Fun Facts That Will Amaze You

I’m so glad you enjoy the weekend tradition of Fun Facts. I learn something new each week, even if it’s weird. I love hearing your comments! 

Beaver eyelids are transparent so that they can see through them as they swim underwater.

The opposite of paranoia is pronoia. A person suffering from pronia feels that people or entities around them are plotting to do them good.

The fastest insect on earth is the Australian tiger beetle, Cicindela hudsoni. Clocking in at 5.6 mph, this incredible insect runs so fast, it has to slow down to see anything.

The black dot on the inside surface of a monarch’s wing distinguishes the male monarch butterfly from the female, which has no spot.

The German word “Kummerspeck” literally translates to “grief bacon” or “sorrow fat.” It refers to weight gain due to emotional eating.

“Wrap rage” is the anger and frustration felt when you are unable to open packages.

Boanthropy is a psychological disorder where people think they’re cows.

In the original Italian version of Cinderella, the benevolent fairy godmother figure was a cat.

Knitting was initially a male-only occupation. In fact, when the very first knitting union was established in Paris in 1527, no women were allowed.

The oleander is the official flower of the city of Hiroshima. It was the first to bloom again after the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945.

Have Fun,

Melinda

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