There are a lot of strange and unusual occurrences happening in the world, both from history and the present. The subtle weirdness of human beings, the natural world, and historical events are rarely reported on or recorded in history books — but this list has got a lot of them.
Below are 30 bizarre facts about the world as we know it (or the world as we used to know it). It’s random information and trivia, but it’s also surprisingly compelling. They may have never taught you these things in school, but reading this list is certainly an education. #18 will truly surprise you.
#1. In the UK, there is a bus that runs off of composted human feces.
#2. According to National Geographic, redheads might become extinct by the year 2060.
#3. When a hurrican is coming, Wal-Mart’s top-selling items are strawberry Pop-Tarts and beer — a fine way to weather any storm.
The first online transaction ever was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.
#5. Roman Emperor Gaius decided to make one of his favorite horses a senator.