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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

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

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2.   There is a place in Yellowstone National Park called "Zone of Death" where a criminal could theoretically get away with any crime, including murder, because of a loophole in the Constitution of the United States.

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3.   Dolly, the sheep, was the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, using the process of nuclear transfer.

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

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5.   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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6.   The largest cemetery in the world is the Wadi-us-Salaam located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres and contains tens of millions of bodies.

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7.   The world’s oldest hotel has been operating since 705 AD.

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8.   The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms.

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9.   In May of 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima's Japanese city since the atomic bombing 74 years ago.

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

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11.   Breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women.

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

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13.   Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.

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14.   Many expensive Perfumes contain whale poop.

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15.   There’s a helicopter taxi company in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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16.   Hatebeak is a death metal band whose lead singer is a parrot.

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

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18.   World War 2 was the deadliest conflict in human history, with an estimated total of 70-85 million people perished.

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19.   Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.

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20.   The word Holocaust is from the Greek words hólos, "whole" + καυστός kaustós, "burnt offering."

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21.   Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.

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22.   Flamingos are not pink. They are born with grey feathers, which gradually turn pink in the wild because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that they obtain from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae.

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23.   A man from Wisconsin has been banned from the internet in 2014 after sending a naked man to a neighbour's house through Craiglist.

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24.   Armadillo shells are bulletproof.

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25.   Venus does not have any natural satellites.

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

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27.   Hollywood oldest working actress Connie Sawyer dies at 105-year-old.

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28.   There's an existing health problem that affects thumb due to excessively playing video games. It's called Nintendo thumb, also known as Nintendonitis.

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

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30.   A group of locusts is called a plague.

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31.   Roughly 725 species of venomous snakes worldwide, only 250 can kill a human with one bite.

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32.   The Grasshopper mouse is carnivorous, dining on insects, spiders, centipedes, scorpion, lizards, and even other mice. It is immune to various venom and howls like a wolf to claim its territory.

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33.   Peladophobia is the fear of baldness.

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34.   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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35.   Nomophobia is the fear of being away from your phone.

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36.   Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica.

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37.   There’s a hand sanitizer named, “Maybe You Touched Your Genitals.”

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38.   70% of all the world's spices come from one country, India.

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39.   The 'mare' in 'nightmare' was a female demon who suffocated people in their sleep by sitting on their chests.

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40.   Huaso, the horse and Captain Alberto Larraguibel, set the high-jump world record on February 5, 1949, by jumping 2.74 m (8ft 1in). It is one of the longest-running unbroken sports records in history, at 70 years.

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41.   The horned lizard can shoot blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to 5 feet.

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42.   The world's smallest elephant is the Borneo pygmy. An adult male measures 1.7-2.6 m (5 ft 6 in-8 ft 6 in) tall, whereas the female is 1.5-2.2 m (4 ft 11 in-7 ft 2 in) in height. The average estimated weight is 2,500 kg (5,500 lb).

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43.   Audie Leon Murphy received the Medal of Honor at the age of 19.

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44.   On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or 2 cents per acre. Some labeled the purchase as "Seward's Folly," as they contended that the United States had acquired useless land.

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45.   Bill Gates has donated $50 billion to charity.

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46.   Planet 55 Cancri e is made of diamond.

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47.   The earliest recorded use of LOL was in the 1960s to mean 'little old lady.'

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48.   Elvis Presley never wrote any of his songs.

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49.   Africa is the only continent that is located in all four hemispheres.

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50.   On April 18, 1930, BBC Radio news bulletin stated: "Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news."

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