Some quick random facts

1. Kids can ask as many as 300 questions a day

According to research conducted in UK in 2013 from online retailer Littlewoods.com. It was observed that young children asked questions adults around them especially their mothers at least every two and a half minutes. The parents could end up answering an average of nearly 300 questions per day. The questions range from basic things to complex questions like what is a shadow made of? Children’s are fun, aren’t they?

2. The letter “E” is the most common letter and appears in 11 percent of all english words.

Just take a moment and try write down a few sentences or a paragraph if you have the time. You will be quite amazed to find out how many times letter “e” appears in your writing. According to Oxford Dictionaries the commonly used vowel appears in around 11 percent of all words in the English language. The next most popular letter was “a,” which appears in around 8.5 percent of all words. The least common letter is “q,” which appears in just 0.2 percent of words.

3. A pharaoh once lathered his slaves in honey to keep bugs away from him.

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King Pepi II, a Pharaoh who supposedly ruled ancient Egypt for 90 years, thought so highly of himself that when he was bothered by insects, he would command that one of his slaves be covered in honey to lure the flies away from himself.

4. Showers really do spark creativity.

In a study conducted in 2012 published in the journal Psychological Science, researchers gave volunteers creativity problems to solve followed by a period of rest. During that period, some were assigned tough and demanding tasks, while others did simpler tasks that allowed their minds to wander (just like a shower does). Those doing the simpler tasks during the resting time were more likely to solve the original creativity problems. Maybe showers aren’t just good for your hygiene, they may actually boost your creativity too.

5. Dolphins have been trained to be used in wars.

Military Dolphin

While Dolphins are known widely as adorable and intelligent animals. What you may not know is that these crafty creatures were used largely by the U.S. and Soviet Union during the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Both countries studied the creatures for their sonar capabilities, but also trained them to detect mines, bring equipment to divers, find lost equipment, and guard submarines amongst other nifty tricks. By the end of the Cold war, they were out of job and the programs ended up being shelved.

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