Weird Facts

189 facts tagged with Weird Facts

  • 1
    In 2008, a 13-year-old boy in Florida was arrested for excessive farting in school.
  • 2
    There’s an internet-enabled jacket which gives you a “hug” every time a Facebook friend likes your status.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    At age 12, Simon Cowell was arrested for hijacking a bus with a toy gun.
  • 5
    In 2011, there were 3 known cases around the world of twins coming from different fathers.
  • 6
    Kissenger is a pig-shaped robotic device that lets you kiss someone over the internet.
  • 7
    In the UK, there's a guy named 'Major Dickie Head'.
  • 8
    A woman in Britain was sentenced to 20 months in jail for creating fake Facebook profiles and trolling herself.
  • 9
    Giant Anteaters' front legs look like a panda. (See Picture)
  • 10
    The National Church of Bey formed a religion called Beyism. They believe Beyonce is a god who walks among us and will transcend back to the spirit-world once her work on Earth is complete.
  • 11
    The ancient Egyptians thought the function of the brain was to produce snot.
  • 12
    There's a competition in Sweden called Kaninhoppning, or rabbit show jumping.
  • 13
    In London, there is a public toilet on a busy side walk that’s made of 1-way mirrors.
  • 14
    Pentheraphobia is a fear of a mother-in-law.
  • 15
    Norway has a penguin as Colonel in Chief of their royal guard.
  • 16
    In real life, Pocahontas was 11 years old when she met John Smith - he was 28.
  • 17
    In 2007, a woman named Erika La Tour Eiffel married the Eiffel Tower.
  • 18
    According to the Outlawz, after Tupac was cremated, his ashes were mixed with marijuana and smoked by the members of the rapper's former group.
  • 19
    In 1949, an official boxing match between a bear and a man was held. The bear won.
  • 20
    Because of South Park’s Scientology episode, the Church of Scientology hired people to spy on Matt and Trey to find something on them to use for blackmail. The Church became frustrated when their investigation turned up nothing but the fact that they’re pretty normal people.
  • 21
    A study found that 68% experienced “phantom vibration syndrome” — a sensory hallucination where you mistakenly think your phone is buzzing.
  • 22
    In 2014, a college in upstate New York started offering classes on the sociology of Miley Cyrus.
  • 23
    In 2006, an Australian man tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. The starting price was $0.01 AUD and managed to reach $3000 before eBay closed the auction.
  • 24
    In 1859, the largest known geomagnetic storm struck the Caribbean, causing an aurora and telegraphs could even operate without a power source.
  • 25
    There's a company in China that allows you to hire someone to stand in line for you for $3-$5 an hour.
  • 26
    Viagra dissolved in water can make cut flowers stand up straight for up to a week beyond their natural lifespan.
  • 27
    Kim Jong Un was voted Most Sexiest Man Alive by The Onion and ended up as real news in China.
  • 28
    In their early careers, Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan both took part in porn.
  • 29
    In Lucerne, Switzerland, you can hire an evil clown to stalk your child for a week before their birthday, and on that day, he will smash a cake into your child’s face.
  • 30
    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
  • 31
    In downtown Churchill, Manitoba, it's illegal to lock your car doors in case someone needs to escape from a polar bear.
  • 32
    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.
  • 33
    Porn is illegal in the Ukraine, unless it’s prescribed for medical use.
  • 34
    Tigers, leopards, and jaguars love "Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men". The scent is used to attract animals to cameras in the wilderness, and was even a turn on for one pair of Jaguars who were subject to it.
  • 35
    Pineapples were such a status symbol in 18th century England that you could rent one for the evening to take to a party.
  • 36
    John Lennon once called an ‘emergency board meeting’ of the Beatles in order to inform his bandmates that he’d realized, while tripping on acid, that he was the second coming of Jesus.
  • 37
    There is a man who claims to have travelled to an alternate dimension in which The Beatles never broke up and brought back a mix tape of Beatles songs no one in this dimension has ever heard.
  • 38
    In 1942, there was a man in Mississippi called the Phantom Barber who would break into people's houses at night and cut their hair.
