Discovering the Strangest and Most Bizarre Facts

Did you know that a group of flamingos is called a flamboyance?

The world’s smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.

In Japan, there is a museum dedicated to rocks that look like faces.

The average person will spend six months of their lifetime waiting for red traffic lights to turn green.

Sloths only poop once a week.

The world record for the longest fingernails ever recorded is over 28 feet long.

Honey never spoils. Archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still perfectly edible.

The shortest war ever recorded was between Britain and Zanzibar in 1896 and lasted only 38 minutes.

Cows have best friends and will become stressed if they are separated.

The Eiffel Tower can actually be taller in the summer than in the winter due to the expansion of the iron in the heat.

A sneeze travels at a speed of about 100 miles per hour.

The Great Wall of China is so long that it would take the average person 18 months to walk its entire length.

There is a small town in Alaska where the mayor is a cat.

The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in their lifetime.

The sentence The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog contains every letter of the alphabet.

The world’s oldest known message in a bottle was found after 108 years at sea.

The longest wedding veil ever worn was longer than 63 football fields.

The fingerprints of koalas are so similar to humans that they have been mistaken at crime scenes.

The world’s largest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches in diameter.

The average person eats about 70 bugs a year while sleeping.

The oldest known tree in the world is over 5,000 years old.

There is a sea slug that can decapitate itself and then regenerate its entire body.

The fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.

A lightning bolt has enough energy to power a 100-watt light bulb for over three months.

In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes.

The average person sheds about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

A hummingbird’s heart can beat up to 1,260 times per minute.

The world’s largest rubber duck measures over 54 feet tall.

The average person spends six months of their lifetime waiting for red traffic lights to turn green.

There is an underwater waterfall off the coast of Mauritius caused by sand and silt deposits.

The longest word in the English language without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

Bananas are berries, while strawberries are not.

The chance of being killed by a vending machine is actually twice as likely as being bitten by a shark.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds.

There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe.

The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone in the ear.

The word nerd was first coined by Dr. Seuss in his book If I Ran the Zoo.

The world’s largest maze is located in Hawaii and covers over three acres.

The average American will eat about 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.

The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body in relation to its size.

The world’s largest swimming pool is over 1,000 yards long and holds 66 million gallons of water.

The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is called arachibutyrophobia.

The world’s oldest known living organism is a 9,500-year-old Norwegian spruce tree.

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