Keeping a healthy sense of wonder about the universe around you could help you strengthen your intellect, be healthier, enhance your connections, and sometimes even increase your productivity. Albert Einstein, for example, once said, "I don't have any particular abilities. I'm only intrigued because I'm passionate about it." Dear reader, that could be you!

If you would like to follow in Einstein's footsteps and get those positive benefits, read the sweet intel we've assembled here. These facts? They’re entertaining, intriguing, and certain to capture your attention. It's time to arm yourselves with all kinds of amazing knowledge whose possession will instantly boost your confidence.

For example we bet you didn’t know that Sonic 3's music had a distinct Michael Jackson flavor to it when fans first heard it. We now have confirmation of Jackson's involvement, as well as an exceedingly embarrassing photo, after all these years. Here are 12 fun facts about animals, including one about echidnas that you will not like (sorry!).

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