Person Asks “What's A ‘Fun Fact’ That Isn’t Fun At All?” And 31 Folks Deliver
Fun Fact: giraffes have black tongues.
Not so fun fact: there will be no fun facts featured in this article.
Why? Cause folks on Reddit have actually been sharing "fun facts" that are anything but "fun". But don't you worry, it's not the fun that makes a fact interesting, but the educational factors or just the straight up "I never thought about it that way" element.
So, strap yourself for it's gonna be a peculiar ride as you scroll down the top submissions found on the now-viral Reddit post. Be sure to upvote, comment, and tell us your not-so-fun facts about everything that truly matters in this life.
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Crows are currently in their own Stone Age. They’ve been seen making very articulate tools.
‘Money can’t buy happiness.’
A phrase taught that you don’t need money to be happy, conveniently though those on $50k + salaries tend to live longer than those on the bread line.
Speaking from personal experience here, but your body can randomly decide to become allergic to damn near everything edible at any time. Not very fun.
Deaf schizophrenics don't hear voices, they see hands or lips as mental images that tell them what to do.
The oldest person alive was born with an entirely different set of humans on the planet.
Your brain blocks you from feeling your organs moving around inside you.
Thanks to pregnant women, the average skeleton count per person is higher than one.
50% of Americans diagnosed with cancer will lose their life savings.
If you are an identical twin it is possible that you and your siblings identity’s were swapped and your parents never caught it.
The united states has misplaced or lost 6 nuclear weapons over the years.
There have been 32 "Broken Arrow" incidents, which are unexpected incidents involving a nuclear weapon. Of those 32, 6 were lost and never found.
That Washington Sqaure Park in New York is essentially a graveyard, with an estimated 20,000 bodies buried below the surface; many were yellow fever victims, wrapped in yellow sheets and buried by the poorest residents. When the foundation for the famous arch was dug, a number of these were exposed.
Guests love to dump the ashes of their loved ones on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. In theory, this seems fine and like an okay place to do that, but when the ashes get dumped custodial cast members come in and vacuum up the ashes.
If you are ever tasked with spreading ashes somewhere, do it anywhere but Disneyland. Because their ashes will not be in the park for long.
Antarctica smells like penguin poop.
Antarctica is a desert, it is too cold for bacteria to live. Nothing there to clean up penguin droppings. If you are close enough to see penguins, you will also smell them.
In the books, Stuart Little was never explicitly called a mouse. He's pretty much described as a deformed mouse-esque person born form human parents.
Only one in a thousand sea turtles born actually make it to adulthood.
A Teratoma is a kind of tumor that can grow hair, teeth, or even eyes.
Fun fact: the giant tortoise was so delicious, it caused not only itself to be hunted to extinction, but also the dodo.
Giant tortoise meat was supposedly better tasting than chicken. Its fat tasted better spread on bread than butter. Also, it was the perfect food for sailors at the time, as their bladders stored 1 litre of purified water, and they could survive without food in hibernation for almost a whole year in the hull of a ship. Not to mention, because they evolved without humans, they were easy to hunt. You could tie one to your back, and roll another to the ship and they would just let you. It was so delicious, they went unrecorded for a long time because expeditions to bring living samples of wildlife to Europe kept eating them on the way.
Conversely, the dodo, while as easily captured by sailors, tasted awful. It was completely unpalatable. HOWEVER, one day, someone discovered if you cooked dodo meat in the more delicious tortoise fat, it tasted just like chicken. So now, sailors were hunting a few tortoises at a time for their fat and water, storing them, and then hunting dodos on the daily.
Overhunting, plus the introduction of rats to the environment (because sailors) which would eat eggs, led go the population to decline at a rate they could not breed to keep up, leading to both animals going extinct.
There's a bird that feeds its younger offspring to the eldest.
Sloths sometimes mistake their arms for tree branches and fall to their [doom].
When North Koreans defect to the South, one of the biggest struggles reported by them is often how many English words there are in South Korea (like coffee being 커피/ko-pi) that they just do not recognise. That’s because South Korea takes a lot of linguistic influence from English speaking countries (namely the US), while North Korea creates new words based off Russian/pre-existing Korean words
Not overly depressing in general, but you can never really count a fact about North Korea as ‘fun’.
The TSA missed 96% of contraband during an inspection in 2015.
Otters look cute but are pretty vicious animals that often threaten their own family if food is scarce.
Alzheimer's disease can cause you to pass away since your brain will no longer be able to chew, swallow, breathe, etc.
When you're four months pregnant, the baby starts to pee inside you.
Malaria is the #1 cause for human [mortality] of all time.
In some regions of Australia, 90 percent of koalas have chlamydia, which poses a threat to the species' extinction unless a vaccine is created or widespread koala culling takes place.
A gamma ray burst could [unalive] everyone on Earth within a few seconds and because it's just a beam of light coming from space, nobody would find out until we would be cooked.