30 Irresistibly Strange Facts To Feed Your Appetite For Weirdness.
There are surreal places, people, and animals across the world and time itself. These interesting facts will both amaze and blow your mind at the same time. So if you're bored, sit tight, and kill 15 minutes with these fun facts.
#1. Hurricanes seldom produce any good results, but Matthew did one good thing at least.
When Hurricane Matthew used its destructive force to wreak havoc on land masses, it also had an unexpected side effect. It unearted dozens of Civil War cannonballs on Folly Island in South Carolina.
#2. Can a dog be a mayor? Apparently they can if they're from Minnesota.
There also doesn't seem to be an age requirement given that a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees was elected mayor of the Minnesota town of Cormorant, not once, not twice, but three times. They must have some really bad human candidates in Minnesota.
#3. There weren't enough mourners to carry Lee Harvey Oswald's casket.
The man who shot and killed John F. Kennedy was so loathed that the only people who showed up were reporters. Coincidentally, they had to be pallbearers for his casket too given that no one else was around to do it.
#4. Turtles may be slow but they can sure yap, even before they've hatched.
According to researchers at the University of Western Sydney, turtles are able to synchronize their maturation process and hatch at the same time simply by talking to each other. It's apparently a natural form of protection so that they all hatch at the same time before a predator gets them.
#5. If you thought you couldn't swim through syrup as fast as you can swim through water, guess again.
Edward Cussler of the University of Minnesota filled a 25 meter pool with 300 kilos of guar gum, shampoo, and ice cream. Although it looked like snot, the 16 volunteers who swam across the icky pool only suffered a 4 percent reduction in their speed. Hardly enough to complain about.
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