489 Top Crazy Facts
1. Rats can't vomit, that's why rat poison works.
2. It took 11 hours for Seattle police to subdue a man who was standing in an open parking lot and armed with just a samurai sword.
3. Bon Jovi owns a restaurant in which menu items have no prices. You only pay whatever you like or volunteer in exchange for their meal.
4. There are more atoms in a teaspoon of water than there are teaspoons of water in the Atlantic Ocean.
5. Every year, 1,000 letters arrive in Jerusalem addressed to God.
6. Jaguars are attracted by Calvin Klein’s Obsession for Men.
7. Catfish have over 27,000 taste buds. Humans have around 7,000.
8. "Layogenic" is a Filipino word that best describes an individual who only looks attractive from a distance.
9. In 2003, Morocco offered Iraq 2,000 monkeys to help them detonate mines.
10. Serena Williams was once fined $10,500 for yelling at a lineswoman that she would 'f'”ing take the ball and shove it down your f'”ing throat.'
11. During the Mohammed Cartoon controversy in 2005, Iran threatened to start an International Holocaust Cartoon competition.
12. The Tasmanian devil's powerful jaws can crush bones.
13. Clark Kent is two inches shorter than Superman; to finesse his secret identity he compresses his spine.
14. In Bulgarian legends, it is said that if you walk beneath a rainbow, you will change genders.
15. Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Everest, was a professional beekeeper. When filling in forms, he always gave his occupation as 'apiarist'.
16. Enrico Caruso and Roy Orbison were the only tenors this century capable of hitting e over high c.
17. Michael Jackson used to prank-call Russell Crowe on a regular basis.
18. Caligula once ordered his troops to go to war with the sea.
19. Cucumbers are 95% water.
20. Until the 1960s, there was a paint called ‘Mummy Brown’. They stopped making it when the manufacturers ran out of mummies.
21. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.
22. According to the Mayan calendar, the next time the ‘world is going to end’ is 3 May 7138.
23. Almonds can help relieve stress '“ They're also high in vitamin E and antioxidants that help boost the immune system.
24. Jell-O once monitored the Twitterverse for frown emoticons and sent free coupons to sad tweeters.
25. A man named John Harrison has tasted samples of 200 million gallons of ice cream and his taste buds are insured for $1 million.
26. Terry Balsamo, guitarist for the band Evanescence, gave himself a stroke by head-banging too hard onstage.
27. The notebooks of US astronauts were fireproofed with seaweed from the Isle of Lewis.
28. When the Pyramids were built woolly mammoths still roamed the Earth.
29. Hodor from the TV show "Game of Thrones" is a successful DJ in real life.
30. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
31. In Thailand, it is illegal to leave your house without underwear on.
32. George Lucas wanted Tupac to play a Jedi in the Phantom Menace, but he died before production began.
33. The 15-minute chimes on Big Ben have lyrics: "All through this hour / Lord be my guide / And by Thy power / No foot shall slide."
34. Sumo wrestlers consume an average of 20,000 calories everyday.
35. In 1221, Genghis Khan killed 1,748,000 people at Nishapur in one hour.
36. In 2012, five babies in the UK were named Sherlock.
37. While Ludwig van Beethoven was a brilliant composer, he never mastered spelling or simple multiplication.
38. If you search for "Do the Harlem shake" on YouTube, the page itself will do the harlem shake for you.
39. This month, a Georgia teen was arrested for stealing a goatâ€”he was going to ask the girl he liked if she would "goat to prom" with him.
40. "The paradox of tolerance" refers to the act of being intolerant of intolerance.
41. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
42. The name ‘United Nations’ was Franklin D. Roosevelt’s idea. He rushed to tell Winston Churchill, who was towelling himself stark naked in his bathroom.
43. Little Richard was a washer-up at a bus station.
44. The novelist Kurt Vonnegut ran America’s first Saab dealership.
45. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built by 100,000 people working 10 hours a day for 20 years.
46. A blue whale's heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle.
47. Periwinkles are used to cure leukaemia.
48. Raphaels' full name was Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino.
50. Orangutans share 97% of DNA with humans.
51. Almost-winning at a Casino pumps more adrenaline in your bloodstream than actually walking away with loads of cash.
52. The largest underground lake in the U.S. is the Lost Sea in Sweetwater, Tennessee
53. For inspiration, D. H. Lawrence liked to climb mulberry trees naked.
54. Phil Collins broke up with his wife of 10 years via fax.
55. We are closer to the T-Rex in number of years than the T-Rex was to the Stegosaurus.
56. Bart Simpsons full name is actually Bartholomew Jo-Jo Simpson.
57. Wayne Rooney’s voicemail password was ‘Stella Artois’.
58. Oliver Cromwell was dug up and beheaded two years after his death.
59. When Handel died, he left the equivalent of £86,000 to build a monument to himself in Westminster Abbey.
60. Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa.
