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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   A 10-year-old girl’s attempt to sell her grandmother on eBay and described it as “annoying” but “cuddly.”

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

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3.   Oysters change their sex up to four times a year.

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4.   Hunting unicorns is a legal thing in Michigan. Lake Superior State University in Michigan offers a unicorn hunting license. The limits are only one unicorn per month, and only male unicorns may be taken.

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5.   According to the University of Southern Queensland, facial hair can block up to 95% of harmful UV rays, protecting you from skin cancer.

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6.   Bats are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

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7.   Graham crackers were originally intended to help people cut down on their sexual urges.

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8.   Parachutes were invented before airplanes.

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9.   Germany had the highest numbers of asylum requests a total of 159,900 during the first half of 2015.

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10.   Breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women.

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11.   There’s a helicopter taxi company in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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12.   There is a city called Boring in Oregon that has a sister city called Dull in Scotland.

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13.   The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

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14.   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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15.   Seventy-five percent of all gold in circulation has been extracted since 1910.

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16.   Octopuses have three hearts.

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

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

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19.   Africa is the only continent that is located in all four hemispheres.

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

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21.   LEGO holds the largest annual volume toy tire manufacturer ever.

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22.   Condoms were used in D-Day to keep water out of gun barrels.

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23.   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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24.   Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest and lost.

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25.   The fastest shark in the world is the shortfin mako, with a recorded speed of 56 km/h (34.8 mph).

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26.   James Hoban was an Irish architect who designed the White House.

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27.   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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28.   There's an annual Hide and Seek World Championship held in Italy.

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29.   Perfectly smooth corrosion-free metal can fuses together in space. It's called "cold welding" a solid-state welding process in which joining takes place without fusion/heating at the interface of the two parts to be welded.

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30.   The most-disliked video on Youtube is "Youtube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind" with a total of 16 million dislikes.

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31.   Mudskippers fish can walk on land.

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32.   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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33.   Tarantulas have evolved almost the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.

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34.   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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35.   You produce about one to two litres of saliva every day.

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36.   Male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress females.

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37.   A man from Wisconsin has been banned from the internet in 2014 after sending a naked man to a neighbour's house through Craiglist.

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38.   The colour red doesn't make bulls angry; in fact, they are red-green colour blind.

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39.   There have been no recorded deaths from spider bites in Australia since 1981.

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40.   The United States IRS has a plan to keep collecting taxes after a nuclear war.

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41.   When you sneeze while travelling at 60 mph, you cover about 50 feet with your eyes closed.

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42.   Two people have duels, but it takes three to have a truel.

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43.   Argon is Greek for lazy.

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44.   Aviator Jimmy Angels discovered Angel falls by mistake after his plane crashed.

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

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46.   Snowflake is the only known albino gorilla in the world. He was born in the wild and captured by villagers in Equatorial Guinea. In 1966 Snowflake was taken to the Barcelona Zoo until his death of skin cancer in 2003.

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47.   Between 1809 and 1981, Huéscar was technically at war with Denmark, as a result of the Napoleonic war over Spain. This official declaration of war was forgotten until it was discovered by a local historian in 1981, followed by the signing of a peace treaty on 11 November 1981.

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48.   There is a small Roman Catholic chapel called Sedlec Ossuary located in the Czech Republic that contains the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, whose bones have been artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.

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49.   The largest cemetery in the world is the Wadi-us-Salaam located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres and contains tens of millions of bodies.

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50.   Nearly one-quarter of the body's bones are in our feet. That's 52 bones out of 206.

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