89 Weird Facts That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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89 Weird Facts That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

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  1. The world’s largest potato was grown in England in 2011 and weighed over 8 pounds.
  2. Cucumbers are actually a fruit, not a vegetable.
  3. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure and is visible from space.
  4. The world’s largest spider is the Goliath birdeater, which can have a leg span of up to 11 inches.
  5. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space with the naked eye.
  6. There is a type of cheese called “maggot cheese” that is made by allowing fly larvae to infest the cheese and break down its fats. 
  7. The driest place on Earth is the Atacama Desert in Chile, where some areas have never received a drop of rain.
  8. The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, which lasted just 38 minutes.
  1. The Andromeda Galaxy is on a collision course with the Milky Way.
  2. Llamas have three stomach compartments, which helps them efficiently digest their food.
  3. In Iceland, there’s a Christmas tradition known as the “Yule Cat.”
  4. The largest living organism on Earth is a fungus in Oregon that covers 2,200 acres.
  5. The oldest living animal on Earth is a 507-year-old clam named Ming.
  6. Bananas are berries, but strawberries are not.
  7. Sloths only poop once a week.

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89 Weird Facts

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1. The fingerprints of koalas are so similar to humans that they have been mistaken at crime scenes.

Koalas have fingerprints that are almost indistinguishable from human fingerprints, and they share many of the same patterns and ridges. Because of this, there have been instances where koalas have been found at crime scenes and their fingerprints have been mistaken for those of a human.

However, forensic scientists are now trained to recognize the unique characteristics of koala fingerprints to avoid these mistakes. The reason for this similarity is still unknown, but it may be due to the shared ancestry between humans and koalas.

2. Astronauts in space can grow up to two inches taller due to the lack of gravity.

The human body is designed to function in Earth’s gravity, and our spines are naturally compressed by the force of gravity.

Did you know that in space, astronauts can temporarily grow up to two inches taller? It’s because in microgravity environments, like those found in space, the compression in the spine is greatly reduced, causing it to elongate. This weird fact about the human body in space has been documented by NASA and is just one of the many interesting things we learn about the effects of zero gravity on the human body.

However, this effect is only temporary, and as soon as they return to Earth’s gravity, their spines compress once again, returning them to their normal height. This elongation of the spine can also cause astronauts to experience back pain while in space.

3. The longest mountain range on Earth, the Andes, is home to the driest desert in the world, the Atacama.

The Andes mountain range runs along the western coast of South America, stretching over 4,300 miles from Venezuela to Chile. This range is also home to the Atacama Desert, which is known as the driest desert in the world.

The Atacama receives very little rainfall, and in some areas, it may go years without receiving any rain at all. Despite these harsh conditions, the Atacama is home to a variety of unique and hardy plant and animal species, including cacti, lizards, and even flamingos.

4. A group of bananas is called a “hand.”

Here’s a weird fact about bananas: a bunch of bananas is actually made up of several smaller clusters of bananas, called “hands.” Each hand can contain up to 20 bananas, and a single bunch can contain multiple hands.

The term “hand” comes from the fact that when a bunch of bananas is harvested, it is typically cut from the tree with the hands still attached, rather than as individual bananas. This is just one of the many weird facts about the world we live in!

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5. Honey never spoils. It can last thousands of years and still be edible.

Honey is a unique substance that has a very long shelf life. Due to its high sugar content, low water content, and natural antibacterial properties, honey can last for thousands of years without spoiling.

In fact, archaeologists have found jars of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are still edible after thousands of years. However, honey can crystallize over time, which can change its texture and make it less appealing to some people. To fix this, simply warm the honey in a bowl of warm water until it returns to its liquid state.

6. The world’s largest snowflake on record was 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

Snowflakes are beautiful and unique, but they usually don’t get very large. However, on rare occasions, snowflakes can grow to be quite large, with the world’s largest snowflake on record measuring 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

This massive snowflake fell during a snowstorm in Montana in 1887 and was recorded by a rancher who preserved it in a photograph. While it is unlikely that we will ever see a snowflake this large again, it is a testament to the incredible beauty and complexity of the natural world. This is one of the many weird facts that showcase the wonders of nature.

7. The largest living organism on Earth is a fungus in Oregon that covers 2,200 acres.

The world’s largest living organism is not an elephant or a whale, but rather a fungus called Armillaria ostoyae, which spans a whopping 2,200 acres of forest in Oregon. The fungus has been growing for over 2,400 years and is estimated to weigh 6,000 tons.

The fungus spreads underground through a network of tiny threads called mycelium, which feed on the trees it grows on. While the fungus is usually harmless to trees, it can cause problems when it infects weakened trees, leading to their death.

Despite its immense size, the fungus is invisible to the naked eye, as it mostly exists underground.

8. As a weird fact, did you know that blueberries were once called “star berries

As a weird fact, did you know that blueberries were once called “star berries” because of the star-shaped calyx on the top of each berry? Blueberries have been consumed for centuries, with evidence of their consumption dating back to ancient times.

In North America, Native American tribes have long used blueberries for their medicinal properties, including using the leaves to make tea to treat coughs and other respiratory issues.

Blueberries have also been studied extensively for their potential health benefits, with research indicating that they may help lower blood pressure, improve cognitive function, and reduce inflammation.


9. The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896, which lasted just 38 minutes.

The Anglo-Zanzibar War is widely considered to be the shortest war in history, lasting only 38 minutes. The war was fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on August 27, 1896, after the British government gave an ultimatum to the sultanate to end the rule of Sultan Khalid bin Barghash.

When the sultan refused to step down, the British launched an attack on the palace, using naval gunfire to destroy the sultan’s defenses. The war ended quickly, with the sultan and his supporters fleeing the palace, and the British installing a new sultan who was more favorable to British interests.

