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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. He is the only person to have officially recognized by the government of Japan as surviving both explosions.

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2.   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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3.   A Polish man lived with a bullet in his head for five years after forgetting he was shot at a party.

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4.   Mosquitoes killed more humans than all the other animal: over 700,000 each year.

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5.   In 18th century England, pineapples were a symbol of wealth and status, so much so that people would rent them as party decorations.

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6.   Chinese checkers was invented in Germany in 1892.

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7.   Quetzalcóatl Pyramid is the largest pyramid in the world found in Mexico City.

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8.   When feeding, a hummingbird can lick 10 to 15 times per second.

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9.   The fastest land animal is the cheetah, which can run at speeds of up to 70 mph. It's so fast, it's like a sports car with fur!

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10.   The largest diamond ever found was the Cullinan diamond, which weighed over 3,100 carats.

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11.   99% of all wasabi sold in the U.S. is fake.

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

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13.   The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. That’s three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.

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14.   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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15.   The Dallol volcano in Ethiopia features an alien-like landscape, with colorful hydrothermal pools, acidic hot springs, and salt formations.

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16.   The "Lost City" of Petra, located in Jordan, is an ancient city carved into the sandstone cliffs, with some structures dating back to the 4th century BCE.

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17.   A woman in New York discovered a stolen painting in the trash worth $1 million.

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18.   There is only one pig in Afghanistan. His name is Khanzir.

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19.   Lung cancer death rates declined 48% from 1990 to 2016 among men and 23% from 2002 to 2016 among women.

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20.   In Japan, Valentine's Day is primarily celebrated by women giving chocolate to men, but there is also a second holiday, White Day, when men are expected to reciprocate with gifts.

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21.   The PAM cooking spray is an acronym for Product of Arthur Meyerhoff.

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22.   Sarpa salpa is a species of sea bream fish that can cause hallucinations when eaten.

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23.   A zoo in Cairo, Egypt, was accused of painting black stripes on a donkey to look like a zebra.

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24.   There is a town called Chicken in Alaska with a population of about 17.

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

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26.   Bastardium was one of the suggested names for the element Curium.

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

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28.   The original creator of the Rubik's Cube, Erno Rubik, took one month to solve his own puzzle. Yusheng Du currently holds the Rubik's Cube world record at 3.47 seconds.

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29.   Dragonflies can see in all directions at once.

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30.   Human urine was also used to make gunpowder.

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31.   In November of 2015, Pope Francis released an album called Wake Up that features his prayers and speeches set to pop, rock, and classical music.

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32.   The average lifespan of a red blood cell is 115 days.

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33.   Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic from Chile adores actress Julia Roberts so much that he spent ten years and about £1,300 to have 82 portraits of the actress tattooed on his body.

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34.   According to a Common Sense Media report in 2015, teens in the United States spend about nine hours using media for their enjoyment.

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35.   In 19-century there is a sport called Pedestrianism where people would compete to walk the furthest distance in the shortest amount of time.

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36.   There's an annual competition for telling lies called the World's Biggest Liar held in Cumbria, England. Competitors from around the world have five minutes to tell the biggest and most convincing lie they can. Believe it or not, politicians and lawyers are not allowed to enter the competition because they're thought to be too good at lying.

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

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38.   Bobby Driscoll, Disney child actor known for voicing Peter Pan, died penniless and alone at 31 in an abandoned building. His body went unclaimed, and he was buried in an unmarked grave.

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39.   Parachutes were invented before airplanes.

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40.   The first "test-tube" baby was born in England in 1978.

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41.   The main religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism.

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42.   There is a hotel in Sweden made entirely of ice. It is rebuilt every year using ice from the nearby Torne River.

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43.   The fruit is low in calories and high in fiber, making it a great choice for those watching their waistlines.

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44.   Warner Brothers cancelled "Home Alone" production because they didn't want to spend $14.7 million on it. Production continued with 20th Century Fox, and the film eventually grossed $476 million.

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45.   After spent more than a decade in Turkey, 63-year-old Constantin Reliu returned home to Romania in 2018 just to discover that he was officially dead. His wife had registered him dead in 2016 because he had not been communicating with them for years. He tried to prove Romanian authorities that he was still alive and overturn his death certificate, but they refused because his request had been filed "too late."

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46.   Idaho is the only U.S. state to declare cannibalism illegal. Idaho erected the ban in 1990 as a reaction to a fear that eating humans would emerge in ritualized practices.

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47.   Ann Hodges is the only person in recorded history to have been struck by a meteorite.

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48.   Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented the following year.

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49.   The oldest known tree, Methuselah, is a bristlecone pine tree located in California and is estimated to be around 5,067 years old.

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50.   Cat breeds called 'puppy cats' are specifically bred for their dog-like traits.

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