25 Facts That Will Boggle Your Mind

25 Facts That Will Boggle Your Mind

1. The dates 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, and 12/12 all fall on the same day of the week during any one year.

They’re called doomsdays, which are part of an algorithm designed to tell you the day of the week that any date of the year falls on.

2. The official color of the universe is “Cosmic Latte” (#FFF8E7).

In 2001, Johns Hopkins astronomers Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry determined that the color of the universe was a greenish white, but they soon corrected their analysis in a 2002 paper, in which they reported that their survey of the color of all light in the universe averaged a slightly beigeish white. The survey included more than 200,000 galaxies, and measured the spectral range of the light from a large volume of the universe.

3. A Swedish couple named their kid “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.” The name is pronounced “Albin.”

They claimed it was “a pregnant, expressionistic development that we see as an artistic creation.” Sweden fined them 5,000 kronor.

4. In 1938, Adolf Hitler was Time magazine’s Man of the Year and in 1939, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

World War II began in 1939.

5. There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

(The reason? To get you to lose track of time and keep gambling all of your cash away.)

6. Some people claim an episode of Johnny Bravopredicted 9/11.

In this scene from a Johnny Bravo episode that aired on the Cartoon Network on April 27, 2001, a movie poster appears to show a burning tower emitting a smoke cloud with the ominous words “COMING SOON.”

7. A “dancing plague” killed people in Strasbourg in 1518.

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“dancing mania” began in July 1518, when a woman, Frau Troffea, began to dance fervently in a street in Strasbourg for about four to six days. Within a week, 34 others had joined, and within a month, there were around 400 dancers. Some of these people eventually died from heart attack, stroke, or exhaustion.

8. Harry Nilsson’s song “Coconut” (“she put the lime in the coconut,” etc.) has only one chord in the entire song. It is the only song without any chord changes to reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

It reached No. 8 in 1972.

9. Applying a male’s underarm sweat to a female’s lipscan help women relax, boost their mood and help regulate their menstrual cycle.

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…and it tastes…great?

10. When a male honeybee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and he dies.

11. The USSR requested a white-colored Coca-Cola in the 1940s so that it looked like vodka.

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov requested a clear version of the drink so that he wouldn’t be seen drinking Coca-Cola in public, as it was regarded in the Soviet Union as a symbol of American imperialism. To fill his request, a chemist removed the soda’s caramel color, and they put the drink in a clear bottle with a white cap and red star. Fifty cases were sent over.

12. Caligula, the emperor of Rome from 37 to 41 CE,ordered his troops to go to war with the sea.

He made them bring back seashells as “plunders of war,” indicative of his victory against Neptune.

13. Technically speaking, a female dude is a “dudine.”

14. Tiger sharks’ fetuses fight, and sometimescannibalize, each other in the womb. The survivor is born.

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15. If you eat a polar bear liver, you’ll probably die.

Their livers contain a toxic (to humans) amount of vitamin A.

16. Shoppers are far more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing in the background of a store, and German wine when German music is playing.

17. The national anthem of Greece has 158 stanzas.

18. Marilyn Monroe had a higher IQ (163) than that of Albert Einstein (160).

19. Sloppy doctors’ handwriting accounts for 7,000 deaths a year.

20. The Tyrannosaurus rex lived closer in time to humans than to stegosauruses.

21. The word “facetiously” contains all five vowels and “y” in alphabetical order.

22. Honey doesn’t spoil, ever.

It’s due to the chemical properties. You could theoretically eat 3,000-year-old honey.

23. Dragonflies have shovel-shaped penises so they can scoop out their rivals’ sperm.

24. The “S” in Harry S. Truman doesn’t stand for anything. His middle name was just S.

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Truman explained that his middle name was a compromise between the names of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.

25. And finally… the brain named itself.

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I Guarantee These People Are Not Enjoying Summer

I Guarantee These People Are Not Enjoying Summer

1. Anyone leaving the beach looking like this:

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2. Anyone dancing next to campfires:

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3. Anyone who shouldn’t be playing with fireworks:

4. And anyone too unlucky to be near them:

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5. Anyone taking a morning jog at the beach:

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6. Anyone too unlucky for water slides:

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7. And anyone who gets stuck in the mud:

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8. Anyone who passes out at a concert:

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9. Anyone whose tan looks like Neapolitan ice cream:

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10. Anyone who deserves to lose their shit:

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11. Anyone who’s still attached to their kiddie pool:

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12. Anyone who pops wheelies with three people on their bike:

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13. Anyone who’s using this as an air conditioner:

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14. Anyone who falls asleep at the beach:

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15. Anyone who thought skitching on a cooler was a good idea:

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16. Anyone whose food melts together from the heat.

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17. Anyone who literally sweats balls:

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18. Anyone’s who’s having a cool time at summer camp:

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19. Anyone who calls it quits during their workout:

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20. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea:

21. Anyone fakecationing to impress their friends:

22. Anyone who tries impressing a girl by the pool:

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23. And anyone who tries showing off in front of the entire party:

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