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A Selection of Interesting Facts about Anything and Everything (56 pics)

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McBarge is the name of an abandoned floating McDonalds restaurant anchored just outside Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dolphins enjoy masturbation and have a long penis that can be manipulated like an arm. A dolphin was once filmed masturbating using a decapitated fish.

Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor.

In Tudor England, white teeth were considered a trait of the poor, since the teeth of the well-to-do frequently went black from sugar. This started a short-lived fashion trend of ladies blackening their teeth to give the impression they were rich enough to buy luxury goods.

Redheads need 19 percent more anesthesia than their dark-headed counterparts. Because the MC1R gene belongs to the same family of genes that play a role in pain, the mutation causes redheads to be more sensitive to it.

Wealthy landowners hired garden hermits in the 18th century. Such hermits would be encouraged to dress like druids and remain permanently on-site, where they could be fed, cared-for and consulted for advice or viewed for entertainment.

Legendary strongman Milo of Croton trained by carrying a calf from its birth until it became a full-sized bull. Then, while trying to rip a tree apart, he got stuck and eaten by wolves.

President Coolidge was a prankster who liked to buzz for his bodyguards and then hide under his desk to make them believe he'd been kidnapped.

15 minutes of shivering burns more calories than a typical 1 hour workout.

The Gombe Chimpanzee War was a conflict between two communities of chimpanzees in Tanzania that lasted 4 years and included violent skirmishes, numerous deaths and kidnappings.

 

Before alarm clocks there were 'knocker-ups' in Britain and Ireland who went knocking door to door with a large stick.

During the Battle of Yongqiu (756 C.E.) commander Zhang Xun needed arrows, so he ordered his troops to lower 1,000 scarecrows over the fortress wall, and later retrieved the arrow laden decoys to replenish their supply.

Female ferrets will die if they go into heat and can't find a mate (their death is due to high level secretions of estrogen that can cause a severe anemia).

The' Night Witches', a Russian all female bomber squadron in WW2. The 80-woman group flew 23,000 sorties and received 23 'Hero of the Soviet Union' honors. They earned the name from their technique of shutting the engine off and gliding over their targets to drop bombs silently.

Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the tank he drove during military service.

Actress Julie Newmar, best known as Catwoman on TV's Batman, received two US patents: one for pantyhose, described as having "cheeky derriere relief" and promoted under the name "Nudemar" and one for a brassiere, described as "nearly invisible".

Iran is home to many kockoff American chains, including "Starbox" and "Pizza Hat."

 

Edgar Allen Poe wrote a story about 4 crewman who are lost at sea and turned to eating the cabin boy named Richard Parker, 46 years later, an English Yacht sank and the remaining 4 survivors in a life boat turned to eating the Cabin Boy after he fell ill, also named Richard Parker.

There is an optical illusion called the McCullough Effect that is so powerful, ten minutes of exposure can cause you to see colors that are not there for up to a month.

Jimmy Doyle, a boxer who died shortly after a fight with Sugar Ray Robinson, took the fight to buy his mum a house. Robinson, kindly gave all the money from his next 4 fights to Doyle’s Mum, to buy that house. She spent the money on drugs and legal terms to try and sue Robinson for more money.

Mark Spitz, nine time olympic champion, jokingly told the Russian swim team coach in 1972 that his moustache increased his speed in the water, deflecting water away from his mouth. The next year, every Russian swimmer was sporting one.






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