333 Fun Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Our world is a strange place. Which means there is no shortage of fun facts to discover about it. There are plenty of mysteries to be solved and trivia to be learned along the way. If you love trivia or are just looking for some fun icebreakers, you have come to the right place! We found some truly bizarre, weird, and at times, unbelievable fun facts to share with you.

We have found fun facts about animals, fun facts for kids, fun facts about music, history, science, and art! Just tons and tons of facts that we found interesting, funny, and also a little weird! So, if you’d like to learn something new or just pass some time while discovering the stranger things of our world, scroll through the fun facts below!

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Fun Facts About Animals

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  • An elephant tooth can weigh as much as 9 pounds.
  • Sloths have the ability to hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.
  • A housefly hums in the key of F.
  • Ants never sleep.
  • Ants don’t have lungs
  • What do you call a group of porcupines? A prickle.
  • During WWII, Americans attempted to train bats to drop bombs.
  • Male rabbits are called bucks and female rabbits does.
  • Seahorses mate for life.
  • A herd of 60 cows can produce a ton of milk in a single day.

More Fun Facts About Animals

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  • What do you call a group of owls? A parliament.
  • Flamingos can only eat when their heads are turned upside down.
  • Humans can smell skunks from over a mile away.
  • If you need to escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, simply lodge your thumbs into its eyes and it will release immediately.
  • A starfish can turn its stomach inside out.
  • Nearly half the world’s population of pigs can be found on Chinese farms.
  • Deer do not have gallbladders.
  • What we call a “French poodle” actually originated in Germany.
  • Snails have the ability to regenerate their eyes.
  • On average, there are 50,000 spiders in any given green space. Eek!

More Fun Facts About Wildlife

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  • In Alaska, it is illegal for you to whisper into the ear of someone who is hunting moose.
  • There are a total of 34 muscles inside a cat’s ear.
  • The turkey and not the bald eagle was almost the national bird.
  • The only mammals to experience menopause are elephants, humpback whales, and human women.
  • The tarantula can survive over 2 years without food.
  • Goats speak with accents.
  • Dolphins give each other names.
  • The bat is the only mammal that can fly.
  • Female lions do 90% of the hunting for their prides.
  • Some species of male songbirds sing more than 2000 times a day.

Even More Fun Facts About Our Furry Friends

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  • Bats can’t walk because the bones in their legs are too thin and they would collapse.
  • Sea Otters hold hands before they go to sleep so they don’t drift apart while they snooze.
  • If you were to leave goldfish in a dark room, it turns pale.
  • Alligators can live for over 100 years.
  • Apple and pear seeds contain small amounts of arsenic which can be deadly to dogs.
  • A grasshopper has the capability to jump more than 20 times the length of its body.
  • Every clownfish is born male.
  • What do you call a flock of flamingos? A flamboyance.
  • An elephant will suck on its own trunk for comfort.
  • Woodpeckers’ brains are protected from damage when they hammer into a tree because their tongues wrap around their brains and protect their noggins from damage.

Fun History Facts

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  • The indigenous group of peoples who would later be known as the Mayans believe that turkeys are vessels of the gods. They were even domesticated and trained to perform in religious ceremonies.
  • From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games awarded medals for art as well as sport. Medals were given for sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, and music. 
  • Women could not apply for a credit card at a bank until 1974!
  • Henry VIII knighted four of his “Grooms of Stool.” What is a groom of stool? A person that would wipe the king’s butt.
  • In ancient Egypt, servants of the Pharoah were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the Pharoah onto them.
  • Over 2% of the United States’ population was killed during the civil war.
  • The last queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII was not born in Egypt. In fact, she was Greek
  • Way back in the 1830s ketchup was invented but not to be used as a condiment. Instead, the product was marketed as a medicine that would cure indigestion. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that the red stuff was sold as the condiment you know and love.
  • Every single British tank built since 1945 was outfitted with everything soldiers would need to prepare tea.
  • Pope Gregory IV claimed that Satan used black cats for his bidding. The declaration was met with a huge effort and the mass extermination of many cats.

