It all started a couple of months ago while arguing with my Let's Get Sciencey brother in arms, Marco. The subject? How many Eiffel Towers deep is the ocean?

Of course, we Googled and "mathed" our way to the answer.

After that, we kept looking for more random science facts to feed our awkward personalities that rely only on weird bits of trivia when put in the awful situation of attending a party.

The hardest thing for us was to find at least one genuine scientific source to back up the facts we found, so, after filtering all our information, arguing like two bitter old ladies, and continuously raising our standards, we gathered 100 weird science facts.

However, ain't nobody got time to read 100 facts. So we selected our favorite 29 and illustrated them, just to prove how freaking ridiculous they are.

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#1

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

The Aspidocelis Uniparens lizards are all females. There are no males as they don't need them for reproduction.

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Dynein 4 months ago

I've heard about them and just checked some more facts on wikipedia. Just as I remembered, these lizards still need a stimulus - "pseudo-copulation", i.e. one female humps anther. An interesting fact that I didn't know is that they're triploid - they don't have two (like pretty much any other animal), but three sets of chromosomes. Which explains why they don't reproduce sexually. Normally, a zygote gets half of the total number of chromosome sets from each of the parents. But you can't really do that with three sets, you'd either get gametes with a different number of sets, meaning the offspring might be di-, tri-,or tetraploid (which doesn't work within one animal species), or both gametes would only get half of one of the sets - that would be even worse.

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We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Some Northern Cardinals are half female, half male, with their bodies colored half red on the male side and brown on the female side.

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Natasha Forchione 4 months ago

Say whaaaa.....O_O

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#3

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

There's a volcano in Guatemala that erupts every hour. It's been doing so for over a century.

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Meop 4 months ago

Every hour?!? The air in that area must be very polluted by all the ash..

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We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Hyenas are closer related to cats than dogs.

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HANS 4 months ago

The hyenas got a big laugh out of this one!

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We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Beta Mandrils gain bigger testicles, more colors on their face, and the ability to reproduce only after winning a fight.

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Ahnnah Newell 4 months ago

I would never gain that because I can't fight.

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#6

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

You can make whiskey out of diabetic person's urine. That's how much sugar it contains.

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Vernice Aure 4 months ago

I can only imagine the circumstances surrounding this discovery...

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#7

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Phobias are caused by memories passed down genetically from our ancestors.

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Kusotare 4 months ago

This is scientifically unprovable.

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#8

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

The world's fasted land animal ever recorded was a cheetah named ... Sarah.

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Note Worthy 4 months ago

The also taught her to fetch. Thats why the area is named Sarah-getty.

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#9

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Songbirds are into voyeurism.

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Vernice Aure 4 months ago

So much for territorialism...

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#10

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Grasshoppers have ears on their stomachs.

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Vic 4 months ago

I wish I had extra stomachs on my ear, so I could eat more..v😊😊

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#11

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Scallops have up to 200 eyes.

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Christina Sersif 4 months ago

but taste delicious

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#12

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Raccoons see with their hands. Actually, they use their sense of touch to locate their food and are able to differentiate between objects at night only with their paws.

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Virgil Blue 4 months ago

Pans labyrinth flashback!

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#13

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

A man called Charles Osborne spent 68 years of his life hiccuping. He died one year after they stopped.

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Ahnnah Newell 4 months ago

that is so sad.. .

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#14

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Sometimes Komodo dragon females mate with their male offsprings. They're also capable of reproducing without males.

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Vernice Aure 4 months ago

Well, considering the the bacterial load in their mouths, it must be hard to get a mate. Talk about dragon breath...

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#15

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Peanuts are legumes, not nuts. So technically speaking, people that are allergic to peanuts are actually allergic to legumes, not nuts.

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Christina Sersif 4 months ago

We can bring you a nice plate of lettuce

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#16

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Apples float because they're 23% air.

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Walter Nata 4 months ago

Not because they are witches? Well thanks a lot Monte Python.

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#17

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

The country with the most tornadoes per square mile is ... the United Kingdom.

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Marika Aeon 4 months ago

what? can anybody explain me this?

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#18

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Naked mole rats live in colonies with a single queen giving birth to all the workers.

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Wesley Liford 4 months ago

like bees and ants.

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#19

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Violin bows are only made from horse hair.

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Shireen 4 months ago

Really?! Is that why they're so expensive?!

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#20

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Fruit flies use poop to attract their mates.

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Christina Sersif 4 months ago

Well that's just sh!tty

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#21

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

The orange existed for 200 years before the color orange.

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Christina Sersif 4 months ago

So what color was orange before orange?

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#22

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Polar bears are cannibals.

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Christina Sersif 4 months ago

Considering their lack of resources and how it continues to dwindle, this doesn't surprise me. It's all about survival.

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#23

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

There's a species of horned screeching birds called ... the horned screamers. They're as terrifying as they sound.

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debrina blackmoon 4 months ago

where can i hear their albums?

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#24

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong littered the moon's surface with over 100 pieces of trash.

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Christina Sersif 4 months ago

Everywhere humans go we destroy. SMH.

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#25

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

The Alps formed after the dinosaurs went extinct.

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Lucinda Overhoussen 4 months ago

The meteorite landed just off the coast of Mexico. If it had hit deep water or land, the dinosaurs would not have been wiped out and the earth would still be the land of the dinosaurs.

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#26

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

The ocean is eleven Eiffel Towers stacked on top of each other deep (3,682.2 meters).

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Ahnnah Newell 4 months ago

not all parts of the ocean are that freakin' deep, so which one do you mean?!

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#27

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Great apes are incapable of telling the difference between musical genres.

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Mimi 4 months ago

Koko the famous gorilla, capable of sign language, was able to share her thoughts - amongst others- about death, about nature and friendship. I'm pretty sure she could tell the difference between Deathmetal and Mozart, then. But little do I know...

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#28

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

Lobsters and jellyfish are immune to the passing of time. Sadly, they're not protected from disease of injury.

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pete stringer 4 months ago

This is technically incorrect, Lobsters can repair their own DNA (by regrowing the materials that maintain it called telomerase ) there is a lot of research into it, HOWEVER nature prevents immortal crustaceans in a rather cruel way. While they can theoretically get larger and larger as time passes assuming they avoid danger and disease, eventually they get so big that to shed their old shell for the newer one to accommodate their size they aren't able to physically ingest the energy required and either die crushed in their own shell, or via the variety of issues arising from being unable to make the change due to dietary limitations. (at one point their stomach not allowing enough food to convert to the energy required to shed etc) - most however do not live to be large enough for this to be an issue due to fishing and dangers of being so large. Largest one recorded weighed: 51.5 lbs (23.36 kg) and was caught in Maine, USA in 1926. Largest-Lo...294772.jpg Largest-Lobster-from-Maine-5cdedb4294772.jpg

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#29

We Illustrated 29 Real Science Facts To Prove How Ridiculous They Are

The most dangerous animal in the world is ... the common house fly.

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Just a Purpler 4 months ago

I'd be curious to see the citations for this, I've been told and seen research showing mosquitoes are the most dangerous.

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