Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Neptune has surface winds that blow at around 1,500 mph.


  • The “Great Red Spot” on Jupiter is so large that it can fit three Earths in it. It’s a giant storm that has been raging for over 400 years.


  • Hummingbirds are the only birds on Earth that can fly backwards.


  • At a depth of 10 meters underwater, there is no red light. This means if you were to bleed, it would appear green.


  • Robert Ballard, the man who discovered the wreck of the Titanic, was secretly funded by the U.S. Navy because they wanted him to find their two sunken nuclear submarines first.


  • The founder of FedEx, Fred Smith, once saved his company from bankruptcy by going to Las Vegas, gambling it’s last $5,000 on blackjack and winning $27,000. That was enough to keep FedEx going for another week while it secured additional funds.


  • According to Herodotus, in the battle of Pelusium (525 BCE), the Persians used cats as shields because Egyptians were forbidden to kill cats.


  • Olympus Mons, a volcano on Mars, is three times higher than Mount Everest.

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