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Top 50 Weird Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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The world is full of weird and bizarre things which sometimes looks untrue but in reality, they are real and true. Here is a list of weird facts which are very interesting and hard to believe. Do share them and let us know in comments section how do you like them?

Weird Fact #1

Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints. The tongue is a fleshy muscular organ in the mouth and is a primary organ for taste. A very interesting fact about tongue is that just like fingerprints, everyone has unique tongue print.

Weird Fact #2

Female kangaroos have three vaginas.

Weird Fact #3

The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes. Yes, it sounds weird but it is a true fact. It uses its eyes to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.

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Weird Fact #4

The first man to urinate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin, shortly after stepping onto the lunar surface.

Buzz Aldrin was the second human to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969, as the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11. Buzz Aldrin may not have been the first man on the moon, but he’s got another historic first under his belt, he was the first person to pee on the moon.

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Weird Fact #5

There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out a red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding.

Blood Falls is a bright red waterfall flowing from Taylor Glacier in East Antarctica and the red colour is due to iron oxides.

Weird Fact #6

Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health. A research by Scientists at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, US, have concluded that hydrogen sulphide in farts is also produced by an enzyme in blood vessels where it relaxes them and lowers blood pressure.

Weird Fact #7

The boomslang snake is one of the most venomous snakes in Africa. Boomslangs are rear-fanged snakes and their venom is hemotoxic which destroys red blood cells, disturbs blood clotting and destroys cells and tissues leading to organ failure. ‘

Furthermore, victims will bleed out of every possible exit, including gums, nostrils and even the tiniest of cuts. Blood also flows out from victim’s body via his stools, urine, saliva and vomit until they die.

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Weird Fact #8

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Weird Fact #9

Rubbing a banana peel on mosquito bites can help stop the itching. Banana peel has strong anti-inflammatory benefits, it reduces the size and redness of the bump caused due to a mosquito bite.

Banana peel also reduces the itching sensation. It helps in soothing the bitten area.

Weird Fact #10

Russia didn’t consider beer to be alcohol until 2011. It was previously classified as a soft drink.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a bill that officially classified beer as alcoholic. Before this bill, anything containing less than 10% alcohol in Russia was considered foodstuff.

Weird Fact #11

Chewing gum makes a person fart more than usual. You’ll swallow more air than you normally would and that leads to flatulence.

Weird Fact #12

Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life – enzymes, minerals, water and vitamins. Honey is the only food that will never rot and has an eternal shelf life.

The chemical composition of Honey is like such that it makes impossible for bacteria to rot honey. It is naturally acidic and low in moisture. The average American eats about one pound of honey a year.

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Weird Fact #13

A pineapple is not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.

Weird Fact #14

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. His natural hand was left but he was ambidextrous. He could easily draw with one hand and at the same time could write with the other.

He could easily write in mirror writing style and most of his work is written in mirror writing.

Weird Fact #15

French was the official language of England for over 600 years.

Weird Fact #16

The king of hearts is the only king in the standard deck of cards, without a moustache.

Weird Fact #17

Spiked dog collars were invented in Ancient Greece to protect dogs throats from wolves!

Weird Fact #18

Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to fresh water.

When the supraorbital gland filters salt out of a penguin’s blood, it must still get the excess salt out of the penguin’s body. Salt in the gland mixes with a small amount of moisture inside the gland and travels down the nasal passages. These salt-laden drops drip out the penguin’s nose. Penguins often shake their heads to release the drops and get salt off their beaks.

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Weird Fact #19

Dragonflies capture their prey 95% of the time, making them one of the most efficient predators in nature according to a New York Times report.

Compare that with a 50 percent success rate of a great white shark or a meagre 25 percent for an African lion.

Weird Fact #20

Coffee was first discovered by a young goatherd in the highlands of Ethiopia in the ninth century. It was originally used by the Arabs as a form of medicine and for religious purposes.

Coffee was originally called ‘Arabic Wine’ when it was first brought to Europe. It is the second most widely used product in the world next to oil and second most popular drink next to water

Weird Fact #21

It sounds crazy and weird but it is a true fact that Stubbs the cat is the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. Stubbs assumed office on 1 July 1997 and it is an honorary position.