  • 39
    In 1518, a "dancing plague" struck Strasbourg, Alsace, whereby hundreds of people danced fervently in the streets over the period of a month. Some suffered heart attacks or strokes, and many others died from sheer exhaustion. It remains unexplained.
  • 40
    According to a 2011 poll, 32% of Russians believe that the Sun orbits Earth.
  • 41
    The 'Bicycle Tree', found near Brig o' Turk in Scotland, has consumed an entire bike that now hangs out of its bark.
  • 42
    In Mechanicsburg, Ohio, an avid 82-year-old biker has been buried atop his prized Harley-Davidson in a see-through coffin.
  • 43
    There was a cable network called The Puppy Channel that, for 3 years, broadcast only broadcast footage of puppies playing.
  • 44
    Using a remote-controlled camera, biologists caught dolphins getting high by sucking on puffer fish. They were even caught passing the puffer fish around.
  • 45
    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.
  • 46
    Urechis unicinctus is a species of marine spoon worm that is widely referred to as the ‘penis fish’.
  • 47
    In Mohave County, Arizona, if someone is caught stealing soap, they must wash themselves with it until it has gone.
  • 48
    Australian Graham Barker has been collecting his own belly button fluff every day since 1984 - keeping it in storage jars.
  • 49
    There's a children's book titled "Where Willy Went" detailing the adventures of a sperm.
  • 50
    There's a rare breed of pig that looks like a sheep.
  • 51
    A computer programmer named Maneesh Sethi hired a woman to slap him across the face every time he uses Facebook during working hours.
  • 52
    Gold pills are sold for $425 each and, when consumed, they will turn your poop into glittering gold.
  • 53
    Jason Earles played as a teenager in Hannah Montana, but he was actually born in 1977.
  • 54
    There's a guy named Fire Penguin Disco Panda.
  • 55
    In 2007, a Bosnian couple found out that they had been cheating on one another in online chatrooms... with each other.
  • 56
    There is a city in New Mexico called Truth or Consequences.
  • 57
    As many as 62% of Iceland's population think it is possible that elves may exist.
  • 58
    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.
  • 59
    There is a family with a genetic condition that makes their skin blue, who have been isolated in rural Kentucky for generations.
  • 60
    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.
  • 61
    There was a bear called Wojtek who was adopted by Polish soldiers during WW2. It carried ammunition, wrestled with soldiers, and drank beer.
  • 62
    In November 2013, a woman in Florida named Linda Ducharme married a ferris wheel.
  • 63
    Table knives were originally made to be rounded instead of pointed to prevent people from picking their teeth and from stabbing each other.
  • 64
    In 2006, a woman farted on a plane and tried to cover the smell by lighting matches, causing an emergency landing and an FBI investigation.
  • 65
    Mary Jane was killed by Spiderman's radioactive semen in the limited comic book series "Spider-Man: Reign".
  • 66
    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.
  • 67
    The center of the galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum, according to astronomers.
  • 68
    If a vampire bat goes 2 days without drinking blood, they can die. However, well fed female bats will puke up blood and share it with other bats that they like in exchange for grooming.
  • 69
    Rihanna's legs are insured for $1 million. She states they are her main focus when exercising.
  • 70
    Sniffologists have the job of sniffing armpits.
  • 71
    In Japan, more adult diapers are sold than baby diapers.
  • 72
    A British teenager changed his name in 2008 to Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined.
  • 73
    When you shave a guinea pig it looks like a little hippo.
  • 74
    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.
  • 75
    "Monowi" is a town in Nebraska that has a population of 1, the Mayor pays taxes to herself.
  • 76
    George Clooney once cleaned his roommate's cat litter box for four consecutive days, then crapped in it himself, causing his roommate to think it was from his constipated cat.
  • 77
    The Angora rabbit is the world's fluffiest bunny, bred for its extremely long wool.
  • 78
    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.
  • 79
    There are pictures of Knights fighting Snails in old Medieval manuscripts - and nobody knows why.
  • 80
    A Korean man called Lee Jin-gyu fell in love with his large, huggable pillow and married it.
  • 81
    Over the whole Twilight saga, there are over 24 minutes of just staring.
