouse has 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms
Google

Google

"Funny Bone" ulnar nerve

"Funny Bone" ulnar nerve

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Interesting Facts

A few more facts:

  • Every continent except Antarctica has at least one McDonalds
  • At birth, a panda cub is smaller than a mouse and weighs only four ounces
  • In the year 300 B.C., the Mayans worshipped turkeys
  • By age sixty, most people have lost 60% of their taste buds
  • The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse married in real life
  • The odds of a Royal Flush are one in 649,740
  • Some 700 grapes go into one bottle of wine

Sources Used

https://www.bestonline.com/random-fun

https://www.sporcle.com/blog/2018

https://www.rd.com/list/weird-facts

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