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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

1.   Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly designed a circular shape bridge on Garźon, Uruguay, called the Laguna Garźon Bridge, to force drivers to slow down, and allows for pedestrian access along the one-way circular route.

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2.   The total cost of World War I to the U.S. was $32 billion, or 52% of gross national product at the time.

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3.   Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

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

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5.   Wax worm can eat and break down plastics (polyethylene).

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6.   Laika was a soviet dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth.

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7.   Japan has over 5 million operating vending machines currently within the country. There is approximately 1 vending machine per 23 people, making it the country with the most vending machines per capita in the entire world.

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8.   According to Dole, Bananas are curved because they reach for sunlight as they grow due to a process called negative geotropism.

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9.   The United States is the largest producer of crude oil.

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10.   It’s unlawful to kill a housefly within 160 feet of a church in Ohio unless you have a license.

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11.   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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12.   Wedding rings originated in ancient Egypt, dating 6,000 years ago.

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

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15.   Tarantulas and other mygalomorph spiders can live up to 25 years in captivity.

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16.   An estimated 1,762,450 cancers will be in diagnosed in 2019, which equals more than 4,800 new cases each day.

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17.   Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

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18.   Hippopotamus milk is pink.

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19.   Polar Bears fur is not white but transparent.

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20.   Milan Fashion Week in 2018, Gucci models walked the catwalk carrying life-size replicas of their own heads.

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21.   The Largest cockroach in length and wingspan is the South and Central American Megaloblatta longipennis, which can grow to 3.8 inches in length and have an 8 inches wingspan.

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22.   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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23.   There's a Hedgehog café in Tokyo that you can play with Hedgehog.

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24.   The name LEGO derived from the Danish phrase leg godt, meaning play well.

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25.   The offspring of a male lion and a female tiger is called liger.

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26.   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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27.   The space between your eyebrows is called the glabella.

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28.   There's a textbook written entirely by an AI author. Springer Nature published a textbook by an author named Beta Writer in 2019. It's not a real name of a person but the name of a machine-learning algorithm designed by researchers from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. The book is called Lithium-Ion Batteries: A Machine-Generated Summary of Current Research.

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

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30.   Ablutophobia is the fear of bathing.

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31.   The Pig War was a confrontation in 1859 between the US and the United Kingdom. The shooting of a pig triggered it.

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32.   Venus does not have any natural satellites.

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33.   The Anglo-Zanzibar war between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar Sultanate on August 27, 1896, was the shortest recorded war in history lasting 45 minutes.

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34.   The Bagheera kiplingi is a species of jumping spider found in Central America notable for its peculiar diet, which is mostly herbivorous.

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35.   Cai Lun was a Chinese inventor who is traditionally regarded as the inventor of paper.

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36.   Nile River is the longest river in the world about 6,650 km(4,130mi) long.

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37.   Foreign accent syndrome is a real condition, although it's extremely rare. It's most often caused by head injury, stroke, or some other type of damage to the brain. People who have this condition starts speaking in their native language with a foreign accent.

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

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39.   The word “mortgage” comes from a Law French term used in Britain means "death pledge."

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40.   The world’s Oldest Dress was found in Egypt, and it is 5,000 years old.

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41.   The Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality are a political party in the United Kingdom who campaign for zombies' rights. One of their policies includes finding a cure for Zombie bites and granting the undead the same rights as the living.

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42.   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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43.   Peladophobia is the fear of baldness.

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

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45.   According to Guinness World Records, the longest marriage ever recorded was 86 years and 290 days by a North Carolina couple named Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher. They got married on May 13, 1924, and stayed together until Herbert passed away in 2011 at 105 years old.

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46.   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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47.   On Scooby-Doo, Shaggy’s real name is Norville Rogers.

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48.   During 1959, you need to be shorter than 5 feet and 11 inches to become an astronaut.

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49.   The Law of Return is an Israeli law which gives Jews the right to come and live Israel and to gain Israeli citizenship.

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50.   A chicken once survived almost two years after having its head cut off, and his name is Mike, the Headless Chicken.

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51.   After the Pyrenean ibex became extinct in 2000, it had the distinction of being the first animal to be brought back from extinction by cloning. On 30 July 2003, a live specimen was born, but sadly it died less than 20 minutes later due to a lung defect.

