TYV Facts


By Swathy Sanjay Sindhu, TYV AMBASSADOR #1

  1. Bumble Bees perform small warm-up exercises before taking flight.
  2. Justin Bieber receives over 500 mentions a second via Twitter.
  3. Chocolate milk is more efficient at giving you energy than most energy drinks.
  4. The word “school” comes from the ancient Greek word for “free time.
  5. Psychology says that singing in the shower daily can help boost your immunity, lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your mood.
  6. A man once sold his entire life for about $300,000 on Ebay.
  7. In China, you can be a professional flatulence smeller and make about $50,000.00 USD a year.
  8. There’s a mountain in Australia named Mt. Disappointment because the explorers were unimpressed with the view at the top.
  9. Jennifer Lopez has more than 60 song titles with the word “love” in them.
  10. A 13 year old boy found a tooth growing out of his foot in 1977.
  11. Simon Cowell was arrested at age 12 for hijacking a bus with a toy gun.
  12. An app called Ethan allows you to text a guy (named Ethan) and ask him any question, and he will give his opinion.
  13. Animal Planet made a fake documentary about the existence of mermaids… twice.
  14. Honey is more effective at suppressing a cough than most cough medicines.
  15. Musicomania is a condition where a person’s passion for music (or a song) becomes so strong that it prevents them from functioning properly.
  16. Textiety is a condition in which an individual feels anxious after not receiving or sending any text messages.
  17. Women tell an average of 11 lies a week. Men, 58.
  18. The “Alphabet song,” “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” all use the exact same melody.
  19. Every strand of human hair in a person’s head contains 14 different elements, including traces of gold.
  20. Positive thinking can actually help increase your lifespan, strengthen your immune system and lower rates of depression.
  21. Lying down while extremely tired on your back with your hands to your side completely still can help you control your dreams.
  22. Reading and dreaming are functions of two different sides of the brain. This is why you can’t read in a dream.
  23. The Hunger Games has 3 books. 23 people die each year in the games. There are 12 districts. The movie came out 3-23-12. Coincidence?
  24. Soteriophobia is a psychological condition which causes a person to refuse depending on others out of fear of being disappointed.