Welcome to Weird but True Facts where we’re all about weird fun facts and unbelievable true stories. We also enjoy investigating weird but true facts for kids, in the hope that a fascination for the unusual will develop into a passion for learning. Many have developed an enduring love of history, geography and even literature founded upon intriguing oddities they’ve stumbled upon.
At first glance, the term ‘true facts’ may seem to suggest a redundant use of language. After all, aren’t all facts true by definition – aren’t they known or proven to be true?
We believe this is not always the case and that, as a rule, facts are not immutable and never have been. What happened to Pluto? Not so long ago, it was a fact that there were at least nine planets in our solar system. Now, we accept – perhaps reluctantly – that there are eight.
We must also consider the prevalence of ‘post-truth’ facts – cherry-picked to support any desired conclusion – and alternative facts which, simply put, are the lies used to refute inconvenient facts.
Weird but True Facts is committed to due diligence. We do our homework. During research, a number of the facts we thought would knock your socks off turned out to be alternative facts that had gained a measure of popularity.
All the same, we have plenty of weird, wild and wonderful true facts up our sleeves. Prepare to be amazed.
If you have any queries or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Some Recent Posts
Many of us have a strange tales to tell, stories of uncanny coincidences or premonitions. Yet, US presidents are more likely to find themselves enmeshed in weird and ironic circumstances. They live anomalous lives and are no strangers to the bizarre. Enjoy our list of strange facts about US presidents. […]
The Oxford dictionary defines the term ‘time immemorial’ as: “a time in the past that was so long ago that people have no knowledge or memory of it”.  In England, prior to the 1st Statue of Westminster in 1275 , ‘time immemorial’ was interpreted by judicial authorities to mean […]
1. Many believe that the kangaroo and emu were chosen to appear on the Australian coat of arms because both animals are reluctant to take a backward step. They represent a nation moving forward . 2. Kangaroos are left-handed. A 2015 study found that kangaroos prefer to us their left hands […]
Alec Guinness and James Dean met by chance in September 1955. Guinness would later claim that he had a premonition that the young actor would be killed in his Porsche 550 Spyder and that he’d cautioned Dean not to get into the car, warning him that he’d be dead within […]
“I don’t think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.” This was the belief expressed by the soon-to-be Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, during a BBC interview aired on March 7th, 1973. When pressed on whether she would like to be Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher added: “My goodness […]
On February 19th, 2002, during the first stop of his Asian visit, President George W. Bush addressed The Japanese Diet. He appeared to have forgotten World War II when he made the following remarks: “My trip to Asia begins here in Japan for an important reason. It begins here because […]
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