Believe It or Not Strange Unbelievable
- The US Secret Service,tasked with protecting the president as created by Abraham Lincoln on the day he was assassinated !
- The word Scientist was coined in 1833 ! Before this ,scientists used to call themselves as nature's philosophers!
- Until 1911, clocks at French railway stations were set 5 minutes fast so travelers would not miss their trains !
- You will be amused to know that in April 1910, in France ,kissing was banned on railway platforms because it caused delays.
- Do you know the upper limit of the speed at which Heinz tomato ketchup can drip out of its bottle to 0.028mph (about 1 km/day). If it comes out any faster, it is rejected.
- The sandwich is named after John Montagu ,who was the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who started a craze for eating of slice beef between 2 slices of toast.
- Dolphins can develop diabetes !
- The human brain runs on the same amount of power as a low-powered light bulb !
- Rats laugh when tickled !
- In 1925,a monkey was tried & convicted for smoking a cigarette in the US !
- The National Anthem of Spain has no words !
- High heels were originally made for men !
- DOG TV is a new television channel created exclusively for digs to watch !
- In Thailand,it is illegal to go in public without wearing an underwear !
- There are more than 1200 species of venomous fish -more than venomous snakes and all other venomous vertebrates combined.
- Tian Hao -a hair stylist from Xian Shaanxi,China,cuts his customers hair with his eyes closed!
- New born babies can see only in Black & White!
- Footgolf is a new sport where players kick a soccer ball into holes on a golf course !
- Betty Lou,85 years old of Mich ,USA and 76 years old Delores Viola ,reunited in 2012, discovering that they were sisters saparated by adoption 76 years earlier!
- The BUSCH GARDENS,a theme park in Tampa,Fla,USA,allows its visitors to play a tug-of-war match with a tiger!
- THE SAME CAFE,in Denver ,Cola,USA ,has no fixed prices.All of its patrons are allowed to decide to pay whatever they feel appropriate & affordable for them for their cup of coffee!
- Rope Climbing was an Olympic Sport until 1932 !
- The total known population of Mountain Gorillas in the world is less than a thousand!
- The cities of Windsor ,Ontario ,Canada and Datroit,USA celebrate each other's National Holidays
- James Simpson of Anna Maria Island,Fla,USA had his wallet returned to him in April 2011,48 years after he had lost it !
- Have you heard about the Titanic,the ship? Do you know it took USD 7 million to make the ship but to make the movie about it ,approximately USD 200 million was spent !
- On Feb 5,1958 , a nuclear bomb was dropped into the sea off the coast of Georgia,USAafter a mid year collision of air planes ,and its location is still known after so many years later!
- Dolphins can develop diabetes !
- Scientists disagree on the reasons of 'why we slip on the ice' !
World Weird Days
- World Turtle Day :it is celebrated on May 23 .In 1990 the American Tortoise Rescue decided to red letter May 23 as a day to educate people on dangers faced by these reptiles.Many people dress up like turtles on this day and march in busy places like gardens and shopping malls.
- World Sleep Day :it is celebrated on every third Friday of March .A recent study conducted in 2011,found that 93% of people surveyed felt sleep-deprived ,so wouldn't we want more such days..
- International Left handers Day :It is celebrated on August 13th of every year.Considering that there are over 700 million southpaws in the world,we should have a special day for them.
- Geek Pride Day :it is celebrated on May 25th .
Collected from various published articles across the world.