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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

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

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3.   Barack Obama was the first African American President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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4.   The first sailing boats were invented in Egypt.

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5.   When Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980, Photographer Robert Landsburg was within a few miles of the summit. Knowing he can’t escape and was about to die he then put the film into its case, put his camera in his backpack, and then laid himself on top of the backpack as the last shield in an attempt to protect its photo. His body was found seventeen days later buried in the ash with his backpack underneath.

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6.   At age 14, William Kamkwamba used blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and other scraps to build a wind turbine to power multiple electrical appliances for his family.

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7.   Female koalas have two vaginas.

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8.   Most lipstick contains pearlescent substance found in fish scales.

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

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10.   High heels were initially meant for men.

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11.   Bill Gates bought Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester in 1994 for US $30,802,500 (equivalent to $52,068,300 in 2018).

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12.   The Lithuania village of Ramygala holds an annual beauty pageant where the contestants are goats.

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13.   China only has one time zone.

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14.   Nokia Tune was played about 8.1 billion times a day in 2009.

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15.   In Canada, Santa’s postal code is HOH OHO.

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16.   Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive painting ever sold at public auction for $450.3 million.

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17.   Nile River is the longest river in the world about 6,650 km(4,130mi) long.

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18.   You are not supposed to eat peanuts while attending religious services in Boston.

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19.   The fewest points in a game in NBA was 49 by the Chicago Bulls.

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20.   The Dunning-Krugger effect is a cognitive bias in which intelligent people tend to over underestimated themselves while people with very little knowledge tend to overestimate themselves significantly.

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21.   Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.

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

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23.   Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

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24.   Eliza Johnson kept cows on the White House lawn to provide fresh milk.

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25.   Shaquille O'Neal only made one three-point shot during his entire career on February 16, 1996.

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26.   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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27.   Chainsaws were originally invented for helping with childbirth.

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

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29.   During the 1960s CIA launched a project called Acoustic Kitty. Which implanted a microphone in the cat’s ear canal, a small radio transmitter at the base of its skull and a thin wire into its fur. The project cost about $20 million.

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30.   Capybara is the largest living rodent in the world.

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31.   An island in the Maldives is made of parrotfish poop.

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32.   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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33.   Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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34.   Detroit gave Saddam Hussein a key to the city in 1980.

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35.   Horror writer Stephen King has triskaidekaphobia, a phobia of the number 13.

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36.   Gold has been discovered on every continent on Earth.

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37.   Philippine eagle is the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface measuring 2.82 to 3.35 ft in length.

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

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39.   The first dinosaur to be formally named was the Megalosaurus.

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40.   Ice Age Britons used human skulls as cups.

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41.   Madam C. J. Walker was the first African American female to become a self-made millionaire in America.

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42.   A Belgian Catholic priest named Georges Lemaître first suggested the Big Bang Theory in the 1920s. He theorized that the universe expanded from an initial point, which he called the "Primeval Atom."

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43.   The word “mortgage” comes from a Law French term used in Britain means "death pledge."

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44.   The name of the shape of Pringles is called a "Hyperbolic Paraboloid."

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45.   The youngest mother on record was a Peruvian girl who gives birth at five years old.

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46.   Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.

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47.   Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system.

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48.   A recording of a camel's moan was slowed down and used as the sound effect of the tornado in the 1996 film Twister.

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49.   The United States is the largest producer of crude oil.

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

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