25 Insane Facts That Will Completely Blow Your Mind

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Do you like getting knowledge bombed? Do you wonder about how things work or why people do stuff the way they do at all times of the day? Are you that annoying person at a party who keeps going on and on and on about the weight of clouds or orca whale predatory instincts? If you answered “yes” to all three of those questions, then congrats — you’re like me a big nerd full of interesting and sometimes useless facts.

If you want to have more things to talk about on that awkward Tinder date you have on Friday, I suggest you pregame with a little but of internet knowledge (and perhaps a glass or three of rosé) — because what girl didn’t get a good first impression by slightly slurring her words and explaining how cold water from the faucet sounds different than hot water. I don’t know why or how that sh*t is true, but it is because, like, science.

So giddy up motherf*ckers and get ready to reign in some interesting tidbits to the ole noggin. With all of the other crazy sh*t going on in the world, sometimes it’s nice to take a step away from the orange ball of bigotry that is our 45th president and relish in some good old fashioned facts. Enjoy!

These 25 facts will blow your f*cking mind:


When you dream, one part of your brain is making up the story, and another part is experiencing those events and is genuinely surprised by all the twists in the plot.


The 2% margin of error the Chinese government allows when they take their census is larger than the population of Australia.


Orcas are natural predators of moose. When moose swim between islands in Alaska, the orcas eat ’em.


The US made approximately half a million Purple Heart medals in anticipation for the number of casualties in the planned Invasion of Japan. In 2003, 120,000 of those medals had yet to be handed out. In 58 years, there hadn’t been as many wounded as there were expected in one invasion.


There are estimated to be 7,500 generations from the dawn of modern humans to present day. You have about 7,500 direct human ancestors that all managed to survive, attract a mate, and reproduce over a period of 150,000 years. That’s 7500 dads up from where you are now in your family tree. That’s a lot of dads.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.