Five Random Facts for Monday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than two miles away.

2.  In seven-card “Texas Hold ‘Em” hands, the total number of distinct seven-card hands is 133,784,560.  And interestingly, the probability of having NO pairs is LESS than the probability of a one-pair or two-pair hand.

3.  Almost three times more people speak English as a second language than as a native one.  English has roughly a billion people learning it as a second language, and only 370 million people speaking it natively.

4.  William Shakespeare’s wife was named Anne Hathaway.

5.  The first time two men kissed in a movie was in a silent film in 1927 called “Wings”.


(Whale Facts / Wiki / Ethnologue / Wiki / Telegraph)