Crazy Facts From Around The World!

Crazy facts...Did you know them?

  1. The cat piano or katzenklavier was a musical instrument consisting of a row of caged cats having different voice pitches. It was played using a keyboard which had nails attached to it which when pressed pinched the tails of cats to create sound/music.

  2. The largest mega-colony of ants covers most of  Europe, west coast of Japan and west coast of United States. It spans three continents.

  3. The largest recorded snowflake is measured 15 inches across.

  4. Corey Taylor, an American man faked his own death in 2007 to get out of his cell phone contract without paying a fee, needless to say he failed!

  5. Jockey Frank Hayes, stunned the world in 1923 when his dead body won a race at Belmont Park in New York — he suffered a heart attack in the middle of the race but the horse carried the lifeless body across the finish line for a victory.

  6. The man who was said to have the longest beard in 1567 tripped and died over his beard.

  7. In 1518 hundreds of people danced for no apparent reason in  The Dance Fever. It was a month-long dancing plague and several people died because they did not stop.

  8. Just like fingerprints everyone’s tongue prints are also unique.

  9. Female kangaroos have three vaginas.

  10. When Usain Bolt broke the 100 meters world record his shoelace was undone.

  11. An average smartphone today has more computing power than the first space shuttle.

  12. The costs of minting the U.S. Mint is almost double of the actual worth of each penny and nickel coins. More than $100 million was lost just in making of these coins in 2013.OMG

  13. Next time you say as fast as light keep in mind that the slowest light has been recorded moving at is 38 mph. All lights don’t travel at the speed of light.

  14. The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are a family of blue skinned people who lived in Kentucky for many generations.

  15. The Japan earthquake of 2011 shortened our days by 1.8 microseconds while the quake in Sumatra in the year 2004 knocked off 6.8 microseconds.

  16. Camels have three Eyelids!

  17. The distinctive fizzing noise made by melting icebergs and glaciers is called “bergy seltzer”.

  18. A Sardinian cheese by the name “Casu marzu” contains live maggots and these can jump as much as 5 inches out of the cheese while you are eating it.

  19. The 52-Hz Whale is the loneliest creature on Earth. Because of its high-pitched voice other whales do not respond to its calls. It has been calling for a mate for more than two decades.

  20. The northern leopard frog uses its eyes to swallow its prey by retracting them into its head.

  21. Buzz Aldrin was the first man to urinate on Moon.

  22. There is a gene named “HappyHour” and ofcourse it is related to alcoholism.

  23. Experiments have shown that a rhesus macaque monkeys  male will even pay to have a look at a photograph of female of its species.

  24. Vladimir Nabokov in 1969 had almost discovered smiley when he wrote about it in an interview, it was finally created 13 years later by Scott Fahlman.

  25. The longest time between two twins being born is 87 days.

  26. Chewing a gum while cutting onions prevents crying.

  27. In Susami Bay, Japan there is a post box 10 metres underwater, world’s deepest postbox.

  28. A ninth-century Norse earl of Orkney, Sigurd the Mighty, was killed by a dead enemy. He had beheaded an enemy and was carrying his head back on hi horse when a teeth from the head hit his leg and lead to his death due to infection.

  29. The Romans used urine for cleaning and whitening their teeth.

  30. Animals that lay eggs do not have belly buttons.

  31. Giethoorn, a Dutch village does not have any roads; it is entirely connected by footbridges and canals.

  32. Antarctica has a glacier called “Blood Falls” that pours out red liquid, giving it effect like ice is bleeding.

  33. A queen bee can lay 800-1,500 eggs per day.

  34. Cats have been blamed for extinction of as many as 33 species.

  35. The top of the Eiffel Tower can move as much as 7 inches. The metal facing the sun expands due to heating and moves away from sun.

  36. Roy C. Sullivan, a U.S. park ranger, has been struck by lightning the and survived seven times from 1942 to 1977. He died in 1983.

  37. John Cage’s “Organ²/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)” is supposed to be the longest musical performance in the history when it is completed. Yes, you read it right, started on September 5, 2001, it is still going on at Sankt Burchardi Church in Germany and is scheduled to end in 2640. The last note change was on October 5, 2013 and next is scheduled for September 5, 2020.

  38. Haskell Free Library and Opera House has its stage in Canada while half the seats for audience is in America.

  39. Toxoplasma gondii, a tiny parasite cannot breed sexually until its not inside the guts of a cat.

  40. Beavers can hold their breath for 15 minutes under water.

  41. Honey is the only food that does not spoil.

  42. Jelly Fishes are 95% water.

  43. A laughing epidemic broke out in Tanganyika in 1962 that lasted almost a year. It spread over several villages affecting a few thousand people. It wasn’t fun, though.

  44. Goldfishes change colour depending on the level of light, if kept in dark for prolonged period they will turn white.

  45. Ashes of the man who discovered Pluto are on its way to pluto currently, they are expected to reach pluto by July 2015.

  46. Nigel Short, British Grandmaster, lost a game of chess in 2008 because his phone rang in the middle of the game.

  47. “lol” is a word in Dutch and Welsh meaning “fun” and “nonsense” respectively.

  48. Turritopsis nutricula, a species of Jellyfish, is immortal. they can die only due to attack of predators or diseases if attacked before they are sexually mature but not after that.

  49. The national anthem of Spain has no words.

  50. Mosquitoes have 47 teeth, no doubt they bite so often.

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