Do you like fun facts? If so, prepare to have your mind blown with these totally random facts about science, history, food, celebrities, your body, the cosmos, and more.
Did you know?
It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose (just try it!)
A flock of crows is known as a murder.
Smelling apples or bananas can help you lose weight
Researches have found that flossing your teeth can help your memory. Flossing prevents gum disease, which prevents stiff blood vessels, which causes memory issues.
Mosquitos have 47 teeth.
This isn’t exactly a “fun” fact, but there are over 200 dead bodies of climbers on Mt. Everest because it’s so difficult to bring them down.
To leave a party without telling anyone is called in English, a “French Exit”. In French, it’s called a “partir à l’anglaise”, to leave like the English.
There are times when Pluto is closer to the Sun than Neptune – one of these timelines was from 1979 to 1999.
When Shakira was in second grade, she was rejected for the school choir because her vibrato was too strong. The music teacher told her that she sounded like a goat.
Dead people can get goosebumps.
he youngest Pope in history was Pope Benedict IX who was 11 years old at the time of the election. He is also the only person to have been the Pope more than once.
Canadians say “sorry” so much that a law was passed in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admission to guilt.
People don’t sneeze in their sleep due to their brain shutting down the reflex.
There is actually a difference between coffins and caskets – coffins are typically tapered and six-sided, while caskets are rectangular.
75% of the world’s diet is produced from just 12 plants and five different animal species.
Some people in Russia think that eating ice cream will keep you warm.
Mosquitoes are attracted to people who just ate bananas.
By the time they have been retired for 2 years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.
The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind.
The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters.
One habit of intelligent humans is being easily annoyed by people around them, but saying nothing in order to avoid a meaningless argument.
In World War II, Germany tried to collapse the British economy by dropping millions of counterfeit bills over London.
Although no longer connected to the beer company, Guinness World Records was founded by the managing director of Guinness Brewery in the 1950s.
You share your birthday with at least 9 million other people in the world.
If you heat up a magnet, it will lose its magnetism.
There are only two countries in the world that have the color purple in their flags: Nicaragua and Dominica.
The word “strengths” is the longest word in the English language with only one vowel.
A man with severe OCD and a phobia of germs attempted to commit suicide with a gun to his head. Instead of killing him, the bullet eliminated his mental illness without any other damage.
Octopuses and squids have beaks. The beak is made of keratin – the same material that a bird’s beak and our fingernails are made of.
A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.
There’s a world record for the holder of the most world records: Ashrita Furman, who’s set more than 600 records and currently holds more than 200. His records have ranged from the fastest mile on a pogo stick, the longest time to hula hoop underwater and greatest distance traveled on a bicycle balancing a milk bottle on the head.
A snail breathes through its foot.
The difference between jam and jelly is that jam is made with mashed up fruit while jelly is made with fruit juice.
The biggest pizza ever created was 13,580 square feet, made in Rome, Italy, in 2012. The pizza was gluten-free and named “Ottavia” after a roman emperor.
The tallest building in the world is the Burg Khalifa in Dubai, standing at over 2,700 feet.
Sunsets on Mars are blue.
There is a village in Russia called Tsovkra where every resident can tightrope walk. It is a tradition that dates back over 100 years but no one knows how it started.
If you translate “Jesus” from Hebrew to English, the correct translation is “Joshua”. The name “Jesus” comes from translating the name from Hebrew to Greek, to Latin, to English.
Shrimps are born male but slowly grow into females.
The original name for the search engine Google was Backrub. It was renamed Google after the googolplex, which is the number one followed by 100 zeros.
The biggest living things are trees.
The oldest-known living land animal is a tortoise named Jonathan, who is 187 years old. He was born in 1832 and has lived on the island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean since 1882.
An 11-year-old girl proposed the name for Pluto after the Roman god of the Underworld.
In order to protect themselves from poachers, African Elephants have been evolving without tusks, which unfortunately also hurts their species.
A hummingbird waves its wings about 60 to 100 times a second.
Bats are the only mammal that can actually fly.
During the cremation process of a 500-pound body, the corpse was so obese that it set the crematorium on fire.
At birth, a baby panda is smaller than a mouse
The largest known prime number has 17,425,170 digits. The new prime number is 2 multiplied by itself 57,885,161 times, minus 1.
Elephants can’t jump.
A dog’s sense of smell is 50 times more than humans.
Octopuses have three hearts.
Snakes and Fishes have no eyelids but have a scales covering to protect their eyes
When George Washington died, Napoleon Bonaparte of France gave a personal eulogy and ordered a ten-day mourning period for France.
Cows don’t actually have four stomachs; they have one stomach with four compartments.
If you pour liquor on a scorpion, it will go crazy and sting itself to death
Flamingoes are only pink because of chemicals called carotenoids in the algae and fish (which also eat the algae) they eat; their feathers are grayish-white when they’re born.
The biggest animals are blue whales.
Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world: They kill more people than any other creature, due to the diseases they carry.
Skin is the body’s largest organ.
The White House in Washington, DC, has 132 rooms, including 35 bathrooms.
Human bone is 4 times stronger than concrete.
Humans could never “land” on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune because they are made of gas and have no solid surface.
Sweden has 267,570 islands, the most of any country in the world.
The world’s first motel is in San Luis Obispo. Built-in 1925. When opened, it cost $1.25 for a two-room bungalow with a kitchen and a private adjoining garage
A snail can sleep for three years.
“Opposites attract” is a common myth. People are actually attracted to people who look like family members or those with a similar personality type.
Ants can carry things twice their size.
Non-violent attempts to escape Mexican prisons are not punished because “it’s human nature to want freedom”.
The wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles was watched by 750 million people worldwide in 1981; sadly, 2.5 billion watched her funeral in 1997.
A can of cola contains 11 teaspoonfuls of sugar.
Goat’s milk is the closest to breast milk in composition.
Even though Irish is the official language of Ireland, Polish is more widely spoken.
Avocado is the most perfect food in the world.
Chewing gum boosts mental proficiency and is considered a better test aid than caffeine – but nobody knows why.
I didn't know reading 75 fun facts could take me almost an hour. So many facts not only fun but interest piquing. 🙅♂️