10. The world’s deepest postbox is in Susami Bay, Japan. It’s 10 meters underwater.

Susami Bay, located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, is home to the world’s deepest postbox, which is submerged in the bay at a depth of 10 meters.

The postbox was installed in 1999 as part of a local tourism campaign, and visitors can now scuba dive to the postbox and mail special waterproof postcards. The postbox is made of stainless steel and features a design of a fish swimming in the sea.

While it may not be the most practical postbox, it certainly makes for a unique and memorable experience.

11. Sloths only poop once a week.

Sloths are known for their slow-moving and laid-back lifestyle, and this extends to their digestive system as well. Sloths have a very low metabolism, which means they don’t need to eat very much to survive. As a weird fact, they only defecate about once a week.

When they do defecate, they climb down to the base of their tree and dig a small hole, which they then cover up after they are finished. This behavior helps to conceal their scent from predators and avoids attracting attention to their location.

While sloths may be slow-moving and unusual in their behavior, they are an important part of their ecosystem and play a critical role in maintaining the health of their habitat.

12. The first recorded recipe for a sandwich was in the 1st century AD by the famous rabbi, Hillel the Elder.

The sandwich, as we know it today, originated from the British Earl of Sandwich in the 18th century, but the concept of placing food between bread goes back much further. The first recorded sandwich was made by Hillel the Elder, a Jewish sage, during the Passover festival.

He took matzo, a type of unleavened bread, and placed bitter herbs and a mixture of fruit, nuts, and spices between two pieces, creating a dish that symbolized the bitterness and sweetness of life.

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13. Some frogs can freeze themselves solid and then thaw out when the weather warms up.

Certain species of frogs have the ability to survive extreme cold temperatures by producing a type of antifreeze that prevents ice crystals from forming inside their bodies.

This allows them to freeze solid, their hearts and breathing stop, and their skin becomes almost completely dehydrated.

When the weather warms up, the ice in their bodies melts, and the frogs are able to rehydrate and resume their normal bodily functions.

14. A group of flamingos is called a “flamboyance.”

Did you know that the pink color of flamingos comes from the pigments in the algae and small crustaceans that they eat? It’s one of the weird facts about these fascinating birds. The more they consume these pigments, the brighter and more vibrant their feathers become.

This is why flamingos in captivity are often given special diets that include these pigments, to help maintain their iconic pink hue.

15. Bananas are berries, but strawberries are not.

Weirdly enough, despite their name and appearance, strawberries are not actually berries in the botanical sense. They are classified as “accessory fruits” because the fleshy part we eat is not derived from the plant’s ovaries.

On the other hand, bananas are true berries because the fruit develops from a single ovary, with seeds embedded in the flesh.

16. The oldest living animal on Earth is a 507-year-old clam named Ming.

The ocean quahog clam, also known as the Arctica islandica, is the longest-living animal known to science. In 2006, a specimen was discovered off the coast of Iceland that was estimated to be at least 507 years old.

The clam’s longevity is attributed to its slow growth rate and low metabolic rate, which allows it to conserve energy and avoid predation.

17. The Great Wall of China is not visible from space with the naked eye.

Contrary to popular belief, the Great Wall of China is not visible from space with the naked eye. While the wall is an impressive feat of engineering and stretches over 13,000 miles, it is not visible from low Earth orbit without magnification.

The myth of the wall’s visibility from space likely originated from a misinterpretation of a statement made by a U.S. astronaut in the 1960s.

18. A group of hedgehogs is called a “prickle.”

Did you know that hedgehogs are one of the few animals that can suffer from a viral form of the disease influenza? Although the virus is not known to be harmful to humans, it can be deadly for hedgehogs.

As for their interesting collective noun, a group of hedgehogs is called a “prickle,” which is quite fitting given their spiny appearance.

19. The Eiffel Tower can actually grow in summer due to the heat expanding the metal.

The Eiffel Tower, located in Paris, France, is an iconic landmark that was completed in 1889.

As a weird fact, it can actually grow in height during the summer months due to the heat causing the metal structure to expand, making it taller by up to 6 inches.

However, as the temperature cools down, the tower contracts back to its original height, returning to its usual size.

20. The largest animal ever to exist on Earth is the blue whale, which can grow up to 100 feet long.

Weirdly enough, despite their size, the blue whale’s diet consists almost entirely of tiny krill. To put this in perspective, a blue whale’s throat is only about the size of a basketball, making it difficult to imagine how it manages to consume such large quantities of food.

They also low-frequency vocalizations can travel for hundreds of miles through the ocean, allowing whales to communicate with each other over vast distances. Additionally, blue whales are known for their impressive lung capacity, with each breath containing up to 1000 gallons of air.

whale's tale on water

21. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.

Weirdly enough, cows have a unique anatomy that allows them to walk upstairs without any problem. However, leading them downstairs can be challenging as their knees don’t bend properly, which can lead to loss of balance and injuries.

This is a fascinating fact about cows that many people may not know. This is why it is recommended to never try to lead a cow downstairs.

22. The driest place on Earth is the Atacama Desert in Chile, where some areas have never received a drop of rain.

The Atacama Desert in Chile is known for being the driest place on Earth, with some areas receiving less than 1 millimeter of rain per year. Some areas of the desert have never received a drop of rain in recorded history.

The extreme aridity of the Atacama makes it an ideal location for astronomical observations and has even been compared to the surface of Mars.

23. Carrots used to be purple until the 17th century when Dutch growers cultivated orange ones in honor of William of Orange.

It’s a weird fact that carrots weren’t always orange! In fact, they used to come in a variety of colors such as purple, white, and yellow.

But in the 17th century, Dutch growers decided to honor William of Orange by cultivating orange carrots, which eventually became the most common variety we see today.

However, you can still find the unique purple and white varieties in some specialty markets.

24. In the United States, there is a town called Chicken, Alaska.

Chicken is a small town located in east-central Alaska, with a population of just over 20 people. The town was founded in the late 1800s during the Klondike Gold Rush and got its name after the town’s original inhabitants couldn’t agree on how to spell the word “ptarmigan,” a type of bird that is common in the area.