More Fun Facts About History

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  • Because Pope Gregory IV heralded a mass cat extermination, rats flourished, this caused the plague to spread even more readily.
  • Before Abraham Lincoln became president he was a celebrated wrestler and county champion. He’s likely the only president in the Wrestling Hall of Fame!
  • Joseph Stalin had people removed from photos after they died or were removed from office.
  • George Washington owned his own whiskey distillery.
  • Believe it or not, George Washington was not the first person on a $1 bill. Instead, the first face to appear on the dollar bill was Salmon P. Chase, the Secretary of Treasury.
  • Thomas Edison did not invent the lightbulb. He took credit for many inventions he did not create during his lifetime. The first light bulb was invented forty years earlier than Edison claimed by a man named Warren de la Rue.
  • On July 4th, 1826, both U.S. presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed within five hours of each other. Yes, they died on the very same day!
  • Before the invention of the dentures we are accustomed to today, dentures were made from the extracted teeth of dead soldiers.
  • Johnny Appleseed is just a hero from folklore, he was an actual person. Though his last name was not Appleseed, it was Chapman, he hailed from Leominster, Massachusetts. 
  • President Calvin Coolidge had two lions gifted to him by the government of South Africa following his presidency. The big cats were named Tax Reduction and Budget Bureau.

Fun Facts About Music

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  • Rod Stewart hosted the world’s most attended free music concert. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, his New Year’s Eve concert on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had some 4.2 million audience members live in attendance.
  • Plants grow faster if you play them music. BestLife cites a study conducted by scientists at the South Korean National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology. The study found that plants grew more quickly and argued that plants have a gene that allows them to listen.
  • Metallica was the first and remains the only band to tour each of the seven continents to perform. They performed under a dome in Antarctica for researchers and scientists who studied their to achieve this amazing feat.
  • Here’s one of our favorite fun facts on this list that we imagine most younger people don’t know. President Nixon was an accomplished musician. He played over five instruments including the piano and accordion.
  • As you listen to music, your heart will sync to the rhythm.
  • The nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is based on a real-life Mary from Boston who had a pet lamb who would follow her to school.
  • Monaco’s army is smaller than its military orchestra. The number of soldiers is 82 while the orchestra is comprised of 85 players.
  • On Prince‘s debut album, For You, he played 27 instruments. The album was released when he was only 20-years-old.
  • Beyoncé‘s “Irreplaceable” was written as a country song intended for either Faith Hill or Shania Twain. Instead, Beyoncé heard the song and fell in love with the composition from Ne-Yo. She recorded the song in her own signature way to make it a huge hit.
  • George Harrison, of The Beatles fame, could play over 26 instruments.

Even More Fun Facts About Music

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  • Freddie Mercury is rumored to have snuck Princess Diana into a gay club back in the 1980s by outfitting her in a baggy army jacket and sunglasses.
  • Legendary Dolly Parton wrote two of her biggest hits, “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” on the same night.
  • Taylor Swift is named for singer-songwriter James Taylor.
  • Under pressure! The tension of the 230-odd strings in a grand piano exert a whopping 20 tonnes of force on the cast-iron frame.
  • One violin is comprised of over 70 individual pieces of wood.
  • The London Symphony Orchestra had been booked on the Titanic’s fateful voyage, but they were spared as they changed boats at the last minute.
  • Retail stores tend to play slower music to encourage shoppers to slow down and shop more. In restaurants, it’s the opposite.
  • Johnny Cash‘s “A Boy Named Sue” was not actually written by Cash. The song was created by Shel Silverstein.
  • The inventor of the Stratocaster and the Telecaster guitars, Leo Fender, couldn’t actually play guitar.
  • The Japanese word karaoke comes from a phrase that means “empty orchestra.”

Fun Facts About Being Human

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  • It’s impossible to plug your nose and hum.
  • One-quarter of all the bones in the human body are found in the feet.
  • It’s impossible to lick your own elbow.
  • If you were to render all of the fat out of the average human body, you could make 6 bars of soap.
  • Without gravity, astronauts can grow two inches taller while in space.
  • The vessels in a blue whale are so large that a human could swim through one.
  • You can’t tickle yourself.
  • We get goosebumps as an adrenal response from being threatened. This evolved from our ancestors who were furrier and it was/is a survival mechanism to ward of predators.
  • Your thumb has its own pulse.
  • The acid in our stomachs is strong enough to dissolve metal. Anyone with acid reflux can attest to this fact!

More Fun Facts About Our Weird Bodies

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  • Astronauts discovered that it’s impossible to burp in space.
  • As you might have learned during 2020, the human sneeze sends particles traveling at over 100mph.
  • At the end of an average life, you will have spent around a year of your time on earth sitting on your toilet.
  • Humans are the only species known to blush.
  • A tomato has more genes than a human.
  • The average heart beats about 100,000 times a day.
  • The blood vessels in your body could stretch around the globe.
  • The longest spell of the hiccups recorded lasted nearly 70 years!
  • A human adult can produce enough saliva to fill a bathtub not once but twice in one year. Gross!
  • Your eyes blink about 20 times each minute.

