23 Weirdest Things You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

1Black and white pepper

Black pepper and white pepper actually come from the same plant. Black pepper is cooked and dried unripe fruit, whereas white pepper is ripe fruit seeds.


2Edmund Kemper

Serial killer Edmund Kemper was so friendly with his local police that they initially thought his phone call confessing to killing his mother was a weird prank. They also didn't know he'd killed his own grandparents in his teens because that record was expunged.


3Icelandic Elf School

The Icelandic Elf School in Reykjavík, Iceland offers lectures and guided tours about Icelandic folklore. The organization teaches about the hidden people and the 13 different kinds of elves that the organization believes inhabit the country of Iceland.


4Jellyfish

Jellyfish will almost disappear if left out in the sun. Because they are 98% water, they mostly evaporate into thin air.


5OpenStax

Rice University has a nonprofit ed-tech based initiative called OpenStax, which provides completely free, openly licensed college and university level textbooks for various subjects.


6Witch windows

"Witch windows", or diagonal windows, exist almost exclusively in Vermont. The name comes from the superstition that witches cannot fly their broomsticks through slanted windows.


7Solo garlic

There exists a kind of garlic called “solo garlic” which doesn't have separate cloves but is just one solid piece of garlic.


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8Double-nosed dog

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, there exists a rare breed of dog that has two noses. When Colonel Percy Fawcett described it after returning from a 1913 expedition to the area, he was teased and ridiculed by his peers.


9Supercollider

There exists a massive abandoned supercollider in Texas. In 1993 the US Congress cancelled the Superconducting Super Collider which was designed to be nearly three times more powerful than the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, despite already spending $2 billion on its construction.


10Human echolocation

There exist people who can locate objects through echolocation, thus making it possible for blind people to ride bicycles through traffic.

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