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Top 50 Random Fun Facts

1.   Phobophobia is the fear of phobia.

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2.   Saint Apollonia is the patroness of dentistry and other dental problems.

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3.   The person who invented the stop sign, the pedestrian crosswalk, the traffic circle, the one-way street, the taxi stand, and pedestrian safety islands, William Phelps Eno is sometimes known as the "Father of traffic safety," never learned to drive a car himself.

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4.   Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Pinterest are all banned in China.

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5.   About 240,000 people are injured by lightning strikes each year.

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6.   The Q in Q-tips stands for quality.

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7.   Sleeping through summer is called Aestivation.

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8.   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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9.   One in 25 sentenced to death in the U.S. is innocent.

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10.   The sex of a sea turtle is determined by the sand's heat in which it is buried.

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11.   Patu Digua from Colombia is the smallest spider with a body length of less than 0.37 mm (0.015 in).

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12.   Chicago gang counterfeiters attempted to steal Abraham Lincoln’s corpse and request a US$200,000 ransom in 1876.

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13.   The oldest animal ever found was a 507-year-old Icelandic clam. It was killed by researchers trying to work out its age.

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14.   Elvis Presley never wrote any of his songs.

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15.   President Rutherford B. Hayes had a Siamese cat named Miss Pussy.

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16.   The first recorded Ancient Olympic Games is dated to 776 BC.

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17.   The 1967 Outer Space Treaty forbids any nation from trying to own the Moon.

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18.   3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes.

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19.   In 2012, twin girls Amy Ann and Kate Marie were born 87 days apart, making them the twins with the longest interval between their births.

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20.   Patrick the Wombat was the world's oldest Wombat in captivity at 31 years.

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21.   Every year, we remove 170 billion pounds of fish from the ocean.

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22.   Two auto mechanics held Charlie Chaplin's body for ransom and were demanding $600,000 for the return of Chaplin's remains.

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

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24.   In South Korea, a woman obtained her driver’s license on her 960th try.

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25.   A fruit has caused chaos at University in Melbourne, Australia. Students evacuated the library, afraid of the smell of gas. However, it turned out that the smell came from a rotting durian fruit that was left behind upon checking. Durian fruit, native to Southeast Asia, is banned from hotel rooms and transportation because of its smell.

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26.   There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth.

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27.   Ttongsul is a traditional Korean rice wine contains fermented feces from a human child.

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28.   Genghis Khan had the most significant number of children in history at an all high of 1000-2000 children.

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29.   President Theodore Roosevelt had a one-legged pet rooster.

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30.   Annie Cohen Kopchovsky was a Latvian immigrant to the United States who in 1894–95 became the first woman to bicycle around the world.

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31.   There are five layers of the ocean: Epipelagic Zone (Sunlight Zone), Mesopelagic Zone (Twilight Zone), Bathypelagic Zone (Midnight Zone), Abyssopelagic Zone (Abyss), and the Hadalpelagic Zone (The Trenches).

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32.   The shortest presidency in the history of the world was by President Pedro Paredes of Mexico, who ruled for less than one hour on February 19, 1913.

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33.   There are more than 10,000 hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park.

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34.   There's an annual competition for telling lies called the World's Biggest Liar held in Cumbria, England. Competitors from around the world have five minutes to tell the biggest and most convincing lie they can. Believe it or not, politicians and lawyers are not allowed to enter the competition because they're thought to be too good at lying.

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

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36.   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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37.   A prisoner spent almost five months behind bars unaware he could have been freed by paying just $2.

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38.   A Chicken gun is a compressed-air cannon used to fire dead chickens at aircraft components to simulate high-speed bird strikes during the aircraft’s flight. It was first used in the mid-1950s.

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39.   1 in every 9 Americans or 11% thinks HTML is an STD.

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40.   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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41.   A guy named John David Bridges got sucked in a jet engine and survived.

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42.   According to Guinness World Records, the longest earthworm is Microchaetus rappi of South Africa. In 1967 a giant specimen measuring 6.7 m (21 ft) in length was found on a road between Alice and King William's Town. The average length of Microchaetus rappi is approximately 1.8 m (6 ft).

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

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44.   A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

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

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46.   Ancient Egyptians worshiped over 1,400 different gods and goddesses.

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47.   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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48.   It would take 1.1 million mosquitoes, each sucking once, to drain the average human of blood completely.

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49.   An 11-year-old invented the popsicle by accident.

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50.   The tallest mountain known in the Solar System is Rheasilvia on the asteroid Vesta.

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