  • 82
    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.
  • 83
    The pea aphid insect explodes itself thereby sacrificing its life to protect its relatives from predators.
  • 84
    The station master and operating officer at the Kishi Station, Japan, is a cat!
  • 85
    Chainsaws were derived from a tool originally intended to help deliver babies
  • 86
    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.
  • 87
    When Charles Darwin first discovered the Galapagos Tortoises, he tried to ride them!
  • 88
    A waterfall known as The Devil's Kettle empties water into a hole and nobody knows where it ends up!
  • 89
    There is a town called Okay, OK. It has a population of 600 people.
  • 90
    Former U.S. Congressman John Jenrette once had sex with his wife on the steps of the Capitol Building during a break in a late night Congressional session.
  • 91
    Tickling was a form of torture used in ancient China on nobility because it left no mark and recovery was quick.
  • 92
    There's a knife-fork hybrid called a knork.
  • 93
    There's an island in the Bahamas called Big Major Cay (or Pig Beach), which is only inhabited by swimming pigs.
  • 94
    Donkey Kong was Mario's pet that he'd abused. Donkey Kong kidnapped Mario's girlfriend as revenge for the mistreatment.
  • 95
    Disney's first choice to play Jack Sparrow was Jim Carrey.
  • 96
    Dolly Dimples, a 555 lbs. woman, lost 443 lbs in one year by eating nothing but baby food.
  • 97
    Until he turned 12, Robert Pattinson's elder sisters dressed him up as a girl and introduced him as "Claudia" to strangers.
  • 98
    Chewing gum can make a person fart more.
  • 99
    The strangers in your dreams are actually people that you've seen in real life.
  • 100
    In the late 1600s, London was plagued by an attacker who would spank his victims with a rod and shout "Spanko!" before running away.
  • 101
    In 2005, there was a TV show in Germany called “Sperm Race” where contestants’ sperm was raced towards an egg. The winner got a Porsche.
  • 102
    Scientist Niels Bohr was “given a house next door to the Carlsberg brewing company, and had a pipeline running from the brewery into the house so that he could have a never-ending supply of fresh beer on tap”.
  • 103
    A type of strawberry that almost became extinct is now being sold in Europe. It tastes like pineapple so they call it pineberry.
  • 104
    In the Philippines there's a boy named "Lord Voldemort".
  • 105
    Allegedly, Chrysippus, the Greek philosopher, died of laughter after getting his donkey drunk and watching it try to eat figs.
  • 106
    Erotomania is a type of delusion in which the person believes another person is in love with him/her.
  • 107
    Mosquitoes don't just bite you, they also pee on you.
  • 108
    Until the 1920s there was a profession called a knocker-up, which involved going from client to client and tapping on their windows (or banging on their doors) with long sticks until they woke up.
  • 109
    Some turtles pee from their mouths.
  • 110
    Most people turn their music down in the car when finding a street sign to "see better".
  • 111
    In 2011 Russia acknowledged beer as an alcoholic beverage. Before then, any drink under 10% volume was considered a soft drink.
  • 112
    Mozart composed a song titled "Leck mich im Arsch" (English: "Lick me in the arse")
  • 113
    When a male honey bee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and then he dies.
  • 114
    In Australia, it is illegal to walk on the right-hand side of a footpath.
  • 115
    Foreign accent syndrome is a rare brain disorder which causes people to speak in a foreign accent involuntarily.
  • 116
    Ice worms live in glaciers and if they're exposed to temperatures above 40°F, they melt!
  • 117
    There is a city called "Batman" in Turkey.
  • 118
    The first man to survive going over Niagara Falls later died from slipping on an orange peel.
  • 119
    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.
  • 120
    In Japan, watermelons are grown into the shape of a square so they are easier to stack and transport.
  • 121
    An Indian man known as "Snake Manu" can put small snakes, including deadly cobras, into his mouth and pass them out through his nose.
  • 122
    Vicks inhalers can cause you to test positive for Meth on drug tests.
  • 123
    Lurch, a Watusi bull, had the largest horns in the world.
  • 124
    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!
  • 125
    Ants have graveyards.