Even More Fun Facts About the Human Body

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  • Twelve percent of the population dream in black and white.
  • Eyelashes live for about 150 days before falling out. 
  • The average human has 2000-4000 tastebuds.
  • Your skin is home to over 1000 different species of bacteria.
  • The human body contains over 600 muscles.
  • The strongest and longest bone in the human body is the femur.
  • It’s not just you! Your fingernails grow faster than your toenails.
  • Each human body has between 2 to 5 million sweat glands.
  • Thanks to “gene expression” most of us will grow up to be more genetically similar to our fathers.
  • Earwax is not a wax at all and is instead, a type of sweat.
  • One out of every 20 people is born with an extra rib. It’s more common for men than women.

Fun Facts About Other Countries & Travel

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  • If you travel to Key West, you’re actually closer to Havana than you are to Miami!
  • The Eiffel Tower has a daily working staff of 600 workers.
  • The height of the Eiffel Tower varies by as much as six inches depending on the temperature outside.
  • The average person living in Sweden consumes about 22 pounds of chocolate each year. Who wants to hop on a flight?
  • There are three cows for every one human in the state of Montana.
  • Sticky rice was used to build parts of the Great Wall of China.
  • Ninety percent of Earth’s human population lives above the equator.
  • There are approximately 3 million lakes in the world. Canada is home to 60% of them.
  • Ninety percent of the country of Libya’s land is desert.
  • In Finland, you’ll find that saunas outnumber cars.

More Fun Facts About Our World

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  • Alaska is the Westernmost and Easternmost State in the US. How can that be? It crosses so far from the west that it crosses into the eastern hemisphere.
  • Iceland, a country that is uniquely situated over two separate tectonic plates, is currently growing at a rate of 5 centimeters per year as these plates move apart.
  • Mexico City is sinking by about a foot a year. The city has dropped 32 feet over the last 60 years!
  • The Archipelago of the Philippines is made up of a total of 7,641 islands.
  • Damascus is the world’s oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world. People have lived together in the area for over 11,000 years.
  • In terms of landmass, not population, Alaska houses the largest cities in the US.
  • The Transsiberian Railway from Russia crosses 3,901 bridges!
  • New York City, known for its mammoth skyscrapers. 42 of these giant buildings each has its own zip code.
  • It’s estimated that there’s enough gold in our planet’s core to cover the entire earth in a 1.5-foot layer of shiny stuff.
  • More people live in the state of California than the entire country of Canada.

Fun Facts About Sports

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  • More than 100 baseballs are typically used during a professional baseball game.
  • Baseballs last an average of 7 pitches.
  • Major League Baseball umpires are required to wear black underwear in the event that their pants split.
  • Most baseball games last about 3 hours but the time of active play in that time is only 18 minutes.
  • China did not win its first Olympic medal until 1984.
  • Your average golfball has around 333 dimples in it.
  • Greece is the only country to have participated in every Olympic Games under its own flag.
  • Not so lucky, the Cleveland Browns are the only team to neither play in or host the Super Bowl.
  • National Football League referees also get Super Bowl rings.
  • Tennis was originally played with bare hands.
  • The beverage Gatorade got its name from the University of Florida Gators.

Fun Facts About Art

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  • The Starry Night depicts Vincent Van Gogh’s view from the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum.
  • Van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime.
  • Edvard Munch painted four different versions of his famous painting The Scream.
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait, Mona Lisa, was not famous until it was stolen.
  • A Renaissance man in many ways, da Vinci was what we would now consider an animal rights advocate. He was a vegetarian and would purchase caged birds just to set them free.
  • Pablo Picasso’s first word as a child was “pencil.”
  • Roman statues were made with detachable heads for ease of movement and preservation but also so different heads could be put on different bodies.
  • Maya Angelou received thirty honorary doctoral degrees from universities all over the world.
  • Tennessee Williams died by choking on a bottle cap.
  • Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Fun Facts for Kids

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  • Before it was called “ice cream” the dessert was known as “cream ice.”
  • Peanuts are not nuts. They’re legumes.
  • Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family. We’re pretty sure sunflowers are not edible.
  • Ten percent of a cat’s bones can be found in its tail.
  • The eye of an ostrich is bigger than its brain.
  • You can tell a blueberry is ripe by throwing it. If it bounces like a rubber ball, it’s time to toss it in your mouth as well.
  • Bees are the only insect that produce a product that people eat.
  • The heaviest onion ever recorded weighed 17 pounds and was grown in England.
  • The oldest domesticated cat lived to be 38-years-old. Her name was Creme Puff and she called Texas home.
  • A flock of peacocks is called a party.

