100 Weird Facts That Sound Too Bizarre to be True

by Shweta Anand2 years ago

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The Corpse Lily: Discovering the World’s Largest Flower

The largest flower in the world, Rafflesia arnoldii, is more than three feet across and can weigh up to fifteen pounds. AKA: the Corpse Lily or Carrion Flower, it gives off a pungent smell that resembles decaying flesh to attract flies. Native to the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo.

Meet Robert Wadlow: The Alton Giant Who Stood at 8 Feet 11.1 Inches Tall

Robert Wadlow, also known as the Alton Giant, was the tallest person in recorded history. Wadlow was 8 feet 11.1 inches tall and weighed 439 lb. His great height and continued growth in adulthood were caused due to the hypertrophy of the pituitary gland, which causes abnormally high HGH levels. He continued to grow until his death at age 22.

A Teenager Had His Arms Ripped Off and Survived

John Thompson

In 1992, a teenager named John Thompson was alone at home when both his arms got ripped off by farming machinery in a freak accident. Despite this, he still managed to get up, go inside and call for help with a pencil in his mouth. His arms were reattached, and he survived.


A Chinese Man Proposed Using 99 iPhones

Man Proposed Using 99 iPhones

In 2014, on Singles’ Day, a man in China bought 99 iPhones and arranged them into a heart shape to propose to his girlfriend. She turned him down.

South Korea Seems to Have Really Good Plastic Surgeons.

South Korean plastic surgeons

South Korean plastic surgeons appear to be so good at their jobs that people from China and Japan who visit the country for surgeries have trouble re-entering because their faces do not match their passport photographs.


Zimbabwean children witness UFO landing.

On September 16, 1994, more than 60 school children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe claimed that they witnessed a disc-shaped UFO float down from the sky and land in a field outside their school. The Ariel School UFO incident is one of the most compelling mass sightings of all time, and many of those children stand by their claims even today.

Woman’s breast implant possibly deflects bullet, preventing life-threatening injuries.

Woman's breast implant possibly deflects bullet

A 30-year-old woman in Canada survived a gunshot to her left breast as her silicone breast implant potentially deflected the bullet away from her vital organs, resulting in only broken ribs and damaged implants. This is the first known incident of a breast implant potentially redirecting a bullet.


The Mysterious Phenomenon of Third Man Syndrome

Third Man Syndrome

Third Man Syndrome is a phenomenon reported by climbers, hikers, and explorers who have experienced traumatic survival situations in the mountains. During such times, individuals have reported the presence of an unseen entity that provides them with comfort and guidance, often through a voice or a figure. This entity is believed to offer practical advice and encouragement, and is thought to be a manifestation of the individual’s own mind offering support in times of stress. The exact cause of Third Man Syndrome remains unknown.

Several Farming Workers Die from Grain Entrapment

Grain entrapment

Each year, several agricultural workers die from “grain entrapment,” which happens when someone gets trapped in a grain silo and cannot get out without help. In 2020, the US reported 64 agricultural-space-related incidents, of which 35 were grain entrapments.


In 1943, Temperatures Changed Rapidly in Spearfish, South Dakota

Temperatures Changed Rapidly in Spearfish, South Dakota

On 22 January 1943, the temperature in Spearfish, South Dakota went from -4°F (-20 °C) at 7:32 a.m. to 45°F (7 °C) – a difference of 49°F (27°C) – in just two minutes. A couple hours later, the temperature fell from 54°F (12 °C) back to -4°F (a drop of 58 °F or 32.2 °C) in only 27 minutes.

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