Strange Facts

130 facts tagged with Strange Facts

  • 1
    In Japan, ‘yaeba’ or crooked teeth in girls is considered cute and attractive, and girls in fact undergo procedures to un-straighten their teeth.
  • 2
    The ex Canadian Defense Minister believes that there are at least 4 species of aliens that have been visiting earth for thousands of years, and they are concerned about our use of atomic weapons, among other things.
  • 3
    In the UK, there's a guy named 'Major Dickie Head'.
  • 4
    Giant Anteaters' front legs look like a panda. (See Picture)
  • 5
    Pentheraphobia is a fear of a mother-in-law.
  • 6
    Coca Cola owns all the domain names that can be read as 'ahh'. Such as ahh.com, ahhhh.com, ahhhhh.com, and so on... all the way up to 62 h's!
  • 7
    In April, 2014, a rare goat-sheep hybrid (aka 'geep') was born on an Irish farm.
  • 8
    In 2014, a college in upstate New York started offering classes on the sociology of Miley Cyrus.
  • 9
    In 1907, Kellogg’s launched a campaign called "Wink Day" to promote Cornflakes. Women were encouraged to “wink at your grocer and see what you get” (and what they got was a free box of cereal!)
  • 10
    In 2008, a Japanese man noticed his food going missing, so he set up a webcam and found that a woman had been living in his closet for a year
  • 11
    The University of Victoria offers a course in the science of Batman.
  • 12
    The widow of the inventor of the Winchester rifle built a house with mazes and dead-end staircases to confuse the ghosts of the people who were killed by her husband's rifles.
  • 13
    There's an isolated tribe in Zimbabwe where the people have only two toes, dubbed the 'ostrich people'.
  • 14
    When flatworms mate, two "males" use their bifurcated penises to fence one another. The winner, or the flatworm who stabs the other with its penis, remains a male while the loser becomes female.
  • 15
    The 'Bicycle Tree', found near Brig o' Turk in Scotland, has consumed an entire bike that now hangs out of its bark.
  • 16
    Mike the Headless Chicken was no different from any other chicken, except that he lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off.
  • 17
    Australian Graham Barker has been collecting his own belly button fluff every day since 1984 - keeping it in storage jars.
  • 18
    There's a rare breed of pig that looks like a sheep.
  • 19
    Gold pills are sold for $425 each and, when consumed, they will turn your poop into glittering gold.
  • 20
    Jason Earles played as a teenager in Hannah Montana, but he was actually born in 1977.
  • 21
    In 2007, a Bosnian couple found out that they had been cheating on one another in online chatrooms... with each other.
  • 22
    The US Air Force researched a “Gay Bomb”: A non-lethal bomb containing really strong pheromones that will make the enemy forces attracted to each other. It won the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize.
  • 23
    If you pronounce the names of products wrong in an Apple Store, employees are not allowed to correct you.
  • 24
    Rex the German Shepherd was a rescue dog with a bad temper. He refused to be fed by humans and would attack strangers, but he’s a changed dog after falling in love with Geraldine the goose!
  • 25
    There is a family with a genetic condition that makes their skin blue, who have been isolated in rural Kentucky for generations.
  • 26
    A man named Heraclitus had an illness that made his body swell up with water. To try to sweat it off, he buried himself in a steaming pile of animal poo, but then overheated and died of dehydration.
  • 27
    The male seahorse carries babies and 'gives birth' to them instead of the female.
  • 28
    A 22 year old Chinese man needed a new nose. Instead of a transplant, a surgeon built a new nose on his forehead.
  • 29
    There was a bear called Wojtek who was adopted by Polish soldiers during WW2. It carried ammunition, wrestled with soldiers, and drank beer.
  • 30
    In November 2013, a woman in Florida named Linda Ducharme married a ferris wheel.
  • 31
    Mary Jane was killed by Spiderman's radioactive semen in the limited comic book series "Spider-Man: Reign".
