Have you ever been shocked down to your pelt? Well, these facts are shockers that will run down your nerves like a revelation. Hold back… ‘coz this is gonna be one hell of a roller coaster ride.
1. Believe it or not, Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian…..and…..wait for it…..had only ONE testicle.
In 1970, the document pertaining to Hitler’s Soviet autopsy, which was compiled just after World War II, was released. The document which contained the details of the medical examination of Hitler’s remains, claimed that Hitler was, in fact ‘monorchid’ i.e. he had only one testicle! Now we know the inspiration of the British Military song : “Hitler Has Only Got One Ball”!
2. There’s a spider in Brazil whose bites can cause an erection that lasts for hours.
Yes! Believe it or not, the British wandering spider was registered in the Guinness World Records as the world’s most venomous spider due to its capability of releasing a venom which induces a medical condition in which the penis or clitoris does not return to it’s flaccid state, thus causing a erection that can last for upto four hours and sometimes even more! It can also lead to impotence.
3. You might not know this but, There is an entire ecosystem that lives in your belly button.
You may think that the largely unexplored worlds may lie hidden somewhere in the deep Amazon rainforests or within some extreme ocean depths, but it turns out that the widely untouched wealth of undisovered ecosystems lies much closer to you than you probably think – inside your bely button. According to a new study, your navel encloses a biodiversity of more than 3000 varied species of bacteria and other microbes. Who knew you were carrying an entire world with you all along.
4. Sweden pays high school students $152 per month just to attend school.
According to Swedish law, the country is obliged to pay its students 1050 SEK ($152) every month. The only requirement is that you have to be 16 years old and attend all your secondary school classes, adult secondary education program or your folk high school classes. the local students don’t even need to apply for this grant. The students receive money starting age 16 up until their 20th birthday!
5. If officials awarded Lance Armstrong’s 2005 Tour De France title to the next fastest finisher who has never been linked to doping, they’d have to give it to the 23rd place finisher!
As Homer would have said it: “Dope”
6. Russia didn’t consider Beer to be alcohol until 2011. It was previously classified as a soft drink.
Before then, any drink under 10% volume was regarded as a soft drink.
7. The Beatles did not know how to read music.
George Harrison once said that he thought if he learned music theory it would ruin his ability to write songs. Paul is the only one of The Beatles who attempted to learn how to read music. He tried to take piano lessons from his girlfriend’s mother but did not have the time or the patience. None of the others even tried.
8. It has been calculated that in the last 3500 years, there have only been 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.
Astonishing as it may sound, but man has, for the most of his existence, been engaged in wars and useless battles. Peace is, as it seems, a rarely experienced phenomenon.
9. There is a 15 minute video of Marilyn Monroe engaging in oral sex with a man that J. Edgar Hoover was convinced was President John Kennedy.
The video shows Monroe clothed and the man’s head being out of the frame for an entire 15 minutes of the clip, according to Morgan, who watched it. Monroe was rumored to have an affair with Kennedy and Morgan claims that the then FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, who was Kennedy’s strong rival, went to great lengths to try and prove that the man in the film was John F. Kennedy.
10. Of the 10 deadliest wars in human history, 7 were fought in China alone. More people died in each of the largest two of them than in World War I.
11. Nintendo has banked so much money, that they could run a deficit of over $250 Million every year and still survive until 2052.
Believe it or not, Nintendo has around 812.8 billion Yen (£6.7/$10.5 billion) in the bank – enough for it to take a 20 billion Yen loss (£163/$257 million) every year until 2052! Then there’s almost 469 billion Yen (£3.8/$6.0 billion) held in premises, equipment and investments. When that runs out – we’re in the year 2075 by this point – they’ve got some of the most valuable intellectual property in gaming to sell off before the company goes out of business. Now that’s a BIG FAT COMPANY
12. During WWII an American plane crashed on a Japanese island (Chi Chi Jima). There were 9 men on board. Eight of them were captured and eaten. The one who was rescued was George H W Bush.
13. Blue Whale fart bubbles are large enough to enclose a horse!
On the right is a real life image of a blue whale fart caught on camera….Incredible right?
