12 Bizarre Facts About Jellyfish That Will Blow Your Mind

March 29, 2014

1. Some have “immortal” properties.

The immortal jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii) ages like Benjamin Button—when a crisis like starvation presents itself, the jellyfish’s cells transform and revert to their earliest form, a polyp, making this type of jellyfish potentially immortal. Keep reading for more incredibly bizarre facts about jellyfish!

2. They have no “sides”.

Jellyfish have no right or left side—only a top and bottom—as they are symmetrical around a central axis that runs the length of their bodies.

3. Jellyfish are a boon to cancer research.

Green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) from the Aequorea victoria jellyfish species have transformed bio-medical research. The glow-in-the-dark proteins can illuminate specific proteins within the human body to track microscopic activity (for instance, cancer growth).
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The 5 Most Fascinating Facts From Today I Found Out

January 28, 2014

Fascinating Facts About Purple Carrots

Before The 17th Century, Almost All Cultivated Carrots Were Purple

The modern day orange carrot wasn’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the existing purple carrot and gradually developed them into the orange variety we have today. Before this, almost all carrots were purple with some mutated yellow and white carrots. These mutations were rarely cultivated and lacked the purple pigment anthocyanin.

It is thought that the modern day orange carrot was developed by crossing the mutated yellow and white rooted carrots as well as varieties of wild carrots, which are quite distinct from cultivated varieties.

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99 Interesting Facts About The World To Blow Your Mind

January 27, 2014

Satiate your curiosity for the world around us with these 99 bizarre, hilarious, and downright interesting facts:

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Lifeforms Living On Your Skin

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OJ Simpson As The Terminator

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Initials On The Moon

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The World's Longest Traffic Jam

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University Of Nebraska Stadium

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Weight Of A Hummingbird

Vacant Houses And The Homeless Population In America

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Two Headed Snakes

Walk The Earth

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FDA Regulations On Raisins

Jellyfish Are 95 Percent Water

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Biggest Tapeworm

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Sneeze Too Hard

Louis Armstrong Lip Callouses

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British Tanks And Tea

A big thanks to Mental Floss, Today I Found Out, and Wikipedia for providing the inspiration and information for this post.

And if you enjoyed these interesting facts about the world, check out the most interesting facts about space and fifty stunning photos of planet earth!

The Five Most Interesting Wedding Traditions From Around The World

December 22, 2013

Interesting Wedding Traditions: Cupid’s Arrows

Interesting Wedding Traditions Yugur Celebration

Source: Xinhua Net

While the shooting of Cupid’s arrows, a woman riding a white stallion, and a battle between families might conjure images of a Harlequin romance gone awry, in reality those events are little more than the traditional wedding ceremony of the Yugur people. Residing in China’s Gansu province, the Yugur ethnic group puts most Western wedding ceremonies to shame in terms of time and grandeur. Yugur wedding ceremonies typically last for over 48 hours, wherein all of the aforementioned customs take place.

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Six Surprising Author Facts That Are Bound To Blow Your Mind

December 21, 2013

Author Facts: Roald Dahl

As one of the world’s best loved children’s authors, the last thing you’d expect of Roald Dahl is that he’d be a real life James Bond. During World War II, Dahl got a taste of the bad guys, an action-packed lifestyle and a fair share of his very own dashing Dahl girls as a British undercover spy.

A dab hand in the RAF, Dahl took down German pilots single handedly. According to letters he kept during his time as wing commander, after a long day’s work, his sexual conquests ranged from the heiress of a Standard Oil fortune to a glamorous congresswoman, with countless other women falling at his feet.

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The Weirdest Wedding Traditions In The World

November 3, 2013
Blackening Scotland Tradition

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Weddings are meant to be one of the happiest days in the lives of two devoted partners, but there are a few wacky wedding customs from around the world that can throw a spanner in the works. From throwing soot over the bride to banging pots and pans on the couple’s wedding night, some traditions are just plain weird.

Blackening of the Bride and Groom

Blackening Wedding Traditon

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Up in the Highlands of Scotland, there lies an age-old wedding custom that quite literally puts the bride and groom in a sticky situation. The ‘Blackening of the Bride’ ritual involves throwing treacle, soot and flour, at the happy couple to ward off evil spirits that might undermine their marriage. Nowadays, it’s a good excuse for the in-laws to hurl things at the bride and it’s believed that if you can endure the blackening, then you can handle marriage.

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