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Top 100 Random Fun Facts

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So make yourself a coffee, pull up a chair, get comfortable, and enjoy this awesome list of the top one hundred most random, interesting and fun facts that everyone should know!

  1. Alternatively, you can walk your dog for 45 minutes, which also burns 150 calories – and is much less painful.

    You can also check out these other bizarre ways to burn calories.

  2. This is because guinea pigs are social animals, and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone. Why isn’t this a law everywhere?!
  3. It’s also a fear of feathers themselves. The word “ptero” is the Greek word for feather, and “phobia” is also Greek, meaning fear.
  4. They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away (121 km), up to five days before it happens.

    Why not check out these other fun facts about snakes.

  5. Some might say that a group of two crows is an attempted murder!

    Want to know what a group of owls is called? Well here’s an A to Z of animal group names.

  1. It was discovered in Iraq in 1976, however since then the tablet has been lost, but the text remains preserved.
  2. The last naturally occurring case of smallpox was diagnosed in October 1977, and the last case of rinderpest was diagnosed in 2001.
  3. This strange holiday spans back to the early 1900’s, where families would place a piece of cloth in their larders. It’s celebrated in Europe and the U.S.A to bring luck & wealth to the household.

    Read more about Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day right here!

  4. That’s one phobia I wouldn’t like to have… it would probably mean they would fear these fun facts!
  5. I know 7% doesn’t sound like a lot, but that actually works out at 16.4 million American adults. Sounds like a lot now right?
  1. Kangaroos use their tails for balance whilst hopping, so if you elevate their tail, they would have no balance and fall over.Don’t miss these other fun facts about kangaroos.
  2. Bananas go through a process called “negative geotropism.” Instead of growing towards the ground, they start growing towards the sun. The fruit grows against gravity, which gives the banana its familiar curved shape.Love bananas? You’ll go bananas over these fun facts about bananas!
  3. Billy goats, or bucks is the name given to male goats. Generally they urinate on themselves in late summer through fall, and for humans, it’s not a pleasant smell.
  4. Walter Frederick Morrison invented the Frisbee in 1948, which was originally called the Pluto Platter. In 2010, at age 90 he died and his family cremated him and turned his ashes in to the Frisbee.
  5. An average human produces between 1 to 2 liters of saliva each day, which is a maximum of 730 liters per year.The average life expectancy is just over 70 years, which gives a maximum of 51,100 liters of saliva produced in an average lifetime. This is more than enough to fill two swimming pools.
  1. This is known as Pinocchio’s Paradox. If you think about it, Pinocchio’s nose would have to grow to make his statement not a lie, but then it can’t grow otherwise the statement would not be a lie.
  2. …If they didn’t live at opposite ends of the earth! Polar bears live in the arctic, whereas penguins usually live in Antarctica.
  3. This wasn’t the only lethal weapon he owned. King Henry VIII had a huge collection of weapons, which included 6,500 handguns.
  4. The problem with the trailers showing after the film was that audience wouldn’t stay around to watch them, making the trailers rather ineffective.

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Luke Ward
Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He's a professional blogger & researcher with over 9 years’ experience in fact finding, SEO & web design. In his spare time he loves to travel and drink coffee.

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  1. Micah Frey 3rd April 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Wow this was very very interesting, my favorite factoid was that billy goats urinate on themselves, absolutely glorious.

  2. Jamie Flynn 2nd September 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    #14 is partially wrong. Ed Headrick did not invent the Frisbee, he popularized it and is known as the “father of Frisbee sports”. He’s the one who was cremated and his ashes were made into memorial Frisbees.

    • Luke Ward 7th September 2017 at 1:24 am - Reply

      It was Walter Frederick Morrison who invented the Frisbee in the late 1940’s, and he was the one cremated into a Frisbee. Although you are partially correct, Ed Headrick designed the modern day Frisbee – and he was also cremated and made into Frisbees.

  3. chhiring Don 24th August 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I dunno in which i saw but i saw one fact which said this : During world war 2, a German soldier was imprisoned by american soldiers . The prisoner wanted to see his ill mother for last time who was far from him . He promised he will return after his visit with his mother . The prisoner was set free for 1 day . He went to see his dying mother . In late night of same day he returned . Then he was shot dead by american .

  4. Digitaldarling 16th August 2017 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Mind. Blown. ?

  5. Birdy Bizel 22nd June 2017 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I’m always so like trying to be safe on Monday cause I’m afraid of getting a heart attacks!!
    #21

  6. Mara Daamen 14th June 2017 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    point 66 and 45 contradict each other! How can 3% of Antartica consist of pinguin urine if birds do not urninate. Please explain!

    • Mikayla Rose 10th August 2017 at 10:58 pm - Reply

      technically, they are not a bird because they can’t fly. Explained.

