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Obscure, Unusual, Strange But True Facts Which Will Amuse You – Part 1

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TR Robertson — I don’t think anyone would disagree that this world is a strange, strange place. As a result, there are many facts that occur which are, on the surface, most unusual and at the same time true. Here is a sample of some of those facts for you to ponder. More of these Bits and Pieces will continue in later issues of the paper.

  • Grapes explode when you heat them in the microwave
  • Dartboards are made from horsehair.
  • India has a Bill of Rights for cows.
  • A lion in the wild, usually makes no more than 20 kills a year.
  • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
  • In France, there is a place called Y.
  • In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere on the set.
  • The Bible is the world’s most shoplifted book.
  • A male seahorse carries the eggs, not the female.
  • Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
  • In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A snail can have 25,000 teeth.
  • It is illegal to carry an ice cream in the back pocket in Kentucky.
  • A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
  • Capt’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  • The Vatican City is the country that drinks the most wine per capita at 74 liters per citizen per year.
  • Approximately 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as medicine.
  • Sean Connery wore a toupee in all his James Bond movies.
  • Nicholas Cage once bought a pet octopus because he sincerely thought it might help with his acting.
  • You will eat approximately 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.
  • Fredric Baur was the man who invented the iconic “Pringles” can. When he died, his ashes were buried in one.
  • The average person uses 57 sheet of toilet paper per day or more than 20,000 sheets per year.
  • Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  • All swans in England belong to the queen.
  • France was still executing people by guillotine when the first Star Wars movie came out.
  • Humans have been performing dentistry since 7,000 BC, making dentists one of the oldest professions ever.
  • The first-ever documented feature film was made in Australia in 1906.
  • From 1937 to 1953, NBC’s “Today Show” had a chimpanzee co-host named J. Fred Muggs and it is estimated he brought in over $100 million.
  • Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family.
  • Canada eats more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.
  • Scotland wanted to replicate the Parthenon in 1826, it was never completed and now known as “Scotland’s Disgrace”.
  • A French general gave John Quincy Adams a pet alligator. Adams kept it in a bathtub in the White House showing it to guests.
  • The hand and footprints in front of Los Angeles’s Chinese Theater tradition started accidentally when silent film actress, Norma Talmadge, stepped in wet cement.
  • An animal’s yawn is based on how large their brain is. The bigger the brain, the longer they will yawn.
  • In Switzerland it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. They are social animals and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone.
  • There are more Lego mini figures than there are people on Earth.
  • Dinosaurs would swallow large rocks which stayed in their stomachs to help churn and digest food.
  • When cellophane was invented in 1908 it was originally intended to be used to protect tablecloths from wine spills.

Fascinating, hard to believe, strange and most unusual. These are but a few of the facts that have been studied, collected and analyzed over the years. More to follow later.

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