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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

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

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

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3.   Foreign accent syndrome is a real condition, although it's extremely rare. It's most often caused by head injury, stroke, or some other type of damage to the brain. People who have this condition starts speaking in their native language with a foreign accent.

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4.   There is honey called "mad honey," which produces hallucinations.

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5.   There is a city called Boring in Oregon that has a sister city called Dull in Scotland.

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6.   Pumpkins are 90 percent water.

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7.   Earth is estimated to be 4.54 billion years old.

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8.   Tiger stripes are also visible on their skin, not just their fur. The stripes are like human fingerprints; no two tigers will have the same pattern.

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9.   You can die from a broken heart. The medical term for it is stress cardiomyopathy.

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

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

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12.   Mammoths were surviving on Wrangel Island until 1650 BC, which is about 1000 years after they laid the last stone on the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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13.   Greek Goddess Aphrodite was born from Uranus’s severed penis that his son Cronus cut off and threw them into the sea.

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14.   In 1960, Paul McCartney once spent three hours in prison after lighting a condom on fire.

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

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16.   There are over 6 billion bacteria, including 700 different species, in your mouth right now.

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17.   Approximately 50% of all the gold ever mined on Earth came from a single plateau in Witwatersrand in South Africa.

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18.   Elvis Presley was naturally blonde.

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19.   Professional sumo wrestlers are not allowed to drive.

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20.   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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21.   Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender.

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22.   Seventy-five percent of all gold in circulation has been extracted since 1910.

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23.   Pottos are primates found in Africa's rain forest with a distinct odor that smells like curry.

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24.   President John F. Kennedy bought 1,200 hand-rolled Cuban cigars just hours before he made them illegal.

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25.   There is only one gun store in all Mexico.

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26.   Misomaniac is someone who hates everything and everyone.

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

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28.   Peladophobia is the fear of baldness.

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29.   The U.S. dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. That’s three bombs every hour, 24 hours a day.

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30.   Billionaire David Tepper bought a beachfront mansion for $43.5 million in 2010 from a former boss of his who denied him a promotion. Tepper then had the mansion completely demolished to make room for a mansion twice its size.

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31.   Detroit gave Saddam Hussein a key to the city in 1980.

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32.   In 2002, Fujitsu introduced the iPAD and in 2010 Apple purchased the trademark rights from Fujitsu for over US$4 million.

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33.   Plastic in coffee pods takes 500 years to break down while releasing harmful amounts of methane gas.

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

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35.   The presidential palace in Mexico is 14 times larger than the Whitehouse and did not start accepting visitors until 2018.

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36.   There's a heart-shaped coral reef in Australia.

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

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38.   Elvis Presley never wrote any of his songs.

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39.   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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40.   Glaciers store about three-quarters of the Earth's freshwater.

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41.   Spongebob Squarepant’s birthday is July 14, 1986.

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42.   1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, fetching a record $48.4 million.

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43.   In the early 1700s, men wore high heels to imply their upper-class status; an excellent example of this is King Louis XIV.

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44.   Uranus was almost named Georgium Sidus (George’s Star), in honour of King George III.

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45.   Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest and lost.

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

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47.   The most valuable and largest legal tender coin ever created is the Australian Kangaroo 1 Tonne 9999 Gold. It weighs 1,012 kg (2,231 lb 1.24 oz), measures 80 cm (2 ft 7.49 in) in diameter, 13 cm (5.12 in) in thickness and is made from bullion with a purity of 99.99%. This one-ton gold coin has a legal tender of AUD1 million, but the gold it's made out of is worth more than AUD50 million.

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48.   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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49.   3.4 million people die each year from water-related causes.

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50.   More than 300 people have died attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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51.   At 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) Manute Bol one of the tallest players in NBA history played alongside the shortest player, Muggsy Bogues at 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m), during the 1987-88 season for the Washington Bullets.

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52.   Rice provides more than 1/5 of the calories consumed by humans all over the world.

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53.   Zioana Chana has 39 wives and 94 children all living under the same roof, making him the head of the world’s largest existing family.

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54.   Pluviophile is someone who loves rainy days.

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

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56.   Cai Lun was a Chinese inventor who is traditionally regarded as the inventor of paper.

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57.   Iceland does not have a public railway system.

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58.   Cherophobia is a fear of happiness.

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59.   Crytoscopophilia is the urge to look through the windows of someone's house as you pass by. It is usually done for sexual satisfaction or curiosity reasons.

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

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61.   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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62.   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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63.   Between 1809 and 1981, Huéscar was technically at war with Denmark, as a result of the Napoleonic war over Spain. This official declaration of war was forgotten until it was discovered by a local historian in 1981, followed by the signing of a peace treaty on 11 November 1981.

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

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65.   Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989.

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66.   A study conducted at Oregon State University revealed that drinking beer can make you smarter. They found that xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops, improved cognitive function. The only problem is that you need to drink the equivalent of 3,520 pints (2,000 liters) of beer every day before cognitive abilities improved.

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67.   Slug anus is on its head.

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68.   Hollywood is the name of a cemetery located in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.

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69.   President Rutherford B. Hayes had a Siamese cat named Miss Pussy.

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70.   It’s illegal to pretend to practise witchcraft in Canada.

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71.   The worlds most expensive sheep was sold for £231,000.

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

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

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74.   Idaho is the only U.S. state to declare cannibalism illegal. Idaho erected the ban in 1990 as a reaction to a fear that eating humans would emerge in ritualized practices.

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

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76.   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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77.   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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78.   The human heart beats more than 3.5 billion times in an average lifetime.

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79.   Argon is Greek for lazy.

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80.   90 to 95 percent of snow is air.

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

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

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83.   A British Airways plane en route to Dubai was forced to return to London's Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet.

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

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85.   A caterpillar has more muscles than a human. The human body has 650 to 850 muscles, while the caterpillars have 4,000 muscles.

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86.   Octopuses have three hearts.

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87.   The holes in Swiss cheese are called eyes.

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88.   There's an annual festival in Spain called Baby Jumping (Spanish: El Colacho) and dates back to 1620. Men dressed up as the devil (known as the Colacho) jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year lying on mattresses.

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89.   There is a place in Yellowstone National Park called "Zone of Death" where a criminal could theoretically get away with any crime, including murder, because of a loophole in the Constitution of the United States.

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90.   Alaska is one of two US states not bordered by another state; Hawaii is the other.

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91.   One in every 2,000 to 3,000 babies is born with a tooth. These are called natal teeth.

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92.   It's illegal to dress-up as a priest, nun, or other religious clergy members in Alabama. Breaking the law could earn you a $500 fine and a year in jail.

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93.   Palm trees don't have rings.

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94.   China only has one time zone.

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95.   Poisoned milk killed Abraham Lincoln’s mother when he was nine years old in 1818.

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96.   A museum called the Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts is entirely dedicated to bad art in all of its forms.

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97.   A duel between three people is called a truel.

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98.   A group of eagles is called a convocation.

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99.   Gheorghe Mureșan and Manute Bol are the tallest NBA players in NBA history at 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m).

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100.   Glycyrrhiza is a substance found in licorice that is 50 times sweeter than sugar.

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