61. The founder of Adidas went by the nickname Adi, because his real name - Adolf - has become rather unpopular.
62. Seinfeld was almost canceled after four episodes.
63. Tattoo coloring (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is also what LEGOs are made out of
64. William Buckland was expelled from the shrine of St Rosalia, patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, for pointing out that her bones were actually those of a goat.
65. After the "Scientology" episode of South Park, the church started stalking the creators of the show to obtain blackmail.
66. The iconic theme song for "The Legend of Zelda" was written in one day.
67. As a young boy, Bradley Cooper would often cook for his classmates, his go-to dish was lasagna.
68. The Snickers bar was named after a horse called 'Snickers.'
69. Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting.
70. Each block in the Great Pyramid of Giza weighs about 2.5 tons on average, and the pyramid itself is estimated to weigh 6.5 million tons.
71. John Mayer became interested in the guitar after watching Marty McFly play one in "Back to the Future."
72. The Tube ride between Leicester Square and Covent Garden is 260 metres long, costs £4.30, and is the most popular journey among tourists.
73. Tutankhamun’s parents were brother and sister.
74. A county in Minnesota replaced signs for 420th Avenue with 42Xth Avenue because stoners would steal the signs so often.
75. The father of Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, was a unicyclist in a circus.
76. Archimedes' number myriakis-myriostas periodu myriakis-myriston arithmon myriai myriades is one followed by 80 quadrillion zeroes.
77. Moving each letter of the word ‘yes’ 16 places further up the alphabet produces the word ‘oui’.
78. J. Edgar Hoover hated John Steinbeck so much, he used his influence to have the IRS audit Steinbeck every single year of his life.
79. The DC Comics character Snowflame got his superpowers from cocaine.
80. Thai police officers must wear a pink Hello Kitty armband when they are late, litter, or misbehave in some other way.
81. In Washington DC, the Slovakian and Slovenian embassies meet once a month to exchange wrongly addressed mail.
82. Charles Darwin’s cousin Francis Galton invented underwater spectacles so he could read in the bath.
83. The Mongolian Death Worm can grow to be 5-feet-long and it kills its prey with electric shocks from its eyes.
84. The cartoon "Ed, Edd n Eddy" was actually created on a dare.
85. Roboticists in Poland are working to turn a Furby into an open-source robot, so anyone with coding knowledge can program it to do anything.
86. There are over 600 different pasta shapes.
87. Potatoes and lettuce are the two most popular fresh vegetables in the US.
88. Wombat poo is square.
89. Admit it, you want to know the Krabby Patty Secret Formula even more than Plankton.
90. Pocahontas lived at the same time as the famous writer William Shakespeare.
91. Guinea pigs purr when they are happy.
92. Dublin is home to Ireland’s National Leprechaun Museum.
93. Listerine was named after Sir Joseph Lister.
94. There is a town in the state of Washington called George. George, Washington.
95. Sonic the Hedgehog was inspired by a mix of Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton and Santa Claus.
96. Disney made a cartoon about gambling addiction where Goofy shoots dice in a back alley and then gets beat up by his wife.
97. All blue eyed people can be traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea about 10,000 years ago.
98. What I hate most about Twitter is finishing a good tweet and having -1 characters left, & then having to decide which grammar crime to commi
99. Primates, including humans, are altruistic because selfless beings are most often chosen as mates.
100. If you ever get stuffed in a trunk, disconnect the backlight wires. When a cop pulls them over, kick the door so they know you are there.
101. Zac Efron learned to ride a motorcycle from Tom Cruise after the two bumped into each other at a party.
102. Sea cucumbers 'breathe' through their butts.
103. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies.
104. Two-thirds of the bagged salad sold by Tesco never gets eaten.
105. There is a town in Albania called town.
106. The Irish poet Brendan Behan became an alcoholic at the age of eight.
107. Breathing the air in Mumbai for one day is equivalent to smoking 2.5 packs of cigarettes.
108. Bibihal Uzbeki, a 105-year-old refugee and great-grandma, fled the Taliban and traveled 20 days to reach Croatia from Afghanistanâ€”on foot.
109. Stevie Wonder had his first number one hit song on the Billboard Hot 100 at the age of 13.
110. Nachos were invented by a man named Nacho.
111. Daft Punk named their band after a negative reviewer called their act a bunch of daft punk.
112. The original Pac-Man has a safe spot where the ghosts will never get you.
113. Hammerhead sharks eat stingrays; sometimes they can be found with stingers stuck on their heads.
114. Sandra Bullock is allergic to horses.
115. If you die in Amsterdam with no next of kin & no-one to attend your funeral, a poet will write a poem for you & recite it at your funeral.
116. The prune industry asked the FDA to relabel prunes as 'dried plums' because 'prunes' weren't selling. It worked.
117. ‘Extraordinary affair,’ said the Duke of Wellington after his first Cabinet meeting.
