40 People Revealed The Most Ridiculous Facts They Know Of

Published 1 month ago

Modern technology has made information extremely accessible but it’s surprising how much we still don’t know about the world. Recently, r/AskReddit fan, u/Fairy_Electra asked Netizens to share the most ridiculous facts they know. People responded with such bizarre facts that it almost sounds made up. Scroll below to see how many you already knew of and if not, update your facts bank because now you do know.

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#1 Crows have the intelligence of a 7 year old human child. They recognize faces, make tools, use currency amongst themselves, understand physics and are self aware. They’ve been seen doing things like dropping walnuts in intersections for cars to run over and waiting for the light to pick up the seeds from the street.

Image source: Sol-Blackguy, katieb50/Flickr (not the actual photo)

If you p**s them off, they’ll tell other local murders about you and pass that hatred of you on to their offspring, making you a lifetime enemy and do s**t like drop rocks on your car windshield and punch holes in your screen door.

I know this last fact from personal experience because my grandma made enemies with the crows where she lived when they started eating her crops. She would swing her broom at them and accidentally killed one by throwing a shoe at it. Every time I visited her, they’d s**t all over my car and tuck bramble into my car’s vents and exhaust. Even after she died, they peck at her gravestone and leave shells and bramble around her grave.

#2 Someone booked a press conference at 4 seasons lawn care instead of 4 seasons the hotel. They then proceeded with the press conference anyway.

Image source: surly_duff, BBC News

#3 You will never find broccoli growing in the wild because it was developed through centuries of careful plant breeding.

Image source: Seraphicly329, Castorly Stock/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#4 The Lewis and Clark expedition can be tracked because they left excess deposits of mercury in the soil. They were all constipated from their meat based diet, so they were taking these mercury based laxatives called Thunder Clappers.

Image source: anon, Kigsz

#5 The Telletubbies are around 10 feet tall.

Image source: Omny87, Teletubbies – WildBrain/Youtube

#6 Kangaroos can’t hop backwards. If you’re ever in a fight with a Kangaroo (looking at you Aussies)…just get behind him. **thanks Daniel Tosh.

Image source: KSims1868, Sabel Blanco/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#7 Space is only 62 miles away.

Image source: Fast_Reaction_6919, Edvin Richardson/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#8 Baby Koalas get their immune systems by letting the mother Koala literally c**p in their mouths.

Image source: Chronus88, Flickr/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#9 Cats don’t communicate to one another through meowing. Meowing isn’t cat speak. Cats developed their meows in order to communicate with humans (and get their attention/beg for food).

Image source: amoryblainev, Pixabay/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#10 If you take a leech and put it in a maze, it will eventually find it’s way around. If you take that leech, blend it and feed it to another leech, that leech will already know its way around the maze. This is called chemical memory.

Image source: i_like_flies_, lostandcold/Flickr (not the actual photo)

#11 Frogs can’t keep their eyes open when eating food . When a frog swallows food, it pulls its eyes down into the roof of its mouth. The eyes helps push the food down its throat.

Image source: BobTheFrog69420, Pixabay/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#12 In the 1970’s there were about half as many people as there are today.

Image source: Get_Froggy, Wendy Wei/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#13 Not really ridiculous, but more sad. We don’t know Albert Einstein’s last words, as he spoke them in German to a nurse who only knew English.

Image source: SolarCube93, Ferdinand Schmutzer / Adam Cuerden

#14 Most of the sand on tropical beaches is parrotfish poop. Parrotfish feed on algae and microorganisms found on coral, they crush it in their beaks, and pass it through their digestive system. Some species produce 2000 pounds of sand per year.

Image source: WorldClass1977, Herman. io/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#15 Clouds can weigh millions of pounds, and snails have thousands of teeth.

Image source: radryan78, Pixabay/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#16 Roses have prickles not thorns. One of the few things I remember from botany class.

Image source: anon, Reshma Chowdhury/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#17 Mars is the only known planet inhabited entirely by robots.

Image source: Way_2_Go_Donny, RDNE Stock project/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#18 Every “c” in the “Pacific Ocean” is pronounced differently.

Image source: Mustafa_Shazlie, Sascha Thiele/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#19 If sound could travel through space, the roar of the sun would be deafening even though it’s 93M miles away.

Image source: cubs_070816, Pixabay/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#20 Counting non-stop, it would take you about 12 days to count to a million. It would take you 31 years to count to a billion.

