1000 Random Fun Facts You might Find Interesting + Interesting Videos
Fun Facts I ( 1 - 25 )
1. Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies. (oouch !!)
2. In Albania, nodding your head means ‘no’ and shaking your head means ‘yes’.
3. For a short distance, the bluefin tuna can swim 50 miles per hour.
4. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American Flag.
5. The first American satellite in orbit, Explorer I, was launched February 1 ,1958.
6. At the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, Walt Disney was head of the committee that organized the opening day ceremonies.
7. Approximately 40% of the states in the U.S have sever, or extreme pollution problems.
8. Buttermilk does not contain any Butter.
9. The largest item on any menu in the world is probably the roast camel, sometimes served at Bedouin wedding feasts. The camel is stuffed with a sheep’s carcass, which is stuff with chickens, which are stuffed with fish, which are stuffed with eggs.
10. Wrigley’s promoted their new spearmint-flavored chewing gum in 1915 by mailing 4 sample sticks to each of the 1.5 million names listed in US telephone books.
11. Baseball is the only sport that looks backwards in a mirror.
12. A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
13. Avacados are poisonous to birds.
14. China has more English speakers than United States.
15. Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
16. On Average, a baby in the united States will eat fifteen pounds of cereal in their first year of life.
17. There are 500,000 detectable earthquakes in the world each year.
18. An Athens legislator named Solon passed a law in the 6th century that let fathers sell their fornicating daughters into slavery.
19. At the age of 26, Michelangelo began sculpting his monumental statue of David. He finished it seventeen months later, in January, 1504.
20. American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.
21. Robert Wadlow is regarded as the tallest man ever known. He was 8’11 at the time of his death at the age of 21.
22. Camel milk does not curdle.
23. There is a doggy disco held in Italy every year where owners can dance with their dogs.
24. The record for the most weddings is held by King Mogul of Siam, who had 9000 weddings and 9000 wives.
25. Benjamin Franklin was offended about putting a bald eagle as the national bird because he thought that other people were trying to make fun of him, since he was bald.
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Fun Facts II (26-50)
- The average American/Canadian drinks about 600 sodas a year.
- Cats sweat through the pads of their feet (especially when they hear a dog barking) and cannot taste sweet things.
- The average annual low for South pole is -61, compared with -3 at the North pole. The lowest temperature ever recorded at the South Pole is -117, while the record at the North Pole is -59.
- A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of raw potatoes.
- An ear of corn always has an even number of rows because of the genetic formula which divides the cell.
- Canola Oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed for marketing reasons.
- back in 1924, a monkey was convicted in South bend of the crime of smoking a cigarette and sentenced to pay a 25 $ fine and trial costs.
- A human eyeball weighs an ounce.
- Hypnotism is banned by public schools in San Diego.
- The city with more Rolls Royce per capita : Hong Kong.
- A snail can actually glide over the sharp edge of a knife or razor without harming itself.
- About 50 % of men masturbate once a day, 75% at once a week, and 99& at least once a month.
- Nearly 50% of all bank robberies take place on Friday.
- Price Charles and Price William never travel in the same airplane in case there is a crash.
- A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a seller of rare books.
- Starfish have eight eyes, one at the end of each leg.
- Each person’s ears are unique.
- In Alderson, West Virginia, it is illegal to walk a lion, tiger or leopard in the city limits, even if it is on a leash.
- The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are called philtrum.
- 90% of all restaurants fail during their first year of operation.
- Bees can see ultraviolet light.
- Brazil is the location of the worlds widest road. 160 cars can drive side by side.
- Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A.
- In its ancient form, the carrot was purple, not orange.
- The phone number to the white house is : (202) 456-1414.
Fun Facts III (51-75)
- When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents.
- Drew Carey once worked at a Denny’s.
- The longest name in the Bible is Mahershalalbaz.
- Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years.
- The name of the dog on the Cracker jack Box is Bingo.
- The Sears Tower in Chicago contains enough steel to build 50,000 automobiles.
- The population of the American colonies in 1610 was 350.
- A single cup of gasoline, when ignited, has the same explosive power as five sticks of dynamite.
- Americans eat nearly 100 acres of pizza every day – that’s approximately 350 slices per second
- Dogs and humans are the only species that have prostates.
- The zebra is basically a light-colored animal with black stripes.
- Natural pearls melt in Vinegar.
- As of 2003, there were 1.3 million porn websites.
- Keeping you car tuned up is a good way to save on gas. A car that is tuned up is 9% more efficient on gas.
- It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of New York Times.
- In Utah, a husband is responsible for all criminal acts committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
- It takes a drop of ocean water more than 1000 years to circulate around the world.
- 20252 is Smokey the Bear’s own zipcode.
- Pucks his by hockey sticks have reached speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.
- Honolulu, Hawai boasts the only royal palace in US.
- In India, Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.
- 99% of pumpkins sold in the US are for the sole purpose of decoration.
- A grasshopper needs a minimum temperature of 62 * F in order to be able to hop.
- Streets in Japan do not have names.
Acupunture was first used as a medical treatment in 2700 BC by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung.