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Weird and Funny Facts of Life to Make You Wonder, Ponder and Wake You From Your Blunder

The world is a strange place, and it is full of funny facts, interesting facts, weird facts, and simple facts of life that you can do nothing about.  

For example:

Did you know that every cat has 32 different muscles in each ear, or that the brain of an octopus is actually smaller than its eye?

When you consider the way a cat can twist its ears and you consider how big an octopus's eye is, these weird but true facts actually make good sense. Nature is full of wonderful animal facts, and some of those fascinating animal facts are actually a bit creepy:

Were you aware that tigers not only have striped fur, but even their skin is striped as well?

Some other fascinating facts are about the human animal, and some of those will be about famous characters from history:

Most people didn’t know that Napoleon Bonaparte actually drew up his battle plans inside of a sandbox.

Most of us have had a wonderful time in a sandbox at some point of our lives. Napoleon just kept on doing it.

John Lennon’s first girlfriend was actually named Thelma Pickles.

You've got to love that name, right? Anyways, superstars of music existed as far back as the 1800s.

Bizarre facts: Woman in green dress holding her hand to her forehead as if she is about to faint.

Hungarian piano virtuoso Franz Liszt (1811-1886) would play the piano so well that women in the audience would swoon (faint) and this actually caused a word - 'Lisztomania' - to be coined while Franz was still alive. As Liszt's popularity grew his fans would write to him and ask him for a lock of his hair. This happened again and again. Soon Liszt received so many requests that he started snipping patches of fur from his dog to send to his admirers.

The dog truly is man's best friend!

Part of the beauty of this crazy world is all of the funny facts that it has, and many crazy and weird but true facts have been collected and complied on the Internet - it amounts to one giant collection of the best hilarious facts, interesting facts, and just plain weird facts in one big bowl of random funny stuff.

Here on we aim to add our share to the giant, wonderful world-wide collection of fascinating facts.

Most of the funny facts collected on this page are true, in fact, we believe the majority to be true.

There may be a couple of strange facts that have been fabricated or are pure supposition, and thus not real facts of life, but we don't know which ones they are, and so we bring them for your entertainment.

In fact all the following facts are there purely for entertainment value, and you may find that you learn something about animals through the fun and interesting animal facts, the weird facts about our body, the fascinating facts about countries around the world, and even a few simple coffee facts. There is no purpose to the following weird and interesting facts - other than to put a smile on your face and give you something to talk about at parties!

Our hope is simply that is the facts here help you realize just how crazy and wonderful the world we live in truly is.

Crazy Fun Fascinating Facts on the Human Body

The human body is one of the craziest and most complex things of all creation, and there are many crazy facts about the human body that you 'need' to know.

When you examine your body - or the body of your lover - you may not realize all of the crazy funny facts that are true about it.

For instance, did you know that ...

Funny facts: Photo of woman's foot. Foot spreading its toes.

A quarter of the bones in your body are actually in your feet, seeing as each foot has 26 of the 206 bones in the entire human body.

Your nose can actually recall over 50,000 different scents and smells.

Relatively speaking the strongest muscle in the human body is ... the tongue!

Pound for pound, every unborn child is stronger than an ox.

Babies are always born with blue eyes.

A cough leaves your body at 60 miles per hour.

Your memory is affected by the position of your body.

Old painting of woman tickling man with a feather.

You can't tickle yourself. Or rather, you can tickle yourself, but it doesn't work. Try it. This is actually why some doctors place a ticklish patient's hand over theirs when they examine the patient - it prevents the tickling sensation.

Your body has enough fat to make approximately 7 bars of soap.

Earwax is a great 'invention' - without earwax, your ears would contract infections easily. This is particularly important for people using headphones - since the use of those gadgets cause the bacteria et al. to multiply in the ear ducts.

So if you listen to music on your stereo or portable music player be sure you have a lot earwax ... :-)

As you can see, your body is a crazy work of art, and there are many great fascinating, interesting facts about your body that you surely 'need' to know, since our bodies are good for so more than just listening to music (or lifting weights with the tongue).

