30 Completely Random And Bizarre Facts About Humans To Make You See Life Differently.
Humans are weird, complex creatures. Despite thousands of years of thinking about ourselves, (because, let's face it, we think about ourselves a LOT), we have yet to understand even a fraction of what makes us us. Below are some bizarre, cool and totally random facts about humans that will hopefully leave with a whole new understanding of your own species.
1/30. Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
2/30. The average American spends over 5 months of their life on the phone.
3/30. The brain releases so much dopamine during orgasms that a brain scan resembles that of someone on heroin.
4/30. People who procrastinate may be more likely to have insomnia, a study found.
5/30. Research conducted on comedians and funny people have shown they are usually more depressed than average.
6/30. Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life.
7/30. Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
8/30. You have Taste receptors in your stomach, intestines, pancreas, lungs, anus, testicles, and brain.
9/30. The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.
10/30. Farts have been clocked at a speed of10 feet per second (7 mph).
11/30. The average person spends 3 months of its lifetime sitting on the toilet.
12/30. Men (who are attracted to women) spend almost a year of their lives staring at women, a survey found.
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13/30. According to Time magazine, a steady stream of minor accomplishments makes you more satisfied with your life than a few major accomplishments
14/30. People with many friends live an average of 3.7 years more than those who are socially isolated.
15/30. Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person's life expectancy.
16/30. Joggers live, on average, six years longer.
17/30. Most people can survive for up to 2 months without eating, but people can only live up to 11 days without sleeping.
18/30. If everyone in the world washed their hands properly, a million lives could be saved a year.
19/30. The average British woman spends US$160,000 on make-up in a lifetime.
20/30. If Earth's history were condensed into 24 hours, life would've appeared at 4am, land plants at 10:24pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41pm and human history would've begun at 11:58:43pm.
21/30. Humans and dogs are the only two species known to seek visual clues from another's eyes. And dogs only do it with humans.
22/30. If you announce your goals to others, you are less likely to make them happen because you lose motivation, studies confirmed.
23/30. Your mind "rewrites" monotonous speech of boring people to make it sound more interesting.
24/30. The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
25/30. The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.
26/30. Romantic love is biochemically indistinguishable from having a severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
27/30. The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.
28/30. 68% of the people suffer from Phantom Vibration Syndrome, the feeling that one's phone is vibrating when it's not.
29/30. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
30/30. Research has revealed that left-handed people are affected by post-traumatic stress far more than those who are right-handed.
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"It wasn't me!"
There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.
Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked: