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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   It’s against the law to climb trees in Oshawa Ontario.

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2.   Santa Claus was issued a pilot's license from the U.S. government in 1927.

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3.   Black boxes on planes are actually bright orange to aid in their recovery after accidents.

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

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

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7.   The first pair of Nike running shoes was made in a waffle iron.

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8.   An 11-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford proposed the name for Pluto after the Roman god of the Underworld.

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9.   In 2016, KFC created a Kentucky Friend Chicken SPF 30 sunscreen, which smelled like fried chicken.

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10.   Snake smell with their tongue.

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11.   Cotard's syndrome is a rare condition that believes themselves to be dead.

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

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13.   If you’re having a long sex, change your condom every 30 minutes because friction may lead to condom breakage.

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14.   Breastfeeding can lower a mother's risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and breast and ovarian cancers.

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15.   Violet Jessop was an Irish immigrant who survived not just one but three of the most catastrophic ship disasters, including RMS Titanic, HMHS Britannic, and the RMS Olympic. She is known as Miss Unsinkable.

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

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

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18.   Some people in India and Pakistan smoke scorpion to get high.

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19.   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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20.   A study of more than 17,000 people across 28 countries found that married men do less housework than live-in boyfriends.

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

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22.   Even after extinction, the Dodo is still the national animal of Mauritius.

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

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

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

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26.   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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27.   More than 300 people have died attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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

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29.   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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30.   Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

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31.   -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are the same temperature.

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32.   Pandiculation is stretching and yawning at the same time.

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33.   Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.

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34.   Mexico has the highest per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks in 2019.

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35.   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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36.   That distinctive crayon smell of Crayola crayons comes from beef fat.

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37.   In 1937, Technetium was the first artificially produced element.

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38.   Uranus was almost named Georgium Sidus (George’s Star), in honour of King George III.

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

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40.   A group of bears is called a sleuth or a sloth

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41.   The loudest penis in the animal kingdom belongs to the lesser water boatman insect. It is measured at 99.2 decibels, which is the equivalent of sitting in the front row listening to a loud orchestra playing. It is also the loudest animal on Earth relative to its body size.

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42.   The number sign (#) key on your keyboard is called an octothorp.

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43.   LEGO holds the largest annual volume toy tire manufacturer ever.

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44.   In Regina, Canada, it's illegal to own more than 90 pigeons, and no more than 50 of those pigeons shall be over the age of one month.

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45.   The most prolonged sneezing fit ever recorded lasted over 2.6 years.

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46.   Hunting unicorns is a legal thing in Michigan. Lake Superior State University in Michigan offers a unicorn hunting license. The limits are only one unicorn per month, and only male unicorns may be taken.

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47.   In China, gamers under the age of 18 will be banned from playing online games between 10 pm and 8 am. They will also be restricted to 90 minutes of gaming on weekdays and three hours on weekends and public holidays.

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48.   Vaquita is the rarest marine mammal in the world that, in 2018 International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) estimates that only between 6 and 22 individuals remained.

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49.   Almost all the royal families of Europe are related to each other. These families share a common ancestor, King George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1727 until 1760.

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50.   According to Utah Administrative Code R653-5, it’s illegal to modify the weather without a license.

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