10 extremely fascinating facts we bet you didn’t have a slightest clue about
Our world is a beautiful place to live upon. There are innumerable interesting facts, which may be hilarious as well as fascinating too. Below are 10 exceptionally interesting facts that will surely quench one’s curiosity to know the world around us.
Everyone has a unique fingerprint. But many of us may not be aware that we do have a unique tongue print too. So, don’t stick out your tongue if you want to hide your identity.
2. Female kangaroos have 3 vaginas
Female kangaroos have three vaginas! Don’t be surprised; here is why they have three vaginas. The mammals have one vaginal opening, which leads to one tube. In the kangaroo, this vaginal tube divides into three tubes; and that’s how female kangaroos got three vaginas.
3. Giethoorn village has no roads
Giethoorn is a village, located in the Dutch province of Overijssel. The specialty of this village is that it has no roads. The entire village of Giethoorn is connected through canals and footbridges. Well, Giethoorn is a perfect place for the people fond of water.
4. Casu marzu contains live maggots (insect larvae)
Wanna taste some live maggots? Try Casu marzu. Casu marzu is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live maggots or live insect larvae. Not only this, the maggots can jump up to five inches out of cheese while you’re eating it. So be careful while trying casu marzu. The best idea is to shield it with your hand to stop them jumping.
5. The first person to urinate on the lunar surface
We all know that Neil Armstrong is the first man to step onto the lunar surface. But do you know who is the first person to urinate on the moon? It was Buzz Aldrin. Colleague of Armstrong and the second man to step on Moon, Buzz Aldrin is also the first man in the history to have a giant leak on the lunar surface. In his biography – ‘No Dream Is Too High’, Aldrine wrote, ‘Neil (Armstrong) took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind; I took one small step for man and one giant leak for mankind.’
6. The ‘Dancing Plague’ of 1518
How long one can dance normally? Everyone would say, maybe for hours. The Dancing Plague or the Dance Epidemic of 1518 lasted for months. This dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace, in which hundreds of people danced without any rest for about a month for no apparent reason. Several of them danced themselves to death
7. Blue People of Kentucky
Human skin colour varies from the darkest brown to the lightest hues. Surprisingly, a family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky for many generations. The Blue Fugates or the Blue People of Kentucky, are notable for having been carriers of a genetic trait that led to the disease methemoglobinemia, which gives sufferers blue-tinged skin. Benjamin Stacy, who was born in 1975 is the last known descendant of the Fugates to have been born. But he lost his blue skin tone as he grew older.
8. Eiffel Tower leans
The height of the Eiffel Tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft). The top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands. The tower can lean as much as 18 centimeters.
9. A musical performance will end in 2640
As Slow As Possible is a musical piece by John Cage is the longest-lasting musical performances in history. This longest musical performance is currently taking place in the church of St. Burchardi in Halberstadt, Germany. ASLSP or As Slow As Possible was started on Sept. 5, 2001, and is scheduled to have a duration of 639 years, ending in 2640. The last time the note changed was October 2013; the next change isn’t due until 2020.
10. Northern leopard frog uses eyes to swallow prey
The northern leopard frog swallows its prey using its eyes. It uses them to help push food down its throat by retracting them into its head.