Learning random trivia facts is lots of fun, but at the end of the day, these little bits of information take up space in your brain, right? Not necessarily! Check out these fun facts that might just provide some useful information, impress those around you, or at the very least, boost your morale a little!
Sarcasm boosts creativity
You may not think of sarcasm as the most endearing habit or quality. If you tend to have a sarcastic sense of humour, you’ve probably been told to tone it down at least once. But according to this bit of random trivia, sarcastic people get the last laugh – studies have shown that sarcasm boosts your creativity. And as if that weren’t enough of a reason to embrace the snark, sarcasm can also boost the creativity of recipients, too! Using it involves making connections between opposing ideas, and interpreting it also requires your brain to reason beyond the literal.
The chance of a coin landing heads-up is not 50-50
When you flip a coin, physics, not probability, determines how it will land. Mathematician Persi Diaconis found that a coin is slightly more likely to land on the face that was up when you flipped it. The way a coin lands is not ‘random’; it’s easy, with a little practice, to manipulate your coin flip so that it lands the way you want it. What’s more, if you’re spinning a coin, it’s more likely to land tails up, since the heads side weighs slightly more.