Random Fun Facts

Alana Robinson, Contributor

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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