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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   The Seattle Metropolitans hockey team became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup in 1917.

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2.   Turritopsis dohrnii is a species of jellyfish that is biologically immortal.

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3.   The Law of Return is an Israeli law which gives Jews the right to come and live Israel and to gain Israeli citizenship.

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4.   The worlds most expensive sheep was sold for £231,000.

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5.   Fat Man was the codename for the nuclear bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki on 9, August 1945.

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6.   Garden cemeteries were among the first public parks in the U.S.

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7.   In 1986, a limnic eruption at Lake Nyos in Cameroon killed 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock.

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8.   Hyenas are more closely related to cats than dogs.

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9.   Misomaniac is someone who hates everything and everyone.

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10.   Glycyrrhiza is a substance found in licorice that is 50 times sweeter than sugar.

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11.   The world records for the most consecutive stairs climbed on the head is 36 stairs by Li Longlong (China).

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12.   At El Diablo restaurant in Lanzarote, uses geothermal heat from a dormant volcano to cook its food.

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13.   It’s illegal to chew gum in Singapore.

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14.   Dogs have been banned from Antarctica since 1994 because of the risk they might spread diseases to the local seal population.

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15.   In 1986, One year after Steve Jobs resigned as chairman, Apple released a clothing line called "The Apple Collection," a line of Apple-branded clothing, accessories, and lifestyle items.

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16.   Peladophobia is the fear of baldness.

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17.   The word “Lemur” comes from a Latin word meaning “spirits of the dead.”

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18.   The Great Hurricane of the Antilles of 1780, is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. With a death toll between 22,000 and 27,501 throughout the Lesser Antilles.

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19.   Pheasant Island is owned alternately every six months by France and Spain, and it's been that way since 1659.

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20.   Annie Cohen Kopchovsky was a Latvian immigrant to the United States who in 1894–95 became the first woman to bicycle around the world.

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21.   A study of more than 17,000 people across 28 countries found that married men do less housework than live-in boyfriends.

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22.   In 1943, Claude R. Wickard, the head of the War Food Administration, banned the sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.

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23.   During the 1960s CIA launched a project called Acoustic Kitty. Which implanted a microphone in the cat’s ear canal, a small radio transmitter at the base of its skull and a thin wire into its fur. The project cost about $20 million.

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24.   The United States is the largest producer of crude oil.

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25.   Iguanas have a third eye. Also, known as a parietal eye.

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26.   The Romans used turpentine to treat depression.

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27.   J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.

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28.   Violet Jessop was an Irish immigrant who survived not just one but three of the most catastrophic ship disasters, including RMS Titanic, HMHS Britannic, and the RMS Olympic. She is known as Miss Unsinkable.

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29.   Ella Slack has been the professional stand-in for Queen Elizabeth for 30 years and takes the place of the queen during rehearsals for significant events. However, she's not allowed to sit on the throne and has to hover if she is required to help frame certain shots.

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30.   The silent letters in words like 'knight' are called aphthongs.

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31.   John Adams was the first President to live in the White House.

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32.   The last time France guillotined a convicted criminal was in 1977.

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33.   The world’s Oldest Dress was found in Egypt, and it is 5,000 years old.

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34.   Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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35.   Pluviophile is someone who loves rainy days.

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36.   Huaso, the horse and Captain Alberto Larraguibel, set the high-jump world record on February 5, 1949, by jumping 2.74 m (8ft 1in). It is one of the longest-running unbroken sports records in history, at 70 years.

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37.   Some go signal in Japan has blue light instead of green.

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38.   In the early 1700s, men wore high heels to imply their upper-class status; an excellent example of this is King Louis XIV.

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39.   In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig.

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40.   Tarantulas and other mygalomorph spiders can live up to 25 years in captivity.

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41.   In 2013, Kiyoshi Kimura, a Japanese sushi restaurant owner, paid $1.76 million for a bluefin tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, which weighed 489 pounds.

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42.   Bananas are technically berries, strawberries and raspberries are not.

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43.   Elephant Shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews.

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44.   It’s illegal to fall asleep under a hairdryer in Florida, even if you’re the salon owner.

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45.   Snake smell with their tongue.

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46.   The reason why tires are black is because of the chemical that's added to the tires called Carbon black. It's added to protect tires against U.V. light and ozone and extending the lifespan of the tires.

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47.   In 1946, The United States offered Denmark $100 million ($1 billion today) in gold to buy Greenland.

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48.   The Speyer wine bottle is believed to be the world’s oldest bottle of wine and the earliest known unopened bottle of wine in the world. It is dated between 325 and 350 AD.

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49.   “Horizontal refreshment” was a 19th-century slang term for sex.

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50.   Richard Nixon appeared on the cover of Time Magazine fifty-five times, more than any other individual.

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