20 Insane Facts To Quote To Your Friends

Who Needs Cars?

There is a Dutch village known as Giethoorn that has no roads, but instead uses canals and bridges to connect buildings. It once was completely car-free, though nowadays the town allows a few to roll around.

The Fulgates

The Fulgates of Troublesome Creek are a family that has been marked with generations of people who have blue skin. This likely occurred due to a mixture of inbreeding and the rare condition that the family carries, known as methemoglobinemia.

Earth-Shattering Events

Sometimes, when an earthquake occurs that is exceptionally powerful, it can actually alter the Earth’s rotation and therefore change how long our days are. For example, the earthquake that happened in Japan in 2011 lost us 2.8 microseconds.

The First Flush

Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho, released in 1960, was the first American film to show a toilet being flushed. Believe it or not, it was apparently put in for “shock effect”, since around this time American films never showed toilets.