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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated based on your taxable income.

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2.   High heels were initially meant for men.

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

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4.   The word ‘infant’ is from the Latin word infans, means ‘unable to speak.’

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5.   The most championships by an NBA team is 17 by the Boston Celtics.

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6.   In Japan, they used Nomura's jellyfish to produces vanilla and jellyfish ice cream. Nomura's jellyfish can weigh up to 440 pounds.

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

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8.   IN 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.

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9.   Although Polar Bears have white hair, their skin is black.

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10.   Japan has over 5 million operating vending machines currently within the country. There is approximately 1 vending machine per 23 people, making it the country with the most vending machines per capita in the entire world.

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

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12.   Jackie Coogan was a child actor who earned millions of dollars. Apparently, his mother and stepfather spent it all on jewelry and expensive cars, and he only found out when he was in his 20s. After filing a lawsuit against his parents, the lawmakers created a law to protect the earnings of all child actors. It resulted in the enactment of the Coogan Act.

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13.   White chocolate contains no chocolate.

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14.   People with auto-brewery syndrome can get drunk from consuming a high carbohydrate diet.

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15.   The national animal of Indonesia is the Komodo dragon.

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16.   Pentheraphobia is the fear of your mother-in-law.

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17.   In Peru, wearing yellow underwear on New Year's Day is said to bring good luck.

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18.   1 in every 9 Americans or 11% thinks HTML is an STD.

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19.   Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion offered Einstein the position of President of Israel in 1952 but declined.

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20.   According to Guinness World Records, the longest earthworm is Microchaetus rappi of South Africa. In 1967 a giant specimen measuring 6.7 m (21 ft) in length was found on a road between Alice and King William's Town. The average length of Microchaetus rappi is approximately 1.8 m (6 ft).

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21.   23-year-old Patrick Lawler thought he had a toothache only to learn he had a 4" nail in his skull.

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22.   In New Jersey, it's illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a violent crime.

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23.   Chameleons can change color in as few as 20 seconds.

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24.   The lobster was also known as the poor man’s protein. These lobsters were fed to prisoners, apprentices and slaves during the colonial era.

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25.   Detroit gave Saddam Hussein a key to the city in 1980.

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26.   Infants that are breastfed have a lower risk of asthma, respiratory infections and sudden infant death syndrome.

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27.   Grilled or baked watermelon loses its granular texture and can be used as a meat substitute called "watermelon steak."

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28.   On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or 2 cents per acre. Some labeled the purchase as "Seward's Folly," as they contended that the United States had acquired useless land.

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29.   The 1967 Outer Space Treaty forbids any nation from trying to own the Moon.

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30.   Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother when he was nine years old in 1818.

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31.   The scientific word for picking your nose is rhinotillexomania.

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32.   Wealth psychology is a branch of psychology designed to help the immensely wealthy deal with the issues of being rich. Poor things.

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33.   Leonardo Da Vinci is the first person who proposed contact lenses in 1508.

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34.   If you took one cent and doubled your money every day, you would be a millionaire in just 28 days.

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

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36.   A group of frogs is called an army.

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37.   In Australia, there's an island called "Sudden Jerk Island."

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38.   The 'mare' in 'nightmare' was a female demon who suffocated people in their sleep by sitting on their chests.

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39.   A fruit has caused chaos at University in Melbourne, Australia. Students evacuated the library, afraid of the smell of gas. However, it turned out that the smell came from a rotting durian fruit that was left behind upon checking. Durian fruit, native to Southeast Asia, is banned from hotel rooms and transportation because of its smell.

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40.   Spider-tailed horned viper (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides) is a species of viper in western Iran with a fake spider for a tail.

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41.   The first successful human heart transplant happens in 1967 in South Africa. The patient named Louis Washkansky lived for 18 days after the operation.

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42.   Snail teeth found to be the strongest natural material.

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43.   Africanized bees, also known as killer bees, are hybrids that accidentally escaped quarantine in 1957. Since then, the killer bee has spread throughout the Americas.

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44.   Elvis Presley never wrote any of his songs.

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45.   In 2013, A suicidal man in South Carolina Ravenal Bridge was saved after being offered by a pizza.

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

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47.   A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

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48.   In 2016, a man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the man threw a live alligator through a restaurant’s drive-through window.

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49.   The United States has the highest fees in the world to renounce citizenship at $2,350.

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50.   Ice Age Britons used human skulls as cups.

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