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Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories.
Alternatively, you can walk your dog for 45 minutes, which also burns 150 calories – and is much less painful.
You can also check out these other bizarre ways to burn calories.
In Switzerland it is illegal to own just one guinea pig.
This is because guinea pigs are social animals, and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone. Why isn’t this a law everywhere?!
Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers.
It’s also a fear of feathers themselves. The word “ptero” is the Greek word for feather, and “phobia” is also Greek, meaning fear.
Snakes can help predict earthquakes.
They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away (121 km), up to five days before it happens.
Why not check out these other fun facts about snakes.
A flock of crows is known as a murder.
Some might say that a group of two crows is an attempted murder!
Want to know what a group of owls is called? Well here’s an A to Z of animal group names.
The oldest “your mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500 year old Babylonian tablet.
It was discovered in Iraq in 1976, however since then the tablet has been lost, but the text remains preserved.
So far, two diseases have successfully been eradicated: smallpox and rinderpest.
The last naturally occurring case of smallpox was diagnosed in October 1977, and the last case of rinderpest was diagnosed in 2001.
29th May is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day”.
This strange holiday spans back to the early 1900’s, where families would place a piece of cloth in their larders. It’s celebrated in Europe and the U.S.A to bring luck & wealth to the household.
Read more about Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day right here!
Cherophobia is an irrational fear of fun or happiness.
That’s one phobia I wouldn’t like to have… it would probably mean they would fear these fun facts!
7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
I know 7% doesn’t sound like a lot, but that actually works out at 16.4 million American adults. Sounds like a lot now right?
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.
Kangaroos use their tails for balance whilst hopping, so if you elevate their tail, they would have no balance and fall over.
Don’t miss these other fun facts about kangaroos.
Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.
Bananas go through a process called “negative geotropism.” Instead of growing towards the ground, they start growing towards the sun. The fruit grows against gravity, which gives the banana its familiar curved shape.
Love bananas? You’ll go bananas over these fun facts about bananas!
Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
Billy goats, or bucks is the name given to male goats. Generally they urinate on themselves in late summer through fall, and for humans, it’s not a pleasant smell.
The inventor of the Frisbee was cremated and made into a Frisbee after he died.
Walter Frederick Morrison invented the Frisbee in 1948, which was originally called the Pluto Platter. In 2010, at age 90 he died and his family cremated him and turned his ashes in to the Frisbee.
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
An average human produces between 1 to 2 liters of saliva each day, which is a maximum of 730 liters per year.
The average life expectancy is just over 70 years, which gives a maximum of 51,100 liters of saliva produced in an average lifetime. This is more than enough to fill two swimming pools.
If Pinocchio says “My Nose Will Grow Now”, it would cause a paradox.
This is known as Pinocchio’s Paradox. If you think about it, Pinocchio’s nose would have to grow to make his statement not a lie, but then it can’t grow otherwise the statement would not be a lie.
Polar bears could eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting…
…If they didn’t live at opposite ends of the earth! Polar bears live in the arctic, whereas penguins usually live in Antarctica.
King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.
This wasn’t the only lethal weapon he owned. King Henry VIII had a huge collection of weapons, which included 6,500 handguns.
Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they were called “trailers”.
The problem with the trailers showing after the film was that audience wouldn’t stay around to watch them, making the trailers rather ineffective.
An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
Never underestimate an eagle!
Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday.
Okay this isn’t exactly a fun fact, but it is interesting! Heart attacks are increased by 20% on Monday’s. The most common time for them to happen is between 4-10 a.m.
Don’t worry though, there are positive & fun facts about Monday too!
Tennis players are not allowed to swear when they are playing in Wimbledon.
Because of this, line judges have to learn curse words in every language so they know when a player has violated the rules.
In 2017 more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.
There was only 5 deaths due to shark attacks in 2017, which is lower than the average year. The average amount of deaths caused by sharks is 6. Worldwide, there was 35 deaths caused by taking selfies in 2017.
The top six foods that make your fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk.
It’s probably best if you avoid eating any of these if you’re going on a date!
You’ll probably like to know some fun facts about these foods that make you poo.
There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.
Most bites from the Hobo Spider (Tegenaria agrestis) happen when the spider is accidentally crushed or squeezed by a human.