21 Super Surprising Facts About The World That Will Make Your Day Better

1. Charity is its Own Reward

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A Green Bay Packers fan used to donate blood often to afford tickets to games. He learned later on that he had a potentially fatal blood disease (Hemochromatosis) that was preventable through blood donation. He had unknowingly been saving his life the entire time.

2. Twice the Awesome

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Twin brothers separated at birth and reunited 39 years later lived nearly identical lives. Both were named Jim, both owned a dog named Toy, both had married twice; first to women named Linda and second to women named Betty. Both drove Chevys, smoked Salem cigarettes and drank Miller Lite. Both had, at one time, held part-time posts as Sheriffs and both enjoyed leaving love notes to their wives throughout the house.

3. Once You Pop You Can’t Stop…? Sorry, Not Great

When Fredric J. Baur, inventor of the Pringles can, died, he was cremated and buried in a Pringles can as per his wishes.

4. The Island of Dr. Dove

In 1933 Dr. W.F. Dove, a biologist at the University of Maine, conducted an experiment to find out if he could create a “unicorn bull.” He removed the two knots of tissue on the side of the bull’s head that would normally have developed into horns and transplanted them to the center of the forehead. The experiment was a success. A single, massive horn grew there. The unicorn horn made the bull the unchallenged leader of its herd. But Dr. Dove observed that the unicorn bull was actually an extremely docile creature.

5. Undoubtedly From the ‘Space Lion’

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There is a mysterious and loud radio signal known as ‘the space roar‘ that has yet to be explained and that currently limits the study of the universe’s earliest stars.

6. Where Can I Buy This?

Jaguars frequently get high be eating hallucinogenic roots used by some local tribes in religious rituals. The root may also increase their senses for hunting.

7. Nectar of the Gods Indeed

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If honey is kept covered then it will never spoil. Pots of honey have been found that are thousands of years old and still edible. If you buy your honey from the supermarket, that little plastic bottle of golden nectar has been heated, strained and processed so that it contains zero particulates, meaning that there’s nothing in the liquid for molecules to crystallize on, and your supermarket honey will look the same for almost forever.

8. Something Something Smurf

There is a family with a genetic condition that makes their skin blue and who have been isolated in rural Kentucky for generations.

9. Stuck in Your Own Head

The reason why we hate the recorded sound of our voice is because our skull changes the resonance of our voice from within and creates more bass. When we hear a digital recording of our voice, although slightly unfamiliar to ourselves, it’s exactly how other people hear it.

10. The Lion Dog

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The most expensive dog in the world is the Tibetan Mastiff; worth $1.5 million. It also may be the most awesome dog in the world.

11. Not Recommended

In the 1980s a man with severe OCD shot himself in the head in an attempt to commit suicide. Instead of killing him, the bullet destroyed the part of his brain that was responsible for his OCD, and he went on to become a straight-A college student five years later.

12. Beware! Saying Isn’t Doing!

When you tell someone a goal or a thing you’re planning on doing, it chemically satisfies your brain in a manner that’s similar to having actually completed the goal.

13. Which Means Life Probably Existed

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Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere around 4 billion years ago. “The implication is that Mars had an oxygen-rich atmosphere at a time, about 4 billion years ago, well before the rise of atmospheric oxygen on earth around 2.5 billion years ago. As oxidation is what gives Mars its distinctive color it is likely that the red planet was wet, warm and rusty billions of years before Earth’s atmosphere became oxygen rich.”

14. No Wonder We’re All Depressed.

People in the 1950s each laughed an average of 18 minutes per day, while today we each laugh an average of 4 to 6 minutes per day. Nothing funny about that.

15. Real Life Disney Movie

In 2005, a 12-year-old girl abducted in ethiopia, trying to force her in to a marriage. she was saved from her attackers and defended for about half a day by three lions. “Stuart Williams, a wildlife expert with the rural development ministry, said the girl may have survived because she was crying from the trauma of her attack.”

“A young girl whimpering could be mistaken for the mewing sound from a lion cub, which in turn could explain why they didn’t eat her,” Williams said.

16. Listen Up, Ladies!

Women who play video games tend to have more sex and be happier with their relationships than those who don’t.

17. At Least He Didn’t Win

Adolf Hitler was nominated for the peace prize in 1939.

18. If You Will It, It Is No Dream

The word “impossible” dropped in use by 50% over the course of the 20th century.

19. Jesus, That’s Just Awful

During the aftermath of 9/11, Search and Rescue dogs found so few living people, that it caused them great stress because they believed they had failed. Handlers and Rescue workers had to regularly hide in the rubble in order to give the rescue dogs a successful find, and keep their spirits up.

20. Chicken Of The Tree?

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There’s a mushroom that grows in the wild and tastes like fried chicken. Its name is Laetiporus.

21. Now THAT Is A Man

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The world record for alcohol consumption is by Andre the Giant, who drank 156 beers in one sitting (over 73 liters/16 gallons). Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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