When we put our body together with another person's body, we often get some pretty wonderful results!

Kissing Facts

Here's a bunch of weird facts - 'kissing facts' - from philematology (the science of kissing): Interesting facts about kissing: Couple engaging in a deep French kiss.

66% of the people in the world tilt their heads to the right when they kiss. Nobody really knows why. Many scientists have speculated that this is something that began in the womb.

So when you kiss somebody for the first time you will lower the statistical risk of an awkward moment if you tilt your head to the right. If you're a 'left tilting' kisser, you might want to remember that on your next date.

Approx. 66% of people kissing have their eyes closed as they kiss.

Are those 66% the same people who tilt their head to the right? We don't know, but might suggest you go kiss a lot of people to find out. (For your test to have statistical relevance kissing about 10,000 people should do it).

Remember to take notes!

The tradition of kissing is supposed to descend from the ancient Roman tradition of kissing to seal a contract.

Every time you kiss, you exchange DNA, fats, mineral salts and proteins - plus between 1 and 10 billion bacteria - with the recipient of your kiss.

A woman in China suffered partial hearing loss after her boyfriend reportedly ruptured her ear drum by kissing her overly passionately on the mouth. Evidently the kiss caused the pressure in her mouth to be reduced, which in turn pulled out the eardrum and caused the rupture in the ear.

If you engage in a quick romantic kiss you will burn approximately 2-3 calories. If you want to REALLY burn those calories, you need to French kiss (which is where you kiss with your mouths open to enable tongue contact). Yep, a French kiss will eradicate more than five calories! :-) If you make your kiss last, though, you will burn more: approximately 26 calories per minute. Which is great to know, because the average person will actually spend two full weeks of their life kissing.

And yes, you can do it at home folks; just don't do those two full weeks all at once!

More Fascinating Facts about Your Body:
Brain Facts

Yes, let's dive into that super motor of yours to see what kind of weird but true facts we might uncover.

In other words, we will now pick your brain ;-)

Facts about the brain: Model of the human brain.

Your brain is 80% water, and uses 20% of the daily calorie and oxygen requirement of your body.

Your brain is a total energy hog. While the brain only accounts for about three per cent of the body's total weight, the brain actually consumes 17 per cent of the energy the body uses.

Your brain cannot actually feel pain. Despite the fact that your brain actually processes pain, the actual brain itself is unable to feel any pain at all.

(No wonder, what with it being behind such a thick skull and all).

There is a centre in the brain for jokes. Yep, that's right. The frontal lobe of the brain, particularly the right side, is responsible for your reaction to jokes and humorous anecdotes. Some patients with damage to those particular parts of the brain no longer 'get' jokes at all.

(Actually, come to think of it, that may be more of a sad fact than a funny fact, sorry!)

Today's human brain is supposedly smaller than the average Neanderthal’s brain.

150 calories are used for every hour you spend banging your head against a wall. wall.

Not the way we at would recommend you get your exercise. We would much rather recommend Kegel exercises. (Both for women and men!) ...

Kegel Exercises for Continence, and Funnier, Bigger O's

Warning: The fainthearted (or prude) among our readers may want to skip this section of funny facts as it deals with 'the nether regions' of our bodies.

Kegel exercises (squeezing-and-relaxing which strengthens the human vagina) were invented way back in the 1940s by a man. His name was Arnold Kegel and he was a doctor in Los Angeles, USA.

We're willing to bet you, though, that intelligent females have done those squeezing exercises throughout history since time immemorial.

The vaginal gymnastics we now call Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which is recommended for women after childbirth and for women suffering from urinary incontinence. The funny fact is, however, that there are a number of even more interesting reasons to do Kegel exercises: A woman who exercises her vagina is likely to have an easier time reaching orgasm, her orgasms will be stronger, and her vagina will be more sensitive.

Obviously many men rather like it when their woman has a strong vagina, but in fact men, too, benefit from doing those squeezing exercises. Some versions of Tantra (an ancient sex technique) advocate 'male Kegel exercises' as a prerequisite for male multiple orgasms.

