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43 Stupid Facts

We live in a pretty bizarre world – some might call it stupid at the best of times, in fact! However, stupid isn’t always a bad thing. There are some truly bonkers bits of trivia out there which are worth remembering. Which Disney character has the highest kill count? What’s the greatest number of cheeses every melted into a single pizza? Which animals are lazy enough to hibernate in the summer rather than the winter?

Keep reading, and you’ll soon find out. Get ready for weird, wacky, and perhaps even downright stupid facts – all true, and all completely provable – trust us on this!

  1. A blue whale’s heartbeat can be heard from a distance of two miles away.
  2. A group of cows is called a ‘murder’!
  3. During hibernation, bears will not defecate. That’s holding things in!

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  1. Human babies are born with all the nerve endings they will ever have.
  2. New York City has its own indigenous species of ant – it’s called the ‘Manhatt ant.’
  3. Water always goes down a plug hole in the same direction. It swirls in correlation to the ‘Coriolis’ Force.
  1. Theatre closures in the 1500s – as a result of the Bubonic Plague – forced playwright William Shakespeare to write his iconic poetry instead!
  2. Snails have teeth! Resembling Velcro, they can have anywhere between 1,000 and 15,000 teeth.
  3. The world’s largest pyramid is not in Egypt, it is in Mexico – it’s called the Great Pyramid of Cholula. The base area it covers is four times the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza. On first appearance, the Mexican pyramid is misleading because part of it is buried underground!

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  1. Remember the ‘Furby’? You’re banned from bringing these toys into the US Pentagon.
  2. The Bible is the world’s most shoplifted book! Traditionally placed in many hotel bedrooms, they are sometimes ‘mistakenly’ packed by patrons.
  3. Crocodiles are unable to stick out their tongues.
  1. Mice, weirdly enough, run around in circles when in space – that is, in craft conditions!
  2. Spiders’ webs were used to dress wounds in Ancient Greece and Italy. It was believed that, as they contained anti-septic and anti-fungal properties, they would help heal flesh.
  3. ‘Eunoia’ is the shortest word in the English language to contain all five vowels. It means, ‘Goodwill created by a speaker whilst addressing an audience’.

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  1. ‘Hello’ used to mean an expression of surprise. The greeting people used to use on the telephone was ‘Ahoy’.
  2. All teas originate from the same plant! Different colors and flavors are achieved by different processing methods and additives.
  3. You’re 13.8% more likely to die on your birthday than any other date on the calendar.
  1. Apples float on water because they are 25% air!
  2. Human babies are born with 300 bones. Some bones fuse together as infants develop, so as adults we actually have fewer – around 206 bones!
  3. Blood makes up to 80% of the human body weight – remember that the next time you step on the scales!

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  1. Alaska is the only state in the US which you can type with letters all in one keyboard row.
  2. Humans are the only animals who blush.
  3. Fredric Baur, the inventor of Pringles crisps, actually had his ashes buried in one of the famous cans.
  1. To this day, a Lego brick made fifty years ago will still fit with modern pieces – they are completely uniform.
  2. US cars generally honk in the ‘F’ key.
  3. The official length of a slinky is 82 feet. Now you don’t have to measure yours!

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  1. The hyoid bone is unconnected to any other bones, and is also the smallest bone in the body. They are also unique to humans!
  2. The ‘Highest Court in the Land’ is the name given to the basketball court to be found on the top floor of the US Supreme Court building!
  3. A ‘nurdle’ is the name of the blob of toothpaste we squeeze onto our toothbrush every day.
  1. Australian and Israeli researchers discovered that if Viagra is added to the water in a vase of flowers, they can remain erect for up to a week longer than expected!
  2. Hacking into an Al Qaeda website, Britain’s Intelligence Service once replaced a recipe for making bombs with a recipe for cupcakes!
  3. Johnny Di Francesco holds the record for creating a pizza with more cheese toppings than any other. The cheesy creation was said to have 154 different cheeses.

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  1. Bizarrely, Di Francesco did this as a challenge set by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. In the 2014 TMNT movie, Donatello claims that a 99-cheese pizza is physically impossible.
  2. Of all Disney characters past and present, none have killed more than Mulan.
  3. In 2012, a couple planning their wedding decided to invite Queen Elizabeth to their marriage service and reception in Manchester. They did not know the Queen personally, but she decided to re-arrange her diary and actually turned up at the wedding!
  1. It’s impossible to hum if you are holding your nose.
  2. Humans cannot lick their own elbows – but why would you ever want or need to?
  3. Duck quacks, weirdly, don’t have an echo.

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  1. James Bond is the undisputed most famous fictional spy in the world. He’s actually named after a friend of the author Ian Fleming – and Fleming asked his permission to use his namesake!
  2. The full name of Bangkok, Thailand is a mouthful. It’s technically called ‘Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukan Prasit’. Thank goodness they shortened it!
  3. While some animals hibernate, others estivate. Estivation is sleeping through the summer, and animals such as crocodiles, tortoises and snails all follow this pattern.
  4. The Bible solves the ‘chicken and the egg’ puzzle. Read Genesis, and you’ll find that the Old Testament claims the chicken came first, created by God.

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