From time to time, everyone comes across information or a piece of knowledge that completely blows their mind and it sticks for the rest of their life. That is the thing about fun facts; while they might be useless when it comes to practicality, they are great to impress someone or just to generally increase your knowledge.
So, if you are ready to learn, check out these facts.
1. Mississippi was the last state to end slavery
As shocking as it may sound, it is true. The thirteenth amendment was already set into motion as a law, which meant that slavery was already outlawed everywhere in the U.S. by 1865. However, this law required ¾ of the state’s approval which meant at least 27 of the 36 states had to ratify the law, which didn’t happen. Mississippi never ratified it until 130 years later when it finally signed the resolution in 1995. Before this, Kentucky was ratified in 1976, and Delaware was ratified in 1901.
2. Giraffes have a weird mating ritual
When giraffes decide that they want to mate with female giraffes, they carry out an odd ritual which consists of the necking battle. If you don’t know what a necking battle is then you can get an idea from the name itself. Essentially, a necking battle is where two male giraffes compete to win the female giraffe’s approval. Usually, the giraffes with longer necks have an advantage and they end up winning.
3. “Sleeping Beauty” is not an original tale
The original tale happens to be “The Sun, The Moon and Talia,” which is what “Sleeping Beauty” is loosely based on. The original story is a much darker and grim version in comparison to the “Sleeping Beauty” story everyone loves and appreciates. The story follows a king, Talia and their children; a boy and girl that Talia names Sun and Moon respectively while the “Sleeping Beauty” version mainly consists of the princess, the prince, and Fairy Godmothers.
So, what do you think of these facts? Do you believe them or do you want to do a quick Google search and check for yourself?