I’m pretty sure I have mentioned my odd and slightly bizarre liking for absolutely random facts here on my blog before, but in case I haven’t, now you know. I’ve always enjoyed reading up on and hearing spontaneous truths pertaining to all sorts of subject matter, and I like to consider it both an educational and beneficial habit of mine.
I mean, if you compare this weird shit to some of my other habits, it is arguably better in all ways.
So, because I haven’t heard any of these babies in a while, I thought I would dedicate a post to some quirky facts. These ones come from womansday.com.
“Though less common than earthquakes, the moon actually has moonquakes, too. That’s right. Moonquakes.
You actually lose a large percentage of your taste buds while in an airplane. This might explain a lot about those less-than-stellar in-flight meals.
Bees can sting other bees — usually if they feel threatened or are protecting their territory.
Most people know dolphins have incredible sonar abilities. But did you know they were studied as war tools during the Cold War? They really are as smart as people say they are.
Like humans, koalas actually have unique individual fingerprints.
Brendan Fraser almost died while filming The Mummy (he passed out while filming a scene).
Will Ferrell consumed so much sugar while filming Elf that he actually became physically ill.
The Hollywood sign in Los Angeles once said ‘Hollywoodland.’
The most expensive film ever made was Pirates of the Caribbean, which cost more than 375 million dollars to create.
Buzz Lightyear’s original name is Lunar Larry.
Iceland grows 5 centimeters per year because of its moving tectonic plates.
Russia has a whopping 11 time zones within the country.
The place that has more caves than any other way on earth? Kentucky. Surprising, right?
The Sahara Desert can reach up to 136 degrees.
Australia is wider than the moon.
Vatican City is actually the smallest country in the world.
There are more people in California than Canada.
The closest state in the United States to Africa is Maine.
Russia has more surface area than Pluto.
The heart of a shrimp is located in its head. Weird, yet kind of cool.
Slugs have not one, not two, not three… but four noses.
It takes a sloth two weeks to digest food.
Just like human babies suck their thumbs, baby elephants sometimes suck on their trunks.
Crows can recognize human faces — and remember them for their entire lives.
There is only one country on earth without mosquitoes: Iceland.
The name of a group of lemurs is (wait for it) a ‘conspiracy.’ Really.
Believe it or not, wombats’ poop is cube-shaped.
A little gross, but also kind of funny: Lobsters pee out of their faces.
Ready to have your mind blown? A blind chameleon can still adjust to the colors of its environment. The way it changes colors is because of its special cells, not eyesight.
Freddie Mercury has a pretty memorable smile. But did you know it’s because he had four extra teeth in his upper jaw? Yup.
Clocking in at 1,560 words, ‘Rap God‘ by Eminem is the song with the most words.
The world’s longest concert lasted 453 hours.
It takes 70 different pieces of wood to make up a violin, explaining why some of them are so expensive (one even sold for $16 million).
All clownfish are born male. That explains Marlin and Nemo.
A group of porcupines is called a prickle. How fitting.
Abraham Lincoln was a successful competitive wrestler.
Finland has more saunas than cars. Sounds like a pretty great place.
Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida, named after the mascot of the school, the Gators.
Volleyball and basketball were invented in Massachusetts.
The heaviest onion ever grown was 17 pounds.
Contrary to what you might think, Canada eats more macaroni and cheese than any other place.
The famous Sesame Street character Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid.
If you play tennis at Wimbledon, swearing is not allowed. Therefore, judges have to learn swearwords in different languages.
Mushrooms can glow in the dark. In fact, there are more than 70 varieties of mushrooms that do this.
The official sport of Maryland is jousting.
According to the Guinness World Records, the world’s heaviest watermelon weighed 350 pounds!
Ketchup was once sold as medicine to treat diarrhea and indigestion.
In Switzerland, it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig because they crave social interaction so much.
Seven percent of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows (spoiler: It does not).
Bananas are curved because of how they grow — toward the sun,” the web page states.
Check back tomorrow for even more of these gems.