What weird things you can find on Wikipedia
People often search very strange things on the internet. But, it is not likely that you will search for things that you can still find on Wikipedia. We found top five interesting and weird entries on Wikipedia.
Sex in space
Wikipedia is here to dispel any preconceptions you may have about copulating in space being easy. “Some difficulty could occur due to drifting into other objects,” one editor has worriedly written. “There have been suggestions that conception and pregnancy in off-Earth environments could be an issue.” One of the sources for the latter statement entitled ‘Thrusters on full: Sex in space’.
List of animals with fraudulent diplomas
Animals are always trying to trick us into believing they are far more qualified than they actually are. Wikipedia, on the other side, has listed these charlatans. “In one case, a cat’s degree helped lead to a successful fraud prosecution against the institution that had issued it.” We do not have anything to add.
Hotel toilet paper folding
The art of folding toilet paper in hotels is “a common practice performed by hotels worldwide as a way of assuring guests that the bathroom has been cleaned,” Wikipedia says. “Toilet paper folding (also known as “toilet paper origami” or “toilegami”) has attracted the attention of observers within the hotel industry…”
Prostitution among animals
Animals are known to sell their bodies in exchange for food or pebbles. Savvy penguins and chimpanzees are among the beasts who prostitute themselves. On the other hand, the capuchin monkeys you really need to look out for.
“In a 2005 study at Yale-New Haven Hospital, capuchin monkeys were taught to use silver discs as money. One researcher “saw something out of the corner of his eye” that looked like a coin being exchanged for sex,” reports Wikipedia.
“The researcher took steps to prevent any possibility of the coins being used for sex after his suspicions were aroused, so while it is possible that it happened once, no events of this nature were ever repeated.”
Hypoalgesic effect of swearing
According to Wikipedia, those who don’t swear on a regular basis experience a more significant reduction than those who do.
Richard Stephens, a researcher from Keele University in Staffordshire who conducted experiments to track the concept, is quoted as saying: “I would advise people, if they hurt themselves, to swear”.