Some Examples of Strange Facts

  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words .
  • Nintendo originally operated as a trading card company .
  • Strawberries are not really berries .
  • Bananas are examples of berries .
  • The Anglo-Zanzibar War (1896) is the shortest war in history lasting for 38 minutes .
  • In 2007 , Iran arrested 14 squirrels on suspicion of spying .
  • An octopus has three hearts.
  • Mauritania was the last country to abolish slavery in 2007 .
  • There’s a McDonald’s on every continent except Antarctica .
  • Jamaica’s flag is the only national flag that does not share the colours of the U.S. flag or the Union Jack .
  • In South Korea , there’s a number for reporting spies – 113 .
  • Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.
  • The Exorcist was the first horror film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture .
  • Russia’s bigger than Pluto .
  • A man managed to get honours from both the Allies and the Axis during World War II . His name was Joan Pujol Garcia and he worked as a double agent against Germany throughout the war . The Germans never realized that they had been fooled .

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