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50+ Strange But True Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Strange But True Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Here we are going to look at 53 strange but true facts that we didn’t know:

  1. There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.
  2. There’s a town in Washington with treetop bridges made specifically to help squirrels cross the street.
  3. There is a McDonald’s in every continent except Antarctica.
  4. Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.
  5. A duel between three people is actually called a truel.
  6. The process by which bread toasts is called the “Maillard Reaction”.
  7. Snails have 14,000 teeth and some can even kill you.
  8. Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.
  9. The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  10. Bullfrogs do not sleep.
  11. The television was invented only two years after the invention of sliced bread.
  12. Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.
  13. In 2015, a silver coin with Superman on the heads side was made which is legal tender in Canada. There was only 350,000 produced.
  14. It took the creator of the Rubik’s Cube, Erno Rubik, one month to solve the cube after he created it; as of June 2018 the world record is 4.22 seconds.
  15. Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible.
  16. Ketchup originated in China as a boiled-down brine of pickled fish and spices called ‘ke-chiap’.
  17. The Himalayan Honey Bee – the largest of the honey bees – makes a hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect.
  18. In 2014, Sony made a cassette tape that can store 185TB of data!
  19. If you sneeze while travelling at 60 mph your eyes are closed for an average of 50 feet.
  20. Both Nicholas Cage and Michael Jackson shared the same wife, Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
  21. Alligators will give manatees the right of way if they are swimming near each other.
  22. The same company Expedia Inc, owns all Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Trivago, Travelocity, and Orbitz.
  23. Before the term “bloopers” was coined, ‘out-takes’ were called ‘boners’.
  24. Baked beans are actually not baked, but stewed.
  25. The most popular item at Walmart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock.
  26. Sunsets on Mars are blue.
  27. ‘lbs’ comes form the Latin word ‘libra’ which means pound.
  28. The small indents in the bottom of frozen pizzas are there to prevent air bubbles forming inside the dough.
  29. The term ‘footage’ comes from films being measured in feet, when being edited in the early days of filmmaking.
  30. In 2005, Mark Zuckerberg unsuccessfully tried to sell Facebook for $75 million. Back then it was called The Facebook.
  31. Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night, and saw a decrease in crime & suicide rates.
  32. The first film with a $100 million budget was True Lies, which was made in 1994.
  33. ‘Digging a hole to China’ is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina.
  34. There are cells in human body called Faggot cells which cause leukaemia.
  35. Strawberries can also be white or yellow, and some can even taste like pineapples!
  36. Elephants make friends, bury their dead, travel for ‘funerals’, speak to each other, and show extreme intelligence.
  37. As of 1998, over 50% of Iceland’s population believed in the existence of elves.
  38. The Boston Marathon didn’t allow female runners until 1972.
  39. When watermelons are grilled or baked, they lose their granular texture and can even be used as meat substitute, a ‘watermelon steak’.
  40. James Blunt recorded his first album while living with Carrie Fisher. ‘Goodbye My Lover‘ was recorded in her bathroom!
  41. Some cat breeds (called ‘puppy cats’) are bred specifically to exhibit dog-like behaviour.
  42. In October 2015, United Airlines made a man with Cerebral Palsy crawl off one of its flights. The flight attendants just watched as he struggled.
  43. 43.“Bluetooth” technology was named after a 10th century king, King Harald Bluetooth. He united Denmark and Norway – just like the wireless technology united computers and cell phones.
  44. All dogs are banned from Antarctica since April 1994. This ban was made because of concern that dogs might spread diseases to seals.
  45. The state of Ohio gives out different coloured license plates for those convicted of DUI.
  46. As of 2016, the site MySpace still gets 50 million visitors a month!
  47. People don’t sneeze in their sleep due to their brain shutting down the reflex.
  48. If you made $1 every second, it would take you 2,921 years to have more money than Bill Gates (over $92.1 billion dollars).
  49. In 2013 Toy Story was remade shot-for-shot with real toys and real people and can be found on YouTube.
  50. The word “Jurassic,” which we so often associate with dinosaurs, comes from the Celtic word for “forest”.
  51. The brain is our fattiest organ, being composed of nearly 60% fat.
  52. Dead people can get Goosebumps!
  53. In 1945 the first atomic bomb was created, and was nicknamed “The Gadget”.

If you keep studying amazing but true facts, this knowledge will allow you to create, grow and use the good value of everything, which exists on the earth. There are several websites where you can get information about strange but true facts to improve your knowledge.