God has endowed the Earth with the most ludicrous gift one can imagine. As renovation and technology take over the world, we are bound to find more and more interesting things about this world over the internet. Here are some of the weirdest unknown facts that persist among us but we failed to take notice of.
1. 40% of all homeless people in America still go to work every day. Yes, you read it right!
2. Did you know? Australia went to war with Emus. The Emus won. There were no human casualties. However, the “army” just retreated eventually.
3. Who is the oldest? Sharks or trees? Sharks surfaced on the earth 400 million years ago while trees originated around 300 billion years ago.
4. Birds do not urinate. Yes, birds do not have a urethra and do not produce urine. They only excrete nitrogenous waste in the form of uric acid to remove the toxic substances in their bodies.
5. Dolphins use various whistling techniques to identify and communicate with each other. Dolphins are likely to use tissue vibrations in their nasal passages to produce these whistles.
6. Male turtles frequently rub against a wall, rock or step and often thrust their private part out of their sheath.
7. Golden blood is a rare human blood type lacking rh antigens and is referred to as rh null.
8. Lighters were invented in the 16th century out of a converted pistol to light fires, cigarettes, and pipes. However, two centuries later, scientists were amazed to find out that white phosphorus matches can be used to light fire when rubbed against a solid. Owing to various health hazards, the Government issued the use of non-toxic chemicals on matchsticks.
9. There are books in the Harvard University library which are bound in human flesh
10. Did you know? When a male child was born in Sparta, he would be bathed in wine in a bid to test his strength. The Spartans also believed that weak babies would react poorly to the wine and cry.