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25. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear, allowing it to rotate them almost 180 degrees.

Cats have an incredible sense of hearing, thanks to the 32 muscles in each of their ears. These muscles allow cats to rotate their ears almost 180 degrees, enabling them to locate the source of even the slightest sound. Additionally, cats can move each ear independently of their head, which means they can listen in two directions at once.

Another interesting fact is that cats can hear sounds that are too faint for human ears to detect, and their range of hearing is also much wider. They can pick up high-pitched sounds up to two octaves higher than humans, which means they can hear ultrasonic sounds that are emitted by rodents and some insects.

26. The first recorded use of the word “nerd” was in Dr. Seuss’s book “If I Ran the Zoo.”

The word “nerd” has become a popular term in modern-day slang, often used to describe someone who is highly intelligent or socially awkward. However, the word actually originated in Dr. Seuss’s book “If I Ran the Zoo” in 1950, where it was used to describe a creature with a highly specialized skill set.

The book popularized the term, and it eventually came to be used to describe people as well. The word “geek” was also used around the same time, but it had a slightly different connotation, referring more to someone with a deep interest in a particular subject.

27. The world’s largest spider is the Goliath birdeater, which can have a leg span of up to 11 inches.

The Goliath birdeater spider, native to South America, is considered the largest spider in the world in terms of mass, weighing up to 6 ounces. However, its leg span can only reach up to 11 inches, making it smaller than some other species in terms of overall size.

Despite its name, the Goliath birdeater primarily feeds on insects, although it has been known to occasionally consume small birds as well. While its size and appearance can be intimidating, the Goliath birdeater is not considered dangerous to humans.

28. A group of pugs is called a “grumble.”

Pugs are a popular breed of dog known for their wrinkled faces and affectionate personalities. When pugs gather together, they are known as a “grumble.”

The term is thought to have originated due to the grunting and snorting noises that pugs often make, which can sound like they are grumbling. Pugs are known for being social animals, and they often enjoy the company of other dogs and humans.

Weirdly enough, pugs can be prone to snoring due to their flat faces, which can cause breathing difficulties. Additionally, pugs are notorious for their love of food and can easily become overweight if their diet is not carefully monitored.

three fawn pugs

29. There is a species of jellyfish called the immortal jellyfish that can actually age backwards and revert to its juvenile state.

The immortal jellyfish, also known as Turritopsis dohrnii, is a unique species of jellyfish that has the ability to age backwards. When the immortal jellyfish reaches the end of its natural lifespan, it is able to revert to its juvenile state, essentially starting its life cycle over again.

This ability, known as transdifferentiation, allows the immortal jellyfish to potentially live forever, as long as it is not killed by disease or predators. The species is found in warm oceans around the world, and scientists are studying its unique abilities in hopes of unlocking the secrets of aging and regeneration.

30. The fastest bird in the world is the peregrine falcon, which can reach speeds of over 240 mph when diving for prey.

The peregrine falcon is a remarkable bird of prey known for its incredible speed and agility. When diving for prey, the peregrine falcon can reach speeds of over 240 mph, making it the fastest bird in the world. The peregrine falcon is found on every continent except Antarctica, and it is known for its distinctive black “mustache” markings on its face.

Despite its speed and power, the peregrine falcon has faced challenges in the past, including the use of pesticides that harmed its populations. However, conservation efforts have helped the species to recover, and it is now considered a conservation success story.

31. The largest diamond ever found was over 3,100 carats and was named the Cullinan after the mine owner.

The Cullinan diamond is the largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered. It was found in the Premier Mine in South Africa in 1905 and weighed a staggering 3,106 carats. The diamond was named after the mine owner, Sir Thomas Cullinan.

The stone was eventually cut into nine major pieces, with the two largest pieces becoming part of the British Crown Jewels. The Cullinan is considered to be one of the most famous diamonds in the world and remains an object of fascination to this day.

32. Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump.

Elephants are known for their strength and size, but they have a unique physical limitation: they cannot jump. This is due to their massive bodies and the structure of their legs.

Elephants are also unable to gallop like other large animals, but they can walk and run up to speeds of around 25 miles per hour. Despite their inability to jump, elephants are still incredibly agile and are able to navigate a wide range of environments.

elephant on grass during daytime

33. The world’s largest potato was grown in England in 2011 and weighed over 8 pounds.

In 2011, a farmer in England named Peter Glazebrook set a new world record for the largest potato ever grown. The potato weighed in at a whopping 8 pounds 4 ounces, more than twice the size of an average potato.

Glazebrook is known for his expertise in growing giant vegetables and has set records for the largest onions, carrots, and parsnips as well. The secret to his success lies in careful cultivation techniques and a lot of hard work.

34. The world’s largest pizza was made in 2012 in Italy and measured over 131 feet in diameter.

Pizza is a beloved food around the world, but in 2012, a team of chefs in Italy took things to a whole new level by creating the world’s largest pizza. The pizza was made in Rome and measured over 131 feet in diameter, breaking the previous record for the largest pizza by more than 20 feet.

It took a team of 100 chefs to make the pizza, which weighed in at over 50,000 pounds. The pizza was made with over 19,000 pounds of flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, and 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese.

35. The world’s largest pumpkin weighed over 2,600 pounds and was grown in Belgium in 2016.

In 2016, a Belgian man named Mathias Willemijns set a new world record for the largest pumpkin ever grown. His pumpkin weighed an incredible 2,624.6 pounds, breaking the previous record by over 200 pounds.

Growing giant pumpkins requires careful cultivation techniques, including soil preparation, fertilization, and pruning. Willemijns credits his success to a combination of hard work, good luck, and a love of gardening.

