Guess what! The milk of a Hippopotamus is edible and the colour is pink. You must have heard the recent epidemic in Nigeria, Lassa Fever, is caused by rats. All these are known facts, however, there are some facts that are not so popular due to their strange nature. For instance, there’s a town in Norway called Hell. I doubt you knew that before now. Here are 80 other strangest random facts of life that will thrill you. These facts are generic, but mainly about animals, places, events, habits and other areas of life. Check them out:
1. Humans have about 70,000 thoughts a day. For men, 30% of it is sex related, 40% money related.
2. Africa is the only continent that is in all four hemispheres and the only to have land on the prime meridian and the equator.
3. An estimated 20% to 25% of people are immune to hangovers.
4. The stripes on each tiger are unique, like human fingerprints.
5. Malaria is the leading cause of the death of about half of all people who ever lived.
6. Women in ancient Rome wore the sweat of Gladiators to improve their beauty and complexion.
7. 21% of Americans believe in witches, 4% of Nigerians do not.
8. World billionaire, Warren Buffett, made 99% of his wealth after he turned 50.
9. When a person dies, his sense of hearing is the last to go.
10. There are 12 types of rainbows according to a study.
11. Candle flames contain millions of tiny diamond particles.
12. The human body contains 0.2 milligram of gold, most of it is found in the blood.
13. Around 7% of all wars in history were religiously motivated.
14. Barack Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit a federal prison.
15. Coffee with cream cools about 20% slower than black coffee.
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16. According to a study, up to 50% of the world’s natural history specimens in museums are labeled incorrectly.
17. officially, North Korea and Cuba are the two countries in the world are not allowed to sell Coca-Cola.
18. 1 in 8 people who are HIV positive don’t know their status.
19. Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.
20. Female kangaroos have three vaginas.
21. Apart from sucking our blood, mosquitoes urinate on our skin.
22. According to studies, sprite may be one of the best remedies for hangovers.
23. Drinking grapefruit while taking medication can cause instant overdose and death.
24. Mice and Human DNA have 97.5% similarities.
25. The eyes of an ostrich is bigger than its brains.
26. 61% of Americans pee in the shower. 35% of Nigerians pee on the road.
27. The population of the entire world produces roughly 1,043,000 tonnes (that’s 2,299,421,390 lbs) of poop every day.
28. When hippopotamus gets upset, their sweat turns red.
29. Male bees die after having sex.
30. Some chickens are half male, half female.
31. Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
32. A 13-year old boy in Florida was once arrested for excessive farting in school.
33. The Incas’ time was measured based on how long it took to boil a potato.
34. In Belarus, it is illegal to applaud in public.
35. A Chinese man sued his wife for being too ugly and the Court agreed awarding him US$115,000.
36. 29th May is officially“Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day“.
37. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore.
38. There’s a town in Norway called Hell.
39. There is a small village in France called “Pussy”.
40. Herring Fish communicate through farts.
41. Before eraser was invented, bread was used to remove pencil marks.
42. Sheep can recognize each other in pictures.
43. Female mosquitoes are cannibals; they drink blood. Males are vegetarians.
44. Rats laugh when tickled.
45. A woman from Michigan gave birth to her three children on 8/8/8, 9/9/9 and 10/10/10.
46. According to a study, the average American lives 18 miles from their mom, according to a study. The average Nigerian lives next to their mom.
47. Dead people can get goose bumps.
48. Only about 15% of the Sahara Desert is covered in sand.
49. In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald. 2 Kings 2:23-2)
50. Saudi Arabia is the largest country in the world without a river.
51. According to scientists, cows have best friends and become sad when they are separated.
52. Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
53. Christian Atheists believe in the teachings of Christ but not that they were divinely inspired. They see Jesus as a humanitarian and philosopher rather than the “son of God.”
54. A man named Robert Lane named his two sons “Winner” and “Loser.” Winner grew up to be a criminal, and Loser became a detective.
55. Worldwide, women earn US$18 trillion but spend US$28 trillion.
56. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
57. If you consistently fart for 6 years & 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!
58. Reincarnation is forbidden in China without government permission.
59. Goldfish can’t close their eyes because they have no eyelids.
60. Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
61. Delaying pee for a few more hours past when you feel the need to pee, for years at a time, causes kidney damage and urinary tract infections.
62. Wedding rings are placed on the left ring finger because in ancient times people used to believe it was the only the only finger whose vein is connected to the heart.
63. Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech, according to a study.
64. The gestation period of elephants is 2 years.
65. In 1945, a rooster named Mike, lived 18 months without a head.
66. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.
67. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a Unique Tongue Print.
68. Dolphins give each other names and will answer to it even when called by dolphins they don’t know.
69. Snakes are unable to close their eyes. They can’t blink and they must sleep with their eyes open.
70. Leeches have 32 brains.
71. Michael Jackson’s autopsy report confirmed he was bald and wore wigs to conceal it.
72. Male seahorses can get pregnant.
73. Some people get aroused just by touching fabrics. Such people are called Hyphephilia.
74. Dolphins and whales give birth to their young ones, with the tail coming out first instead of the head.
75. Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
76. Kissing can cause tooth decay.
77. A study discovered that popping bubble wrap makes you feel calmer and more awake.
78. An average person’s yearly fast food intake will contain 12 pubic hairs.
79. Britney Spears’ used pregnancy test was sold on eBay for $5,001.
80. 6 in 10 Nigerians are not natives of the hometown they were born into.