25+ Unusual And Miscellaneous Facts

From surprising historical events to bizarre animal behaviors, readers can expect to learn something new and interesting with each fact. Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge or just enjoy a good trivia session, this article is sure to offer a unique and entertaining reading experience.

“Barns traditionally are red colored because farmers used to add rust to linseed oil to prevent fungi, mold, and moss growth.”

“Some cable networks (like TBS and TNT) imperceptibly speed up reruns of shows (like Seinfeld) so that they can fit in more ads. Speeding up the show by just 7.5% allows them to shave off almost two minutes off the broadcast. ”

“The first public school in the United States is still open. The Boston Latin School was founded over 380 years ago. Its famous alumni include Sam Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Hancock, and Leonard Bernstein.”

“Grace Hopper is credited with popularizing the term “debugging” when she removed a moth from a computer. ”

“The world’s largest jellyfish, the lion’s mane, is longer than a blue whale. ”

“Grand Theft Auto enthusiasts ‘guess mapped’ the entire GTA V map insanely accurately just by watching GTA V commercials/ads. This was before map release and/or the release of the game.”

“When soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo was asked to donate his cleats for a charity auction benefitting a 10-month-old child suffering from a brain disorder that can lead to 30 seizures a day, Ronaldo paid the full $83,000 cost of the surgery for young Erik Ortiz Cruz. ”

“The 2014 film “Nightcrawler” was inspired by a photographer named Arthur Fellig, who in the 1930’s, installed a police-band shortwave radio in his car and maintained a complete darkroom in the trunk. He’d often beat authorities to the scene and then sell his gory photos to the tabloids.”

“Panera Bread is called Saint Louis Bread Company exclusively in the St. Louis metro area.”

“In 2013, a Swedish man broke out of prison one day before his release in order to see a dentist and then turned himself in after fixing his toothache.”

“It takes three years of higher education to become a police officer in Norway. The training takes place at a university college and each graduate gets a bachelor’s degree in “Police Studies.” ”

“There is a mountain called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu in New Zealand and its name translates to “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the slider, climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one.””

“Scientists at Allen Telescope Array always keep champagne in their fridge in case they find signs of extraterrestrial life.”

“Phobos, Mars’ largest moon, is set to collide with Mars or break up into a ring in 50 million years due to tidal forces.’

“Homo floresiensis, an extinct 3.5 ft tall hominin that used stone tools, is believed to have lived alongside modern human as recently as 12,000 years ago. ”

“There is a strong correlation between people who buy bird seed and people who usually pay their debts. Inversely, people who buy chrome accessories for their car tend to not pay their debts in full.”

“The Ferris Wheel, moving walkway, Pabst Blue Ribbon, pressed penny souvenirs, Juicy Fruit gum, and Aunt Jemima pancake mix were all unveiled at the 1893 Chicago World Fair.”

“Cleopatra was born out of a lot of inbreeding. Through three uncle–niece marriages and three sister–brother marriages, her family tree collapses to a single couple at four, five or six generations back (counting through different lines).”

“Helsinki, Finland has an annual celebration called Dinner Under the Sky, where all Helsinkians can set up a table outside and enjoy their dinner on the city’s sidewalks, parks, or even in the middle of the busiest shopping streets.”

“In 2012, a set of twins were born at a record 87 days apart.”

“American coinage was made using definite measurements. 16 pennies stacked equals 1 inch and 16 pennies in a line equals 1 foot.”

“The original version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers did not chart on the UK Singles Chart until 2009, 38 years after its release. ”

“In athletics, if you move as the gun sounds, you are considered to have false started, as the human brain cannot hear and process the noise of the starting gun in under 0.10 seconds ”

“Robin Williams performed stand-up comedy at a Seattle nightclub in 2004, 2007, and 2008 to donate all of the proceeds, totaling nearly $50,000, to a local food bank anonymously.”

“Stanley Kubrick was asked not to depict room #217 (featured in the book) in The Shining, because future guests at the Lodge might be afraid to stay there, so a nonexistent room, #237, was substituted in the film.”

“Sometimes female lions can develop manes. Such masculine females likely occur when the embryo is disrupted, either at conception or while in the womb. ”

“Christoph Waltz received a total of 15 nominations for his roles in Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. He won 11 of these, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and the BAFTA Awards for both films. ”

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