I don’t know about you, Pandas, but cool facts are like Pringles to me: once you have one, then you want another, and soon enough you just can’t stop yourself from having more and more. And I’m not the only one with an appetite for learning new things!

A whopping 1.2 million people follow the ‘Weird Facts’ Instagram page and they can’t get enough of the tantalizing trivia it shares on their social media feeds. We’ve collected some of the most interesting history and science facts shared by the page for you to enjoy as well, dear Readers, so have a scroll down and upvote the ones that you found interesting and surprising.

Did any of these facts change how you view the world? Did you by any chance know every single fact in this article? Do you have any cool trivia to share with all the other Pandas? You can share your thoughts, feelings, and opinions in the comment section. Ready to learn some awesome stuff? Let’s go!

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Julieandthephatones
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4 months ago

thank you 🙏

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Moxxie️‍️️‍ The Queer
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4 months ago

wow

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Buren
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4 months ago

What a great man

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The ‘Weird Facts’ Instagram project eventually grew so large that its founder decided to branch out and create a trivia learning app. There are over 900 random, interesting, and genuine facts that you can learn and then wow your friends and family over dinner with. Some trivia might sound strange, true, but it’s all been double and triple-checked by ‘Weird Facts.’

Bored Panda has analyzed the topics of media literacy and how we can distinguish between true and false facts in quite a lot of detail before. Last week, I spoke to Steven Wooding, who is a member of the Institute of Physics in the United Kingdom, who elaborated on what kind of mindset a true, curious, impartial scientist ought to have.

 "Scientists have to be curious about how the world works and persistent in their work, as it may take years for it to pay off. Creativity to imagine what might be possible and attention to detail to gain knowledge are also very important," Steven told Bored Panda during an interview.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

You go, ladies!

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Mazer
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4 months ago

It’s sad that the women had to shut down the country to get heard and taken seriously

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Dolly Parton is a queen.

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"We have to be open-minded to new facts and let data guide the way, rather than just what we think. On the other hand, we should also be critical of data. One experiment doesn’t make a fact. A fact comes from experiments that can be repeated and verified many times over."

According to the researcher, the advent of internet newsfeeds and platforms like TikTok and Twitter has shortened our attention spans. As a result, we tend to have a lower tolerance for long-form content that requires more focus and energy from us.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Good boi!

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

This is wholesome for the father and daughter. But it's sad on so many levels. Not only is this discrimination against single and gay parents, but they are also treating disabled children with so much disregard. I'm happy for the father, but there is so much to ponder about here.

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

weeeell done !!!! thumbs-up 1 million time :D

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"If you feel you are time-pressured, it’s probably only natural that you don’t want to invest a chunk of time on one article but instead scan the headlines to get lots of little bits of information. I have certainly noticed myself being less likely to read a long article unless it’s something that genuinely interests me," he said that on the one hand, we’re saving time, but on the other hand, we’re staying at a very superficial level of information.

"The negative impact is that we won’t reach a deeper level of understanding of something and end up missing out. This is ironic, as people today rush around trying not to miss out on things," Steven told Bored Panda.

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Sheila McEnany Markowitz
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4 months ago

This really moooooves me...

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago

Forget just letting him off the hook - he deserves a goddamn medal for that.

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Vasana Phong
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4 months ago

Great man

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"It’s essential to have a growth mindset and realize that you probably know very little. We can only gain more profound knowledge of the world by investing time in exploring it. This issue goes back to short attention spans, which gives us a broad, but shallow spread of knowledge. Take the time to read a book on a subject, and you are bound to learn more," the expert gave some advice, urging everyone to build their patience for content that isn’t just bite-sized.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Wholesome.

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago

Jerks. I'm glad she beat them at their own game.

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Ronit Mohan
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4 months ago

Upvote for the hard work!!!

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Meanwhile, entertainment and pop culture expert Mike Sington from Hollywood explained to me that there’s a broad range of red flags we have to look out for that might indicate that a fact or a source might be unreliable.

"Red flags to watch out for that a claim may be fake: it's outlandish, it's too good to be true, you haven't seen the claim anywhere else, you've never heard the source, the source isn't reputable, you can't find two other sources making the same claim, your gut tells you, ‘this can't be true,'" Mike told shared with Bored Panda.

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Vasana Phong
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4 months ago

True love and dedication right there

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

what a lovely heart

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Ola Pe
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4 months ago

A real hero! Chapeau bas!

