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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   The full name of Thing from the fictional character in The Addams Family is Thing T. Thing.

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2.   The only United States president with a Ph.D. was president Woodrow Wilson.

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3.   Ttongsul is a traditional Korean rice wine contains fermented feces from a human child.

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4.   Chau Smith celebrated her 70th birthday by running seven marathons on seven different continents in seven consecutive days.

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5.   The Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality are a political party in the United Kingdom who campaign for zombies' rights. One of their policies includes finding a cure for Zombie bites and granting the undead the same rights as the living.

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6.   The 1933 double eagle 20-dollar gold coin in the United States was sold at auction for US$7.59 million.

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7.   Pope John XX never existed.

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

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9.   The fewest points in a game in NBA was 49 by the Chicago Bulls.

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10.   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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11.   It would take 1.1 million mosquitoes, each sucking once, to drain the average human of blood completely.

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

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13.   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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14.   Elephant Shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews.

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15.   Crystal, the monkey has starred in over 31 movies, including Night at the Museum and The Hangover part I and II.

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16.   Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

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17.   Chicago gang counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln’s corpse and request a US$200,000 ransom in 1876.

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18.   Stop signs were yellow for 30 years, and by 1954 sign makers began using a red fade-resistant porcelain enamel.

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19.   Giant anteaters can eat up to 30,000 ants and termites in a day.

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20.   Iguanas have a third eye. It's true; iguanas have a third eye smack bang in the middle of their forehead. It's called a parietal eye, and it can't see any details, just brightness. It's also handy for detecting movement from above, such as a hungry diving bird.

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21.   The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer.

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22.   The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds, achieved by Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat at an event in Pattaya, Thailand.

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23.   According to a study done by British and Dutch Researchers in 2017, alcohol can help you speak a foreign language better.

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24.   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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25.   The average human navel contains 67 different species of bacteria.

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26.   After the Pyrenean ibex became extinct in 2000, it had the distinction of being the first animal to be brought back from extinction by cloning. On 30 July 2003, a live specimen was born, but sadly it died less than 20 minutes later due to a lung defect.

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27.   In 1963, Félicette became the first cat sent into space.

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

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

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

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31.   Over 50% of Iceland's population believe elves are real, and roads are diverted around boulders where elves are thought to reside.

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32.   Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world at 807 meters.

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33.   When Tutankhamun became king of Egypt, he married his half-sister Ankhesenpaaten, and they had two daughters.

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

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35.   Almost all the royal families of Europe are related to each other. These families share a common ancestor, King George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1727 until 1760.

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36.   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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37.   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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38.   There are more doughnut shops per capita in Canada than anywhere else on the planet.

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39.   Billy Stanley Milligan (1955-2014) was the first person in US history acquitted of a major crime by pleading multiple-personality disorder. It was reported he has 24 personalities, and each personality has its own name and characteristic including Arthur, an expert in science, medicine and hematology; Allen, a manipulator; Tommy an escape artist and technophile; Ragen Vadascovich a Yugoslav communist who Milligan claimed had committed the robberies; and Adalana, a 19-year-old lesbian who had allegedly committed the rapes.

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40.   Your nose is always visible. The brain blocks it out through a clever trick known as Unconscious Selective Attention. VR developers have discovered that representing your nose in VR (virtual reality) reduces nausea because your brain expects it to be there even though it can't see it.

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41.   The 100 folds in a chef’s toque are said to represent 100 ways to cook an egg.

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

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43.   A 155-year-old Victorian mousetrap caught a mouse in 2016 in a museum after it snuck in. Collin Pullinger said that his invention would last a lifetime when he created it in the mid-1800s.

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44.   Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge is the world longest bridge a total of 164.8 kilometres (102.4 mi) long.

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45.   In 1882, the New York Times reported a woman’s eyeball popped out after sneezing.

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46.   Humans are the only animals with chins. Even chimpanzees and gorillas don’t have one.

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47.   Capybara is the largest living rodent in the world.

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48.   Ancient Egyptians worshiped over 1,400 different gods and goddesses.

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49.   The 1981 film Roar used real lions during filming, resulting in over 70 casts and crew being injured. Cinematographer Jan de Bont had his head scalped by a lion while filming under a tarp, resulting in 220 stitches. The film has been described as "the most dangerous film ever made."

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50.   The term “rooster” originated in the United States as a puritan euphemism to avoid the sexual connotation of the original English “cock.”

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