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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

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

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2.   Grilled or baked watermelon loses its granular texture and can be used as a meat substitute called "watermelon steak."

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3.   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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4.   The world's loudest bird, the White Bellbird, can produce calls that reach 125.4 decibels, which is louder than a rock concert or a chainsaw at close range.

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5.   The Seattle Metropolitans hockey team became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup in 1917.

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6.   Napoleon, Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Hitler are all said to have hated cats.

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7.   The Q in Q-tips stands for quality.

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8.   Chinese checkers was invented in Germany in 1892.

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9.   Three U.S. presidents died on the 4th of July: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1826, and James Monroe five years later.

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10.   An average child contains about 60,000 miles of blood vessels, and an Adult would be closer to 100,000 miles long.

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11.   We invented booze before we invented the wheel.

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12.   The Arctic Tern is known for making the longest migration of any bird, traveling an average of 90,000 km roundtrip each year.

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13.   László Bíró, a notable inventor from Hungary-Argentina, is credited with the patent of the very first commercially successful modern ballpoint pen.

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14.   In Australia, there is a tree called the "baobab," which can store thousands of gallons of water inside its trunk.

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

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

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17.   Tupac Shakur ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip hop band.

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18.   A prisoner spent almost five months behind bars unaware he could have been freed by paying just $2.

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19.   Dave Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy's restaurant worked at KFC before he started his own.

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20.   The vibrator was originally invented as a medical device in the 19th century.

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21.   A teratoma is a rare type of tumour that can contain tissues such as hair, teeth, muscle, and bone.

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22.   The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 56.7°C (134°F) in Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California, on July 10, 1913.

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23.   C-3PO and R2-D2 had their own 13-episode spin-off single-season animated series in 1985 called Star Wars Droids. It was a prequel of sorts and depicted their adventures before they teamed up with Luke Skywalker and the gang.

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24.   There is a medical condition called Paris Syndrome, and symptoms include depression and nausea due to realizing that Paris is not as beautiful as they had expected it to be. Similar syndromes include Jerusalem syndrome and Stendhal syndrome.

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25.   Dragon fruit has become increasingly popular in recent years, and can now be found in most grocery stores.

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26.   The largest octopus ever recorded was a Giant Pacific Octopus that measured 30 feet in length and weighed 600 pounds.

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27.   Chinese researchers found a 2,000-year-old toilet with running water, a stone seat and a comfortable armrest.

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28.   In 1910, New York was the first in the United States to create a law against drunk driving.

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29.   Elvis Presley's middle name was Aaron, adding an interesting piece of trivia to the legacy of the "King of Rock and Roll."

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30.   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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31.   Knights Templar were not allowed to wear pointy shoes or to kiss a woman.

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

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33.   No suspect was ever caught or charged for the 1982 Tylenol murders in Chicago that killed seven people.

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34.   During the Renaissance, it was fashionable for men to wear high heels.

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35.   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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36.   It's illegal for pedestrians to cross a street or highway in Honolulu while using a mobile phone.

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37.   There's an eel flavoured ice cream in Japan you can buy.

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38.   According to Guinness World Records, Anthony Victor holds the world's longest ear hair measuring 18.1 cm (7.12 in) at its longest point.

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39.   The first chewing gum was made from the resin of spruce trees and was sold by John B. Curtis in 1848.

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40.   Q.R. code stands for Quick Response Code.

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41.   The Blue Whale is the largest animal ever known to exist on Earth, with an average length of 98 feet (30 meters) and a weight of 200 tons.

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42.   Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks.

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43.   Mount Kilimanjaro, located in Tanzania, is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, rising over 19,000 feet above the surrounding terrain.

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44.   You can buy a Prada money clip (paperclip) for US$420.

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45.   Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

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46.   The Banyan Tree, a type of strangler fig, has aerial roots that can spread out over a large area, making it one of the largest trees in terms of canopy coverage.

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47.   Birds are the only animals with feathers, which provide insulation and help them fly.

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48.   In order for Earth to become a black hole, it's entire mass would have to be compressed into a space less than an inch in diameter.

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49.   The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement that began in Italy in the 14th century, marked a renewed interest in the arts, science, and learning and laid the groundwork for the modern era.

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50.   Valentine's Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending greeting cards, after Christmas.

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