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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   There are more than 10,000 hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.

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2.   Abraham Lincoln was the First President to appear on a U.S. coin.

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

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4.   On October 17, 2018, The Cannabis Act became law, making recreational marijuana use legal throughout Canada.

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

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6.   Chainsaws were originally invented for helping with childbirth.

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7.   Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest.

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8.   Canine Compulsive Disorder is OCD for dogs.

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9.   Earth is estimated to be 4.54 billion years old.

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10.   The Korean Peninsula is home to the world's highest concentration of dolmens.

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11.   In North America, 25-30% of the general dog population is obese, with 40-45% of dogs aged 5-11 years old weighing higher than normal.

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12.   Rowan Atkinson is the voice of Zazu in The Lion King.

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13.   Hatebeak is a death metal band whose lead singer is a parrot.

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14.   Zioana Chana has 39 wives and 94 children all living under the same roof, making him the head of the world’s largest existing family.

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15.   African T. rex was one of the last dinosaurs alive before extinction.

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16.   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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17.   The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is the fastest air-breathing crewed aircraft in the world.

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18.   Loganair Westray to Papa Westray route is the shortest scheduled passenger flight in the world. It only takes one and a half minutes.

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19.   Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history at US$100 million in 1962 (equivalent to $650 million in 2018).

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20.   You've heard that tea leaves may reveal your future, but did you know that some people can see your destiny written in cheese through a practice called tyromancy.

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21.   There are more people living in the city of Tokyo, Japan, than in the entire population of Canada, the second-largest country by landmass on Earth. Tokyo has a population of 38 million (2019), while Canada has 37.59 million (2019).

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22.   Snakes hear through their jaws.

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23.   The International Potato Center proved once that it was possible to grow potatoes on Mars by simulating a Mars-like soil environment on Earth.

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24.   Milan Fashion Week in 2018, Gucci models walked the catwalk carrying life-size replicas of their own heads.

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25.   Alligators and manatee habitats often overlap, but it's the alligators who give way to the manatees.

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26.   Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented the following year.

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27.   In Sweden, millennials are called 'the Curling Generation' because any obstacles have been cleared from their path by their parents.

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28.   Approximately 50% of all the gold ever mined on Earth came from a single plateau in Witwatersrand in South Africa.

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29.   The offspring of a male lion and a female tiger is called liger.

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30.   Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.

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31.   In 2008, Felix Batista, an anti-kidnapping expert and former U.S. Army who has negotiated nearly 100 kidnapping and ransom cases, was kidnapped in Mexico after giving a presentation on surviving being kidnapped.

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32.   On August 4, 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany, bringing Canada into the First World War.

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33.   A book titled 'Forty Minutes Late' was returned to a San Francisco Library 100 years late in 2017.

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34.   In 2016, Deadly lightning killed 323 wild reindeer on Hardangervidda in central Norway.

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35.   Sally Ride was an American astronaut and physicist and in 1983 became the first American woman in space. When Sally Ride first went to space, NASA asked her if 100 tampons would be enough for her one week journey, and they also asked her to help them develop a makeup kit, which they assumed women would want in space.

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36.   One of the most venomous animals on Earth is cone snail.

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37.   The world’s oldest hotel has been operating since 705 AD.

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

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

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40.   Chicken, Deadhorse, North Pole, Unalaska are all names of towns in Alaska.

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41.   The first transgender school has opened in the Indian city of Kochi. The school is named Sahaj International. The school aims to make transgender eligible for taking decent jobs.

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42.   Snakes smell with their tongue.

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43.   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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44.   A native Mexican flower called the 'chocolate cosmos' is aptly named because it smells exactly like chocolate. Unfortunately, it's not edible.

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45.   It’s illegal to hold a salmon under suspicious circumstances in the United Kingdom.

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46.   A zoo in Cairo, Egypt, was accused of painting black stripes on a donkey to look like a zebra.

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47.   According to a study published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, children living in a spotless and clean house can increase their risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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48.   The presidential palace in Mexico is 14 times larger than the Whitehouse and did not start accepting visitors until 2018.

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49.   At 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) Manute Bol one of the tallest players in NBA history played alongside the shortest player, Muggsy Bogues at 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), during the 1987-88 season for the Washington Bullets.

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50.   There’s a hand sanitizer named, “Maybe You Touched Your Genitals.”

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