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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   Female koalas have two vaginas.

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2.   Alpha Centauri is the closest star system and nearest planetary system to our Solar System at 4.37 light-years from the Sun.

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

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5.   African T. rex was one of the last dinosaurs alive before extinction.

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6.   The Barbados threadsnake is the smallest snake species in the world. It has an average length of 10cm (3.94 inches).

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7.   The word ‘infant’ is from the Latin word infans, means ‘unable to speak.’

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8.   There is a fish that exists called the blue lingcod that has blue flesh.

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9.   1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, fetching a record $48.4 million.

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10.   Gliese 436 b is a planet of burning ice.

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11.   It’s illegal in Tennessee for an atheist to hold office in the civil department.

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

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13.   In 2009, a man dressed as Santa Claus robbed a bank in Tennessee: he claimed he needed money to 'pay his elves.'

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

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

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16.   Lake Baikal in Russia is the world's deepest lake at 5,387 ft and the oldest at 25-30 million years.

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17.   Ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.

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

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19.   The longest Book Title contains 1,809 words, achieved by Srijan Timilsina.

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20.   President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.

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21.   The worlds most expensive sheep was sold for £231,000.

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22.   More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.

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23.   Mary Mallon was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever.

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24.   Christiaan Huygens was the first theoretical physicist and the founder of mathematical physics.

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25.   Geckos can stick to almost everything but not to Teflon otherwise known as polytetrafluoroethylene.

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26.   The silent letters in words like 'knight' are called aphthongs.

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27.   When Guillermo Del Toro’s father was kidnapped, James Cameron gave Del Toro $1 million in cash to help pay the ransom.

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28.   On April 6, 1893, Andy Bowen and Jack Burke were involved in the longest boxing match in history, lasted 110 rounds over seven hours and 19 minutes, each round lasting three minutes.

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29.   Dung Beetles is the only known non-vertebrate animal to navigate using the Milky Way.

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30.   The Japanese word inemuri means 'sleeping on the job'; the practice is supposed to show how committed an employee is.

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31.   Sue the T-Rex was sold for US$8.3 million, making the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil.

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32.   A woman got fired after donating her kidney to her boss.

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33.   Approximately 50% of all the gold ever mined on Earth came from a single plateau in Witwatersrand in South Africa.

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34.   The first eight-packs of Crayola in 1903 were sold door-to-door for a nickel.

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35.   The California roll was invented in Canada and not in California.

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36.   There is a manga about Jesus and Buddha living as roommates in modern Japan.

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37.   Spinraza, a recently approved drug for spinal muscular atrophy, has a list price of $750,000.

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38.   velvet ant is a type of 3,000 species of wasps.

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39.   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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40.   More than 800,000 people were killed within 100 days from 7 April to mid-July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War.

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41.   Zioana Chana has 39 wives and 94 children all living under the same roof, making him the head of the world’s largest existing family.

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42.   Boeing 777 is the world’s largest twinjet and the first commercial aircraft to be designed entirely with computer-aided design.

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43.   The oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date is the sacred fig tree “Java Sri Maha Bodhi” planted in 288 BC found in Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

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44.   Snake smell with their tongue.

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45.   A South Korean policeman man named Woo Bun-kon committed mass murder, killing 56 people and wounded 35 others because he was enraged from being woken by his girlfriend trying to swat a fly on his chest.

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46.   The first woman to run a post office in Germany was later burned as a witch.

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47.   The word “Lemur” comes from a Latin word meaning “spirits of the dead.”

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

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

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50.   The Speyer wine bottle is believed to be the world’s oldest bottle of wine and the earliest known unopened bottle of wine in the world. It is dated between 325 and 350 AD.

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