Many weird facts sound so strange that everyone thinks they are fake. However, sometimes, our limited knowledge makes us doubt things that are completely real. Take, for instance, the incredible fact that children are born without kneecaps, and they don't develop them until they turn three years old. Sounds made up, right? Or the interesting choice of Scots' national animal, which is a unicorn? Or the cool fact that moose are great swimmers? Hard to believe, but all of these interesting things are completely true!

If you enjoy strange and sometimes even fake-sounding things to know scroll below to read the list, we here at Bored Panda prepared for you! If anything, memorizing these interesting facts is undoubtedly a fun conversation starter or just a piece of information to show off your incredible knowledge. So scroll down below, and don't forget to tell us which random fact you found the most unbelievable!

#1

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Scotland's national animal is a unicorn.

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PandaLover
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2 years ago

The Scottish know what they're doing! :)

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#2

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The Greenland shark has an average lifespan of 272 years, some of them can even live as long as 500 years.

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Ryo Bakura
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2 years ago

Great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandpa shark, do-do-do-do-do-do.

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#3

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Moose are excellent swimmers. They are born knowing how to swim and can swim 6 miles per hour and has the ability to keep the pace for two hours.

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Sivi
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2 years ago

Denmark sometimes gets moose from Sweden this way.

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#4

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Mantis shrimps can punch with the force of a bullet. They have one of the fastest and the most powerful punches in nature.

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PandaLover
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2 years ago

Note to self: DO NOT make a mantis shrimp angry

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#5

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Honey never spoils. It has an excellent chemical composition which prevents organisms from living in it. So no matter how old is the honey it's probably perfectly edible.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago (edited)

I can still picture a bunch of archaeologists and scientists daring one another to eat some ancient honey they've discovered during one of their finds.

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#6

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The idea of Guinness Book of Records came to Sir Hugh Beaver in the 1950's when he had an argument in a pub about the fastest game bird in Europe. Since he couldn't find an answer in any of the books, he decided to compile a book of facts and figures to help settle pub arguments just like the one he had.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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2 years ago

And here he is seen with the man currently holding the record of looking the most like Hugh Beaver.

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#7

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There are a lot more trees on earth than there are stars in the galaxy. NASA estimates that there could be from 100 billion to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The earth has more than 3 trillion trees.

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Pan Da
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2 years ago

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#8

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Every planet of the whole solar system can fit between the earth and the moon.

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Alexandra
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2 years ago

dangggg jupiter and saturn are pretty thicc too

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#9

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The biggest tire manufacturer in the world is Lego. The company makes more than 50% more tires than other tire manufacturers such as Bridgestone or Goodyear.

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Ryo Bakura
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2 years ago

This is wheely unbelievable.

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#10

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A group of ferrets is called a business.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Adorable. Other odd animal group names: A murder of crows, a parliament of owls and a fluffle of bunnies.

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#11

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Cheetahs can't roar, instead, they make a sound very similar to the house cat.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

Yes, Cheetahs can meow--and they sound like they are reading off of cue cards.

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#12

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Teeth can reattach to their roots after being knocked out if they are put back into their place.

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BrokenFlame
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2 years ago

the dentist did that for me once, it hurt like a mother trucker

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#13

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Cashews are collected from the bottom of cashew apple which grows on the cashew tree.

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PandaLover
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2 years ago

Is it just me or does that look really weird?

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#14

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Ikea’s catalog is as popular as the Bible and the Koran. More than 203 million copies of the catalog are distributed around the globe.

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

I used to love looking at those things as a kid.

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#15

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Nintendo was founded more than 100 years ago, in 1889. The Japanese gaming company began operating as a card game business and slowly turned into a brand we know today.

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Ryo Bakura
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2 years ago

Hanafuda?

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#16

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The lighter was invented before the match was.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
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2 years ago

This fact is no match for me.

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#17

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Humans are born without kneecap bones, we only develop them around the age of 3.

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Alexandra
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2 years ago (edited)

i mean this one kinda makes sense. it doesnt sound that fake

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#18

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It may not seem like it, but penguins do have knees. The reason why they aren't visible is that penguin's legs are covered by dense feathers.

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William Shaver
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2 years ago

MInd blown

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#19

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McDonald's is the largest toy distributor in the world. About 20% of McDonald's sales involve Happy Meals, which include a toy.

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

and 93% of these finishe in the garbage once in the house

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#20

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Clouds may look very lightweight but the science says otherwise. The average cumulus cloud you can see during the sunny day, weight around 500,000 kg (1.1 million pounds).

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Pumbaa
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2 years ago

Well... its water..

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#21

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In the Italian language, a single strand of spaghetti is called spaghetto.

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Emanuele Muggianu
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2 years ago

yup.

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#22

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Throughout the history of the world, there have been more than 108 billion people alive. Since there are more than 7 billion people alive today, it means that around 7% of those who have ever lived exist today.

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Terry T.
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2 years ago

It makes me wonder just how big the population would be today, if things like the black plague and the Holocaust had never happened.....

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#23

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A glass ball can bounce higher than a rubber ball of the same size.

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

Something to do with it being a harder material, thus retaining more of its kinetic energy when impacting the ground, while the rubber ball will cushion itself, losing just a little more energy, and not bouncing higher. This is probably bullshit, but I don't care.

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#24

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While the name may suggest otherwise, peanuts are not nuts. In fact they are legumes and belong to the same plant family as lentils and beans, etc.

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

That's bonkers.

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#25

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France legally executed the last person by guillotine in 1977, the same year Star Wars: A New Hope came out.

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Han
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2 years ago

Greedo shot first! Actor who played him filmed the whole scene wearing bright yellow heels so he matched up to Harrison Ford. There's a cool photo floating the net if need a giggle.

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#26

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Rhino's horn is made of keratin, the same protein substance that makes up the human nail.

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Pumbaa
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2 years ago

You hear that traditional chinese people? Just chew your own goddamn nails to get your dick up..

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#27

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Baby carrots are just chopped up normal carrots.

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Rose
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2 years ago

They couldn't sell the disfigured/ugly normal carrots that would just be thrown away so to increase sales and decrease food waste, they just shave them down!

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#28

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Two 12-inch pizzas are smaller in size than one 18-inch pizza.

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Terry T.
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2 years ago

πR²

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#29

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There are more ways to sort a deck of cards then the amount of atoms estimated to be on earth. The standard 52-card deck has 8x10^67 possible arrangements of the cards.

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

My head hurts now...

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#30

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In 2018 Taco Bell was voted as the best Mexican restaurant in America.

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Andres Tejeda
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2 years ago

As a Mexican this just makes me so disappointed. Taco bell is a very cheap imitation of Mexican food.

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