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10 Surprising Facts That Would Actually Teach You Something

No matter how much we learn and know everyday, there are lot of facts that we always stay unaware of. There's so much to know that inspite of trying hard, we miss out many truths of this world. It also sometimes happens that smaller amazing facts get covered beneath the noise of more popular facts. This listicle will let you know some of the most shocking facts that you probably never came across before.

10 Surprising Facts That Would Actually Teach You Something

10 Surprising Facts That Would Actually Teach You Something

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1. Cuddling releases natural painkillers

1. Cuddling releases natural painkillers

When you embrace or cuddle someone, the so called cuddle-hormone Oxytocin. It has been found that a dose of Oxytocin decreases headaches significantly, and for some it even vanishes the pain completely after 4 hours. You see, a tight hug is better than pills as such.

2. More than 75 hamburgers are sold every second at McDonald's.

2. More than 75 hamburgers are sold every second at McDonald’s.

In spite of bad publicity and unhealthy menus, people don't restrict themselves from getting their burgers. A McDonald's chain is so popular that thousands of people eat there every day. A new restaurant opens every 14.5 hours, in different locations in Asia and in the Muslim Middle East. McDonald's has around 68 million customers all over which constitute 1% of the world's population.

3. Your mac shall not be repaired if you smoke near it.

3. Your mac shall not be repaired if you smoke near it.

Your Apple care warranty is likely to get voided due to secondhand smoke. Consumers tell Apple has refused to repair their computers that were found to have tar residue from cigarettes. Apple finds such elements as a "biohazard" to its employees and thus does not let them repair such devices.

4. NASA pays people to do nothing.

4. NASA pays people to do nothing.

it's necessary for NASA to look into the physical effects of inactivity if they're going to send people all the way to Mars and presumably back. That's why NASA, from time to time, pays people to sit around doing nothing. Literally - nothing. Above this, you'd be shocked to know that most of these people have PhDs, often impeccable records as fighter pilots or researchers, and they're all in good physical condition.

5. Giving a pebble is Penguins' way of proposing their mate.

5. Giving a pebble is Penguins' way of proposing their mate.

These pebbles eventually become parts of the penguins' nests which are large circular piles of stone.

6. Adding the number 4 to the end of Facebook's URL directs you to Mark Zuckerberg's wall.

6. Adding the number 4 to the end of Facebook’s URL directs you to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall.

If you're not familiar with the term "URL", type this in the web address: www.facebook.com/4 and see how you reach to Mark's timeline. Adding the numbers 5 or 6 to the end of the URL take you to the respective profiles of Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook co-founders and Mark's former college roommates. The reason for choosing these IDs is unknown, but undoubtedly it is an easy way to get to the wall of original creator.

7. In North Korea, only military and government officials are allowed to own cars.

7. In North Korea, only military and government officials are allowed to own cars.

8. Mayonnaise consists egg yolk!

8. Mayonnaise consists egg yolk!

Mind you, if you call yourself a vegetarian for not eating even the egg, but eat mayonnaise fondly, you should probably change your statement. Either say you don't eat mayonnaise or say you are an egg eating vegetarian because mayonnaise is a stable emulsion of oil, egg yolks and either vinegar or lemon juice.

9. Nutella was never actually invented purposely as a chocolate spread.

9. Nutella was never actually invented purposely as a chocolate spread.

Nutella was invented during World War II, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate just to extend his chocolate ration. It was liked and then it started to be produced massively later.

10. Paul Walker majored in Marine Biology at the California community college.

10. Paul Walker majored in Marine Biology at the California community college.

I bet you didn't know this, did you? Also, he was a huge fan of Marine Biologist Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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