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Weird and Wonderful Facts: 10 to Get You Started

Published by Emmie in Humor
September 18th, 2010

We all love the weird and the wonderful, don’t we? It is something that most of us look for in the news, papers and of course on the internet. Here are 10 weird and wonderful facts for you.

I love anything weird, just call me a weirdo… i don’t mind. By finding out weird and wonderful facts, we get to know about things that we would never have known otherwise. Weird facts is not a lesson at school, you just pick them up throughout your life, and ultimately when you are feeling very very bored..

Well, here are 10 weird and wonderful facts that you probably did not know: ( And if you do, you will know twice now!)

1. First up, only one in every two billion people, will live to be over 115. Not great odds is it?

2. In the English language, not one word rhymes with the word- month.

3. Did you know that the electric chair, used to sentence people to death, was in fact invented by a dentist? Who’s first then to sit in the dentist’s chair?

4. Pizza eaten by Americans, equates to over 18 acres per day. That’s a hell of a lot of pizza!

5. Around 100 people choke to death every year. The cause is ball point pens. Hmm… weird indeed. Just don’t get how they manage it.

6. A hurricane will in just 10 minutes, release more energy than every single one of the world’s nuclear weapons- combined. Powerful huh?

7. Each day there are 20 banks robbed, with the average being taken only $2,500.

8. Did you know that most lipstick contains fish scales? Sounds pretty disgusting to me!

9. Here’s a strange one for you. Nearly 2500 left handed people every year are killed because they are using products made for right handed people.

10. Finally, the longest flight of a chicken has been recorded at a mighty 13 seconds.

I told you they were weird!

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  1. Posted September 18, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Wow! Some really interesting facts there. Good work.

    Christine

  2. Posted September 18, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Really wierd facts… But how do 2500 people die bcoz they use products meant for right hand people????

  3. Posted September 18, 2010 at 3:42 am

    This is the most hilarious thing I have read this week, and your style was awesome, the only sad thing being about 2500 left handed people dying, I am one of them!

  4. Posted September 18, 2010 at 3:59 am

    Very interesting. The chicken flight fact made me laugh :)

  5. Posted September 18, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Wierd yes… but things like this is nice to know…
    maybe I´m weirdo as well :P

    Thanks for share :)

  6. Posted September 18, 2010 at 4:28 am

    Excellent compilation. Keep it coming

  7. Posted September 18, 2010 at 4:35 am

    amazing post, really like this. ;)

  8. Posted September 18, 2010 at 4:40 am

    i am really amused!

  9. Posted September 18, 2010 at 4:40 am

    yes, I agree.. they are weird… but i enjoyed it… guess, that makes me a bit weird too… hehe…

  10. Posted September 18, 2010 at 6:04 am

    Good Post Nice Share

  11. Posted September 18, 2010 at 6:08 am

    weird! lol

  12. Posted September 18, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Nice Share.

    :-)

  13. Posted September 18, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Nice post………….

    thanks for share.

  14. Posted September 18, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Dunth rhymes with month… it was invested because of this reason and means something that rhymes with nothing else.

  15. Posted September 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Certainly weird and wonderful !!!

  16. Posted September 18, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Very interesting and well composed.thank you.

  17. Posted September 18, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for such a nice share

  18. Posted September 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Well written and great articles

  19. Posted September 18, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Amazing! You know what else is weird about pizzas? Pizzas are round-shaped, but are always served in square-shaped boxes. Why?
    Regarding left handed – in Russia left handed school children were FORCED (until not recently) to use their right hand for writing (just to be like “everyone else”, I guess). This is ridiculous and weird to me.
    Great post you got here!

  20. Posted September 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Really good! Love reading about weird facts. Hope you are going to do a follow up with more wonderful facts!

  21. Posted September 19, 2010 at 7:01 am

    yeh real neat ones i had no idea :)

  22. Posted September 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Liked this one. Interesting!

  23. Posted September 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Interesting share

  24. Posted September 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Loved it, I must be a weirdo too.

  25. Posted September 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    funny, i actually kept looking in my head for something that rhymed with the word “month.”

  26. Posted September 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Month rhymes with uneath (a very obscure and now archaic word meaning ‘difficult’ or ‘not easily (borne, or done)’.

    Month also rhymes with ‘dunth’, which was invented just to have something to rhyme with month. It supposedly means “a word that rhymes with nothing” or “a word that rhymes with month”. A reference to Dunth can be found in the Urban Dictionary

    I’m not a professor of English – i just googled ‘what rhymes with month’ :p

  27. Posted September 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    really weird facts :D
    fish scales!!! ewww thank god i don’t use any :)
    nice sharing.

  28. Posted September 24, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Those are really some weird facts.

  29. Posted September 24, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Haha. This made my day!
    Thanks for sharing, friend! :)

    Best regards,
    Blu

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