Strange & Weird Facts
The world is one of the weirdest places in the universe. And, being human you are in the first place. Literally, weird facts can refer to suggesting something supernatural; unearthly.
Here are 20 one of the weirdest facts.
- Ants communicate with each other using the chemical language. This chemical is known as pheromones.
- Butterflies can taste the food with their feets. Unbelievable, isn’t it? Actually, they’ve taste sensors on their feet. They serve their caterpillars the tasty food.
- Ancient Greeks and Romans treated wounded soldiers with cobwebs or spider webs to stop bleeding.
- Judges in China used sunglasses made from smoky quartz to hid their facial expressions as they interrogated witnesses.
- Tom Cruise made Ray-Bans spike in popularity on two separate occasions, once in Top Gun and again in Risky Business.
- Elton John is rumored to have the largest sunglasses collection in the world, with over 20,000 pairs.
- Emperor Nero of the Roman Empire is reported to have worn polished emeralds while watching Gladiator fights.
- 75% of the world’s designer sunglasses are produced by a single luxury Goods Company. The Italian company Luxottica makes labels such as Burberry, Chanel, and Ralph Lauren. The company also owns Ray-ban and Oakley brands.
- Cotton candy was invented by dentist
William Morrison, with the help of confectioner John C. Wharton. Together, in 1897, the pair designed and patented what they called an electric candy machine: a metal bowl containing a central spinning head filled with sugar crystals and perforated with minuscule holes.
- Stolen Coffee Pot Wins New Orleans Local $15,000 Roosevelt Hotel Stay. A new orleans hotel offerred a $15,000 staty to a whoever stole the “most outrageous” item from them.
In March 2019, the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans decided to celebrate its 125th anniversary by offering a free seven-night stay in its presidential suite, along with complimentary private dinners and spa treatments worth a whopping $15,000.
- Dinosaurs roamed the earth for 160 million years until their sudden demise some 65.5 million years ago. This event now known as the Cretaceous-Tertiary, or K-T, extinction event. (“K” is the abbreviation for Cretaceous, which is associated with the German word “Kreidezeit.”) Besides dinosaurs, many other species of mammals, amphibians and plants died out at the same time.
- Queen owns all of the U.K.’s swans. Every year, she counts them.
- A moonbow is a rainbow produced by moonlight rather than direct sunlight. Moonbows or lunar rainbows are rare natural atmospheric phenomena that occur when the Moon’s light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air.
- Alpine bumblebees have the ability to fly at elevations greater than Mount Everest. They have the capability to scale the tallest peaks on ground. The average bumblebee could fly at about 26,000 simulated feet.
- James Cameron sold rights to ‘Terminator’ for $1. Cameron told the Toronto Sun back in 2009, he sold the rights to the original film for $1 to producer Gale Anne Hurd. The stipulation of this agreement was that Cameron would be allowed to direct “The Terminator.”
- In May 2006, a man from Brisbane, Australia, attempted to sell New Zealand at a starting price of A$0.01. The price had risen to $3,000 before eBay closed the auction.
- Brompton Cemetery: The sealed mausoleum believed to be a fully-functioning time machine. The largest tomb in the cemetery is the resting place of Hannah Courtoy and two of her daughters. According to local musician Stephen Coates, who has made something of a hobby of studying the tomb, the mausoleum may just be a teleportation chamber.
- Sumo wrestlers deliberately make babies cry. The 400-year-old Japanese tradition at the Nakizumo festival is believed to bring good health to the infants. Rules vary from region to region but the baby who cries first is crowned the winner at most events. If they fail to cry within a few seconds a referee enters the ring and tries to scare them with loud noises.
- Crying can make you happier. Crying for long periods of time releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, otherwise known as endorphins. These feel-good chemicals can help ease both physical and emotional pain. Once the endorphins are released, your body may go into somewhat of a numb stage. Oxytocin can give you a sense of calm or well-being.
- A Dentist Invented the Electric Chair. It was first used for an execution over a century ago, and is still used in some cases today.
- Tea bag was an accidental invention. tea bags were popularized in 1908 as a happy accident. Thomas Sullivan, a New York tea merchant, sent samples of tea to his customers in small silken bags. Some recipients mistakenly placed the silken bags directly into a teapot instead of emptying out the contents.