One of the most beautiful things in life is that we never stop learning. Our brains have the capability to absorb an unlimited amount of information. And just when we think we know everything, we are humbled by just how little we actually do know.
Of course, not every piece of data is created equal. Some may make you an academic while other types just make you the interesting person to talk to at the next meeting, get together, or neighborhood chat. Here are random facts you can throw around to appear wiser than most.
#1. Your nails could be an indication of your overall health.
For example, nails that have no moon, are brittle, and soft could be the result of an overactive thyroid.
#2. Q-tips were invented in the 1920's.
Originally they were named Baby Gays until the name changed to Q-tips. The Q stands for quality.
#3. The cylindrical bag that has one handle and a drawstring at the top is called a duffel bag.
The name comes from a small town in Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth bag was made from in the mid-17th century.
#4. Whether you are sleeping, running, working, your heart never stops beating.
That means the average heart is beating 35 million times a year.
#5. Harrods is the British store that sells luxury items such as a crystal bath, diamond pedicures, and ruby jewel pumps.
Up until 1916, Harrods sold cocaine and morphine over the counter.