More Fun Facts for Kids

333 Fun Facts
  • The White House has 35 bathrooms.
  • In WWII British soldiers were only given three sheets of toilet paper a day.
  • Strawberries are not actually berries but bananas are!
  • A tomato is not a vegetable but instead a fruit.
  • We all know giraffes have long necks but do you know how long a giraffe tongue is? They are between 18 and 20 inches in length!
  • Jellyfish predate the dinosaurs.
  • A dog’s paw print is just as unique as a human thumbprint.
  • Fortune telling is illegal in the state of Maryland.
  • New York City’s Central Park is larger than all of Monaco. Yes, Monaco could fit inside Central Park.
  • Speaking of Central Park, there are over 9,000 benches throughout the park.

Fun Facts About Weather

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  • A tornado can travel faster than a Formula One racecar.
  • Lighting does strike twice.
  • In the US, approximately 1200 tornadoes touchdown each year.
  • At any given moment, there are about 2000 thunderstorms on Earth.
  • Yuma, Arizona gets more than 4000 hours of sunshine each year, making it the sunniest place on earth.
  • The opposite of Yuma, the South Pole, only sees sunshine 182 days a year.
  • A hurricane can release enough energy in one second equal to that of 10 atomic bombs. 
  • Contrary to popular belief, it can never be too cold to snow.
  • The fastest raindrop ever recorded traveled at 18mph.
  • A bolt of lightning is five times as hot as the sun!

Awesome Fun Facts About Space

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  • The sun is so big it could contain 1 million Earths.
  • Days on Neptune last 16 hours compared to our 24.
  • The Earth’s core is as hot as the surface of the sun.
  • The first animals we sent to space were fruit flies. They were launched into space in 1947 and were recovered unharmed.
  • Saturn’s rings are made of ice orbiting the planet.
  • One day on the planet Venus is equivalent to 8 months on Earth. Talk about a long day!
  • One of Jupiter’s moons, Europa, has saltwater geysers on it that are 20 times the size of Mount Everest.
  • The “Great Red Spot” on Jupiter is a visible storm that’s been raging on the planet for over 200 years.
  • It takes 8 minutes and 19 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the Earth.
  • Venus is the only planet that spins clockwise.
  • One small teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh six billion tons.

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More Fun Facts About Space

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  • Jupiter is the fastest spinning planet in the solar system 
  • Mercury and Venus are the only two planets in our solar system without moons.
  • The footprints the Apollo astronauts left on the moon will likely remain there for the next 100 million years.
  • Ninety-nine percent of our solar system’s mass comes from the sun.
  • More energy from the sun hits the Earth every hour than is used for an entire year.
  • If two pieces of the same metal touch in space they bond together and become permanently stuck. The process is called “cold welding.”
  • The largest asteroid in our solar system is a monstrous rock that’s name Ceres. It measures 600 miles in diameter.
  • Polaris will change position over the next 13,000 years. At that time, experts believe it will no longer be our North Star.
  • When will Halley’s comet orbit the Earth again? In 2061.
  • There is a volcano on Mars that’s three times the size of Mount Everest. It’s called Olympus Mons and it is the tallest peak on any planet in our solar system.

Fun Facts About Dogs

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  • A dog’s sense of smell is some 40 times better than humans.
  • Dogs can sniff and breathe at the same time.
  • A greyhound can reach speeds of over 40mph.
  • Dogs’ noses can detect heat which means that blind or deaf dogs can still hunt.
  • Dogs are not colorblind. They can see blue and yellow.
  • All puppies are born deaf.
  • The smallest dog ever recorded was a Chihuahua named Miracle Milly. She was only 3.8 inches tall and weighed a pound!
  • Dogs have fewer taste buds than humans but that does not mean they don’t have great taste!
  • They’ve got us beat with their sense of smell which likely makes up for their fewer tastebuds. They can have as many as 300 million receptors.
  • The US is home to 75 million pet dogs. There are more dogs here than any other country on Earth.

