How to fight off awkward silences on a date #FridayFunFacts
You know what never fails to impress people? That's right, fun facts. I mean, if you're on a date and there's an awkward silence (we've all been there right? ....Right?) but all of a sudden, you whip out a dashing "did you know", you instantly become the sexiest person in the room.
And your date definitely won't think you're a nerd.
So let's get cracking with a surefire conversation starter:
"Areodjarekput" is an Inuit word and cultural quirk meaning ‘to exchange wives
for a few days only’.
If at first you don't succeed...chew gum? In 1871, chewing gum was put on the market for the first time by Thomas Adams, who had tried and failed to make car tyres from the same ingredients.
Radio waves travel quite well through space, but struggle to get through water. This means you could tune in to hear the football results from the moon, but not if you were on a submarine. Oh, and just in case you were thinking "who cares?", there's no wifi on submarines either.
Collective nouns are always fun, but if you put certain animals together, it sounds like quite the soap opera. Among only the bird world, you can have an unkindness of ravens, a murder of crows, and an ostentation of peacocks!
When we blush, our stomach lining goes red too. Though not visible or directly useful, this happens for the same reason that your face goes red - in stressful situations, your whole body's blood vessels dilate to get more oxygen to your muscles in preparation for fight or flight. (Bring that one up on your date and you'll be winning.)