14. Coca Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
Thanks Coca Cola…we really needed to know that! (sarcasm)
15. Horseshoe crab blood is worth $15,000/L, due to its ability to detect bacteria.
Horseshoe crab blood has been proven to hold remarkable anti-bacterial properties. The amebocytes in the blood of a Horseshoe crab coagulate around as little as one part in a trillion of bacterial contamination. Even amazing fact is that the entire reaction takes only 45 minutes, unlike the two days taken by mammalian equivalents. Coagulan, the chemical that makes this possible, is used for testing medical equipment and vaccines prior to use, without which many more people would die from infections.
16. Leonardo DiCaprio was named Leonardo because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when DiCaprio first kicked.
Now that’s one ‘Oscar-worthy’ kick…isn’t it Leo?
17. Every year 11,000 Americans hurt themselves while trying out bizarre sexual positions.
More and more Americans try out weird sexual positions every year and end up hurting or injuring themselves in some way. Most likely you’ve pulled a muscle or fallen off the bed a time or two while trying out some interesting new positions, but if you’re like many of the others, you’d never admit it
18. It would take about 1000 years to watch all the videos on YouTube.
Now here’s the maths -: The average YouTube video clip is 2 minutes 46.17 seconds long, or 2.77 minutes. Let’s assume that there are indeed 275 million videos currently on YouTube. So if you sat at your computer, constantly looking at these clips without a single break: 275 million x 2.77 minutes = 761,500,000 minutes; 761,500,000 minutes = 12.7 million hours; 12.7 million hours = 529,000 days; 529,000 days = 1450 years! More than a millennium would pass before you’d actually be able to watch all the videos on YouTube from beginning to end. So you should either take that goal off your bucket list, or find a permanent medical cure for death! Well…that’s the only possible way to do it!
19. The amount of words posted on Twitter everyday could fill up a 100 million page dictionary.
With more and more people posting random, irrelevant tweets of their daily routines and minute to minute updates, it seems like this book would eventually become a never-ending tale of words!
20. The upside-down ketchup bottle earned its inventor 13 million dollars.
The inventor was Paul Brown, owner of a small precision-molding shop wedged between a scrapyard and a salon in Midland, who revolutionized the ketchup industry with his jackpot hitting invention in 1991. His vision was a dispensing valve for a new kind of shampoo bottle that could be stored upside down on, say, a tub’s edge. The valve had to open easily when squeezed and shut securely when the squeezing stopped. No drips, no leaks — ever. Brown sold his company in 1995 for about $13 million and we couldn’t thank him enough for this heavenly invention. You have made our food all the more ketchupy!
21. In May 2010, a pizza was sold for 10,000 bitcoin. Converted to today’s value of USD, this pizza was sold for $4,788,300.
Believe it or not! Back in 2010, Florida programmer Laszlo Hanyecz talked someone into accepting the 10,000 Bitcoins he’d “mined” on his computer in exchange for two pizzas. He said “It wasn’t like Bitcoins had any value back then, so the idea of trading them for a pizza was incredibly cool,” Then 2013 happened. Speculators, the media and who knows who else got wind of Bitcoin, and the price shot up to over $1,200 at the beginning of December.
22. It is said that, 23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
Now that’s called true productivity
23. You have no sense of smell when you are asleep.
As it turns out, the phrase wake up and smell the coffee is apparently true. When you are sound asleep, your sense of smell shuts down. You can smell only the coffee after you have woken up
24. In order to make a billion dollars in one year, you would have to make an average of $31.69 every second…That’s $2,739,726.03 every day.
I know the maths is boring but the possibilities? You decide.
25. Around 35% of Saudi women are still in prison, because no male relative came to collect them.
In Saudi Arabia, having a guardian’s consent is a prerequisite for the release of female prisoners who have completed their jail terms. Current prison and detention regulations forbid keeping anyone in jail after they have served their sentences but nearly 35 percent of female prisoners remain incarcerated in prison due to rejection by their families.Many families sever ties with their daughters because the crimes they committed had brought shame on them, especially in cases involving honor. Statistics indicate that 104 out of 196, or 53 percent, of inmates in women’s care institutions were involved in honor crimes while 10 percent involved in murder cases.
26. Albert Einstein was approached by fans so often, wanting explanations of his theories he would say, “Pardon me, sorry! I am always mistaken for Professor Einstein.”
Albert Einstein was so popular in America that he would be stopped on the street by people wanting him to explain “that theory”. He finally figured to talk his way out of it and handle those incessant inquiries!
27. There’s a hotel that has been opened since the year 705!
Founded in 705, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is a hot spring hotel in Hayakawa, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It is the oldest hotel and oldest company still in operation according to the Guinness World Records. The hotel has had 52 operators since its founding.