118. "Sesame Street" has won 153 Emmys and 8 Grammys â€“ An estimated 77 million Americans watched the show as children.
119. Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with! Same with apples!
120. My physics teacher said I had potential Then he threw me off the roof
121. The Somali word for ‘president’ also means ‘big head’, and the candidate with the biggest head usually wins.
122. "Gattaca" was voted the most accurate sci-film of all time by the scientists at NASA.
123. In the 2009 Formula One season, 12% of Grand Prix drivers were called Sebastian.
124. No one knows where Mozart is buried.
125. Icebergs make a crackling sound known as ‘bergy seltzer’.
126. Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" was offered to BeyoncÃ© and Adele but they both declined it.
127. Alessandro Volta is especially known for inventing the first true battery in 1800.
128. Natalie Portman has been published in two scientific journals and graduated from Harvard.
129. The world's lightest metal is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam and can rest on a dandelion puff without damaging it.
130. The original Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme was a riddle--the listener was supposed to guess that Humpty Dumpty was an egg.
131. Stevie Wonder mastered piano, harmonica, drums and bass before hitting his teenage years.
132. In Filipino, the word "gigil" means the urge to squeeze or pinch something that is really cute.
133. Olive oil prevents heart disease.
134. The biggest dam built by beavers is twice as long as the Hoover Dam.
135. Wind power has been shown to be the most promising renewable energy source.
136. A stroke of lightning discharges from 10 to 100 million volts & 30000 amperes of electricity.
137. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
138. Polluted water kills children at a rate equivalent to a fully laden jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
139. The phrase 'I don't give a f*ck' originated in the 1790s.
140. Scallops have between 50 and 200 simple eyes
141. Jennifer Aniston's original name is Jennifer Anastassakis.
142. Russell Crowe turned down the part of Wolverine.
143. The word "literally" has literally been misused since the 17th century.
144. Phil Collins divorced his second wife by fax.
145. At age 13, Ashton Kutcher almost committed suicide by jumping off a hospital balcony so he could donate his heart to his dying brother.
146. Americans eat nine times more broccoli than they did in 1970.
147. Leatherback turtles eat jellyfish, and unfortunately plastic bags too by mistake
148. 'Without a struggle, there can be no progress.' - Frederick Douglass
149. Coldplay used to be called Starfish.
150. Our Basketball league doesn't have a shot clock, so we held the ball against our rival for 4 quarters and won 6-3. They were pissed. -OHS
151. Nigeria is the world’s third-largest movie-producing country but has only eight cinemas.
152. Matt Groening’s mother was called Marge Wiggum.
153. It is against the law for anyone in Barbados to wear camouflage.
154. The first McDonald’s only sold hot dogs.
155. The sound of a walking E.T was accomplished by using a damp t-shirt stuffed with Jell-O.
156. Barbie used to have a sister named Skipper. In the 70's, Mattel released 'Growing Up Skipper,' who grew breasts when you rotated her arm.
157. Kobe Bryant makes $162.55 per minute.
158. Ashton Kutcher studied biochemical engineering in college, before dropping out to become a model and actor.
159. English has only one word for "love." Sanskrit has 96.
160. In Montana, there is a replica Hobbit village that anyone can stay in for $295 a night.
161. Charlize Theron was discovered when she got into a shouting match with a bank teller and a talent agent in line behind her was impressed.
162. Alex Trebek, the host of "Jeopardy!," owns about 100 suits.
163. There was an Atari 2600 cartridge that allowed gamers to download games via telephone line
164. Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
165. John Lennon and George Harrison once got a bus across Liverpool to visit a man who could teach them the chord B7.
166. Adam Levine says that listening to "Are You That Somebody?" by Aaliyah convinced him to pursue a more soulful sound in his music.
167. Lemurs are endangered due to deforestation
168. In Georgian, mama means ‘father’ and deda means ‘mother’.
169. Sigmund Freud treated Gustav Mahler for impotence.
170. Standing like a superhero for as little as two minutes configures our brains to cope well in stressful situations.
171. Przewalski’s horses, a rare, wild breed native to Mongolia, have never been domesticated.
172. In Return of the Jedi, the Ewoks spoke in high-speed Tibetan.
173. Yogurt tastes denser and more expensive when eaten with a plastic spoon.
174. Dolly Parton once lost a Dolly Parton lookalike competition to a drag artist.
175. Game of Thrones has a 6 million dollar budget. Per episode.
176. In the US, staged wrestling is called 'pro wrestling' while real wrestling is called 'amateur wrestling.'
177. The creator of Johnny Bravo, the creator of Powerpuff Girls, and the creator of Dexter's Laboratory were all roommates in college.
178. Multivitamins increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies.
179. Nick Cannon started his career doing stand up comedy on the Baptist TV channel run by his dad.
180. The tobacco industry spends $75,000 dollars on advertising every five minutes.
181. Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games, also wrote episodes of Clarissa Explains It All back in the 1990s.
182. McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys.
183. More people live in caves today than during the Stone Age.
184. Jimmy Carter de-regulated the beer market making it possible for craft brew
185. A 'Panther' isn't a real animal. It is actually a term used to describe black cougars, jaguars and leopards.
186. Yoda’s first name is Minch.
187. The bell rung to mark the death of Ivan the Terrible’s son Dmitri was tried for treason, found guilty and exiled to Siberia.
188. The original Karate Kid is now the same age as the actor who played Mr. Miyagi was in the movie
189. Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barbara Walters were all born in the same year.
190. The world’s oldest living tree was already 100 years old when Stonehenge was built.
191. Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell
192. A cucumber is 96% water.
193. At -90 degrees Fahrenheit, your breath will freeze mid-air and fall to the ground
194. When the Hindenburg exploded, 62 of the 97 passengers survived.
195. Seattle is protected by an MMA fighter that dresses as a superhero and fights crime vigilante-style under the pseudonym "Phoenix Jones."
196. Jon Bon Jovi has a restaurant that has no prices; guests pay whatever they can in exchange for their meal.
197. An Illinois middle schooler is developing an app that will stop up to 93% of cyberbullying.
198. Hula Hoops are not kosher.
199. Disney owns 80% of ESPN.
200. Studies have found that the avatar you use online can impact how you behave.
201. Genghis Khan killed enough people to cool the earth, 40 million people were killed and vast areas of farmland were reclaimed by forests.
202. Harrods have three private wells to supply their water.
203. The TARDIS sound effect on Dr. Who is an enhanced version of a key rubbing the bass string of a piano.
204. About 40 million years ago, Antarctica was as warm as modern-day California.
205. 'Car' is the Albanian word for 'dick' !
206. Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods to eat on this planet.
207. Over 4.6 million Whopper sandwiches are sold at Burger King every day.
208. Sherlock Holmes never actually said "Elementary, My Dear Watson"
209. The name "Impressionist" was originally used as a derivative term by art critics after Claude Monet's painting "Impression, Sunrise" was displayed in an 1874 exhibition.
210. The tallest building in the state of Vermont is only 11 stories (124 feet) tall.
211. A 390-year-old bonsai tree survived the bombing of Hiroshima. Later, the tree was gifted to the U.S. and it still lives in Washington, D.C.
212. Some parts of Tasmania are so fertile that the topsoil is 70 feet deep.
213. Jimmy Carter de-regulated the beer market making it possible for craft brew.
214. Spongebob is the only Nicktoon 1990s that has not ended yet.
215. are you into Boxing Day sales because you can get my underwear 100% off
216. "Werewolf syndrome" is a rare condition where thick dark hair grows all over the body, including the face.
217. Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, is the 3rd most populated city worldwide.
218. There are 100,000 more bicycles in Amsterdam than there are people.
219. Actor Zach Galifianakis is also a skilled pianist.
220. One jar of Nutella is sold every 2.5 seconds in the world.
221. Libya was the first country to issue an arrest warrant for Osama bin Laden.
222. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long!
223. At least 10% of all the adult cheetahs in the southern Serengeti have the same mother.
224. Because the Pacific island of Guam has no sand, all the roads are made of coral.
225. The Cosmos Atrosanguineus is a type of flower that actually smells like chocolate.
226. The one thing David Letterman took from his office when the "Late Show" ended was a rubber sink stopper and the chain attached to it.
227. You have a better chance of getting accepted to Stanford University than getting hired by Apple.
228. Gelatin is created by boiling the bones and skins of cows and pigs
229. It is illegal to mispronounce 'Arkansas' while in the state of Arkansas.
230. Until 1900, visitors to Stonehenge were given chisels so they could chip off a souvenir.
231. Sea otters have pouches that they use to store tools.
232. A lit candle causes more than 15,000 house fires every year.
233. The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, once used his own sleuthing skills to prove the innocence of a convicted man.
234. Business.com is currently the most expensive domain name sold for $7.5 million.
235. Maple syrup has more calcium than milk.
236. Jaguars live alone and mark their territory with their poop or by clawing trees.
237. The blue sea slug preys on the poisonous Portuguese man-of-war and steals its venom so that it too can have a deadly sting.
238. Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis signed off letters to each other with the word ‘bum’.
239. The theoretical process of knocking a meteoroid off course with a nuclear explosion is called an ‘X-ray slap’.
240. 50,000 Korans are buried in the mountains of Pakistan, each one in a white shroud.
241. The incidence of cancer among strict Mormons in Utah is only about half that among Americans in general.
242. Wearing purple enhances creativity and is associated with confidence, self independence and class.
243. People who feel an urge to correct other people's grammar are actually suffering from a form of OCD: Grammar Pedantry Syndrome.
