Random Facts About Life
If you are a trivia buff, then you need to know some random facts about life. These are just some short and simple facts that you can spout of to impress your friends and family. Try not to use all these all the time, though, because saying random facts 24 hours a day can get annoying.
- Fact: In Puritan times, it was considered highly sinful to be born on Sunday. This is due to the fact that people thought you had to be conceived on Sunday to be born on Sunday, and that was a big no-no in the Puritan era. One of the most famous “sinful babies” was Ben Franklin, but the fact is his father actually got past this by having the newly born Ben baptized immediately after birth.
- Fact: The ocean has 99% of living space present on the earth. Though this seems like a big number, when you consider how big all of the oceans on the Earth are compared to the continents, it is easy to see how almost all of the inhabitable space on the Earth is in the big blue oceans. If you doubt this, remember it is a fact that the ocean is many miles deep while the inhabitable land on the Earth can only go so far down.
- Fact: Coral has been used to graft onto human bones for repair. It turns out that the chemistry of the coral found in the ocean is very close to the chemical makeup of human bones. In fact, it is so close that coral can be taken from the ocean, cleaned up, and put onto human bones to help them grow back after an accident or disease that caused the bone to break or deteriorate.
- Fact: A number of different fish change their sex during their lifetime. This is usually to counter a decrease in population because with less fish, there are less mates. These changes normally only occur when there are too many of a certain sex in a group, and a few side switchers are necessary.
- Fact: Jack the Ripper, the famous 19th century London killer, has never been identified. The famous murderer only left behind a few notes bragging to the police about his accomplishments. Jack's cunning, coupled with the inadequate justice system at the time, leave many to believe that identifying the killer will never be possible.