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30 Amazing Weird Facts That Will Blow Your Mind | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly nearly 160 years ago a Frenchman and a Russian fired bullets at each other in Crimean war and their bullets actually collided.
  2. The man who once had the longest beard in the world amazingly died when he accidentally stepped on it and broke his neck.
  3. The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups amazingly persisted from 1922 to 1987.
  4. Amazing fact is that a couple’s three children were born on 8/8/08, 9/9/09, and 10/10/10. Chad and Barbie Soper of Rockford, MI somehow managed this feat!
  5. In 1975 baby in Detroit fell 14 stories on Joseph Figlock walking below. Amazingly few years later it happened to them once again. Both survived.
  6. In 1945 a person survived atomic blast at hiroshima by spending night at air raid shelter , took morning train to Nagasaki to attend his regular job where He survived another atomic blast.
  7. In 1926, a waiter in Budapest committed suicide. Amazingly he left his suicide note in the form of a crossword and the police had to get help from the public to solve it.
  8. Roy C. Sullivan, a US park ranger in Virginia was struck by lightning on seven different occasions between 1942 and 1977 and survived.
  9. A 13-year-old boy was struck by lightning at 13:13 hours on Friday the 13th 2010 in Lowestoft, England.
  10. The world record for time without sleep is held by Randy Gardner, who went without for 264 hours, roughly twice as long as it would take for most people to die of sleep deprivation! It hasn’t been broken since 1964.
  11. Amazing fact is a  Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant in World War II refused to surrender to U.S. forces after WWII. Instead, he hid in Guam in Jungle cave. He returned to Japan in 1972, 27 years after World War II ended. He had been declared dead in 1944. He had never heard of jet planes, television, or the atomic bomb.
  12. Cathie Jung of Old Mystic, Connecticut has a waist that is amazing 15 inches wide! She has worn corsets every day for over 12 years. She’s not a naturally small person either. Her hips and bust are each 39 inches.
  13. Amazingly an Indian holy man , Prahlad Jani claims he hasn’t eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many repeated tests and observations over two weeks in 2004 & again in 2010 proving no intake of food or fluid and no evidence of passing urine or passing stool , doctors still don’t know how it’s possible.
  14. The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.
  15. 69-year old Cha Sa-soon took her driving test once or twice every weekday for 5 years, beginning in April of 2005! She passed after amazing 960 attempts. She used to pass driving test but used to fail in written section.
  16. Bobby Leach, a circus stuntman from Cornwell, England ,the first man to survive going over Niagara Falls later amazingly died from slipping on an orange peel.
  17. In 1974, a British health nut Basil Brown drank himself to death with carrot juice. He guzzled 10 gallons of carrot juice in a span of 10 days! This gave him 10,000 times the recommended amount of vitamin A and ultimately led to his untimely death from severe liver damage.
  18. In 1911, three men were hung for the murder of Sir Edmund Berry at Greenbury Hill. Amazingly their last names were Green, Berry, and Hill.
  19. Amazingly a Chinese woman Ha Wenjin quit her job and sold her house and car in order to adopt over 1,500 dogs and 200 cats.
  20. 56-year-old Ashrita Furman of New York City has set amazing 311 Guinness World Records in his lifetime since 1979 and still currently holds 123 of them.
  21. Amazing story is that of Frane Selak, a Croatian music teacher survived 7 times in serious accidents from 1962 to 1996 in train , airplane , bus and car. He bought a lottery ticket for the first time in 40 years in 2003 at the age of 74. He ended up winning $1 million.
  22. Lal Bihari (born 1961) is a farmer from Uttar Pradesh, India tried to apply for a bank loan in 1976 and found out that he was officially dead due to his uncle bribing a government official to register him as dead so that he would get the ownership of Bihari’s land. Amazing fact is that he fought Indian government for 18 years from 1976 to 1994 to prove that he was alive.
  23. Yoshiro Nakamatsu (born June 26, 1928), is the Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including the floppy disk . Amazingly he has been photographing and retrospectively analyzing every meal he has consumed during a period of 34 years.
  24. Amazing story is that of a blind, bald, near deaf man Edwin Robinson was struck by lightning in 2008 and all three conditions were fixed.
  25. Dashrath Manjhi , a man lived in a village near Gaya in Bihar, India . His wife, Falguni Devi, passed away due to a lack of medical treatment as doctor was 70 km away across the mountain. Amazingly over next 22 years from 1960 to 1982 he singlehandedly carved a 360 foot long, 25 foot high, and 30 foot wide road  so that vehicles could get through mountain in the Gehlour hills to reduce the distance from 70 km to 1 km for medical help.
  26. A postal carrier named Gabriel March Grandos, 22, of Palma de Mallorca, Spain got sentenced to 384,912 years in prison for neglecting to deliver close to 43 thousand letters.
  27. Amazingly 31 year old man, Jerome Moody drowned at a party of 100 lifeguards celebrating a summer with no drownings in New Orleans in 1985. Party was to celebrate the first summer in memory that no one had drowned at a New Orleans city pool. 4 lifeguards were on duty on poolside but didn’t notice anything.
  28. Two brothers were killed within exactly 1 year of each other . Seventeen year old Erskine Lawrence Ebbin was struck and killed by a taxi while driving a moped in 1975 . Amazing and tragic coincidence was that this was exactly 1 year after his 17 year old brother was killed by the same taxi, holding the same passenger, driving the same moped, at the same intersection.
  29. A college student Alex Tew had an amazing idea to sell pixels on a website for education funding! Each pixel on his website was sold for for $1. There were 1 million pixels in total for him to make $1 million.
  30. A pioneer named Thomas Austin brought 24 rabbits from England to his property in Australia for hunting in 1800’s.  Amazing mind boggling fact is that in 61 years it’s population grew to 400 million! It was the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal anywhere in the world.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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