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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

1.   Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers.

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2.   People with auto-brewery syndrome can get drunk from consuming a high carbohydrate diet.

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3.   Life expectancy in Ancient Rome was from 20 to 30 years.

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4.   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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5.   Mehran Karimi Nasseri is an Iranian refugee who lived in the departure lounge of Terminal One in Charles de Gaulle Airport from August 26, 1988, until July 2006.

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6.   Aamir Khan was 45 years old when he played an 18-year-old engineering student in the movie "3 idiots". He said the only reason that he did the movie was that its subject was education.

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7.   The 1933 double eagle 20-dollar gold coin in the United States was sold at auction for US$7.59 million.

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

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10.   In South Korea, a woman obtained her driver’s license on her 960th try.

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11.   Déjà rêvà is the feeling of having already dreamed something that you are now experiencing.

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12.   Utah has a prison called Purgatory Correctional Facility.

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13.   In 1913, there was no postal regulation against what you could and couldn't send through the mail, so one Ohio couple took advantage of it and mailed their 8-month-old son to his grandmother.

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14.   Infants that are breastfed have a lower risk of asthma, respiratory infections and sudden infant death syndrome.

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15.   The term “rooster” originated in the United States as a puritan euphemism to avoid the sexual connotation of the original English “cock.”

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16.   The Pope has eight titles, and not one of them is 'the Pope.'

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17.   The state sport of Maryland is jousting.

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18.   Alligators and manatee habitats often overlap, but it's the alligators who give way to the manatees.

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

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20.   The cigarette snail or Conus geographus is so-called because a bite from its venomous tooth leaves you just enough time to smoke a cigarette before you die.

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21.   Homing pigeons were used to carry messages in World War I and World War II.

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22.   Two people have duels, but it takes three to have a truel.

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

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

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25.   Tarantulas and other mygalomorph spiders can live up to 25 years in captivity.

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26.   Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin both married their cousins.

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27.   Andrew Jackson's pet parrot got kicked out of his funeral for cursing.

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28.   Kimigayo is the national anthem of Japan. It’s one of the oldest and shortest national anthems in the world.

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

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30.   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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31.   The subject of eight of the ten tallest statues in the world is Buddha.

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32.   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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33.   The Barbados threadsnake is the smallest snake species in the world. It has an average length of 10cm (3.94 inches).

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34.   Three U.S. presidents died on the 4th of July: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in 1826, and James Monroe five years later.

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35.   Mexican Free-tailed bat was used as a bat bombs weapon in World War 2 developed by the United States.

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

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37.   Crystal, the starring monkey from Night at the Museum and The Hangover 2, has an IMDB page.

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38.   A dentist and confectioner created the first cotton candy machine in 1897.

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

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

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41.   Koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons.

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

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

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44.   The world’s Oldest Dress was found in Egypt, and it is 5,000 years old.

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45.   The most expensive chocolate bar sold at auction was a 100-year-old Cadbury's chocolate bar sold for $687.

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46.   The first transgender school has opened in the Indian city of Kochi. The school is named Sahaj International. The school aims to make transgender eligible for taking decent jobs.

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47.   Dragonflies can see in all directions at once.

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

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49.   85% of plant life is found in the ocean.

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

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

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52.   Ethiopia has 13 months in its calendar.

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53.   Bobby Driscoll, Disney child actor known for voicing Peter Pan, died penniless and alone at 31 in an abandoned building. His body went unclaimed, and he was buried in an unmarked grave.

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54.   Each tree in Melbourne was given a unique ID number so that residents could report if something wrong happened to it, but people started to send love letters to their favourite trees instead.

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

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

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57.   The United States is the largest producer of crude oil.

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

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

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60.   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.

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61.   Hollywood oldest working actress Connie Sawyer dies at 105-year-old.

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62.   There's an annual competition for telling lies called the World's Biggest Liar held in Cumbria, England. Competitors from around the world have five minutes to tell the biggest and most convincing lie they can. Believe it or not, politicians and lawyers are not allowed to enter the competition because they're thought to be too good at lying.

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63.   Before refrigerators, people in Russia and Finland reportedly placed living Russian brown frogs in milk to keep it fresh. Research on the frogs' skin secretions led by Moscow State University shows that they're loaded with peptides that have antibacterial properties that could kill both Staphylococcus and Salmonella.

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

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65.   A BMW S70/2 V12 engine powers the famous McLaren F1 sports car.

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

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67.   Spinraza, a recently approved drug for spinal muscular atrophy, has a list price of $750,000.

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

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

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70.   A man named Ronald MacDonald has been charged with stealing money from Wendy’s Manchester, England.

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71.   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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72.   Comedian Penn Jillette holds a patent for Jill-Jet, a hot tub jet specifically angled for female masturbation.

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

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75.   At El Diablo restaurant in Lanzarote, uses geothermal heat from a dormant volcano to cook its food.

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76.   It would take 1.1 million mosquitoes, each sucking once, to drain the average human of blood completely.

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77.   A 10-year-old girl’s attempt to sell her grandmother on eBay and described it as “annoying” but “cuddly.”

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78.   Ancient Egypt King Tutankhamun became king at the of 9 or 10 years old.

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79.   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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80.   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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81.   The Q in Q-tips stands for quality.

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82.   About 20% of the world's tech founders are immigrants, even though immigrants only make up about 4 percent of the world's population.

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83.   Pentheraphobia is the fear of your mother-in-law.

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84.   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.

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85.   Male kangaroos flex their biceps to impress females.

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

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

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88.   The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

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89.   An average child contains about 60,000 miles of blood vessels, and an Adult would be closer to 100,000 miles long.

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90.   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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91.   Most lipstick contains pearlescent substance found in fish scales.

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

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93.   The MySpace domain has changed a lot from its social media beginnings, but it's still going strong. In 2019 it registered 8 million visits per month.

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94.   A nasothek is a collection of nose sculptures.

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95.   A Koala can sleep up to 22 hours a day.

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96.   Cotard's syndrome is a rare condition that believes themselves to be dead.

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

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

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99.   There's a holiday on every full moon in Sri Lanka, and it's called Poya.

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100.   A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

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