Truth Is Strangler Than Friction

Check out these amazing facts. Some are incredible and some are strange but all are true.

Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton all scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT.

One beefsteak tomato has more Vitamin C that a six navel oranges.

In 1704, the small market town of Hawes in North Yorkshire, England was rocked by an explosion that toppled houses, trees and livestock. 64 people were killed and the entire town had to be rebuilt. No cause was ever discovered.

The inside beaks of chickens are coated with a waxy, fleshy sensory organ called the nareculum, which is analogous to the prochelion in mammals; therefore chickens do have lips.

Actor Matthew David McConaughey is a second cousin to singer Justin Bieber.

Slinkys were once used by NASA to project the orbits of comets.

In 2002, the University of Calgary offered a course in the Ouija Board.

According to the AMA, 125 people were admitted to emergency rooms in 2011 due to injuries sustained from attempting to sexually gratify themselves with a Dyson vacuum cleaner.

In 1946, due to the excessive amount or war casualties, the Romanian national football team was composed of six elementary school kids, four women, three senior citizens and one man in a wheelchair.

The team still made it to the semi-finals of the World Cup.

The spiny anteater is not, taxonomically speaking, an anteater. Moreover, the spines are technically whiskers.

President Andrew Jackson was a big admirer of puppets and would often entertain White House guests with marionettes.

Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II was the first person to establish his birthday as a public holiday.

The GEICO Gecko was originally conceived as a squirrel.

Louis Rukeyser of Wall Street Week fame died almost penniless due to bad investments.

According to a survey of parapsychologists, the “most haunted” place in the world is the national museum of the Dutch Army, the Koninklijk Nederlands Legermuseum, with over 700 paranormal sightings a year.

In 1992, Warren Buffett held a charity event in which 36 of his fellow millionaires played the Monopoly using real money. At the end of the game, all the money collected by the bank was donated to the Red Cross.

A fraternal order called the Knights of the Golden Eagle was almost single-handedly responsible for the United States’ involvement in the Spanish-American War. The society counted among its members President William McKinley and newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.

Llamas near Barrancas Blancas Chile have developed the unnatural ability to mimic the roar of the jaguar so as to frighten off predators.

More surfers die each year from ingrown toenails than shark attacks.

The loudest manmade sound was produced by Swedish death metal band Ribspreader during a 2008 outdoor concert in Gothenburg.

Dinosaurs have been named after many celebrities, including musicians Mark Knopfler and Frank Zappa, author J. K. Rowling and comedian Nipsey Russell.

Pound for pound, the beak of the Naumann’s thrush is stronger than tempered steel.

The HMS Titanic was not insured.

Milkbone dog biscuits are as nutritious for humans as they are for canines.

Jerome Monroe Smucker got his start as a taxidermist.

A. A. Milne was mauled by a bear when he was a boy.


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