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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

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

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2.   There's only one letter that doesn't appear in any U.S. state name, and that's letter Q.

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3.   The MySpace domain has changed a lot from its social media beginnings, but it's still going strong. In 2019 it registered 8 million visits per month.

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4.   The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Lionfish, Sea snake, Flatfish, jellyfish, and Sole fish.

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5.   Before refrigerators, people in Russia and Finland reportedly placed living Russian brown frogs in milk to keep it fresh. Research on the frogs' skin secretions led by Moscow State University shows that they're loaded with peptides that have antibacterial properties that could kill both Staphylococcus and Salmonella.

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6.   The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.

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7.   As of 2017, 373 girls were named Abcde in the United States.

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8.   Roughly 725 species of venomous snakes worldwide, only 250 can kill a human with one bite.

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9.   Plutomania is the delusion that one is immensely rich.

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10.   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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11.   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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12.   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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13.   There is a city called Boring in Oregon that has a sister city called Dull in Scotland.

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14.   Since 1949, the office of the United States' Treasurer has been filled by women.

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15.   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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16.   Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.

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17.   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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18.   A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

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

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20.   The word "fossil" comes from the Latin word fossus, meaning "having been dug up."

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21.   Swifts can spend up to 10 months in the air without landing. They drink, feed, and often mate and sleep on the wing.

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22.   Canada’s lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63C) in 1947.

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23.   Homing pigeons were used to carry messages in World War I and World War II.

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24.   Oology is the study of bird eggs. It comes from the Greek word "oion," meaning "egg."

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

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26.   The California condor is the largest North American land bird and has a wingspan of 9.8 feet, and weighs up to 26 lb.

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27.   During 1959, you need to be shorter than 5 feet and 11 inches to become an astronaut.

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28.   Boanthropy is a psychological disorder in which a human believes himself or herself to be a cow or ox.

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29.   In May of 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima's Japanese city since the atomic bombing 74 years ago.

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30.   Alfred P. Southwick was a dentist who is credited for inventing the electric chair.

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31.   If even a small part of your tonsil remains after an operation, it can grow back.

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32.   In the 16th century, up until the 1960s, Ancient Egyptian mummies were once used to produce a brown paint colour called Mummy brown.

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33.   At nearly 60% fat, the brain is our fattiest organ.

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34.   The Fugio cent was designed by Benjamin Franklin that, instead of the usual in "God We Trust" written on the coin, it had "Mind Your Business."

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35.   Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

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36.   Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston, who also invented the lie detector's early prototype.

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37.   Mexican Free-tailed bat was used as a bat bombs weapon in World War 2 developed by the United States.

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38.   Wedding rings originated in ancient Egypt, dating 6,000 years ago.

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

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40.   A caterpillar has more muscles than a human. The human body has 650 to 850 muscles, while the caterpillars have 4,000 muscles.

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41.   "Jingle Bells" was the first song played in space on December 16, 1965.

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42.   Sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is the medical term for brain freeze.

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43.   A group of locusts is called a plague.

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44.   Maud Stevens Wagner was an American circus performer and also the first known female tattoo artist in the United States.

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

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46.   White chocolate contains no chocolate.

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47.   Canine Compulsive Disorder is OCD for dogs.

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48.   Wax worm can eat and break down plastics (polyethylene).

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49.   In 1960, Paul McCartney once spent three hours in prison after lighting a condom on fire.

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

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