Here are some interesting random facts:

Black apples exist.

We tend to think of apples as being red, though there are, of course, some popular green and yellow varieties. But did you know there are also black apples? Called Black Diamond apples, they’re found in Tibet and are from the Hua Niu family of apples, also known as Chinese Red Delicious. Aside from the black outer colour — actually an extremely dark shade of purple — these apples look just like other Red Delicious apples, down to the white flesh inside.

The kangaroo mouse never needs to drink water.

Despite being named after an Australian animal, the kangaroo mouse lives in the Nevada desert. And since it resides in such a dry area, it’s learned to adapt by getting all of the hydration it needs via the seeds it eats. This means that the kangaroo mouse never drinks water.

Spending just a few months in Antarctica can shrink your brain.

If you ever take a trip to Antarctica, be sure to do as much socializing as you possibly can, and come up with stimulating ways to keep yourself busy. Findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine in Dec. 2019 explained that “brain imaging in eight polar expeditioners before and after 14 months of isolation showed that the volume of the hippocampal dentate gyrus was lower than that in controls.” IFL Science notes that “researchers believe the changes in the brain they observed are the result of … environmental monotony and prolonged isolation.”

A couple once tried to name their child Brfxxccxxmnpccccll-lmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, pronounced “Albin.”

Celebrities are known for giving their children unique names — Vogue points out that A-lister kid names include Gravity, Pilot Inspektor, Apple, and, of course, North, Saint, and Chicago. But you don’t have to be famous to opt for an unexpected moniker. According to the BBC, a couple once tried to name their child Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116, which is apparently pronounced “Albin.” They had reportedly chosen the title to protest Sweden’s strict name-related laws, which is why it may not be surprising that their selection was rejected.

The Ethiopian calendar is seven years behind the rest of the world.

In Ethiopia, things are done a little differently when it comes to calculating the year that we’re in. While most countries around the world follow the Gregorian calendar, the African nation uses its own. And although both systems “use the birthdate of Jesus Christ as a starting point for their calculations,” according to Culture trip, the birth of the first humans also plays into the discrepancy. “The Ethiopian Orthodox Church believes Jesus Christ was born in 7 BC, 5,500 years after God’s promise to Adam and Eve.” Because of this, Ethiopia is actually around seven years behind the rest of the world.

There are computers for the Amish, which have no internet, videos, or music.

Amish people tend to reject modern ways, but despite that, there is still a computer made specifically for the tech-wary group. “The key selling point, perhaps not surprisingly, is all the things the computer doesn’t do,” according to NPR. “No internet, no video, no music.” So then what is it used for? Basic business — and only business. “In general, the Amish are more willing to adopt new technology if they can justify it for business reasons and they can keep it out of the home.”

A parking spot in Hong Kong sold for almost $1 million.

If you think parking is expensive in your area, you’ll be shocked by how much a spot can cost in Hong Kong. A 135-square-foot parking spot in front of the city’s fifth tallest building, The Center, was purchased for $969,000. This was the fourth lucrative transaction for businessman Johnny Cheung, who made six figures off of his first three parking spaces. Midland Commercial district sales director James Mak said, “There aren’t many car park lots … for sale, so prices have always been kept high.” It might be worth sticking to public transportation.

Incredible Hulk was originally supposed to be gray.

Marvel’s Incredible Hulk is just as well known for his green body as he is for his testy temperament. However, it turns out that he was supposed to be a different, less monstrous color. “Originally, [comic book writer] Stan Lee and [comic book artist] Jack Kirby intended the Hulk to be gray,” according to Gizmodo, who explains that the color was “very much a riff on Mr. Hyde.” But things didn’t go as planned when “the printing press kept having trouble with the Hulk’s color and he kept coming out green.” Because of this, the character only popped up in the first few issues as a furious gray figure.

If you folded a piece of paper 42 times, it would be thick enough to reach the moon.