36. A group of owls is called a “parliament.”

Owls are fascinating birds that have long been associated with wisdom and knowledge. A group of owls is known as a parliament, which is a nod to their reputation for being wise and learned creatures.

Owls are also known for their distinctive calls, which can be heard echoing through the night. There are over 200 species of owls around the world, each with their own unique characteristics and behaviors.

Brown and Black Owl Staring

37. The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in New Zealand.

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, also known as Taumata, is the longest place name in the world.

It is a Maori word that translates to “the summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one”.

The name refers to a hill located in Hawke’s Bay on the North Island of New Zealand. While the name may seem daunting, it is rarely used in everyday conversation, and most people simply refer to it as Taumata.

38. There is a town in Pennsylvania called Intercourse.

Intercourse is a town located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. The town was established in 1754 and was named after the crossroads of two major roads at the time, which were known as “Cross Keys” and “Goodville”.

While the name “Intercourse” may have a suggestive connotation in modern times, it actually refers to the exchange or interaction of people, goods, or ideas. Today, Intercourse is a popular tourist destination in Pennsylvania, known for its Amish heritage and traditional crafts.

39. The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is “uncopyrightable.”

A weird fact about the English language is that “uncopyrightable” is the only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter. This makes it a bit of a linguistic oddity.

The word is commonly used in legal contexts to describe something that cannot be copyrighted, such as an idea or a fact.

Despite its length, “uncopyrightable” is surprisingly easy to spell once you know its unique structure, making it a popular choice for spelling bee competitions.

40. Did you know that there is a waterfall in Venezuela called “Angel Falls” that is so tall, the water actually vaporizes and turns into mist before it reaches the bottom? I

Angel Falls is located in the Canaima National Park in southeastern Venezuela. The waterfall was discovered in 1933 by an American aviator named Jimmy Angel, who was searching for gold in the area. Angel’s airplane got stuck on the top of the Auyan-tepui mountain, which is where the waterfall originates. Angel and his crew had to hike down the mountain to safety, but their discovery of the waterfall made them famous.

Angel Falls is a popular tourist destination and can only be reached by plane or boat. Visitors can take a scenic flight over the falls or take a boat trip up the river to the base of the falls. The waterfall is most spectacular during the rainy season from May to November, when the water flow is at its highest.

The indigenous Pemon people, who have lived in the area for centuries, consider Angel Falls to be a sacred site. They call it “Kerepakupai Meru,” which means “waterfall of the deepest place.”

white swans on water during daytime

41. Swans mate for life and can even die of a broken heart if their partner dies.

Swans are large aquatic birds found in ponds, lakes, and rivers around the world. They are known for their graceful movements and long, elegant necks. One interesting fact about swans is that they mate for life, and often stay with their partners for many years.

If one swan dies, the other may become inconsolable and even die of a broken heart. This behavior has been observed in both captive and wild swans, and is thought to be a reflection of their strong bond with their partners.

42. The highest mountain in our solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars, which is over 13 miles high.

Olympus Mons is a shield volcano located on the planet Mars. It is the highest mountain in our solar system, with a height of over 13 miles and a diameter of nearly 370 miles. It is also one of the largest volcanoes in our solar system, and is three times larger than Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth.

Despite its size, Olympus Mons is believed to be geologically inactive, with no signs of recent eruptions. Scientists believe that the volcano formed billions of years ago and has remained dormant ever since.

43. A group of rhinoceroses is called a “crash.”

A group of rhinoceroses is called a “crash,” which is a fitting name considering their large size and powerful build. Rhinoceroses are herbivorous animals that are native to Africa and Asia. They are known for their distinctive horns, which are made of keratin and are used for defense against predators and for establishing dominance within their social hierarchy.

Unfortunately, rhinoceros populations have been severely impacted by habitat loss and poaching, with several species now listed as critically endangered. Conservation efforts are underway to protect these majestic creatures and their habitats.

44. A group of hyenas is called a “cackle.”

Hyenas are known for their distinct cackling laugh, which they use to communicate with each other. A group of hyenas is called a “cackle,” which is a fitting name for these noisy and social animals.

Despite their reputation as scavengers, hyenas are actually skilled hunters and can take down large prey, such as wildebeest and zebras.

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45. The world’s largest bat is the giant golden-crowned flying fox, which can have a wingspan of up to 5 feet.

The giant golden-crowned flying fox is a species of bat found in the Philippines. With a wingspan of up to 5 feet, it is the largest bat in the world. Despite its intimidating size, the flying fox is a harmless fruit-eater and plays an important role in pollination and seed dispersal.

46. The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley, California.

Death Valley, located in California, USA, is known for its extreme temperatures. On July 10, 1913, the temperature in Death Valley reached a scorching 134 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.

While the area is inhospitable to humans, it is home to a variety of unique plant and animal species that have adapted to survive in the harsh desert environment.

47. A group of meerkats is called a “mob.”

Meerkats are small carnivorous mammals found in southern Africa. They live in large groups called “mobs,” which can consist of up to 40 individuals.

Meerkats are known for their social behavior, and members of the mob work together to forage for food, raise young, and defend their territory.

48. There is a species of fish called the sarcastic fringehead that fights by pressing its mouths together and trying to push each other backwards.

The sarcastic fringehead is a small, brightly colored fish found off the coast of California. Despite its small size, it is known for its aggressive behavior, and males will engage in “mouth wrestling” contests to establish dominance.

During these contests, the fish press their mouths together and try to push each other backwards.


49. In the United States, there is a law in the state of Alabama that makes it illegal to wear a fake mustache in a church that causes laughter.

Believe it or not, in the state of Alabama, it is actually illegal to wear a fake mustache in a church that causes laughter. This law dates back to the early 1800s, when it was considered disrespectful to mock religion in any way. Although the law is rarely enforced, it remains on the books to this day.

In fact, Alabama is not the only state with bizarre laws on the books. Across the United States, there are countless strange and outdated laws that still exist, often from a time when the rules of society were very different.

