Weird but True

Weird but True

All sorts of facts and tidbits I bet you didn't know! WARNING: May be slightly disgusting.

published on June 23, 2014209 reads 51 readers 63 completed
Chapter 1.
Chapter One

Chapter One

1. The number one tire manufacturer in the world? LEGO.

2. Everyone on earth is born with the ability to wiggle their ears, but if you don’t learn how early on, the muscle atrophies and you can’t learn any longer.

3. The speed of light isn't always the speed of light. When traveling through a vacum the speed of light is around 300,000Km/S (299,792,458 m/s), but since light is both a particle and a wave it slows down when traveling through matter. Light only travels at 3/4ths it's speed when traveling through water, and it was once slowed down to go as slow as 38Mph.

4. In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.

5. When a person cries and the first drop comes from the right eye, it's happiness. Left eye, pain. Both, frustration.

6. June 28th is international caps lock day.

7. Anuptaphobia is the fear of staying single.

8. When awake the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb.

9. The hashtag symbol, or pound sign,(#) is actually called an octothorpe.

10. An eyelash lives for about 150-200 days.

11. Goats have rectangular pupils.

12. In ancient Greece the people believed that Gingers would turn into vampires after their death.

13. Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

14. The Romans used to make toothpaste from urine.

15. The amount of force used to bite into a carrot is the same amount of force to bite your pinkie off.

16. Kangaroos can't hop backwards.

17. According to suicide statistics, Monday is the favored day for self-destruction.

18. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.

19. The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear. Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.

20. The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.

21. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

22. Donald Ducks middle name is Fauntleroy.

23.  Strawberries aren't actually berries, but bananas, avocados, pumpkins and watermelons are.

24. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building, it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

25. It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.

Hope you enjoyed! More to come. ~JeweledOwl
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staygold
Woah! I only knew a couple
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on January 17, 2015
McDermottsAngel
The only one I knew was 25.
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JeweledOwl812
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on November 07, 2014
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on November 07, 2014
planetfroot
Homestuck edition?? :3
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on October 01, 2014
JeweledOwl812
This story is officially finished :3
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on August 01, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
You forgot to mention she was a murderer, murdering <this part was blocked for spoilers> and <this part was blocked for spoilers> and <this part was blocked for spoilers> and <this part was blocked for spoilers> AND <this part was blocked for spoilers> as well as many others! (Those were all book characters)
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on July 15, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
Cool chapter!
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on July 15, 2014
JeweledOwl812
@amybri2002 @CamilleTheHedgehog14 @Coolcass22 @CrystalDiamond2323 @GymnasticsBubbleZo @MockingjayDistrict @Peaches_is_awesome @Minecrafter11224 @MeowKiss @JackieTheHedgehog @Animal_crazy47 @BlazingFlame48 I updated Weird but True!
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on July 15, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
DID YOU HAVE TO SAY THE MOSQUITOE THING? I had 22 bites once. Now I have bug pee on my leg.
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JeweledOwl812
LOL XD
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JeweledOwl812
@amybri2002 @CamilleTheHedgehog14 @Coolcass22 @CrystalDiamond2323 @GymnasticsBubbleZo @MockingjayDistrict @Peaches_is_awesome @Minecrafter11224 @MeowKiss @JackieTheHedgehog @Animal_crazy47 @BlazingFlame48 I updated Weird but True!
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Lady_Artemis
I saw, and I just started reading it when you sent that XD
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CrystalDiamond2323
Awesome!
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JeweledOwl812
XD
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JeweledOwl812
@CrystalDiamond2323 Yep!
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on July 11, 2014
CrystalDiamond2323
Sonic is suicidal!!!
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on July 11, 2014
JeweledOwl812
@amybri2002 @CamilleTheHedgehog14 @Coolcass22 @CrystalDiamond2323 @GymnasticsBubbleZo @MockingjayDistrict @Peaches_is_awesome @Minecrafter11224 @MeowKiss I added the Sonic Chapter to Weird but true!
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on July 11, 2014
Lady_Artemis
Loving the Sonic edition!
And I actually knew these facts!
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JeweledOwl812
Cool!
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Lady_Artemis
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on July 11, 2014
JeweledOwl812
Sure! I'll do it next! @BlazingFlame48 already requested it
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on July 11, 2014
Lady_Artemis
Can you do a Divergent one if you haven't already?
I <4 Divergent so much!!
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BlazingFlame48
Love it! Do Divergent plz!
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JeweledOwl812
Thanks! And will do!
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muffmuff40
can you do one about animals??
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Animal_crazy47
Yeah!! Do animals!!!
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on July 09, 2014
JeweledOwl812
Yeah sure!
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muffmuff40
yay! thanks
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muffmuff40
Cool
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on July 09, 2014
CrystalDiamond2323
Awesome!!! This is SO cool!!
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JeweledOwl812
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JeweledOwl812
@amybri2002 @CamilleTheHedgehog14 @Coolcass22 @CrystalDiamond2323 @GymnasticsBubbleZo @MockingjayDistrict @Peaches_is_awesome @Minecrafter11224 @MeowKiss I updated Weird but True! @CamilleTheHedgehog14 Sonic Characters is next
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MockingjayDistrict
I just read it
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MockingjayDistrict
It's cool.
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on July 09, 2014
JeweledOwl812
Do u like it? @MockingjayDistrict
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CrystalDiamond2323
Write more plz
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JeweledOwl812
I will, but right now I'm working on A Week In The Life.
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CrystalDiamond2323
YAY!!! Write write write more a week in the life!!!!
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Coolcass22
Lovely..Haha jokes they're great and you too time and effort for us to enjoy reading, ty x
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JeweledOwl812
Thanks!
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MeowKiss
Wow!
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on July 03, 2014
Too_Derp4u
Coolio
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amybri2002
Thanks for doing a harry potter addition!
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on June 29, 2014
JeweledOwl812
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CAPS DAY!!!
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MockingjayDistrict
I love the HP edition!
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on June 25, 2014
CrystalDiamond2323
This is all really interesting
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JeweledOwl812
Thanks!
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amybri2002
Can you do a Harry Potter one?
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JeweledOwl812
Yeah, totally! (Potterheads potterheads potterheads!)
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amybri2002
Thanks
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Fiendish_Heathen
Sonic Characters Please!!!
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JeweledOwl812
Kk
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amybri2002
Wow!
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