These Bizarre Phenomenons Prove That Reality Is Stranger Than Fiction

The world is full of infinite wonders—but how many of them have you actually observed? From a town that's been on fire for 50 years to beavers the size of human adults, all of these curious phenomenons are very, very real. Sometimes, reality really is stranger than fiction.

Only 85% of the Population Has This Muscle

Some people can wiggle their ears. Others can lick their elbow. Weird, evolutionary developments have stuck with certain humans longer than others, and that includes the palmaris longus muscle. Want to check? Hold out your arm and touch your thumb and your pinky together. If you see a raised tendon in the middle of your wrist, you're among the 85% of people who have a palmaris longus.


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The More You Know

  • A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time.
  • In the late 1600s, London was plagued by an attacker who would spank his victims with a rod and shout "Spanko!" before running away.
  • Cows have best friends.
  • Goats have accents.
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