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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   A philodox is someone who loves their own opinion.

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2.   There are over 6 billion bacteria, including 700 different species, in your mouth right now.

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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.   Crytoscopophilia is the urge to look through the windows of someone's house as you pass by. It is usually done for sexual satisfaction or curiosity reasons.

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5.   There are over 1,400 species of bats worldwide, making them the second largest group of mammals (after rodents).

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6.   Some Lilies species are toxic to cats.

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7.   It’s illegal to feed pigeons on the streets or sidewalks of San Francisco.

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8.   Wayne Allwine, who was the voice of Mickey Mouse, was married to Russi Taylor, the sound of Minnie Mouse.

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9.   The creator of Donkey Kong thought 'Donkey' was an English word for 'stupid.' So 'Donkey Kong,' actually means "stupid ape."

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10.   Grasshoppers have more protein than beef, with a 72-percent protein content including all essential amino acids.

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11.   Under a public law signed by President Ronald Reagan, July is National Ice Cream Month, and July 15 is National Ice Cream Day.

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12.   Eliza Johnson kept cows on the White House lawn to provide fresh milk.

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13.   The heaviest insect in the world is the Goliath beetle, which can weigh up to 3.5 ounces.

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14.   Flamingos are not pink. They are born with grey feathers, which gradually turn pink in the wild because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that they obtain from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae.

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15.   Justin Timberlake is a talented golfer and has participated in various celebrity golf tournaments. He is also a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, an NBA team.

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16.   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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17.   President John Adams dog was named Satan.

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18.   A group of rhinoceroses is called a "crash."

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19.   Hollywood is the name of a cemetery located in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

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

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21.   El Gordo, also known as the ACT-CL J0102-4915, is one of the most massive galaxy clusters ever observed. It is located approximately 7 billion light-years from Earth and has a mass that is equivalent to around three quadrillion times the mass of our sun. The name "El Gordo" translates to "the fat one" in Spanish, which reflects the cluster's massive size.

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22.   World Health Organization estimates 100,000 people die each year as a result of snake bites.

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23.   Utah has a prison called Purgatory Correctional Facility.

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24.   Polar Bears are the largest land carnivore.

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25.   The holes in Swiss cheese are called eyes.

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26.   The dorsal fin of an adult male killer whale is almost 6 feet(1.8 metres) high.

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27.   The color of a Froot Loops has nothing to do with its flavor; they are all the same.

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28.   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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29.   In 2016, KFC created a Kentucky Friend Chicken SPF 30 sunscreen, which smelled like fried chicken.

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30.   The Blobfish, a deep-sea fish found off the coast of Australia, has been dubbed the world's ugliest animal due to its gelatinous appearance when brought to the surface.

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31.   Christian Bale lost 60 pounds for his role in "The Machinist" and gained 100 pounds for his role in "Batman Begins" in half a year.

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32.   According to Utah Administrative Code R653-5, it’s illegal to modify the weather without a license.

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33.   Vesna Vulović holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute at 10,160 metres (33,330 ft).

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34.   The average human scalp has 100,000 hair follicles.

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35.   An 11-year-old invented the popsicle by accident.

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36.   Sheep fighting is a popular but illegal sport in Algeria.

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37.   Every cruise ship required to have both body bags and a morgue.

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38.   A group of locusts is called a plague.

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39.   The dragon fruit plant is actually a type of cactus and can grow up to 20 feet tall!

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40.   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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41.   The tallest tree in the world is the coast redwood named Hyperion, which can reach a height of over 380 feet. It's like a skyscraper made of wood!

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42.   The smallest mammal in the world is the bumblebee bat, which can fit in a teaspoon.

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

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44.   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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45.   In the USA, ransom payments to kidnappers are tax-deductible.

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46.   Every first Saturday of May is World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD). It's an annual international event by gardeners and non-gardeners who would plant and trim bushes wearing nothing. The holiday first started as a nudist movement to encourage everyone to accept their body flaws, and body shaming is unacceptable.

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47.   The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is a natural formation of approximately 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, created by an ancient volcanic eruption.

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48.   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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49.   Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 151,600 miles.

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

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