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10 Bizarre and Interesting Facts We Learned On Reddit 2021

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Reddit Useless Facts

Elephant

"Elephants can move their skin to crush mosquitoes between their rolls of skin."

via NAOMINATOR

Image courtesy of flickr, wwarby

Water Tower

"Water towers main purpose is to control water pressure, not to store water."

via pumper911

Image courtesy of flickr, David Noah1

Sheep

New Zealand has a human population of a little over 4 million people and approximately 30 million sheep. That is 7 sheep a person.

via Abdubkub

Image courtesy of flickr, A Roger Davies

Note: The original post on Reddit said there were 60 million sheep. After a fact check, we updated the number.

Ampersand

"The ampersand (&) was once the 27th letter of the alphabet. It comes from the stylised calligraphic writing of 'et', Latin for 'and'."

via 2ndgirlfromtheleft

Image courtesy of flickr, healthserviceglasses

Bananas

"Bananas emit anti-matter. They contain an isotope of potassium which undergoes a form of beta decay, releasing a positron (anti-electron)."

via Mikey-2-Guns

Image courtesy of flickr, 24oranges.nl

Pig

"'Sweating like a pig.' Pigs can't sweat, that's why they pant."

via Dudwithacake

Turtle

"Turtles can breathe through their butts."

via thraduil

Image courtesy of flickr, LabyrinthX

Hiccups

"The longest case of continuous hiccups was 68 years."

via reddit_2

Image courtesy of flickr, Amy Loves Yah

Long Words

"Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words."

via I_make_the_lulz

Image courtesy of facebook, Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - fear of long words

Captain Crunch

"Captain Crunch's first name is Horatio."

via Cannonball_Sax

Image courtesy of flickr, StarsApart