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20 Incredibly Weird Facts That You Have To Know

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Knowing interesting and weird facts is pretty cool, but also quite useful. Who knows, the facts on this list may help become a millionaire one day, so you better memorise them :). Here are 20 incredibly weird facts that you have to know.

Fact 1

The largest time between two twins being born is 87 days.

Fact 2

The worlds deepest postbox is in Susami Bay, Japan. It’s 10 meters under water.

Fact 3

In 2007, an American man named Corey Taylor trained to fake his own death in order to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee. It didn’t work.

Fact 4

The oldest condoms ever found date back to the 1640’s. They were found in a cesspit at Dudley Castle and were made from animal and fish intestines.

Fact 5

In 1923, Jockey Frank Hayes won a race a Belmont Park in New York despite being dead – he suffered a heart attack mid race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20-1 outsider victory.

Fact 6

Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like a finger print.

Fact 7

Most muppets are left handed because most puppeteers are right handed, so they operate the head with their favoured hand.

Fact 8

Female kangaroos have 3 vaginas.

Fact 9

It costs the U.S. Mint almost twice as much to mint each penny and nickel than the coins are actually worth. Taxpayers lost over $100 million in 2013 just through the coins being made.

Fact 10

Light doesn’t always travel at the speed of light. The slowest we have ever recorded light moving is 38 mph.

Fact 11

Casu Marzu is a Sardinian cheese that contains live maggots. The maggots can jump out of the cheese as you are eating it.

Casu marzu

Fact 12

The loneliest creature on earth is a whale who has been calling for a mate for two decades. The whales high pitched call is so different to other whales that they have never responded.

Fact 13

During World War 2, the crew of the British submarine HMS trident kept a fully grown reindeer called Pollyanna aboard their vessel for 6 weeks. It was a gift from the Russians.

Fact 14

The first man to urinate in space was Buzz Aldrin shortly after stepping onto the Lunar surface.

Buzz aldrin

Fact 15

The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads, it’s buildings are connected entirely by canals and foot bridges. More about this

Giethoorn

Fact 16

A family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek suffered from a genetic disease called Methemoglobin. More about this

Fulgates of troublesome creek

Fact 17

The first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.

Fact 18

In 2008 scientists discovered a new species of bacteria that lives in hairspray.

Fact 19

The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches.

Eiffel Tower

Fact 20

There is an opera house on the U.S – Canada boarder where the stage is in one country and half of the audience is in another.

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