Image source: tag420, cottonbro studio/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#21 Queue is just Q with 4 silent letters.

Image source: mickeeman, Krizjohn Rosales/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#22 The chainsaw was invented to aid with childbirth.

Image source: anon, Sabine Salfer

#23 Snails can sleep for 3 years.

Image source: MusielDoodles, SİNAN ÖNDER/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#24 Teddy Rosevelt wanted a wrestling ring in his NY Governor’s office. When he didn’t get one, he told people to meet him at the governor’s mansion until he tweaked his back.

When he was president, he learned Jujitsu in the Oval.

Image source: piratecheese13

#25 There’s a town in Japan with the grave of Jesus Christ. This is based on the story that Jesus travelled to Japan for the 12 years before his ascension to divinity. His brother, Isukiri, took his place on the cross and Jesus fled back to Japan, becoming a garlic farmer until his death of old age, married with 3 daughters. I greatly prefer this version of events.

Image source: Wang_Fister, atlasobscura

#26 Pineapples used to be so expensive and rare that rich people would RENT them for fancy parties as decorations.

Image source: firebluevixen13, Rachel Claire/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#27 In 1927, a guy named Ebenenzer Byers injured his arm on a train and got prescribed a medicine called Radithor to deal with the pain. He apparently really liked how it made him feel, taking more and more and more until the effect stopped.

Image source: ChaoticBiscuits, Falk, NY

He started getting headaches, lost weight and his teeth began falling out. And then in 1931 his f*****g lower jaw fell off.

Radithor, it turns out, was just Radium mixed into water. That’s it. He irradiated himself for about 4 years until eventually he died in 1932.

Edit: I really hate and love the fact that nearly every comment is a dad joke. This is amazing and I blame all of you for it.

#28 The Supreme Court in America has a basket ball court in the top floor and it’s called. You guessed it: the highest court in the land.

Image source: Big-End-9824, Mike/Flickr (not the actual photo)

#29 Birds’ bones are not hollow to be lighter. They are also more dense, which means they end up weighing about the same even though they are hollow. The structure does add some stiffness, but does not really make them appreciably lighter.

Image source: Equoniz, Kevin Blanzy/Pexels (not the actual photo)

The *actual* reason that birds’ bones are hollow is to add volume to the air sacks that are part of their (extremely different) respiratory system.

*The insides of birds’ bones are part of their respiratory system?!*

Also, air only flows one way through birds’ lungs, with these air sacks basically pumping air through them.

Birds are weird af.

#30 A word you can type on the top letter row of a standard keyboard is TYPEWRITER. And the only word in the English language with 3 consecutive double letters is BOOKKEEPER. I’m a bookkeeper.

Image source: daveb19611961, Pixabay/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#31 That following the invention of basketball in 1891 it took another 15 years before someone replaced the peach baskets with metal hoops & nets, which had previously required someone with a ladder to go get the ball out of the basked after each & every point scored.

Image source: ramriot

#32 In all of recorded human history, only one person has survived an untreated rabies infection. Otherwise, for all intents and purposes, untreated rabies is 100% fatal.

Image source: anon

#33 Cows are really social animals and always have, at least, one friend. And we humans actually can become one of their friends. Resulting in us being able to train them and even being able to ride them and doing horse jumping with them.

Image source: Duelonna, cottonbro studio/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#34 TASER is an acronym. It stands for Thomas A. Swifts Electric Rifle. It’s from a book published in 1911 called Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle.

Image source: Tahkos4life, Pixabay/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#35 There exists a jellyfish by the name of Turritopsis dohrnii that can control its own aging process making it immortal.

Image source: Peppachu, V101 SPACE

#36 You can see your own nose. Your brain just ignores it.

Image source: Redoubtabletrigger, Engin Akyurt Engin Akyurt/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#37 Vikings would use animals bones when creating their weapons are armor which would make it stronger due to the carbon being added to the metal, not due to their belief of the animal’s spirit embodying the weapon or armor.

Image source: ExcaliburHajime, Breizh Clichés/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#38 The term for single pieces of confetti is confetto.

Image source: PeptoPinktastic, cottonbro studio/Pexels (not the actual photo)

#39 Umami can be translated as ” tasty taste”.

Image source: ndraiay

#40 I don’t know if it’s ridiculous but is definitely fascinating. ‘Dreamt’ is the only word in the English language that ends with ‘mt’.

Image source: anon, Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels (not the actual photo)

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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