Weird and Awesome Facts
Why Am I Writing This
I know there are quite a lot of articles out there about facts, whether they be useful and proven, or weird urban legends. Even so, I love reading about facts and telling them to people, they make great conversation starters. Every time I take a trip to the library, I make sure to take out a book about facts, no matter the topic.
I am not entirely sure if all of my facts on this list are exactly true or if someone just made them up. I hope you enjoy them all the same.
So to honor my love for weird, awesome, and useless facts, I will write this article to show case just a few of them. And to get them out of my head! If you feel you have any weirder facts, or that some of my facts don't belong on this list, then please leave a comment and let me know.
Seriously, give me all your weird and awesome facts. I'm addicted.
Mice Don't Like Cheese?
1: Antarctica is the only continent with no spiders. (Anyone want to come live there with me?)
2: The shortest living cat is Lilieput, a 9 year old munchkin, who is 5.25 inches tall from the floor to its shoulders.
3: The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
4: Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints. The same thing applies to your ears, its likely that only one other person in the world will have the same shape ear as you.
5: Female kangaroos have three vaginas. Yikes!
6: In 1567, the man said to have the longest beard in the world died after he tripped over his beard running away from a fire.
7: The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague, in Strasbourg, in which hundreds of people danced for about a month for no apparent reason. Several of them danced themselves to death.
8: Powerful earthquakes can permanently shorten the length of Earth's day, by moving the spin of the Earth's axis.
9: The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine. Apparently it actually worked, please don't try it yourself though.
10: Mice don't like cheese. A new study revels that mice actually like things that have a much higher sugar content, such as grains and fruit.
Coconuts are Serial Killers
11: Scientist actually consider jellyfish to be immortal.
12: Baboons have been known to kidnap puppies and raise them as pets. That's cute and all, but they better keep their paws off of my dog.
13: Blueberries will not ripen until they are picked.
14: During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Just don't swim in it.
15: About 150 people per a year are killed by falling coconuts.
16: A human will eat, on average, 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping. Yuck!
17: A single cloud can weigh more than a million pounds.
18: If all the females in a group of clown-fish die a male will change its gender in order to keep its group alive.
19: Cows have four different stomachs, (and people say that I eat to much.)
20: Mageirocophobia is the fear of cooking (or of Gordon Ramsay).
Oklahoma has Some Weird Laws
21: High heels were originally created for men. Butchers used them to avoid stepping in blood. Very classy.
22: No one knows who named Earth.
23: Turtles and Sea-cucumbers can breath through their butts. Is that gross or is it smart?
24: In Oklahoma, it's actually illegal to take a bite out of another persons hamburger.
25: When a male penguin falls in love with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her. Also, penguins are monogamous, which means that they stay with one partner for life. (Two facts in one!)
26: The wedding ring goes on the left ring finger, because it is the only finger with a vein that connects to the heart.
27: People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow.
28: The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents. That's impressive.
29: The dark region on the north pole of Pluto's moon, Charon, is called Mordor. (Anyone need a ring destroyed?)
30: The Morse Code -.- means k.
Alligators Have Manners
31: In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found when it was discovered that she was in the search party looking for herself.
32: If you sneeze while traveling at 60 mph your eyes are closed for an average of 50 feet.
33: Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other. (Manners or fear?)
34: Rowan Atkinson - also known as Mr. Bean - is the voice of Zazu in The Lion King.
35: Before the term "bloopers" was coined, 'out-takes' were called 'boners'. That's kind of awkward.
36: Sunsets on Mars are blue.
37: In Japan, you are equally likely to die from being struck by lightning as you are from being shot by a gun.
38: People don't sneeze in their sleep due to their brain shutting down the reflex.
39: Dead people can get goosebumps! (Does that include zombies?)
40: Iguanas have three eyes. Two normal eyes and a third eye on the top of their head that only perceives brightness.
That's all for now
That's all of my best facts and it was so much fun to share them with you. I hope you enjoyed reading it just as much. I want to add another 10 facts to this article to make the total number of facts 50, but I want my readers to choose the facts that I add. So please comment with your weird and awesome facts and I'll add it to the list. Thank you for reading!