Have you ever found yourself sitting in a traffic jam? What if you sat in one for over five days? And did you know know that there’s actually a type of doorknob that disinfects itself over time? If you’re a fan of trivia facts, keep on reading. We’ve compiled a list of crazy facts that will make you wonder if we’re actually telling you the truth.The traffic jam started on the China National Highway on August 14, 2010, and looked pretty similar to the traffic jam you see here from 2015. The traffic jam was around 60 miles long and some drivers reported being stuck for a total of five days!
May 18, 1980, was the day Mount St. Helens erupted and took the lives of 57 people, who were completely unprepared for the eruption. It was the worst volcanic event in United States history. The US Geological Survey reports that most of the people that were killed by asphyxiation from inhaling hot ash. A number of bodies were never found.
Benjamin Franklin designed the wise coin in 1787. The motto we see today, “In God We Trust,” didn’t appear on the U.S. coin until 1864.
Trufresh, a company from Connecticut, began freezing their lobsters the same way they froze their salmon. They discovered that the lobsters would sometimes come back to life.
He began hiccupping in 1922 and wasn’t able to stop until 1990! For the first few decades he would hiccup up to 40 times in a minute! Eventually, it slowed down to 20 hiccups a minute.
The word mortgage stems from a “Law French” term that was used during the middle ages by English lawyers. The term means “death pledge” and is talking about when an obligation is fulfilled, or the property has been foreclosed on, then the pledge is ending, or dying.
Apple wanted to see how far their fans would go for them, so they launched The Apple Collection in 1986.
The machine, called a bankograph, was invented in 1960. It made it possible for customers to deposit their money into the machine instead of having to go into the lobby. The idea didn’t catch on because “the only people using the machines were prostitutes and gamblers who didn’t want to deal with tellers face to face.”
On March 13, 1984, the first cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was purchased for $3,995! Considering the battery only lasted a half an hour, it was more of a toy that rich people could show off. And it was so heavy that it was nicknamed “The Brick”!
You may not believe it, but it’s the word “run” and it has 645 different meanings!
And every single year she counts every one of them!
So if you find yourself in a situation where a gorilla is burping in your face, you know it’s because he’s having a good time!
That’s way too many people that haven’t been able to build a snowman like this one built during one of the recent snowfalls in Japan.
Lions, jaguars, leopards, and tigers are the only cats that roar! It seems to be that a bone called the hyoid, located near the larynx, is the reason why this happens.
When a rubber ball hits the ground it changes its shape, causing it to lose energy. This doesn’t happen to a glass ball. And since the glass ball isn’t losing any energy it is able to go higher than the rubber one.
According to Wikipedia, the process is called the “Oligodynamic Effect.” Apparently, it only takes 8 hours for it to disinfect. Not really helpful if people keep touching it, though.
The tree was discovered in 2006 and stands at 379.7 feet tall! It’s somewhere in the Redwood National Park in California, but the exact location is kept a secret to ensure that no one can vandalize it.