244. If a Hong Kong election ends in a tie, the candidates draw from a bag of numbered ping-pong balls.
245. Oasis are named after a leisure centre in Swindon.
246. They hate when I blast No Flex Zone on the White House intercom. But they need to be reminded.
247. Benedict Cumberbatch is actually related to Alan Turing, who he portrayed in "The Imitation Game."
248. Having the prefix "Fitz" in your surname once meant that you may have been the bastard son of Royalty.
249. Denmark has more pigs than people.
250. The Dallas Cowboys stadium uses more electricity than all of Liberia.
251. It is estimated that 35 million people worldwide are direct descendants of the Mayflower Pilgrims.
252. Quantum teleportation has been achieved.
253. There are only 2 escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.
254. It is illegal to mispronounce "Arkansas" in the state of Arkansas.
255. A survey concluded you are more likely to fall asleep easier if you listen to "Coldplay."
256. Angelina Jolie was awarded citizenship by the Cambodian king for her conservation work in the impoverished country.
257. Since 2000, at least half a dozen people have been murdered after (or while) performing the Sinatra classic "My Way" at a Karaoke night.
258. A roach can live up to nine days without its head.
259. There is a tiny heart-shaped island in Fiji called Tavarua.
260. Breathing Mumbai's air for one day is the same as smoking 100 cigarettes in a day.
261. Members of the Yazidi religion of Iraq are forbidden to eat lettuce.
262. In 1967, Picoazá, Ecuador, elected a brand of foot deodorant as the town’s mayor.
263. In 1907, Australian dancer Victor Goulet had one of his Achilles tendons replaced with a wallaby’s.
264. George Harrison lost his virginity while the other Beatles secretly watched. They cheered when he finished.
265. The great Pyramid of Giza is estimated to have around 2,300,000 stone blocks that weigh from 2 to 30 tons each and there are even some blocks that weigh over 50 tons.
266. The Duke of Wellington was kicked out of his club in 1814 for wearing trousers instead of pantaloons.
267. The guts of 250,000 cows were used to make the balloon lining for every Zeppelin.
268. Australia's Great Barrier Reef is 1,250 miles long.
269. Will Smith and Eva Mendes were the first minority actors to play leads in a hit romantic comedy.
270. Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents.
271. Matt LeBlanc and Louis C.K. were classmates in junior high and high school.
272. When Peter the Great found out his wife had had an affair, he had her lover’s head chopped off and presented to her in a jar.
273. Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
274. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein on a "who can come up with the scariest ghost story" dare.
275. Just did the harlem shake down 3 flights of stairs.
276. Whenever Prince Charles visits the United States, his Secret Service code name is "Unicorn."
277. Pablo Picasso's first word was 'pencil'.
278. Your brain is 80% water.
279. Godzilla was only seen for about 8 minutes in the 2014 film, "Godzilla."
280. "Seinfeld" has made $2.7 billion since it went off the air in 1998.
281. The 1st ingredient in Nutella is sugar, and is 50% sugar.
282. 42% of couples believe they have a better chance of seeing Bigfoot than climaxing at the same time.
283. Edward Elgar was the bandmaster in a lunatic asylum.
284. A few of the major battle scenes in Braveheart had to be re-filmed because several of the extras had on sunglasses and w...
285. The first season of True Detective was based on the true story of a satanic, child-molesting church in Louisiana 10 years ago.
286. Richard Feynman was divorced for doing too much calculus
287. Walruses can whistle.
288. Bicycle cards sent decks containing nothing but the Ace of Spades to troops during the Vietnam War to be used in psychological warfare.
289. Humans are the only primates with permanent breasts.
290. Spider silk conducts heat better than most metals.
291. "I asked my parents if I could cover the clown statue in their room as it was freaking me out. They told me they do not own a clown statue."
292. You can cut up a starfish into pieces and each piece will grow into a completely new starfish.
293. Very deep cleavage was a fashion trend in the 14th century. Some dresses were cut so low to allow the nipples to be exposed.
294. Samsung dumped a bucket of ice water over a waterproof Galaxy S5 to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge.
295. Mark Zuckerberg purchased all four homes surrounding his house in order to ensure his privacy, for a total of $30 million.
296. Hot dogs kill more people each year than sharks do.
297. All blue eyed people can be traced back to one person who lived near the Black Sea 10,000 years ago.
298. Rugby is known for the use of oval-shaped balls. However, this hasn't always been the case. Initially, the balls were plum-shaped due to the shape of pigs' bladders that they were made from.
299. Until 1916, cocaine and heroin could be bought over the counter at Harrods.
300. Around 52 million eggs are used in the UK on Pancake Day, which is 22 million more than usual.
301. Guglielmo Marconi was only 20 years old when he had his great idea for sending signals with electrical waves.
302. Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
303. In Zimbabwe the level of inflation got so high that the government had to issue a $100,000,000,000,000 note.
304. There is a species of cactus known as the 'Dildo Cactus.'
305. Grapes are poisonous to dogs.
306. A Samoan-American man is up to 56 times more likely to play in the NFL than a non-Samoan American man.
307. Sir Alex Ferguson collects mementoes of the assassination of JFK.
308. It takes 220-380 licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop.
309. In spanish, "Colgate" sounds almost exactly like the word that means, "Go hang yourself."
310. Ben Franklin needed help to sign the Constitution due to his poor health. As he did so, tears streamed down his face.
