Random Fun Facts:

  1. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
  2. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. This is because guinea pigs are social animals, and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone.
  3. Pteronophobia is the irrational fear of being tickled by feathers.
  4. Snakes can help predict earthquakes. They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away, up to five days before it happens.
  5. A flock of crows is known as a murder.
  6. The oldest “your mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500 year old Babylonian tablet in Iraq in 1976. The tablet has since been lost, but the text remains preserved.
  7. The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years.
  8. 29th May is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day“. It’s celebrated in the U.K. and America to bring luck & wealth to the household.
  9. Cherophobia is a phobia where someone has an irrational fear of fun or happiness.
  10. 7% of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That works out to 16.4 million people.
  11. If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop.
  12. Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.
  13. Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
  14. Walter Frederick Morrison – the person who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into a Frisbee after he died.
  15. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
  16. If Pinocchio says “My Nose Will Grow Now“, it would cause a paradox.
  17. Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting (If they lived in the same place).
  18. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.
  19. Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they were called “trailers”.
  20. An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
  21. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday, and the most common time for them to happen is between 4-10 a.m.
  22. If you consistently fart for 6 years & 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!
  23. In 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.
  24. The top six foods that make your fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk!
  25. There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider, and their lifespan is between one and three years.
  26. A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away!
  27. A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
  28. A baby spider is called a spiderling.
  29. You cannot snore and dream at the same time.
  30. The following can be read forward and backwards: Do geese see God?
  31. A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born.
  32. A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon.
  33. In Uganda, around 48% of the population is under 15 years of age.
  34. Hitler’s mother considered abortion but the doctor persuaded her to keep the baby.
  35. In the 16th Century, Arab women could initiate a divorce if their husbands didn’t pour coffee for them.
  36. Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch television for 3 hours.
  37. Smearing a small amount of dog feces on an insect bite will relieve the itching and swelling.
  38. Catfish are the only animals that naturally have an odd number of whiskers.
  39. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all banned in China. You can still access them using a VPN, but the government monitors everything.
  40. 95% of people text things they could never say in person.
  41. The Titanic was the first ship to use the S.O.S. signal.
  42. The Battle of Hastings didn’t take place in Hastings – it took place about 7 miles northwest of Hastings in a town now named “Battle.”
  43. About 8,000 Americans are injured by musical instruments each year.
  44. The French language has seventeen different words for ‘surrender’.
  45. Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
  46. Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Zimmerman.
  47. A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out.
  48. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other.
  49. A small child could swim through the veins of a blue whale.
  50. Bin Laden’s death was announced on 1st May 2011. Hitler’s death was announced on 1st May 1945.
  51. J.K. Rowling chose the unusual name ‘Hermione’ so young girls wouldn’t be teased for being nerdy!
  52. Hewlett-Packard’s (also known as HP) name was decided in a coin toss in 1939.
  53. There is a total of 1,665 steps in the Eiffel Tower.
  54. The Pokémon Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are based off of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
  55. A woman once tried to commit suicide by jumping off the Empire State Building. She jumped from the 86th floor but was blown back onto the 85th floor by a gust of wind.
  56. Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight.
  57. Los Angeles’s full name is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula.”
  58. The Twitter bird actually has a name – Larry.
  59. Octopuses have four pairs of arms.
  60. In England, in the 1880’s, “pants” was considered a dirty word.
  61. It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on the 18th February 1979.
  62. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  63. If you leave everything to the last minute… it will only take a minute.
  64. Unlike many other big cats, snow leopards are not aggressive towards humans. There has never been a verified snow leopard attack on a human being.
  65. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
  66. Birds don’t urinate.
  67. Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliaments – This has been voted as the most ridiculous law by the British citizens.
  68. The most venomous jellyfish in the world is named the Irukandji and is smaller than your fingernail.
  69. The 20th of March is known as Snowman Burning Day!
  70. Slugs have 4 noses.
  71. Panphobia is the fear of everything… which is a pretty unlucky phobia to have.
  72. An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.
  73. The front paws of a cat are different from the back paws. They have five toes on the front but only four on the back.
  74. A company in Taiwan makes dinnerware out of wheat, so you can eat your plate!
  75. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
  76. The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.Manoj Kumar Maharana, from India, broke the world record on 28th August 2017 for stuffing 459 drinking straws in his mouth at once!
  77. Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration.
  78. California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named Jesus Christ.
  79. According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg.
  80. In the Caribbean there are oysters that can climb trees.
  81. Worms eat their own poo.
  82. Squirrels forget where they hide about half of their nuts.
  83. Over 1,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows.
  84. Cornelius Swarthout – the inventor of the Waffle Iron, did not like waffles.
  85. George W. Bush was once a cheerleader.
  86. In total, there are 205 bones in the skeleton of a horse.
  87. Coca-Cola owns all website URLs that can be read as ahh, all the way up to 62 h’s.
  88. Each year, there are more than 40,000 toilet related injuries in the United States.
  89. Strawberries can also be yellow, green or white. This also affects the taste and some have a similar taste to pineapples.
  90. Mewtwo is a clone of the Pokémon Mew, yet it comes before Mew in the Pokédex.
  91. Manoj Kumar Maharana, from India, broke the world record on 28th August 2017 for stuffing 459 drinking straws in his mouth at once!
  92. Every year more than 2,500 left-handed people are killed from using right-handed products.
  93. Madonna suffers from garophobia, which is the fear of thunder.
  94. In June 2017, the Facebook community reached 2 billion active users. That’s more than a quarter of the world’s population uses Facebook each month.
  95. Samuel L. Jackson requested to have a purple light saber in Star Wars in order for him to accept the part as Mace Windu.
  96. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th
  97. Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
  98. In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people’s clothes. These cameras had special lenses that use infrared light, which allowed you to see through some types of clothing.
  99. During your lifetime, you will spend around thirty-eight days brushing your teeth.
  100. Ronald McDonald is “Donald McDonald” in Japan because it makes pronunciation easier for the Japanese. In Singapore he’s known as “Uncle McDonald.”

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