Weird Facts About the World

The world is an unending space of strange and wonderful things. There are so many quirks and oddities that we may not know about, but the internet is filled with sites dedicated to highlighting bizarre events and peculiar phenomena. Some of these weird facts about the world may interest you, while others may just make you shake your head in disbelief.

Here’s a short list of weird interesting facts:

The Panama Canal is the world’s largest artificial waterway

The first parking meters were introduced on September 16, 1935, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

You can’t sneeze with your eyes open

The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the world in a lifetime

Polar Bears are White – The fur of Polar Bears is actually clear

Giant Squid are the Largest Animals in the Sea – They can grow up to 46 feet long and weigh 1,200 pounds

Dogs Love to Listen to High-pitched Voices – It makes them feel as if they’re part of a pack

The only two animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are humans and horses

The world is not round

Mantis shrimp can see the polarized light in the ocean

There are less than 300,000 lions in Africa today

The average human sneezes 12,000 times a year

A person cannot speak and swallow at the same time

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