Favorite

AskReddit Users Give Random Facts We Had No Business Knowing

Everyone knows the most fun facts are about morbid history and animal genitals. Some of these are just plain interesting, some are amazingly gross while others are sad and damning. If it gets to be too much there's also some happy facts to hopefully counteract all the messed up ones.

Share
Tweet
Stumble
Pin It
Email
  • 1
    Text - VictorBlimpmuscle 14.6k points 1 day ago Most cruise ships are equipped with a morgue to account for any passengers who die during the voyage.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 2
    Text - HorrorSyrup5 13.4k points 1 day ago edited 21 hours ago Vibrators were the fifth domestic electrical device invented.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 3
    Text - -eDgAR- 13.1k points 1 day ago Male giraffes will headbutt a female in the bladder until she urinates, then it tastes the pee to help it determine whether or not the female is ovulating.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 4
    Text - Chaosemporerking 12.3k points 1 day ago Only about 1.4% of the uranium in the atom bomb dropped in Hiroshima actually fissioned, meaning that bomb was only about 2% as strong as it could have been.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 5
    Text - TallSharkandHandsome 12.0k points 1 day ago edited 15 I Instead of a penis, male sharks have two claspers. They're made of the same cartilage as their skeleton, and also attached to their pelvis.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 6
    Text - S DJRaven123 15.7k points 1 day ago Many species of sea cucumbers have evolved to have teeth in their anus to ward off potential inhabitants
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 7
    Text - somebadmeme 4,6k points 1 day ago The stripper pole spins
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 8
    Text - NormanVename 11.5k points 1 day ago S When the pilgrims first landed in America, they found these weird dirt mounds in a field. So they dug them up and discovered they were Native American graves. Oops! They returned everything, but then came back later to take the cooking pots and utensils that had been buried with the corpses. They apparently packed really light on the way over and didn't bring basic household essentials. Which would be really useful in, oh I don't know, starting a fuck
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 9
    Text - August_Heart7567 8.4k points 1 day ago S 2 Australian Box Jellyfish have 64 anuses.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 10
    Text - Barbaricplague 7.1k points 1 day ago Before kale became a popular health food the largest consumer of kale was pizza hut. They bought it to ring the salad bar.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 11
    Text - frepima 30.4k points 1 day ago Since frogs have long tongues they can't use it to push food down their throat like humans do, so when they have food in their mouths they close their eyes and push the food down their throats with their eyeballs.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 12
    Text - indigohibiscus 5.2k points 1 day ago Broccoli and cauliflower are man-made. It was carefully bred by Italian farmers more than 2,000 years ago, carefully breeding different types of wild cabbage to create it.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 13
    Text - Ptakattackz 2.8k points 1 day ago Nutella uses 25% of the world's hazelnut supply.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 14
    Text - TomCruisesZombie 12.2k points 1 day ago Why is goose geese but moose is not meese? Well, I'm glad you asked. Goose has Germanic origins and thus follows the Germanic pluralization in the same manner as foot to feet, tooth to teeth, etc. However, the word moose incorporated in to the English language some 200 years later and has Native American origins. Yay.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 15
    Text - Henderson89 4.7k points 1 day ago In 2006 a Coca Cola employers tried to sell secrets Pepsi. Pepsi told Coca-Cola about it
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 16
    Text - sswitch404 3.0k points 1 day ago Wombats naturally crap out cube-shaped poop. Scientists think it's so they can stack it to mark their territory without it rolling away
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 17
    Text - luddelol 2.7k points 1 day ago Flatworms are dual gendered and mate by fencing with their penises. The winner is the one that penetrates the others skin first. Some species have 2 penises.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 18
    Text - DuckierGalaxy21 1.8k points 1 day ago The reason why Egyptian mummies are so rare nowadays is because the Europeans ATE them. They believed that eating a mummy would have medicinal benefits and the spirit of the person they consumed would watch over and protect them
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 19
    Text - toxicMountainFrost 1.4k points 1 day ago In Pennsylvania it is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator at night.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 20
    Text - Raleth 1.0k points 1 day ago edited 20 hours ago The flavor you get in banana candy is actually based on a variety of banana you don't really come across anymore and is not some completely random artificial flavor candy companies just made up. Not really anything over the top like some of the other things here, but this fact has gotten people to look at me with utter astonishment a few times in life.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 21
    Text - DeathSpiral321 36.8k points 1 day ago MLB umpires are required to wear black underwear in case their pants split during a game.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 22
    Text - Portarossa 33.3k points 1 day ago S After Alois Alzheimer gave the first ever speech describing the symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease, no one in the audience asked him any questions or made any follow-up comments, because they were all much more excited to hear the next guy on the list give a speech about compulsive masturbation
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 23
    Text - manoa99 16.3k points 1 day ago The most babies born to one women is 69 in the 1700s madame_rebekski 9.5k points 1 day ago Nice
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 24
    Text - stilldash 25.3k points 1 day ago Mammals from house cats to elephants take about the same time to urinate.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 25
    Text - sophierael 25.2k points 1 day ago Siblings, or parents and children, that were separated from one another at birth or a very young age are often extremely sexually attracted to one another if they meet later in life. The phenomenon is called 'genetic attraction. Didn't think it was weird to know this until I shared with my boyfriend and he was totally weirded out. Thanks, SVU. https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Int ernet//537/6379/6423/17162/42709145735.pdf
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 26
    Text - Little RedLamps 23.8k points 1 day ago edited 23 hours ago Erections that last more than 4 hours are considered bad because the build up of deoxygenated blood causes the dick to be disfigured and later cause gangrene.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 27
    Text - Back2Bach 22.6k points 1 day ago Regarding the "Museum of Mummies": Ferdinand I of Naples governed by oppression. He had zero compassion for his defeated enemies, and after falsely promising them amnesty, he had them murdered instead. After their murders, he would have them mummified and added to his museum of mummies dressed in their clothes. If he thought anyone was plotting against him, he'd simply take them on a casual tour of the museum - which was totally morbid, but effective
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • 28
    Text - Lemonburn 21.4k points 1 day ago edited 17 hours ago Male bed bugs try to sexually penetrate everything they come into contact with, even рeople.
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • Advertisement
  • 29
    Text - enCerealEmy 8.3k points 1 day ago edited 15 hours ago Male moths can vibrate their testicles at will to throw off bats
    Pin It
    Via AskReddit

  • About the Author

    MinWage
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Share
Tweet
Stumble
Pin It
Email
  • Reposted by
  • vukling's avatar
  • ValhallaRising0615's avatar

Next on FAIL Blog

Funny Entomologist Rates Accuracy of Ant Emojis
Comments - Click to show - Click to hide