10 Educational Facts You Probably Don’t Know

It’s the weekend. That means it’s time to relax, unwind, and learn something. In that vein, I thought it might be fun to recap one of my favorite posts of all time from Buzzfeed. They compiled a lengthy list of facts that will ‘blow your mind’ and I wanted to share both the post and some of my favorites.

What follows are 10 factoids that I didn’t know but feel a teensy bit smarter for now knowing. I hope you also feel similarly enhanced thanks to the following facts. Enjoy!

The “YKK” on your zipper stands for “Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha:”

3.14 is PIE backwards:

Cashews grow like this:

Pineapples grow like this:

Here’s what velcro looks like close up:

Here’s what chalk looks like under a microscope:

Here’s what sand looks like under a microscope:

A Blue Whale’s heart is so big, a small child can swim through the veins:

There’s enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of water: