The world that we will live in is full of eccentric, outlandish, and even unusual things yet, at the same time, compelling and riveting. Sometimes having weird knowledge in the back of your hand comes in handy as it could be used as a conversation starter or when you just want to boggle your parents or friends’ minds. This list of strange facts could serve as a starter as you journey into the bizarre and the unknown.
But how much do you think you know about this topsy-turvy world? Did you know that jiffy is really a real measure of time or that most of the lipsticks in the market have a fish scales ingredient or that the Coca-cola was initially in color green? Dig deep into these weird facts that will keep you on the edge of your seat. We look into the deepest depths of the ocean and even into the highest peak of the mountain valleys to deliver some facts that you may not know.
Now your mind must be craving new information. We will look back at the oddest and weirdest, thus bringing you many of the cool and amazing facts that are probably not in your knowledge. There are tons of intricate details that range from being hidden or long forgotten, and some that are somewhat familiar to you. Everything will make up an exciting and fascinating reading experience. Enrich your mind and amaze your friends with some of these weird facts that will surely surprise yourself.
1. The famous Four-Leaf Clover Mystery
Is your life turning upside down, twisting, tumbling, and setting, and are you searching a four cloverleaf to find yourself some luck, but the thing is the chances of you to find a four-leaf is very low, more likely 1 out of 100,000. Because this leave is very rare to find and that rarity of the leaf earned the sign of good luck; thus, you should be fortunate in order to see this leaf.
Additionally, Saint Patrick’s tradition of the three-leaf clover is also named Shamrock. In this tradition, the three-leaf clover is used to embody the Holy triad: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And To many cultures, each leaf of the three- cloverleaf represents the love, faith, and hope, and if by chance you have found yourself a four-leaf clover, the fourth leaf symbolizes luck.
2. Andy Warhol and the First Batman Film
Batman fans would be debating who the best Batman actor on the big screen is. Some may say that it is Adam West. Some will say Michael Keaton and others may say, Christian Bale. Most of the time, people forget about the bizarre adaptation of the Dark Knight where Batman is portrayed by Jack Smith and directed by the fantastic artist Andy Warhol this unofficial feature marked as the debut film of Batman.
3. Inspiration Behind the Font Comic Sans
There are tons of people that do not like the infamous typeface, Comic Sans, since it was designed in order to look like the classic text in the comics and that the font looks too childish and immature when applied outside the premise of comics. You will be shocked when you learn that the inspiration to the creation of Comic Sans is the lettering penned for the incomparable Alan Moore’s iconic Watchmen and Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.
4. Sting Inspired the Anti-Superhero John Constantine
John Constantine may not be as popular as Superman or Batman, thus usually marked as an underrated member of the Justice League. John Constantine starred in the comics title Hellblazer which gained a cult following after the hit film starring Keanu Reeves and the short-lived series in which Matt Ryan, as John Constantine enabled the character to be more recognizable than it is before.
The initial design of John Constantine was inspired by the legendary rock and pop musician Sting. You can see it from its wild blond hair and the expression characterized as smug up to the English accent used by the character. It is noticeable that it was drawn from Sting. So if you have not seen that coming, you should be ashamed of yourself.
5. The Hum of the Houseflies
Have you ever thought of an acapella show composed of airborne pests as well as a hum of the houseflies? It might sound like an untrue statement or a lie and fabrication since the flies have low vocal cords, but by merely rubbing their legs together, or flapping their wings, or using their vibrating membrane, flies can make sounds. And so, houseflies are always on point in the key of F.
The most common houseflies flutter their wings in about one hundred and ninety times in every microsecond. The ears of human beings simplify flies’ frequency as a pitch bouncing in the course of F major scale pitches ranges from F, G, A, B, C, D, and E.
Even though houseflies may not be in the similar sizes and quiver their wings diversely, it is noted that the dimensions are always in proportion, thus ensuring that the individuals hit the related notes with steady continuity.
6. Detective Comics Characters Almost Become Marvel’s Property
Unable to break through the industry and struggling to make a profit, DC comics almost sold their best superheroes—Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Batman and other heroes—to Marvel. Good thing that the president rejected the offer since he thinks that the character must not be any good, and that is the reason why DC is not doing well. Thus, Marvel failed to own some of the iconic and legendary names in the DC Universe.
These weird facts are one of the proofs why Earth is such a magical place composed of seemingly intricate and fantastic creatures. Though there are tons and tons of questions left unanswered and unknowns hiding behind the smokescreen, it is truly astounding that there are so many things around that can surprise you.