30 Weird Facts That Are So STRANGE You’ll Think We Made Them Up.
The thing about unusual trivia is that you don't actually need to know it -- it's not essential for any tests, you won't need it to get a job, and your life certainly never depends on it. However, weird trivia is important to learn for one reason only: It's super entertaining.
Below are 30 fascinating and utterly bizarre facts from across the world and throughout the decades. Some of them are a little bit disturbing, while others will simply leave you scratching your head. No, you don't have to take the time to read these weird and wonderful tidbits of trivia -- but your brain is going to be much better off if you do.
#1. For many generations, a family of people with blue skin lived in Kentucky. They were thought to have gained their blue skin through a combination of inbreeding and a genetic condition called methemoglobinemia.
#2. Witzelsucht is a rare neurological condition that results in uncontrollable tendency to tell puns, inappropriate jokes, and/or pointless or irrelevant stories at inappropriate times.
#3. Shakira was rejected from the school choir because the teacher thought she sounded like a goat.
#4. The world's oldest divorcees are Antonio and Rosa C, divored after 77 years of marriage. Antonio is 99, and Rosa C. is 96.
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#5. On an old episode of The Price Is Right, a contestant was offered a "bonus prize:" An elephant. The real gift was supposed to be about $4,000, but the contestant insisted on the elephant. Eventually, he got it.
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