  • 126
    You can't tickle yourself.
  • 127
    Most people who read the word 'yawning' will yawn!
  • 128
    It's possible to train your cat to use the toilet as a litter box and even flush afterwards.
  • 129
    '⸮' is a punctuation mark that was first proposed in the 1580s to denote sarcasm or irony.
  • 130
    Denver, Colorado, USA now has more marijuana dispensaries than it does Starbucks.
  • 131
    In the cartoon "The Jetsons", Jane Jetson is 32 and her daughter Judy is 16, which made Jane a teen mum.
  • 132
    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.
  • 133
    In 2011, Mortal Kombat was banned in Australia.
  • 134
    Penguin poop can be seen from space.
  • 135
    Some Chinese-made hair bands were fashioned from recycled condoms.
  • 136
    Hot water can freeze faster than cold water.
  • 137
    95% of people feel uncomfortable when the TV volume is an odd number.
  • 138
    It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes to fully drain the average human body of blood.
  • 139
    Denmark has twice as many pigs as there are people.
  • 140
    Nicole Kidman is scared of butterflies.
  • 141
    It would take you a week to watch every episode of "The Simpsons" if each episode ran one after the other without stopping.
  • 142
    Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart had no idea how to play chess when they appeared in X-Men 2.
  • 143
    There's a Hello Kitty-themed hospital in Taiwan.
  • 144
    There is a poisonous plant that leaves the victim with a smile on their face at the time of death.
  • 145
    The drummer for the rock group Def Leppard only has one arm.
  • 146
    The longest Monopoly game in a bathtub lasted 99 hours!
  • 147
    Redheads require up to 20% more anesthesia to be knocked out.
  • 148
    Longest officially recognized place name is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
  • 149
    Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.
  • 150
    Your thumb is about the same size as your nose.
  • 151
    Parents receive 1 out of every 5 Valentines.
  • 152
    In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
  • 153
    Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with an ingredient from beaver pee.
  • 154
    For most people, no matter how hard you pinch the skin on your elbow with your fingers it doesn't hurt.
  • 155
    The Internal Revenue Service audits 87 percent of women who claim breast implants as tax deductions.
  • 156
    If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
  • 157
    Cats lose almost as much fluid in the saliva while grooming themselves as they do through urination!
  • 158
    Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day.
  • 159
    In Scotland it is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.
  • 160
    In the 1800's, rum was considered excellent for cleaning hair and keeping it healthy. Brandy was believed to strengthen hair roots.
  • 161
    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.
  • 162
    Oral sex was illegal in 18 states under old sodomy law until 2003 when they were invalidated.
  • 163
    Consumption of TNT turns urine amber or deep red, which people often mistake for blood.
  • 164
    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.)
  • 165
    Lobsters have blue blood.
  • 166
    If you eat lots of carrots, you'll start to turn orange.
  • 167
    Condoms were originally made of animal intestines or linen.
  • 168
    One in three dog owners say they have talked to their pets on the phone.
  • 169
    A 4 foot walrus penis bone sold at auction in 2007 for $8,000.
  • 170
    In 1992, 29,000 rubber ducks washed off a ship. They were found thousands of miles away 8 years later.
  • 171
    In 1977 a 13 year old boy had a tooth growing out of his left foot.
  • 172
    In Breton, Alabama, there is a law on the town's books against riding down the street in a motorboat.
  • 173
    In Kentucky, US, every citizen is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.
  • 174
    In Saudi Arabia, a woman reportedly may divorce her husband if he does not keep her supplied with coffee.
  • 175
    Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale's tongue.
  • 176
    You can't plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.
  • 177
    If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • 178
    Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.
  • 179
    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • 180
    On average people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • 181
    Your fingernails grow faster in summer.
  • 182
    When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.
  • 183
    Turtles can breathe through their butts.
  • 184
    A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.
  • 185
    In 1386, a pig in France was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
  • 186
    In Brazil, there's a species of cockroach that eats eyelashes, usually those of young children while they are asleep.
  • 187
    Cockroaches can live for 9 days after their head has been cut off.
  • 188
    If you keep a goldfish in the dark, it will eventually turn white
  • 189