Welcome to RandomFact #08

History’s longest cricket match was played in 1939 between South Africa and England. The single match lasted for an epic 14 days and even after two weeks the game still wasn’t over with England needing 42 more runs if they were to win. However as their ship back home was due to leave the next day eventually the match was declared to be a draw.

RandomFact 01

The oldest-known living land animal is a tortoise named Jonathan, who is 187 years old. He was born in 1832 and has lived on the island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean since 1882

Jonathan
RandomFact 02
Two of President John Tyler’s grandsons are still alive today—and he was born in 1790. How is this possible? President Tyler, the 10th US president, was 63 when his son Lyon Tyler was born in 1853; Lyon’s sons were born when he was 71 and 75. President Tyler’s living grandsons, Lyon Jr. and Harrison Tyler, are 91 and 95 years old. The Tyler family still maintains the President’s home, Sherwood Forest Plantation in Virginia.


John Tyler

With 3.572 billion viewers, half the world’s population watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup of soccer (or football, as many international fans call it), which is held every four years. That number is on par with the 2016 Summer Olympics


FIFA 2018

The hardest working muscle in your body is your heart: It pumps more than 2,000 gallons of blood a day and beats more than 2.5 billion times in a 70-year life span.


RandomFact

The longest fingernails ever were over 28 feet in total. American Lee Redmond started growing them in 1979 and set the record in 2008. Sadly, she lost her nails in a car crash in 2009

What’s inside a Kit Kat? Broken Kit Kats that are damaged during production—they get ground up and go between the wafers inside, along with cocoa and sugar. That’s a way to not let anything go to waste!

KIT KAT

RandomFact
 07

The tallest building in the US is One World Trade Center in New York, which comes in at number six on the worldwide list. It stands at exactly 1,776 feet as a nod to the date of the Declaration of Independence


WTC

RandomFact 08

The Empire State Building in New York was the tallest building in the world from 1931 until 1971, and was the first building of over 100 floors.


State Building


RandomFact 09

At over 29,000 feet tall, Mt. Everest is the highest point on Earth, but it doesn’t compare to the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana Trench, which is over 36,000 feet deep—nearly seven miles—in the Pacific Ocean

RandomFact 10

People started wearing pajamas, originally spelled “pyjamas,” instead of nightgowns so they’d be prepared to run outside in public during World War I air raids in England.


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