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15 Crazy Facts You Probably Never Knew Were True

"Sorry... I don't get it. How the F@#% does it have human teeth? How???"

Jon Keskin

Jon Keskin

Growth Guru & Writer at OverSavvy
Specializing in self-help and personal development without the excess incense or the irritating man-bun, this guru will push you to grow—even when it’s a little uncomfortable. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll discover Jon's charmingly geeky scientific side as well as his astonishing talent for reciting rap lyrics.
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You know what they say, “fact is stranger than fiction.” You have to admit that we live in a mysterious world where crazy things happen.

There are endless facts that will leave you speechless and exploring some of them is what this article seeks to do.

Therefore, get ready for a mind-boggling session where you will discover that the world we live in is crazier than you thought.

Rest assured that many of the crazy facts below are fascinating; and will give you something to chew over.



1. There is a place earth where it has never rained

Can you even imagine a place that has never rained, ever? This is hard to wrap your mind around. The place is located in the Atacama Desert of Chile[1], and it is a town called Calama. This town has never received a single drop of rain.

2. There is no crying in space

Even if you wanted to cry in space, it is virtually impossible. This is because there is no gravity to allow tears to flow [2]. For this reason, astronauts in space have to contend with not crying; at least until they come back to earth.

3. Your tongue print is totally unique

It is not just fingerprints that make you stand out from the rest in the world. The print of your tongue is also unique only to you [3]. This goes to show how much our bodies are magnificent, to say the least.

4. Headphones increase bacteria in your ear dramatically

Just one hour of wearing your headphones will increase the bacteria in your ear by over 700 times.[4] If this is not scary, I do not know what is.

5. The biggest killer of the human race to date.

50% of all the human beings who ever lived died from one disease; which is Malaria[5]. Thankfully, the disease is preventable and curable, but many people still die from malaria today.

6. All strange… All true

Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet?[6] This is not the only crazy fact about animals; you will discover that Crocodiles cannot stick their tongues out.[7] To add in a more surprising fact about animals; is that horses cannot vomit.[8]

7. The age of 30 was the life expectancy?

As a matter of fact, most Ancient Egyptians died just as they hit the age of 30.[9] This really makes you appreciate the modern day and the breakthroughs in medicine and technology.

8. The only food that never goes off and the original color of Coka Cola???

If you are a food lover, then you will be happy to know that there are equally crazy facts about food as well. John Stith Pemberton’s inspiration for Coca-Cola was a popular concoction called Vin Mariani. Angelo Mariani, a chemist from Corsica created Vin Mariani in 1863 and it consisted of red wine mixed with cocaine. Pemberton’s version was alcohol-free but still contained trace amounts of cocaine.[10] Yes, this is indeed hard to imagine. Another fact about food is that honey is the only food in the world that does not have an expiry date[11].

9. The youngest ever pope was only…

Another historical fact that will leave you wide-mouthed is the fact that the youngest pope to ever live was only 11 years old.[12]



10. The world’s youngest mother was how old?

Peruvian born Lina Medina is officially the youngest mother in history. Lina gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 1939 at the tender age of just 5 years old. Although it was confirmed that Lina had a rare condition that caused early sexual maturity, many questions still remain unanswered as to who abused her. [13].

11. Doesn’t every continent have volcanoes?

If you are fascinated by volcanoes, here is a crazy fact that you may not have known. There are no volcanoes in Australia. This is the only Continent in the world that does not have any.[14]

12. They have what in common with humans???

16 Crazy Facts You Probably Never Knew Were True

You cannot think about crazy facts and not talk about fish. Piranhas are related to Pacu fish and do you know what they have in common with us? They have human teeth.[15]

13. What really is the strongest muscle in your body?

Have you ever wondered which muscle in your body is the strongest? You will be amazed to hear that your tongue is. There is no other muscle in the body that is stronger than the tongue in the sense that it never gets tired.[16]

14. Life really is too short.

One of the craziest and most creepy fact that I came across is as follows. 54 million people who are alive right now will die within the next 12 months.[17]

15. Who needs a diamond ring anyway?

It is good to end the list of crazy facts on a romantic note. Penguins will propose to their mates by giving them a pebble.[18] 

 

References
[1] The Driest Desert On Earth: Atacama Desert of Chile
[2] No Tears In Space: TheAtlantic
[3] Unique Tongue Print: ScienceABC
[4] Bacteria Causing Headphones: NCBI
[5] Malaria; The Biggest Killer of Humans: Quora
[6] Butterflies Taste With Feet: Sandiego Zoo
[7] Crocodiles Can’t Stick Out Tongue: Reference.com
[8] Horses Can’t Vomit: Equus
[9] Ancient Egyptian Life Expectancy: UCL
[10] First Coca-Cola: Daily Mail
[11] Honey Never Goes Bad: Gizmodo
[12] Youngest Pope: Business Insider UK
[13] Youngest Parents In History: MotherHow
[14] No Volcanoes In Australia: ga.gov.au
[15] Fish With Human Teeth: Wikipedia
[16] The Tongue; Strongest Muscle: FactMyth
[17] 54 Million Will Die: Who.Int
[18] Penguin Pebble Proposal: The Guardian

Jon Keskin

Jon Keskin

Growth Guru & Writer at OverSavvy
Specializing in self-help and personal development without the excess incense or the irritating man-bun, this guru will push you to grow—even when it’s a little uncomfortable. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll discover Jon's charmingly geeky scientific side as well as his astonishing talent for reciting rap lyrics.


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