The world is filled with mysteries. Some solved, some you can’t fathom and some that remain completely unknown. But then, there comes a time when the unknown becomes known, and once verified, it becomes fact. So, here are some amazing facts from around the world that will really leave you amazed:
1. In 1948, before Pakistan had the facilities, The Reserve Bank of India issued provisional notes for the Pakistani Rupee.
It put the stamp of Government of Pakistan. They started printing it later in 1948.
2. In 2011, a woman named Aimee Davison purchased a ‘non visible’ piece of art for $10,000.
She was promised an entire wing of the museum named in her honour & a title card with a description of the piece. The artwork in question was “Fresh Air”. Read more about it here.
3. In 2006, a woman lit matches in a flight to cover her fart smell. That forced an emergency landing.
She claimed she had ‘a medical condition’ that apparently involved flatulence.
4. Saddam Hussein was the author of a romantic novel called Zabiba and the King.
It was originally published anonymously in Iraq in 2000.
5. In Taiwan, there is a restaurant that serves food on miniature toilets.
6. Prince Charles & Prince William always travel in separate planes in case there is a crash, one needs to survive.
7. Las Vegas casinos have no clocks.
That way, customers tend to spend more time.
8. Everyday, 20 banks are robbed. The average amount stolen is ₹1,72,100.
9. Cockroaches were there 120 million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth.
And they survived!
10. As a kid, Adolf Hitler wanted to be a priest.
Didn’t quite work out that way, did it?
11. He also suffered from Ailurophobia, which is a fear of cats. Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Mussolini had the same phobia.
12. Global Warming helped settle a land dispute between India and Bangladesh. The area in question was New Moore, or South Talpatti. But the island drowned because of global warming in 2010.
No land left, no dispute left.
13. Butterflies were originally called flutterflies.
14. Once, carrots were purple.
Until late in the 16th century Dutch growers took mutant strains of the purple carrot and gradually developed them into the sweet, plump, orange variety we have today.
15. Millions of crabs migrate on the Christmas Islands towards the shore to mate and populate.
There are around 43.2 million crabs on the island in the Indian Ocean.
16. The 110-acre ‘Snake Island’ in Sao Paulo has 4,000 snakes. Which is one snake for every 6 square yards. It is one of the world’s deadliest islands.
It is also home to Golden Lancehead. Its venom is capable of melting human flesh.
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