      • Debora J. Adams 18th August 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

        Penguins are birds! They are ratites, meaning they can’t fly like the ostrich, emu and other flightless birds. All living creatures urinate and defecate!! Seriously, some of you are real bird brains!!

        • Ben Horsham 5th October 2017 at 6:22 am - Reply

          Birds do not ‘pee’ as such, the liquid and solid wastes are mixed together which is why the waste is so runny

          • yeet Kody Kocher 4th April 2018 at 4:17 am

            it is called Guano

    • Madison Wall 20th October 2017 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      its funny actually. since penguins live in cold places they kinda sweat their pee.
      penguins are very economical with water. they don’t perspire but they only excrete uric acid, a white paste like substance, the substance is poor in water but its the penguins consentrated waste. they don’t urinate mammals cause this would be a waste of water.

  7. FiNaL Winter 13th May 2017 at 5:21 am - Reply

    #34 killed me XD

  8. Ravus Sapiens 18th April 2017 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Actually, Hitmonchan is based on Hiroyuki Ebihara (It’s called Ebiwalar in Japanese) and Hitmonlee (Sawamular) is based on Tadashi Sawamura. Hitmontop (aka Kapoerer) is derrived from capoeira, which is a brasillian martial arts.

    The etymological and design origins of Tyrogue is more obscure, the English name is probably based on Mike Tyson, but I have no idea where it’s design or Japanese name (Balkie) comes from?

  9. Paravi Grover 8th April 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

    we have confidence diaries to fill up in our school.we write the news , this day in history and facts … so for me this i really helpful!

  10. Gary Lyons III 28th November 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Or, as normal people use, in Fahrenheit, its approximately 212°F

    • Gary Lyons III 28th November 2016 at 7:51 am - Reply

      But good job

    • Vorador 2nd December 2016 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      Normal people ?
      The Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, the Republic of Palau and the United States are all countries that use the Fahrenheit scale. All other countries use Celsius to measure temperature.

    • Ravus Sapiens 18th April 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      Why not just use a sensible unit of Measurement instead? I vote for Kelvin. Water boils at 373.15 K, freezes at 273.15, and at 0 K nothing macroscopic can happen, and all quantum states are at their ground state.

  11. Parker Birch Tree 19th September 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    If Pinocchio said his nose was going to grow now it would simply wait till the moment to pass before growing from the lie

  12. Kyria 23rd August 2016 at 1:31 am - Reply

    I have ithyphallophobia

  13. joel johnson 6th August 2016 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    who would win in a fight the bane dc or juggernaut marvel

  14. bobbyvalentino 19th July 2016 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    So how did the egg get there then? Pretty sure it would have been the chicken that came first if science is correct.

    • Ravus Sapiens 18th April 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      That depends on how you define the question, as an evolutionary way of protecting the zygote in which an animal embryo develops until it can survive on its own, eggs are FAR older than the chicken.

      Birds have been around for ~160 milllion years, but reptiles, who also lay eggs, have been here for more than 300 million years!

  15. bobbyvalentino 19th July 2016 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Wouldn’t you have to enjoy gaming to write about it? I’m confused. I could enjoy writing about flying airplanes even though I don’t fly airplanes and that would make me money? I’m starting an airplane blog in that case.

    • Luke Ward 19th July 2016 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      I do enjoy gaming, although not as much lately as I feel like too many companies think it’s okay to release a ‘half-finished’ game then make you pay extra for DLC. But I do enjoy writing facts… good luck with your airplane blog :p

  16. Tim Stroud 22nd March 2016 at 3:08 am - Reply

    A group of two crows is an attempted murder.

    • David Morris 13th April 2016 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      You, you win

    • QuoteMeme 13th May 2016 at 4:48 am - Reply

      ha! good one

  17. Chris Rose 13th January 2016 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    That’s pretty funny. How does this guy earn money?

  18. MoreGunsEqualsLessCrime 12th January 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Polar bears do not eat penguins. Penguins live at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole. Do some research before posting these so-called “facts.”

    • NoBiasIntended 7th February 2016 at 1:17 am - Reply

      can and do are two different words. i could probably eat one penguin, that doesn’t mean i do.

    • David Morris 13th April 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

      I think it was more of an “if” fact. But, yes correct.

    • mermeg 17th May 2016 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      No where does it say they do?

  19. Roelant Frijns 12th January 2016 at 12:08 am - Reply

    If birds don’t urinate, where does the 3% penguin pee come from?

    • Jo Archer 12th January 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

      I have very little faith in these facts however birds and reptiles create uric acid rather than urea which is released from the same orifice (cloaca) and at the same time as their other waste. As they have no separate hole for liquid waste they are not specifically urinating, as opposed to defecating although the process which created the uric acid is separate from the production of faeces and so they definitely create urine and eject it from their cloaca. You could equally say birds do urinate but don’t defecate.

  20. DaJi 24th December 2015 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    – Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin. No two tigers ever have the same stripes.

