50 Random but Interesting Facts

So I didn’t really know what to write about this week, so I decided to list 50 random but interesting facts! Enjoy

  1. Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour.
  2. Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
  3. A flock of crows is known as a murder.
  4. The toothpaste ‘Colgate’ in Spanish translates to ‘go hang yourself’
  5. The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.
  6. According to Genesis 1:20-22 the chicken came before the egg
  7. Most toilet paper sold for home use in France is pink
  8. The most popular item at Walmart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock.
  9. Some areas in Scotland and Japan switched to blue street lights at night, and saw a decrease in crime & suicide rates
  10. In Japan, you are equally likely to die from being struck by lightning as you are from being shot by a gun
  11. For every child born in Wales since April 2014, the Welsh Government have donated a fruit tree to Ugandan families, to celebrate the birth or adoption of every child.
  12. Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.
  13. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
  14. Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people
  15. Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.
  16. About 150 people per year are killed by coconuts.
  17. It is considered good luck in Japan when a sumo wrestler makes your baby cry.
  18. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete
  19. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
  20. 111,111,111 X 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,32
  21. Divorce is legal in every nation in the world except in the Philippines and in Vatican City.
  22. A Rubik’s cube has approximately 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different configurations, which can all be solved in 20 moves or less.
  23. 78% of NFL players are bankrupt two years after finishing their careers.
  24. According to Utah law a husband is responsible for any criminal act that his wife commits while in his presence.
  25. If you combine all the ants in the world, they’ll weigh about the same as if you combine all the people.
  26. The flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down.
  27. Everyone on earth is born with the ability to wiggle their ears, but if you don’t learn how early on, the muscle atrophies and you can’t learn any longer.
  28. Richie Ashburn hit a foul ball that hit a fan in the stands. As they were carrying her away, he hit another one which hit her again.
  29. The average person eats about 60,000 pounds of food in their lifetime. That’s six elephants, in case you were wondering.
  30. Jimmy Carter once left nuclear launch codes in his dry cleaning.
  31. Nachos were invented by a guy named Nacho.
  32. Chuck Norris was the reason why the lambs were silent
  33. The phrase “goody two shoes” comes from a fable written in 1766 by Oliver Goldsmith about a poor little girl who could only afford one shoe.
  34.  In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits
  35. Opossums don’t “play dead.” When frightened, they become overexcited and pass out.
  36. In 1835, John Wilkes Booth’s father Junius threatened to kill President Andrew Jackson
  37. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, leans slightly toward the shade on sunny days!
  38. When a male penguin falls in love with female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her.
  39. Brown eyes are blue underneath, and you can actually get a surgery to turn brown eyes blue.
  40. When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.
  41. When a person cries and the first drop of tears come from the right eye, its happiness. if it from left eye, it’s pain
  42. Having bridesmaids in a wedding wasn’t originally for moral support. They were intended to confuse evil spirits or those who wished to harm the bride.
  43. Mount Everest is pronounced as Eve-rest, not Ever-est , as it is named after George Everest.
  44. When howling together, no two wolves will howl on the same note, instead, they harmonize to create the illusion that there are more of them than there actually are.
  45. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows
  46. The first president of Zimbabwe was president Banana
  47. Shrimp can only swim backwards.
  48. The original recipe for chocolate contained chili powder instead of sugar.
  49. Fish can drown.
  50. In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.
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