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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

1.   Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world. It can grow 91 cm (36 in) within 24 hours.

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2.   The youngest woman to be elected is Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the age of 29 years old.

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3.   The University of Minnesota has been around longer than the State of Minnesota.

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4.   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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5.   43% of Americans are too scared to find out what's in their hot dogs.

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6.   Salvator Mundi by Leonardo da Vinci is the most expensive painting ever sold at public auction for $450.3 million.

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7.   Stephen Crohn, also known as "The man who can't catch AIDS," has a genetic mutation "delta 32" that caused him to be immune to AIDS.

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8.   Winner Lane of New York has been arrested more than 30 times. Meanwhile, his younger brother Loser Lane, went on scholarship to an elite prep school, to Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, and then joined the New York Police Department and eventually promoted to detective.

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9.   There's an eel flavoured ice cream in Japan you can buy.

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10.   At 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), Muggsy Bogues is the shortest player ever to have played in the NBA.

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11.   Marmite became one of the most confiscated items at U.K airports. In response, Marmite created a smaller container more suitable for travelling.

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12.   The Bible doesn’t specify what fruit Adam and Eve ate.

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

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14.   Mobile phone throwing is a sport in Finland.

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

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

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

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

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19.   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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20.   The winner of Finland's wife-carrying contest gets the wife's weight in beer.

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

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

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23.   Sheep fighting is a popular but illegal sport in Algeria.

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24.   Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

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25.   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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26.   Loganamnosis is an obsession searching for a specific forgotten word.

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

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28.   Vantablack is one of the darkest substances known, and it can absorb 99.96% of visible light.

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29.   Santa Claus was issued a pilot's license from the U.S. government in 1927.

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30.   The Welsh government has been donating a tree to Ugandan families for every Welsh-born child since 2014 to celebrate birth or adoption.

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

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

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33.   In Peru, wearing yellow underwear on New Year's Day is said to bring good luck.

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34.   It's illegal in 18 US states to sell fake urine.

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35.   Parachutes were invented before airplanes.

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36.   Mudskippers fish can walk on land.

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37.   Earth is the only planet not named after a god.

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38.   The first successful human heart transplant happens in 1967 in South Africa. The patient named Louis Washkansky lived for 18 days after the operation.

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39.   PIN number and ATM machine are examples of Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome or RAS syndrome.

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40.   Every first Saturday of May is World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD). It's an annual international event by gardeners and non-gardeners who would plant and trim bushes wearing nothing. The holiday first started as a nudist movement to encourage everyone to accept their body flaws, and body shaming is unacceptable.

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

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42.   According to Plastic Oceans, over 90% of all seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomachs.

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43.   Pangolin is the most widely trafficked mammal in the world. Why? Their scales are in high demand in traditional Chinese medicine despite there being no medical benefit for their use.

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

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45.   Ayam Cemani is a modern breed of chicken from Indonesia that is entirely black, including feathers, beak, and internal organs.

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

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48.   Venus is sometimes called Earth’s sister planet because of their similar size, mass, proximity to the Sun, and bulk composition.

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49.   A group of pheasants is called a bouquet.

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50.   The inventor of Vaseline, Robert Chesebrough, claimed to have eaten a spoonful of Vaseline every day until his death at 96.

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51.   Pope John XX never existed.

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

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53.   Ancient Egyptian king Narmer was the founder of the First Dynasty and in turn, the first king of a unified Egypt.

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54.   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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55.   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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56.   According to the study done by Harvard Medical School, snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks. It is because many people who shovel snow rarely exercise, and moving hundreds of pounds of snow during winter can put a big strain on the heart. Cold weather is also another factor because it can boost blood pressure and interrupt blood flow to part of the heart, making the blood more likely to form clots.

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57.   According to The New York Times, President Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income taxes for 2016 and 2017.

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

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

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61.   Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was not a man in a suit; it was a life-sized puppet.

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

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63.   The name of the shape of Pringles is called a "Hyperbolic Paraboloid."

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64.   Late-night dancing was illegal in Japan until 2015.

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

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66.   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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67.   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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68.   Planet 55 Cancri e is made of diamond.

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

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

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71.   The Makira people of the Solomon Islands use flying fox teeth as traditional currency.

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

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73.   Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

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

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75.   Because they are such solitary animals, there is no collective noun for snow leopards (Panthera uncia).

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

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77.   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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78.   A group of hippopotamuses is called a bloat.

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79.   Gamophobia is the fear of relationships, commitment or marriage.

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80.   In 1972, Pepsi became the first U.S. consumer product to be manufactured and sold in the Soviet Union.

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81.   In 1986, a limnic eruption at Lake Nyos in Cameroon killed 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock.

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82.   Laotian rock rats were thought to be extinct for 11 million years until one was found for sale in a market in Laos in 2006.

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

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86.   The state sport of Maryland is jousting.

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87.   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.

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

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89.   A group of apes is called a shrewdness.

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

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

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92.   In 19-century there is a sport called Pedestrianism where people would compete to walk the furthest distance in the shortest amount of time.

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93.   That apple you just bought in the store might be a year old.

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

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95.   Phobophobia is the fear of phobia.

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

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97.   Leonardo Da Vinci is the first person who proposed contact lenses in 1508.

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98.   A 'murdermonger' is a person who commits or incites murder.

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99.   The highest temperature ever recorded on the Antartic continent was 17.5C.

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100.   The largest cemetery in the world is the Wadi-us-Salaam located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. The cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres and contains tens of millions of bodies.

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