Did you know a cat can’t chew big pieces of food because their jaw can’t move sideways? Or that hamsters got their name from the German word “hamstern” which means to hoard? And how do we know this? Starting today on Google Search, you can find fun facts about living creatures from around the world, making you the most interesting person at the dinner party or the reigning champ at trivia. Head to Google, ask for a fun fact about something (think plants, animals, fruits and veggies), and ta-da! A trivia tidbit is delivered right at the top of your search results.
For the animal lovers out there, fun facts might be man’s (new) best friend. It might surprise you to learn that dogs have three eyelids to help protect and keep their eyes from drying out. Or for the arachnophobes out there: The venom of the black widow spider is apparently 15 times more potent than a rattlesnake's. The animal kingdom is chock full of wild facts and even wilder beasts!
For those of you still finding a reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or perhaps looking to make up for yesterday), stop and smell some fun facts about flowers. Did you know that light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denotes deep love and affection? Or that the Ancient Greeks considered the violet to be a symbol of love and fertility and was an essential ingredient for love potions? A quick search may come in handy before you buy your blooms.
If you’re trying to convince the little ones in your life to eat healthy, fun facts about fruits and veggies are sure to please. After all, who knew that strawberries actually aren’t berries at all? Or that the inner temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air? That’s sure to put your brain in a pickle.
These are just a few of the fun facts out there for you to find on Google. And here’s a pro-tip for the trivia lovers out there: Some queries have multiple facts, one of which we randomly display when searched. So if you’re interested in learning more, just hit refresh and another fact may surface. Enjoy your fact finding!