  • 32
    A banana slug can be 6-8 inches and their erect penis can be just as long. Also, their penises emerge from their heads. After sex, banana slugs eat each others penises.
  • 33
    The center of the galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum, according to astronomers.
  • 34
    Sniffologists have the job of sniffing armpits.
  • 35
    In Japan, more adult diapers are sold than baby diapers.
  • 36
    A British teenager changed his name in 2008 to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.
  • 37
    The elephant shrew’s closest relative isn’t a shrew — it’s actually an elephant
  • 38
    When you shave a guinea pig it looks like a little hippo.
  • 39
    In 1987, a Chicago TV station had its broadcast interrupted by a pirate signal that shows a man in a Max Headroom mask mumbling and being spanked with a fly swatter. Despite investigations by the FCC and FBI, this became the only known incident in which a hacker interrupted a major TV broadcast without getting caught.
  • 40
    "Monowi" is a town in Nebraska that has a population of 1, the Mayor pays taxes to herself.
  • 41
    The Basenji dog is the only dog that is not able to bark.
  • 42
    It 'snows' metal on Venus.
  • 43
    Eminem was offered the lead role in the 2013 sci-fi movie, Elysium. He was interested but he turned it down due to one major condition not being met; Elysium would have to be shot in his hometown, Detroit.
  • 44
    The Angora rabbit is the world's fluffiest bunny, bred for its extremely long wool.
  • 45
    There is a Swedish religion called Kopimism whose sole tenet is that all knowledge should be available to everyone - and thus, using CTRL+C and CTRL+V are sacred acts.
  • 46
    There is a tiger named Kenny who is the only known tiger to have downs syndrome.
  • 47
    A Korean man called Lee Jin-gyu fell in love with his large, huggable pillow and married it.
  • 48
    Only 12,000 years ago there was a species closely related to modern humans called Homo floresiensis that had been living on an Indonesian Island. They used fire and rather advanced tools, yet were only about 3 feet tall and weighed around 25kg.
  • 49
    The desire to squeeze and hug cute things comes from the same place in your brain as aggression.
  • 50
    The founder of Kellogg's Cereals (John Harvey Kellogg) was a doctor focusing on health and mental wellness. He began manufacturing corn cereals because he thought eating cereal for breakfast would curb people's desire to masturbate.
  • 51
    A strawberry is not a berry, but a banana is.
  • 52
    The station master and operating officer at the Kishi Station, Japan, is a cat!
  • 53
    Chainsaws were derived from a tool originally intended to help deliver babies
  • 54
    During the Black Plague, it was thought that bad smells were the cause of the plague. "Plague Doctors" therefore wore masks with long beak-like noses stuffed with flowers or smoke to hide the smells.
  • 55
    A waterfall known as The Devil's Kettle empties water into a hole and nobody knows where it ends up!
  • 56
    Capt. Robert Campbell, a British officer captured during World War I, was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return to captivity. He kept his word and returned, only to try escaping as soon as he returned.
  • 57
    God is the only Simpsons character to have five fingers on each hand.
  • 58
    Thinking in a foreign language makes decisions more rational.
  • 59
    In Denmark, "Fart-kontrol" means "Speed check".
  • 60
    Tickling was a form of torture used in ancient China on nobility because it left no mark and recovery was quick.
  • 61
    There's a knife-fork hybrid called a knork.
  • 62
    Honeypot ants are a unique insect that use their own bodies as living storage pots of honey.
  • 63
    In the late 1600s, London was plagued by an attacker who would spank his victims with a rod and shout "Spanko!" before running away.
  • 64
    In the Philippines there's a boy named "Lord Voldemort".
  • 65
    There is a city called "Batman" in Turkey.
  • 66
    The first man to survive going over Niagara Falls later died from slipping on an orange peel.
  • 67
    In Turkish, the bird we call a Turkey is called "Hindi" ("from India"). In India, it's called "Peru." In Arabic, the bird is called "Greek chicken"; in Greek it's called "French chicken"; and in French it's called "Indian chicken." The bird is indigenous to none of these places.
