50 Unbelievable WTF Facts

 50 Unbelievable WTF Facts

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Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. These amazing 50 WTF facts will leave you in no doubt that that’s absolutely true. And that’s a fact. 

  1. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples. A different apple a day would keep the doctor away for more than 20 years.
  2. Beer was considered  a soft drink in Russia. They sure bred them tough back in the U.S.S.R.
  3. Your eyes stay the same size from the time you are born. But your nose and ears keep growing throughout your life. Cheers big ears.
  4. Iguanas have three eyes. Two for sight and one on the top of their head that detects brightness. Here’s looking at you, and you and you!
  5. The tallest lego tower ever built was almost 35 metres high. Imagine how much it would hurt if you stepped on that.
  6. Hard to believe but fried chicken came from Scotland, dating back to the Middle Ages. Then again, they did invent the fried Mars Bar.
  7. 80% of the world's sheep were killed when the Laki volcano in Finland erupted for 8 months. Now that’s baaaad luck.
  8. The Eiffel tower was first pitched to be built in Barcelona, but they thought it was too ugly. Who couldn’t adore such a symbol for lovers?
  9. Hand shakes were introduced in Ancient Greece to ensure the other person wasn’t carrying a hidden weapon. I guess the Covid elbow touch is pretty much the same thing.
  10. Chip bags are filled with nitrogen to keep the chips fresh. And we thought they filled it with air just to make it look like there were more chips.
  11. About 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows. That’s something to reflect upon.
  12. 85% of people only breathe out of one nostril at a time. That’s a fact not to be sneezed at.
  13. Most mammals, from elephants to humans take about the same amount of time to pee. 21 seconds. I guess we just go with the flow.
  14. Corn Flakes were invented to prevent masturbation. Dr.Kellogg, their inventor, believed foods like meat increased sexual desire and foods like cereals and nuts reduced sexual drive. That’s a new take on breakfast being the most important meal of the day.
  15. An estimated 200 people die on cruise ships every year and each is equipped with their own morgue. That’s one unforgettable getaway.
  16. Most toilet paper sold in France is pink. Still didn’t stop them stockpiling the stuff.
  17. Children grow fastest in the Spring. I guess if you want to be really tall you just follow Spring around the world.
  18. It took Erno Rubik a month to solve his rubik cube after inventing it. Now that’s a puzzling fact.
  19. The stickers on fruit are 100% edible. Although they’re not that tasty.
  20. Baked beans are stewed, not baked. They still have the same effect though.
  21. Pigs can get sunburnt. That’s some sizzling bacon.
  22. One of John Lennon’s teeth sold for over $40,000. Imagine that.
  23. The first recorded soup was back in 6000 B.C. What’s more, it was hippopotamus soup. “Hey waiter, there’s a hippo in my soup.”
  24. High heels were originally invented for butchers to avoid them stepping in blood.
  25. You have a second “brain” in your gut, that controls the nervous system. That’s why you have gut feelings.
  26. It takes about 4 seconds for silence to become awkward. One one thousand, two one thousand….
  27. The Church of Scientology sponsored a car in the 1988 Indy 500. It crashed on the second lap. They should have got Tom Cruise to drive it.
  28. Sesselpupser is the German word for a couch potato. It means chair farter.
  29. Ford made a biological car in the 1930’s from soybean, wheat, hemp and flax. It weighed 500kg’s less than a steel car but didn’t smell so good when it backfired.
  30. The red eye you get in photos is the flash reflecting the blood in the back of your eyes. And you thought it was because you were evil.
  31. The longest time between twins being born is 87 days. That’s one hell of a labour.
  32. A snake's body is actually a limb. That’s why we like to keep them at arm's length.
  33. A tree falling in the forest really does make a sound. A scientist won the Nobel Prize for proving this. Timber!!
  34. Three people are injured every time an audience gives a standing ovation. They were probably clapped out to start with.
  35. J.R.R. Tolkien refused to have readings of his books. He preferred the words to stay on the page. What a strange hobbit.
  36. The first pair of scissors were left handed. That’s an interesting snippet.
  37. Aphids are born pregnant. They’re the Russian dolls of the insect world.
  38. Religious websites carry three times more malware threats than porn sites.
  39. Fairy floss was invented by William Morrison, a dentist. That’s looking after business.
  40. The Apollo 11 crew left behind with their families hundreds of autographs which could be sold to support them if their mission failed. There’s a new spin on, “signing off.”
  41. The U.S.Air Force lost a nuclear bomb somewhere off the coast of Georgia. It has never been found. Tick, tick, tick.
  42. X-rays cannot pass through Velcro. That must be a sticking point at airports.
  43. Each year, Wikipedia is printed off and placed in a vault in Norway. I knew that!
  44. Where’s Wally books are used in the entry exam for MI6. I spy with my little eye.
  45. The Lego building had to be built three times due to shoddy construction.
  46. Officially, socks don’t count as an item of clothing in strip poker. 
  47. The toenail of your little toe is called the spungle. “Ouch, I stubbed my spungle.”
  48. One 18-inch pizza is more pizza than two 12-inch pizzas. I’ll still take the two.
  49. There is a pattern on the inside of your eyelid that is as unique as your fingerprint. Wink, wink.
  50. The first copy of the Oxford English dictionary was missing the word dictionary. Oops.

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