Fun Facts To Start a Conversation

The official first day of Spring is March 20, 2023. For many people springtime involves setting clocks forward by one hour, warmer weather, longer days, and more outdoor gatherings. Just as nature renews itself as it awakens from hibernation, people may want to renew their trivia knowledge as they venture back into active social and professional get-togethers.

Here are ten fun facts you can use to strike up a conversation:

1. There are 2.3 million limestone/granite blocks in the Great Pyramid of Giza and each one weighs 2.5 tons.
2. The first hand-held mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, in New York City.
3. The first ever world wide web (www) browser was created in 1990.
4. The longest-reigning monarch ever was Louis XIV of France; he ruled for 72 years, and 110 days. Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom reigned for 70 years, and 214 days.
5. When you perform a Google search query, 1000 computers are used to find the answer in 0.2 seconds.
6. Marie Curie was the first person ever to win two Nobel Prizes, one for physics and the other for chemistry.
7. Almost half, 46.9%, of Germany’s total power consumption comes from renewable energy sources.
8. Scientists say if your first tear comes from your right eye it is a tear of joy, from the left eye it is a tear of sadness.
9. Brazil has the most biodiversity of any country on the planet, with more than 50,000 species of plants and trees.
10. Owls do not have eyeballs, so they move their heads and bodies to look around.

Who knew?