Yep, you read that correctly. According to Gizmodo, all it takes to verify this is some simple math. If you fold a piece of paper in half, it doubles in thickness. And if you fold it in half again, it doubles in thickness again. With that type of exponential growth, it would take just 23 folds for a .1-millimeter piece of paper to be one kilometer thick, and 30 folds for it to be thick enough to reach outer space (100,000 kilometers). Unfortunately, the world record for the number of folds is 12.

Stars don’t really twinkle.

“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” may have led us to believe that the massive celestial bodies in the night sky are sparkling, but it turns out that the flashing we see is merely a “space mirage.” The light that emanates from stars is steady and constant, but Earth’s atmosphere interferes with what we witness, which is why they appear to twinkle.

Armadillos almost always give birth to identical quadruplets.

Having multiple babies at one time is normal for the nine banded armadilo. This creature, which can be found throughout the Americas, almost always gives birth to quadruplets, with each newborn pup identical to its siblings.

Newborn babies don’t cry tears

On top of sleeping, eating, and pooping, babies spend plenty of their time crying. However, while they may scream and wail, newborns don’t shed tears. That ability takes a while to develop, which is why parents won’t start to see actual teardrops form until their baby is between two weeks and three months old.

Otters sleep holding hands.

The China Highway 110 traffic jam lasted for more than 10 days. Cars moved at a speed of 0.6 miles per day.

Imagine being that late for a meeting!

The elephant is the only mammal that cannot lift all four feet off the ground at the same time.

Although hippos and rhinos also can’t jump, while running all their feet can be in the air.

The world’s oldest chewing gum is 5,000 years old.

The average lead pencil can be used to write a line about 56 km long or around 50,000 English words.

Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.


Double height.

During the night, your intervertebral discs relax and expand. That is why you are 1% taller in the morning than in the evening.

Invisible Polar bear.

Polar bears try to be invisible in the snow, covering their black noses with their paws.

The dancing house in Prague.

Look at this house. Not surprising that it is also called the “Fred and Ginger House.” It is situated in Prague in the Czech Republic. It was designed by Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry and completed in 1996.

The Universe Is Filled With Invisible Stuff.

The universe is overwhelmingly made up of things that cannot be seen. In fact, the stars, planets, and galaxies that can be detected make up only 4 percent of the universe, according to astronomers. The other 96 percent is made up of substances that cannot be seen or easily comprehended.

These elusive substances, called dark energy and dark matter, have not been detected, but astronomers base their existence on the gravitational influence that both exert on normal matter, the parts of the universe that can be seen.

The Universe Has Echoes of Its Birth.

The cosmic microwave background is made up of light echoes left over from the Big Bang that created the universe 13.7 billion years ago. This relic of the Big Bang explosion hangs around the universe as a pocked veil of radiation.

The European Space Agency’s Planck mission mapped the entire sky in microwave light to reveal new clues about how the universe began. Planck’s observations are the most precise views of the cosmic microwave background ever obtained. Scientists are hoping to use data from the mission to settle some of the most debated questions in cosmology, such as what happened immediately after the universe was formed.




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The Expansion of the Universe.

The expansion of the universe is the most imposing discovery of modern science. Today it is a firmly established concept and the only debate centers around the way this is taking place.

“The heaven, We have built it with power. Verily, We are expanding it.” (51:47)‘We are expanding it’ is the translation of the plural present particle musi’una of the verb ausa’a meaning “to make wider, more spacious, to extend, to expand.” Some translators were unable to grasp the meaning and provided mistaken translations. Others sense the meaning but were afraid to commit themselves eg. Hamidullah talks of the widening of the heavens and space, but he includes a question mark. Zidan & Zidan, and The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs refer to the expansion of the universe in totally unambiguous terms. [1,2]


[1] VIDEO TAPE: This is the TRUTH

[2] The Bible, the Qur’an & Science, by Dr. Maurice Bucaille, American Trust Publications.