Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Random factoids for your next dinner party convo.

  • Cultural background can effect one's perception of time. For example, Americans tend to think about time in 5-minute increments, while Middle Easterners do so in 15-minute increments. This means that an American's five minute siesta and a Middle Easterner's fifteen minute siesta are actually experienced as the same amount of 'quality' rest time.
  • The world's deepest postbox is in Susami Bay in Japan. It's located 10 metres underwater.
  •  Experiments show that male rhesus macaque monkeys will pay to look at pictures of female rhesus macaques' bottoms.
  • The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches in hot weather!
  • The loneliest creature on Earth apparently is a particular whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades - but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond. This unfortunate whale has generated so much attention that a Kickstarter campaign was launched to find it this year!