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20 Weird Facts You Probably Don’t Need to Know

Published by chubfish in Random
February 21st, 2009

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1. The orange jam in jaffa cakes is actually apricot

2. J.S. Bach once composed a piece named ‘Air in a G-String’

3. Baseball, the american past time, actually originated from Britain

4. Hair and fire are similarly charged, so when held together the hair will repel

5. Flies are attracted to corpses by substances realeased from decomposing bodies such as ‘cadaverine’ and ‘putrescine’

6. There is a thirteenth sign of the zodiac called ophicus

7. Scientists believe that the universe was created in a matter of minutes and is still expanding now

8. Rodents have a’seekum’ a sort of extra stomach that we do not need for we do not eat the same substances as they do

9. Shaggy, Scooby – Doo’s best friend, real name was Norville Rogers

10. The largest lake on earth is called the Caspian Sea

11. At the centre of our galaxy, the milky way, is the Saggitarius A – Star which is a huge black whole which pretty much everything revolves around and we may be slowly floating in a plughole motion into it’s centre

12. Big Ben in london, is the name of the bell in the tower, not the tower itself which is actually called St.Stephen’s Tower

 13. The female mosquito kills more humans than any other animal

14. The skunk is not the only animal that uses stench to repel foes. The Stinking Badger, also black with a white stripe, also as this weapon under it’s tail

15. The game, snakes and ladders originated from Hinduism

16. The French phrase ‘ooh la la’ Translates literally as ‘oh there there’

17. In the Famous Five series by Enid Blyton (who wrote Noddy) about child detectives, if worked out, in the last book the eldest child, Julian would be around 21

18. The British comedian Eric Morcambe (Morcambe and Wise) Actual name was Eric John Bartholemew

19. The first Roman Emperor was called Augustus Caeser

20. Crocodile Dung was used in the ancient times as a painkiller (I guess it probably took your mind off the pain)

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  1. Posted February 21, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Interesting! I only knew #9! Great article.

  2. Posted February 21, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    crocodile dung, eww! I added you by the way.

  3. Posted February 21, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Very interesting. I wonder why that 13th sign in zodiac was removed?

  4. Posted February 23, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I am not dumb! I hope not anyway! I’m only 14 and experimenting with different kinds of writing, and enjoying myself along the way! Don’t bring people down, it isnt nice. Seeya! :) Chub xxx

  5. moo moo kitty
    Posted May 7, 2009 at 11:28 am

    a mosquito is not an animal…. just to let you know..

  6. allie
    Posted April 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    for number 2 the piece is actually called “air on the G string”( ya ikno im looking right at the sheet music)
    not in just so ya know but everything else cool

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