Crazy Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

The world is a crazy place. Even the most ordinary, boring, everyday stuff can turn out to have a weird backstory—or do something you had no idea it could.

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Humans are the Only Animals That Enjoy Spicy Foods

It’s an evolutionary mystery that scientists have had trouble explaining, but humans are the only animals who actually enjoy eating spicy food. There does not seem to be any health benefits to eating painful peppers (though some research finds that it may fight off fungus), so the best reason some have suggested is the thrill factor—no different than the fact that we are the only animals that like rollercoasters and scary movies. 

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2 Potato Chips Cause More Weight Gain Than Any Other Food

A Harvard University study of more than 120,000 people found that potato chips were to blame for the gain of an average of 1.69 pounds per person over four years. Other fatteners: potatoes (1.28 pounds), sugar-sweetened beverages (1.00 pounds), and unprocessed red meats (0.95 pounds).


3 A mattress doubles its weight after 10 years

  • A mattress doubles its weight after 10 years of usage, collecting dust and dust mites. Throughout this time, vermin eat tiny parts of our skin, which fall down into the mattress folds.


4 On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.

On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.

5 An octopus has three hearts.

An octopus has three hearts.

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