Six Weird Facts Most People Don't Know

Here are a few weird and (somewhat) interesting facts that I was completely unaware of. How many did you know?

Pink flamingo, Aruba island

Flamingos bend their legs at the ankle, not the knee

They essentially stand on tip-toe. Their knees are closer to the body and are covered in feathers.

Cereal background.

Froot Loops loops are all the same flavour

No point in eating around the purple ones - all Froot Loops taste like froot.

Red Apples At Market

Supermarket apples can be a year old

These weird facts might have you changing the way you eat. Those fresh apples aren't all that fresh. They are usually picked between August and November, covered in wax, hot-air dried, and sent into cold storage. After 6 to 12 months, they finally land on your grocery store shelves.

Girl covers nose with hand showing that something stinks isolated on gray background

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.

Trooping The Colour 2018

The British royal family is named after Windsor

You would think Windsor Castle was named after the House of Windsor, but it's the other way around. The royal family changed its name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1917 so it would sound less german and chose Windsor because they had ties to the English town.

The Statue of Liberty from Liberty Harbor.

The Statue of Liberty used to be a lighthouse

About a month after the statue's 1886 dedication, it became a working lighthouse for 16 years, with its torch visible from 24 miles away.

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