In this article you will find facts you've never seen or heard before!
1Anatidaephobia - is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you
So, it’s not actually so much of a real word as it is basically a parody on the many possible phobias out there. Coined by cartoonist Gary Larson (ask your dad), this weird word made its way around the internet a while ago, causing all sorts of debates about its logistics.
At the very least, it’s probably a great conversation starter if you’re lost for words at a party.
2According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the correct female equivalent for “dude” is actually “dudine.”
It’s more than just, like, my opinion, man. Now that an official dictionary has dropped that knowledge bomb, we can all stop using the word “dudette.”To be honest, I haven’t really heard anyone use “dudette” since the ’90s, but you know, good to make sure it stays unused.
3Linkin Park and Blink-182 will briefly form a super duo called “Blinkin Park”
The two bands appeared in a video for Funny Or Die in order to promote an upcoming tour that features both. The tour is called “One More Light” because apparently Linkin Park still takes themselves seriously, somehow. But if “Blinkin Park” can be a thing, then I’m stoked for Green Day to team up with Sum 41 to create “Sumday.”
4A couple in Sweden were fined for naming their kid “Brfxxccxxmnpcccclll mmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116.”
According to the couple, the name is pronounced “Albin.” Well, sure, that would’ve been my first guess. They never registered this unapproved name, and the fine remained even after the couple offered to name their child “A” instead. I guess the moral of the story is to not let your cat name your kid by walking on your keyboard.
5Scientists are still searching for the “loneliest whale” in the world who has been singing to himself for over 20 years.
Back in the 1980s, some researchers began studying a unique whale song that was much higher pitched than any other. They found that because its song was at so much higher than the others, the lady whales don’t even recognize it.
6You probably won’t see white dog poop anymore.
I remember coming across those piles of ivory feces every now and then. See, not too long ago, dog food was made with a lot more meat and bones in it. These days, dogs rarely consume as much calcium as they did, which gave their poop that dusty, white color. So if you want a nostalgia trip, you’ll have to throw a dog a bone, literally — although, I don’t know why that’s the nostalgia you’re looking for, but you do you.
7Pineapples don’t grow on trees.
It could just be one of those things I never even considered, but I hadn’t imagined this. I always thought they’d grow on some kind of palm tree type thing.
8Marilyn Monroe had an IQ of 163. Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160.
Now, this is all relative. Monroe didn’t do nearly as much for the advancement of theoretical physics as Einstein did, and IQ tests are kinda wonky for various reasons. Still, it’s cool to know she wasn’t the stereotypical “ditzy blonde” that a lot of people made her out to be.
9The word “goober” means peanut!
Surprisingly, this word is real and not made up by Gary Larson. I had always thought it was a light-hearted way of calling someone weird or even dumb.
10Hippo milk is pink!
Again, it’s probably just not something I ever sat down and thought about. Apparently, this pink milk has about 500 calories in a single cup.
So throw out that protein powder and get yourself a carton of that hungry, hungry hippo milk!
11More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed by plane crashes
I’m not gonna lie, I don’t have much of a source for this one. But it makes sense, right? When you consider the scale of our world, there’s gotta be more people interacting with donkeys than planes. Be safe out there, soon it will be donkey season.
12This is a pecan pie vending machine that actually exists!
This glorious machine is stocked daily and available 24/7 over in Cedar Creek, Texas. It’s owned by Berdoll Pecan Farm who decided to make this available because their pies were so popular.
13The film Pearl Harbor cost as much as the actual rebuilding of Pearl Harbor and lasted an hour longer than the attack.
Michael Bay’s snore-fest period piece cost $140 million to produce. Even with that much money, Bay himself quit working on it several times because he felt constricted by the budget. He actually ended up taking a $4 million pay cut.
This plant which is a cross between tomato and potato. It was obtained through classical breeding methods of vaccination selected components.
15The phone has 10 times more bacteria than the toilet
Some also like to start conversation right on the toilet ...
16If you go to sleep after school, the information will be remembered better
And this has been proven by researchers from New York.
17Mark Zuckerberg is colorblind
This fact has become decisive in the choice of brand colors for Facebook. Blue color Zuckerberg distinguishes best.
18The ants do not sleep
Ants nervous system is not so developed, so they can't fall asleep.