20 “Stupid Facts” That May Sound Fake, But Are In Fact, Very Real
It always seemed strange that Bald eagles are named so inappropriately. Until this collection of ‘Stupid Facts’ came along to explain that in fact, the word Balde is the term for white in old English, hence bald eagle.
There are many things which may sound ridiculous but are incomprehensibly factually correct. One Redditor, inspired an interesting thread online when they invited everyone to share the “stupid facts” they were aware of. Folks obliged and oddly suspicious as they may sound, as it turns out most of the facts mentioned in the below gallery are in fact, correct!
#1 The original name for the color orange was “geoluhread,” which means “yellow-red” in Old English
#2 If you open your eyes in a completely dark room, the name of the color you will see is eigengrau, a kind of dark grey shade
#3 The vikings, who came from Scandinavia, used iron as their main ingredient for forging weaponry, but it was also common practice to add the bones of dead animals to the mix. The belief was that it would infuse the weapon with the spirit of the creature, making it stronger, but they ended up making a primitive version of steel because of the carbon in the bones mixing with the iron making the weapon stronger, just as they thought it would.
#4 When basketball was first invented, at every game, they would have a man who would go up a ladder to retrieve the ball after every basket. It took them around 20 years to figure out maybe it would be a good idea to cut the bottom of the basket out to make retrieving the ball a lot easier. 20 years!!!
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#5 Bald eagles are not actually bald. Balde is old english for white.
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#6 Im always seeing my nose ..its just that my brain ignores it
#7 You can go the rest of your life without breathing.
#8 Some invader (don’t remember specifics) sent a letter to sparta saying that “If I invade Lakonia you will be destroyed, never to rise again” and the Spartans sent a letter back with a single word in it. “If”
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#9 Redheads require more anesthesia than non-redheads.
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