In a 24-hour day, we interact with thousands of things and not even notice half of them… fascinating yet weird at the same time. It doesn’t matter if its history, chemistry, science or sports, the 12 facts below prove the above statement true, and are sure to leave you astonished by how much of what we see, is ignored by our brains each day.

Fact 1. You are 1% shorter in the evening than in the morning.

Fact 2. The wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty eight poorest nations.

Fact 3. Dead people can get goosebumps.

Fact 4. Just like fingerprints, everyone has a unique tongue print.

Fact 5. A small percentage of the static you see on dead TV channels is left over radiation from the Big Bang. You’re literally seeing residual effects of the Universe’s creation.

Fact 6. You breathe on average about 5 million times a year.

Fact 7. There are more life forms living on your skin than there are people on the earth.

Fact 8. One in five adults believe that aliens are hiding in our planet disguised as humans.

Fact 9. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

Fact 10. Written language was invented independently by the Egyptians, Sumerians, Chinese and the Mayans.

Fact 11. Two thirds of the people on earth have never seen snow.

Fact 12. The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades, but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales, that they never respond.

And a bonus, funny one…

Fact #13. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the “Book Most Often Stolen From Public Libraries”.

Source: Reddit