100 Interesting Weird Facts

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1. A jiffy is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second. Thus the saying, I will be there in a jiffy.
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2. Windmills always turn anti-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
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3. Clinophobia is the fear of beds!
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4. Cellophane is not made of plastic. It is made from a plant fiber, cellulose, which has been shredded and aged.
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5. At room temperature, the average air molecule travels at the speed of a rifle bullet.
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6. Panophobia is the fear of everything.
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7. Phobatrivaphobia is fear of trivia about phobias.
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8. No patent can ever be taken out on a gambling machine in the United States.
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9. The world?s youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
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10. Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.
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11. Teflon is the slipperiest substance in the world.
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12. An olive tree can live up to 1,500 years!
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13. The loop on a belt that holds the loose end is called a 'keeper'.
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14. Nylon is made from coal and petroleum.
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15. Pepsi-Cola was originally called 'Brad's drink'.
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16. Liquid TIDE laundry detergent glows under a blacklight.
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17. The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders.
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18. Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button.
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19. Children are poisoned most frequently by eating harmful plants.
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20. An American urologist once bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
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21. An iceberg contains more heat than a lit match.
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22. Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of 'Helen' on 'The Jeffersons'.
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23. Iceland has no railway system or army!
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24. When Britney Spears books into hotels she uses the name 'Allota Warmheart' so that nobody will recognize her.
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25. A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
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26. Che Guevara suffered from asthma!
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27. Ducks will only lay eggs early in the morning.
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28. Eskimos don't gamble.
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29. First-cousin marriages are legal in Utah, so long as both parties are 65 or older!
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30. Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.
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31. Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).
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32. A single cup of gasoline, when ignited, has the same explosive power as five sticks of dynamite.
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33. Pearls melt in vinegar.
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34. Approximately one-third of the population can't snap their fingers!
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35. Bacteria that cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, and leprosy can be cured with cashews.
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36. Brad Pitt has been smoking since the sixth grade!
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37. Burt Reynolds is a Cherokee Indian.
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38. Private automobiles were forbidden on the island if Bermuda until 1948. This is one reason there are still so many bicycles there.
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39. Betsy Ross was born with a fully formed set of teeth.
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40. Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
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41. Identity crisis? About 10% of Jewish households have Christmas Trees.
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42. In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.
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43. Mel Gibson has a horseshoe kidney (two kidneys fused into one)!
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44. Michael Keaton's original name is Michael Douglas.
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45. A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
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46. Virgina Woolf wrote all her books standing.
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47. Wine will spoil if exposed to light; hence tinted bottles.
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48. Each day is longer than the previous on by 0.00000002 seconds which is 13 seconds each century!
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49. English novelist Arnold Bennet drank a glass of water in a Paris Hotel to prove it was safe. He died two months later of Typhoid!
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50. Car accidents rise 10% during the first week of daylight savings time.
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51. Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
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52. People become extremely honest, awkward, weird and or personal during the late night/early morning.
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53. The phrase 'rule of thumb' is derived from and old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
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54. The best friendships tend to be those in which you can be openly weird and or sarcastic without that person taken offense.
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55. No matter its size or thickness, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than 8 times.
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56. Heineken beer is designed to 'foam' for exactly five minutes.
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57. Among older men, vanilla is the most erotic smell.
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58. All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
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59. Atilla the hun was a dwarf!
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60. In 1993, Crayola released a new color called Purple Mountains Majesty which was inspired by a phrase in America the Beautiful.
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61. There is a species of clam that can grow up to four feet long and weigh up to 500 pounds.
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62. Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.
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63. Balsa wood is classified as a hard wood!
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64. Stannous fluoride, which is the cavity fighter found in toothpaste is made from recycled tin.
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65. A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
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66. Drew Carey once worked at a Denny's.
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67. By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors.
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68. Each year, 30,000 people are seriously injured by exercise equipment.
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69. Jimmy Hoffa's middle name is, appropriately, Riddle.
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70. Each year, the average family uses about 18,000 gallons of water just to do its laundry!
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71. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E!
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72. Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
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73. Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand - an hour hand.
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74. People with awkward and weird personalities tend to make the best friends!
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75. The bark of an older redwood tree is fireproof.
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76. Colgate's first toothpaste came in a jar.
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77. Minnows have teeth in their throat.
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78. More people have seen David Copperfield perform live than any other performer in the world.
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79. More redheads are born in Scotland than in any other part of the world.
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80. In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals!
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81. Europe is the only continent without a desert.
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82. There are no rental cars in Bermuda.
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83. A baby octopus is about the size of a flea at birth.
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84. No matter how cold it gets, gasoline will not freeze.
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85. In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the stock market.
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86. There is a town called Paradise and a town called Hell in Michigan!
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87. Children are more allergic to cockroaches than they are to cats!
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88. Whoopi Goldberg?s real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.
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89. A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
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90. 80% of 10 year old girls in the U.S. go on a diet.
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91. The best friendships tend to be with the people in which you can openly be weird with.
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92. Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.
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93. Originally, Du Pont, Inc. was a tiny gun powder mill in New Jersey.
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94. Repeating a common word over and over until it loses all meaning and sounds weird is called semantic satiation.
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95. A shrimp's heart is in its head.
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96. More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year!
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97. Actor Val Kilmer grew up on Roy Rogers' ranch.
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98. More than half the population of Kenya is under the age of 15.
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99. All the platinum ever mined would fit into an average-sized living-room!
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100. In Albania, nodding your head means 'no' and shaking your head means 'yes'.

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