10 Crazy Facts That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Sameera Ehteram
Some things in life sound too strange to be true. However, no matter how unbelievable the following facts may sound, there are 100 percent accurate.

Russia’s Country Code is 007

Telephone numbers in Russia are under a unified numbering plan with Kazakhstan, both of which share the international code +7 (or 007). Following the Soviet break-up, all of its former republics, except Russia and Kazakhstan, switched to new country codes.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be written using the letters a single row of the keyboard

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Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words

The word comes from hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian, an extension of sesquipedalian with monstrum (“monster”) and also included is a truncated, misspelled form of hippopotamus. It is intended to exaggerate the length of the word itself and emphasize the fear of the size of words.

The names of all continents end with the same letter with which they start.

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When you fall in love you lose two close friends

No, it’s not just something that came out of thin air, there’s actually research showing that on average, when asked to list the members of their core group of friends, people name five friends. People in romantic relationships could only name an average of four close relationships. That means you lose two friends from a group of five and then add your new lover to get to a total of four.

Humans can swim through the arteries of a blue whale’s massive heart

The blue whale is the largest animal to have ever lived. It’s even more gigantic than the biggest of dinosaurs. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that several of its organs are the largest in the animal kingdom. Its tongue weighs around 2.7 tons and its mouth is large enough to hold up to 90 tons of food and water.

Though the heart weighs 600 kilograms and can accommodate a human swimming around inside, such a phenomenon is impossible as the blue whale has a throat that is quite small for its size and cannot swallow an object wider than a beach ball.

The name Jessica was created by Shakespeare

Yes, the name was first used by Shakespeare in his play "The Merchant of Venice" (1596) for Shylock’s daughter.

The Pope was once a bouncer

Pope Francis is like no other pope before him. The pontiff claimed that he was once a bouncer at a nightclub in his native Argentina.

He has also swept floors, run tests in a chemical laboratory and as leader of the Jesuit community in Argentina, he did the priests' laundry.

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