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

Scotland's National Animal

Scotland's National Animal

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

Greenland Shark

Greenland Shark

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

Moose Facts

Moose Facts

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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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

There's a moose loose aboot this lake. Doesn't have the same ring to it.

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#4

The Mighty Mantis Shrimp

The Mighty Mantis Shrimp

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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Grace Robertson
Community Member
2 years ago

That shrimp looks like a Christmas ornament. A deadly one but so festive

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#5

Honey Facts

Honey Facts

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
Community Member
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

A Pub Argument

A Pub Argument

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
Community Member
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

All The Trees On Earth

All The Trees On Earth

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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N
Community Member
2 years ago

Not for long tho

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't worry. When humans have finished with our own mass extinction, nature will thrive so wonderfully.

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Penny Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

there was a period of time shortly after the first trees appeared on earth, when virtually every piece of land that could support a tree had one on it! Most of the world consisted of a forest so thick you couldn't walk through it or find ground to step on. And this is why there is so much coal under the ground - that's what becomes of trees that fall down and have hundreds of new trees fall on them over many millenia.

Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't the coal thing because there was a period during which there was no organism capable of decomposing dead trees so the trees just stayed there forever pilling over each other until some new bacteria who could deal with it showed up? I could be wrong, but I think I remember something like that

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Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 years ago

And going down in numbers daily. :(

Desiré Yen
Community Member
2 years ago

I suppose this doesn't take in deforestation into account 🤔

Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Not if deforestation continues

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

Key word galaxy. There are an unknown amount of galaxies in the universe so that's why it's possible

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Would be nice to have all 3 trillion forever !!!

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, won't be long before they are pretty much all gone, thanks to our complete f**king of the forests.

Corbin Terry
Community Member
2 years ago

1 upvote = 10 trees

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Pan Da
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2 years ago

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yikes
Community Member
2 years ago

lmao earth has less trees than the amount of money that america has in national debt

Ahmed Khan
Community Member
2 years ago

global warming coming this way!

Eleanor Jansen
Community Member
2 years ago

Earth is such an amazing planet.. 🌏💖✨

Jo Choto
Community Member
2 years ago

Only stars. Not all the other planets and planetoids and other spiralling spheres.

Doglover45
Community Member
1 year ago

did you know there are more stars in the galaxy then grains of sand on earth? Which make there way more trees

Khushi Tripathi
Community Member
1 year ago

but whats the current numbers because humans r getting selfish day by day

Ahmed Khan
Community Member
2 years ago

global warming coming thisway

#dripcheck
Community Member
2 years ago

Its probably from all the paper companies planting trees...

Victoria Rey Piuma
Community Member
2 years ago

Very cool

Krissy Vaughan
Community Member
2 years ago

If only it would stay that way or even better… increase…😢😢😢😢

Nick Sady
Community Member
2 years ago

I counted them. It's right.

Richard Carr
Community Member
2 years ago

GOOD.

Gaurav Joshi
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Beccause there are no humans in the space! duh!

panda_legerdemain
Community Member
2 years ago

Not anymore though..

Eevee Loves π™
Community Member
2 years ago

We Are The Planters We Are The Planters

Kimberly Speer
Community Member
2 years ago

And new trees are getting planted everyday.... and new stars everyday.... it's an amazing place

Lizzie Sarre
Community Member
2 years ago

Thanks to humans probably not anymore

Achmad Irzan
Community Member
2 years ago

Did grass counted ??

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
2 years ago

Is grass a tree?

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Amery
Community Member
2 years ago

NASA is being 'competitive?'

GABRIEL HICKNER
Community Member
2 years ago

Sadly, it's decreasing everyday

Valerie Fawn
Community Member
2 years ago

Yay for arbor day, should be more of them during the year!

Boris Štromar
Community Member
2 years ago

Tree trillion trees?

Mr. Dreamer
Community Member
2 years ago

Three Treelion Trees 🌲

BeesAreCool
Community Member
2 years ago

Dats a lot of trees

noitall man
Community Member
2 years ago

okay then, let's chop em down

ravina nimje
Community Member
2 years ago

correction * earth had 3 trillion trees

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#8

Solar System

Solar System

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

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Vicky Zar
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2 years ago

Only because Pluto was "banned".

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#9

LEGO Facts

LEGO Facts

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
Community Member
2 years ago

This is wheely unbelievable.

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#10

A Group Of Ferrets

A Group Of Ferrets

A group of ferrets is called a business.

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 years ago

Ferrets are great little pets and really do live up to their latin namesake: robber. They will steal almost anything they can get their little paws on.

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#11

Cheetah Facts

Cheetah Facts

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

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#12

Teeth Facts

Teeth Facts

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

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BrokenFlame
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#13

The Cashew Tree

The Cashew Tree

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

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SarahofBorg
Community Member
2 years ago

And the fruit and nut are also is covered in a poison similar to poison ivy.

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#14

IKEA Catalog

IKEA Catalog

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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Troux
Community Member
2 years ago

I wouldn't call that popularity, I would call that spam mail.

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#15

Origins Of Nintendo

Origins Of Nintendo

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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Mare Freed
Community Member
2 years ago

I did know this one!

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#16

Source Of Fire

Source Of Fire

The lighter was invented before the match was.

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Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
2 years ago

Of course - after all, the lighter is just an automated version of bit of flint striking steel, which as THE preferred method for lighting fires for thousands of years. The first automated lighter was derived from the wheel-lock musket when the latter appeared around 1500 and was simply a toothed wheel driven by clockwork rotates against bit of flint to create sparks. You could also add a bit of gunpowder as an accelerator. Unfortunately, they were very expensive, so only nobles got to have them until 1823, when Döbereiner "Feuerzeug" tabletop lighter was invented, a hilariously complicated and unsafe mechanism containing zinc and sulphuric acid to make hydrogen which then reacts with a platinum metal sponge to create a flame... Frankly, I'm not sure that one was an improvement...

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#17

Human Bones

Human Bones

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

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess we don't really knee-d them. I'm here all week. Tip your wait staff.

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#18

Penguin Facts

Penguin Facts

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
Community Member
2 years ago

MInd blown

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#19

Largest Toy Distributor

Largest Toy Distributor

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#20

The Weight Of Clouds

The Weight Of Clouds

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
Community Member
2 years ago

Well... its water..

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#21

Spaghetti Facts

Spaghetti Facts

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

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

And from what I've been told, a single Panini is a panino.

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#22

Human Population

Human Population

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.
Community Member
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

Bouncy Balls

Bouncy Balls

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

Peanut Facts

Peanut Facts

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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CCL_2018
Community Member
2 years ago

They also fix nitrogen into their root systems, that is a unique feature of legumes

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#25

The Last Guillotine

The Last Guillotine

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

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jade
Community Member
2 years ago

bringing this up in history. teacher loves star wars

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#26

Rhino Horn

Rhino Horn

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

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Pumbaa
Community Member
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

Baby Carrots

Baby Carrots

Baby carrots are just chopped up normal carrots.

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PandaLover
Community Member
2 years ago

... and soaked in water

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#28

Pizza Sizes

Pizza Sizes

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

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Terry T.
Community Member
2 years ago

πR²

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#29

Card Arrangements

Card Arrangements

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
Community Member
2 years ago

My head hurts now...

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#30

Best Restaurant

Best Restaurant

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

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
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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