10 Ridiculous Bizarre Random Facts You Need To Know!
Today, you are presented with another bizarre fact list from unusuallyinteresting.com.
The facts on this list are ridiculous, bizarre and random as hell so strap in and get ready to enjoy 10 Bizarre facts.
10 Ridiculous Bizarre Random Facts
#1 – Dr. Seuss invented the word ‘nerd’.
Dr. Seuss first used the word ‘nerd’ (which he meant as a ‘comically unpleasant creature’) in a book called If I Ran To The Zoo in 1950.
Little kids reading Dr. Seuss loved the word and passed it on to their older siblings.
After that, the meaning of the word began to change to mean someone who wasn’t very cool… then changed further to loosely mean someone with an obsessive interest in something – either way, who doesn’t love a nerd?
#2 – A blob of toothpaste is called a nurdle
Nobody knows how the word ‘nurdle’ came into existence. It’s a completely useless word and this fact is almost as useless as the word nurdle.
#3 – Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
In some novels published in the 1960s, Barbie’s parents’ names were given as George and Margaret Roberts, and apparently, they all lived in the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin.
Don’t be fooled by the improbable proportions that she got – She’s just Barbie from the Willows.
#4 – People used to believe that kissing a donkey could relieve a toothache.
People have always done rather odd things to prevent toothache. For example, the Ancient Egyptians scrubbed their teeth with a powder made from ox hooves and eggshells.
But weirder still, during the Middle Ages in Germany, they thought a cure for a toothache was kissing a donkey. Even if it did something for your toothache, it certainly won’t do anything for your breath.
#5 – An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
An ostrich is the biggest bird in the world, and it has the largest eyes in the whole animal kingdom – that’s right, its eyes are bigger than its brain.
Having said that, its brain isn’t that big! An ostrich’s eyes are about 2 inches or 5 centimetres in diameter, which is around the size of a ping pong ball.
#6 – The color you’ll see when opening your eyes in a pitch black room is called ‘eigengrau’
Eigengrau’ is German for ‘intrinsic grey’, also known as dark light, or brain grey.
It is used to describe the uniform dark grey background that many people see in the absence of light. The term dates back to the nineteenth century.
#7- Astronauts say that space smells like hot meat.
In a video, NASA astronaut Tony Antonelli said that space smells “strong and unique”. He said he has never smelled anything like it on Earth.
Others have described the smell as “seared steak and raspberries”, smokey and bitter. Mmm, delicious outer space!
#8 – The mail was once delivered by 37 cats in Belgium.
These domestic cats were trained to deliver mail in the city of Liège. Waterproof bags containing letters were tied around their necks and then were driven out into the countryside, miles away from their homes and let go.
They all made it home within 24 hours. Ultimately the scheme was abandoned as it was easier to deliver the mail yourself than rely on a cat!
#9 – Alfred Hitchcock didn’t have a bellybutton.
The famous director of The Birds and Rear Window was born with one, but after surgery, it vanished after he was sewn back up!
#10 – There is a town in Nebraska with a population of one.
According to a recent census, Monowi is the only place in the USA with just one resident.
The lone resident works as her own clerk, mayor, librarian, treasurer, librarian and bartender and the only person left in the USA’s tiniest town.
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