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"The rise of social media has decreased the reliability of information because misinformation can spread so quickly before it can be corrected," the expert said that one basic thing we can do to check the reliability of a fact is… to start off with a simple and humble Google search. We should be on the lookout for additional sourcing and evidence. If we can’t find anything, we should remain skeptical.

"Do this and think before reposting or you may be contributing to the problem. Amplification doesn’t make a claim true or accurate," he said.

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

Aww...!! Doodlebug loves a hug!

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago (edited)

an article from oct. 2021 : “physical wounds were healing, but the (post-traumatic stress disorder) is manifesting itself more all the time.”. The most beautiful is his response after accepting shooter's apology : “I am not God to make the decision to kill him or not. That’s not my decision. My decision is to be a better person and to change the world for every kid. I don’t want this to happen to anybody again. It hurts. It hurts. It really hurts. So, I am just going to keep going. That’s it.”

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

wow

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Mike said that sources like Associated Press, Reuters, and The New York Times can be considered to be trustworthy. "They employ fact-checkers and editors that ensure the information they post is correct. They’re basically doing the research and homework for you. There are literally too many online sources to list that can’t be trusted and should be avoided. Anyone can basically post anything they want… proceed with caution," he told Bored Panda.

"Our attention spans have been reduced to mere seconds at a time because that’s the way information and entertainment is fed to us now. People get tiny bite-sized bits of news by scrolling a Twitter feed, they entertain themselves by scrolling quickly through Instagram and TikTok. It’s creating a habit that doesn’t have to be," he said.

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

I love this! They are so beautiful.

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

Hooray. Now clean up all the other beaches and enjoy!

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

Honesty is the best policy and pay off!!! So thankful for this lady's kindness to help make a change in this mans life. Very wholesome

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"The good news is there’s plenty of long-form entertainment and news available, you just have to seek it out. I believe the benefit is worth it. I’ve discovered it improves your ability to focus, it’s more calming, you retain more information, and it gives you a more balanced and nuanced view of the world.”

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

Dangerous but good for one health as a result. Glad he was okay afterwards.

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Ola Pe
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4 months ago

Great thing! I completely get him👍

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Luttjetrut
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4 months ago

Those guys are not paramedics, they are wearing police uniforms.

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

This is wholesome!

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

That's really nice but $140,000 for Uni?? WOW.

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

aaawwww :')

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago

The universe's way of apologising to the guy. :p

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Kay blue
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4 months ago

I did not need to cry today, thanks BP!

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imontape
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4 months ago

That cat could not look more smug lol

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OCD Mom
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4 months ago

That was a smart move.

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago (edited)

I read a novel once which opens with a pony getting stuck in the sand at the beach. The owner and her mother end up going "oh well, whatcha gonna do", shrugging and going home, leaving the poor thing to its fate! Then when they come back the next day and find out someone else has rescued the poor animal and taken it away they actually have the gall to be upset about it. I was so infuriated I stopped reading and never finished the book.

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At the beginning of World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes that used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. Although the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are incorporated into Bluetooth and GPS technology and are similar to methods used in legacy versions of CDMA and Wi-Fi.This work led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Ola Pe
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4 months ago

Sounds delicious👍

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Bean
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4 months ago (edited)

Wonderful story. I just need to point out the forest isn’t infested with bears and wolves - they live there.

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Dave P
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4 months ago

It was a show about teaching cooking skills to prisoners to give them a job when they get out to rehabilitate them. Ramsey runs a foundation for that and has led to thousands of ex-cons in the UK getting gainful employment when they get out.

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Julieandthephatones
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4 months ago

im not crying!!😥😅

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

That's nice! I hope it saves many dogs.

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Lovin' Life
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4 months ago

Good for you Dad! Glad he recovered. The gun was a little much but...it saved his life.

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Dan Padgett
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4 months ago

Yet again, an amazing human. It's just sad that for every Bob Ross, we get 200 eejits.

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tuzdayschild
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4 months ago

Quite a stand to take in 1955.

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 months ago

Being in jail doesn't mean you're automatically a bad person. :)

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Vasana Phong
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4 months ago

We got a prankster here

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Vasana Phong
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4 months ago

Amazing!

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Mimi La Souris
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4 months ago

i forgive you , luna <3

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Francis
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4 months ago

this is so random... I LOVE IT

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Mazer
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4 months ago

Here is a list of people living in abject poverty before becoming famous Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, Kat Graham, Chris Pratt, Annie Murphy, Amara La Negra, Chris Hemsworth, Chrissy Metz, Jennifer Lopez (who was homeless), Richard Madden, Ed Sheeran, etc etc etc. There are also people who became rich and/or famous and ended without a dime or roof over their heads

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