  • 68
    Lurch, a Watusi bull, had the largest horns in the world.
  • 69
    Chanel Tapper, a student from California, USA, has the world's longest tongue, measuring 9.75 cm (3.8 inches), from tip to top lip!
  • 70
    You can't tickle yourself.
  • 71
    If you put two straws in your mouth, one inside a drink and one outside it, you won't be able to drink through either straw.
  • 72
    In 2011, Mortal Kombat was banned in Australia.
  • 73
    Penguin poop can be seen from space.
  • 74
    People with light eye colors (like blue, green or grey) have a higher alcohol tolerance.
  • 75
    Some Chinese-made hair bands were fashioned from recycled condoms.
  • 76
    Hot water can freeze faster than cold water.
  • 77
    95% of people feel uncomfortable when the TV volume is an odd number.
  • 78
    Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.
  • 79
    It would take you a week to watch every episode of "The Simpsons" if each episode ran one after the other without stopping.
  • 80
    Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart had no idea how to play chess when they appeared in X-Men 2.
  • 81
    There's a Hello Kitty-themed hospital in Taiwan.
  • 82
    There is a poisonous plant that leaves the victim with a smile on their face at the time of death.
  • 83
    The drummer for the rock group Def Leppard only has one arm.
  • 84
    The longest Monopoly game in a bathtub lasted 99 hours!
  • 85
    Redheads require up to 20% more anesthesia to be knocked out.
  • 86
    Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
  • 87
    Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.
  • 88
    Your thumb is about the same size as your nose.
  • 89
    Parents receive 1 out of every 5 Valentines.
  • 90
    Yawns are more contagious among people with closer relationships.
  • 91
    In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
  • 92
    Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with an ingredient from beaver pee.
  • 93
    For most people, no matter how hard you pinch the skin on your elbow with your fingers it doesn't hurt.
  • 94
    If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
  • 95
    Sloths take two weeks to digest their food.
  • 96
    False teeth are often minutely radioactive.
  • 97
    Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day.
  • 98
    In Scotland it is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.
  • 99
    In the 1800's, rum was considered excellent for cleaning hair and keeping it healthy. Brandy was believed to strengthen hair roots.
  • 100
    Anyone under the age of 21 who takes out household trash containing even a single empty alcohol beverage container can be charged with illegal possession of alcohol in Missouri.
  • 101
    It is impossible to hum if your nose is plugged.
  • 102
    A dairy cow can produce more milk when listening to music.
  • 103
    Oral sex was illegal in 18 states under old sodomy law until 2003 when they were invalidated.
  • 104
    Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don't.
  • 105
    There is a town in Pennsylvania named Intercourse.
  • 106
    It has been calculated that a single breath from a mature blue whale can inflate up to 2,000 balloons.
  • 107
    Consumption of TNT turns urine amber or deep red, which people often mistake for blood.
  • 108
    In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. (The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.)
  • 109
    Lobsters have blue blood.
  • 110
    If you eat lots of carrots, you'll start to turn orange.
  • 111
    Condoms were originally made of animal intestines or linen.
  • 112
    Cherophobia is a fear of fun.
  • 113
    It would take more than 150 years to drive a car to the sun.
  • 114
    One in three dog owners say they have talked to their pets on the phone.
  • 115
    Larry Walters tied 45 balloons to his lawn chair and rose to 15,000 feet.
  • 116
    A 4 foot walrus penis bone sold at auction in 2007 for $8,000.
  • 117
    In 1992, 29,000 rubber ducks washed off a ship. They were found thousands of miles away 8 years later.
  • 118
    In 1977 a 13 year old boy had a tooth growing out of his left foot.
  • 119
    The Danish word for condom is 'svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel'.
  • 120
    You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.
  • 121
    If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • 122
    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • 123
    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • 124
    On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • 125
    If a native Hawaiian woman places the flower on her right ear, she is available. (The bigger the flower, the more desperate!)
  • 126
    When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
  • 127
    Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • 128
    In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
  • 129
    Hippo milk is pink.
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