Our list of 10 Weird Facts You Won’t Believe are true is the reason people say that truth is stranger than fiction.

The world can be a pretty incredible place.

10 Weird Facts You Won’t Believe Are True

1. Dead Bodies Get Turned Into Coral Reefs 10 weird facts you wont believe Coral Reefs

For those who romanticize a burial at sea, the company Eternal Reefs offers an innovative solution.

It mixes the cremated remains of a person with concrete to create a “pearl” onto which loved ones can etch personal messages, handprints, or (environmentally friendly) mementos.

The pearl is then encased in a “reef ball” that is dropped into the sea, where it provides a new habitat for fish and other sea life, helping encourage a vibrant ecosystem.

The circle of life at work!


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2. You can buy a flying bicycle. 10 weird facts you wont believe Flying Bicycle

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but British inventors John Foden and Yannick Read have come up with a bicycle that actually flies.

The XploreAir Paravelo is composed of a folding bicycle and a lightweight trailer that contains a biofuel-powered fan motor. The motor turns the fan, and with enough of a runway, it can reach up to 25 mph in the air and 4,000 feet in altitude.

While the inventors were unable to reach their funding goal to produce enough XploreAirs for wide availability, they are offering their inventive services through “bespoke production.”


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3. There’s a LEGO bridge in Germany that you can walk across. 10 weird facts you wont believe Lego Bridge

The German town of Wupperttal is home to Lego-Brücke, also known as LEGO Bridge—a bridge that looks like it’s made of candy-colored LEGO bricks, providing a foot- and bikeway for those looking to cross over the street below. Despite appearances, the bridge is not made of giant plastic bricks however, but concrete, and it was painted to look like the popular building toys by street artist Martin Heuwold.


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4. The inventor of the Pringles can is buried with one. 10 weird facts you wont believe Pringles Can

In 1966, Fredric Baur developed the ingenious idea for Procter & Gamble to uniformly stack chips inside a can instead of tossing them in a bag.

Baur was so proud of his invention that he wanted to take it to the grave—literally.

He communicated his burial wishes to his family, and when he died at age 89.

His children stopped at Walgreens on the way to the funeral home to buy his burial Pringles can.


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5. A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds. 10 weird facts you wont believe Cloud

Clouds are not as light and fluffy as they appear.

In fact, researchers have found that a single cloud weighs about 1.1 million pounds.

How do they know? Well, that number is calculated by taking the water density of a cloud and multiplying it by its volume.

Fortunately, the cloud can still “float” at that weight because the air below it is even heavier.


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6. A meteor exploded over Earth with the force of 10 atomic bombs and everyone missed it. 10 weird facts you wont believe meteor

You’d think if a spacial body met a phenomenally fiery fate right above our heads, we’d notice.

But when a meteor hit our atmosphere on Dec. 18, 2018, and exploded with a force that was 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, it wasn’t discovered by NASA scientists until after the fact.

Turns out, it went largely undetected because it took place over the Bering Sea in an area that was close, but not directly on, the path of commercial planes flying between North America and Asia.


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7. Someone tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. 10 weird facts you wont believe New Zealand

Some odd things have been sold on eBay, from a grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary to Justin Timberlake‘s half-eaten French toast.

But one of the strangest listings ever had to be for the country of New Zealand. That’s right: A man from Brisbane, Australia tried to sell New Zealand on eBay in 2006.

The listing described the country as “the dodgiest American Cup win ever” and said it has “very ordinary weather.”

Despite those selling points, the ridiculous auction gained a ton of interest.

The starting bid was 1 cent and after 6,000 hits and 22 bids, the selling price for New Zealand climbed all the way to $3,000.

Eventually, eBay caught wind of the auction and pulled it from its site. “Clearly New Zealand is not for sale,” a spokesperson for eBay Australia said at the time.


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8. Crying makes you feel happier. 10 weird facts you wont believe crying

They don’t call it a “good cry” for nothing.

Studies suggest that crying stimulates the production of endorphins, our body’s natural painkiller, and feel-good hormones, like oxytocin.

In short, crying more will ultimately lead to smiling more.


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9. Australia has pink and purple lakes. 10 weird facts you wont believe Australia pink lake

Lake Hillier sits on the edge of Middle Island, which is off the coast of Western Australia is known for its vibrant pink color, which is due to the presence of the algae Dunaliella salina.

It causes the lake’s salt content to create a red dye, which helps produce its bubble gum color. And despite the high salt levels, Lake Hillier is safe to swim in.

Hillier also has a purple-ish lake sibling. 

Hutt Lagoon, in Port Gregory on Western Australia’s Coral Coast, has a large amount of Dunaliella salina, too.

Depending on the season and the amount of cloud coverage, Hutt Lagoon can be different colors, ranging from red to pink to lilac.


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10. Grooves in the road on Route 66 play “America the Beautiful.” 10 weird facts you wont believe Route 66

New Mexico’s Department of Transportation decided to spice up a desolate quarter-mile stretch of Route 66 between Albuquerque and Tijeras.

Grooves were added in the road that plays music when you drive over them going the speed limit of 45 mph. The grooves work just like the rumble strips, which vibrate your car if you drift out of your lane.

These particular strips are positioned to create different pitches when you drive over them, and if you do, you can clearly hear “America the Beautiful” play through the vibrations in your car’s wheels.

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