Weird facts

Sleeping Beauty Was a Rape Victim in the Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Following on from the very different original ending to the Pied Piper we now look at Sleeping Beauty. As you can already guess, the original stories of many popular tales were extremely violent, cruel and sinister. The original story of Sleeping Beauty was no different. In fact, it had possibly one of the most evil …

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Does the Pied Piper Drown Children in the Original Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most of us are familiar with the fairy tale of the Pied Piper Of Hamelin. In the story the village is overrun with rats, so a visitor, who just happens to play a pipe removes the rats by playing a magical tune. When the town folk refuse to pay the piper for his service he …

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Laughing While Being Tickled Is Actually A Panic Response

Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you like being tickled or hate it? Many young children love the sensation of laughing uncontrollably, but many adults hate the feeling altogether. Maybe it’s a feeling of not being n control of the situation, or maybe it’s the result of an evolutionary response. In any event though, when you are laughing while being tickled it …

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The Longest Human Pregnancy Ever Recorded

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered what the longest human pregnancy ever recorded was? We can tell you that it was a long time, an extremely long time. So long in fact that it makes you question its authenticity. However, the longest human pregnancy was a documented event verified with laboratory tests. Most pregnancies last for about …

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How Many People Have Lived on Earth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever wondered how many people have lived on Earth and if the number of dead outnumber that of the living? When Arthur C Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968 he included this sentence, “Behind every man now alive stand 30 ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the …

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Alaska Is The Most Eastern Western And Northern US State

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the United States purchased Alaska for 2 cents an acre in 1867 it created a real geographic anomaly for the US. This might be hard to believe but Alaska is the most Northern, Western and Eastern State in the US. But how can this be when it borders the Pacific Ocean near the Arctic? …

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High Heels Were Originally Made For Men

Reading Time: 2 minutes Well here’s something that I was surprised to learn. High heels were originally made for men, not women. But they weren’t used solely for fashion either. To tell you the truth, they weren’t used for fashion at all. In reality, unlike today where they are used by mainly women for fashion and are unwieldy, high …

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Hitler Was Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 1939, the same year he started WWII. Why was Adolf Hitler nominated for the Nobel Peace prize? It wasn’t because he was a peaceful man, obviously. Nor was it because he was a charming fellow who wouldn’t harm a fly. It was done as a …

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