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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   An Indian lawyer sued the Hindu god Rama for mistreating his wife. The court wasn't convinced with his argument saying it wasn't a "practical case."

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2.   In 2009, a vigilante group in Nigeria arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

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3.   Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic from Chile adores actress Julia Roberts so much that he spent ten years and about £1,300 to have 82 portraits of the actress tattooed on his body.

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4.   While vacationing in Iceland in 2014, a woman reported as missing was found when she was discovered in the search party looking for herself.

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5.   -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are the same temperature.

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6.   Ayam Cemani is a modern breed of chicken from Indonesia that is entirely black, including feathers, beak, and internal organs.

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7.   Hippopotamus milk is pink.

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8.   Yellowstone was the first national park in the United States.

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9.   Mobile phone throwing is a sport in Finland.

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10.   In North Korea, wearing jeans is a crime.

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11.   The Romans used turpentine to treat depression.

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12.   In 1862, Lincoln politely declined a gift of many elephants offered by the King of Siam.

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13.   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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14.   The world’s first postal code system was introduced on July 25, 1941, with a two-digit number system.

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15.   The word “mortgage” comes from a Law French term used in Britain means "death pledge."

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16.   The Anglo-Zanzibar war between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on August 27, 1896, was the shortest recorded war in history lasting 45 minutes.

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17.   Quetzalcóatl Pyramid is the largest pyramid in the world found in Mexico City.

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18.   The tallest mountain known in the Solar System is Rheasilvia on the asteroid Vesta.

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19.   The space between your eyebrows is called the glabella.

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20.   Armadillo shells are bulletproof.

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21.   A group of eagles is called a convocation.

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22.   Marie Elisabeth Jean Elmes saved at least 200 Jewish children during the Holocaust by hiding them in the trunk of her car.

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23.   It’s unlawful to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church in Ohio unless you have a license.

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24.   Barack Obama was the first African American President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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25.   Wedding rings originated in ancient Egypt, dating 6,000 years ago.

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26.   According to Guinness World Records, Anthony Victor holds the world's longest ear hair measuring 18.1 cm (7.12 in) at its longest point.

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27.   In November of 2015, Pope Francis released an album called Wake Up that features his prayers and speeches set to pop, rock, and classical music.

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28.   According to a professor from Oxford University, a vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready as soon as September. Professor Sarah Gilbert told The Times she was "80% confident," a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by her team will work.

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29.   Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest individual flower on Earth. It has the nickname “corpse flower” because it has a very unpleasant odour of decaying flesh.

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30.   Magpies are one of few non-mammal species able to recognize themselves in a mirror and are considered one of the most intelligent animals.

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31.   Laika was a soviet dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth.

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32.   Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks. During the First World War, they were originally developed as crepe paper and used for gas mask filters. In the early 1920s, crepe paper was adapted as a consumer product called Kotex brand to help women with periods.

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33.   In the 2014 film Hercules, the beard of Dwayne Johnson is actually a prosthetic made of yak testicle hair.

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34.   Pennsylvania Dutch groups were actually from Germany. The world “Dutch” does not refer to the Dutch people or Dutch language, but the German settlers, known as Deutsch.

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35.   Charon, Pluto's moon, has a dark region in the north, and it is called Mordor.

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36.   Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest are all banned in China.

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37.   The practise of burying the dead may date back 350,000 years.

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38.   Beaver butts secrete a goo called castoreum, which is used for vanilla flavouring.

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39.   Situs inversus is a condition in which the internal organs are positioned in a mirror image from their normal positions. The normal arrangement of internal organs is known as situs solitus.

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40.   Students at the College of the Ozarks don't pay tuition. Their study doesn't come free, though, because they must work for 15-hours on campus per week and complete two 40-hour weeks per school year.

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41.   The Rhinoceros Party of Canada promised to end crimes by abolishing all laws and improve higher education by building taller schools.

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42.   Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom at the White House. Instead he used it as his office.

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43.   Disrupting a wedding or funeral will cost you $10,000 penalty or two years of imprisonment in Australia.

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44.   A man named Ronald MacDonald has been charged with stealing money from Wendy’s Manchester, England.

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45.   Tom and Jerry cartoons won seven Oscars and being nominated for a total of 13. Another fun fact, since the first released in February 1940, Tom and Jerry would now be 80 years of age.

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46.   A woman can get pregnant while she is already pregnant.

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47.   The most points scored by a team in a game was 186 by the Detroit Pistons on December 13, 1983.

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48.   The Grasshopper mouse is carnivorous, dining on insects, spiders, centipedes, scorpion, lizards, and even other mice. It is immune to various venom and howls like a wolf to claim its territory.

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49.   In the early days of filmmaking, films were measured in feet, where we get the term "footage."

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50.   One day Venus is longer than one year on Venus.

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