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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

1.   The silent letters in words like 'knight' are called aphthongs.

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

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4.   You could fit all the planets in the solar system between the earth and the moon.

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5.   Seventy-five percent of all gold in circulation has been extracted since 1910.

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

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

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8.   Emerson Moser is one of their top employees in Crayola and worked for 35 years, and he was colorblind.

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9.   Wilt Chamberlain holds the single-game scoring record, having scored 100 points in NBA.

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10.   Charles Servizio holds the Guinness World Records for the most push-ups completed in 24 hours for 46,001 push-ups.

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

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12.   No more than two flies are allowed by law in any public toilet in China.

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13.   In China, there is an elderly rights law that makes illegal not to visit their parents regularly.

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14.   White chocolate contains no chocolate.

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15.   Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

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16.   The 1981 film Roar used real lions during filming, resulting in over 70 casts and crew being injured. Cinematographer Jan de Bont had his head scalped by a lion while filming under a tarp, resulting in 220 stitches. The film has been described as "the most dangerous film ever made."

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17.   James W. Rodgers was sentenced to death by firing squad. When asked for a final statement, Rodgers said, "I done told you my last request … a bulletproof vest."

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18.   A duel between three people is called a truel.

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19.   Peanuts aren’t technically nuts.

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

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

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22.   The word “Lemur” comes from a Latin word meaning “spirits of the dead.”

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23.   Wilton Norman Chamberlain claimed to have slept with as many as 20,000 women.

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24.   Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman. It was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse.

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25.   The world’s first postal code system was introduced on July 25, 1941, with a two-digit number system.

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26.   Audie Leon Murphy was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers and became a national hero during World War II. He received every military combat award for valour available from the U.S. Army.

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

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28.   Creme Puff was the oldest domestic cat ever recorded, born in 1964 and died in 1998, aged 34 years and two months.

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

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30.   Mary Mallon was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever.

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31.   In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig.

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32.   Peladophobia is the fear of baldness.

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33.   Bananas are technically berries, strawberries and raspberries are not.

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

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35.   Dendrochronology is the scientific method of calculating a tree’s age by its rings.

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36.   The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Lionfish, Sea snake, Flatfish, jellyfish, and Sole fish.

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37.   President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House its current name in 1901.

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38.   In the 18th century, Megalosaurus scientific name was Scrotum Humanum, named by Richard Brookes, after what he thought it looked like. However, this is not considered valid today.

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

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40.   When Tutankhamun became king of Egypt, he married his half-sister Ankhesenpaaten, and they had two daughters.

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41.   On August 4, 1914, Great Britain declared war on Germany, bringing Canada into the First World War.

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42.   The top five languages spoken in the U.S. are English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Tagalog.

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43.   23-year-old Patrick Lawler thought he had a toothache only to learn he had a 4" nail in his skull.

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44.   Goats have rectangular pupils.

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

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46.   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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47.   Antimatter is the most valuable substance in the world at $100 trillion per gram

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

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49.   It’s illegal to own pet hamster in Hawaii.

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50.   Africanized bees, also known as killer bees, are hybrids that accidentally escaped quarantine in 1957. Since then, the killer bee has spread throughout the Americas.

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

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52.   An old name for kestrel is windfucker.

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53.   Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother when he was nine years old in 1818.

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54.   George Gordon Byron was known simply as Lord Byron who kept a tame bear while he was a student at trinity.

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55.   China has the largest military in the world, with an active army of 2,035,000.

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

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57.   Galileo Galilei was the first person to see Mars via telescope in 1610.

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58.   Philippine eagle is the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length and wing surface measuring 2.82 to 3.35 ft in length.

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59.   A woman on a visit to Iceland once took part in a search for a missing tourist only to realize hours later that she was indeed the missing person.

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60.   Dave Thomas was the founder and chief executive officer of Wendy's restaurant worked at KFC before he started his own.

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61.   Between 1809 and 1981, Huéscar was technically at war with Denmark, as a result of the Napoleonic war over Spain. This official declaration of war was forgotten until it was discovered by a local historian in 1981, followed by the signing of a peace treaty on 11 November 1981.

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

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63.   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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64.   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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65.   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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66.   Humans are capable of echolocation.

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67.   Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion offered Einstein the position of President of Israel in 1952 but declined.

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68.   The longest kiss ever recorded lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds, achieved by Ekkachai Tiranarat and Laksana Tiranarat at an event in Pattaya, Thailand.

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69.   In the 2014 film Hercules, the beard of Dwayne Johnson is actually a prosthetic made of yak testicle hair.

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70.   It’s illegal to kiss with a mustache in Nevada.

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71.   Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens was the first person to draw a map of Mars that displayed any terrain features.

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

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73.   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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74.   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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75.   The Q in Q-tips stands for quality.

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76.   Maud Stevens Wagner was an American circus performer and also the first known female tattoo artist in the United States.

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

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78.   Iceland does not have a public railway system.

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79.   Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

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80.   Dung Beetles is the only known non-vertebrate animal to navigate using the Milky Way.

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81.   It’s illegal in Tennessee for an atheist to hold office in the civil department.

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82.   Men with long hair were not allowed to enter Disneyland until the late 1960s.

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83.   Barack Obama was the first African American President of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

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84.   At age 14, William Kamkwamba used blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and other scraps to build a wind turbine to power multiple electrical appliances for his family.

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85.   The last time France guillotined a convicted criminal was in 1977.

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86.   Buford, Wyoming is the smallest town in America with a population of 1.

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

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88.   The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer.

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89.   Tarantulas have evolved almost the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.

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90.   World Health Organization estimates 100,000 people die each year as a result of snake bites.

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91.   On October 17, 2018, The Cannabis Act became law, making recreational marijuana use legal throughout Canada.

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92.   Wayne Allwine, who was the voice of Mickey Mouse, was married to Russi Taylor, the sound of Minnie Mouse.

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93.   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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94.   Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise, is the oldest land animal in the world. He is believed to have been born in around 1832, making him 188 years old in 2020.

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95.   Elephant Shrews are more closely related to elephants than shrews.

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96.   At the age of 19, Audie Leon Murphy was single-handedly holding off an entire company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France on January 1945.

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

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98.   In Georgia, it’s illegal to let the chicken cross the road.

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99.   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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100.   The Great Hurricane of the Antilles of 1780, is the deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. With a death toll between 22,000 and 27,501 throughout the Lesser Antilles.

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