20 Dizzying Facts About the World That Sound Like Fiction

We know a lot of things, we have read dozens of books and watched hours of documentaries. But the world still keeps surprising us. Ferdio, an infographics agency from Copenhagen, learns something new every day and collects mind-blowing facts about everything in their project Factourism. We were amazed by the fact that it takes 12 bees their entire life to make one teaspoon of honey. Now, every morning, we drink tea and thank these hardworking insects.

We became interested in their Instagram account and collected the most amazing facts about the world around us.

1. Selfies kill more people than sharks.

20 Dizzying Facts About the World That Sound Like Fiction

In September 2015, a 66-year-old tourist fell off the stairs while trying to take a selfie near the Taj Mahal and died. This tragic event became the 12th death caused by selfies that year, whereas sharks had killed only 8 people.

2. There is less time between us and the Tyrannosaurus Rex than there is between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Stegosaurus.

20 Dizzying Facts About the World That Sound Like Fiction

The Stegosaurus and its relatives (Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, and others) lived about 155-145 million years ago. And the T-Rex existed around 67 million years ago. So, there is about 83 million years between the Stegosaurus and the T-Rex. And the current era of the geological history of the Earth is Cenozoic, which started 66 million years ago and was marked by the appearance of the homo sapiens.

3. Today, planes fly slower than they used to in the past.

20 Dizzying Facts About the World That Sound Like Fiction

Today, a direct flight from New York to Houston takes 4 hours. In 1973, the same flight would’ve taken a little less than 3 hours. The thing is, the price for fuel has increased significantly since then. And the air companies understand that they are able to save millions of dollars per year if they just fly slower.

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