For example, in Georgia, it is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. Meanwhile, in Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk, and in Connecticut, it is illegal to cross the street walking on your hands. While these laws may seem ridiculous, they provide an interesting glimpse into the history and cultural norms of the time when they were enacted.

50. A group of kangaroos is called a “troop.”

Kangaroos are marsupials found in Australia, and are known for their powerful hind legs, which they use for hopping and jumping. They live in groups weirdly called “troops,” which can consist of up to several hundred individuals.

Troops are led by a dominant male, and members of the group work together to forage for food and protect their young.

51. The capybara, also known as “water pig,” is native to South America and is the largest rodent in the world. 

They can weigh up to 140 pounds and grow up to 4 feet long, too big weirdly for a rodent. Capybaras are semi-aquatic and are excellent swimmers, using their webbed feet to navigate through water.

They have a friendly and social nature, often living in groups of 10-20 individuals. In some regions, capybaras are kept as pets and are considered a delicacy in others.

52. The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird, which is only 2.25 inches long.

The bee hummingbird, also known as the “Zunzuncito,” is the smallest bird in the world, measuring only 2.25 inches in length and weighing about 2.6 grams. It is native to Cuba and is named after the sound it makes while flying, which resembles the buzzing of a bee.

The male bee hummingbird has a vibrant iridescent plumage, while the female has a duller green and white coloring. These tiny birds have a high metabolic rate and can consume up to 150% of their body weight in nectar per day.

selective focus photography of flying hummingbird

53. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure and is visible from space.

The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Australia, is the world’s largest coral reef system and is home to an abundance of marine life. It is composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands, stretching over 1,400 miles.

The Great Barrier Reef is not only a popular tourist destination but also plays a vital role in the ecosystem, supporting numerous species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, and dolphins. 

54. The highest point on Earth isn’t actually Mount Everest, but rather the summit of a dormant volcano in Hawaii called Mauna Kea. 

While Mount Everest’s peak reaches 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, Mauna Kea rises only 13,803 feet (4,207 meters) above sea level, but its base extends far below sea level, making its total height from base to summit nearly 33,500 feet (10,210 meters).

55. A condition called “foreign accent syndrome” can occur after a stroke or other brain injury, causing a person’s accent to change. 

One of the weird facts about language and the brain is the existence of a condition known as “foreign accent syndrome.” This rare disorder typically occurs after a stroke or other type of brain injury, and can cause a person’s accent to change dramatically. In some cases, individuals with foreign accent syndrome may even sound as though they are from a completely different region or country than where they are originally from, despite having never visited that place before.

While the underlying neurological mechanisms behind foreign accent syndrome are not fully understood, it is thought to involve damage to the areas of the brain that control speech and language production. This damage can cause subtle changes in the way a person’s vocal cords and mouth muscles function, leading to alterations in their accent and pronunciation.

56. The flag of Nepal is the only national flag in the world that isn’t rectangular. 

The flag of Nepal is a unique and interesting piece of national symbolism. While most flags are rectangular in shape, the Nepalese flag consists of two overlapping triangles that form a shape that resembles a pennant or a banner. 

The top triangle is colored blue and represents peace, while the bottom triangle is colored red and represents bravery. These two triangles also have deeper meanings – they are said to represent the Himalayan Mountains, which are a dominant feature of Nepal’s landscape, and the two major religions of the country, Hinduism and Buddhism

Buddha statue

57. Despite what you may have heard, spinach doesn’t actually contain an unusually high amount of iron. 

The myth about spinach being an incredibly iron-rich food has been around for quite some time. This belief was popularized by the famous cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man, who would consume spinach to become stronger. However, it has been discovered that this myth is based on a misunderstanding of scientific research.

In the 19th century, a German chemist named Dr. Erich von Wolf conducted a study on the iron content of various vegetables. In his report, he listed the iron content of spinach as ten times higher than it actually was. It was later discovered that the error occurred due to a misplaced decimal point. The actual iron content of spinach is still relatively high, but not as much as previously thought.

58. There is a rare genetic condition called “green pea syndrome” in which a person’s sweat, urine, and other bodily fluids can turn a greenish color after they eat peas. 

This is a weird yet rare genetic condition known as “green pea syndrome,” which affects some individuals after consuming peas. The condition causes their sweat, urine, and other bodily fluids to take on a greenish hue, which can be quite surprising and unsettling for those affected. It’s a result of a genetic mutation that interferes with the body’s ability to metabolize certain amino acids found in peas and some other foods.

Although green pea syndrome is a harmless condition, it is quite uncommon and often goes unnoticed. Still, those who experience this phenomenon may find themselves feeling self-conscious or embarrassed, especially if they’re not aware of the underlying cause. In some cases, it may be necessary for individuals to avoid consuming peas and other related foods altogether to prevent the unusual greenish discoloration of their bodily fluids.

59. Cucumbers are actually a fruit, not a vegetable. 

Like tomatoes and avocados, cucumbers are classified as a fruit because they develop from the flower of a plant and contain seeds. The classification of cucumbers as a fruit is based on their botanical characteristics. 

In botanical terms, a fruit is defined as the mature ovary of a flowering plant, usually containing seeds. Cucumbers, like other fruits such as tomatoes, peppers, and pumpkins, develop from the flower of the plant and contain seeds.

However, cucumbers are often referred to as a vegetable in culinary contexts, because they are typically used in savory dishes and salads, and are not as sweet as many other fruits. 

60. There is a type of cheese called “maggot cheese” that is made by allowing fly larvae to infest the cheese and break down its fats. 

Maggot cheese is a type of cheese that is produced using a unique and unusual method. It involves allowing certain types of flies, such as the cheese fly, to lay their eggs inside the cheese. As the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the cheese and break down its fats, creating a distinct flavor and texture.

