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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 Iron Snail, lives in the Indian Ocean, more than 2,500 metres deep, it is the only known gastropod with a suit of scale armour, the scales and the shell are mineralised with iron sulfide, these snails make a skeleton out of iron, it's the only animal so far known to do so.

In 2010 the mummified corpse of Sogen Kato, thought to be Tokyo's oldest man, was found in his bedroom by government officials. He had actually died in 1978.

Upon imprisonment American Psychologist Timothy Leary was given psychological tests designed to aid placing inmates in jobs that were best suited to them. Leary himself had designed a few of them and used that knowledge to get a low-security gardening assignment, and escaped.

Author J.D. Salinger stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and carried a work in progress with him which would later become "Catcher in the Rye"

Boris Karloff does not sing, "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" in the famous Dr. Seuss film, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. It was performed instead by Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger. Thurl's role went completely uncredited. Boris won a Grammy for his performance.

After WWII, the British sold off captured Enigma machines to third world countries, who still believed it to be secure, so that they could spy on them.

A Frenchwoman, Jeanne de Clisson, became a pirate in the 1300's for revenge after her husband was beheaded. Selling her lands to buy 3 ships, they were painted black with red sails. Hunting French ships, when she caught nobles, she personally beheaded them with an axe.

When Tesla moved to Colorado to work on artificial lightning, thunder from one experiment was heard 15 miles away, people saw sparks jumping from their feet to the ground, butterflies were swirling in circles with blue halos around their wings and the whole town was left in the dark.

All languages convey the same amount of information in a minute of speech. Lower information density languages are spoken faster, while higher density languages are spoken slower.

American flags made in China are banned in the U.S. Military.

In one of Thomas Jefferson's letters to James Madison in 1789 he stated that the Constitution and laws should expire after 19 years. This was to allow the new generations to learn from the past and change accordingly, it was also to prevent older generations from "binding" subsequent ones.

A blue whales tongue weighs as much as an elephant.

A Texas man was asked not to swim in a marina due to sightings of an alligator. He responded with "F#$k that alligator" before diving in the water. He was immediately killed by an alligator.

Arnold Schwarzenegger had an egg thrown at him at a rally, and supported it as freedom of speech

Edith Head, who won 8 oscars for best costume design and was the inspiration for Edna Mode in The Incredibles