INTERESTING FACTS WORLD

Incredible and fun facts to explore

Weird but interesting facts of life

Some are funny facts and some will make you say WTF. But being inconvenient and not useless, all those facts will enrich your knowledge base and help you pass through.

The sun and the moon look to be the same size because the diameter of the sun and moon and the distance to earth both share a 1:400 difference, making them look the same size, this has not been seen with any other planet-moon combination

Musa I of Mali was so wealthy, when he made his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324, he had 12,000 slaves who each carried 4 pounds of gold and 80 camels that carried 50-300 pounds of gold. He gave away so much gold to the poor in the areas he visited, it devastated the economy and caused inflation

John Lennon received a letter from a student telling him his teacher made them analyze The Beatles' lyrics. Amused by this, he composed "I Am The Walrus" with intentionally confusing and meaningless lyrics to baffle those who tried to analyze the song

Junaluska, a Cherokee leader who saved Andrew Jackson's life. Jackson later sent the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears from NC to OK, which killed up to 1/3 of them en route. Junaluska survived, escaped twice, walked hundreds of mountainous miles home, and lived well into old age as a Chief.

Weird Al put six seconds of screaming and loud noises at the end of his album "Off The Deep End" after ten minutes of silence to scare listeners into turning off their CD player.

Unnatural hair colors, including blue and purple, were briefly popular around 1913-14, but fell out of fashion when WWI broke out

Eminem was sued by his grade school bully for defamation in the song “Brain Damage.” However the judge ruled in Eminem’s favor with a 10 stanza footnote rap that ended with “It is therefore this court’s ultimate position, that Eminem is entitled to summary disposition.”

John Deydras, a clerk who claimed to be the real King Edward II, but swapped as babies. He attempted to claim a palace and challenged Edward to single combat. At his trial, he confessed to making it up and blamed his cat, which had been possessed by the devil. Both he and the cat were hanged.

In 2004 Microsoft sued a law student for violating the Microsoft Office EULA by reselling an unopened package. When the student requested a trial by jury, Microsoft quickly dropped their suit.

James Cameron altered night sky in reworked Titanic after ten years of complaints from Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson

People who believe they suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) have relocated to a 13,000 square mile US Radio Quiet Zone where wireless is banned to prevent interference with radio telescopes.

London Cab drivers protested Uber by bringing gridlock across central London. Bringing nearly 1000% increase to app installations and caused a stark decease in Black cabs uses hastening their decline.

There is a superstition in knitting called The Sweater Curse, which implies that knitting one's significant other a sweater will result in a breakup.

The only four musical artists/groups to have a Top 40 single in the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, and 2010's are Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, and...Weird Al Yankovic

The Republic of Nepal has given no names to its seven provinces, only serial numbers.