311. Demi Lovato went to Applebees for her Sweet 16.
312. Abercrombie was the first company to produce thongs for children.
313. Trolling dates all the way back to 397 B.C. - People began following Plato around and would make fart noises after everything he said.
314. Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely.
315. A bank robber known as Pretty Boy Floyd was a public hero for destroying the mortgages of many Oklahoma citizens.
316. A shipping container filled with rubber duckies was lost at sea in 1992, and 28,000 of the toys were missing.
317. Ralph Lauren's original name is Ralph Lifshitz.
318. 27 animals died during the filming of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
319. The Wall Street Journal is the only news organization trusted by majorities of both strong liberals and conservatives.
320. A parrot can use its beak to aid it while climbing.
321. "The Avengers 2" will be out now in theaters April 22.
322. 78% of Bulgarians never do any exercise.
323. The disk brake pads on the Tesla S do not need to be replaced, ever.
324. Toddlers who tell lies early on are more likely to do well later in life.
325. Teddy bears kill more children than real bears do.
326. Both Eric Clapton and Jack Nicholson grew up believing their grandmothers were their mothers, and their mothers were their sisters.
327. When my girlfriend said she was leaving because of my obsession with The Monkees, I thought she was joking... And then I saw her face.
328. The "Testicle Festival" in Fargo, North Dakota was the site of a 2001 riot, leading to seven arrests.
329. One of the the bizarre effects of hypothermia is 'Paradoxical Undressing' where the victim removes their clothes, speeding up heat loss.
330. Muhammad Ali once talked a man out of committing suicide right before he was about to jump.
331. Clams can live for more than 400 years.
332. The name Osaka translates to "large hill" or "large slope".
333. There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a road across the US from coast to coast.
334. "The wisest men follow their own direction." - Euripides
335. It is believed that Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime.
336. The expression ‘the big C’ as a euphemism for cancer was coined by John Wayne.
337. Sunflower seeds are actually fruits.
338. Windows 95 was the second most installed piece of software on computers in 1995; videogame DOOM was first.
339. Russell Wilson was 11 years old when Tom Brady completed his first NFL pass.
340. It takes an average of 364 licks to get to the tootsie roll center of a Tootsie Pop
341. Sonic the Hedgehog would have to consume 686 chili dogs to run through a full game stage at supersonic speed.
342. In Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, it is illegal to eat ice cream on Bank Street on a Sunday.
343. There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.
344. Orangutan males will stay with the female for several days to ensure a successful mating but soon return to their solitary life.
345. In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.
346. Bono wears sunglasses because he has glaucoma.
347. Sandra Bullock is allergic to horses!
348. Paul Boyd, the creator of "Ed, Edd, and Eddy," was shot in the head by a Vancouver police officer.
349. The words volt and voltage were named after physicist Alessandro Volta who invented the first battery
350. The Powerpuff Girls were originally called the WhoopAss Girls.
351. A popular way to cure impotence in the 14th century was to wear your trousers on your head for 24 hours.
352. Disney character Goofy had a wife, but she died.
353. Karma has no menu. You get served what you deserve.
354. Matt LeBlanc was down to his last $11 when he got the part of Joey in Friends.
355. In 1384, a 10-year-old Hungarian girl called Hedwig was crowned King of Poland.
356. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool! He changed it every 2 innings.
357. Winnie-The-Pooh characters all represent some type of mental disorder. (Eeyore - Depression, Pooh - Addiction, Tigger - ADHD, Owl - OCD)
358. ‘Gangnam Style’ has been watched for four times more hours than it took to build the Great Pyramid.
359. 1 in 5 people in Wales haven’t been kissed for a year.
360. As well as humans, the Aztecs sacrificed wolves, turtles, snakes, hummingbirds, woodpeckers and shellfish.
361. In Denmark, it's not against the law to escape from prison.
362. George Foreman named all five of his sons George Foreman.
363. Velociraptors were the size of large chickens.
364. It is illegal in Vancouver to build a new house with doorknobs.
365. It has been estimated that the synthetic marijuana business generates nearly $5 billion a year.
366. A metal band exists with a parrot named Hatebeak as its front vocalist.
367. The director of "Jeepers Creepers" is a convicted child molester who was also hired by Disney to direct the film "Powder."
368. Harold Wilson was so poor when he was at university that his mother sent him meat in the post.
369. To perfect Hercule Poirot’s walk, actor David Suchet clasped a coin between his buttocks.
370. $217 USD is what the government of Zimbabwe had in the bank in Jan, 2013.
