Jaw dropping facts that you are probably clueless about.

By Carlos Onyango / July 20, 2019 | 12:39 am




There are some bizarre things in this world that you probably have no idea about. And there will still remain thousands of facts that most humans will come to know about much later.

Here are some of the facts that might gape you, the last one is a shocker!

Rollercoasters were invented to distract Americans from sinning.

In the 1880s, a businessman saw that Americans were interested and devoted to seeking pleasure in places like brothels and saloons. To stop these temptations, LaMarcus Thompson, thought of the most sinful place: Coney Island in New York. There, he built the first roller-coaster to give New Yorkers some good, clean fun—away from seedier pastimes.

It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose

You just tested it, didn’t you? Normally, when you hum, the air is able to escape through your nose to create the sound, and of course, it can’t do that when you’re holding it shut. This is one of the weird facts you can test out for yourself. Go ahead, try it.

Flamingos bend their legs at the ankle, not the knee

They essentially stand on tip-toe. Their knees are closer to their bodies and are covered by feathers. This is just the first of many weird facts to blow our minds!

Adolf Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize

Don’t worry, the Swedish politician who sent the letter of nomination in 1939 meant it ironically and withdrew his nomination. In an even more ironic twist, Hitler had banned Germans from accepting the awards four years before his own name was thrown in the ring.

Before toilet paper was invented, Americans used to use corn cobs

Alternatively, they would use periodicals like the Farmer’s Almanac, which was designed with a hole so it could hang in outhouses.

Doesn’t this show that native Africans had headed up when it comes to using common sense?

Let us not demean ourselves we are indeed clever. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all.

The Netherlands is so safe.

The country is so safe that is had to import criminals from abroad to fill jails. The Netherlands recently closed 19 prisons due to lack of criminals. Who is also going to this crime-free country?

7.75% of people join the gym for show-offs

Even here in Kenya, some of us fear climbing the stairs up to the seventh floor, but when it reaches the weekend, I am there at the gym taking pictures and showing off how fit I want to be, isn’t that a show-off?

Insecurity goes hand in hand with social media posts.

Studies show that happy couples are less likely to post about their partners on social media and those who do so, often tend to feel insecure about their relationship. So, where do you fall?

The universe holds a lot of things that we might have to dig deep to be able to understand them. There are still 1000 plus unknown facts, most of which we will even go without knowing. Even about your immediate self.







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