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Calendar >  More Obscure, Unusual, Strange But True Facts Which Will Amuse You – Part 2

More Obscure, Unusual, Strange But True Facts Which Will Amuse You – Part 2

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More Obscure, Unusual, Strange but True Facts Which Will Amuse You – #2

TR Robertson — More facts, statistics and unusual occurrences found in the world that will make you stop, think and occasionally say, Oh My. Wow your friends with these bits of trivia.

  • The name for the shape of Pringles is called a “Hyperbolic Paraboloid
  • There is a McDonald’s in every continent except Antarctica.
  • Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on T.V.
  • The stage before frostbite is called “frostnip”.
  • In South Korea there is an emergency number, 113, to report spies.
  • The process by which bread toasts is called the “Maillard Reaction”.
  • Snails have 14,000 teeth and some can kill you.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog’s full name is Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.
  • Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.
  • The human nose can remember 50,000 scents.
  • “Cards Against Humanity” bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife called Hawaii 2.
  • The television was invented only two years after the invention of sliced bread.
  • Bullfrogs do not sleep.
  • Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddhas.
  • In 2015, a silver coin with Superman on the heads side was made which is legal tender in Canada, only 350,000 were made.
  • Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible.
  • Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur and no two tigers have the same pattern.
  • Ketchup originated in China as a boiled-down brine of pickled fish and spices called ‘ke-chiap’.
  • If you die in Amsterdam with no next of kin and no friends or family to prepare a funeral or mourn over the body, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
  • The Himalayan Honeybee, the largest of all honeybees, makes a hallucinogenic honey collected by tribes where they live.
  • Baked beans are not baked but stewed.
  • The collars on men’s dress shirts used to be detachable. This was to save on laundry cost as the collar was the part most needed cleaning.
  • The man who found the 5,000-year-old corpse, Otzi the Iceman, in 1991 (the oldest natural European mummy) was also found frozen in ice in 2004.
  • In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found when it was discovered that she was in the search party looking for herself.
  • The most popular item at Walmart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock.
  • ‘lbs’ comes from the Latin word ‘libra’ which means pounds.
  • Some areas of Scotland and Japan switched to blue streetlights at night and saw a decrease in crime rate and suicide.
  • Strawberries can also be white or yellow and some can even taste like pineapples.
  • “Digging a hole to china” is theoretically if you start in Argentina.
  • Some cat breeds (called puppy cats) are bred specifically to exhibit dog-like behavior.
  • All dogs are banned from Antarctica, since 1994, to prevent spread of diseases to seals.
  • Hart island is the final burial place to over a million of New York City’s unclaimed bodies and is the largest government sponsored mass grave site on earth.
  • Banks have therapists known as ‘wealth psychologists’ who help ultra-rich clients who are unable to mentally cope with their immense wealth.
  • “The Flintstones” was the most profitable network cartoon franchise for 30 years until “The Simpsons” came along.
  • In 2013, “Toy Story” was remade shot for shot with real toys and real people and can be found on YouTube.
  • The word Jurassic, which we associate with dinosaurs, comes from the Celtic word for forest.
  • February used to be the last month of the year, that is why it has the shortest number of days.
  • Although Australia is home to the largest number of venomous snakes in the world, it averages only one fatal snake bite per year.
  • Iguanas have three eyes. Two normal eyes and a third eye on the top of their head that only perceives brightness.
  • For every child born in Wales since April 2014, the Welsh government has donated a fruit tree to Ugandan families to celebrate the birth or adoption of a Welsh child.

This should give you some things to ponder for a while. There is a lot more interesting and unusual facts and bits of information out there, so look for more later.

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