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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   Marie Elisabeth Jean Elmes saved at least 200 Jewish children during the Holocaust by hiding them in the trunk of her car.

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2.   You've heard that tea leaves may reveal your future, but did you know that some people can see your destiny written in cheese through a practice called tyromancy.

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3.   Dragon fruit is a low glycemic food, which means that it has a low impact on blood sugar levels. This makes it a great option for people with diabetes or those who are trying to regulate their blood sugar levels.

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4.   Some female sharks store sperm after mating, potentially holding on to it for years before they're ready to reproduce.

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5.   In 1990, the Prime Minister of New Zealand appointed Ian Brackenbury Channell as the Wizard of New Zealand.

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6.   Situs inversus is a condition in which the internal organs are positioned in a mirror image from their normal positions. The normal arrangement of internal organs is known as situs solitus.

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7.   In Japan, Valentine's Day is primarily celebrated by women giving chocolate to men, but there is also a second holiday, White Day, when men are expected to reciprocate with gifts.

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8.   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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9.   Misomaniac is someone who hates everything and everyone.

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10.   The Giant Armadillo, native to South America, has the most teeth of any land mammal, with up to 100 individual teeth.

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11.   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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12.   Wesley, a golden retriever from Michigan, had to be fitted with braces to help align his teeth.

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13.   Felix Baumgartner became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power.

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14.   Some go signal in Japan has blue light instead of green.

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15.   A zoilist is someone that enjoys finding faults in others.

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16.   Some roller coasters are powered by magnets. Instead of using traditional propulsion systems like chains or cables, these coasters use magnetic fields to launch the train. This technology is called linear induction.

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17.   Christian Bale lost 60 pounds for his role in "The Machinist" and gained 100 pounds for his role in "Batman Begins" in half a year.

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18.   The deadliest animal in the world is the mosquito, which is responsible for over 1,000,000 deaths each year. It's so deadly, it's like a miniature flying assassin!

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19.   Winners of the Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year include Cooking with Poo(2011) and How to Poo on a Date(2013).

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

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21.   More than 2,000 thunderstorms are happening simultaneously around the world at any given moment, with lightning striking the Earth about 100 times per second.

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22.   -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are the same temperature.

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

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24.   Only female mosquitoes bite humans and animals, male mosquitoes only feed on flower nectar.

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25.   During the cremation process, the corpse was so obese that it set the crematorium on fire.

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26.   Many scientists believe that the possibility of alien life existing elsewhere in the universe is high, given the vastness of the universe and the number of potentially habitable planets.

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27.   On October 22, 1911, Captain Carlo Piazza of the Italian Army made history by using an aircraft in warfare for the first time. During a reconnaissance mission of Turkish forces in the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12, Piazza flew a Blériot monoplane from Tripoli to Azzia in Libya.

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28.   The world's richest person Jeff Bezos only paid an annual salary of just $81,840.

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29.   The main ingredient in bubble gum is a type of rubber called chicle. Chicle is obtained from the sapodilla tree and is a natural, sustainable resource.

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30.   In 1999, hackers revealed a significant security flaw in the popular Hotmail email service. For a brief while, you could use the password "eh" to log in to any Hotmail account.

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31.   The estimated cost of the U.S. Air Force's F-35 helmet is $400,000 each.

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32.   The Hope diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in the world, and it is known for its deep blue color and its alleged curse.

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33.   Jackie Chan holds the Guinness World Record for the most stunts by a living actor, and he also holds the world record for the most credits in one movie.

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34.   Pentheraphobia is the fear of your mother-in-law.

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35.   There is a town in Canada called "Dildo."

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36.   Pumpkins are 90 percent water.

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37.   There are more than 7,000 languages spoken worldwide, with Papua New Guinea being the most linguistically diverse country, boasting over 800 languages.

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38.   There are over 10,000 species of birds in the world, ranging in size from the tiny bee hummingbird to the large ostrich.

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39.   Venus is the closest planet to Earth at an average distance of 25 million miles.

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40.   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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41.   "Weird Al" Yankovic originally wrote 'Albuquerque' to annoy people for 12 minutes, but it became a big hit and one of his most famous songs.

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

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43.   Junko Tabei was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest – just 12 days after being injured in an avalanche.

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44.   The Dragon blood tree native to Yemen produces dark red resin known as "dragon's blood."

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45.   According to a professor from Oxford University, a vaccine for COVID-19 could be ready as soon as September. Professor Sarah Gilbert told The Times she was "80% confident," a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by her team will work.

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46.   The world's largest natural mirror is the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, a massive salt flat that becomes a reflective surface during the rainy season.

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47.   In 1862, Lincoln politely declined a gift of many elephants offered by the King of Siam.

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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 official state slogan for Nebraska is "Nebraska: Honestly, it's not for everyone."

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50.   Moose cheese is considered one of the most expensive cheeses in the world, selling for US$1,000 per kilogram.

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