Some facts are nothing more than a reiteration of what you were already suspecting, but other facts are so surprising that it takes convincing from several sources before you believe them. Here, we present our list of the top 10 facts that will blow your mind. Get ready, and get set, because you’re about to read some things you might need to look over twice to believe! Check them out for yourself below.
Number Ten: Every You Do Something Nobody Else Has Done Every Time You Shuffle a Deck of Cards. Every time you (or someone else) shuffles a deck of cards, no matter how many times that deck has been shuffled before, it’s probably the only time the cards have been arranged exactly in that order. In fact, there are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms in the universe. The number of atoms in the universe is 133 followed by 48 zeroes, while the number of ways you can shuffle a deck of cards is 80 followed by 66 zeroes.
Number Nine: Not Every King in a Deck of Cards Sports a Mustache. Following with our card-related theme, the only king in a deck of cards that doesn’t have a mustache is the king of hearts. There are several stories behind why this may be. One story alleges that back when cards were being made by copiers, unskilled copiers botched his mustache, and the axe he was holding eventually became a sword.
Number Eight: You Can Draw a 35-Mile Line With One Pencil. The graphite within a single pencil is enough for your to draw one line that is 35 miles long. In case you didn’t know, graphite is the crystalline form of carbon and is the most stable form of carbon under regular conditions.
Number Seven: You Can’t Fold a Regular Piece of Paper More Than Seven Times. This might sound crazy, but it’s true! Try folding a normal sheet of paper eight times, and you won’t be able to do it. Interestingly, if you could fold a piece of paper 42 times, it would be thick enough to go all the way to the moon.
Number Six: One Jar of Peanut Butter Requires 850 Peanuts. Peanut butter is considered a staple of the American diet, but did you know that 850 peanuts are required to make a single jar? And actually, peanuts aren’t even nuts – they’re legumes! Stay tuned for part two of our list of the top 10 facts that will blow your mind, coming soon!