The cheese is typically made from sheep’s milk and is produced in certain regions of Italy, such as Sardinia. The process of making maggot cheese is tightly regulated, and producers must adhere to strict hygiene standards to ensure the safety of the cheese.

yellow lemon fruit on white surface

61. Lemons can be used to power small electronic devices like watches and calculators. 

Lemons have the ability to generate a small electrical current due to their acidic properties. This phenomenon is known as the lemon battery, and it can be harnessed to power small electronic devices like watches and calculators.

To create a lemon battery, a lemon is cut in half and a metal, such as a copper penny, is inserted into one half of the lemon, while a zinc-coated nail is inserted into the other half. The metals act as electrodes, and the lemon juice acts as an electrolyte, allowing electrons to flow between the electrodes and generating a small electric current.

62. In some cultures, coconuts are used as a form of currency. 

In certain cultures around the world, coconuts have been used as a form of currency for centuries. This practice originated in areas where coconuts were abundant and served as an important source of food, water, and building materials.

In some parts of the Pacific Islands, for example, coconuts were traditionally used as a form of currency, with each coconut having a certain value depending on its size, quality, and ripeness. Coconuts were often used to pay taxes, buy goods, and settle disputes, and were sometimes even used to purchase land or pay for weddings.

63. Cinnamon is actually the inner bark of a tree. 

Cinnamon is a spice that is derived from the inner bark of trees belonging to the genus Cinnamomum. The bark is harvested by stripping it off the trees, and then it is dried and rolled into sticks or ground into a fine powder. Cinnamon has been used for thousands of years as a flavoring agent in food and beverages, as well as for its medicinal properties.

In traditional medicine, cinnamon has been used to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues, respiratory problems, and menstrual cramps. Recent studies have also suggested that cinnamon may have a range of potential health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, improving blood sugar control, and enhancing brain function.

64. There is a type of grape called the “cotton candy grape” that tastes exactly like cotton candy. 

The “cotton candy grape” is a unique variety of grape that has gained popularity in recent years due to its sweet, cotton candy-like flavor. This type of grape is the result of crossbreeding different grape varieties by a horticulturalist in California, in an effort to create a new and interesting flavor profile.

The cotton candy grape has a distinctive taste that sets it apart from other types of grapes. It is known for its intense sweetness and subtle hints of vanilla and caramel, which give it a flavor that is reminiscent of spun sugar. Despite its sweet taste, the cotton candy grape is still considered a healthy snack, as it is low in calories and a good source of vitamins and antioxidants.

person holding grapes

65. The company’s iconic “swoosh” logo was designed by a graphic design student named Carolyn Davidson in 1971. 

The “swoosh” logo of the sports apparel giant, Nike, is one of the most iconic logos in the world. It was designed by a graphic design student named Carolyn Davidson in 1971, while she was a student at Portland State University in Oregon. At the time, Nike was still a relatively new company, and Davidson was approached by the company’s co-founder, Phil Knight, to design a logo for their new line of athletic shoes.

Davidson’s original design featured a simple, curved line that resembled a checkmark or a “swoosh.” Knight was initially unsure about the design but eventually decided to use it for the company’s new line of shoes. Davidson was paid just $35 for her work, which was considered a small amount even at the time.

66. Skechers first product was a roller skate sneaker hybrid called the “Chrome Dome,” which was marketed to skateboarders in the early 1990s. 

Skechers, the popular footwear brand, got its start in the early 1990s with a unique product that combined two popular trends at the time: roller skating and skateboarding. This innovative shoe, called the “Chrome Dome,” was a hybrid sneaker and roller skate that was marketed to skateboarders.

The Chrome Dome featured a flat sole and a built-in roller skate that could be attached or detached from the shoe as desired. The shoe was designed to give skateboarders the ability to switch quickly between skating and walking, without having to change their shoes.

67. New Balance was originally called “New Balance Arch Support Company” and was founded in 1906. 

New Balance, a popular American athletic footwear brand, has a long and storied history dating back to 1906 when it was founded as the “New Balance Arch Support Company.” At the time, the company’s focus was on creating specialized arch supports to improve the fit and comfort of shoes.

The company’s first product, the flexible arch support, was designed to provide better support and stability to people who spent long hours on their feet, such as police officers, factory workers, and athletes. The design was a hit, and soon the company was producing a range of arch supports for various types of shoes.

68. The company’s founder, Guccio Gucci, was inspired to create his own fashion line after working as a bellboy at the Savoy Hotel in London. 

Gucci is a luxury fashion brand that is recognized all over the world for its exquisite designs and high-quality products. The company was founded by Guccio Gucci, an Italian businessman who got his start in the fashion industry working as a bellboy at the Savoy Hotel in London.

While working at the hotel, Gucci was impressed by the stylish luggage that wealthy guests brought with them. He was inspired to create his own line of high-end luggage and leather goods that would be just as stylish and well-made.

Gucci store facade

69. The company is known for its luxury handbags and luggage, but it also produces a range of other products, including clothing, shoes, and jewelry. 

Louis Vuitton, the French luxury fashion brand, is renowned worldwide for its high-end handbags and luggage. However, the company offers much more than just these products. In addition to its iconic bags, Louis Vuitton also produces a wide range of luxury goods, including clothing, shoes, and jewelry.

One of the brand’s most unique products is a set of $10,000 headphones, designed in collaboration with the audio equipment company, Master & Dynamic. These headphones are made from premium materials like lambskin leather and feature the iconic LV monogram, making them a must-have for fashion-conscious audiophiles.

70. The cost of advertising during Super Bowl game is incredibly high, with a 30-second spot during the 2021 game reportedly selling for as much as $5.6 million.

The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with an estimated 100 million viewers tuning in each year.

As a result, the cost of advertising during the game is incredibly high, with a 30-second spot during the 2021 game reportedly selling for as much as $5.6 million.

