Solomon Agbator

Saturday Special: 11 Strange But True Facts That Will Shock You

  1. If you die in Amsterdam with no next of kin, and no friends or family to prepare funeral or mourn over the body, a poet will write a poem for you and recite it at your funeral.
  2. The collars on men’s dress shirts used to be detachable. This was to save on laundry costs as the collar was the part that needed cleaning the most frequently.
  3. In 2014, a missing woman on a vacation in Iceland was found when it was discovered that she was in the search party looking for herself.
  4. Baked beans are actually not baked, but stewed.
  5. The term ‘footage’ comes from films being measured in feet, when being edited in the early days of film making.
  6. Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night, and saw a decrease in crime & suicide rates.
  7. The first film with a $100 million budget was True Lies, which was made in 1994.
  8. There are cells in human body called Faggot cells which cause leukaemia.
  9. Elephants make friends, bury their dead, travel for ‘funerals’, speak to each other, and show extreme intelligence.
  10. “Bluetooth” technology was named after a 10th century king, King Harald Bluetooth. He united Denmark and Norway – just like the wireless technology united computers and cell phones.
  11. The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

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