Weird Stuff

Things I learned from the Weird Facts website:

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell. But you know the funny thing is, I don’t remember anything about it.

Dating back to the 1600’s, thermometers were filled with Brandy instead of mercury. So before you go drinking the stuff in your thermometer, be sure to read the date of manufacture.

Rain contains vitamin B12. Of course, it also contains strontium-90, so it’s not a good idea to drink it as a vitamin supplement.

The first artificially sustained nuclear reaction produced just enough energy to light a small flashlight. But at 30 feet wide, 32 feet long, and 21.5 feet high, with a weight of 1,400 tons, it was decided that it just wouldn’t work as a viable flashlight power source.

Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, the reverse of how a record works. I actually learned this just last week, when I found this.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is predicted to topple over between 2010 and 2020. So for goodness sake, get out of the way!!!

Bacteria can reproduce sexually. It’s just that they have a lot of trouble finding someone who’s willing to.

The densest substance on Earth is the metal osmium. But this study excluded people, many of whom are much denser than osmium.

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital. Does this mean that Ronald Reagan was the last president to be born in a log cabin?

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