I was today years old when I found out that whales have knees; and a few more fun facts that will BLOW YOUR MIND.

If you’re here for fun facts that you can’t believe you never knew, then you’re in the right place!

Throughout history, sailors and seafarers have mistaken Beluga whales for mermaids because of their human-like knees.

screenshot of a tweet with a pictures showing that whales have knees

You may have seen this picture doing the rounds on social media before and it certainly would appear that the whale has leg-like limbs, but the truth is Beluga’s do not have a set of gams – turns out it is just blubber… and a perfectly timed photo.

Also, without being utter killjoys, why on Earth would mermaids – which famously have no legs – have knees?

Anyway, moving on…

Here are some fun facts that ARE actually FACTUAL.

Pizza boxes fold into a pizza stand!

Pizza – it’s something that the great British public has consumed A LOT of in recent months, but did you know that your pizza box actually folds into a stand? How awesome is that! No washing up! You can thank us later.

Broccoli is MAN-MADE!

Say what! Yep, broccoli is the result of human intervention, bred out of the wild cabbage plant, it was cultivated by Italian farmers to be more palatable to people!

Vans are like cats – they always land on their feet!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve already caught wind of the Vans Challenge. Spoiler alert: they’ll ALWAYS land the right side up. Tried and tested!

Originally crafted as skate shoes, Vans are designed with a weight imbalance to help skaters land as often as possible.

The numbers on the toaster are actually minuets, NOT levels of toastiness…

It seems so obvious when you think about it.

Disney’s Ariel and Hercules are cousins!

This one is for all of the Disney fans out there. We all know that Disney is known for connecting one film’s universe to another, but did you know what Hercules and Ariel are cousins? Ariel is Triton’s daughter and Triton is the son of Poseidon, this makes Ariel the granddaughter of Poseidon. And who else is on that family tree? You guessed it, Hercules’s father Zeus, who is the brother of Poseidon. This makes Hercules and Ariel’s pop first cousins, and Ariel and Hercules first cousins once removed.

Fun facts number 4: Disney's Ariel and Hercules are cousins

The best of our fun facts: You can send laser light displays on iMessage!

If you’re an iPhone user, text another iPhone user with the words ‘pew pew’ and be amazed!

Fun facts number 5: you can send laser light displays on iMessage

Bear it is! Before you go, we’ll leave you with one final WTF…

The last of our fun facts: Have you ever noticed that there’s a bear in the Toblerone logo?

Fun facts number 6: Toblerone's logo has a bear in it

It took us a while to see it too!

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