28. The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.
Read more about it here: wikipedia
And surprisingly, this is known as Cunningham’s Law
29. The Shishito Pepper grown in Japan is unique in the sense that only one out of every ten peppers is spicy and there is no way to know beforehand, which one might be.
Scary spice indeed!
30. Under the current South Korean laws, if war breaks out, South Korea doesn’t want to control its own military, instead it wants the Americans to tell them what to do.
Talk about volunteering military interference…There’s something called Personal Defense
31. Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
32. Each of the main characters of SpongeBob Squarepants was inspired by one of the seven Deadly Sins.
Squidward Tentacles would be Wrath. Mr. Krabs would be Greed. Patrick Star would be Sloth. Plankton would be Envy. Gary The Snail would be Gluttony. Sandy Cheeks would be Pride. Spongebob Squarepants would be Lust.
33. Rin-Tin-Tin, the canine movie star of the 1920s, was so popular that he supposedly got the most votes for Best Actor at the first ever Academy Awards.
The Academy chose a human instead of Rin-Tin-Tin because they wanted the show to be taken seriously.
34. A pound of any combination of dimes, quarters, and half-dollars is worth $20.
Unbelievable but true. Try it yourself.
35. Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world, there is a duck watching you!
While Anatidaephobia may be one of the silliest things you’ve ever heard, it is in fact a real fear lurking in the forefront of some unlucky individuals minds. As with most phobias, Anatidaephobia is typically caused by a real-life trauma usually taking place during childhood. Perhaps the person had a bad experience with ducks or geese and now feels vulnerable to them. There really isn’t much one can do to receive help with this fear. However, help can be sought from psychologists and hypnotists to combat the problem.
36. Queen Elizabeth does not hold a passport.
Since all British passports are issued in the queen’s name, she herself doesn’t need one. She just has to say that she is the queen.
37. There’s a stinging tree called the Gympie Gympie that produces a toxin so painful, it’s driven people and animals to suicide.
It has been described as being sprayed with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time. A man was reported to have shot himself after using the tree as toilet paper. Horrifying!
38. Due to its isolation, a third of the plant life on the island of Socotra (Yemen) is found nowhere else on the planet. It has been described as “most alien-looking place on Earth”.
39. When adjusted for inflation, John D. Rockefeller is the richest man in history of the world with a net worth 10 times more than Bill Gates.
Rockefeller founded Standard Oil as an Ohio partnership with his brother William along with Henry Flagler, Jabez A. Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller’s wealth soared and he became the world’s richest man and the first American worth more than a billion dollars.
40. There are over 200 corpses on Mount Everest and they are used as way points for climbers.
More than 200 people have died in their attempt to scale Mount Everest. The mountain offers seemingly endless options for death, some of them being falling into the abyss to suffocating from lack of oxygen to being smashed by raining boulders. Yet climbers continue to try their skills – and luck – in tackling Everest, despite the obvious dangers. Indeed, the living pass the frozen, preserved dead along Everest’s routes so often that many bodies have earned nicknames and serve as trail markers.
41. Sharks have been around longer than trees. Sharks appeared 400 million years ago while trees appeared 350 million years ago.
Photograph by Michael Muller
42. Former Billionaire Chuck Feeney has given away over 99% of his 6.3 Billion dollars to help under privileged kids go to college. He is now worth $2 million dollars.
43. If you are in total darkness for more than 3 days, you can become permanently blind.
After just a few hours of exposure to complete darkness, you would find yourself experiencing auditory and visual hallucinations as your mind attempted to compensate for the lack of sensory input. Cavers who have spent days in caves while surveying report that they soon find themselves in a sort of quasi-hibernation where they sleep for 12 hours and then work for 12 hours. Upon returning to the surface, these speleologists report they experience heightened sensitivity to light, sound and temperature for several days.
44. Celery has negative calories.
It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It’s the same with apples.
45. Thomas Edison, the inventor of light bulb, was afraid of the dark.
Probably, that’s what drove him to the necessity of light and Voila! he is one of he greatest inventors in human history. Fear sometimes brings out extraordinary things.
46. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.
47. If you Google “zerg rush”, Google will eat the search page.
Isn’t that amazing! Go check it out!
Here’s a little bit of the magic for you…
WOW! JUST WOW!