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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

1.   -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are the same temperature.

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2.   Mexican giant cardon is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 63 ft.

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3.   In 2013, Kiyoshi Kimura, a Japanese sushi restaurant owner, paid $1.76 million for a bluefin tuna at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, which weighed 489 pounds.

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4.   The first "test-tube" baby was born in England in 1978.

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5.   Mosquitoes killed more humans than all the other animal: over 700,000 each year.

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

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8.   Alpha Centauri is the closest star system and nearest planetary system to our Solar System at 4.37 light-years from the Sun.

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9.   The most-disliked video on Youtube is "Youtube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind" with a total of 16 million dislikes.

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10.   Aviator Jimmy Angels discovered Angel falls by mistake after his plane crashed.

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

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12.   In 2014, Sony invented a cassette tape that could store 185TB of data!

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13.   Phobophobia is the fear of phobia.

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14.   In the 16th century, up until the 1960s, Ancient Egyptian mummies were once used to produce a brown paint colour called Mummy brown.

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15.   Sonic the Hedgehog has a real full name, which is Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog.

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16.   According to a study published in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, children living in a spotless and clean house can increase their risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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17.   Loganamnosis is an obsession searching for a specific forgotten word.

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18.   Bananas are Walmart's best-selling item.

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19.   IIya Ivanovich Ivanov was a Russian and Soviet biologist who attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm to create a human-ape hybrid.

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20.   Canine Compulsive Disorder is OCD for dogs.

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21.   Epilepsy kills as many people per year as Breast Cancer.

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22.   Unpaid janitor Miguel Alvares and cook Maurice Rowland stayed behind at Valley Springs Manor Residential Care Facility for the Elderly in California, after it was shut down and abandoned by its staff. "If we left, they wouldn't have nobody," the 34-year-old Alvarez says.

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23.   Graham crackers were originally intended to help people cut down on their sexual urges.

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24.   The Lovers of Valdaro are a pair of human skeletons dated approximately 6,000 years old. They were discovered at a Neolithic tomb in San Giorgio near Mantua, Italy, in 2007. The two skeletons appear to have died facing each other with arms around each other, thus reminiscent of a "lovers' embrace." They are now permanently displayed inside a glass case in the National Archaeological Museum of Mantua.

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25.   Nice people are more likely to get amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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26.   Until the 1970s, the bluefin tuna was considered trash fish, and people caught them just for fun. In fact, tuna was commonly called neko-matagi, meaning "fish that even a cat would disdain."

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27.   The word twyndyllyngs, which means twins, is the longest word in the English language that contains no vowels.

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

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29.   Researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo made a mouse embryo called human-mouse chimera that's 4% human, the highest level of human cells ever recorded in an animal.

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

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32.   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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33.   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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34.   There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth.

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35.   You've heard that tea leaves may reveal your future, but did you know that some people can see your destiny written in cheese through a practice called tyromancy.

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36.   Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid in the world at $39 million per gallon.

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

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

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39.   Pumpkins are 90 percent water.

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40.   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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41.   Tom and Jerry cartoons won seven Oscars and being nominated for a total of 13. Another fun fact, since the first released in February 1940, Tom and Jerry would now be 80 years of age.

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42.   The space between your eyebrows is called the glabella.

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43.   The word “avocado” comes from a Nahuatl (Aztec) word meaning “testicle.”

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

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45.   The creator of Donkey Kong thought 'Donkey' was an English word for 'stupid.' So 'Donkey Kong,' actually means "stupid ape."

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46.   The scientific term for toasting bread is the 'Maillard Reaction.'

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47.   The Flintstones lasted 30 years as the most profitable cartoon franchise until The Simpsons came along in late 1989, outlasted it.

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

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49.   Elvis Presley never wrote any of his songs.

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50.   99% of all wasabi sold in the U.S. is fake.

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51.   The person who invented the stop sign, the pedestrian crosswalk, the traffic circle, the one-way street, the taxi stand, and pedestrian safety islands, William Phelps Eno is sometimes known as the "Father of traffic safety," never learned to drive a car himself.

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52.   Under a public law signed by President Ronald Reagan, July is National Ice Cream Month, and July 15 is National Ice Cream Day.

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

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54.   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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55.   In New Jersey, it's illegal to wear a bulletproof vest while committing a violent crime.

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

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57.   Enric Marco, a Catalan mechanic, was a prominent public face Spanish survivors of the Holocaust for decades until his story was revealed to be a lie.

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58.   Female runners were not allowed to run the Boston Marathon until 1972.

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59.   The world's richest person Jeff Bezos only paid an annual salary of just $81,840.

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60.   Renifleur is someone who gets sexual pleasure from smells.

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61.   Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston, who also invented the lie detector's early prototype.

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62.   A book titled 'Forty Minutes Late' was returned to a San Francisco Library 100 years late in 2017.

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63.   Students at the College of the Ozarks don't pay tuition. Their study doesn't come free, though, because they must work for 15-hours on campus per week and complete two 40-hour weeks per school year.

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64.   Norwegian flight from Oslo to Munich with 85 plumbers on board forced to return to the airport due to a dysfunctional toilet.

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65.   The largest octopus ever recorded was a Giant Pacific Octopus that measured 30 feet in length and weighed 600 pounds.

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

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67.   The smallest known chameleon and among the smallest reptiles in the world is the Brookesia micra.

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

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69.   The dot over your lowercase “i” and “j” is called a title or superscript dot.

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

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

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72.   Bill Gates has donated $50 billion to charity.

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73.   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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74.   The word 'quarantine' comes from the Italian words quaranta giorni, which means 4o days. The practice of quarantine began during the 14th century to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics. Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days before landing.

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

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76.   Kokura was the original target of the atomic bomb that landed in Nagasaki.

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77.   There’s a monument in Siberia called "The Monument to the Laboratory Mouse" dedicated to lab mice.

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78.   Donald Gorske holds the Guinness World Record for the most Big Macs consumed. He ate his 28,788th Big Mac in Wisconsin, USA, on August 24, 2016.

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79.   The first recorded Ancient Olympic Games is dated to 776 BC.

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

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

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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.   The official number for reporting spies in South Korea is 113.

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84.   Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.

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85.   Every BIC pen has two tiny holes. The holes equalize the pressure on the inside and outside of the pen and ensure the ink can flow smoothly.

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86.   Palm trees don't have rings.

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

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

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89.   In 2009, a vigilante group in Nigeria arrested a goat on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

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

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91.   1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, fetching a record $48.4 million.

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92.   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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93.   The lobster was also known as the poor man’s protein. These lobsters were fed to prisoners, apprentices and slaves during the colonial era.

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94.   A student left a pineapple in a Scotland art museum. Two days later, the pineapple had been encased in glass and used as part of an exhibition.

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95.   Christiaan Huygens invented the pendulum clock in 1656 and patented the following year.

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

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97.   The word ‘infant’ is from the Latin word infans, means ‘unable to speak.’

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

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99.   The 100 folds in a chef’s toque are said to represent 100 ways to cook an egg.

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100.   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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