71. The shortest world title fight in boxing history lasted just 10.5 seconds. 

The sport of boxing has a rich and storied history, filled with memorable moments and legendary fighters. One of the most remarkable events in the sport’s history occurred in 1946 when American boxer Al Hostak took on Johnny Flores of Argentina for the world light heavyweight title.

The fight was over almost as soon as it began, with Hostak scoring a knockout victory in just 10.5 seconds. This remains the shortest world title fight in boxing history, and it is unlikely that any fighter will ever be able to match this record.

72. In 2010, American tennis player John Isner and French player Nicolas Mahut played the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon. 

The world of tennis has seen many incredible matches over the years, but perhaps none quite as memorable as the 2010 Wimbledon match between John Isner of the United States and Nicolas Mahut of France. This match would go on to make history as the longest tennis match ever played, lasting for an incredible 11 hours and 5 minutes over the course of three grueling days.

The match began on June 22, 2010, and quickly became a marathon battle between two determined opponents. Each set was fiercely contested, with both players displaying incredible skill and stamina. However, it was the fifth and final set that would go down in tennis history.

man in orange shirt and black shorts holding black and white tennis racket

73. The longest hole in golf is the 7th hole at the Satsuki golf course in Japan, which measures a whopping 964 yards (882 meters). 

The hole is a par 7 and is so long that it’s not uncommon for players to require a caddy to help them navigate the golf course. In addition to its length, the 7th hole at Satsuki is also known for its beautiful views of Mount Fuji, which can be seen in the distance from the tee box.

Despite its length, the hole has only been played at par once in its history, by Japanese golfer Shigeki Maruyama in 2003.

74. The island nation of Fiji has a unique tradition known as “Fiji time.” 

Instead of adhering to strict schedules and punctuality, Fijians tend to be more relaxed about time and may arrive late to events or appointments without causing offense.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for Fijians to show up hours after the agreed-upon time, and the phrase “Fiji time” is often used to describe this laid-back approach to scheduling.

While this can be frustrating for visitors who are used to more punctual cultures, it’s a reminder that not all parts of the world operate on the same time-based systems.

75. In some European countries, such as Finland and Sweden, it’s a tradition to celebrate Easter by dressing up as witches. 

While Easter is celebrated around the world, different cultures have their own unique traditions for marking the occasion. In some European countries, such as Finland and Sweden, one of these traditions involves dressing up as witches.

This tradition is particularly popular among children, who will paint their faces and dress in colorful clothes, often with a broomstick in hand. They will then go door-to-door in their neighborhoods, singing songs and reciting rhymes while asking for treats.

76. While St. Patrick’s Day is a major holiday in Ireland, it’s also celebrated around the world, particularly in the United States. 

In fact, more people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. than in Ireland, with cities like Chicago and New York holding massive parades and festivals in honor of the holiday.

One of the most bizarre St. Patrick’s Day traditions is the annual dyeing of the Chicago River, in which the river is turned bright green for the day.

black tablet computer displaying happy ST Patrick's Day

77. In Iceland, there’s a Christmas tradition known as the “Yule Cat.” 

According to legend, the Yule Cat is a giant feline who roams the countryside on Christmas Eve, looking for people who haven’t received any new clothes to wear before the holiday. If the Yule Cat finds someone wearing old clothes, it’s said to eat them alive as punishment.

While the tradition may seem strange, it’s thought to have originated as a way to encourage people to work hard and finish their chores before the holiday, so they could receive new clothes as a reward.

78. Llamas have three stomach compartments, which helps them efficiently digest their food.

Llamas are members of the camel family, and like camels, they have adapted to survive in harsh, arid environments where food is scarce. Their three stomach compartments, also known as forestomachs, allow them to extract the maximum amount of nutrients from their food. When a llama eats, the food is first fermented in the rumen, where it is broken down by bacteria.

Then it moves to the reticulum, where it is further broken down and filtered. Finally, the food enters the omasum, where it is compressed and water is extracted. After passing through these three compartments, the food enters the true stomach, or abomasum, where it is further broken down by stomach acids.

79. Peafowl (male peacocks) have iridescent feathers that can reflect different colors depending on the angle of the light.

Male peafowl are known for their extravagant feather displays, which they use to attract mates. Their feathers are iridescent, meaning they can reflect different colors depending on the angle of the light.

This is due to the structure of the feathers, which have tiny, microscopic structures that scatter and reflect light in different ways. These structures are called photonic crystals, and they give peacock feathers their unique shimmering appearance.

80. Rainbow trout can detect polarized light, which helps them navigate and find prey in their underwater environments.

Rainbow trout are a species of salmonid fish found in freshwater streams and rivers. They have a unique ability to detect polarized light, which is light that vibrates in a single plane. This helps them navigate in their underwater environments, where polarized light can be used to identify the direction of the sun and locate food sources.

Rainbow trout can also use their polarized light detection to see through the surface of the water and spot potential predators.

man holding trout fish

81. Armadillos are the only mammals that have bony armor. Their shells are made up of small plates that cover most of their body.

Armadillos are small, burrowing mammals found in Central and South America. They are unique in that they have a bony armor that covers most of their body. This armor is made up of small, overlapping plates that are connected by flexible bands of tissue.

The armor protects armadillos from predators and also helps them to dig burrows and search for food. Despite their armor, armadillos are not invincible and are sometimes hunted by larger predators like jaguars and cougars.

82. Toucans have long, colorful bills that are much larger than their heads. 

Despite their size, their bills are actually very light and made of a honeycomb-like material. Toucans are a group of colorful birds found in Central and South America. They are known for their large, colorful bills, which are much larger than their heads.

Despite their size, their bills are actually very light and made of a honeycomb-like material that is filled with air pockets. This makes their bills strong and sturdy, while also allowing them to be lightweight and easy to maneuver. Toucans use their bills to reach fruit and other food sources that are otherwise out of reach.

