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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   There's only one letter that doesn't appear in any U.S. state name, and that's letter Q.

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2.   According to the World Health Organization, 466 million people or 5% of the world's population, have disabling hearing loss. It is estimated that by 2050 one in every ten people will have disabling hearing loss.

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3.   In October 2015, United Airlines staff just watched a man with Cerebral Palsy crawl off one of their flights.

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4.   Female koalas have two vaginas.

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5.   Cai Lun was a Chinese inventor who is traditionally regarded as the inventor of paper.

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6.   Chinese researchers found a 2,000-year-old toilet with running water, a stone seat and a comfortable armrest.

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7.   Boeing uses bags of potatoes to improve its inflight WiFi. Potatoes interact with electronic signals similar to people, so they make the perfect substitute for what can be days of testing and data collection.

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8.   According to the study done by Harvard Medical School, snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks. It is because many people who shovel snow rarely exercise, and moving hundreds of pounds of snow during winter can put a big strain on the heart. Cold weather is also another factor because it can boost blood pressure and interrupt blood flow to part of the heart, making the blood more likely to form clots.

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9.   Peladophobia is the fear of baldness.

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10.   The most-disliked video on Youtube is "Youtube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind" with a total of 16 million dislikes.

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11.   After 44 years, a man paid his overdue parking ticket to the Minersville, Pennsylvania Police Department. He felt guilty and paid $5 instead of the $2 fine. The fine was due in 1974. Aside from the fine, he included an apology letter.

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12.   On April 18, 1930, BBC Radio news bulletin stated: "Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news."

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13.   Oology is the study of bird eggs. It comes from the Greek word "oion," meaning "egg."

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14.   A zoilist is someone that enjoys finding faults in others.

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15.   World War 2 was the deadliest conflict in human history, with an estimated total of 70-85 million people perished.

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16.   The world's first Ferris wheel was designed by engineer George W. Ferris and opened at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Back then, it only cost 50 cents a ride.

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17.   The Bible doesn’t specify what fruit Adam and Eve ate.

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18.   Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was not a man in a suit; it was a life-sized puppet.

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19.   A museum called the Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts is entirely dedicated to bad art in all of its forms.

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20.   The shortest presidency in the history of the world was by President Pedro Paredes of Mexico, who ruled for less than one hour on February 19, 1913.

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21.   In 1998, a miner discovered the largest gold nugget ever found in Alaska. It weighs 294.1 troy ounces.

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22.   Argon is Greek for lazy.

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23.   Spongebob Squarepant’s birthday is July 14, 1986.

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24.   Hippopotamus milk is pink.

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

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26.   More than 800,000 people were killed within 100 days from 7 April to mid-July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War.

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27.   Dung Beetles is the only known non-vertebrate animal to navigate using the Milky Way.

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28.   Venus rotates in the opposite direction to the other planets.

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29.   Chainsaws were originally invented for helping with childbirth.

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30.   The Fugio cent was designed by Benjamin Franklin that, instead of the usual in "God We Trust" written on the coin, it had "Mind Your Business."

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31.   According to The New York Times, President Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes for 2016 and 2017.

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32.   Tom Cruise was a student at a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a teenager and aspired to become a Catholic priest before he went into acting.

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33.   The inventor of Vaseline, Robert Chesebrough, claimed to have eaten a spoonful of Vaseline every day until his death at 96.

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34.   Even after extinction, the Dodo is still the national animal of Mauritius.

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

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36.   Sonic the Hedgehog has a real full name, which is Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.

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37.   A British Airways plane en route to Dubai was forced to return to London's Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet.

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

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39.   According to U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, there are more than 1,900 insect species used as food.

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40.   Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.

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41.   Benny Benson designed Alaska's flag in 1927 at age 13.

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42.   Canada’s lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63C) in 1947.

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43.   It takes Mars 687 Earth days to orbit the Sun.

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44.   Mudskippers fish can walk on land.

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

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46.   The longest human chain of people holding hands was completed in Bangladesh. The world record took over five million people to create a line 1,050 km (652.4 miles) long.

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

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48.   The largest cemetery in the world is the Wadi-us-Salaam located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres and contains tens of millions of bodies.

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49.   90 to 95 percent of snow is air.

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50.   Baked beans from a can are not baked; they are steamed after they are canned.

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