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11 Ridiculous Facts That Turned Out to Be True

Every person likes to find out something new, unusual, and unexpected. However, we rarely think about how many interesting things are around us that we don’t even notice.

Today, Bright Side is offering up a few unusual facts that you probably didn’t know before.

1. Pigeons “head-bob” when walking to stabilize the picture they see.

2. According to statistics, 1.6% of people can feel pain when they see someone else in pain.

3. In Norway, there is a king penguin that has an army rank. According to the guardsmen, the penguin always recognizes them, and he is always happy to see them.

4. In Switzerland, there is a law that prohibits keeping only one guinea pig as a pet.

5. Twins can have different fathers, and this phenomenon is called superfecundation.

6. In Japan, there are crabs with a scary pattern on their shell that looks like an angry face.

7. People with blue eyes appeared much later than ceramics were invented.

8. A bee can sting another bee. If an outsider tries to get inside a hive, special guardian bees release pheromones while other bees attack the intruder.

9. In Colombia, there is a multicolored river called Caño Cristales. It is famous because its water can be 5 different colors: red, yellow, green, blue, and black. A marvelous view!

10. Not only do men have Adam’s apples, but women do too. However, it’s less prominent.

11. In 1973, the Japanese authorities decided to change the blue color in traffic lights to a shade of green. Now all local traffic lights are green, but human eyes still see this color as blue.

Please note: This article was updated in August 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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