A woman experienced a Brazil Nut allergy after the allergen was passed to her from her partner's semen during intercourse. The researchers believe this to be the first case of a sexually transmitted allergic reaction. jiaci.org/summary/vol17-i…
The white dashed lines on US highways are 10 feet long. And the space in between them runs 30 feet long. Most people believe that they’re only 2-4 feet long at most. news.osu.edu/slow-down---…
Today I learned of a "cargo cult" in the South Pacific who worship an American soldier named John Frum. The cult started after American troops visited the island in WWII, with much more advanced technology than the indigenous people had ever seen. The cult believes John Frum will one day return, bringing cargo. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Today I learned of people who drill holes into their skulls and advocate the health benefits. They call it "Trepanning" and believe it can benefit brain health and mood disorders. Two men in Utah were charged for performing the procedure on a woman without a medical license. There is no evidence of benefit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
Dolphins sometimes play with Orcas, even though some Orcas eat Dolphins. Researchers believe this is because Orcas that eat red meat tend to avoid Orcas that only eat fish, so if they stay near the fish-eaters, they won't encounter the mammal-eaters. cbc.ca/news/technology/pa…
Lions don't eat hyenas after killing them. Some biologists believe that lions do not like the taste of hyena meat while some say it is because hyenas aren’t a nutritious diet for them. animalhype.com/mammals/do…
While 4-8% of people have at least one food allergy, a large proportion of people in developed countries believe they have food allergies when they actually do not have them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Before Houdini died, he and his wife agreed that if Houdini found it possible to communicate after death, he would communicate the message "Rosabelle believe", a secret code which they agreed to use. Rosabelle was their favorite song. sandiegoreader.com/news/1…
Sony didn't believe that Aaron Sorkin's 162 page script for 'The Social Network' would come out under 2 hours. David Fincher timed Sorkin reading it aloud. The reading took 1 hour and 59 minutes, which was the exact running time of the final cut youtube.com/watch?v=Ya3jO…
The widowed wife of Lee Harvey Oswald (the man who shot JFK), Marina Oswald Porter, is still alive and living in Texas. She still believes that he was innocent of the assassination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Empire actor Terrence Howard believes that "1 Γ— 1 = 2". He has even created his own mathematical language of logic called "Terrology", to try to prove it. He claims he quit an engineering degree at the Pratt Institute over disagreements with a professor regarding his hypothesis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
The Leeroy Jenkins video was scripted satire. "We didn’t think anyone would believe it was real" said the creator in 2017 kotaku.com/the-makers-of-…
90s TV presenter Noel Edmonds believes that he is constantly accompanied by two melon-sized "spiritual energy" balls, which appear over his shoulders. He has asserted that the orbs appear only on digital photographs. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Cuckoo Birds are considered as β€œBrood Parasites” due to the mother laying her eggs in various birds nests. they are able to lay eggs in various colours to match the nest eggs. The baby birds look similar to other birds babies so the mother bird believes they are theirs and feeds them! sciencenewsforstudents.or…
Twins are becoming more common than ever. Around 1915, 1 in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2%. The rate increased to 3.3% by 2010 (1 in every 30 babies born is a twin). Scientists believe that older woman tend to have more twins and couples tend to start families later nowadays. verywellfamily.com/increa…
Canadians secretly buried a Loonie at center ice at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Many believe it was lucky and helped the Canadians win both the men and women gold medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
Instagram star Dan Bilzerian's father Paul was involved in one of the SEC's longest running fraud cases. He spent 25 hiding assets from the US gov. and the SEC finally admitted defeat. Many believe Dan's fortune didn't come from poker, as he claims, but he simply inherited money from his father. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
There is a psychological condition called Capgras Syndrome where a person believes their loved ones have been replaced by imposters. It is also called β€œImposter Syndrome” because of this. webmd.com/mental-health/i…
A sufferer of Truman Show delusion (a condition in which a person believes their live is a staged reality show) traveled all the way to New York City to check whether the World Trade Center had fallen, believing the 9/11 attacks to be an elaborate plot twist in his personal storyline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Llamas that spend too much time around humans are prone to BERSERK LLAMA SYNDROME. Such llamas believe that humans are fellow llamas, and sneak up behind them to attack. taylorllamas.com/BMS.html
In 2008 suspected serial murderer Ricky Simonds was found dead of heat stroke in the trunk of his ex-girlfriends car. Investigators on the case believe Simonds was waiting in the trunk to ambush and murder his ex-girlfriend, when he became locked in the vehicle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Brazilians deeply believe that Santos Dumont was the first person to fly not the Wright Brothers. wright-brothers.org/Histo…
Christopher Nolan believes that "audiences can sense when things are actually there instead of just being all computer generated", which is why he prefers to build practical sets whenever possible. cinemablend.com/new/10-In…
As of 2013, 61% of Americans believe Lee Harvey Oswald didn't kill JFK alone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
People who are susceptible to Hay Fever can experience a short term burning or itchy sensation when eating Fruit, due to "Oral Allergy Syndrome", in which your body reacts to something it mistakenly believes is pollen. verywellhealth.com/apple-…
In 1948-1958, a man wore 30lb, 3 toed lead shoes and stomped around a Florida beach during the night, leading people to believe there was a 15ft tall penguin roaming their lands. The hoax was only revealed 40 years later. tampabay.com/features/hum…