Are you squeezing yet? You can do it anywhere, anytime - nobody can tell.

The World Record for most female orgasms was recorded at the 2009 Masturbate-a-thon in Denmark, Scandinavia (the home of The happy girl got 222 big O’s in one session. The year before a man set the male record at 31 orgasms in on sitting.

(The Masturbate-a-thon is a yearly event where participants masturbate to increase the public sex awareness - and raise money for charity).

Surely these good folks had a LOT of fun (and some pretty sore private parts), but rather than the rest of us feeling inadequate we can focus on the fact that quality is much more important than quantity, particularly when it comes to the big O.

Right! Having maybe scared off a lot of readers, let's move on to something more palatable.

People with higher IQs are supposed to have more dreams, as well as have a better chance of combating a mental illness.

And now that we're 'down there' in the nether regions of the human body, did you know that ...

Funny Toilet Facts: Three rolls of toilet paper.

You, on average, use about fifty seven squares of toilet paper every day.

An average person's body - both male and female bodies - produces about half a liter of farts every day, causing them to fart approximately 14 times a day.

The gas we fart leaves our body at a speed of ten feet (approximately 3 meters) per second.

Yep, folks, scientists have actually measured all of that! Isn't science great?

Imagine being the person responsible for measuring the speed of people's farts!

Next, imagine being that person at a party and being asked what you do.

Even More Interesting Facts of Life

There are hundreds of bizarre facts floating around, and these weird facts can be a great way to get a laugh out of life.

Many people take life too seriously, especially those in office situations. This is illustrated by funny facts such as:

100 people on average choke to death on ball point pens every year. year.

Okay, that NOT funny, of course, just one of those weird facts of life (or death), because, hey, what were those poor folks doing with those ball pens in the first place?

Blue ball point on pen.

A roller-ball-tip marking pen was first patented in 1888 - but never actually produced. In 1935 the Hungarian brothers Ladislas and Georg Biro tried again, several times actually, with better luck, but not enough. Their pens didn't work well enough, and after a frenetic period in the 1940 where everybody tried to create the perfect ball point pen - and failed - it was a French fellow by the name of Marcel Bich, who took the ball point pen to the next level. In 1952 Bich introduced his "Ballpoint Bic": a smooth-writing, non-leaky, inexpensive ballpoint pen with a clear barrel. This is the basic form of the ballpoint pen which we know and use today. The British actually still call them Biros, and, as a tribute to their primary inventors many Bic models also say "Biro" on the side of the pen.

That's some of those weird but true facts that not too many people know. And who would have thought creating the ball pen created that much fuss, huh? Well, as they say, the downside to doing things right the first time around is that no one really appreciates just how difficult it actually was.

If you yelled for eight years, seven months, and six days, you will have generated sufficient sound energy to heat up a single cup of coffee.offee.

The note used for the average American car horn is F.

Many people would be surprised to learn that the electric chair was actually invented by a dentist.

The world record for the most money ever paid for a cow at an auction is 1.3 million dollars.

Funny facts and nudism: Photo of the Naked Bike Ride, York Minster.

The industry for "naked travel and recreation" has actually grown 233% in the last 10 years.

Antarctica actually has its own international dialling code, and you can give it a ring by pressing 672 when calling internationally.

It was actually considered the mark of a leader in ancient Rome when one was born with a crooked nose.

Dr Seuss is actually the man responsible for coining the word "nerd". It was first used in his book, “If I Ran the Zoo”.

Most suicides actually happen on Mondays. Apparently everyone seems to hate Mondays.

The world famous entertainer/dinosaur, Barney the Dinosaur, actually comes from Dallas, Texas.

Let's now move on to some fascinating funny facts of life!

Facts of Life

Life is a funny thing, and there are many weird but true facts and just plain random funny stuff that you may find out about life.

The facts of life have a lot to do with the customs and habits that we have accepted as standard behavior, and you may find that the following funny facts of life will open your eyes to the reasons why you do some of the things that you do. (Or not). not).

You have a better chance of dying while going to get your lottery ticket than you do actually winning the lottery.

