Fascinating Random Facts

Believe it or not!
Believe it or not! | Source

Why Are Random Facts so Fascinating?

Why are we so fascinated by strange random facts. Nobody really knows. As for me, I find them entertaining. Some of them are funny and make me laugh, while some are breathtaking. No matter why you like them there's no denying that as a whole almost all of us seem to be fascinated by strange, odd, weird, and funny facts.

Who knew an Eskimo would need a refrigerator?
Who knew an Eskimo would need a refrigerator? | Source

We're Only Human Facts

  • Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food FROM freezing.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it
    every 2 innings.
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It to Beaver”.
  • The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
  • On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily!
  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • 20% of Americans think that the sun orbits around the Earth.
  • 100% of all lottery winners gain weight.
  • The chances of you dying on the way to get your lottery tickets is greater than your chances of winning.
  • In 1977 a 13 year old boy had a tooth growing out of his left foot.
  • One punishment for an adulterous wife in medieval France was to make her chase a chicken through town naked.


Worms reportably taste like bacon.  I think I'll pass.
Worms reportably taste like bacon. I think I'll pass. | Source

How Do They Know This Facts

  • If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  • Nutmeg can extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • A goldfish has a memory span of 3 seconds.
  • Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
  • The average number of thoughts that humans are believed to experience each day is 70,000.
  • About a third of all Americans flush the toilet while they're still sitting on it.
  • Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue.
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.
  • 15 percent of Americans secretly bite their toes.
  • For every human in the world, there are one million ants.

There is a superman, either a figurine or picture, in every episode of Sienfeld.
There is a superman, either a figurine or picture, in every episode of Sienfeld. | Source

Entertainment Facts

  • Ted Cassidy's hand was the hand in the box on "The Adams Family."
  • Toto, the little dog in The Wizard of Oz, had a salary of $125 a week.
  • The mask used by Michael Myers in the original 'Halloween' was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
  • The names of Popeye's four nephews are: Pipeye, Peepeye, Pupeye, and Poopeye.
  • Mr. Ed, the horse on the TV show Mr. Ed, was so used to " talkikng" to Wilber that he would begin to move his lips as soon as Wilber stopped talking, without his trainer signaling him.

This is a fascinating random facts.
This is a fascinating random facts. | Source

English language Random Facts

  • Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of
    the United States states.
  • The longest word in the English language with no vowels is Rhythms!
  • Was it a car or a cat i saw... 'WASITACARORACATISAW'.. This is the only English sentence which even if we read in reverse, will give the same sentence.
  • The Bible has been translated into Klingon.
  • If you were to spell out numbers, you would have to go until 1,000 until you use the letter "A".
  • The United States does not have an official language.
  • French author Michel Thaler published a 233 page novel which has no verbs.
  • The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable.
  • The longest words in the English language with only one syllable are the
    nine-letter "screeched" and "strengths".

Men may cry but women certainly cry more.
Men may cry but women certainly cry more. | Source
  • It is impossible to hum if your nose is plugged.
  • People who drink coffee are less likely to commit suicide than people who don't.
  • Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.
  • The average human body contains enough:- Sulphur to kill all fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire a toy cannon, Fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make 2,200 matchheads, and enough Water to fill a ten-gallon tank.
  • Medical studies show that intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHa, This is a fun read. I love to play trivia. I could do without the bacon and worm fact...YUCK...Cheers


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

Wow..interesting facts..I had no idea on most of them..voted up and interesting


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Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

Oh my gosh, 12 babies a day given to the wrong parents??? How awful is that. That's the scariest fact in your entertaining article. Voted up and interesting.


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

I loved these, KKG! The only one I didn't understand was the caption beneath the Seinfeld photo.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

That was funny and interesting!

I was scared to learn that on average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! It made me think of the episode on the Dick Van Dyke show where he is conviced that their baby was switch at birth!

And by the way.... I am so stiff that I would be lucky to bite my toes....but I am working on it ;-)

Thank you for sharing all those facts!


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Careermommy 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

This was a very fun and fascinating read. I love stuff like this. I was always curious about newborn babies being given to wrong families. Great hub.


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

If people secretly bite their toes, how do we know about it?


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

What a great and interesting collection! There were so many things I didn't know. I want to go back and watch Seinfeld now! Thank you for sharing these! Up+


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend this was a very interesting and fun read . Well done !

Vote up and more !!!


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I really liked this. You'll have to do more.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Great fun facts, KKGals, that make excellent conversation starters. And the trivia that '12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily' is truly scary!


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CozyPozy 3 years ago from USA

Reading this hub was a great way to start the day. What a lot of fun! Thanks.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

always exploring, I love innane useless facts. These filled the bill.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

faythef, I didn't know a lot of them until I stated researching them.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Karen Hellier, that was the one that really blew my mind - 12 babies a day given to the wrong parents. I can't imagine being one of those parents.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

hawaiianodyseuss, I went back and added a little to the explaination. In every episode of the comedy Seinfeld, you will see a picture or figurine of Superman somewhere in his apartment.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

kidscrafts, I'm glad I didn't know about that one when I was having babies. I remember that Dick Van Dyke episode, it was hysterical.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

CareerMommy, I love totally useless facts.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

dahoglund, I wonder the same thing. If it's done secretly how can them come up with a percentage?


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

btrbell, I had to watch Seinfeld also. I never noticed the superman picture or figure before.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

kashmir56, glad you liked it. I found it fun to write.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

aviannovice, I could go on forever with the amazing random facts.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

drbj, I think that facts strikes terror in all parents hearts. I know it does mine.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

CozyPozy, thanks, it's one of my favorites.


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

I too really enjoyed reading your random facts. The babies one is scary. I use to be able to bite my toes. but just tried and need more practice. No I cant reach my elbow. And I agree with you on How Do They know some of these things like owls can see blue, and goldfish with the 3 second memory. Testing the goldfish would be a tedious hobby and probably not completely accurate. Enjoyed very much.


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habee 3 years ago from Georgia

I LOVE this sort of stuff! Now I have to rush out and buy a Klingon Bible. lol. Voted up!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

tebo, The baby one disturbs me too. I'd like to know how they got the owl to tell them they can see the color blue. As for the goldfish, they would have forgotten what they wwere saying after the first word.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

habee, so do I. I wonder who translated it.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Hello KoffeeKlatch Gals, Your fun facts are funny. I liked the one about licking your elbow. In our family, my Dad always said if I kissed my elbow I would turn into a boy. Don't think I didn't try. The fact that 12 babies are given to the wrong parents makes me understand a lot about my family! lol


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

PegCole177, people seem to be tempted to try to lick their elbow after they've been told they can't. We have a rather different type of family - it could have had a couple of the 12 wrong babies.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Quite funny facts and you did such great job on this topic, useful, informative and interesting indeed.

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