Stubbs is really a tourist attraction as most of the people do not believe that a cat is actually the mayor of Talkeetna.

Weird Fact #22

Viagra can keep cut flowers standing up straight for up to a week longer than normal. According to the British Medical Journal, researchers in Israel and Australia have found that as little as one milligram of Viagra dissolved in a solution was enough to make two vases of cut flowers stay fresh almost a week longer than normal.

Weird Fact #23

Rapper Tupac’s ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip-hop band.

Weird Fact #24

In 1945, a rooster named Mike, lived 18 months without a head. He was also called Miracle Mike, although the story was thought by many to be a hoax, Mike’s owner took him to the University of Utah to establish the facts.

Weird Fact #25

cockroach can live without his head for a week. Cockroaches are not dependent on their mouth or head to breathe. They breathe through little holes in each segment of their body.

They die because without the mouth they can’t drink water and hence die of thirst and starvation.

Weird Fact #26

The Fitzroy river turtles in Australia breathe through their anus and are also called bum-breathing turtle. They get 70% of oxygen through their cloacal bursae or butt. Unfortunately, these species are critically endangered.

Weird Fact #27

Lluvia de Peces or “Rain of fish” is an annual weather event in which hundreds of fish rain from the sky onto the city Yoro in Honduras.

It is Said to have been happening in the town since the 1800s in the months of May or June, each year. In the 1970s, a National Geographic team actually witnessed the event, making it one of the few credible sightings of such a phenomenon, though proof that the fish were coming from the sky and not another source remained elusive.

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Weird Fact #28

Diabetics’ urine can be made into whiskey because of the urine’s high sugar content.

Weird Fact #29

Galileo’s middle finger is on display at a museum in Florence, Italy. In 1737, admirers of Galileo Galilei removed the three fingers, plus the tooth and a vertebra, from his body.

The vertebra is kept at the University of Padua, where Galileo taught for many years.

Weird Fact #30

Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate.

Weird Fact #31

As soon as tiger shark embryos develop teeth, they attack and eat each other in the womb and Survivor is Born

Weird Fact #32

Cocks don’t have cocks. In 97% of bird species, the males don’t have penises.

Weird Fact #33

Sucking a king’s nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland.

Weird Fact #34

The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Sea Snakes, Stingrays, Lionfishes, and Jellyfishes.

Weird Fact #35

Male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress females.

Weird Fact #36

Diabetic people have sweet urine.

Weird Fact #37

Goats have rectangular pupils.

Weird Fact #38

Before the mid-19th century, dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers

Weird Fact #39

Lake Hillier in Australia is a bright pink colour and scientists aren’t sure why. Lake Hillier is  600 meters long, surrounded by a rim of sand and thick woods of eucalyptus trees. No one really knows for sure why the lake is pink.

Researchers only speculate that a dye created by bacteria that live in the salt crusts is responsible for the pink colour. It was discovered by English explorer Matthew Flinders in 1802.

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Weird Fact #40

Albert Einstein’s eyes remain in a safe box in NYC.

Weird Fact #41

Many female black widow spiders eat their males after mating. The female black widow spider is considered the most venomous spider in North America. The venom of the black widow spider is 15 times as toxic as the venom of the prairie rattlesnake

Weird Fact #42

The tuatara, a New Zealand reptile that pre-dates the dinosaurs, has three eyes

Weird Fact #43

Scatomancy is the act of telling the future through someone’s poop. It was popular in ancient Egypt

Weird Fact #44

You can buy eel flavoured ice cream in Japan.

Weird Fact #45

In a bid to encourage Pandas to mate, Chinese scientists have experimented with “panda porn”, explicit videos of pandas mating.

Weird Fact #46

“Pee Cola” is a Popular Soft Drink in Ghana.

Weird Fact #47

President Banana, first president of Zimbabwe, passed a law forbidding citizens from making jokes about his name

Weird Fact #48

There’s an Obama Fried Chicken (OFC) in China.

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Weird Fact #49

After being shot, U.S. President James Garfield was fed through his rectal cavity by his doctors.

Weird Fact #50

There’s a ‘Rent a Mourner’ service in the UK to fill your funeral with fake friends.

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