There are facts that shock us and then there are facts that should be common knowledge but somehow don’t get their due. Check out these 10 common facts that could save you from awkward situations.
#1. Restore closed tabs
Accidently shut a tab in Chrome or the whole window? Don’t worry because Ctrl+ Shift+ T can restore closed tabs while Ctrl+ Alt+ Shift+ T can restore your closed window in Chrome.
#2. Goldfish Bowls aren’t the best places to keep your Goldfish
These bowls do not provide necessary filtration and adequate oxygen. As the fish grows, it would just be harder to keep it in that bowl.
#3. Antibiotics don’t work against viruses
Let’s get one things straight- antibiotics work only against bacteria and not viruses. So next time, you get a viral infection or a cold, skip the antibiotics.
#4. The colour of a pitch- black room
Ever wondered what’s the colour of a pitch-black room? Well, it’s black for certain but that colour is called eigengrau.
#5. Four- fingered Simpsons
In the TV show ‘The Simpsons’ all the characters have four- fingered hands with the exception of one character- god!
#6. Chew an Aspirin if you want to survive a heart attack
Aspirin works faster when it’s chewed. It works by inhibiting platelets that speed up blood clots. So it’s best to chew an aspirin when having a heart attack.
#7. The blood inside your blood vessels isn’t blue
We didn’t think you would actually believe that the colour of blood inside your blood vessels is blue. But just to be on the safer side, it appears blue on the outside because that’s how light interacts with your skin and makes the red blood appear blue. Physics people!
#8. Humans do use 100% of their brain
Just not all at the same time because that could lead to seizures.
#9. Feeding bread to ducks can be harmful to them
If waterfowls are fed artificial food, they may suffer from poor animal nutrition, excess fecal bacteria and their migration patterns might also suffer. White bread should be avoided specifically as it can lead to unhealthy diseases and distract them from natural food.
#10. Homosexuality and sickness
Even until 1979, homosexuality was classified as an illness in Sweden. But the people protested by calling in sick to work claiming they were feeling gay.