Fuzz Fact Friday returns for the eighth week in a row to gift you with some more useless information to impress your pals or pets with.
1. Giraffes were believed to be a hybrid of camels and leopards
The Greeks and Romans believed that due to its long neck, long legs and spotted pattern, that the giraffe was a cross between a leopard and a camel. This is why it was given the scientific name of Giraffa camelopardalis.
2. The Earth’s atmosphere is actually is only 21% oxygen
That’s right, although most living species require oxygen for survival, nitrogen accounts for 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere compared to only 21% for oxygen and 0.9% argon. Gases such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxides, methane and ozone are trace gases that account for the other 0.1%. It is estimated that there is only 0.037% of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
3. The record setting song with the most words in it was written by Eminem
The rapper Eminem set the Guinness World Record for having the most words in a hit song. The 2013 track ‘Rap God’ has 1,560 words within its 6 minute 4 seconds duration. The record setting hit has an average of 4.28 words per second, but during one 15 second segment alone, Eminem manages to spit out 97 words equating to 6.46 words per second. The supersonic speed section can be found around the 4 minute 25 second mark.
4. The human body has 270+ bones at birth but by adulthood has 206
Sounds strange to suddenly lose around 64+ bones but in actual fact, as we age our bones begin fusing together. Including those in the skull as a baby’s skull is made of three bones, making childbirth much easier.
5. PewDiePie is the most subscribed YouTuber in the world
With nearly 54,360,000 subscribers, the Swedish comedian and gamer whose real name is Felix Kjellberg surpasses every other channel (including the likes of Rihanna and Justin Bieber). The only channels ahead of him are the #Music, #Gaming and #Sport accounts which are generated automatically by YouTube (so technically don’t count).
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