Author: Weird Facts

There is a village in India whose main export is men. This village prepares men to become bouncers for nightclubs and bars. They do so by having a 2-hour workout in the morning, followed by a 2-hour workout in the afternoon, in combination with high-protein food.

In 1518, a “dancing plague” struck Strasbourg, Alsace, whereby hundreds of people danced fervently in the streets over the period of a month. Some suffered heart attacks or strokes, and many others died from sheer exhaustion. It remains unexplained.

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There is a breed of cats “Van cat” that has all-white fur, mismatched or blue or amber eyes, and love to swim.

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There’s a song that’s been proven to reduce anxiety by 65%. It’s called Weightless by Marconi Union, and it was specifically designed to slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, and lower cortisol levels. It’s so effective that it’s dangerous to drive while listening to it because it can make you drowsy. 

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Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the inventor of RADAR, was caught speeding with a RADAR gun and reportedly said, “‘My God if I’d known what they were going to do with it, I’d have never have invented it!”  

During the Great Depression, Al Capone started one of the first soup kitchens, called “Free Soup Coffee & Doughnuts for the Unemployed.” Capone’s soup kitchen served breakfast, lunch, and dinner to an average of 2,200 Chicagoans every day.  

Brazil’s Kayapo people rejected money from dam-building companies. “We have decided that we do not want a single penny of your dirty money… Our river does not have a price, our fish that we eat does not have a price, and the happiness of our grandchildren does not have a price.”  

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In February, the Takhini Hot Pools in Whitehorse, Canada host a Hair Freezing Contest. Visitors dunk their hair in hot water and then let it freeze in the chilly air above.

In 1808 two Frenchmen held a duel in the air by both riding their own hot air balloon and shooting at each other’s balloon.

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A researcher once played an audio recording of an elephant that had died to its herd. The elephants went wild looking for it, and the dead elephant’s daughter called for days afterward.