MIStupid.com Logo
The Online Knowledge Magazine


Stupid Facts

  • Yams and sweet potatoes are actually unrelated vegetables.
    (see Fruits and Vegetables)

  • The lungfish can remain in suspended animation, without water, for 4 years.

  • The horned lizard shoots blood 4 feet out of its eye for self defense.

  • The Hippopotamus kills more people than any other African mammal.

  • The scientific term for the belly button, or navel, is the "umbilicus."

  • The word "shrimp" comes from "shrimpe" meaning "pygmy".

  • Every major world cuisine has a form of crepe.

  • Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, is the oldest university in the world, founded in 969 AD.

  • "Duct Tape" was originally named "Duck Tape" because of its ability to repel water.