Many weird things are happening across the globe, and they are almost unbelievable. If you have settled in your place for some time, there are things that you might have seen before that might seem weird at first, but you actually got used to it later on. These odd things do not only happen in your area, but it also occurs around the world.
You have probably seen a lot of weird facts if you spend a lot of time on the internet. For example, a gesture might totally be fine in your country, but if you visit other countries, it’s not acceptable. See, most of these facts can actually be used as a platform for learning. It can be used as a piece of information that might come handy someday.
In reality, these weird facts are happening on this planet as we discuss this. If you like to know what other facts there is to know around this world, you should continue reading this. Here are some of the mind-blowing facts of different places around the globe.
1. Vaseline Inventor
You care to accept it or not, there are some crazy facts about Robert Chesebrough, who was the one to invent the Vaseline, is that he believed in his product to such extent that he continuously had a spoon of it daily for the rest of his life, he died at 96. Robert Chesebrough worked for almost a decade harmonizing the extraction, and the refinement process just before “Wonder Jelly” became known worldwide.
In the year 1985, Robert Chesebrough happened to visit a field where oil was being extracted. There he became familiar with a by-product, namely “rod-wax.” During his visit, he learned about road wax that it had been curing some cuts and bruises as well as burns of the laborers working in the field. Chesebrough started experimenting on it, after avant-grading it, he sold his product by going around New York while demoing himself for the product.
2. The inventor of Pop-up Ads
Creating a form of advertisement is pretty useful nowadays. It is an efficient method for increasing the brand awareness of a particular product. But in this case, it’s a whole different story. Ethan Zuckerman, the inventor of pop-up ads, regretted his actions for making our internet’s most annoyed and hated form of advertisement in the history of the internet.
By the late 90s, Ethan Zuckerman was employed in a company called Tripod.com; it was a content and services promotion website. Later on, Tripod transmuted its business model, realizing that its current business did not bloom and became a webpage provider. In the end, the thing that was succeeded was advertising, hence, pop-up ads.
3. Unicorn Hunting
You are free to say what you like, but there people that actually believe in unicorns. The Lake Superior State University in Michigan legitimately believes in the existence of unicorns. In 1971, W.T Rabe established the group called Unicorn Hunters. At that time, the Lake Superior State University offered the members of this group a unicorn hunting license.
The LSSU already established regulations for unicorn hunting. Some of these regulations include the areas that are open for the hunt, Earth, the Moon, also Milky Way, and all else. It also shows that hunters can only hunt one unicorn is a single month, and they are bound to leave female unicorns alone. As no one has come across a female one, it is a common belief that male unicorns reproduce asexually.
4. It’s Rude To Be On Time
We are mostly accustomed to going to certain places on time. In most countries like Japan, punctuality is one most valued principals. It is extremely valuable to them, and it’s normal for them to arrive 1 hour before the meeting is called. Some other countries conduct the same practice as Japan, and punctuality is also usual to them.
But in Venezuela, it’s extremely rude for them to arrive on time. This is the perfect place for those people who have trouble showing up at the right time. In Valenzuela, reaching even 15 minutes late is considered to be rude. If you show earlier than the said meeting time, then you are deemed to be a selfish and eager man.
5. The Inventor of Web Rotary Press
In 1863, an American inventor named William Bullock made several improvements to a printing press that helped revolutionized the printing industry. The improvement helped the machines to become faster and efficient. One day, he was making adjustments to the machine; his leg got stuck in the machine that crushed it. He later died from a surgery.
6. Invisible Artwork
By this time, you probably think about how crazy the world is for these kinds of facts, but it doesn’t stop there. Back in 2011, an art collector whose mind is clearly in someplace else bought an invisible artwork. Yes, you read that one correctly. Once an art collector made payment of $10,000 against the painting of an endless tank of oxygen, James Franco created that one.
7. Longest Cigar
What kind of crazy people in this world be for rolling a cigar? Well, in 2016, Jose Cairo, who was aliased locally as Cueto, rolled the world’s longest cigar, which was first of its kind. It was 295ft long, equivalent to the entire football field. Now that you think about it, that’s pretty crazy.
8. Happiest Country In The World
Well, aren’t we all wanted to live in a happy place? Where there are no worries, and everyone is treating others well. It’s understood that several forces overcome us, such as our emotions, and make it hard to make peace. The UNESCO happiness report declared Finland to be the world’s happiest country for two consecutive years.
Didn’t you see this? The weird things that you might have seen or read in your part of the world don’t only stop there. These facts also happened around the around, and it fascinates us sometimes to find out how they arrived, and it’s not only limited to what was mentioned above.