40 Weird Facts

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This is a mention of unusual or surprising information that is either factual or too unlikely to be true. Weird facts are weird things that happen throughout the universe, including right here on earth.


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1. A flea can jump up to 150 times its size.

2. Your brain operates on 12 watts of power. This is equivalent to a dim light bulb for all purposes.

3. All porcupines float in water.

4. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

5. Pinocchio was a real person – his name was Giuseppe Gepetto, and he was a woodcarver in Italy during the 19th century.

6. Bats are the only mammals that can fly.

7. Beavers can dam rivers with logs weighing up to 60 pounds.

8. Bumblebees have hair on their eyes.

9. Camels have three eyelids to protect them from blowing sand.

10. Cats have over one hundred vocal cords, enabling them to make a huge variety of sounds.

11. China has more English speakers than the United States.

12. Coca-Cola was originally green.

13. David Prowse, the guy in the Darth Vader suit, is not British.

14. Dogs and cats can’t see directly in front of them – they have to move their heads from side to side to see directly ahead.

15. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

16. Ernest Hemingway once said, “For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

17. France has more nuclear weapons than any other country in the world.

18. Giraffes have no vocal cords and are mute animals.

19. Goldfish have a memory span of three seconds.

20. Hamsters blink one eye at a time.

21. Harp seals can sleep underwater for up to 30 minutes.

22. Hippos can stay underwater for up to six minutes.

23. Human beings are the only species that produce emotional tears.

24. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

25. In India, it is legal to marry a dog.

26. James Buchanan was the only US President who remained a bachelor throughout his entire term in office.

27. Koalas and humans are the only animals that have sex for pleasure.

28. Lemmings are so desperately hungry that they will march in front of moving vehicles.

29. Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.

30. Martins are the only birds who build their nests out of the mud and have one hole in each side for entry and exit.

31. More people are afraid of open spaces than being buried alive.

32. No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times down in half.

33. One out of every 43 women in America is a natural blonde, but only one out of 64 men is naturally a blonde.

34. Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue.

35. One single sneeze releases a cloud of germ-laden droplets that can travel as far as six feet away from your body.

36. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

37. Ants can lift 50 times their weight.

38. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.

39. Scorpions can survive for up to 24 hours underwater by breathing through their skin.

40. Seawater is composed of 3 parts hydrochloric acid and 1 part sodium chloride.

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