Of course, in these politically correct times we must stress that people who are deceased aren’t actually dead; they are simply 'electroencephalographically challenged'.

You, on the other hand, might just be mentally challenged:

If you have four friends that are mentally stable, then you are likely to be ill, as psychiatrists say that 1 in 5 people is mentally ill.

(So, by the same token, if you have eight mentally stable friends, things definitely aren't looking good for you at all!)

Most people don’t know that the term "best man" at a wedding used to mean the person that was most adept at kidnapping women. Ancient Scotsmen would actually kidnap their wives to be, and the one who was best at it had the title of best man bestowed upon him.

In 16th Century France, newly married couples had to stand outdoors stark naked while the groom planted a kiss on the bride’s left foot and toe as a part of the customs of the day. And here are some weird facts so useful that you have to look long and hard for their like:

According to a study, 24% of the homes that have lawns tend to have a lawn ornament of some sort in their front yard.ont yard.

Funny Facts on Household Items

You may walk through your house with no idea just how many interesting facts can be found in the items around you.

Many household items have a number of fascinating facts on them, and many interesting facts actually concern many of the innocuous items you can find around your house.

The facts below can show you just how much you didn’t know about the things around you, as well as the many things that you simply take for granted around your house. /p>

The inside of your wallet is actually an incubator for germs. Thanks to the warmth and moisture produced when you sit on your wallet, germs can flourish and grow out of control. of control.

TThe first flush toilet in existence is supposed to have dated back to 2000 BC.

Orange soap bar in woman's hands.

The fact that soap bars can float is actually originally a mistake caused by adding too much air to the bubbles. However, once the errant manufacturers received hundreds of letters stating how customers preferred floating soap, well, many soap bars have floated ever since that day.

Toothbrushes as we know them were invented in China and used hog bristles or horse hair on ivory handles.

There is a spoon museum in New Jersey, USA. It contains over 5,400 spoons from places around the world.

A disposable diaper can hold, on average, as much as seven pounds of liquid.

Research has shown that babies that suck a lot on pacifiers are more likely to developing earaches.

The costliest perfume in the world is Parfum VI, and is made exclusively by Arthur Burham. The costly perfume comes in a 24 carat gold bottle encrusted with diamonds, and costs over $71,000.

Antifreeze contains the same chemicals that are found in a number of deodorants and toothpastes.

The Romans were the first to use toothpicks as they ate, though they used porcupine quills.

Teflon is the most slippery substance in the world.

The wealthy were the only people to use underwear hundreds of years ago.

On average an office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.

(Surely that's NOT a toilet in a public restroom for men, they're talking about! The difference might stem from the fact that toilets actually get cleaned and disinfected every once in a while.)

Interesting Facts on Countries

No matter where in the world we live, there are many countries around the world that we consider kind of crazy or at least very weird, yet many of those same countries look at our customs and shake their heads due to what they consider are ridiculous actions as well

The countries around the world, including our own, are some of the best places to find funny facts and weird but true facts, and the many fascinating facts about other countries below may give you a kick when you find out some of the crazy things people around the world do.

There are actually towns in Saskatchewan, Canada, that are named Drinkwater, Eyebrow, and Elbow. and Elbow.

Riding a bicycle for a trip longer than 50 minutes in Tokyo will actually get you to your destination faster than making the same trip by car.

There is exactly 1 slot machine for every 8 residents in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

A handy warning to tourists visiting Iceland: 'In this frozen country, tipping is actually an insult'.

There is a chandelier made out of human bones in a church in Czechoslovakia.

From inside penis museum, Iceland.

There is only one penis museum in the world, and this museum dedicated to the science of the penis, or Phallology, is in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Great Wall of China was (and is) actually several walls in conjunction with each other. The Great Wall used to run for a total of about 8,850 km (5,500 miles) across the countryside of Northern China. It was meant to keep the (largely Mongolian) enemies of the state out, and amazingly, it worked fairly well, too.

The three names that are best known in China are: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.

The Buganda people in Uganda have a curious tradition in which the widows of a deceased king had the honor of drinking beer in which the dead king’s entrails had been cleansed.

