Once in a while, everyone needs to chill off and relax. Too much work and too much stress can be awful for any person. This fact is the reason why we need to laugh and enjoy the fun stuff all around us. The saying “Laughter is the best medicine” can sum up the importance and impact of having a good laugh on our health.
Now that the world is in a state of worry because of the pandemic, we need to follow safety guidelines to the last detail. Although we should compromise on some of our past activities to make way for the “new normal,” nobody ever said that we shouldn’t have fun while doing it. With that said, here are some fun facts that’ll surely tickle your funny bone senseless.
Small or Large?
When it comes to funny facts, the human body, yes, our own human body, has a lot of funny stuff for you to know about. As we all know, the human body has two intestines: the small intestine and the large intestine.
The small intestine’s function mainly revolves around the digestion and absorption of nutrients from the stuff we eat. The large intestine, on the other hand, is responsible for absorbing water and vitamins. The large intestine is also built for expelling waste material to the rectum and out of the body.
So, where’s the fun fact here? Although their names suggest that both are small and large, the small intestine is larger than the large intestine. If it all boils down to measurements, the small intestine’s length is 20 feet long and has an inch in diameter. Meanwhile, the large intestine is only 5 feet and 3 inches in diameter.
Phobias are real things that everyone should take seriously. There are lots of phobias with strange names and even stranger objects that scare some people. The fun, however, starts with people who “claim” to have such a phobia. People often claim that they’re something-phobic and demand special attention. In reality, these people don’t even have a clue as to what they’re saying. Here are some phobias and some of their weird, funny names:
- Anatidaephobia – The fear of being watched by a duck.
- Lutraphobia – The fear of otters
- Globophobia – The fear of balloons
- Hipopotomonstrosesquipedaliofobia – The fear of long words. Quite ironic, no?
- Nomophobia – The fear of not having a phone at all times
- Arachibutyrophobia – The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
- Decidophobia – The fear of having to make a decision
- Octophobia – The fear of having anything to do with the number 8. We’re going to have to say sorry about this one.
The Irony of Mickey
One of the most beloved cartoon characters in the whole world is Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse comes from Disney, the same company that owns a lot of entertainment companies nowadays. Since we’ve been talking about fears, this fact has a bit of irony to it. Would you believe that Walt Disney, the same man who owns the company who made Mickey and uses him as their official mascot, is actually afraid of mice?
When it comes to motion pictures, a lot of eagle-eyed viewers can see many mistakes in a film that don’t really make sense in real life. Take, for example, Armageddon. Armageddon is about an incoming asteroid that’s going to hit the earth in 18 days. The cast of the film includes Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck.
Although the film was met with commercial and critical success, experts say otherwise. NASA or the National Aeronautics and Space Administration says that the movie has many inaccuracies and incorrect facts. NASA uses the film as a test for aspiring managers. Applicants need to point out the errors in Armageddon to pass. So far, there are a total of 168 errors in the film.
A Dangerous Fruit/Berry
One of the most common gags of slapstick humor is when a person slips on a banana peel. When someone slips on it, it’s automatic laughter for the audience. However, did you know that a banana was one of the most dangerous things in Britain?
Don’t believe us? Well, in Britain, there were a staggering 300 banana-related accidents recorded in the year 2001. A significant part of these 300 accidents involved people slipping on a banana peel. Whether it’s a fruit or a berry, always act with caution when seeing a banana peel.
Since many people are worried sick about the state the world is in nowadays, most of them get stressed out. When you have too much stress, you’ll start to develop illnesses. To help you get rid of stress, you can exercise, play games, watch movies, or do something you like.
However, one of the best ways to remove stress is to laugh at a fun fact or joke. Hopefully, the fun facts mentioned above will put a smile on someone’s face. Remember, life is short, have fun!