Random fun facts that are truly amazing, very weird, sometimes
crazy, very unusual and extremely funny.
King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.
The bushes and clouds in Super Mario Bros are the same, just colored differently.
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.
Leonardo Da Vinci was a vegetarian and was known to buy caged birds simply
to let them free. He was also questioning man’s superiority over animals and
his right to raise them for slaughter – this attitude was unheard of in his
Giraffes have the same number of teeth as humans.
An interesting simile of why pearls are the best gifts for the angry
girlfriend – oysters actually make pearls to get rid of a nagging pain. When
a parasite or a grain of sand or debris gets inside their shell and causes
their soft bodies discomfort, they coat it with multiple layers of “nacre”.
Eventually, a beautiful pearl is born.
In Russia, there are 44 “closed cities” (“closed administrative-territorial
formations”) where no foreigners are allowed. The total population of these
towns amounts to 1.5 million; they are administered either by the Ministry
of Defense (75%), or the Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency.
If you eat polar bear liver you might die – and rather horribly, too, with
the skin peeling off your body. The reason for that is too much vitamin A –
humans just can’t handle that much.
April 11, 1954 was dubbed the most boring day in history – nothing of
any importance happened on that day. (Which makes it rather unusual.)
It is illegal to step on money in Thailand, because you’d be insulting the
king by stepping on his picture.
Do you know the difference between poisonous and venomous snakes? It is
surprisingly simple. If you bite the snake and you die, the snake was poisonous.
If the snake bites you and you die, the snake was venomous. Enjoy.
Winston Howes, a farmer in South Gloucestershire, England, planted thousands
of oak trees to create a heart-shaped clearing as a tribute to his deceased
The human eye can pick out over 10 million colors.
Quite a few lip balms contain salicylic acid, a substance that causes your
lips to peel – which is in turn causing you to go and buy more lip balm.
The Alaskan Wood Frog spends the harsh Alaskan winter frozen solid – with no
heartbeat and no breathing. When the thawing rays of the sun arrive with the
spring, it simply unfreezes and hops off on its way.
The camel protects his eyes against the ever-present sand with three
Fingers prune in water to give you a better grip. Just another clever
The highest doctor per patients ratio is in Cuba.
The first plant to have flowered and produced seeds in space was
Arabidopsis, grown in 1982 by the crew of the Soviet Salyut 7.
If you’ve ever wondered what to call the phenomena when three astronomical
bodies line up, it is “syzygy”
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