30 Strange And Surprising Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know
The internet has become a treasure trove of information, connecting people from all walks of life and allowing them to share their knowledge and experiences. One fascinating corner of Reddit is dedicated to the discussion of “weird facts“. These facts, often obscure and offbeat, spark curiosity and ignite conversations.
So, let’s dive into this online thread where users are sharing some of the most bizarre and fascinating facts they’ve come across. Check out some of the most fascinating responses below.
When you get a tattoo laser removal, you pee out the ink particles.
There’s no maximum length to a train, you just add another engine.
You can duplicate your liver.
A liver consists of two distinct lobes. When doctors perform a transplant from living patient, they remove half the donor’s liver and give it to the recipient. Eventually, both patients regrow their missing half of a liver.
Some military helicopters on aircraft carriers are made of magnesium and should they catch fire it’s literally impossible to put them out as the magnesium will take the oxygen from the water and use that to keep burning. So the only thing that can be done is to push them overboard and even as they sink they will continue to burn until the magnesium is completely burned up.
Manatees control their buoyancy by farting. Toot toot floaty sea cow.
The island of Java has more people than the entirety of Russia. Despite being 170 times smaller in size.
Cockroaches will be able to smell when another cockroach dies. If you ever see one in your home, 1) obviously there’s more, but 2) they will come out in droves to look for the dead roach. They don’t “starve out” like mice or weevils, they cannibalize.
We had a roach problem for a bit, we couldn’t afford pest control so I had to handle this s**t myself LMAO certified roach annihilator here.
For every human being there are about 2.5 million ants in the world, so if the ants one day spontaneously decide to attack us humans about 90% or more of the world’s population would die.
There are about 20 quadrillion ants in the world.
The national animal of Scotland is a Unicorn.
Australia is wider than the moon.
By the time the Aztec empire was founded, Oxford University was as old as the United States is today.
McDonald’s holds a specific contract to get their Coca Cola syrup in a metal vat vs plastic bags which makes McDonald’s taste better.
Some tribes of ancient people used to tie up a goat, whisper their sins to it, then allow it to “accidentally” escape so it would carry their sins away and thus resolve them of guilt.
It was, literally, their “escape goat” and that’s where the term scapegoat comes from.
Horny toads can squirt blood from their eyes up to 30 feet.
The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
Crabs have a muscle that enables them to release their claw if they have to.
No person born blind has ever developed schizophrenia.
Elephant penises are prehensile and can move on their own like trunks (I.e. to scratch their belly or as an extra support leg on uneven terrain).
There are more Hydrogen atoms in a spoon of water than there are spoons of water on earth.
Frederick Bauer (the guy who invented Pringles) had his ashes buried in a Pringles can.
A Buttload is an actual unit of measurement for about 126 gallons of wine.
Raspberries are not berries but watermelons are. This was a life altering useless fact to me. Mind blown….
That dead ants produce a pheromone that alerts the other ants that they need to move them to the ant graveyard. If a drop of this pheromone is placed on a live ant, it will take itself to the graveyard and stay there until the pheromone dissipates.
The fear of long words is called hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
Opossums are immune to rabies. Immune in the sense that their core body temperature is too low for the virus to live and multiply in their nervous system. They can be bitten and “infected” with the virus, but it won’t survive in the animal long enough for it to take hold and make them rabid. They also love to eat ticks, mosquitoes(especially mosquito larvae), and even garden slugs and snails. All the general bugs that we consider pests, they happily eat. They may be ugly as sin, but having one regularly visit your yard at night keeps away the real pests. If you live in a more metropolitan area, then their mere presence at night will generally also keep raccoons away, since it would be easier for a racoon to simply walk across the street or a few houses down instead of worrying about dealing with another nocturnal scavenger. Opossums are a mutant rat looking blessing in disguise. They’re also not hostile to humans at all, unlike raccoons.
More Iraq veterans have died by their own hand than that of the enemy. This is America.
Without mucus, your stomach would digest itself.
Dragonflies are the most efficient killers on the planet with a 98% kill rate.
If you have a d*ck and you take a pregnancy test and it comes out positive, you might have testicular cancer.