Fun Facts About Cats

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  • Cats are likely the only mammals that don’t taste sweetness.
  • Cats can jump 6 times the length of their bodies.
  • Cats have 230 bones. That’s 24 more bones in their bodies than humans do.
  • Cats have the largest eyes relative to the size of their heads than any other mammals.
  • Male cats are more likely to be left-pawed. For female cats, it’s the opposite!
  • A group of kittens is called a “kindle.”
  • Research suggests that domesticated cats first appeared around 3600 BCE.
  • Meowing is a talent that cats developed to communicate exclusively with people.
  • A cat can spend a third of his/her waking lifetime grooming.
  • Most cats are lactose intolerant, contrary to popular belief!

Fun Facts About Movies

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  • Psycho was the first film to show a toilet flushing.
  • The snow in Wizard of Oz‘s famous poppy dream sequence was not snow at all! In fact, asbestos-based fake snowflakes were used on set. Yikes!
  • The distinct sounds the raptors in Jurrasic Park make were sourced from recordings of tortoises mating.
  • Hannibal Lecter, Norman Bates, and Leatherface were all inspired by the same real-life serial killer, Ed Gein.
  • The original script for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was titled The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The flip in the title happened after Paul Newman accepted the role as Butch.
  • Armageddon is shown by NASA for its management training programs. Trainees are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. There are at least 167 errors that have been identified.
  • Christopher Nolan wanted to grow 500 acres of corn for one of the cornfield scenes in Interstellar. He and the production team successfully did it, selling the corn after production had wrapped, and turning a profit.
  • In Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear’s character was originally named Lunar Larry.
  • Gene Kelly performed the main number for Singin’ In The Rain with a 103°F fever.
  • Michael Myers’ mask in Halloween was borne of necessity as there was not much of a budget for a mask. The production designer purchased a Captain Kirk mask in the likeness of William Shatner and painted it and added hair to create the iconic mask.

More Fun Facts from Movies

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  • Enya was James Cameron’s first choice to compose the music for Titanic
  • The Dark Knight made more money in its first six days in the US than Batman Begins made in its entire domestic run.
  • Disney turned down the chance to make Back to the Future claiming the mother/son relationship went too far. Hint: It did.
  • There’s a 20-year age gap between Sam Neill and Laura Dern. In Jurassic Park, Dern was 26 during filming.
  • Robert Ludlum, the creator of the Jason Bourne series, passed away while the first Bourne film was in post-production. 
  • James Caan improvised the, now immortal, phrase “Bada-Bing” on the set of The Godfather.
  • Sean Connery wore a wig in every single one of his Bond performances.
  • Darth Vader only has 12 minutes of screen time in the original Star Wars.
  • Saw was filmed in just 18 days
  • Jane Campion became the first woman to ever win the Palm d’Or at the Canned Film Festival in 1993. Her film The Piano remains a classic.

Weird Fun Facts

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  • Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  • Early vacuum cleaners were so big they had to be transported from house to house using a horse-drawn carriage.
  • Alfred Hitchcock had an egg phobia. “I’m frightened of eggs, worse than frightened; they revolt me,” he once said.
  • Pigs don’t sweat and they have no sweat glands.
  • In ancient Rome and Greece, spider webs were used as bandages.
  • The copper roof of Arizona’s capital building is the equivalent of 4.8 million pennies.
  • In 1881, a dentist witnessed a drunk man die immediately after touching a live electric generator. He then invented the electric chair.
  • At least one color from the Olympic flag appears on all national flags.
  • Humans have been performing dentistry since 7000 BCE making it one of the oldest professions in the world.
  • Raspberries, peaches, and apples are all related to the rose plant.

More Weird Fun Facts

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  • Canadians eat more macaroni and cheese than any other nation on Earth.
  • Scientists found a correlation between the size of animals’ brains and that of their yawns. The bigger the brain, the longer the yawn.
  • Dinosaurs would swallow large rocks to help with their digestion.
  • Elvis had blonde hair and he started dying it black for an edgier look. If he needed a touch-up, he would do it himself with black shoe polish.
  • Kangaroos never stop growing. Unlike humans, they grow until they die.
  • Some people are afraid of vegetables. It’s called Lachanophobia.
  • Jellyfish don’t age. They will continue living until they are killed.
  • The official sport of the state of Maryland is jousting.
  • There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on planet Earth.
  • Selfies are responsible for more deaths today than shark attacks.

