There are several hundred questions which intrigue humanity even now. While not all the questions have answers, we have collected 11 such questions which arouse curiosity among the people and have found answers to all of them. Questions like, Why do female deer’s respond to the cries of a human baby? Why do we humans often forget what we intended to do or where did we intend to go? Why did Pharaoh Ramesses II need a passport? Who was it that stole Queen Victoria’s lingerie? has stayed unanswered for too long. Hence, we decided to do the digging and find the answers. The good news is that along with the above-mentioned questions; we have found answers to many more of such question.
We are going to reveal to you 11 weird facts about the world that you never knew and once you read these facts we are damn sure you will exclaim, “Wow, I didn’t know that.” So let’s go on a roller coaster ride:
- Every person, dead or alive, needs a passport to travel across France:
Yes, you read it absolutely According to the French Law any person, whether dead or alive, needs to have a passport to travel in and out of France. It is for this reason that the Egyptian Government made a passport for Pharaoh Ramesses II so that they could bring his dead body to France and restore it. Interestingly, when the plane which had the dead body of Pharaoh Ramesses II landed in Paris, it was greeted with full state honors.
- A boy who secretly lived in Buckingham Palace used to steal Queen Victoria’s Lingerie
The boy who used to steal Queen Victoria’s Lingerie was caught red-handed on the night of 14th December in 1838. It was a night porter on duty who caught the boy who was covered with soot. According to his report, the boy on that night was wearing 2 pairs of pants and had hidden several female panties in his pocket.
The further investigations revealed that the boy used to hide behind the furniture or inside of the chimneys during the day time and used to walk around the palace at night. He had also overheard the conversations of the royal meeting which took place at the table under which he used to hide sometimes. The boy revealed that he would simply take out food from the kitchen to satisfy his hunger and used to wash his clothes in the laundry. The most astonishing fact was that the boy managed to live in the palace for over a year and was also caught 3 more times after he was caught stealing the queen’s lingerie.
- Each person has a unique belly button
Scientists have been able to prove that the belly button of each person is unique and also the fact that there are about 2400 different species of bacteria living in a person’s navel. The experts are of the opinion that about half of those 2400 species may be new to science. It is the composition of these bacteria’s that make each person’s belly button unique.
A team of scientists discovered a bacteria which is found only in the soil of Japan in the navel of a person who had never visited the country neither did he have any ties with the country.
- Female Deer immediately runs to help if they hear a human baby cry.
Scientists have found that the cry of a human baby falls within the same frequency as that of a crying calf deer. It is due to this fact that female deer’s instinctively run to help as soon as they listen to the cries of a human baby.
- Why do we forget things? Why do we forget what we intended to do?
As per the findings of the psychologists, passing a doorway activates an effect which is known as ‘doorway effect’ – where the brain creates a mechanism to divide one group of memories from another.
As soon as we step into another room, our brain archives all the thoughts we had in our mind in the previous room and creates new space for the tasks and impressions in the new room. It is due to this effect that we easily forget what we intended to do.
- Ravens know more about justice than we humans
It has been found that the Ravens almost always act together and share the food they collect so that everyone in the group gets an equal share. If any of the Ravens notice that one of them is taking more than its share the other Ravens instantly lose their trust in that bird and stop cooperating with the cheater bird henceforth.
- Julius Caesar was caught by the Pirates while crossing the Aegean Sea who demanded a buyout of 1,400 lb of silver
Going by the records, Julius Caesar got extremely angry at the pirates when he learned about their demand. He was furious at the fact because he thought he was more valuable than the ransom demand of the pirates and hence made the pirates increase the buyout price to 3,400 lb of silver.
Once he was bought out, Julius gathered his fleet, came back to the island of the pirates, executed them and took back the silver and other treasures the pirates had collected over the years.
- Matriosha Lake in the Philippines
There is a lake in the Philippines which is considered by many as one of the unique places on Earth. Lake Taal on the Luzon Island has its own volcanic island where the lake with the name Vulcan point is located. Hence, it is an island in the lake located on the island in the lake on the island.
- French eat a particular dish by covering their head with a napkin
It is recommended that the dish made from Ortolan Bunting, a small singing bird, should be eaten by covering your head with a napkin. While some of them say that covering the head with a napkin helps to enjoy the aroma of the dish, others are of the view that covering is meant to hide from God while eating a wonderful creature of the God.
- Ravenmaster draws a salary of $31,900 a year in the Tower of London.
The Ravens of the Tower of London have a special symbolic meaning for Great Britain. It is for this reason that these birds are on the supply of the state. Also, there is a special Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster who is responsible for taking care and also feeding the birds. This Ravenmaster who protects the birds from danger is paid a salary of $31,900 every year.
- Japanese Scientists have created a special fire alarm for the deaf
Air Water Safety Service, a Japanese Company, has developed a fire alarm which uses the smell of wasabi rather than the sound. As soon as it gets triggered, it emits a mist that serves as an alarm. This mist doesn’t cause a burning sensation in the eyes. The gadget is created with a view to being helpful to those people who cannot hear the sound of the alarm.