DID YOU KNOW?
1. In your lifetime, your heart will beat over 2.5 billion times and pump about 1 million barrels of blood – which circulates through your body 3 times a minute and travels 12,000 miles (the equivalent of 4 trips across the US) in a single day.
2. Cats that don’t bury their poop are telling you they’re in charge. Dominant felines leave their poo uncovered to claim authority, while others will bury theirs to avoid challenge. Most cats see their owners as the ‘cat in charge,’ so, if they leave out their waste or poop in your shoe, they’re basically letting you know that they own you
3. Lack of sleep can cause your brain to eat itself
4. Some types of spiders will chase laser pointers just like cats do. Because jumping spiders don’t build webs to catch their prey, they need enhanced vision. Their eyesight is so good that they can see everything from the moon at night to a laser pointer’s dot – which they likely interpret as something they can catch and eat.
5. The most successful pirate in history was a Chinese prostitute. Cheng I Sao had an unbeatable fleet with 80,000 sailors, which was bigger than most countries’ navies, and the government eventually had to give up and offer her a truce. She retired with her loot, opened a gambling house, and later died, peacefully, a 69-year-old grandmother.
6. Ramon Artagaveytia was one of only 65 passengers who survived the fire and sinking of the ship America in 1871. The mental trauma gave him nightmares for the rest of his life and kept him off of ships for 40 years – until April 10, 1912, when he decided to visit the US and boarded the Titanic.