The ancestors of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who harbored and set John Wilkes Booth’s broken leg after killing President Lincoln, still believe he was innocent and did not know it was Booth at his house that night, even though he was famous, Dr. Mudd had met him multiple times, and he knew of the plot. drmudd.org/
Evolutionary musicologists believe that human ancestors evolved musical ability to help signal alliances between rival groups, long before advanced languages emerged, among other theories. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evo…
There is a thing called the "sweater curse." Some knitters believe that knitting a sweater for a signifcant other and giving it to them as a gift will result in a breakup. A 2005 poll found that 15% of knitters have experienced it firsthand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
Today I learned of Oprichniki, a force led by Ivan the Terrible which wore black clothing and rode black horses. They rode with severed dogs heads as they terrorized Russia and Ivan carried a canine head made of iron jaws which opened and snapped shut as he galloped. Some believe this force was his wife's idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opr…
An Italian atheist group wanted to advertise on buses "The bad news is that God does not exist. The good news is you don't need it". When they were refused, they changed it to "The good news is there are millions of atheists in Italy. The excellent news is they believe in freedom of speech" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned of the McGuire twins, former wrestlers and Guinness World Record heaviest twins. One died on a motorcycle at 32 yrs, driving to Niagara Falls's Ripley's Believe It Or Not. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Shingo, a small village in northern Japan, claims to be home to the descendants of Jesus. They believe another man was crucified in his place, and Jesus fled across Siberia to Japan, where he had a family and died at age 106. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Today I learned of erotomania, a delusional disorder in which a person believes another person, often famous or important, is in love with them. The person suffering from this delusion might think the person of interest is sending them subliminal messages. This disorder is most often seen in women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ero…
While many believe that earth's oxygen comes from rainforests, tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton contribute 50-80% of the oxygen on earth earthsky.org/earth/how-mu…
A Sperm whale can click at about 236 decibels, making it the loudest animal on Earth. Some researchers believe they can contact each other in the ocean even from opposite sides of the planet. For comparison, a jet engine takeoff registers 150 dB. NASA's Saturn V rocket launch registered 204 dB. youtube.com/watch?v=zsDwF…
Scientists believe that the egg came first.The first chicken egg was laid by a bird who wasn't a chicken. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Bhangmeter is the device used to measure yield of nuclear weapon.It is named after the hindi word for cannabis as a joke that only a person on drugs would believe the bhangmeter to work properly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bha…
Three cows that were swept off an island in North Carolina during Hurricane Dorian were found alive on a different island. Cape Lookout National Seashore Park officials say they believe the three stranded cows swam up to five miles. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
There exists a conspiracy theory which states that Bob Marley was "assassinated" by a CIA agent who gave him a Converse shoe infected with cancer, which spread from his toe to his brain. Among those who believe in this theory as T.I. and Busta Rhymes. nme.com/news/music/t-i-an…
Today I learned about 78-year-old twin sisters Margaret and Marjorie Barthel β€” who were purposefully and lovingly feeding rats, nurturing an exponentially multiplying population of rats on the affluent Westside of LA, which experts believe ranged from tens of thousands to as many as a half-million Rats laweekly.com/palisades-ra…
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) does not believe it is important for students to take calculus in high school, saying β€œthe pump that is pushing more students into more advanced mathematics ever earlier is not just ineffective: It is counter-productive.” nctm.org/uploadedFiles/St…
Julian Jaynes theorized early man’s state of mind was one in which one side of the brain spoke, while the other listened and obeyed. The voices were experienced as auditory hallucinations, and Jaynes theorized that this lead people to believe the voices were coming from God. youtube.com/watch?v=zAiN3…
'Star Spangled Banner' only became the anthem of the USA in 1931, after the huge outcry caused by Robert Ripley, who denounced in one of his famous "Believe it or Not" cartoons that the country, in fact, had no official anthem up until then. awb.com/dailydose/?p=1949
Today I learned scientists have been able to track the history of the AIDS virus. Through research they believe 'patient zero' lived Cameroon in Africa, and contracted the disease around 1908, after hunting a chimp and being infected with SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus) wnycstudios.org/podcasts/…
:Police in West Midlands, U.K. have hung posters with photographs of staring eyes exploiting a phenomenon called β€œgaze detection". While humans evolved it to avoid being eaten by predators, some law enforcement agencies believe that it might actually help to deter some crimes. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
There is a Russian neopagan movement called Anastasianism, named after Anastasia, a beautiful woman the founder met in Siberia whom adherents believe to be a deity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
Many scholars believe that William Shakespeare invented the β€œKnock-knock joke”. An early iteration appears in Act 2, Scene 3 of Macbeth β€˜Knock, knock! Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub?’ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
White holes are predicted by the theory of general relativity. They are the opposite of e black hole. They expel matter and nothing can enter its event horizon. Some believe that the big bang was a white hole. youtube.com/watch?v=S4aqG…
Nobody really knows when or where yo-yos come from. Some historians even believe that they could have originated as early as 1000 BCE in China. nevadainventors.org/yo-yo…

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