371. You can shrink a pimple within minutes by putting a bit of Listerine on it. The alcohol dries it up and causes it to fade.
372. Are you from Holland? Because amsterdayyyuuumm.
373. Only 1 in 1,000 leatherback turtles survive to adulthood.
374. According to a study on Academy Award speeches, Steven Spielberg has been thanked more than God.
375. The pistol shrimp is one of the loudest animals on the planet
376. The real Christopher Robin, actually owned the stuffed animals that inspired the Winnie the Pooh characters.
377. 65% of Pakistani soldiers have dandruff.
378. Link from "The Legend of Zelda" is so named because he is the "link" between the player and the game.
379. Dry cleaning was invented when someone knocked over a kerosene lamp and noticed it removed stains from their clothes.
380. Nicki Minaj wants to make $500 million, then settle down and have children.
381. Davy Crockett was a US congressman.
382. The TSA is offering a $15,000 reward to anyone who suggests a new way to speed up airport wait times.
383. Prunes were served as aphrodisiacs in Elizabethan brothels.
384. In Thailand, police officers who are caught breaking minor laws are forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands for a few days.
385. The 9/11 attacks also destroyed $100 million in art including work from Pablo Picasso.
386. The Chihuahua is the longest-lived breed of dog
387. 'Hamburger University' is the employee training campus for McDonalds.
388. Alfred Hitchcock filmed a Holocaust Documentary in 1945 and will be broadcasted this year after being hidden for 70 years.
389. Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.
390. The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 was the loudest sound in recorded history. It was heard 3,000 miles away in Mauritius.
391. Bangkok police arrested a 48 yr old man who broke into homes and stole panties since the last 30 yrs. 11,000 panties were found in his home.
392. George Lucas claims that he introduced Jar Jar Binks solely for the entertainment of children 12 and under.
393. Dueling is legal in Paraguay if both parties are registered blood donors
394. Pinky and the Brain originated as a series of segments on the cartoon, Animaniacs, before being spun off to its own show.
395. Kim Kardashian has had x-rays taken of her butt to prove its authenticity.
396. Sandra Bullock is the highest-paid actress of 2014, making $51 million in earnings.
397. The average Belarusian drinks 17.5 litres of alcohol a year.
398. The senator of Nebraska tried to sue God.
399. Belarus has the same infant-mortality rate as Birmingham.
400. The Mayans would give the beating hearts of children and adults as sacrifice to their gods.
401. David Letterman has been extorted, had a ransom plot attempted on his son, and was called on to be assassinated by militants.
402. The Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, one of the suspects was Picasso.
403. Amazon's profits for its entire existence are still less than what ExxonMobil takes home every 2.5 weeks. $AMZN $XOM
404. Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
405. Leo Fender couldn’t play the guitar.
406. The B-movie The Blob is based on a real-life police report from 1950.
407. Bradley Cooper does not use deodorant or cologne.
408. At top speed, the Bugatti Veyron will empty its 26 gallon tank in 12 minutes.
409. In 2013, a mobile-phone app allowing Azerbaijanis to track the presidential election reported the president’s massive victory 24 hours before the polls opened.
410. Gingers dont feel pain to the same degree that everyone else does.
411. Forgiveness is the trait that is most strongly linked to happiness.
412. ‘Yahoo’ is an acronym for ‘Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle’.
413. "Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
414. Santa Claus would have to eat 8.03 billion cookies to replace the 626 billion calories he would burn delivering presents to the world.
415. When the Mona Lisa was stolen from Louvre in 1911, one of the suspects was Picasso.
416. Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown were voted the worst celebrity role models for kids by parents in a recent survey.
417. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are cousins.
418. Among beer drinkers 27 and younger, only 44% have tried Budweiser beer.
419. Henry VIII’s lavatory at Hampton Court was known as ‘The Great House of Easement’.
420. A ‘rough and tumble’ was originally a boxing bout without any rules.
421. Predicting the death of Henry VIII was punishable by death.
422. The second episode of the The Muppets was called ‘Sex and Violence’.
423. Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin adopted the ‘R. R.’ as a homage to Tolkien.
424. "Munchkin cats" are cats with a genetic abnormality causing them to have unusually short legs.
425. "Fecal Matter" and "Pen Cap Chew" were a couple of names Kurt Cobain went through before deciding on Nirvana.
426. 75% of Honda vehicles purchased in the U.S. are manufactured in North America.
427. You can buy bags of Lucky Charms marshmallows without the cereal.
428. In the 17th century, the salary of the Governor of Barbados was paid in sugar.
429. "Hamburger University" is the employee training campus for McDonalds.
430. The Daleks were based on the Nazis.
431. Family Guy started as a Cartoon Network short in 1997.
432. Metallica are the first band to play on all seven continents.
433. If the rest of the planet’s fresh water disappeared, there would be enough left in Lake Baikal to supply humanity for 50 years.
