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50 Interesting weird but true facts to impress your friends

Do you like fun weird facts? we also do, here is a quick list of 50 interesting weird but true facts that you didn’t know about and will make you want to go out and impress your friends.

 

1 – After his sucess in the harry potter movies Rupert Grint bought a 1974 Mr. Wippy Bedford van to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an ice cream man

 

2 – CVS Pharmacies sales took a $2 billion dip after they stopped selling tobacco

 

3 – Silly String is used by the military to reveal tripwires, It’s light enough it doesn’t set them off


 

4 – Happy cows make more milk, Calling the cow by an individual name can up production by 3.5%

 

5 – Judy Garland’s diet while filming the wizard of oz consisted of chicken soup, coffee and 80 cigarettes a day. She was 16!

 

6 – Toilet paper was first advertised as “splinter-free” in 1935

 

7 – Molecular biologist James Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize due to financial hardship. It sold for $4.1 million and was promptly returned

 

8 – Elvis manager sold “I Hate Elvis” badges to make money from his haters

 

9 – If you sleep on your right side you will fall asleep faster than sleeping on your left side

 

10 – The acid in your stomach is so powerful that it could dissolve a razor blade

 

11 – People who swear a lot tend to be more honest, loyal and upfront with their friends

 

12 – Talking to yourself can improve your mood, enchance your intelligence and boost self esteem

 

13 – Depression is the result of over thinking. The mind creates problems that didn’t even exist

 

14 – Warm colors such as yellow, orange and red make you hungry – Which is why many fast food restaurants are yellow, orange and red

 

15 – Lemon juice with a pinch of salt every morning lowers cholesterol levels and brings down your weight

 

16 – Playing video games can reduce your nightmares, because gamers “resolve threats” during game play instead of in their dreams

 

17 – A person usually makes a lot of hand gestures when telling a true story, When telling a lie a person’s hands will stay noticeably still

 

18 – When the T-Rex breaks into the car in Jurassic Park, the children’s screams are real, it wasn’t supposed to break the glass

 

19 – Listening to music for at least 5-10 minutes a day strengthens the mind, making it easier to deal with emotional stress

 

20 – Before Pixar settled on Toy Story, other names suggested were Made in Taiwan, Moving Buddies, and Toyz in the Hood

 

21 – A Paris shooting survivor sued a TV station for revealing his hiding spot during the shooting

 

22 – Harrison Ford made $10,000 for the original Star Wars in 1977. He made $20 million for the most recent the force Awakens

 

23 – During WW2 Canada gave out badges to those who tried to enlist, but couldn’t serve for medical reasons to show their willingness to fight

 

24 – The average Bugatti customer owns 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht

 

25 – September 16 is the most common birthday in the United States

 

26 – Blockbuster had the chance to buy Netflix in 2000. Instead, they chose to go into business with Enron

 

27 – Only modern countries were never colonized by Europe : Japan, Korea, Thailand and Liberia

 

28 – Google’s internet services run 2 billion lines of code. 5000 times as many as the space shuttle

 

29 – Watching horror movies actually burns more calories than any other genre

 

30 – The creator of Johnny Bravo, the creator of Powerpuff Girls, and the creator of Dexter’s Laboratory were all roommates in college

 

31 – Hugging or holding hands with someone special can instantly reduce stress

 

32 – The “Pinky Promise” originally meant that the person who breaks the promise must cut off their pinky finger

 

33 – Eating chocolate makes you happy because it contains phenylethylamine – the same hormone the brain triggers when you fall in love

 

34 – Inhale through your mouth, swallow saliva twice and slowly exhale through your nose for a 100% effective hiccup cure

 

35 – Smiling, even in a bad mood, can immediately improve your mood because these muscles are enough to trigger happy chemicals in the brain

 

36 – Queen Victoria survived seven assassination attempts

 

37 – Search engines can only access 0.03% of the internet, the rest in the “deep web”

 

38 – You spend 10% of your waking life blinking

 

39 – At his peak, Pablo Escobar earned $420 million a week

 

40 – Every US President with a beard has been a Republican

 

41 – Streaming services like Netflix prevent kids from having to watch more than 150 hours of ads a year

 

42 – Australians are the world’s biggest meat eaters. They consume almost 200lbs each annually

 

43 – Liars blink less frequently than normal during the lie and speed up afterwards

 

44 – An elephant’s trunk has more than 40,000 muscles

 

45 – 56% of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union

 

46 – Touching someone’s shoulder or arm while asking them out increases their chances of saying “yes”

 

47 – Simply rubbing the inside of a banana peel against your skin will brighten up and tone your skin, help reduce acne, and enhance your glow

 

48 – Our brains have a negativity bias and will remember negative memories more than good ones. This is to help us better protect ourselves

 

49 – Drinking green tea before bed allows your body to burn calories while sleeping. Green tea also increases your metabolism

 

50 – When someone smells good, it automatically makes them more attractive

 

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