Random Fun Facts

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All found on “150 Random Facts So Interesting You’ll Say,‘OMG!’”

  • The original Super-man didn’t fly


  • The first computer was invented in the 1940’s


  • Space smells like seared steak


  • The longest wedding veil was the same length as 63.5 football fields


  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland


  • Bees sometimes sting other bees


  • Kids ask around 300 questions a day


  • The total weight of ants on earth once equaled the total weight of people


  • “E” is the most common letter and appears in 11 percent of all english words


  • A dozen bodies were once found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement


  • The healthiest place in the world is in Panama


  • A pharaoh once lathered his slaves in honey to keep bugs away from him 


  • Some people have an extra bone in their knee (and it’s getting more common)


  • Pringles aren’t actually potato chips


  • There’s a giant fish with a transparent head 


  • There’s a decorated war hero dog 


  • Showers really do spark creativity 


  • Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguard left his post at Ford’s Theatre (the place he was assassinated) to go for a drink


  • Dolphins have been trained to be used in wars


  • Playing the accordion was once required for teachers in North Korea


  • Childrens medicine once contained morphine


  • Plastic Easter eggs and plastic Easter grass were invented by a man who holds more patents than Thomas Edison


  • Water makes different pouring sounds depending on it’s temperature 


  • Most laughter isn’t because things are funny 


  • One man has saved over 200 people from suicide 


  • European ancestors were cannibals


  • Dogs actually understand some English 


  • You have a nail in your body


  • Redheads aren’t actually going extinct 


  • Pro baseball once had women players


  • Koalas have fingerprints


  • Humans are just 1 of the estimated 8.7 million species on earth 


  • Riding a roller coaster can help you pass a kidney stone 


  • Dinosaurs lived on every continent 


  • Bee hummingbirds are so small they get mistaken for insects


  • Sea lions  can dance to a beat 


  • Rolls-Royce makes the most expensive car in the world


  • The famed “Typhoid Mary” infected more than 50 people by cooking for them 


  • The legend of the Loch Ness Monster goes back nearly 1,500 years 


  • Nutmeg can be fatally poisonous