Knowledge is power. The more you know the better off you are, but there are just a few things we all know that have no use and frankly can just seem, odd that our brain is retaining it. Next time you're in the middle of a stagnant dinner conversation with a person of your opposing political view... throw out a tidbit or two that will make them do a double take and have them wonder who you really are? Until then, just keeping using the brain storage as prep for 'Jeopardy.'

Redditor u/CREEPER_AWMAN420 was wondering surprising things we all understand by asking.... What is one fact you know that will make other people respond with "and why the heck do you know that?"


2 WHAT?

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Flatworms are dual gendered and mate by fencing with their penises. The winner is the one that penetrates the others skin first. Some species have 2 penises. luddelol

A Slow Boil. 

It takes about 5-6 hours in a boiling lye bath to fully dissolve a body. Less if the pot you're using has a pressure cooker attachment. All you'll be left with is bone shadows (little undissolved bits of calcium that can be crushed) and a pinkish grey slurry that can be neutralized with vinegar so it can be safely dumped.

EDIT: I learned about this from disposing of deer carcasses. After harvesting the usable meat, we take the offal and bones, pop the joints and chuck them in the pot. Let it go outside for a few hours, then discreetly dispose of the slurry. Glaciata

Oh Bee-rother! 

A bee's testicles explode when they mate.

Edit: As many people are pointing this out. I will add that the explosion is loud enough it can be heard

Edit #2: Their penis is also blown off by the explosion and occasionally gets stuck in the queen. (Courtesy of u/Gibbothemediocre) KiethTheBeast

Make that $$$

Strippers have to pay to work at their clubs.

Usually they have to also pay the House Mom and DJ. Every private room they book, 20%-30% goes to the house.

A lot of dancers will also wear watches while working to make sure they're not spending too much time with one person (if they're not getting paid properly) since they can't carry their phones around. EveFluff

Natural Poop.

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Wombats naturally crap out cube-shaped poop. Scientists think it's so they can stack it to mark their territory without it rolling away. sswitch404

Yes Broccoli! 

Broccoli and cauliflower are man-made. It was carefully bred by Italian farmers more than 2,000 years ago, carefully breeding different types of wild cabbage to create it. indigohibiscusindigohibiscus

Brassica, that wild cabbage, was bred into:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Bok choy
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Kohlrabi
  • Collard greens
  • Mustard
  • Rapeseed
  • Turnips
  • Rutabaga Rialas_HalfToast

Isn't that a Vegetable?

Many species of sea cucumbers have evolved to have teeth in their anus to ward off potential inhabitants. DJRaven123

They also will expel their organs through their anus to scare off predators. They then regenerate the organs pretty quickly.

They also don't have much flavor, other than slightly salty and their texture is kind of crunchy Vaseline. Drulock

What about B.J's?

Costco has spent hundreds of millions developing factories just so they can continue to offer their hot dog and soda combo for $1.50 and their rotisserie chicken for $4.99. iaalaughlin

The chicken farming is a pretty revolutionary endeavor for a "grocery" company. I read an article about it a couple of weeks ago. The idea is that they control every aspect of how the chickens are raised and the farmers are given a guaranteed agreed-upon price for them. This system has the potential to completely rewrite how major companies source their meats.

Edit: someone else linked it below, but here is the article: Costco Chicken Article ke439

Wikipedia is the answer.

Rock hyraxes are not rodents, but are closely related to elephants. They appear very similar to marmots(a rodent), due to convergent evolution by filling a similar ecological niche.

I rattled this off at work one day and someone really asked me exactly the title of this post.

Wikipedia is the answer. Midwesthermit

The Stiffs.

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A corpse can have an erection, it is called Angel Lust or Death Erection. QueenMassiveCake

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