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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

1.   More than 75% of the volcanoes on Earth are found in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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2.   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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3.   The official state slogan for Nebraska is "Nebraska: Honestly, it's not for everyone."

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

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5.   A man named Alexei Roskov from Russia, drank three bottles of vodka and leaping from a fifth-floor balcony and walked back up and jumped out again, because of his nagging wife and survived.

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6.   Boanthropy is a psychological disorder in which a human believes himself or herself to be a cow or ox.

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7.   The average human navel contains 67 different species of bacteria.

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8.   Did you know that there are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of healthy soil than people on Earth?

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9.   Dolphins and porpoises are actually toothed whales.

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

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

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12.   Ancients Romans used a shared sponge on a stick to wipe themselves after defecating.

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13.   During the 1960s CIA launched a project called Acoustic Kitty. Which implanted a microphone in the cat’s ear canal, a small radio transmitter at the base of its skull and a thin wire into its fur. The project cost about $20 million.

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

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

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

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

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18.   In 2016, Deadly lightning killed 323 wild reindeer on Hardangervidda in central Norway.

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19.   California condor can survive without food for up to two weeks.

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20.   The Hunger Games is banned in Vietnam because of extreme violence and killing.

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21.   On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, or 2 cents per acre. Some labeled the purchase as "Seward's Folly," as they contended that the United States had acquired useless land.

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22.   Because of its shorter number of days, February was the last month of the year. It became the second month around 450 BC and was even shortened to 23 or 24 days on occasion.

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23.   Madam C. J. Walker was the first African American female to become a self-made millionaire in America.

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

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25.   A woman got fired after donating her kidney to her boss.

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26.   Polar Bears are the largest land carnivore.

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27.   After approximately 5,000 years of ore mining, the Rio Tinto became very acidic, and the river turns to red due to iron dissolved in the water.

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

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29.   Most lipstick contains pearlescent substance found in fish scales.

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30.   One of the most venomous animals on Earth is cone snail.

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

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32.   Phasmophobia is the fear of ghosts.

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

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34.   In Japan, prisoners are never told when they are going to be executed. Instead, they're notified on the morning of about an hour of their execution. The prisoner's family and the general public are informed only afterwards.

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35.   Rapper Lil Wayne was asked to leave after trying to fight a referee at an anti-violence charity basketball event.

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36.   George Washington's presidential salary in 1789 was 2% of the total U.S. budget.

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37.   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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38.   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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39.   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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40.   Capybara is the largest living rodent in the world.

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

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42.   Chau Smith celebrated her 70th birthday by running seven marathons on seven different continents in seven consecutive days.

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43.   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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44.   Bastardium was one of the suggested names for the element Curium.

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45.   Oology is the study of bird eggs. It comes from the Greek word "oion," meaning "egg."

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46.   Your nose is always visible. The brain blocks it out through a clever trick known as Unconscious Selective Attention. VR developers have discovered that representing your nose in VR (virtual reality) reduces nausea because your brain expects it to be there even though it can't see it.

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47.   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.

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48.   Gliese 436 b is a planet of burning ice.

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49.   Misery is a village in France.

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50.   Owls can't move their eyes because they don't have eyeballs. Instead, their eyes are shaped like tubes.

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51.   In Finland, speeding tickets are calculated based on your taxable income.

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52.   San Francisco, California, has the highest recycling rate at 80 percent of any city in North America.

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

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54.   Goats have rectangular pupils.

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55.   It takes 450 years for plastic cups to decompose.

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56.   A 155-year-old Victorian mousetrap caught a mouse in 2016 in a museum after it snuck in. Collin Pullinger said that his invention would last a lifetime when he created it in the mid-1800s.

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

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58.   Iceland does not have a public railway system.

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

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60.   Beaver butts secrete a goo called castoreum, which is used for vanilla flavouring.

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61.   In May 2009, three masked burglars broke into Dolph Lundgren's house and restrained his wife and threatened her with knives. They then fled when they saw a family photo and realized whose house they were in.

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62.   Ethiopia has 13 months in its calendar.

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63.   Identical twins are always of the same sex.

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64.   Captive-bred Poison Dart Frogs are not toxic because of their diet.

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

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66.   A group of locusts is called a plague.

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

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68.   The California roll was invented in Canada and not in California.

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69.   Tarzan's yell is a registered trademark and service mark, owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

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70.   Warner Brothers cancelled "Home Alone" production because they didn't want to spend $14.7 million on it. Production continued with 20th Century Fox, and the film eventually grossed $476 million.

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71.   In 1963, Donal Rusk Currey accidentally killed the oldest tree ever documented. The tree (Pinus longaeva), better known as Prometheus, was approximately 5,200 years old. Prometheus also has the record for the highest ring count with a total of 4,867 rings.

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72.   In Canada, Santa’s postal code is HOH OHO.

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73.   The world records for the most consecutive stairs climbed on the head is 36 stairs by Li Longlong (China).

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74.   70% of all the world's spices come from one country, India.

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75.   C-3PO and R2-D2 had their own 13-episode spin-off single-season animated series in 1985 called Star Wars Droids. It was a prequel of sorts and depicted their adventures before they teamed up with Luke Skywalker and the gang.

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

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77.   Mcdonald's once made bubblegum flavored broccoli.

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78.   Football was banned in London in 1314 by King Edward II for being too noisy.

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79.   Iguanas have a third eye. Also, known as a parietal eye.

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80.   The New York Times once published a one-word article with the title of "When I'm Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit 'Reply All' Asking to Be Removed?" The entire article: "No."

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81.   There are more Caribou than people in Alaska.

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82.   Venus is the second-brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon.

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83.   According to the Journal of Medical Entomology, bed bugs love black and red but hate yellow and green.

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84.   Travelocity, Trivago, Hotwire, Hotels, and Expedia are all part of the same company, Expedia Inc.

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85.   K in Morse Code is -.-

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86.   Christianity was the main religion in Egypt between the Fourth and Sixth Centuries.

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87.   In 1872, US President Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding on his horse-drawn carriage in Washington, DC. The only known record of a sitting US President being arrested.

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88.   Siderodromophobia is the fear of trains.

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

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90.   About a million Earths could fit inside the sun.

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91.   If you're a fan of Extra-Terrestrial activities, you might enroll at Akdeniz University in Turkey. They offer a course to prepare students during alien encounters and give instructions on dealing with them.

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92.   During the Great Depression in the U.S., many families sewed clothing from flour sacks. It is estimated that during the Depression, 3.5 million women and children were wearing a dress made from flour sacks.

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93.   A group of elk is called a gang.

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94.   Red bell pepper has nearly three times more vitamin C than an orange.

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95.   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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96.   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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97.   Headless cockroaches are capable of living for weeks.

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98.   Sally Ride was an American astronaut and physicist and in 1983 became the first American woman in space. When Sally Ride first went to space, NASA asked her if 100 tampons would be enough for her one week journey, and they also asked her to help them develop a makeup kit, which they assumed women would want in space.

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

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

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