10 Weird Facts That You Can Tell Your Friends to Sound Smart
A lot of people may cringe at weird things but at the same time we have a peculiar interest in all things weird and bizarre. It may be because we learn something new or because we have a morbid fascination. Whatever the reason might be, once you read and tell these weird facts to your friends they would definitely take you for a smart person.
1. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.
2. Everyone has a unique tongue print, just like fingerprints.
3. Light doesn’t necessarily travel at the speed of light. The slowest we’ve ever recorded light moving at is 38 mph.
4. The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades — but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond.
5. The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges.
6. There are around 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. If you took them all out and laid them end to end, they’d stretch around the world more than twice.
7. The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. It can move as much as 7 inches.
8. The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague of inexplicable dancing in Strasbourg, in which hundreds of people danced for about a month for no apparent reason. Several of them danced themselves to death.
9. There is a glacier called “Blood Falls” in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding.
10. A family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are thought to have gained their blue skin through combination of inbreeding and a rare genetic condition known as methemoglobinemia.