12 Strange Facts – Weird Facts List (10-14-22)

12 Strange Facts - Weird Facts List (10-14-22)
12 Strange Facts - Weird Facts List (10-14-22)

Sound in Space!

If sound travelled through space, the sun would sound like a jack hammer (130db) to us here on earth.

And it’ll last awhile!

If the sun suddenly went out, the light would stop in 8.5 minutes, but the sound would continue for another 17 years.

Sabotage!

The word sabotage comes from the late 1800’s when French factory workers saw their jobs threatened by automation. They threw their wooden working shoes, called sabots, into the machine’s gearings to stop them.

Why Not Try!

It’s not illegal to escape jail in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria and other countries since it’s a natural human right to be free.

Helicopter

The two parts to the word “helicopter” are not “heli” and “copter”, but “helico” meaning spiral, and “pter” meaning one with wings.

Unruly Knights!

Knights were far from the gallant chivalrous ideal we know today when they first appeared in the early middle ages. They were so unruly that a whole codex for their behaviour had to be made up to get them to behave.

Whale Oil

According to “Moby Dick”, before electricity, people used to hunt whales not for their meat, but a giant bladder in their head that holds 50 gallons of oil. They would use this to make candles.

squirrel outs

Squirrels are the cause of most power outages in the United States.

A Long Drive

All the planets of our solar system could fit in the space between the Earth and the moon.

A lot to Swallow

A single sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. That means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of 1,587.5TB.

Lobsters R Weird

Lobsters urinate through from their eyes. They have urine-release nozzles right under their eyes. They urinate in each other’s faces as a way of communicating, either when fighting or mating. Find out more!

Younger Than U Think

Cleopatra (69 b.c – 30 a.d) lived closer in time to the moon landing (1969) than to the building of the Great Pyramid (ca. 2620 ~ 2580 b.c.).

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