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