434. James Watson, one of the scientists who discovered the helical structure of DNA, believes stupidity is a disease that can be cured.
435. Tesla named the industrial robots that construct the Model S after X-men characters: Wolverine, Xavier, Beast, Iceman, and Cyclops.
436. There wasn't a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses!
437. Garlic helps slow down the aging process.
438. Amphibians are the only land animals that live part of their lives like fish
439. The jockey Frankie Dettori is four inches shorter than rugby player Tom Youngs, but only half his weight.
440. On Kickstarter, the most-backed project of all time is a card game called "Exploding Kittens."
441. Alcohol Definition: Your best friend, and kid friendly. Sentence: Drink alcohol, become a superhero.
442. The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly mention any right to privacy.
443. The Pantone colour chart has 104 shades of grey.
444. After the film "Top Gun" came out, sales of Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses increased by 40%.
445. The word for ‘carp’ in Montenegro is krap.
446. Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the worldâ€” it has been destroyed twice, besieged 23 times, and attacked 52 times.
447. Beetles don’t have taste buds.
448. The oldest patented company logo is the red triangle of Bass beers.
449. To eat large prey Komodo dragons will ram the carcass against a tree (sometimes even knocking it down) to force it down its throat!
450. It is illegal to wear a bikini in Barcelona, except on the beach.
451. Jamie Foxx came up with his stage name to avoid biases after he found out that female comedians often performed first.
452. We now live in the same year that Marty and Doc Brown traveled to in "Back to the Future 2."
453. In 2013, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving began on the same day. The next time this will happen will be in 79811 ad.
454. In the Middle Ages, the word ‘comical’ meant ‘epileptic’.
455. Prince William, Marlon Brando and Pierce Brosnan are uncircumcised.
456. Twister was originally called ‘Pretzel’.
457. A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average.
458. Robert Louis Stevenson dreamt the plot of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
459. Grapples are apples that taste like grapes.
460. Carl Jung coined the terms introvert and extravert.
461. Vaccinations don’t work on octopuses.
462. Joan Rivers was once offered a daytime talk show but she turned it down and it went to Oprah instead.
463. There was a "Smart Spice" that was supposed to be in the Spice Girls, but her mom fell ill and she had to opt out.
464. In 2014, a pair of underpants donated by the mayor of Brussels was stolen from the Brussels Underpants Museum.
465. The Taj Mahal took 20 years and 20 thousand men to finish.
466. When James Watson was a kid, he appeared as a contestant on the radio show Quiz Kids.
467. Despite having throat surgery in 2011, Adele said that "Smoking is my favorite thing to do in the world."
468. The modern handshake may date back to the 5th century BC, where swordsmen would shake hands to show the hand held no weapon.
469. Hugh Jackman walked around Comic Con wearing his full Wolverine costume, and nobody noticed.
470. In J. M. Barrie’s novel, Peter Pan ruthlessly ‘thinned out’ the Lost Boys when they got too old.
471. Archimedes coined the famous word "eureka", which is almost unanimously used to express great joy upon any new discovery.
472. A rat can fall from a five story building without injury.
473. Submarine crews do not use a typical 24 hour day, one day lasts 18 hours.
474. Gale Sayers was inducted into the Hall of Fame when he was 34, that's four years younger than Peyton Manning is now.
475. The phrase 'I don't give a f*ck' originated in 1790s.
476. The 'real' Christopher Robin, of whom the 'Winnie the Pooh' stories were inspired by, actually hated the books.
477. Sigmund Freud recommended cocaine as treatment for alcoholism, morphine addiction, and depression.
478. Zach Galifianakis writes three jokes a day.
479. Leopards drag their prey up a tree to eat it
480. In 2011, a man from Minnesota was arrested for converting a vibrator into explosive device and giving it to his ex-girlfriend as Xmas gift.
481. Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting!
482. The Shining, Blues Brothers, The Empire Strikes Back, Friday the 13th, Caddyshack and Airplane! were all released in the same summer, 1980.
483. Emma Watson earned $15 million from each of the last two "Harry Potter" films alone.
484. Puffins mate for life.
485. There is a variety of carrot beginning with every letter of the alphabet except X.
486. If you fill a Whoopee cushion with gravy it adds a whole new twist to a rather boring practical joke.
487. Hugh Jackman was once fired from 7-Eleven because he talked to customers too much.
488. More Frisbees have been sold than footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined
489. When the iPhone was in development it was code-named "Project Purple."
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178 Sleep Facts
The average person in Coventry sleeps for 6 hours and 5 minutes a night.
Traffic lights were introduced 18 years before the car was invented.
44 Gold Facts
In 2011, Australia minted a giant ‘A$1 million’ gold coin. It weighed over a ton and used gold worth A$52 million.
Jerry Springer was born in Highgate Tube station.
Forest fires can be sparked by sunlight magnified by water on dried-out leaves.