30 “Why The Hell Do You Know That?” Facts Shared In This Viral Thread

Published 3 years ago

Throughout our lives, we end up learning all sorts of interesting facts, with some being more useful than others. However, on rare occasions and for reasons not quite clear, we end up learning things that are a little too bizarre for their own good. But hey – at least we can use them to weird people out!

Recently, one Reddit user asked people to share some weird facts they know that make people say “Why the hell do you know that!?”, and received a handful of answers that will make you say just that. Check out some of the most bizarre ones in the gallery below!

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When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile, they cut off his reproductive organ and gave it to the local parish priest. The priest later sold it to raise money for his Parish and it’s been sold and resold down through the centuries and to this day there are three people who claim to own Napoleon’s reproductive organ.

No one knows why this happened, and it’s not the important part of the story. The important part is, who the hell do those other two belong to?


Most ‘sea monster’ sightings are actually a whale sticking its reproductive organ out of the water.

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Rats are bisexual by nature and females will have group orgies with each other when in heat.

Male’s balls can take up 10% of their entire mass!

There was a study where they put females in ‘lingerie’ and accustomed the males to it to the point they only saw the lingerie wearing rats as suitable mates.

Rats can give into peer pressure and eat things they don’t like if everyone else is eating it.

Rats cannot burp or vomit.

With the amount of people killing pest rats by poison, they are creating bigger, smarter, poison resistant mutant rats.


Koala’s are the most alien of all mammals on the planet. They have two thumbs on each hand, three vaginas, spend most of their lives asleep, and evolved to only eat one plant that has no nutritional value. They also eat their mother’s poop.

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Dragonflies are the most effective hunter on the planet catching 95% of the prey they go after.


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A co-worker told me one day “you’ll know when it’s truly the first day of spring because lake water will warm up and make any dead bodies in the lake float to the top surface due to bacteria” he continued with “except for in Lake Superior where the water temperature never gets warm enough to build bacteria in a dead body” and that’s one coworker I’ll never make mad right there


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Cows moo with accents depending on their regions.


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In Massachusetts, it’s illegal to consume more than 3 sandwiches at a funeral.

The most random law I’ve ever heard about


I’ve been waiting for my time to shine.

You have erectile tissue in your nose. Orcas are the biggest natural predators of moose. There is a psychological disorder in which people believe they are a cow and it’s called boanthropy. A wood frog can hold it’s pee for up to eight months. If you keep a goldfish in the dark, it will lose it’s colour and become white. You can actually “dig to China” from Argentina. The Mona Lisa doesn’t have eyebrows. There is a kind of psychologist called a “wealth psychologist” that specializes in helping wealthy people deal with immense guilt or not being emotionally able to cope with being rich. A single spaghetti noodle is called a spaghetto. A Polish doctor faked a typhus outbreak in order to prevent nazis. The youngest Pope was only 11 years old. A man once filmed 7 episodes of a soap opera in IKEA without getting caught. (the opera). Pigs will eat the entire human body except for the teeth. When cremating a body, if you don’t remove the teeth, they will pop like popcorn.

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According to Mattel, Barbie’s real name is Barbara Milicent Roberts. And Ken’s last name is Carson.


The distance a squirrel would need to fall in order to die is 4,800 miles. This is because squirrels cannot die from a terminal velocity fall; they would have to fall far enough to die from starvation.

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You can legally marry your first cousin in Georgia.


You’re more likely to be sexually assaulted by a dolphin than eaten by a shark

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In the 1700s they used to rent out pineapples for hundreds of dollars, people would parade their pineapple around the streets flexing on the peasants that couldn’t afford to rent a pineapple


When bears hibernate they generate a mucous wax to cover their buttholes so that nothing can get in

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The first Pong machine was dropped off at a local tavern owned by friends of one of the developers for a test run. After a few days, the game started to malfunction. The tavern owner called one of the Devs, Allan Alcorn, to come fix it, and when Alcorn got there it was discovered that it was malfunctioning because it was too full of quarters.


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The kiwi is a bird closely related to the emu and the ostrich, despite having the size of a chicken. Nature made it small but forgot about the egg, which is about the size of an emu egg.


Shrimp live in the canopies of the Redwood Forests. They get there via literal seagull poop, and the lush coastal ecosystem forms little puddles on the branches in which they grow and live.

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It was an annual tradition for the pharaoh of Egypt to masturbate into the Nile with an audience.


There are more plastic flamingos in the world than real ones

Mr. Rogers personally replied to each piece of fan mail he ever received.

It takes a sloth a whole month to travel 1 mile across ground.

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The first known vending machine was created in the 1st century AD and it was located in Egypt. The machine dispensed holy water and it also took coins like ours do today.


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If you sneeze when coming from a dark room into sunlight, it is because of a specific gene which is named ACHOO. I know because I have it.

“Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helioopthalmic Outburst (ACHOO) Syndrome is characterized by uncontrollable sneezing in response to the sudden exposure to bright light, typically intense sunlight”


You can’t cross Minnesota state lines with a duck on your head, it’s illegal. I learned that the hard way.

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The longest word you can make using the top row of a keyboard is typewriter


The annual migration of birds was only discovered in 1822 when a stork turned up in Germany with a 30-inch African spear through its neck. Before that, we seriously thought migratory birds slept at the bottom of ponds or flew to the moon for the winter.

Google: Pfeilstorch

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Dolphins can fall deeply in love and develop relationships just like humans can.

It has been recorded multiple times that when a human and dolphin – who have formed a strong relationship between them over a long period of time are separated:

the dolphin becomes so depressed that they willfully commit suicide by sinking to the bottom of their pool/lagoon and refuse to come up for air until they drown to death.


The main legal consideration between grave robbery and archeology is age and if the deceased has any living relatives.

Where I live (ymmv), if the deceased has been dead over a century and has no living descendants, it’s not considered grave robbery and you can claim any valuables found (jewellery, coins, artifacts, etc).

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If people were otherwise immortal and nobody had anymore children, and you shot someone every second, it would take around 230 years to kill off the human race.


Cannibalism is only illegal in one state of the United States (Idaho)

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Clown fish will change genders if their mate dies and then mate with their children

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