25 Unbelievable but True Facts
What's the weirdest fact you know of? Here are some facts which sound Like Huge Lies but Are Completely True. We bet it’s not as strange as any of these! You might think these facts sound totally false, but trust us, they’re totally true! So, if you’ve time to spare, why not check out these 25 facts!
1 The most popular item at Wal-Mart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock.
2 Sunsets on Mars are blue.
3 ‘Lbs’ comes from the Latin word ‘Libra’ which means pound.
4 The small indents in the bottom of frozen pizzas are there to prevent air bubbles forming inside the dough.
5 The term ‘footage’ comes from films being measured in feet, when being edited in the early days of film making.
6 In 2005, Mark Zuckerberg unsuccessfully tried to sell Facebook for $75 million. Back then it was called The Facebook.
7 There is an opposite of albino animals, which aren’t white, but black. These are known as Melanistic animals.
8 Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night, and saw a decrease in crime
9 The first film with a $100 million budget was True Lies, which was made in 1994.
10 ‘Digging a hole to China’ is theoretically possible if you start in Argentina.
11 There are cells in human body called Faggot cells which cause leukemia.
12 Strawberries can also be white or yellow, and some can even taste like pineapples!
13 Elephants make friends, bury their dead, travel for ‘funerals’, speak to each other, and show extreme intelligence.
14 As of 1998, over 50% of Iceland’s population believed in the existence of elves.
15 The Boston Marathon didn’t allow female runners until 1972.
16 When watermelons are grilled or baked, they lose their granular texture and can even be used as meat substitute, a ‘watermelon steak’.
17 James Blunt recorded his first album while living with Carrie Fisher. ‘Goodbye My Lover‘was recorded in her bathroom!
18 Some cat breeds (called ‘puppy cats’) are bred specifically to exhibit dog-like behavior.
19 In October 2015, United Airlines made a man with Cerebral Palsy crawl off one of its flights. The flight attendants just watched as he struggled.
20 “Bluetooth” technology was named after a 10th century king, King Herald Bluetooth. He united Denmark and Norway – just like the wireless technology united computers and cell phones.
21 All dogs are banned from Antarctica since April 1994. This ban was made because of concern that dogs might spread diseases to seals.
22 Hart Island is the final burial place to over a million of New York City’s unclaimed bodies, and thought to be the largest government sponsored mass grave on the earth.
23 In Slovakia they have Christmas Carp that live in the family bathtub for a few days before they are eaten.
24 Banks have therapists known as ‘wealth psychologist’ who help ultra-rich clients, who are unable to mentally cope with their immense wealth.
25 In 1999 hackers revealed a security flaw in Hotmail that permitted anybody to log into any Hotmail account using the password ‘eh’. At the time it was called “the most widespread security incident in the history of the web”.