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13 Facts About Normal Things That Fucked Me Up And Will Fuck You Up Too

We might share 50% of our DNA with a banana! A BANANA!

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1. So listen you guys, I just found out that bananas are technically berries but raspberries are not berries.

To be botanically classified as a berry there are certain (albeit complex), criteria to meet, which the banana does, but the raspberry does not.
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To be botanically classified as a berry there are certain (albeit complex), criteria to meet, which the banana does, but the raspberry does not.

2. And we might share 50% of the same DNA!

That shit is literally bananas. Sorry.
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That shit is literally bananas. Sorry.

3. You actually get MORE pizza if you order one large rather than two mediums.

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Some smart people did the math below and worked out that you get more pizza if you order an 18 inch one rather than two 12 inches, so go large or go home.

12-inch: 113.1 in² x 2 = 226.2 in²
18-inch: 254.47 in²

4. You might want to ask your gran if she dreams in black and white, because apparently some people do.

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Sure, it's probably a bit weird to ask your elderly relative about what kind of dreams they have, but studies have shown some people don't always dream in colour and this is linked to exposure to black-and-white TV during their childhood.

5. Your poo is actually about 75% water.

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So uhm, just like us, then? First bananas and now poo?

6. Apparently a good ol' fashioned solo sesh may help unblock your sinuses.

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Nobody's actually shown this scientifically, but a 2008 paper in the journal Medical Hypothesese suggested it could be used as a treatment – we'll let you decide for yourself.

7. That "YKK" you may have noticed on your zippers? That actually means something!

It stands for "Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha," which roughly translates to Yoshida Company Limited – the world's largest zipper manufacturer. Don't act like you're not happy you've learned this fact.
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It stands for "Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha," which roughly translates to Yoshida Company Limited – the world's largest zipper manufacturer. Don't act like you're not happy you've learned this fact.

8. You brain is actually half awake when you sleep somewhere new.

So instead of sleeping with "one eye open" half of our brain apparently stays alert on "night watch" to survey our new surroundings and keep us safe. This is only on the first night though, after that your brain usually goes into full snooze.
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So instead of sleeping with "one eye open" half of our brain apparently stays alert on "night watch" to survey our new surroundings and keep us safe. This is only on the first night though, after that your brain usually goes into full snooze.

9. Aaaand, when you get blackout schwaasted and can't remember taking off your bra in the middle of the restaurant and waving it around your head, it's not necessarily because you've suffered memory loss, but because your brain temporarily loses the ability to create memories.

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Basically your brain was like, "Whoa what is this girl doing? OK TIME TO SHUT DOWN ME GO BYE BYE."

10. Next time you want to buy another hand-knitted bobble hat from that artisanal pop-up stall, think about how scientists have now proven that you don't actually lose most heat through your head.

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11. You're also better off chopping vegetables on your toilet seat.

Typically there are 200 times more bacteria like E.coli and staphylococcus aureuson on that lovely heart-shaped chopping board you got for Christmas than on your bog seat! This is largely due to how much we clean these items though – we are more likely to keep the loo seat clean out of fear of it being dirty than the chopping board!
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Typically there are 200 times more bacteria like E.coli and staphylococcus aureuson on that lovely heart-shaped chopping board you got for Christmas than on your bog seat! This is largely due to how much we clean these items though – we are more likely to keep the loo seat clean out of fear of it being dirty than the chopping board!

12. When you go to buy those amazing, overpriced boots and you think "well at least they're genuine leather" joke's on you because although it is real leather, it's the worst leather you can get.

Apparently real leather will be stamped one of three things: genuine leather, top-grain leather, or full-grain leather. "Genuine leather" is the lowest quality.
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Apparently real leather will be stamped one of three things: genuine leather, top-grain leather, or full-grain leather. "Genuine leather" is the lowest quality.

13. And that little dot you put over a lowercase "i" or "j"? It has a bloody name! It's called a "tittle".

Remee Patel