Believe them or not, regardless they’re true, these are True Facts That Will Shock You!
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#10 - Making Sense Of An Abbreviation
When words are abbreviated, it’s usually pretty easy to see what word you are abbreviating. There is one word, however, that has always been the black sheep. Even though the whole word is “pound” the abbreviation are the letters “l,” and “b.”. How could they have possibly gotten that abbreviation you ask? Those three letters come from the Latin word “libra” which translates to “pound.”
#9 - More Than A Serving Of Fruit
You won’t be catching us replacing a good steak with this watermelon replacement anytime soon, but this is a super interesting fact that truly will shock you! Although when eaten raw, a watermelon tastes and acts like the fruit we all love during the summer, it completely changes texture when it is grilled or baked! We haven’t tried it for ourselves, but they apparently lose the granular texture and are used as a meat substitute. Some even call it a “watermelon steak.”
#8 - Speaking Another Language
We heard the word “truel” and we thought that it was just flat out made up. You might think the same thing but it turns out that a duel between three people isn’t a thing. A duel is a fight between two, a truel is a fight between three. The more you know, right?
#7 - Fatty Organs
Most people don’t take the time to think about what their organs are made of but that doesn’t really matter since we’re only talking about the one. Although you might think differently, or confuse body fat with organ fat, the fattiest organ the human possess is their brain, which is almost 60% fatty tissue.
#6 - The Copyright Claims Of “Happy Birthday”
People don’t think much about it when they belt out the traditional “Happy Birthday” song to their family, friends, and co-workers when their special day arrives, but if you were playing the piano version of the song, you’d be subjected to copyright infringement. The copyrights claims for “Happy Birthday” lets people and restaurants sing the song in celebration but it doesn’t allow you to pay specific piano versions.
#5 - A Snail’s Tale
This is a quirky fact that we had no idea about. We knew that some snails could kill a person but certainly had no idea that they had 14,000 of something, but it turns out they do. Snails don’t have 14,000 tiny suction cups like you might believe after hearing a number like that, some snails have 14,000 teeth! Being gnawed on by a bunch of snails would probably be one of the worst ways to die. They would be getting humanity back for all those times people poured salt on them.
#4 - Sparky’s Studs
Most people believe that studded and spiked dog collars were a recent thing created for a fashion statement. It turns out that spiked and studded collars have been around since the time of the Ancient Greeks. When the dogs were left outside to guard the sheep and other livestock at night, they needed something to protect themselves from wolf attacks, hence the metal spikes around their necks. That’s an accessory that’s both stylish and practical.
#3 - The More You Know
You might believe that you are getting a better deal by going to Trivago than Orbitz, but it’s just not true. You might think that there is a difference between Expedia.com, Hotels.com, or Hotwire.com, but there’s not. Not only are all of the above companies related to each other, they are also related to Travelocity. Each and every one of these supposedly “competing” companies are all owned by the same corporation, Expedia Inc.
#2 - A Tiger’s Stripes
As you can see in this picture, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to a tiger’s stripes. Not only is their skin striped in addition to their fur but each striped pattern is different and unique to the animal, sort of like a human’s fingerprint. Although it may look like it, no two tigers have the same pattern.
#1 - A Waiting Game
You should know by now that the word “quarantine” means that someone is very sick and we could all possibly die, so they’re kept in solitary confinement. At least that’s what the movies show us. Even though we know what the word means, we never knew where the term actually came from. It comes from the words “quaranta giorni” which meant “forty days.” It was called this because when it was discovered that there were plague-carrying rats aboard an incoming ship, they were required to sit outside the protective walls of Venice for forty days until they were thought to be safe enough to enter.