For this week’s Thursday 13, I thought I would share some strange and unusual facts that I have uncovered. I am obsessed with research and learning new things. I often search the internet for strange, unusual, and bizarre facts. Here are a few:
- The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off!
- The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache on a standard playing card!
- When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second!
- The two-foot long bird called a Kea that lives in New Zealand likes to eat the strips of rubber around car windows!
- Taphephobia is the fear of being buried alive!
- The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” uses every letter of the alphabet!
- Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it’s known as Tennessee!
- Owls are one of the only birds who can see the color blue!
- The starfish is one of the few animals who can turn its stomach inside-out!
- Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!
- An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
- Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, Gadsby, which contains over 50,000 words — none of them with the letter E!
- And a strange law on the books in my state: In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.
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