Roughly 50% of the newspapers published in the entire world are actually published in Canada and the United States alone.

It is illegal to throw knives at men wearing striped suits in Natoma, Kansas, USA.

In Omaha, Nebraska, USA, it is illegal to sneeze or burp while in church.

The world’s only flying saucer launching pad is in Saint Paul, Alberta, Canada.

There was actually an undersea post office in the Bahamas between 1939 and 1942.

Funny Interesting Facts: funny photo from La Tomatina.

Every year, the last Wednesday in August, in the town of Buñol, Spain, there is an annual festival - La Tomatina - that is basically a large tomato throwing fight.

It starts with contestants trying to climb a greased pole with a ham on top.

When they get the ham down, the tomato throwing starts.

Many tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown.

Fascinating facts from History

Apart from all the useful lessons we can learn from history, one of the best things about history is all of the funny facts, weird facts and interesting facts you can find if you dig a little.

For example, did you know that ...

Columbus is responsible for bringing cacao to Europe when he returned from his fourth voyage to the New World in 1502.

The war between England and Zanzibar in 1896 lasted exactly 45 minutes, after which Zanzibar promptly surrendered.

In 18th Century Britain you were actually able to take out insurance against going to hell.

Karl Marx, accredited as the Father of Communism in the Soviet Union, actually never set foot within the borders of Russia.

There are many fascinating facts that you can find that tell you interesting things about history. Many of the interesting facts from history are actually fun facts, while some are weird but true facts.

"Flipping the bird" (which has little to do with rotating avian creatures, but rather is an act meant to cause offense by extending the central digit of the hand) actually comes from a Roman play written in 423 BC by Aristophanes. Aristophanes.

The Valentine’s Day tradition of sending cards was established in 1840 when the Penny Post made sending messages much cheaper.

The Mayflower was actually deconstructed and recycled into a barn once it was no longer in use.

Over the last three and a half millennia, only 230 years have passed in which there has been no war.

Fun facts: Old painting of Mayan moon goddess with flat forehead.

The Mayans tried to make their children fit into their conception of beauty by flattening their heads with a board since birth, as well as walking around perpetually cross eyed.

(No wonder there aren't any Mayans left! But kind of a wonder that so many people take their calendar - which apparently ends in 2012 so seriously).

The phrase "Good night, sleep tight" comes from the time of William Shakespeare. Mattresses were secured onto bed frames by ropes, and the mattress became tighter when the ropes were pulled, hence the expression.

The Babylonians are responsible for the term "honeymoon". The name comes from the tradition in which a bridegroom’s parents were bound by custom to keep the bride and groom supplied with a honey wine for the entire month after their wedding.

Funny Animal Facts

Animals are funny creatures, or they can be, and the many funny facts about animals serve to illustrate this point.

There are a number of interesting facts about the many strange animals around the world, and you can find fascinating facts about even some of the most commonplace animals.

Cats sleep approx. 16 to 17 hours every day, making the term cat nap a complete misnomer.

Armadillos, on the other hand, sleep for an average of 18.5 hours a day. Also, as opposed to cats, Armadillos can walk underwater.

Funny facts: Photo of kea bird with Coca Cola can in its beak.

The Kea bird is a 46-48 cm long bird that lives in New Zealand and loves to eat the rubber sealant around the window of cars.

The quack of a duck doesn’t echo, and no one has been able to figure out the reason for this.

Bananas are not only the favorite fruit of many monkeys and humans, they're also the favorite fruit of reindeer.

(Probably that's why Santa's reindeer learned to fly! They wanted to go south to get to the bananas!)

Elephants are the only land based animals incapable of jumping.

What does a giraffe say? Nothing. The giraffe has a huge heart, making it the animal of choice for Marshall Rosenberg's love based Non Violent Communication, a.k.a. giraffe language, but the giraffe has no vocal cords - making Marshall Rosenberg's choice that much more interesting.

The speed at which termites eat wood doubles when they listen to heavy metal music.

The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain. (Much like that of octopi).

Butterflies use their feet to taste

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