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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   Greece national bird is a Phoenix.

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2.   Nearly half of all mushrooms consumed in the US are grown in a small town in Pennsylvania.

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3.   The fastest shark in the world is the shortfin mako, with a recorded speed of 56 km/h (34.8 mph).

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

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5.   Red bell pepper has nearly three times more vitamin C than an orange.

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6.   The only pirate known to have buried treasure was William Kidd.

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7.   Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother when he was nine years old in 1818.

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8.   Leif Erikson was the first known European to have set foot on continent North America before Christopher Columbus.

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9.   Spider-tailed horned viper (Pseudocerastes urarachnoides) is a species of viper in western Iran with a fake spider for a tail.

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10.   Déjà rêvà is the feeling of having already dreamed something that you are now experiencing.

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

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

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13.   IIya Ivanovich Ivanov was a Russian and Soviet biologist who attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm to create a human-ape hybrid.

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14.   A man in Richmond, Canada, went to Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany to complain about his 'unsafe' car. After the vehicle was repaired, the couple refused to believe the car was safe to drive and demanded their money back or a replacement vehicle. Mercedes-Benz said no, and the man filed a lawsuit in 2019, but the legal dispute is going nowhere, the man decided to take matters into his hands and, in January of this year, flew to Mercedes-Benz HQ. in Stuttgart Germany.

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15.   Scaphism was a form of ancient Persian method of execution where the victim trap between two boats and then feeding and covering them with milk and honey, and allowing insect and other vermin to eat the victim inside out.

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16.   Lalochezia is using indecent or vulgar language to relieve stress or pain.

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17.   Tarantulas have evolved almost the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.

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18.   The bonnet ornament on a Rolls Royce car is called the Spirit of Ecstasy.

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

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20.   Washoe was a female common chimpanzee who was the first non-human to learn to communicate using American Sign Language as part of a research experiment on animal language acquisition.

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21.   The word twyndyllyngs, which means twins, is the longest word in the English language that contains no vowels.

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22.   The symbolics.com was the first .com-domain in the world.

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23.   Andrew Jackson's pet parrot got kicked out of his funeral for cursing.

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24.   The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide.

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25.   Laotian rock rats were thought to be extinct for 11 million years until one was found for sale in a market in Laos in 2006.

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26.   It's illegal in 18 US states to sell fake urine.

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27.   The desert grassland whiptail lizard is an all-female species of reptiles found in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona.

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28.   Ethiopia has 13 months in its calendar.

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29.   Venus rotates in the opposite direction to the other planets.

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30.   Female runners were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon until 1972.

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31.   An Indian lawyer sued the Hindu god Rama for mistreating his wife. The court wasn't convinced with his argument saying it wasn't a "practical case."

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32.   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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33.   A book titled 'Forty Minutes Late' was returned to a San Francisco Library 100 years late in 2017.

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34.   Knismesis is the technical term for tickling with light feather-like strokes. Gargalesis refers to the more hardcore breath defying laughter-inducing tickle.

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35.   Each tree in Melbourne was given a unique ID number so that residents could report if something wrong happened to it, but people started to send love letters to their favourite trees instead.

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36.   A man named Ronald MacDonald has been charged with stealing money from Wendy’s Manchester, England.

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37.   The puma (Puma concolor) holds the Guinness World Records for the animal with the most names, with more than 40 in the English language alone. These include cougar, panther and mountain lion, while terms painter and catamount are used east of the Mississippi River, USA.

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38.   You can die from a broken heart. The medical term for it is stress cardiomyopathy.

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39.   A group of locusts is called a plague.

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40.   The friends in the popular sitcom 'Friends' all live in New York City, but every episode was filmed in California.

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41.   Contrary to popular belief, fish do feel pain according to the new research study.

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42.   In 2009, a vigilante group in Nigeria arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

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43.   You could fit all the planets in the solar system between the earth and the moon.

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44.   Campanology is the study of bells.

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45.   Mcdonald's once made bubblegum flavored broccoli.

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46.   The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer.

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

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48.   Germany had the highest numbers of asylum requests a total of 159,900 during the first half of 2015.

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

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50.   Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks.

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