Top 50 weird facts that may sound unbelievable and strange but are actually true. Here is a list of 50 weird facts that will blow your mind. Do share in the comments section which weird fact amazed you the most.
Fact #1 Tongue is a fleshy muscular organ in the mouth and is a primary organ for taste. A very interesting fact about tongue is that just like fingerprints, everyone has unique tongue print.
Fact #2 Female kangaroos have three vaginas.
Fact #3 The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes. Yes, it sounds weird but it is a true fact. It uses its eyes to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.
Fact #4 Buzz Aldrin was the second human to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969, as the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11. Buzz Aldrin may not have been the first man on the moon, but he’s got another historic first under his belt, he was the first person to pee on the moon.
Fact #5 There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out a red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. Blood Falls is a bright red waterfall flowing from Taylor Glacier in East Antarctica and the red colour is due to iron oxides.
Fact #6 Farting helps reduce high blood pressure and is good for your health. A research by Scientists at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, US, have concluded that hydrogen sulphide in farts is also produced by an enzyme in blood vessels where it relaxes them and lowers blood pressure.
Fact #7 Rubbing a banana peel on mosquito bites can help stop the itching.
Fact #8 Chewing gum makes a person fart more than usual. You’ll swallow more air than you normally would and that leads to flatulence.
Fact #9 Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life – enzymes, minerals, water and vitamins. Honey is the only food that will never rot and has an eternal shelf life. The chemical composition of Honey is like such that it makes impossible for bacteria to rot it as it is naturally acidic and low in moisture. The average American eats about one pound of honey a year.
Fact #10 A pineapple is not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together.
Fact #11 Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time. His natural hand was left but he was ambidextrous. He could easily draw with one hand and at the same time could write with the other. He could easily write in mirror writing style and most of his work is written in mirror writing.
Fact #12 French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
Fact #13 Coffee was first discovered by a young goatherd in the highlands of Ethiopia in the ninth century. It was originally used by the Arabs as a form of medicine and for religious purposes. Coffee is the second most widely used product in the world next to oil. It is the second most popular drink after water. When coffee was first brought to Europe it was called Arabic Wine.
Fact #14 It sounds crazy and weird but it is a true fact that Stubbs the cat is the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska. Stubbs assumed office on 1 July 1997 and it is an honorary position. Stubbs is really a tourist attraction as most of the people do not believe that a cat is actually the mayor of Talkeetna.
Fact #15 A cockroach can live without his head for a week. Cockroaches are not dependent on their mouth or head to breathe. They breathe through little holes in each segment of their body. They die because without the mouth they can’t drink water and hence die of thirst and starvation.
Fact #16 As soon as tiger shark embryos develop teeth, they attack and eat each other in the womb and Survivor is Born.
Fact #17 Sucking a king’s nipples was a gesture of submission in ancient Ireland.
Fact #18 Goats have rectangular pupils.
Fact #19 Lake Hillier in Australia is bright pink in colour. The lake is 600 meters long and almost 250 meters wide surrounded by a rim of sand, dense woodland of paperbark and eucalyptus trees. No one exactly knows that why the lake is pink. However, Scientists speculate that the pink colour is due to the presence of an organism Dunaliella salina.
Fact #20 Many female black widow spiders eat their males after mating.
Fact #21 Scatomancy is the act of telling the future through someone’s poop. It was popular in ancient Egypt.
Fact #22 You can buy eel flavoured ice cream in Japan.
Fact #23 There’s an Obama Fried Chicken (OFC) in China.
Fact #24 The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Sea Snakes, Stingrays, Lionfishes, and Jellyfishes.
Fact #25 After being shot, U.S. President James Garfield was fed through his rectal cavity by his doctors.
Fact #26 The boomslang snake is one of the most venomous snakes in Africa. Boomslangs are rear-fanged snakes and their venom is hemotoxic which destroys red blood cells, disturbs blood clotting and destroys cells and tissues leading to organ failure. Furthermore, victims will bleed out of every possible exit, including gums, nostrils and even the tiniest of cuts. Blood also flows out from victim’s body via his stools, urine, saliva and vomit until they die.
Fact #27 Russia didn’t consider beer to be alcohol until 2011. It was previously classified as a soft drink. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a bill that officially classified beer as alcoholic. Before this bill, anything containing less than 10% alcohol was considered foodstuff.
Fact #28 The king of hearts is the only king in the standard deck of cards, without a moustache.
Fact #29 Spiked dog collars were invented in Ancient Greece to protect dogs throats from wolves!
Fact #30 It is an interesting fact that Penguins have an organ above their eyes that converts seawater to freshwater. The supraorbital gland filters salt out of a penguin’s blood. Salt in the gland mixes with a small amount of moisture inside the gland and travels down the nasal passages. These salt-laden drops drip out the penguin’s nose and that is why penguins often shake their heads to release the drops and get the salt off their beaks.
Fact #31 It is an amazing fact about Dragonflies that they capture their prey midair more than 95 percent of the time. This makes them the most efficient predator in nature compared to 50 percent success rate of a great white shark and 25 percent of an African lion. Really Dragonflies are brutally effective killers.
Fact #32 Viagra can keep cut flowers standing up straight for up to a week longer than normal.
Fact #33 Rapper Tupac’s ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip hop band.
Fact #34 In 1945, a rooster named Mike, lived 18 months without a head. He was also called Miracle Mike, although the story was thought by many to be a hoax, Mike’s owner took him to the University of Utah to establish the facts.
Fact #35 The Fitzroy river turtles in Australia breathe through their anus and are also called bum-breathing turtle. They get 70% of oxygen through their cloacal bursae or butt. Unfortunately, these species are critically endangered.
Fact #36 Rain of fish is an annual weather event in which hundreds of fish rain from the sky onto the city Yoro in Honduras. It is also known as Lluvia de Peces and this phenomenon has been occurring in Honduras for more than a century.
Fact #37 Diabetics’ urine can be made into whisky because of the urine’s high sugar content.
Fact #38 Galileo’s middle finger is on display at a museum in Florence, Italy.
Fact #39 Capuchin Male Monkeys urinate on themselves to attract a mate.
Fact #40 Male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress females.
Fact #41 Diabetic people have sweet urine.
Fact #42 Cocks don’t have cocks. In 97% of bird species, the males don’t have penises.
Fact #43 Before the mid-19th century, dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.
Fact #44 Albert Einstein’s eyes remain in a safe box in NYC.
Fact #45 In a bid to encourage Pandas to mate, Chinese scientists have experimented with “panda porn”, explicit videos of pandas mating.
Fact #46 The tuatara, a New Zealand reptile that pre-dates the dinosaurs, has three eyes
Fact #47 “Pee Cola” is a Popular Soft Drink in Ghana.
Fact #48 President Banana, first president of Zimbabwe, passed a law forbidding citizens from making jokes about his name.
Fact #49 It is is a really weird fact but true that the Pentagon has a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse. The strategy, known as CONPLAN 8888 is an unclassified document that lays out how the military would best respond to a potential zombie apocalypse.
Fact #50 Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.