39 Weird Facts You Probably Never Knew.

Some things are just too ridiculous to fathom but they are just the truth...if they are not a conspiracy. Check out these ones.

1.Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories per hour.

2.The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

3.You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

4.A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

5.An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.

6.A rhinoceros's horn is made of compacted hair.

7.The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896... Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

8.Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear pants.

9.Shakespeare invented the words "assassination" and "bump".

10.Marilyn Monroe had six toes.

11.Women blink nearly twice as often as men.

12.The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with.

13.A snail can sleep for 3 years.

14.Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

15.Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite

16.A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

17.The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."

18."Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

19.A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

20.It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

21.The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.

22.Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

23.Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

24.Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

25.Adolph Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor.

26.Walt Disney was afraid of mice

27.Pearls melt in vinegar.

28.Richard Milhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal

29.The second? William Jefferson Clinton.

30.What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?  All were invented by women.

31.What is the only food that doesn't spoil? - Honey

32.Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear & smell better.

33.The name 'Jeep' came from the abbreviation used in the army for the "General Purpose" vehicle, G.P.

34.The nursery rhyme "Ring Around the Rosey" is a rhyme about the Black Plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the Rosey"), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("a pocket full of posies"). Furthermore, people who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("ashes, ashes, we all fall down").

35.The first Novel ever written on a typewriter was "Tom Sawyer"

36.TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on the one top row of the keyboard.

37.Most lipstick contains fish scales

38.A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

39.Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

The Ringa rosey nursery rhyme fact was the weirdest and creepiest for me. 
Which one was the weirdest for you?

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Anonymous said...

"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt"?

What about "militant"? Lol