10 WTF facts to start off the new year


Surprisingly weird facts that you probably didn't know, here are 10 WTF facts to begin the new year.

1. The gelatine in JELL-O is made from pork skins, horses and cattle bones, or split cattle hides.

Image credit: Heather-Rally

2. These backpacks for cows collect the methane from their farts and store it for energy. 

 Source: Youtube

3. Best friends disguise themselves as one large person to sneak into a movie.

4. There was a fad in the 1950s called booth stuffing where teens would try to stuff themselves in phone booths.

5. Dirty thoughts can help improve your memory, according to research. 

6. If you pour cold water into a person's ear, their eyes will move in direction of the opposite ear, if you pour warm water into their ear, their eyes will move towards that ear. This is used to test for brain damage and is called caloric stimulation.

7. There's a guy in portland who plays a set of bagpipes that shoot flames while dressed as Darth Vader and riding a unicycle.

8. Before his arrest, Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán would sometimes stroll into restaurants, take people's cellphones, eat a meal, then leave after paying everyone's tabs.

9. A scientific study concluded that "We Are the Champions" by Queen is the catchiest pop song in history.

Source: Wikipedia

10. When there were no clocks, candle clocks were used that burned a set amount of hours, if you wanted an alarm, you pushed a nail at the desired time length in the candle and when it melted to that point, the nail would fall and clank on the metal holder alerting you. 

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