Even More Weird Fun Facts

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  • Pope Francis was once a bouncer at a nightclub.
  • In the 17th century tulip bulbs were a form of currency in Holland.
  • Hawaii is the only state with one school district.
  • In ancient Rome, lemons were thought to cure all poisonings.
  • There has never been a US President who grew up as an only child.
  • You can’t sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Although massive, China only has one time zone.
  • The first person crossed Niagra Falls on a tightrope in 1859.
  • Before 1687, clocks were only made with the hour hand.
  • Before mercury, brandy was used inside thermometers.

Random Fun Facts

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  • All porcupines float in water.
  • Peaches are related to almonds.
  • Milk from camels does not curdle.
  • A clover was once found with 56 leaves. Talk about a lot of luck!
  • Some people fear opinions. The phobia is called Allodoxaphobia.
  • Humans cannot walk in a straight line without a visual reference. When blindfolded, we will walk in a circle even when asked to walk in a straight line.
  • In North Korea, there are only 28 legal haircuts citizens can have. There are 14 styles for men to choose from and the same is true for women.
  • Over 70 species of mushrooms glow in the dark.
  • Ever heard of the town of Santa Claus? You will find it in India.
  • In the state 0of Utah, birds have the right of way on any highway.

More Random Fun Facts

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  • Horses in a group will not all sleep at the same time. One horse will stay awake to be a lookout for the others.
  • The largest living thing on earth is a giant sequoia named General Sherman.
  • Did you know that Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid?
  • Snow is possible in the Sahara desert. It snowed there for 30 minutes on February 18, 1979.
  • Even if you have your tonsils removed, they can grow back if all the tissue is not properly removed.
  • Oreos, Ritz crackers, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and Dum Dums are all vegan.
  • In the 1980s, Fredric Baur, the founder of Pringles and inventor of the iconic Pringles can, requested to be buried inside one. His children honored the request.
  • Cellophane was originally invented in 1908 to protect tablecloths from wine spills.
  • There are more Lego mini-figures than there are people on Earth.
  • In many European countries, it’s illegal to own just one guinea pig. They’re extremely social animals and it’s considered a form of abuse to keep one alone.

More Random Fun Facts

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  • The longest period of time between two twins’ births was 87 days.
  • The Romans used to whiten and clean their teeth with urine.
  • The largest snowflake ever measured was 15 inches across.
  • There is a glacier called “Blood Falls.” You’ll find it in Antarctica that regularly pours out red liquid, making it look like the ice is bleeding. It’s not actually blood, however, it’s oxidized saltwater.
  • Your tongue is completely unlike anyone else’s. It’s just like a fingerprint.
  • In Paraguay, deuling is legal only if both parties are registered blood donors!
  • In 1920, Babe Ruth out-homered every other American League team.
  • Each year, 56,000,000 people attend major league baseball games.
  • In 18th-century England, gambling dens employed individuals with the sole job of swallowing the dice if there was a police raid.
  • The constant erosion at the base of Niagara Falls has caused the falls to recede seven miles over the past 10,000 years.

Even More Random Fun Facts

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  • Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before matches.
  • There is enough fuel in a full jumbo jet gas tank to drive the average car four times around the world.
  • An average of 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • The only continent without reptiles or snakes is Antarctica.
  • San Francisco’s cable cars are the only National Monuments that move.
  • Nutmeg is a poison if injected intravenously.
  • Lightning strikes the Earth 100 times every second.
  • There are over 87,000 Americans on waiting lists for organ transplants. Please sign up to become one!
  • Toxic indoor plants poison more children than household chemicals do.

Even More Random Fun Facts

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  • Some wild reindeer travel over 3000 miles a year.
  • It’s more common to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than it is to be struck by lightning.
  • There are more living organisms on the human skin of a single person than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps! They don’t develop until a child is about 2 years of age or older.
  • Women blink twice as often as men.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  • An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
  • Horses can’t vomit.
  • Some species of slugs have four noses.
  • A shrimp’s heart is located in its head.

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Final Fun Facts

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  • The youngest Pope was 11 years old.
  • In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies including eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
  • No words in the English language rhyme with month, orange, silver, or purple.
  • In England, in the 1880s, “pants” was considered a dirty word.
  • The dot that appears over the letter i is called a “tittle.”
  • Coca-cola was originally green in color.
  • On average, an American drinks 600 sodas a year.
  • 36% of Americans claim that God has “spoken” to them.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

There you go! What did you think of these 333 fun facts? Did you learn something new? We sure hope you did find some trivia to entertain yourself and the folks you know with. Fun facts are not merely trivial! They help you see the world in a more nuanced way and prove that you’re never too old to learn something new!

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