'Do Bees Have Knees?' And Other Odd Facts Explained

January 30, 2019

Do Bees Have Knees?

Yes, bees really do have knees. Their legs have six sections; each one is connected by a joint, so the one between the femur and tibia would be considered the knee.

 

Geckos eat their own skin.

The GEICO Gecko has kept the image of geckos pretty clean over the years, but they do have at least one weird habit...when they shed their skin, they eat it. Not only does it provide them nutrients, but it also helps to keep predators from finding them.

 

Jack Daniel died from kicking a safe.

Legend has it that the Jack Daniel, founder of the famed Tennessee whiskey distillery, died because he forgot the combination to his safe and kicked it out of anger. They say he kicked it so hard that he gave himself gangrene. The safe is still alive and kickin’.


 

The world’s oldest joke…

...dates back all the way back to 1900 BC, and given my bowel issues these were apparently my ancestors. It was a saying coined by the Sumerians:

Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.

Speaking of farts…

 

Farts are faster than hoverboards.

Hoverboards travel about 6.2 mph, while farts travel 6.8 mph. If you’re a weirdo, you can get more fart facts here.

 

The Spice Girls didn’t name themselves.

Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA

Mel B. revealed in an interview that the editor of teen magazine gave them the nicknames to make it easier to remember them. Peter Loraine, then editor of Top Of The Pops magazine apparently came up with their nicknames in 1996 for a feature story.