"Fun facts" generally refers to a tidbit of information about a specific topic which the general public might not have otherwise known about.

But the first word in that term can be misleading.

Indeed, some "fun facts" reveal information that isn't remotely "fun" in the slightes.

Redditor Alternative_kachocho was curious to hear some "fun facts" which were anything but fun, leading them to ask:

What's a 'fun fact' that isn’t fun at all?"


Ironically, something you likely don't think about...

"Your brain blocks you from feeling your organs moving around inside you."- Aydengeist06

Try watching Finding Nemonow...

"Only one in a thousand sea turtles born actually make it to adulthood."- Sebs_123

Shocking new light on an age old classic

"In the books, Stuart Little was never explicitly called a mouse."

"He's pretty much described as a deformed mouse-esque person born form human parents."- Red_Beard47

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Nature running it's course...

"There's a bird that feeds its younger offspring to the eldest."- Teacup_Cult

I have no allergies... yet

"Speaking from personal experience here, but your body can randomly decide to become allergic to damn near everything edible at any time."

"Not very fun."- smallemochick

Those poor, innocent creatures.

"In some regions of Australia, 90 percent of koalas have chlamydia, which poses a threat to the species' extinction unless a vaccine is created or widespread koala culling takes place."- tiffanyjcruse

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They'd still be here if they weren't so delicious...

"The giant tortoise was so delicious, it caused not only itself to be hunted to extinction, but also the dodo."

"Giant tortoise meat was supposedly better tasting than chicken."

"It's fat tasted better spread on bread than butter."

"Also, it was the perfect food for sailors at the time, as their bladders stored 1 litre of purified water, and they could survive without food in hibernation for almost a whole year in the hull of a ship."

"Not to mention, because they evolved without humans, they were easy to hunt."

"You could tie one to your back, and roll another to the ship and they would just let you."

"It was so delicious, they went unrecorded for a long time because expeditions to bring living samples of wildlife to Europe kept eating them on the way."

"Conversely, the dodo, while as easily captured by sailors, tasted awful."

"It was completely unpalatable."

"HOWEVER, one day, someone discovered if you cooked dodo meat in the more delicious tortoise fat, it tasted just like chicken."

"So now, sailors were hunting a few tortoises at a time for their fat and water, storing them, and then hunting dodos on the daily."

"Overhunting, plus the introduction of rats to the environment (because sailors) which would eat eggs, led go the population to decline at a rate they could not breed to keep up, leading to both animals going extinct."- Kyhan

Don't forget the nose plugs

"Antarctica smells like penguin poop."

"Antarctica is a desert, it is too cold for bacteria to live."

"Nothing there to clean up penguin droppings."

"If you are close enough to see penguins, you will also smell them."- gummby8

Makes those long lines so worth it...

"The TSA missed 96% of contraband during an inspection in 2015."- omegasix321

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Truly tragic.

"The person who had the first facial transplant had her face chewed up by her Labrador dog while asleep due to sleeping pill overdose." - User Deleted

It's hard not to read some of these "fun facts" and wonder if there should be an alternative term for the facts which aren't fun.

Alternative facts?

Oh yeah, probably not....


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