10 Facts So Weird You Won't Believe Are True!

Published on   Jul 28, 2022

 

THIS WEIRD TRIVIA YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD WILL BLOW YOU AWAY.

 

Truth is stranger than fiction is said for a reason. The world can be a fairly amazing place, filled with amazing discoveries and bizarre natural phenomena. When you believe you're too cynical and have seen it all, people and things might pleasantly surprise you. How long would it take to travel to space? or the location of one-fourth of the bones in your body? Or what do you name a nighttime rainbow? Read through these interesting facts from around the world to learn all that and more. Get ready to be amazed by these 10 bizarre facts.

 

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There's A Company That Turns Dead Bodies Into An Ocean Reef

 

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The business Eternal Reefs provides a cutting-edge option for those who fantasies of being buried at sea. It combines a person's cremated remains with concrete to form a "pearl" that loved ones can etch with personalized messages, handprints, or (eco-friendly) memories.

 

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After that, the pearl is enclosed in a "reef ball" and thrown into the water, where it creates a new habitat for fish and other marine creatures and supports a healthy ecology. At work, the circle of life! Join our daily email to receive more trivia delivered right to your inbox.

 

The Name "Bonobo" Resulted From A Misspelling

 

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The term "bonobo," the name for apes, may sound like a translation of a significant term, but it was only a misspelling. According to legend, the animals were first discovered by researchers in the 1920s in the Zaire town of Bolobo, but the name of the location was misspelt as "Bonobo" on the shipping box the animal was housed in, which caused others to refer to the species by the name, which stuck.

 

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There Is An Annual Coffee Break

 

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The coffee break is an essential yet frequently underappreciated component of the day for millions of people. The town of Stoughton, Wisconsin, holds an annual Coffee Break Festival to pause and give the break its due. There will be coffee tastings, "brew-offs," and bean-spitting competitions at the event. Stoughton: why? The tradition of pausing throughout the workday to prepare some coffee and speak with coworkers was reportedly started by women working at the adjacent Gunderson Tobacco Warehouse in the late 1800s, according to city officials.

 

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Dolphins Sleep With One Eye Opened

 

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One of the smartest animals on the earth is the dolphin, which may be due to their ability to save mental energy. The marine mammals have perfected a clever method that allows them to maintain partial consciousness even as a portion of their brain sleeps because they must continually be on the alert for predators. 

 

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When the animals' nocturnal alertness was continuously monitored for five days, researchers tested whether this "half sleep" would have a negative impact on their daytime alertness. However, they discovered that the mice were just as observant and awake as before.

 

Panda Poop Most Of What They Eat

 

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Bamboo, which is likewise extremely difficult to digest, is essentially the only food that pandas consume. This means that in order for these little animals to get enough nutrients, they must consume about 30 pounds of the substance daily, defecating roughly half of what they consume (and even what they do digest is not especially easy on their gastrointestinal system). These guys ought to really think about changing their diet.

 

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McDonald's Intoduced Drive-Through Service Due To Military

 

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In a restaurant in Sierra Vista, Arizona, close to the fort Huachuca military installation, the first McDonald's Drive Thru was set up. Military regulations prohibited the soldiers from donning their uniforms in public, and they weren't about to change into civilian attire just to grab a burger and dash back to base. As a result, restaurant manager David Rich came up with a solution: he cut a hole in the wall to allow the military to pick up their orders without getting out of their vehicles. The idea soon gained popularity due to its practicality and simplicity.

 

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Alfred Hitchcock Was Frightened From Eggs

 

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The master of suspense, who terrorized viewers with films like Psycho and The Birds, self-identified as an ovophobe, or someone afraid of eggs. In 1963, Alfred Hitchcock clarified the following to a reporter: "Eggs repulse me, so I'm more than just afraid of them. When you split that white round object with no holes, a yellow object with a round shape and no holes is inside... Blood is cheery and crimson. However, egg yolk has an ugly yellow color. Never tried it, myself."

 

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Pigs Don't Sweat

 

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If you're the type of person to point out to someone who says they're "sweating like a pig" that if they were being biologically accurate, that would mean they weren't sweating at all. Because swine are born without sweat glands, the only way pigs know how to stay cool is to roll around in a cool puddle of mud.

 

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The Fuller The Fridge, The More Energy Efficient It Is

 

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In addition to making, it more difficult to choose what to nibble on, an empty fridge wastes energy. The more vacant space there is inside the refrigerator, the warmer air is able to enter and displace the cold air when the door is opened, necessitating the production of cool air by the appliance. When the refrigerator is full, less cool air leaves and less power is needed to refill it. The authors of The Kitchen even advise people who have refrigerators to replace the empty air by filling empty bottles with water.

 

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For 20 Years, A Cat Served as Mayor Of An Alaskan Town

 

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An orange cat by the name of Stubbs was elected honorary mayor of the town of Talkeetna in Alaska in 1997. Stubbs proved adept in the role, winning admirers from all over the world and "serving" in the office for years, greeting tourists and becoming a beloved symbol of the town until his passing in 2017. 

 

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The small town did not actually have a real, human mayor, but with a population of 772 in 2000, it would not have taken too many votes to earn the position (and the small town did not actually have a real, human mayor anyway).

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