A Selection of Random and useless Facts

Interesting Random Animal Facts

The first animals sent into space were fruit flies.
Horses can sleep standing up.
Pigs and Rhino's can get sunburn.
A shrimp's heart is located in its head.
Cats can hear ultrasound.
The only two mammals in the world that lay eggs are the echidna and the platypus.
The last dodo bird died in 1681.
The lemurs on the island of Madagascar have 2 tongues.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
A dragonfly has a lifespan of 24 hours.
A baby oyster is called a spat.
Infant beavers are called kittens.
Termites are a type of cockroach.
Jellyfish have no brains.
A squid has three hearts.
A group of ferrets is called a business.
8,552 animals appeared in the 1956 film Around the world in eighty days.
The average lifespan of a bush baby is 14 years.
A group of apes is a called a shrewdness of apes.
A group of cheetahs is called a coalition.
Birds do not have sweat glands.
The ostrich has two toes on each foot.
Animal horns never stop growing.
An oyster can change its gender.
Only female mosquitoes bite. Kangaroos cannot walk backwards.

Random Interesting Facts about Numbers

111,111 x 111,111 = 12345654321.
Four is the only number that has the same amount of letters as its actual value.
There are 5,280 feet in a mile.
The first number that will use the letter "A" is thousand.
One kilometer is 0.621371192237334 of a mile.
One gallon is 3.785411784 liters.
One mile is 1609.344 meters.
One mile is 63360 inches.
One mile is 160934.4 centimeters.
One ton is 142.857142857143 stone.
The odds of being dealt a Royal Flush in 5 cards are 649,739 to 1.
0100100001000101010011000100110001001111 is the binary code for 'hello'
In a standard 6/49 lottery your odds of winning on a single ticket are 13,983,816 to 1.
If you started with $1, it would take just 20 straight wins of double or nothing to win over 1 million.

Interesting Random Food Facts

Food can only be tasted if it is mixed with saliva.
Liquorice can raise the blood pressure.
Iceberg lettuce is 90 percent water.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Cheese is believed to be the oldest of all man made foods.
A Big Mac contains approximately 560 calories.
Apple seed contains cyanide.
There are 1,200 varieties of watermelon.
When honey is swallowed, it enters the blood stream within a period of 20 minutes.
Honey is the only food which does not spoil.
The turnip originated in Greece.

Interesting Random Facts about the Human Body

The human eye is continuously moving.
Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.
On average, 1 out of every 20 people have an extra rib.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
The pancreas produces Insulin
Our nose and ears never stop growing.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.

Interesting Random Science Facts

Sound travels at only 768 miles per hour.
Oxygen is the most abundant element on earth.
Nitrogen makes up 80% of Earth's atmosphere.
To melt gold you would need to reach a temperature of 1064.18 °C.
To melt a diamond you would need to reach a temperature of 3550 °C.
The lowest possible temperature or absolute 0 as it's called is -273.15°C.
Hot water weighs more than cold water.
-40 degrees Celsius is the exact same temperature as -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Light travels at 186,000 miles per second.

Interesting Random Facts about Outer Space

Halley's Comet will next appear in 2061.
The solar system moves through the milky way at 135 miles per second.
It takes 8 minutes 26 seconds for light from the surface of the sun to reach earth.
It takes the Earth 365.2422 days to do a complete orbit around the Sun.
At 4 light years away Proxima Centauri is the closest star to our solar system.
The Sun accounts for 98% of all the matter in our solar system.
The Hubble Space Telescope has been in orbit around the Earth since April 25, 2005.
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken over 700,000 photos of the universe.
The dwarf planet Sedna is the most distant object in the solar system.
The universe is estimated to be 13.7 billion years old.

Interesting Random Facts about Names

Donald Duck's middle name is Fauntleroy.
Jensen is the most common surname in Denmark.
Papadopoulos is the most common surname in Greece.
García is the most common surname in Spain.
Murphy is the most common surname in Ireland.
Li is the most common surname in China.
Jacob and Joshua are the most popular names for twin boys in the USA.
Ella and Emma are the most popular names for twin girls in the USA.
Up until 1979 all hurricanes were named after women.
Football legend Pele's real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
Mother Theresa's real name was Agnes Bojaxhi.

Interesting Random Facts about countries

Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world.
There are no natural rivers in Libya.
There are 115,000 post boxes in the United Kingdom.
Archery is the national sport in Bhutan.
Taekwondo originated in South Korea.
There are 120 active volcanoes in Iceland.
Indonesia was a Dutch colony until 1945.
There are 118 pyramids in Egypt.
Icelanders drink more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation.
There are no rivers in Bahrain.

More Random Facts about names

Alice Cooper's real name is Vincent Damon Furnier.
Ben Kingsley's real name is Krishna Bhanji.
Bob Hope's real name is Leslie Townes Hope.
Buddy Holly's real name is Charles Hardin Holley.
Chuck Norris's real is Carlos Ray Norris.

Random Facts about cities of the world

In Rome, 7,575 streets are named after men while only 580 are named after women.
Distance between Los Angeles, City of, California, United States as the crow flies: is 2462 miles.

Random Facts about sport

Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world
A baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches.
The baseball home plate is 17 inches wide.
Tennis was reintroduced into the Olympic games in 1988.

Random Facts about history

The first ballistic missile, the V2 was developed by Germany in WWII Almost 90,000 tons of bombs where dropped on Iraq during the first Gulf War in 1991. Alexander the Great was an epileptic. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old. Two dogs were among the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic.
Spencer Perceval, is the only British premier to be assassinated. He was fatally shot in the House of Commons on 11 May 1812.

Literature Facts

'Tom Sawyer' was the first novel written on a typewriter.
William Shakespeare's wife was named Anne Hathaway.

A whole bunch of other Random and useless facts

The majority of court cases in the United States involve cars.
"Rhythms" is the longest modern English word in common use without a vowel.
More than 1.2 million people around the world die every year in road accidents.
As many as 50 million people are injured in car accidents around the world each year.
The Neanderthal's brain was bigger than modern day humans.
The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.
Spiders have transparent blood.
Agoraphobia is the fear of open space.
Animals that lay eggs don't have belly buttons.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
The word 'racecar' is a palindrome, a word that a word that spells the same forwards and backwards.
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a "Friday the 13th"
The first Academy Award ceremony lasted five minutes.
The landmark Hollywood sign originally read 'hollwoodland'
Deborah Winger did the voice of E.T.
Bob Dylan's real name is Robert Zimmerman
'Tom Sawyer' was the first novel written on a typewriter.
William Shakespeare's wife was named Anne Hathaway.
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was called "American Pie"

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