    – Elephants can smell water up to 3 miles away. They are also one of the three mammals that undergo menopause – the other two being humpback whales and human females.

    – Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and their wings can beat at up to 80 times per second.

    • Ravus Sapiens 18th April 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      – What about twin tigers?

      – Several non-human primates undergo menopause. As do several whales, a very few fish, some birds, mice, rats and the opossum.

      – Some brids can fly backwards, the Heron for instance. The hummingbird however, is the only bird tht can fly backwards, sideways and hover with precision.

  21. MathGirlTM 27th November 2015 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    A “professional” blogger who can’t fact check!

  22. Aimee 19th November 2015 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Polar bears eat 0 penguins in one sitting beacuse they live in separate hemispheres.

    • Bobby Davis 24th November 2015 at 3:17 am - Reply

      The polar bears have the penguins shipped in on the polar express.. Is it an unnecessary expense for the bear? Yes, but are you going to tell a polar bear no..!

    • Sukhjot Dholan 11th December 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      different hemispheres?

      • Aimee 14th December 2015 at 7:39 pm - Reply

        That as well.

      • Aimee 16th December 2015 at 7:24 pm - Reply

        Polar Bears eat seals, they are in the Northern Hemisphere. All penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere.

        • Karl Young 6th December 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

          All Penguins live in the Southern hemisphere?? I saw some in London zoo, pretty sure that was in the Northern hemisphere last time I looked.

    • mermeg 17th May 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      No where does it say they DO eat them.

  23. Swimmer7 8th November 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    @brynglass:disqus 48 is right.. they are called rafts. When they eat or sleep or are just chilling on the water they will hold hands. There are videos and multiple websites on it

  24. Mo 3rd September 2015 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    number 50 is wrong. Bin Laden death was announced on May 2

    • Luke Ward 3rd September 2015 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      I think it depends where you are in the world, the YouTube video of Obama announcing the death of Bin Laden shows as being uploaded on 1 May 2011… but I’m in England – might be different for other parts of the world :)

  25. Quinn 21st August 2015 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Well, well, well. Who would’ve known. (Although I did know a few of these)

  26. Skylee 3rd May 2015 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Penguins and polar bears don’t even live in the same pole. Polar bears and Penguins live in the exact opposite side from each other.

    • kristen hughley 6th June 2015 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Actually that’s not true. There’s more than 1 type of penguin

      • Tony O'Connor 11th June 2015 at 5:33 pm - Reply

        From Wikipedia–
        Although all penguin species are native to the Southern Hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos penguin, lives near the equator.
        Penguin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      • Joe90 15th July 2015 at 5:41 am - Reply

        Yes, but none live in the Northern Hemisphere. The habitats of polar bears and penguins coincide nowhere (except in a few zoos). Polar bears also have difficulty in removing the wrappings.

  27. Abe 28th December 2012 at 3:34 am - Reply

    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the ironic fear of long words!

    • texel 19th August 2014 at 5:22 am - Reply

      sesquipedalian, the root word of hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, means a foot and a half long in latin

      • seamountie 18th September 2015 at 6:47 pm - Reply

        No, sesquipedalian means using a big word where a little word will do ( or better yet, it means having the tendency to use words like sesquipedalian ). The suffix from the latin ‘sesquipedalius’ which means “a foot and a half long”

  28. Dr. Young 17th October 2012 at 5:23 am - Reply

    Omphalophoba s the fear of belly buttons

  29. paul marks 2nd September 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    oprah winfrey has chiclephobia a fear of chewing gum

  30. Sarah Kate 24th June 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    it takes 9 hours for a sloth to poop

  31. Hollah 20th May 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Unicorns are mythical????? No way!

    • Conner lover 22nd May 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      I own a unicorn named conner

  32. Unicorns 27th April 2012 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    hitler shares a birthday with me :(

  33. Stacey 27th March 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Some crazy stuff there.. but educational all the same. Glad I’m not a Paraskavedekatriaphobia. That’s one to use in a conversation lol

    • Ravus Sapiens 18th April 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      You canbe phobic, but you cannot be a phobia.

      And I’m pretty sure that Paraskavedekatriaphobia is not acknowlegded as a real phobia.

  34. Buffylou41 8th March 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    hippos milk is pink
    babies are born without kneecaps

  35. Buffylou41 1st March 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    hippos milk is pink
    babies are born without kneecaps

    • Karl Young 6th December 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      The same applies to Yaks. Pink milk that is, not born without kneecaps!! Speaking of kneecaps, Elephants are the only mammal on the planet with 4 knees!! Unless you count some Siamese twins of course……..no doubt that will get a response from the politically correct brigade!!

    • Ravus Sapiens 18th April 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Babies have kneecaps, they are just a lot softer than yours to allow for growth.

  36. Anoush69 16th November 2011 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Aah,,,the crap you encounter in the internet these days !!!!

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