I don’t know about you, Anomalous, but to me, cool facts are similar to Pringles: once you try one, you want more, and before you know it, you simply can’t stop. I’m not the only one that enjoys learning new things, either!
The massive 1.2 million Instagram users who follow the “Weird Facts” page can’t get enough of the enticing trivia it posts on their social media feeds. Please scroll down and vote up the facts you found interesting and surprising. We’ve compiled some of the most fascinating historical and scientific facts submitted by the page for your enjoyment as well.
Does any of these details alter your worldview in any way? Did you happen to be familiar with every single detail in this article? Do you have any interesting trivia you could impart to the other Pandas? In the comment section, you are welcome to express your ideas, sentiments, and opinions. Ready to learn some amazing information? Move along!
The founder of the “Weird Facts” Instagram project finally decided to branch out and develop a trivia learning app because it had become so popular. There are more than 900 strange, fascinating, and real facts you can discover and use to impress your friends and family at dinner. True, some trivia may seem odd, but “Weird Facts” has double- and triple-checked everything.
Media literacy and how to tell the difference between genuine and fake facts have both been extensively discussed on Bored Panda before. I chatted with Steven Wooding, a British Institute of Physics member, last week, and he emphasized the mindset that a real, inquisitive, objective scientist should have.
“As their work may take years to bear fruit, scientists must be tenacious and curious about how the world functions. The ability to think creatively and pay attention to detail when learning are both crucial “In an interview with Bored Panda, Steven said.
“We must be receptive to new information and allow statistics to inform our decisions rather than just our opinions. On the other hand, we must also evaluate data critically. One study does not a fact make. Experiments that can be carried out repeatedly and independently produce facts.”
The researcher claims that the emergence of online newsfeeds and social media sites like TikTok and Twitter has decreased our attention spans. Because it demands more concentration and effort from us, long-form information is generally something we can tolerate less of.
“If you feel pressed for time, it makes sense that you would prefer to scan the headlines for numerous tidbits of information rather than spending a significant amount of time on a single item. If a lengthy piece doesn’t actually interest me, I have definitely noticed that I am less likely to read it “On the one hand, he claimed, we are saving time, but on the other, we are maintaining a pretty basic level of knowledge.
“The drawback is that we’ll miss out on developing a better knowledge of something as a result. This is amusing because people today scurry about to make sure they don’t miss anything “Bored Panda was told by Steven.
“It’s crucial to have a growth mentality and acknowledge how little you probably know. We can only learn more deeply about the world by taking the time to explore it. This problem stems from our tendency to have short attention spans, which results in a deep but incomplete pool of knowledge. If you spend the time to read a book on a subject, you’ll undoubtedly learn more about it “The expert offered some guidance, advising everyone to develop the patience to withstand non-bite-sized stuff.
Meanwhile, Hollywood entertainment and pop culture expert Mike Sington told me that there are many warning signs to watch out for that could mean a fact or a source isn’t trustworthy.
Red flags to look out for include: “it’s outlandish, it’s too good to be true, you haven’t seen the claim anywhere else, you’ve never heard the source, the source isn’t reputable, you can’t find two other sources making the same claim, your gut tells you, “this can’t be true,” “this can’t be true,” and “this can’t be true,” as Mike explained to Bored Panda.
According to the expert, one fundamental thing we can do to check the reliability of a fact is… to start off with a simple and humble Google search. “The rise of social media has decreased the reliability of the information because misinformation can spread so quickly before it can be corrected,” the expert said. We should keep an eye out for more sources and supporting documentation. If nothing turns up, we should continue to be wary.
“Do this and give it some thought before reposting, otherwise you might be adding to the issue. An assertion is not made true or correct by amplification “said he.
According to Mike, reliable sources include The New York Times, Reuters, and the Associated Press. They use editors and fact-checkers to make sure the information they post is accurate. In essence, they are performing your research and assignments for you. There are just too many unreliable websites to enumerate, and they should all be avoided. Keep in mind that pretty much anyone can post anything they wish,” he advised Bored Panda.
“Since information and entertainment are now presented to us in short bursts, our attention spans have been drastically decreased. People flick through their Twitter feeds to get tiny, bite-sized morsels of news, and they swiftly browse Instagram and TikTok to pass the time. It’s developing an undesirable habit, he claimed.
The good news is that long-form news and entertainment are readily available; you simply need to look for them. I think it’s worthwhile given the benefit. I’ve found that it helps you concentrate better, is more relaxing, helps you retain information, and provides you a more nuanced and balanced perspective on the world.