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Calendar >  You Won’t Believe These Strange But True Facts – Part 3

You Won’t Believe These Strange But True Facts – Part 3

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TR Robertson –The list of information that many people either do not know or have a vague recollection of just keeps growing. Most of this information comes from studies completed on many of the subjects in these various lists. Most of this information will make you say, “I didn’t know that”.

  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • All polar bears are left-handed.
  • American Airlines once saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • On average, more people fear spiders than fear death.
  • Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over one million descendants.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • More than 1/5 of all the calories consumed by humans worldwide is provided by rice alone.
  • There are over 36,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the world.
  • Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.
  • The stage before frostbite is called “frostnip”.
  • In South Korea there is an emergency number (113) to report spies.
  • Japan is facing a ninja shortage. There is a demand for “ninja shows”, but it is a dying tradition with companies having trouble finding professionally trained ninjas.
  • The process by which bread toasts is called the “Maillard Reaction”.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog’s full name is Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog, but there is some controversy surrounding agreement of this name.
  • Fruit Loops come in different colors, but the taste is the same.
  • Weird Al Yankovic wrote “Albuquerque” as a joke designed to “annoy people for 12 minutes”, but the song became one of his most popular.
  • The first roller coaster was invented to transport coal down a hill, but people began to ask to take rides in the cars.
  • Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink.
  • Warner Bros canceled “Home Alone” because they did not want to spend $14 million on the picture. 21st Century Fox continued production and the film would go on to gross $476 million worldwide.
  • Cards Against Humanity bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife, called Hawaii 2.
  • In 1862, the King of Siam offered Abraham Lincoln elephants “because a country as great as the U.S. should not be without elephants”. Lincoln declined the offer.
  • The television was invented only 2 years after sliced bread.
  • Bullfrogs do not sleep.
  • The dark region on the north pole of Pluto’s moon Charon is called Mordor.
  • Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddha.
  • In 2015, a silver coin with Superman on the head side was made and became legal tender in Canada. Only 350,000 were produced.
  • Japanese square watermelons are ornamental plants and are not edible.
  • Ketchup originated in China as a boiled down brine of pickled fish and spices called “ke-chiap”.
  • Mexico’s presidential palace is 14 times larger than the White House.
  • Magpies are considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world and the only non-mammal species able to recognize themselves in a mirror test.
  • The world record for the longest human chain (holding hands) is 652.4 miles and consisted of 5 million people in Bangladesh as part of a campaign.
  • Baked beans are not baked but stewed.
  • The most popular item at Walmart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock.
  • Sunsets on Mars are blue.
  • The small indents in the bottom of frozen pizzas are there to prevent air bubbles from forming inside the dough.
  • There is an opposite of albino animals which are not white, but black. These are known as Melanistic animals.
  • In 2016, a student left a pineapple in an art museum in Scotland. Two days later it had been placed in a glass case as part of an art exhibit.
  • The first film with a $100 million budget was “True Lies, made in 1994.
  • “Digging a hole to China” is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina.
  • Researchers have found fossils of a “Mega Penguin” that stood over 6 feet tall and weighed up to 250 pounds.
  • “Hurkle-durkle” is an old Scottish word meaning to lie in bed after it’s time to get up and going.
  • The shape of the Coca-Cola bottle is patterned after a cacao seed pod.
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  1. Ozzyrules says:

    Polar bear leftys, my new biker name

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