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Families With 134 Members and Other Interesting Oddities!

Families With 134 Members and Other Interesting Oddities!

Here we have 32 strange and other interesting oddities for you!

The Berlin Wall

  1. Citizens only tore down the Berlin Wall after an East German spokesman spoke at a press conference and wrongly mentioned immediate border crossing privileges for every citizen.
  2. The name “Australia” comes from the Latin “Terra Australis” or “Southern land”.
  3. Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach every day for over 27 years.
  4. A newly-discovered species of rust-eating bacteria will have consumed the wreck of the Titanic within 20 years.
  5. In Ancient Egypt, killing a cat, even accidentally, incurred the death penalty.
The Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall

Square Watermelons?!

  1. Google Street View used a camel called “Raffia” to capture “street view” images of the desert around Abu Dhabi’s Liwa Oasis.
  2. Japanese farmers grow square watermelons for easier stacking and storage.
  3. There is a “Fruit Salad” Tree that sprouts three to seven different fruits in the same tree.
  4. Carat weight can be 10, 12, 14, 18, 22 or 24. The higher the number, the greater the purity.
  5. Excavations throughout Italy revealed a Neanderthal presence dating back to some 200,000 years ago. Modern humans arrived about 40,000 years ago.
Square Watermelons - Families With 134 Members and Other Interesting Oddities!

The Simpsons… More Like The Groening’s

  1. During his time as a congressman and later as US President, John F Kennedy donated all of his salary to charity.
  2. Leonardo Da Vinci first conceived of contact lenses in 1508.
  3. All characters on The Simpsons are based on, and named after, the creator Matt Groening’s family.
  4. There are about three million first dates every day worldwide.
  5. McDonald’s restaurants feed 68 million people every day, more than the population of the UK.
The Simpsons
The Simpsons

The Sacred Family Church

  1. Sign language is one of three official languages of New Zealand.
  2. Astronauts on the International Space Station witness around 15 sunrises and 15 sunsets every day.
  3. In the UK, accents change noticeably about every 25 miles.
  4. The Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona has been under construction since 1882, but the main structure won’t be complete until 2026.
  5. The world’s biggest family lives in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children!
The Sagrada Familia Church
The Sagrada Familia Church

Let’s Be Honest… We Could All Do With More Than 25 Years of Sleep

  1. A dentist invented candy floss.
  2. In 2011, Pakistani guards placed a monkey under arrest for crossing the border from India.
  3. A volcano in Indonesia spews blue flame.
  4. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other.
  5. Humans spend a third of their life sleeping. That’s about 25 years.
Families With 134 Members and Other Interesting Oddities!

Spend, Spend, Spend on Friends

  1. If every light in the world used energy efficient bulbs, it would save nearly £90,704 million annually.
  2. The colder the water, the heavier it gets.
  3. The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
  4. Spending money on others yields more happiness than spending it on yourself, a study concluded.
  5. You’re born with just one pint of blood, but by the time you’re an adult you have 8 to 10.
  6. Cows moo with regional accents.
  7. Dorset, Minnesota elects a new mayor every two years by drawing names out of a hat. In 2015, they elected a three-year-old boy.
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