Facebook Instagram Pinterest

Top 100 Random Fun Facts

1.   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.

SOURCE

2.   Galileo’s middle finger is on display at the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy.

SOURCE

3.   Fossils of a giant penguin have been discovered that stood over 5 feet tall and weighed in at over 176 pounds.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

5.   The first selfie photograph was taken in 1839 by Robert Cornelius.

SOURCE

6.   Mr. Clean’s first name is Veritably.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

8.   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.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

12.   The vampire ground finch native to the Gálapagos Islands drinks the blood of other birds.

SOURCE

13.   Geckos can stick to almost everything but not to Teflon otherwise known as polytetrafluoroethylene.

SOURCE

14.   "Kaizen" is a Japanese work philosophy that teaches people to always look for new and better ways to do things. In other words, even if it 'ain't broke, you can still fix it.

SOURCE

15.   Flamingos are not pink. They are born with grey feathers, which gradually turn pink in the wild because of a natural pink dye called canthaxanthin that they obtain from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae.

SOURCE

16.   There's a serial pooper in Ohio who was defecated on at least 19 cars.

SOURCE

17.   According to the researchers from Japan's Kyoto University, Japanese macaques take baths to warm up in winter and to lower stress.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

19.   Frederick Banting refused to put his name on the patent after discovering insulin in 1923. According to Banting, it is unethical for a doctor to financially gain something after discovering a medicine that would save lives. His co-inventors sold the insulin patent to the University of Toronto for $1. They wanted to make it affordable to those who need the medication.

SOURCE

20.   In Australia, there's an island called "Sudden Jerk Island."

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

22.   A sea turtle can weigh up to 1,500 pounds.

SOURCE

23.   The first woman to go to the Moon is planned for 2024, as part of the Artemis program by the United States.

SOURCE

24.   Ella Slack has been the professional stand-in for Queen Elizabeth for 30 years and takes the place of the queen during rehearsals for significant events. However, she's not allowed to sit on the throne and has to hover if she is required to help frame certain shots.

SOURCE

25.   Eliza Johnson kept cows on the White House lawn to provide fresh milk.

SOURCE

26.   Snakes smell with their tongue.

SOURCE

27.   Lalochezia is using indecent or vulgar language to relieve stress or pain.

SOURCE

28.   Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.

SOURCE

29.   The only pirate known to have buried treasure was William Kidd.

SOURCE

30.   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.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

33.   Ninkasi is the ancient Sumerian goddess of beer.

SOURCE

34.   China only has one time zone.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

36.   In 1673, New York was briefly named "New Orange."

SOURCE

37.   Garden cemeteries were among the first public parks in the U.S.

SOURCE

38.   The average American consumed nearly 30 pounds of hamburgers a year.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

40.   Barbara Soaper, from Michigan, gave birth to her three children on 08/08/08, 09/09/09, and 10/10/10, respectively.

SOURCE

41.   In Sweden, millennials are called 'the Curling Generation' because any obstacles have been cleared from their path by their parents.

SOURCE

42.   Sophia, the humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong based company Hanson Robotics, has been granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia, becoming the first robot to have a nationality.

SOURCE

43.   According to Guinness World Records, the longest-reigning living monarch is Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who succeeded to the throne on February 6, 1952. She has reigned without interruption for 68 years as of February 2020.

SOURCE

44.   A rare Chinese bowl was bought for $3 from a yard sale in New York, and later they learned it was a 1,000-year-old bowl. It later sold for $2.2 million at an auction.

SOURCE

45.   The sunsets and sunrises on Mars are a lovely shade of blue.

SOURCE

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.

SOURCE

47.   Baked beans from a can are not baked; they are steamed after they are canned.

SOURCE

48.   Disrupting a wedding or funeral will cost you $10,000 penalty or two years of imprisonment in Australia.

SOURCE

49.   While vacationing in Iceland in 2014, a woman reported as missing was found when she was discovered in the search party looking for herself.

SOURCE

50.   Ethiopia has 13 months in its calendar.

SOURCE

51.   The wheel is invented in Mesopotamia around 3500 B.C.

SOURCE

52.   Mary Mallon, also known as Typhoid Mary, spent 26 years in forced isolation after infecting over 51 people with typhoid fever.