83. The Sun contains 99.86% of the total mass in the solar system.

The Sun is the star at the center of the solar system, and is responsible for providing heat and light to all the planets orbiting around it.

One of the weirdest facts about the Sun is that it contains 99.86% of the total mass in the solar system. This means that all the planets, asteroids, and other objects in the solar system combined make up less than 0.14% of the total mass.

84. Black holes can warp space and time around them.

Black holes are some of the most mysterious objects in the universe, and are formed when a massive star collapses in on itself.

One of the weirdest facts about black holes is that they can warp space and time around them. This happens because black holes have an immense gravitational pull, which can distort the fabric of space-time itself.


85. The Andromeda Galaxy is on a collision course with the Milky Way.

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy located about 2.5 million light-years away from the Milky Way. One of the weirdest facts about the Andromeda Galaxy is that it’s on a collision course with the Milky Way, and the two galaxies are expected to collide in about 4.5 billion years.

This collision will cause both galaxies to merge together and form a new, larger galaxy.

86. Supernovas can briefly outshine entire galaxies.

Supernovas are extremely bright and powerful explosions that occur when a star runs out of fuel and collapses in on itself.

One of the weirdest facts about supernovas is that they can briefly outshine entire galaxies. This happens because the explosion releases an enormous amount of energy, which can be visible from billions of light-years away.

87. The Amazon River is home to pink river dolphins.

The Amazon River is the second-longest river in the world, and is home to a diverse range of plant and animal species. One of the weirdest facts about the Amazon River is that it’s home to pink river dolphins, also known as boto.

These dolphins are actually freshwater dolphins, and are known for their distinctive pink coloration.

88. Cougars are known for their stealth and ability to jump up to 18 feet in a single leap.

Cougars, also known as mountain lions or pumas, are large predatory cats found in North and South America. They are known for their stealth and agility, and are able to jump up to 18 feet in a single leap. This allows them to easily clear obstacles and catch their prey.

Cougars are also excellent climbers and can scale trees with ease. Despite their impressive jumping and climbing abilities, cougars are also known for their elusive nature and are rarely seen by humans.

cougar walking through the snow

89. Jellyfish don’t have brains or hearts, but instead use a network of nerves to sense their environment.

Jellyfish are gelatinous creatures found in oceans around the world. They are known for their colorful, translucent bodies and long, trailing tentacles. One of the most fascinating facts about jellyfish is that they don’t have brains or hearts, but instead use a network of nerves to sense their environment.

This network is called a nerve net, and it allows jellyfish to respond to changes in light, temperature, and water pressure. Despite their lack of complex organs, jellyfish are able to swim and hunt using their tentacles, which are lined with stinging cells called nematocysts.

When a jellyfish comes into contact with prey or a predator, these cells release a toxin that can paralyze or kill the target.


And there you have it, 89 of the most mind-boggling and weird facts to ever cross your path. We hope you enjoyed learning.

These weird facts may have left you scratching your head, but they’ve also hopefully sparked your curiosity and inspired you to keep exploring the fascinating and sometimes wacky world around us.

So keep your eyes peeled for more strange and wonderful tidbits of information, and never stop learning. Who knows what weird and wonderful facts you might discover next!


What 5 weird facts that are true?

Sure, here are five weird but true facts:
1. There’s a species of jellyfish called the immortal jellyfish that can live forever by reverting back to its juvenile state once it’s reached maturity.
2. The shortest war in history was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896 and lasted only 38 minutes.
3. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
4. Some species of male seahorses give birth to their offspring instead of females.
5. A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head because it doesn’t require its brain to breathe and has an open circulatory system.

What are some weird facts about the human body?

Sure, here are some weird facts about the human body:
1. The human nose can detect over 1 trillion different scents.
2. Your tongue prints are unique, just like your fingerprints.
3. The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
4. Sneezes can travel up to 100 miles per hour and can spread germs up to 30 feet away.
5. The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.
6. Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life.
7. Human bones are ounce for ounce stronger than steel.
8. Your heart can create enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet away.
9. Human teeth are the only part of the body that can’t repair themselves.
10. The stomach lining replaces itself every three to four days to prevent digestive acids from eating away at it.

What are 3 weird facts about the world?

Sure, here are three weird facts about the world:
1. There’s a waterfall in Antarctica that runs blood-red due to the presence of iron oxide.
2. The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old and was found in Finland.
3. In China, there’s a bridge called the “Husband and Wife Bridge” that is made of two separate bridges joined together in the middle. One bridge is for the husband and one is for the wife, and they are connected by a third bridge for their children.

What are 5 weird facts about USA?

Here are five weird facts about the USA:

1. In the town of Point Roberts, Washington, residents have to drive through Canada to get to the rest of the United States, as it is an exclave that is only accessible by land from Canada.
2. The world’s largest ball of twine is located in Cawker City, Kansas, and weighs over 19,000 pounds.
3. There’s a town in Alaska called Talkeetna that has a cat named Stubbs as its honorary mayor. Stubbs has been in office since 1997.
4. The state of Texas has an official state pepper, the jalapeño pepper.
5. In 1930, a group of businessmen in Santa Claus, Indiana, decided to rename their town to match its festive name and started answering children’s letters to Santa Claus, creating a new tradition that still continues today.

What are some weird and interesting facts about space?

1. The hottest planet in our solar system is not the closest to the sun, but instead is Venus, with an average temperature of 864 degrees Fahrenheit (462 degrees Celsius).
2. There’s a planet in our galaxy called HD 189733b where it rains glass sideways, with winds up to 4,500 miles per hour (7,240 kilometers per hour).
3. In space, there’s a giant cloud of alcohol containing enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
4. The coldest place in the universe is not on Earth, but instead is the Boomerang Nebula, where temperatures can reach minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 272 degrees Celsius).
5. There’s a planet named Kepler-16b that orbits two stars, making it a real-life “Tatooine” like in Star Wars.

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