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

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

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54.   In 2007, the Iranian army once arrested 14 squirrels.

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55.   It’s illegal to chew gum in Singapore.

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56.   Tom Cruise was a student at a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a teenager and aspired to become a Catholic priest before he went into acting.

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

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

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59.   Instead of disposing of their metabolic waste, Grizzly and black bears recycle it.

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60.   Barophobia is the fear of gravity.

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61.   In 2013, A suicidal man in South Carolina Ravenal Bridge was saved after being offered by a pizza.

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62.   IN 1941, Henry Ford made a car out of soybeans.

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63.   There's only one letter that doesn't appear in any U.S. state name, and that's letter Q.

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64.   Bela Lugosi best known for portraying Count Dracula was buried in Dracula costume.

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65.   The longest Book Title contains 1,809 words, achieved by Srijan Timilsina.

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66.   Nomophobia is the fear of being away from your phone.

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67.   In 1882, the New York Times reported a woman’s eyeball popped out after sneezing.

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68.   In North Korea, wearing jeans is a crime.

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69.   Elsa Einstein was the second wife and cousin of Albert Einstein.

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70.   Humans are the only animals with chins. Even chimpanzees and gorillas don’t have one.

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71.   Puppy pregnancy syndrome is an illness where the sufferer believes that shortly after being bitten by a dog, puppies are conceived within their abdomen.

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72.   Oysters change their sex up to four times a year.

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73.   Greek Goddess Aphrodite was born from Uranus’s severed penis that his son Cronus cut off and threw them into the sea.

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74.   As Global temperatures rise, flowers are emitting less scent.

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75.   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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76.   Eel blood is poisonous to humans.

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77.   Ken Edwards ate 36 Madagascar cockroaches in one minute in 2001.

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78.   Snail teeth found to be the strongest natural material.

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79.   MS The World is the largest privately-owned residential yacht. It has 165 residences live on board as the ship travels the globe.

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

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81.   A South Korean policeman man named Woo Bun-kon committed mass murder, killing 56 people and wounded 35 others because he was enraged from being woken by his girlfriend trying to swat a fly on his chest.

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82.   Phobophobia is the fear of phobia.

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

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84.   After spent more than a decade in Turkey, 63-year-old Constantin Reliu returned home to Romania in 2018 just to discover that he was officially dead. His wife had registered him dead in 2016 because he had not been communicating with them for years. He tried to prove Romanian authorities that he was still alive and overturn his death certificate, but they refused because his request had been filed "too late."

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85.   A cat named Stubbs was the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 20 years.

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86.   Sleeping through summer is called Aestivation.

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87.   Every cruise ship required to have both body bags and a morgue.

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

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89.   Natural gas in its natural state is odourless. The rotten egg smell (tert-Butylthiol) is added for safety to help you detect gas leaks.

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90.   Aamir Khan was 45 years old when he played an 18-year-old engineering student in the movie "3 idiots". He said the only reason that he did the movie was that its subject was education.

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91.   The United States of America does not have an official language at the federal level.

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92.   John Adams was the first President to live in the White House.

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93.   Spongebob Squarepant’s birthday is July 14, 1986.

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94.   Before refrigerators, people in Russia and Finland reportedly placed living Russian brown frogs in milk to keep it fresh. Research on the frogs' skin secretions led by Moscow State University shows that they're loaded with peptides that have antibacterial properties that could kill both Staphylococcus and Salmonella.

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95.   The landmass of Mars and Earth is very similar.

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96.   Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks. During the First World War, they were originally developed as crepe paper and used for gas mask filters. In the early 1920s, crepe paper was adapted as a consumer product called Kotex brand to help women with periods.

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97.   Zyklon B is a cyanide-based pesticide that was used to kill roughly one million people in gas chambers during the Holocaust.

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98.   Muhammad Ali once fought Superman in a match and won.

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99.   Videogamer spent six months looking for the person who killed his online character in a virtual knife fight during a game of Counterstrike. He finally found the foe living only a few miles away and then stabbed him in the chest.

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100.   Plutomania is the delusion that one is immensely rich.

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