Amazing Facts

Amazing Facts is a non-profit Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic ministry. based on the teachings of Scripture, and is a worldwide ministry based in Sacramento, California, which conducts seminars and streams by satellite, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on TV and satellite across North America and the world.

 1. The word “sneeze” came about through a misspelling of the original word “fneze” or “fnese.”

“Sneeze” is definitely a silly-sounding word. But it’s not quite as silly-sounding as “fneze” or “fnese,” which is how this bodily function was once spelled. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word “sneeze” originates from the Middle English word “fnese” and came about due to a “misreading or misprinting” of the original term. The dictionary writes that despite that, the word sneeze was “later adopted because it sounded appropriate.” 

 1. The word “sneeze” came about through a misspelling of the original word “fneze” or “fnese.”

After spending just two years at the Boston Latin School as well as a private academy while he was young, Benjamin Franklin left formal education behind to work at his family’s candle and soap-making business before becoming an apprentice at his brother’s printing shop. 

St. AndrHowever, Franklin continued his education independently by reading whatever books, essays, and articles he could get his hands on. His studious ways not only helped him become a revered writer, politician, and inventor, but also allowed him to earn honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, the College of William and Mary, and the University of ews. 

 

4. Whether or not you dream in black and white depends on whether you watched black-and-white television.

If your dreams look more vintage than HD, there’s a high chance you grew up watching black-and-white television. According to one 2008 study published in the journal Conscious Cognition, most people born after the year 1983 said they almost never dream in black and white, whereas people born in the year 1953 and earlier said they dream in black and white about a quarter of the time. Overall, 12 percent of people dream entirely in black and white, leading the researchers to suggest that “true greyscale dreams occur only in people with black and white media experience.” 

4.The word “unfriend” was first used in 1659

When you disconnect with someone on social media, you might say that you’ve “unfriended” them. The now-common word was even the New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year in 2009. But it turns out that “unfriend” is much older than you might expect. According to The Globe and Mail, the word “unbefriended” is cited several times in the Oxford English Dictionary beginning in 1629. But it wasn’t until 1659 that Thomas Fuller used the word as we know it today. In his book The Appeal of Injured Innocence, Fuller wrote, “I hope, sir, that we are not mutually Unfriended by this Difference which hath happened betwixt us.”

5. It’s against the law to die in the town of Longyearbyen, Norway.

According to IFL Science, “Even if you’ve lived [in Longyearbyen, Norway] all your life, if you are terminally ill, you will be flown off the island to live out the rest of your days. If you do happen to die suddenly in Longyearbyen, your body will be buried elsewhere.” 

That’s because, in 1950, it was discovered that bodies in the local cemetery in Longyearbyen were not decomposing as usual because there was so much permafrost in the area. That meant that viruses could survive in the human remains and eventually infect those living nearby when the ground thawed each year. 

Unique Facts About Unique Animal

Animals are amazing things; all of us are unique and sometimes very unusual in our behavior. At Frontier HQ, we are fascinated by all things nature, and so we have put together a list of all of the very best and most interesting and downright funny facts about animals we could find.

1. The heart of a shrimp is located in its head.

2. A snail can sleep for three years.

3. The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans that they have on occasion been confused at a crime scene.

4. Slugs have four noses.

5. Elephants are the only animal that can't jump.

6. A rhinoceros' horn is made of hair.

7. It is possible to hypnotize a frog by placing it on its back and gently stroking its stomach.

8. It takes a sloth two weeks to digest its food.

9. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.

10. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.

11. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.

12. Giraffes have no vocal chords.

13. Kangaroos can't fart.

14. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

15. Around 50 percent of orangutans have fractured bones, due to falling out of trees on a regular basis.

16. Frogs cannot vomit. If one absolutely has to, then it will vomit its entire stomach.