July 3, 2013

30 Weird Facts Most People Don’t Know

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If you’re like me, you like to know things like the number of assholes an abalone snail has (read on!). I went over to r/AskReddit to find more interesting facts, many of which involve the genitals of animals and some of which involve things like the empty space in atoms and Mozart.

1. TwirledOriole

If you eat a polar bear liver, you will die. Humans can’t handle that much vitamin A.

2. trevormatic

The critically endangered Kakapo bird has a strong, pleasant, musty odour which allows predators to easily locate it. Hence, it is critically endangered. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakapo

3. Sir_Ostrich

One I learned on here. The male giraffe will continuously headbutt the female in the bladder until she urinates. The male then tastes the pee and that helps it determine whether the female is ovulating. If she is, it’s business time.

4. Stoms2

Abalones (a snail) have 5 assholes.

5. shakypiss

Banana Slug penises. First off, a banana slug can be 6-8 inches. The slug’s erect penis be just as long. Also, their penises emerge from their heads. After sex, banana slugs eat each other’s penises. They’re also the mascot of UC Santa Cruz.

6. ObturateYourForamen

Dead people can get goosebumps.

7. HeyMyNamesMatt

A full head of human hair is strong enough to support 12 tons.

8. 20PoundPenis

The blood from a human erection has enough blood to keep 3 gerbals alive.

9. way_fairer

The word “facetiously” contains all 5 vowels and “y” in alphabetical order.

10. suckit2me

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses…

11. bearsarefatcunts

Dragonflies have shovel shaped penises so they can scoop out their rival’s sperm.

12. Bluecheezeplatter

Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.

13. jiggahuh

There was a ten foot tall ape called Gigantopithecus that is now thought to be extinct. The fossil record also indicates that they most likely buried their dead, which indicates a cognitive level that only one other ape possesses.

14. abbazabbbbbbba

There are more possible iterations of a game of chess than there are atoms in the known universe. It’s called The Shannon Number, here’s a wikipedia article about it

15. TheSicilianDude

If you were to remove all of the empty space from the atoms that make up every human on earth, the entire world population could fit into an apple

16. stengebt

Duck vaginas have developed “dead ends” over time to protect them from being raped by other ducks.

17. GoGoGadgetReddit

The song Coconut (“She put the lime in the coconut, she drank ‘em both up…”) 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 #8 in 1972.

18. biohazard13

The average blue whale produces over 400 gallons of sperm when it ejaculates, but only 10% of that actually makes it into his mate. Happy Swimming!!! :-)

19. jicty

A mantis shrimp can swing its claw so fast it boils the water around it and creates a flash of light.

20. Forkgoesontheleft

That completely blind people don’t see blackness, they see nothing.

21. DeanMarais

Llamas are born with an extra pair of fighting teeth that they use to bite off other llamas’ testicles making them the only fertile male in the group.

22. MegaMaverick

Only Asian people have black hair. Every other supposedly ‘black’ hair colour is actually really dark brown.

23. whalemango

The Indonesian Mimic Octopus can not only change colours, but will mimic the shapes of other animals, like the flounder, poisonous lion fish, and sea snakes.
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24. Naaahhh

One species of jellyfish, Turritopsis nutricula, are immortal.

25. BruceBrewsky

A blue whale’s penis is 11 feet long.

26. Jojoseb

Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.

27. Maggieforpresident

A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes and a male lion mates up to 50 times a day.

28. jackielynne94

male elephants sometimes use their penis as a 5th limb.

29. elchip

The brain named itself.

30. Me, Bobby Viner, as adapted for accuracy from ShanghaiBebop

Mozart wrote a canon entitled “Leck mich im Arsch,” which translates as “Lick me in the arse.” TC mark

image – Xiaojun Deng
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