SOURCE

53.   The Lego Movie used 3,863,484 unique Lego bricks.

SOURCE

54.   The original creator of the Rubik's Cube, Erno Rubik, took one month to solve his own puzzle. Yusheng Du currently holds the Rubik's Cube world record at 3.47 seconds.

SOURCE

55.   Goats have rectangular pupils.

SOURCE

56.   Peter II was the last King of Yugoslavia and was the only European monarch so far to have been buried in the United States.

SOURCE

57.   There are more people living in the city of Tokyo, Japan, than in the entire population of Canada, the second-largest country by landmass on Earth. Tokyo has a population of 38 million (2019), while Canada has 37.59 million (2019).

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

59.   Cerro Rico in Bolivia is known as the mountain that eats men because of a large number of men died in the mine. It is estimated that up to eight million have been killed in the Cerro Rico since the 16th century.

SOURCE

60.   A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

SOURCE

61.   Eggplant is a fruit, not a vegetable. It is considered a berry by botanical definition.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

63.   It takes Mars 687 Earth days to orbit the Sun.

SOURCE

64.   World War 2 was the deadliest conflict in human history, with an estimated total of 70-85 million people perished.

SOURCE

65.   Chalk is made from sub-microscopic plankton fossils.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

67.   It’s illegal to feed pigeons on the streets or sidewalks of San Francisco.

SOURCE

68.   It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in the church in Alabama.

SOURCE

69.   Malcolm Myatt suffered a stroke in 2004, and since then, he can no longer feel sadness because the part of his brain controlling his emotion was destroyed.

SOURCE

70.   In 1963, Félicette became the first cat sent into space.

SOURCE

71.   Researchers in Sweden have developed transparent wood.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

73.   An immurement is a form of imprisonment in which a person is placed within enclosed tight confinement, such as a coffin. The prisoner is left to die from starvation or dehydration. This type of imprisonment was practiced in Mongolia as recently as the early 20th century.

SOURCE

74.   Tragomaschalia is a strong offensive odour of the armpits.

SOURCE

75.   The movie 'True Lies' in 1994 was the first film to exceed a $100 million budget.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

77.   Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

SOURCE

78.   In the USA, ransom payments to kidnappers are tax-deductible.

SOURCE

79.   A woman can get pregnant while she is already pregnant.

SOURCE

80.   Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica.

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

82.   In order for Earth to become a black hole, it's entire mass would have to be compressed into a space less than an inch in diameter.

SOURCE

83.   A Judas goat is a trained goat that will leads other goats to their slaughter while its own life is spared. This type of technique and term was originated from cattle drives in the United States in the 1800s.

SOURCE

84.   Blackie was the world's wealthiest cat, according to Guinness World Records. He inherited an estate worth $12.5 million after his owner, British antiques dealer named Ben Rea, died (U.K.) in 1988.

SOURCE

85.   Logistics Art Project film is the longest film ever made at 857 hours or 35 days and 17 hours.

SOURCE

86.   If even a small part of your tonsil remains after an operation, it can grow back.

SOURCE

87.   A teratoma is a rare type of tumour that can contain tissues such as hair, teeth, muscle, and bone.

SOURCE

88.   TITSUP is a military acronym for Total Inability To Support Usual Performance.

SOURCE

89.   In 1946, The United States offered Denmark $100 million ($1 billion today) in gold to buy Greenland.

SOURCE

90.   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.

SOURCE

91.   Horror writer Stephen King has triskaidekaphobia, a phobia of the number 13.

SOURCE

92.   Video-game designer Chen Ming from Shenzhen, China, decided to propose to his girlfriend by purchasing 25 iPhone X and then laid out the 25 smartphones in the shape of a heart on the floor, complete with scattered rose petals, before asking the girl to marry him. The girl said, yes!

SOURCE

93.   The United States has the highest fees in the world to renounce citizenship at $2,350.

SOURCE

94.   The fried chicken was brought to America by Scottish immigrants.

SOURCE

95.   The fewest points in a game in NBA was 49 by the Chicago Bulls.

SOURCE

96.   A litter of kittens is also known as a “kindle.”

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

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

SOURCE

100.   Tupac Shakur ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip hop band.

SOURCE