Mind-blowing facts are just that: facts that make you go “whoa” or crack an uncontrollable smile. Of course, there’s not much you can do with these facts, but they may come in handy on your next pub quiz or trivia night with your friends, or even just as a conversation catalyst around the dinner table. And hey, you might also learn something about yourself or the world that we live in. Besides, we’re so used to hearing bad news these days and whenever we open social media we see another celebrity dissing a colleague; it’s nice to scroll through the internet and find these pieces of information that are not bad, but simply entertaining- and that’s what the Mind-Blowing Facts Facebook page provides us with!
#1: What “Wetness” Feels Like
Jerry Seinfeld has a joke about humans hating rain because we only like getting wet on our terms- we don’t mind getting wet in the shower or when we go swimming, but water falling down from the sky is unacceptable. As it turns out, human skin doesn’t actually sense “wetness”- we only grasp the concept of getting wet.
While our skin doesn’t actually sense wetness, our brain creates this illusion of what being wet feels like based on prior experience and similar stimuli. Wetness is an illusion. You can read all about the science behind this in different researches- but you’ve got to admit it’s pretty mindblowing!