Weird Facts by knewthis.com
In the 14th century the Black Death killed 75,000,000 people. It was carried by fleas on the black rat.
90% of those who die from hurricanes die from drowning.
Dogs’ only sweat glands are between their paw pads
Dogs DO have better low-light vision than humans because of a special light-reflecting layer behind their retinas
Cat urine glows under a black-light!
Most lipstick contains fish scales!
The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!
The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven!
The world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to 1!
An average human heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
A flush toilet exists that dates back to 2000 BC.
According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.
Albert Brooks’s real name is Albert Einstein.
Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
Ancient drinkers warded off the devil by clinking their cups.
Blonde beards grow faster than darker beards.
Catgut comes from sheep not cats.
Despite the hump, a camel’s spine is straight.
Earth is the only planet not named after a God.
George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
Human hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death.
Hummingbirds can’t walk.
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
Jean-Claude Van Damme was the alien in the original “PREDATOR” in almost all the jumping and climbing scenes.
Men leave their hotel rooms cleaner than women do.
Nine pennies weigh exactly one ounce.
Oak trees do not have acorns until they are fifty years old or older.
Polar bear fur is not white, it’s clear.
Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.
Pearls melt in vinegar.
Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
The Chinese ideogram for ‘trouble’ depicts two women living under one roof’.
The ‘Hundred Years War’ lasted 116 years.
The largest eggs in the world are laid by a shark.
There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!
While performing her duties as queen, Cleopatra sometimes wore a fake beard.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.